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A highlight from An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays Sports Czar
"Coming up, an NBA Power Poll, Malcolm Gladwell. This podcast is an A plus. Next. This episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast is presented by Airbnb. Maybe you're traveling to see friends and family for the holidays. When you're away, your home could be an Airbnb. Whether you could use a little extra money to cover some bills or for something a little more fun, your home or spare room might be worth more than you think. Find out how much at Airbnb .com slash host. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time and participate in McDonald's. So make sure to try them while you can. Tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network. If you missed it, we started, wait, that movie made how much money? Month last night on the rewatchables. We did Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, me, Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Van looked at Chris at one point and he said, everything I do, I do it all for you. Oh no, that was Bryan Adams, but we had a great time. Coming up on this podcast, I'm gonna do an NBA Power Poll at the top because there's no games as I'm taping this on Tuesday. So let's, where are we after two weeks? I tried to fly through this. I limited myself to 22 minutes. I think I went two minutes over, but I flew through it, tried to get off as many comments as I possibly could. And then our old friend Malcolm Gladwell is gonna come on and do some sports hour stuff. There's some things that he's noticed about direction sports are going in that he doesn't like, and we're gonna try to fix it. So that's the podcast, first, our friends from Pearl Jam. Here we go. All right, I'm gonna throw an NBA Power Poll at you. I'm not sure I'm gonna do this every Tuesday, but I definitely wanna do this some Tuesdays. I'm gonna go through all 30 teams as fast as possible. And I'm gonna throw things out that I feel like are important when necessary. Pot shots, important comments, things I've noticed, some fake trades, you've known me for a while. It's gonna be all the typical stuff. Going backwards from 30 to one, I'll give you the groups as we go. The first group is called the Dregs. That's Washington number 30. They are 30th in defense. And the only reason they're 30th in defense is because we only have 30 teams. I actually think there's some way they could have been 36th in defense. They're the only team in the entire league that I do not wanna watch on league pass for any reason at all. They're one and five, 15 .6 point differential against them. Shoot this team into the sun. I cannot believe House thought this team was gonna go over 24 wins. They might not go over 14 wins. They're awful. I never want them on my TV. Next group, probably the lottery. I say probably, but I'm gonna zip through these teams and then go back to somebody. 29 Utah, 28 Portland, 27 Detroit, 26 San Antonio, 25 Charlotte, who is way more fun than I expected they would be to watch, and 24 Chicago. It just feels like the lottery's in the future for all these teams. I wanna talk about San Antonio really quick. Three and four, kind of a sneaky, tough schedule. They played Phoenix twice, the Clippers, Dallas, that goofy Indiana team, Houston, and Toronto. They're minus 8 .6 point differential because they've gotten blown out a couple of times, and they're 29th on defense, which I was surprised by per 100 possessions. The thing that I wanted to point out here, because this one Benyama thing is super important. This is the best teenager that's come into the league, at least since LeBron. We can debate. LeBron, I think in year two, for two months at least, was a teenager when he was putting up 27, seven, and seven. When he started his 27, seven, seven cycle. Wembe might be the best teenager I've ever seen. They're starting Jeremy Sohan at point guard, and Pop's been transparent about this. No, no, we know we're gonna take some lumps. We're trying to figure this out. I went to the game when they played the Clippers, I talked about it in a previous pod, and it was just an absolute debacle, watching poor Sohan try to run the offense, bring the ball up. Now we're seeing teams starting to pressure them because he's not a point guard. He's a small forward. There's crazy stats now. Trey Jones, just by being on this team and not being Jeremy Sohan, is now one of the best advanced metrics point guards of all time. Right now, his per 100 on -off is plus 28 .3 because Sohan is minus 22 .7. That's how disparate the two things are. Which brings me to my point, this is too important. You have the best teenager maybe ever. You have one of the best league pass players already in the entire league in Wimby. I have no idea how long he's gonna stay healthy, knock on wood, hear me knock really loud. I just got my dog going. No, that was me, dumb ass. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is on Indiana, and they have Halliburton, who's averaging a 24 -12. He's awesome. They have Nembhard, who's great as a backup. McConnell's like, he's 13 minutes a game. He's clearly a trade piece for them. Just go get him. I'm not saying San Antonio has to make the playoffs, but they need to be entertaining, and Wimby needs to play with point guards. He clearly needs just to play off people, high screens, all that stuff. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is my choice. They have all their own firsts. They're not gonna trade those obviously, but they have some goofy picks. They have Charlotte's top 14 protected first. They have a pretty good Chicago first that I wouldn't give up. They have a first swap with Boston. There's ways to do this. I would just put that Charlotte pick next year on the table and just grab them because you guys hit the lottery. Literally, with Wimby -Dyama, literally hit the lottery. You hit the lottery and you hit the lottery. Get to do two point guards. We're not asking for much here. I wanna watch this guy. I wanna enjoy him play basketball. All right, next section is panic time. Number 23, Memphis. They're one and six. They finally got out to Schneider. And number 22, Sacramento, who lost twice to Houston in three days by 18 and 25. No Darren Fox for either game. Panic time in this respect. I know we're six games in the season, seven games in the season, but the West is one of those things where you're gonna look up and the car is left. The car has left the driveway and your family is gone. You're gonna be basically Kevin and home alone if you don't get your shit together. And I don't even wanna be two games under 500 in the West. That's how deep and good the West is. So when you're one and six, like all of a sudden two and 12, two and 13, Sacramento could all of a sudden be three and nine. I would just be nervous constantly. This is not like last year when the Lakers started out two and 10 and ended up making the playoffs. Nobody is doing that this year. The cutoff line is gonna be 46 wins. Memphis looks, they just can't score. And I think it's gonna be really, we talked about this verno last week. It's gonna be really hard for them to crawl back and be at least like 11 and 14, something like that by the time Ja comes back. The Sacramento thing, we predicted this when we did the over -under preview, like the conference is way better and they stayed basically the same. And now Fox is hurt. So it can take Fox going out for 10 games and all of a sudden you're not even in the playing game. I would just be nervous, so it's both of those teams. Again, it's early. Next group, friskier than we hoped. We have number 21, Brooklyn. Ben Simmons averaging almost 11 rebounds and seven assists a game. And yet you can't play him at crunch time, bizarre. Number 20, Orlando. Number 19, Houston. Number 18, Indiana. And number 17, Toronto. Just quickly on Houston, a delightful league pass team. I had no idea. It's like being at a buffet dinner and somebody brings like some, have you ever had a fried oyster? It's like, great, I'll try that. And then it's delicious. They play hard. I like watching them. And I did not expect a Shungun to be a potential all -star, but that's where we are. They're three and three. Again, they beat Sacramento twice, we'll see. But Orlando at number 20. Every time I do this, I'm gonna have a BS all -star of the week. I used to do this when I wrote my column back in the day. I used to call them the Bill Simmons all -stars, just people that I just liked for whatever reason. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't really know fully what he is. He tries harder than everybody on every other team. He really gives a shit. He feels additive in all these different ways. And yet at the same time, he'll absolutely like airball a three in one of the biggest moments of the game. But that guy cares. I watched a game where he got this hustle rebound. Can't remember who they, they lost at the buzzer. Get this hustle rebound and dribble back out and took a three and missed it and put his jersey over his head for like the next minute and a half. I actually think he might've been crying. He was so upset they lost. He is the most competitive random guy in the league. I love Jalen Suggs. Oh, as Saruti said, it's the Laker game. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't know what he is. He might just end up being like a seventh man on a championship team at some point. He's gonna have a moment on a good team. I don't know if Orlando's gonna be the team, but it's gonna happen for that dude. I also really like Anthony Black more than I thought, but we'll see. It's early for this team. Palo hasn't gotten going. Somehow they're four and three. We'll see when the schedule gets harder. Toronto at number 17, just the Lakers miss Schroeder. And I like what Schroeder's doing in Toronto. They're three and four, but they easily could be five and two. I've been watching them because I have their over under, I bet on. And I like where Toronto's at. I think they're better than they were last year. I think they're at least a playing team. Number 18, Indiana though. So their second in offensive rating and 25th in defense. In the 25th, I was actually surprised it wasn't worse. They can't guard anybody. They're shooting 43s a game. Their top six guys are all over 40 % three point shooting. They're kind of like the 80s Nuggets, but with threes. And they just play with a certain pace. And some days it's going to be bad. Like the Celtics put 155 points on them and it probably could have been 160 if they'd made some shots. Hal Burton's special. He's a 24 -12 this year. But the crazy thing about their offense is that Matherin's been terrible. And Matherin was a guy that they were like, this is going to be our guy. He's making a leap. We're going to trade Buddy Heald. We got to give the card keys to Matherin in that spot. And he's been bad. And their offense has still been pretty good. This is a team that anytime you see them, I don't know if you bet basketball, but if they're like plus 11, plus 12, it's like they could beat anybody any night. I'm just telling you. I'm not saying they're going to win a round in the playoffs, but just night to night, that's a team that they could just go 22 for 45 from three, make some shots. And Hal Burton, they actually should be five and two. Hal Burton blew the last possession against Charlotte the other night. But I've enjoyed watching them. I've watched an insane amount of basketball, by the way. All right, next group, the wildcards. I don't have a lot to say about these teams, but we'll go in order. Number 16, New Orleans, just seem jinxed. I'll come back to them in a second. Number 15, Cleveland. I want to see them with Garland and just, I want to watch them for a couple of weeks. I like the Struce edition, but we'll see. The Knicks, they're three and four. Nice win against the Clippers. The Randall thing continues to be nuts. Now he's taking out guys in the other team. Clippers 13, just traded for Harden. We talked about the Knicks and Clippers last week. Look, the Clippers, they played one game and they got killed by the Knicks. They're worse. I told you that last week. Still feel that way. Guess what they can't do now? Any transition stuff. The Knicks, 26 to six in fast break points last night. Rebounding. They got out, rebounded by 17 by the Knicks. Harden just brings so many things that you don't want in a starting five, but then he brings the great passing and the scoring and he can have the ball all the time. They don't need anyone to have the ball all the time because they have all these other guys who need the ball. I just don't like the trade. I continue to not like it and I don't understand it. I actually liked the team they had before they made the trade. So congrats again, Clippers. Number 12, Miami. 28th offensively. Kind of feels worse when you watch them. They haven't had their full team for a couple weeks. I'm not gonna judge them at all until December. I'm not gonna judge Dallas either. Dallas I have at number 11. They're six and one, fourth in offense. They've had a really easy schedule. So that's why, let's see what happens. Their one loss is to Denver. Let's see what happens when they play some tough teams all in a row and have one of those four games in six nights or three on the road. One of those situations. But they are in better shape than they were last year. And you look at the Grant Williams piece, which I'm not spiteful when I watch my old players. I'm rooting for Grant Williams. It's like seeing somebody you dated that you still have a good relationship with. It was nice to see him do well for them. Derek Lively seems like they have something. We talked about him last week, but he's at least like a rim runner in that kind of Nick Claxton world, but maybe a little more violent alley -oop or a little young Clint Cappelli. The Kyrie thing is the piece that I'm really interested in this. He finally had a good game last night, but for this season, 24 % shooting, 3 .8 free throws a game, which are always the two numbers to look at with Kyrie. What's he shooting threes? Is he getting in the line? And so far it's been neither, but he seems happy. When you watch them, they've been a surprisingly pleasant watch, and he seems like in a good spot. So I don't want to jinx it because as annoying as he's been over the years, and you know my stance on Kyrie, I just don't trust him. And I just feel like a seven -year track record of imploding kind of has to start to mean something after a while, but it is fun to watch him play basketball. And it does feel like he's got a specific spot on this team. They don't have to rely on him too much. It's very similar to where he was in 15 and 16 and 17 with the Cavs where he could kind of float in and out like a cat with LeBron. It's like, I'm feeling it. Oh, all right, let's give Kyrie the ball. The shooting going down though, it's a small sample size, but they also haven't been playing tough teams yet. And I'm just monitoring that because with guards, it can kind of sometimes go sideways pretty fast, and you don't realize it happened until after it happened. Just quickly going backwards to number 16, New Orleans, because they lost Ingram, they lost McCollum already. And they have this Hawkins who they drafted that everybody liked coming out of the draft, but the fact that he can play right away has actually kind of saved them a little bit. I just, I still feel like we need to do some sort of ceremony or something with them. Like we need the people from the Conjuring to just do something with New Orleans basketball. It just shouldn't be this bad every year. Your team shouldn't have two, three major injuries every year. You should have good luck at some point. And this goes back to the seventies. Remember, when they moved, when they became the New Orleans Jazz, their first major, major giant trade was for Gail Goodrich with the Lakers. They had to give up two first rounders, and he immediately blew out his Achilles. He played, I'm gonna say, less than a season. And one of the picks turned out to be Magic Johnson. So that's where we started with New Orleans, and it's been awful ever since. Nothing good has happened in this team other than they've won a couple of lotteries, but even the lotteries they won, the Davis, Anthony when they were in Charlotte before they got to New Orleans, they bring him to New Orleans and he wants to leave. And then they win the Zion thing, which seemed like the luckiest thing that ever happened to them. And meanwhile, we're still waiting for him to play two straight months. So Conjuring people, something. We need something to happen with that team. All right, the top 10. We're at a good pace right now. Where are we at? Yeah, feeling good. This is working. Young and hungry is the next thing. We got Oklahoma City at number 10 and Atlanta at number nine. If you remember, Atlanta was one of the, these are the two teams I was going nuts for before the season for their over -unders. I love the Atlanta over -under. I love the New Orleans over. And I like what I've seen from both. OK sees four and three, Atlanta's four and three. Atlanta's sixth in offense. And that's notable because Trae Young has sucked again shooting west. He's 28 % from three. Last year's 33 % from three. This might not be happening the next Steph Curry thing. Like what age does he have to hit where we have to go? All right, he's not the next Steph Curry. Because I think I hit that age last year at age, when I was age 53. I think I hit that for Trae. They killed Minnesota, which is notable. We'll talk about Minnesota in a second. But they really, I watched that game and they really, really, really handled them. I like this Atlanta team. And I think there's a path for them to be a three or a four seed if Trae can get going. And then OKC, trade for a big already. You're a guy short, like stop. You guys have a chance to be like a 50 win team. What are you doing? I want to see what's going on with Josh Getty in about two weeks. Whether it looks different than it has for the first couple of weeks here. I don't like, he's not going in the free throw line at all. 1 .3 a game. 26 % three point shooting, which we knew. He can't shoot threes. But there's also like the Chet piece of it. Seems like it's throwing them off. And I've watched games where they've taken them out at crunch time.
Fresh "Two Teams" from The Dan Bongino Show
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A highlight from Solana Firedancer Launches! | MASSIVE Breakpoint Updates + RECAP
"Big today. announcements You guys are not going to want to miss this one. There's a lot of alpha here that you need to take into consideration if you're looking at Solana, but more importantly, if you're looking at crypto. Let's dive in deep. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. I want to kick off the show today with some clips out of Breakpoint that will give you guys kind of a framework. I want to just jump over to this first clip. Let's start here. Solana should have no single point of failure anywhere, and that includes at the protocol layer, that includes at the sort of human element. There shouldn't be any one team that the entire network is dependent on to push updates or to understand the protocol. In 2022, there was a single client. This was the validator software released by Solana Labs. Today, 38 % of mainnet runs JITO. This is an alternate client. They've made some changes to the original one. So it's really great to see not just the adoption, but also a second team that has pushed stuff to mainnet. Ideally, what we'd like to get, four separate validators written by four separate teams in four separate programming languages with optimal kind of even distribution of stake across mainnet. One team that is really helping us drive this forward is Fire Dancer. Early tests, early demonstrations have shown somewhere between 10x and 100x, sometimes more, improvement in some elements of the Solana stack. And I am really excited to announce that right now, first version of Fire Dancer is live on Testnet. All right, so big news there. Fire Dancer is live and this is huge because if you haven't covered or followed what's happening within the Solana ecosystem, I invite you to go back and watch our video on Fire Dancer where we break it all down. But if you go over to just the Fire Dancer Solana validator, this is where you can learn a little bit more about it. Over on GitHub, if you want to dive in a little deeper. Let's go over to another clip because this is where we get into kind of the litany of what this means for Solana overall. And the key thing here, I think, in general is all about speed and totally kind of sets it up here. Let's listen in. You will see like the difference between 98 % of the blocks arriving to 99 .5. And for somebody that, for you guys, you may not see that as a huge difference, but for the engineers working on this, it is a massive improvement. It's like 70 % better. That means that like maybe now could be the time where you can tighten that a bit. Maybe we can start setting block times to 300 milliseconds. Not promising that, and I'm sure Bizat is listening to this. He's like shaking his head. But when things start running very, very smoothly, you can push things to the next level. All right. So what he's talking about there is really kind of the improvements that are coming. And I would agree. I think the framework of what they're trying to build is all about transaction speed, and that's going to be, as you've probably heard me say before, the number one asset of Solana is going to be transaction speed and the ability to scale, because the need is going to be there as we start to look at not only movement in the NFT market, but around payments. Payment is going to be a big factor here. I want to go to the next clip here, which gets into the actual speed test with Fire Dancer deployed. Take a look. How fast is it? Incoming transactions getting processed. Early demos from the Fire Dancer team have showed the ability to process over one million transactions per second, per tile, per CPU core. Some people run 16 core machines. Some people run 32 core machines. This continues to scale to millions and millions of transactions that this is handling. No problem. Same story on the network outbound. These things will always get faster. They will always get cheaper, which means Solana's performance will always increase if we're only bound by the capacity of the hardware. This is not going to require a new scaling solution in two years or five years when Solana is running at hundreds of thousands of user TPS. It's just going to keep on going. When you think about what technology advancements we've made in compute power over the past two, three decades, I would put this one up there at one of the top 10 for sure. What they've been able to do is pretty amazing. Good stuff. Now the question is going to be, of course, timeline. ETA, because I think right now it's a very critical point. So let's listen in what they had to say. We've got Frankendancer on Testnet. Ultimate goal is to get a full FireDancer on Mainnet. The team is working on two efforts in parallel right now. Frankendancer, this FireDancer networking with the Rust runtime, this is a viable candidate for Mainnet. We can absolutely see Mainnet validators running this. Not yet. Not production ready. Don't yell low. Estimated timeline for readiness is the first half of next year to see Frankendancer on Mainnet. Super exciting. In parallel, the team is working on rebuilding the runtime. They're reworking the code that implements the consensus algorithm, hoping to bring this to Testnet later next year. I think the real question will be, how far will they go in this next year? Because they've leaped forward dramatically between Breakpoint last year when it was over in Lesmon. And I think now, this is good news, and we're probably going to see more and more releases throughout the week. Remember, I think two or three more days for Breakpoint. So a lot happening around Solana. It's obviously why you saw Solana take a little bit of a clip up the chart in the release of what they're doing right now on the Testnet. Let's take a look at this next clip. It goes into Solana's decentralization powerhouse and what it might mean for the project. Listen in. That makes Solana and Ethereum the only two major blockchains to have more than one live validator client. Woo is right. Yeah. And this is a pretty cool graph. So Jito went live just over a year ago in August 2022. And since then, stake has climbed up steadily until it's reached about 36%, 38 % today. This is massive, right? We have tons of distribution already on the Solana network and more to come. There are over 2000 block producing validators live on Mainnet today. The Nakamoto coefficient is the minimum number of nodes that would need to collude in order to halt the network. And on Solana, this is at 23. It's one of the highest amongst all proof of stake chains. No country has close to 33 % of stake running through it. On Solana, you see a lot of distribution when it comes to data center. There's some major networks out there that have more than 50 % of data center distribution on AWS. This is not a problem on Solana. No data center has anywhere close to 33 % of stake. What they just showed there is the validation that decentralization is real. It's not this kind of the pent up thing that you hear a lot about some blockchains. Solana is really one of those that's walking the walk. And I think that's going to be a big factor. Now, some of the other things that also you have to look into is the growth around ESG, carbon footprint, etc. They have an answer for that. Listen in. A couple of years ago, the Solana Foundation, we wanted to measure the carbon footprint of the Solana network. Solana became the first layer one smart contract blockchain to have its carbon footprint measured in real time. Yeah, there we go. This is awesome. So a single transaction on Solana is about the energy equivalent of 700 joules. That's less than the energy that it takes to do a single Google search. Real time carbon measurement is not the only climate positive thing happening on Solana. There's an incredible network of over 20 regenerative finance or refi teams that are building on the network. You have companies like WiHi, which are applying the lessons of deep into weather tracking. There's even someone in the group who is using helium hotspots to track lions in the Maasai Mara. Like it is really, really cool stuff. Even though I don't believe that we're seeing extension of this narrative, there's data out there that shows a little bit differently. And I want to showcase a couple of things here on Solana Climate. If you go over to SolanaClimate .com, you can see these charts. But I want to showcase the one right here on energy usage comparison of the Solana. She was referencing the one Google search 1 .67 transactions, essentially to equivalent of that 55 transactions for an hour of LED light bulb. And then further on down, 19 ,444 transactions for just a central air conditioning per hour. This is one central air conditioning. Imagine the billions that are being used out there right now. Then if you look further into it, it shows you the number of transactions that you can compete or complete around one Bitcoin transaction, which I thought was interesting. Let me kind of zoom in on that for you guys. 7 .7 million transactions for one Bitcoin transaction. These are the kind of things, when we look at real scalability, especially around payments, that are going to be the ultimate around what technology and blockchain is going to be used for the future of our finance system. Now, a couple of things I want to hit on ESG. This kind of defies the critics around private market fund size. These are all surging. So Solana will most likely get in the ESG basket when it comes to investors moving in. So from 2020 to 2022, there was a three -fold increase in annual capital raised for ESG funds, so growing from around 29 billion to 92 billion. More to the point, there's also been an increase in average fund size. This has also risen from 400 million in 2017 to 600 million last year, even though that's not a lot. So if we continue to see this kind of growth, could we see $100 billion growths in ESG, especially around the next layer of things like AI, compute power, what we'll see in the use of EVs, along with solar and wind technologies are going to make it. All those kinds of new technologies, like what ARK Fund invests in, kind of this next generation of innovation, ESG could be a big part of that. Solana's going to also kind of join in the crowd there. I want to jump over to why compressed NFTs continue to be a focus area that people are not, I don't think, giving enough credit to. Listen in. So there are 96 million NFTs that have been minted with state compression on Solana network. This is the number of NFTs that have been allocated on the Solana network. 2 .5 billion NFTs can be minted today without increasing the number of trees. And you can see exactly where state compression launched. In April of this year is when state compression went absolutely bonkers. $140 for a million NFTs dramatically changes the kinds of constraints and assumptions you can make when you're building products. Whether it's ticketing systems down the road when we get into major corporations utilizing NFTs in a big way, travel industry, retail industry for loyalty, all things that we could consider on the collectibles market, much less the in -game assets, all those kind of things flow into that. Don't forget, check out, we just did a big video drop of the Kleenasaurus guys. Their team came over. We did an interview with them. There's a lot happening on that project as well. So check out that video just over on our YouTube channel as you're watching right now. If you're not subscribed to the channel, make sure and subscribe right now. It's one of the things you're going to do to get additional alpha. It's also a great way for you guys to get involved to the PBN group. And of course, I want to jump over to another clip here because we're going to get into a little bit more detail around their, I won't say partnership, but the use of Amazon's AWS. Listen in. I would like to share with you the way to run Solana nodes on AWS, which is available now. And with a couple of commands, you can spin up a Solana node. And I'm happy to share with you that the AWS Activate program is now available through Solana Ventures. So if you are a startup and you join the Solana Ventures, up to $25 ,000 available for you to spend on AWS services throughout two years. I want to jump also over to this post right here from Solana talking about its partnership with BigQuery. This, of course, is again another partnership with Google Cloud. So just more news and more advantages, I think, going into the Solana ecosystem. One of the other things that I want you guys to kind of take query to, this was a video that we did quite some time ago on avalanches of a cloud. And this was the partnership with, of course, Amazon and their one -click capability of spinning up a validator. So the opportunity here, I think, when you look at what Avalanche has done away from what Solana has done, the point is that there is already kind of a roadmap direction of these partnerships with Amazon that I think are going to become even more and more critical in the future. So if you guys didn't catch that video, if you're a big Avax lover or you like what we're doing, that's one of the tokens we still have in our portfolio. It's one of the ones we really like going forward. Take a look at that video because it'll teach you a little bit more about their one -click process that they've done with Ava Cloud. Alright, another thing that I want to get into, this was Franklin Templeton, the investment house, talking about tokenized assets at breakpoint. So listen in. At scale, on -chain infrastructure costs at greatest one -twentieth of what it costs to run the existing TradFi infrastructure. So the cost savings are immense and when you look at that through the lens of a trillion dollar asset manager with basically institutional clients from all around the world, it matters at the end of the day. It's a significant savings. Yielding assets are better, whether it's a money market fund today or we all see where yields are probably destined to go. The medium -term thought at Franklin Templeton is let's get more funds on -chain. It's a money market fund today. Maybe we transact with a money market fund. It could be any kind of fund. Now what he said there is very important. The 20x cost savings is dramatic. If you applied that to any business out there, especially in the capacity of what we'll see in tokenized securities going forward, meaning much more of them, you're going to need heavy lifting from a blockchain much like what Solana's been able to do. So if you just look at, again, at tokenized securities right here, total value, 704 million right there, almost 5 .2 % in yields going. But if you look at the treasury products, right there's Franklin Templeton, a market cap of 312 million right now. So again, you can kind of see Solana usage, Polygon, Ethereum, a lot of this moving into the market around securities, around tokenized securities. So again, this is just another opportunity for how blockchain will be used. And this is one of the points that I argue a lot, I think, with not only traditional investors, but people in traditional finance is that forget about the crypto side of it. Just think about what the technology is doing and the kind of projects that are out there making and or enabling what we will see around tokenized securities of the future. It's going to happen, guys. It's going to happen for sure. We'll go to another clip. This is talking about Visa. Remember, we did a full video on Visa and the partnership, the test that was going on with Solana, why they selected Solana. Listen into this clip. You know, a lot of people were super excited about hearing about this pilot. Very kind of fundamental level from the Visa perspective, we're going to be chain agnostic and we believe in a multi -chain world. What's the must -haves as you're looking at payment use cases? So examples are like performance. And I think earlier talks about performance definitely demonstrate that there's things like security. And there's also things just more like less like less tangible, but things like do you have a strong developer ecosystem that matters quite a lot to us? One thing that they said there that I think is interesting, this being the Visa representative talking about a multi -chain world, this I think opens up the opportunity for other major projects to be included in what we'll see in terms of a really kind of a renaissance in payments. Because remember that payments have been controlled by what they call merchant validators, we'll call them, so to speak. But it's basically the merchant operators that handle the transactions between the retailer and these big banks. They're making a cut of that. They're the middlemen. This, I think, is a major light -year move ahead in payments if this actually works in this pilot. So this is a big one. If it goes through and Solana wins it, I think the interesting thing she stated there, obviously multi -chain, but the point being Solana right now out in front. So a big one for sure. Now let's talk about payments because this came from Solana developers' Twitter account. And it was mainly showcasing the vending machines over there. But the reason, and we showed this yesterday I think in one of our Solana videos, was the tap. And this was from Venta. Venta, we kind of showed some of the variations. But the point is that the technology for being able to use this directly to blockchain, again, just starts to accelerate the opportunity, loyalty cards, loyalty bands, loyalty whatever, out there in the terms of the future when it comes to retailers for quick payment, which is a big, big deal for merchant activations. And also the percentage of merchants that are trying to gain new loyalty members, meaning people that can get back to come back to their restaurant more often. So this is another big opportunity I think going forward. Let's go over to Visa and WorldPay. And what is the future there? Listen in. How do the organizations look at the potential threat to your core businesses? So I don't know how many people have gotten the wristband, but this is a very cool implementation. I have USDC loaded in this. I tap on the vending machine. It's not touching card rails. It's actually an on -chain transaction. So you could view that from a Visa and WorldPay perspective as very disruptive. How do you sell that in internally to be like, we're going to experiment in these businesses that could cannibalize massive fee revenue for us? I think it's a tough question and it's an interesting one. If there's a bunch of pinpoints in the world, they don't change. Whether it's blockchain or not, there's always going to be pinpoints, i .e. opportunities for us to tackle. So for those that are using the wristbands loaded with USDC, how did everybody get USDC? You may have used a card to buy the USDC, right? So I think depending on how things are structured, there's still very much a role for WorldPay and Visa and companies like us in the ecosystem. So you notice there was a couple of tells there. At least I kind of noticed that from the Visa's representative. She took a deep breath there. This is a major step forward in disrupting the transaction fees that happen in traditional credit card payment systems that are out there today. Now the question that the WorldPay guy talked to is, you got to go through banks and you're going to continue to do that to be able to onboard and on -ramp. But remember, it is very likely that we're going to start to see normalized stablecoin usage in banks and in traditional financial institutions. But the on -chain transaction capability, instead of the guardrails that are currently being used right now, which are about 30 years old, this revamps the entire thing. I think this is a great opportunity for companies like Visa, American Express, all those that can revamp their entire systems, much like when you look at what's happening in the scenario that Franklin Templeton talked about, which is revamping an old system that is 20x less expensive. These are the kind of things and advancements that are being made out there. So definitely a big one for sure. All right, listen, if you guys are not following Solana right now, let's go take a look at the chart. Kind of just run up the chart real quick and see where Solana is right now. Of course, some of this movement that we see right here on the 4 -hour, a lot of this has been the fire dancer announcement, which took Solana up to $36 right here. Will we see it continue to climb? I will tell you this. We were looking at sentiment this morning. This is one of the hottest sentiment trackings that we've done to date that I've seen, mainly because we've just seen so much activity. But does that mean that Solana is going to go to $40 right now? I think it's overheated. The question is whether I can hold at this point around $36. Love to get you guys' input on it, what you guys think. Drop some comments down below. Make sure and subscribe to the channel too because it's going to give you guys additional info. And if you're not in our diamond circle, make sure and get in there as well. It's one of the greatest places to catch additional content. If you want to catch me on X, it's at Paul Baron. Catch you next time right here on Tech Path. Thanks for watching.
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Everybody got together for the first time and they did a live show in LA on Monday night and even dressed up for Halloween, a couple of them. It was great, great to see everybody all together. Check out the, all of our basketball stuff on Ringer NBA, Mismatch, Brazilos Pod, Ringer Gambling. Austin Rivers has his new podcast, Off Guard. And then obviously our football stuff, all our culture stuff as well. And we're gonna have a big announcement on this podcast on Thursday about an upcoming show you might not be expecting. Coming up in this pod, I'm gonna talk about the Clippers trading for James Harden at the top and why I thought it was a huge mistake. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi, we're gonna talk about the trade deadline in the NFL as well as what team that seemingly looks like their season's almost over might actually jump in the second half of the year. And then last but not least, we're gonna talk Italian movies and Italian TV shows because why not? This is a fun podcast. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["PURL JAM"] All right, I'm taping this on Tuesday before the Clippers game on Tuesday night. The Clippers traded for James Harden late night. They tried to do this as late as possible at night when the most possible people were asleep because they were embarrassed by this trade. And they should be because they're the Clippers. They haven't made the finals ever in the history of the franchise, dating back to Buffalo in 1970, talking five and a half decades of bad luck, terrible injuries, mismanagement. We had the Donald Sterling piece of it. We had load management. And in the last couple of years, they've had some of the worst playoff losses of the 21st century. And now they're trading for a guy who's quit on his last three teams. So they decided, you know what, we'll do this in the middle of the night on the East Coast at least. So we'll take the least amount of slack. They were bidding against nobody. There's 30 teams in the league. One of them had James Harden. 28 other teams were like, we're good. And the Clippers said, you know what, we need this guy. We'll still be not nearly as good as Denver, but if we do this, maybe we could lose in either round two or round three, maybe? I just feel like they don't have any draft picks left for the rest of the decade. So they basically traded three picks for James Harden. The worst one was a 2028 unprotected first. Why do this now? Why do this for a team with no other offers? Why bid against yourself? And why not just wait? If you know you're trading basically two and a half picks plus all these expirings they had, why not wait? The league, I don't know if you've watched it the first week, the league is more talented and more loaded than it's ever been, probably in 30 years. And there's a really, really, really good chance that a couple teams that thought they were gonna be good are not gonna be good. Like for instance, Memphis is 0 -4. Or is Memphis gonna go 25 and 57? Probably not. But there's gonna be a couple teams that are just way worse than they expected. And guess what happens after Thanksgiving and in December and in January? Those teams panic. Guys become available. Like what if Toronto is bad? What if they're like, you know what, Pascal Siakam, this just isn't working for us. What if Chicago, who's already had two team meetings, I think, in three games, what if they decide to put Zach Levine on the table? Like you just don't know. What you do know now is that there was only one team bidding for James Harden and the Clippers ended up with him anyway. The other thing, if you're giving up this much for one guy, I better know that I have a chance to actually win the title. And I just don't feel like they do. I went to the game Sunday night. Kawhi, he looks fine. He looks fine. Does he look like the Kawhi from the mid -2010s? No. Does he look like the guy from 2019 Toronto? He does not. He looks like an older playing himself back in the shape version of Kawhi. And if that's your best player, that's just not gonna be enough this year. The Celtics are too good. Denver is too good. Milwaukee has Giannis and Dame. Phoenix has a ton of scoring. Golden State's gonna be really good. They're still not in the mix. So that was my first issue. The second one, who are you getting? Who are you getting in this trade? Where you're getting I .S. Quinn on three teams. You're getting the most disappointing playoff star this century, literally this century. And there's no other person you can put in there. There's nobody who has even half of the qualifications from a playoff disappointment standpoint that this guy does. Zach Lowe came on the Book of Basketball podcast, I think in 2019, we did a James Harden podcast. And in that podcast, which was four years ago, called him the Karl Malone of guards. And I was immediately the most jealous I've ever been of a comparison. Since then, he had the 2020 bubble flame out. Then they had in 2022, the Miami series, which he sucked in. And then in 2023, the Celtic series, this guy, it's an all time resume. And the Clippers who are just playoff futility through and through for the entire franchise history were like, that's the guy. That's the guy that can take the lovable loser Clippers over the top, James Harden. He slows you down. He needs the ball all the time. The Clippers now have Paul George, who succeeds the most when he has the ball. Koulai Leonard, who has perennially succeeded the most when he has the ball. Russell Westbrook, who loves to either have the ball or crash the boards. And now Harden, who needs the ball. See four guys who need the ball. Then Norm Powell comes in, he needs the ball. Bones Holland comes in, he needs the ball. Are we playing with three balls now? No, we're gonna still play with one. James Harden can't guard anybody. That seems relevant. He hasn't played defense in four years.
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"Pumpkin spice is in the air. And series is on TV. Texas Rangers are battling the Arizona Diamondbacks. They are facing off in the fall classic. Grounded a second. Two years removed from losing a hundred. The Rangers have won the pennant. Seawall to strike away. Here he comes. Cave a fly ball to right field. Over is Carroll. He's got it. And the Arizona Diamondbacks are headed to the World Series. Take a look at the ongoing series and discuss what we can expect from the baseball season with MLB Network analyst and friend of the show Harold Reynolds. What's happening? You got two teams that have never won. Arizona won 0 -1. And the Rangers have never won. You know, so I they think look at it like, alright, the new blood is coming. That is straight ahead on the Bloomberg Business of Sports show. first, But let's look at some of the top stories of the week beginning with the House of Mouse. Walt Disney's sports division, you may have heard it as ESPN, could attract outside investors at a valuation of up to $22 billion. goodness, My man, that's Damien money. To help us dig into the numbers, we're joined now by Bloomberg Intelligence Media Analyst, Geeta Raghunathan. Oh, Geeta, thank you so much for joining us on the Bloomberg Business of Sports. Thank you for having me. Well, let's talk about that. ESPN, I could envision never that because I remember when it was born and I'm thinking, there's no way in the world they're going to sell ESPN, but now there's a possibility it could happen. So I don't think actually they're looking to sell ESPN. I mean, remember, this is one of the core assets for Disney. It's a huge part of the brand and it has, for many years, not only been the linchpin of the Disney cable networks, but really the pay TV bundle as a whole, you know, it kind of commands the highest affiliate fees in the industry and they just actually broke out financials for the very first time in the history of the company, kind of just kind of offering, you know, analysts a glimpse into what fans revenue, what its profit profile looks like. And the top line is actually very, very stable. This is a network that generates roughly about $16 billion in revenue. That's about $11 billion or so in affiliate fees, about $4 .5 billion in advertising, and it's been pretty stable. So that's the good good news. The bad news is that sports rights fees have been escalating really, really quickly, and that has been putting a lot of pressure on the bottom line. But it still generates good profits. I mean, back in the day, of course, this was a business that was generating about $4 or $5 billion in EBITDA. Last year, it brought in about $3 billion or so, and the $22 billion valuation was just basically us looking at the EBITDA and kind of looking at other operators in the space at about seven and a half times multiple. And that's where we kind of got to that valuation. But it is still a fairly profitable business. It is still a cash cow for Disney. Right. Still profitable business, but definitely has seen its better days and the outlook is not quite as rosy. So if Disney is not looking to sell ESPN outright and it's seeking really just outside capital infusion, what will Disney have to give up for that cash? That's a really interesting question. I mean, so obviously there's a lot that is still on the table and there are so many different strategic initiatives for Bob Iger to kind of work through. I mean, we've already kind of seen them step of out their comfort zone a little bit when it comes to ESPN for the very first time. In fact, after resisting for so many years, they've actually done a deal with Penn for sports betting and this was something that was in a long time, brings them $2 billion over 10 years. They're looking, I don't think they're necessarily, there's you know, obviously been a lot of speculation, should they spin the whole of ESPN? Should they spin their entire linear network business including ESPN or should they just kind of have this outside minority investment, if you will, of from maybe even a league or, you know, a tech giant or a telecom giant? So it's all still little a bit up in the air but I think at the end of the day what they're really looking to do is to make ESPN a aggregator. true sports And I think, you know, when they're kind of seeking this external investment, I think they're either looking for a distribution partner, it could be, you know, a telecom company like a Verizon or it could be, you know, a big tech or company maybe they're just looking to kind of, you know, partner with the leagues. Again, nothing is clear at this point. I'm not really sure what they need to give up. Maybe they need to share in some of the economics. We do know that the one thing that is going to happen to the next chapter of ESPN is going to be the launch of the ESPN full -blown streaming service. Right now they do have ESPN +, but that doesn't necessarily have all of the marquee content. They do need to kind of make that big shift from linear television into streaming, take all of, you know, the big sports that we find on TV, whether it's the NFL, the MLB and kind of take that to streaming. They've said that they'll probably do it sometime in 2025. Again, firm and no plans just yet, but they have said that that will be done. So it's going to be interesting to see how they kind of chalk that out as they kind of seek this investment as well. So Geeta, I'm just trying my to wrap brain around this. You know, the reason for the disclosure, and you're mentioning it's perhaps that they want to share their economics at some point for some sort of strategic partnership or acquisition, something along those lines. But, you know, you mentioned that Penn deal that was 2 over billion 10 years. Let me tell you something. The NBA rights deal is coming up. That's going to be something on the order of 8 billion here for nine years. Does, you know, does Bob Iger really want to show his hand before going into those negotiations? I mean, he's going to be bidding against the Amazons of the world, no? Yeah, you're absolutely right. I mean, this is the problem for any network that has sports rights, right? It's been these sports rights fees that have just been rising at astronomical this rate. And you're absolutely right. The big thing that does come up for them is the NBA rights. And that's actually one reasons of the why they have to delay this ESPN launch because they've got to wait until 2025 when everything kind of expires and comes up for renewal and make sure that they have digital rights for the NBA. I think what they're looking to do, and this seems to be a common theme right now in the sports world, is kind of up breaking the sports rights into a lot of smaller packages. And I think that's what the NBA is going to do as So well. they're probably going to have a TV component, they're going to have multiple digital components, they're going to break it up, slice it and it dice in different ways so that no single company is necessarily going to have the monopoly. So it's going to be interesting to see how they do that, but you're absolutely right in terms of why they want to show the financials. Well, I think why they really wanted to do it was to that show ESPN still has a substantial amount of earnings power. So just to give you some context, ESPN, as I said, brought in about $16 billion in revenue, about $3 billion in profit. You look at the rest $40 billion in revenue, but only about $2 billion in profit. So just to kind of show you the size and scope there, ESPN is still a huge, huge profit generator that will bring in about 25 percent of profits for Disney this year. And I think that's really what kind of Bob Iger wanted to cite in disclosing the financials. So basically, because of live sports rights getting show you. Thank you. For consumers of sports, which just kind of what it's like around the rest of the world, I mean, it's just going to get a lot harder for you to watch anything. Yeah, you know, and look, I mean, let's be clear, Bob Iger, how is he keeping his eye on the ball here? I mean, you've got to explain this to me. I mean, he's now back in the driver's seat at Disney. And, you know, I'm seeing, you know, actors and writer strikes and all these things going mean, on. what is I going on at Walt Disney Company? Oh, my goodness. It's, you know, this has just been a train wreck. It's not a victory lap. Scratch that. And it's, you know, the sad part is they have the best collection of assets in the industry. But unfortunately, it's kind of been this perfect storm of everything kind of coming together at the same time, whether it's been, you know, some of their Marvel underperforming, franchises whether it's been streaming subscriber losses, whether it's been the lack of streaming profits, you know, this whole implosion in the pay TV universe, the lawsuit in Florida, Ron Santis, the list goes on. Absolutely. Yeah, the list just goes
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Valid one time per day. Excludes $1 to $3 menu. It's the crossover. Sports Illustrated's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your host, Chris Mannix and Rohan Nadkarni. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix joined this week by my colleague at Sports Illustrated, Rohan Nadkarni. And Rohan, it's always good when we have some breaking news on the podcast. We are recording this on the day the NBA returns. Tuesday night, double header, Warriors Suns, Lakers Nuggets. That's going to be a lot of fun to watch on Tuesday. But the big story over the weekend was Giannis Atentecumpo once again saying, Milwaukee, you are my home. Giannis agreeing to a three -year, $186 million contract extension. We'll get into kind of the nuances of why this extension makes sense financially right now. And why he would do it now. And what kind of contracts he can sign in the future. But this was something I think that Bucs fans and the Bucs front office was optimistic about in the aftermath of Milwaukee acquiring Damian Lillard. But now, here we are with Damian Lillard under contract for the next four seasons. Giannis Atentecumpo under contract for, I believe, three of the next four seasons. I'll get the numbers right. But the last year's a player option of that deal. But he's under contract at least until his early 30s, putting him through his prime years in Milwaukee. Your reaction to this deal getting done at the 11th hour before the start of the season? Pretty surprised only because Giannis himself kind of mentioned early this summer why financially it wouldn't make the most sense for him to do it now. As you alluded to, there is some kind of not quite complicated math, but a series of steps that Giannis can undergo to kind of maximize the financial impact of taking this deal now. So he's still coming out ahead money -wise. I mean, I wrote when the Damian Lillard trade went down, I should say, that this was a huge win and it only becomes a bigger win for Milwaukee if Giannis signs. And that's what happened. And I think, listen, this team, the expectations still win a title, all those things. But for the city of Milwaukee, for the franchise, even if they don't win a title now, if you get another three or four years of Giannis at Centecumpo, you get his entire prime in Milwaukee. You put off the conversation, at least for a couple years, about whether he's leaving, etc. That's a huge win. It makes the Lillard trade a win already. It's really incredible work by their franchise. I mean, we sat here, Chris, I'd say at the beginning of the summer, kind of wondering aloud what moves are on the table for the Bucks because they looked a little bit boxed in at the start of the summer in terms of what they could do to improve the roster around Giannis. To go around and get Damian Lillard and then sign Giannis to an extension the same summer, when no one was expecting either of those moves, it's an unequivocal, unqualified, total home run for the Bucks. No, I tweeted this in the immediate aftermath. This was an executive of the year stretch for John Horst. Not only does he get Damian Lillard into the fold, which makes the Bucks better in the short term, he ensures long -term viability by getting Giannis' name on a contract. Just to clear up the math here and sort of explain what kind of deal Giannis has signed. He is under contract now for the next four years. This year's age 28 season, he's going to make $45 .6 million. Next year, he'll make $45 .8 million. The new deal kicks in in the 25 -26 season, which will put Giannis at $57 .6 million that year, $62 .2 million in 26 -27. He has a player option for 22 -28, which would be year five of this new deal that he's operating under, which is worth $66 .8 million. The reason that he signs this contract right now, and I want to give credit to Bobby Marks, the ESPN front office insider, because he's been able to explain this in a way even idiots like you and me can't understand. It's mutually beneficial for the two sides to do a deal like this right now. Because of that over 38 rule that exists, Giannis could sign a short -term extension again with Milwaukee in 2026, and then a four -year extension with the Bucks in 2028. What this deal is effectively doing, or the message it's sending, is that Giannis is a buck for life. He's going to be alongside Damian Lillard for the next four seasons. That's a guy we've talked about a lot. He likes Damian Lillard, and he wants to play with Damian Lillard. Not only is Giannis getting himself financially set up for the short term by signing this three -year extension, he is putting the dominoes in place to make the max possible amount of money over the next 10 years of his playing career. Anyone that might have been wondering if Giannis is going to be a buck over the long term, it sure looks right now that Giannis is going to be playing in Milwaukee for the entirety of his NBA career. I think we're looking, Rohan, at another Dirk Nowitzki. I think this is kind of a Dirk -like situation where the Bucks have shown Giannis enough. They've shown Giannis enough that he is willing to commit to this team long term. Absolutely. And I'll just leave a little bit of room. Our old friend Howard Beck wrote about it today for The Ringer that everything is great right now. Up until things change, if this flames out, whatever, we've seen stars request trades, etc. I'll leave a little room for that, but I'm with you. And I think it's great for the NBA. I really do. I want to see Jokic in Denver for his entire career. I want to see Giannis in Milwaukee for his entire career. We've kind of lost that the last few years with guys moving around teams so much. There's been this conversation this week, should Kevin Durant have his jersey retired in Golden State? I think it'll happen and I think it's fine, but it's just not the same. It's not the same as a guy like Giannis staying in one place for his entire career. It's refreshing to see. I think it's just so good for the league. I'm excited, man. I'm excited to see him battle with the Celtics this year. I miss the days when it felt like you could think these two teams are going to have to get through each other for the next few years. We're setting up for that with Giannis and Tatum for the next few years. As a basketball fan, I'm just really excited. I think you hit the nail on the head. I think he's going to be kind of remembered as this generation's Dirk for just how synonymous he is with Milwaukee. The fact that Giannis said the things he said earlier this summer, he said he wants to play for a winner, and backed it up, I just think says a lot about the kind of person he is. That was not just posturing or whatever. Milwaukee made some good faith moves, and he signed a good faith extension in return. To contrast this with Lillard's situation in Portland, Lillard committed to the Blazers, but he didn't demand action out of them before he committed to them. Giannis came out this offseason in multiple interviews and said, I'm paraphrasing, of course. You've got to make sure that you have a championship roster around me. He put a lot of pressure on the Bucs to get something done. To the Bucs credit, for the second time in three years, they pulled off a deal that made Giannis happy. Drew Holiday, his acquisition a few years ago, that made Giannis happy. Now, Damian Lillard bringing him in, that makes Giannis happy. He was able to use his status with the team to push them to go all in for a championship. Once they did, he committed. He was true to his word, and said he would commit to the Milwaukee Bucs. I do think that's commendable for Giannis as well. I think, short term, if you're looking for questions about the Bucs, there are a couple of them. Chris Middleton is the most glaring. I have no idea what to expect from Chris Middleton this year. He missed half the season last year. Then there's that weird, vague pre -season talk for me. Well, I'm going to get to that. I'm going to get to that. I like the coaching stuff. Chris Middleton, his status is a big variable here. I think with a healthy Chris Middleton, the Bucs are the number one team in the East. It's still close, because I think Boston is really good, obviously. But with Middleton, I think they're number one. Without him, I think they're number two. I'm anxious to see how healthy he is at the start of the season, and how healthy he can be throughout the season. The other part of it is coaching. This Terry Stotts story has kind of gone away over the last couple of days. Frankly, who really cares about an assistant coaching change on an NBA team? This is a real thing. Terry Stotts was given a hands -on role to effectively be the architect of this Bucs offense. We know this, because Damian Lillard came out last week and said, Look, this is the same offense I ran in Portland. The guys that are veterans on the Milwaukee team were coming to him and saying, Well, what about this? What about that? What's the right way to run this particular play? Terry Stotts was not just a sage voice on Adrian Griffin's bench. He was someone that was intimately involved and integrally involved in what this team does offensively. We've seen the reporting that there was some kind of public blow up at a shoot around or a practice between Terry Stotts and Adrian Griffin. I had not heard about that. I had heard in the hours after Stotts decided to leave the team that he just wasn't comfortable being Adrian Griffin's assistant coach. That's kind of what it came down to. Terry Stotts has been head coach in the NBA for a long time. He has had some levels of success as a head coach. Adrian Griffin came in and Adrian Griffin, people have told me he rides his assistants out there. He makes them work pretty hard. Adrian Griffin worked under Scott Skiles for a while, worked under a number of different coaches in different situations. Adrian Griffin had high expectations and demanded a lot from his assistant coaches. The way I was explained to me was Terry Stotts just wasn't comfortable with the dynamic, didn't like the dynamic with Adrian Griffin. Maybe that dust up in practice was the straw that broke the camel's back, but it felt like the people I talked to that it was coming. I don't think this is inconsequential. I really don't because now everybody else on that Bucs staff gets bumped up a seat. Now you don't necessarily have the guy on the bench with that kind of gravitas is the right word, but certainly experience that Terry Stotts brought to the table. I don't think we can dismiss his exit as nothing because I do think it's something. Yeah, not to mention his relationship with Damian Lillard, right? I mean, that's something that I think was probably providing Dame some level of comfort. He obviously posted a photo of them together on Instagram after. Take that for what it's worth. I mean Terry Stotts and Damian Lillard will always have a great relationship. Terry Stotts empowered Damian Lillard over nine years. Like took him on as a rookie and helped develop him into the player he became. So I can understand the loyalty between Lillard and Stotts. The one interesting thing about the Bucs and Celtics, I'd say, is the questions around their coaching staffs. You know, Missoula had to deal with it a lot last year, especially during the playoffs. Now listen, at the end of the day, he came within a game seven and Jason Tatum maybe not turned his ankle of making it to the finals. So maybe that stuff was overblown. But, you know, there's been a lot of talk about the assistance the Celtics added this summer and the reasons they needed to do that. Bringing in a guy like Jeff Van Gundy, for example, to consult with them. And the importance of that experience that it's a lot of pressure on Adrian Griffin in his first year to deliver a team with title expectations. And now he's losing his most experienced assistant coach. It's going to be very interesting. I think that's a serious variable for the Bucs. We've seen it cut both ways. I mean, we've seen Nick Nurse have a lot of success. We've seen Emei Yudoka have a lot of success. Other times it doesn't go as well. So I think it's going to be very interesting keeping an eye on just how the coaching staff in both Milwaukee and Boston ultimately affects what those teams do. I think one of the undercurrents of the Celtics summer, for example, was maybe moving on from some of the guys that didn't fully buy in with Missoula. Guys who necessarily didn't have the best relationship with him. So I don't know that it's going to make a huge impact because they're just so much more talented than the rest of the conference. But I'm interested to see how that plays out. Yeah, it certainly adds a wrinkle to what Milwaukee's trying to do this season. I think with such a slim margin between the Celtics and the Bucs, anything can make a difference. So that's worth keeping an eye on this year.
A highlight from 46 - Week 5 Recap
"Welcome to the UltraFlex Football Podcast where we have fun with our friends while we talk about football. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. And with me, as always, is Rob Green. What's up? And Ryan Wheeler. I like that dramatic pause you had there. Who were you supposed to be? Anyone in particular? I was just changing it up, you know? Just trying to keep the people guessing. Who's talking? No one knows. Wow, this is an interesting start. Alright, we are doing our, what is it called, Albums for the week. Last week we did the Goo Goo Dolls, Dizzy Up the Girl. This week we're doing Maroon 5, Songs About Jane, their 2002 album. I had that CD. I don't know about you guys. You guys had that CD? Nope. No, I wasn't a CD guy growing up. That was, I was going to say, that was back in the CD days, man. Definitely didn't have that. We're getting old. The only CDs I had were like the now 74s. I did, yeah. I think I had now five. I would say they were probably like single digits back then, but. Yeah. That's when they were cool. Crazy. Alright, so my songs are, Harder to Breathe, This Love, Shiver, She Will Be Loved. Rob, what do you got? What year did you say this was? 2002. 2002. This is that old? Yeah. We were 10. Yeah. Okay. Well, my songs are Tangled, The Sun, Must Get Out, and Sunday Morning. I've got Secret, Through With You, Not Coming Home, and Sweetest Goodbye. See if we can work those in. Unfortunately, last week did not go well for the two teams that we talk about most, but let's get into it with football talk. I guess we usually start with the Bills, and we're going to keep it that way, because they were the morning game, and we had some mimosas, and watch the first half of that game where they played like garbage and did not wake up, so Rob, I'll let you kick it off with the Bills takeaways. A lot of injuries, sleeping first half, losing two games now that they probably shouldn't have. Where do you want to start? Yeah. I just want to say I've been Tangled up with the loss ever since Sunday morning, and thinking I must get out of this funk, and the sun came up this morning, and I'm feeling a little bit better, so I'm moving on to the Giants. I don't even want to talk about the Jaguars game. I don't know about you guys. Did he just knock them all out? Was that all four? What? All four what? What are you talking about? I'm just saying I'm moving on to the Giants game, that's all. Holy crap.
A highlight from Bears Bright Spots & Week Five Picks
"Hit play and feel the real with Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds. Breakthrough immersive audio makes all your music feel more natural than ever by taking it out of your head and placing it just in front of you. Like listening without wearing earbuds at all. And the high fidelity audio and world class noise cancellation are tailored to your ears only. So everything's personalized and hits just as it should. Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds. Dive in deeper at Bose .com forward slash iHeart. Evidence wise, we had virtually no evidence. In 1995, Detective Tony Richardson was trying to figure out who killed a fellow officer. The case comes down to who is believed and who is ignored. Oh my goodness, we did convict an innocent man. I'm Beth Shelburne from Lava for Good Podcasts. This is Ear Witness. Listen to Ear Witness on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. On his new podcast, Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon, join Kevin for inspiring conversations with his friends and fellow celebrities who are working to make a difference in the world, like actor Mark Ruffalo. You know, I found myself moving upstate in the middle of this fracking fight, you know, and I'm trying to raise kids there and, you know, my neighbors, like, willing to poison my water. Listen to Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome into the Monday Morning Quarterback Podcast. It is October 4th. It is a beautiful Wednesday afternoon here outside Chicago, and there is a lot to talk to. Of course, I am Matt Verderam, and I am joined, as always, by Gilberto Manzano. Gil, how you doing? I'm doing well. A lot of blowouts, I seem like, in week four of the NFL, but, you know, other than that, another terrible Monday Night Football game, I'm okay. I feel like I would start that way. I don't know why. Yeah, the Monday Night game was a travesty, and the Giants, um, I don't know, at some point, how you don't just max protect the rest of the game. I mean, they couldn't block anybody. It was unbelievable. The Seahawks looked like the 85 Bears in that game. 10 sacks on Jones, 11 overall. But, yeah, you're right. I write that column in real time on Sunday where I'm updating throughout the day. It was funny the first couple of weeks because, really, very few blowouts happened, so I had to wait right up until the end to write a lot of those, and it was kind of a fire drill. Last week, that was not the case. Last week, I wrote a ton of them about halfway through the third quarter and then just updated the stats, although I did get burned doing that with the Bears and the Broncos because the Bears are the Bears. I almost got burned doing that with the Rams and the Colts, but the Rams held on to win, so all's well that ends well in L .A. But, you know, look, I want to steer, we're going to get to the five best games of the week, as we always do, and we're going to talk about the biggest story, which involves the Dolphins for a second straight week, and we're going to get to all that stuff, including some stuff here about the Broncos. But I want to lead off here with some of the week five storylines that I find interesting, I think are probably things that we're going to be talking about here for a while, and one of them is, C .J. Stroud last week played really, really well for Houston, and he's played well throughout the year. They're 2 -2. They just plowed Pittsburgh, 30 -6. Stroud was aggressive. He went downfield. He threw on the run. He did a fantastic job. Conversely, the Panthers are one of two teams that are 0 -4 on the year, and Bryce Young, coming off the injury, didn't play in week three, didn't play in week four. He struggled against Minnesota. It was probably the best game he's played to this point, but still very much everything underneath, everything short. The offense only accounted for six points. How pumped should Texans fans be about Stroud, and then on the other side of it, how worried should everybody in Carolina be about Bryce Young? Yeah, for Houston, let's put it this way. If you would have asked me a month ago, hey, you, Matt, telling me, we're going to start the show off with C .J. Stroud and the Texans in week five. What do you think about that? I would have laughed at you. So that shows you that the Texans are in the spotlight. They have a good quarterback, and it's funny how when you find that next quarterback, that star quarterback, you tend to get more eyeballs, more attention, more headlines. So if you're Houston, you're excited. You're ecstatic, because we all remember what happened with Deshaun Watson. That got ugly. That got messy. Now you can maybe somehow move on from that. It's still kind of a similar regime, right, different head coach, but still front office people, same owner, stuff like that. But now it feels like a fresh start. D 'Amico Ryan is doing a great job. So no interceptions, Matt. That is amazing to see. He's averaging 300 yards per game passing. So if you're Houston, you're really excited. Now with the Panthers, you're wondering, did you do something wrong? You traded up. You had the first pick. You had dibs on anybody you wanted. Anthony Richardson doing well at the same time as C .J. Stroud. And Matt, that race for Offensive Rookie of the Year, Pukunukuo, Anthony Richardson, C .J. Stroud, it's going to be tough. But if you're the Panther, you're probably asking yourself, what did we do wrong, or is it us? And you see reports about the Panthers going all in, the trade deadline, getting a wide receiver. They get some offensive lineman back. Maybe they're not panicking, but you're probably scratching your head wondering what did we do wrong here? Is it us? Is it the quarterback? Who knows? I mean, yeah, going all in for Carolina at this point is crazy. The only reason you wouldn't do that is because you don't have your first round pick. It belongs to Chicago anyway, so you're not gaining anything by being awful. The Bears are hoping they don't do that. The Bears are hoping they sit tight and have the worst pick in the draft, or the number one pick in the draft. Look, to start off with Stroud, okay, he has been everything Texans fans could have possibly wanted. As you mentioned, no picks. He's got six touchdown passes, which ranks him tied for 10th. He ranks fourth in passing yardage with just over 1 ,200. He's only behind Tua, Stafford, and Cousins. He is averaging eight yards in an attempt, only behind Tua and Brock Purdy. His QBR is 15th, which is okay, that's fine, but he's been fantastic. He's doing this with a bad offensive line that's been shuffling pieces. Tunzil's been in and out of the lineup. This is a team with Nikko Collins and Tank Dell that he's strong to, and Dalton Schultz. With all due respect to those guys, we're all good players. None of them are number one guys, guys who are going to take over a game. And he's doing it with a new coaching staff. D 'Amico Ryan is what I think has done a hell of a job. He's defensive -minded, right? Sloake comes in as the offensive coordinator, and this is his first time in that seat. The coming Texans into this season had won 10 games in three years combined. The last three years, they've won 10 games. I don't know if they're going to get to 10, but I've got to tell you, if you're the Texans, this is by a mile the most fun you've had in a long time, whether or not it was on the field or the off -the -field ugliness with Deshaun Watson. And I've got to tell you, if you look at the Texans' schedule, and part of this, of course, is the division they play in, it's not exactly Murderers Row here. Falcons, Saints, Panthers, Bucks. Next four weeks, you'll get the four NFC South teams. You win any of those games. Then you play at the Bengals, which normally you'd go, that's a brutal game, but who knows right now? The Bengals, what the hell is going on with them, right? Who knows what brothers you can play in that game? Then after that, the Cardinals, the Jags at home, the Broncos at home, the Jets, the Titans, the Browns, the Titans, the Colts. I mean, does any team in the league have a more favorable schedule than that? So I love what I'm seeing. I love what they're doing. They look great. I'm really happy for the fans in Houston. On the flip side, with Young, I think it's fair to say both. You've got to be patient. It's three games into his career because he missed a one. On the other hand, yeah, there's definitely cause for concern here. He is averaging 4 .9 yards in attempt, which ranks 33rd in the NFL. There are 32 teams. He ranks 33rd. And he is almost a full yard behind Gardner Minshew, who ranks 32nd. He is dead last of all quarterbacks who qualify for QBR. 33 qualify, he's dead last to 24 .9. He has two touchdowns and two picks and yardage per game, not just total yardage because that would be unfair to him, obviously. Yardage per game, you'll look at him and he's way at the bottom, man. The only guys he's ahead of right now are Anthony Richardson, Gardner Minshew, of course, both on the Colts, and Dorian Thompson Robinson, who played essentially one game. So you'll look at this and go, okay, we know the line hasn't been good, but Frank Reich should be a good coach for him. He's a former NFL quarterback. He's coached a lot of different quarterbacks in his recent years with the Colts. It has not gone well. The offensive line has not been good. I'm not ready to push the panic button yet on Bryce Young, but I think it's fair to say that this has been ugly to start. And if you're Carolina, you're looking at Richardson, you're really looking at Stroud going, did we screw this up? Because it doesn't look great early. Yeah, man, that's a good point about the coaching side. You thought that Carolina Panthers bringing in so many well -known coaches. Josh McCown, former quarterback. Thomas Brown did good things with the Rams and Sean McVay. And like you mentioned a couple of weeks ago, they keep putting the training wheels on this guy. Let him go out there, let him learn from his mistakes and getting a better flow. And it does suck having the injury. You miss a game. You're trying to come back against Minnesota. Brian Flores doing the safety blitz with Harrison Smith. I'm sure that could fluster you a little bit. But then you mentioned it with Houston. It's kind of the same thing. The surroundings are not ideal for Houston either, and C .G. Stroud is doing well. And the thing I'll end here for the point on the rookie is like, are we seeing C .G. Stroud just being the most prepared quarterback because he's so accurate, a bigger size? You just get the ball to your playmakers and let them do their thing. Or is this like the beginning of Joe Burrow? Is it more like Dak Prescott? And I can't tell with C .G. Stroud because he's so good at the fundamentals and being accurate. With Anthony Richardson, you see a higher ceiling, but he's not quite there as C .G. Stroud. So I just wonder, does the ceiling get higher? Is this Joe Burrow kind of level of accuracy? Yeah, it's going to be very interesting to see it all play out. But Stroud has been absolutely fantastic.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
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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.
A highlight from Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench
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Did a rewatchables on Monday night. We did Black Hat. Also was on the Big Picture. We did a big Denzel Washington movie draft. I got way too competitive. And then on Wednesday night, Amanda Dobbins and I on the Prestige TV Podcast, we broke down the first two episodes of season three of The Morning Show. The most ridiculous show on television, not just this year, but every year it's on. It just wins the title automatically. If they had a ridiculous show category at the Emmys, they wouldn't even have any of their nominees. I mean, maybe winning time would get nominated. I don't know. But Morning Show just clears it out. What a batshit, crazy, ridiculous show. Wow. It's really like they created a podcast thing so we could just break down the morning show. That's really, I think, the real reason behind podcasting in general. Coming up on this podcast, Million Dollar Picks and a little Vikes Eagles at the top. And then editor at large at the Ringer, Brian Curtis, who was also a giant Cowboys fan, comes on and talk about the Cowboys. Could this be the year? Keep saying that, but could this be the year? And we talked some NFL stuff. We talked some sports media stuff. We talked about documentaries and just all the stuff that happens when Brian Curtis comes on. Oh, we talked about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as well, who have hit a really interesting milestone as a combo. So that happened. And then Kevin Hench, my buddy, the Red Sox fired their GM today, and we couldn't resist spending 20 minutes recapping. One of the four -year oddest, strangest four -year runs the Red Sox have ever had. And we're still in the middle of it. And I still don't understand why Mookie Betts isn't on the team but also like, man, since the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox have just been a hot dumpster fire. And I say that knowing that they almost made the World Series two years ago, but when you look at everything that happened, wow. So Hench comes on and talk about that. It is all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["Pearl Jam Theme Song"] All right, I'm taping this part of the podcast. It is 11 .31 East Coast time. East Coast Bill is here. East Coast Bill is in Boston. I was visiting my daughter and doing some other stuff. And Thursday Night Football came on and I thought it would be a great idea to do the top segment after Eagles Vikings. East Coast Bill fell asleep at halftime. It was a new record for me. I guess I'm old. I have another birthday coming up this week. This is why I live on the West Coast because I talk about sports for a living. And East Coast Bill gets a little sleepy when the game is kind of boring and plodding along. So East Coast Bill missed some time, had to catch up, had to do a little rewind. Fortunately, there's so many commercials. I was able to still watch anything, but the Eagles beat the Vikings. They're now 2 -0 on the season. And I would say it's an uninspiring 2 -0. They probably shouldn't have covered against the Pats. They could have lost. This game they win, they don't cover. I guess on the good side, the DeAndre Swift, they traded like a 15th round pick in 2038 for them. And this little way they put together their offense where they load up on wide receivers, they hit the jackpot with hurts, and then they just say, you know what we're going to do? Just grab running backs because there's 98 of them every year. We're just going to grab two and pay nothing for them. So offensively, they look great. Defensively, you saw it last week with the Pats. The Pats were able to throw it on them. Mack almost had 300 yards in the last three quarters of that game. This game, Kirk Cousins, over and over again, heroically going for the cover, finally gets it. The Vikings cover, they don't win. Home team's now 5 -12 against the spread this season. Underdogs are 10 -7 against the spread. But for the most part, not allowed to report, the Eagles just state. They messed around in the first quarter and then said, screw it, and ran the ball down Minnesota's throat. I was thinking, Eagles, Cowboys, if you were going to make a combined over or under for wins for them, and I gave you 26, would you go over or under 26 wins combined for the two teams? They're 3 -0 right now. I would probably go over, especially when you look at the NFC and you think Philly, Dallas, San Francisco, lock those three down. I like Green Bay, Detroit, maybe New Orleans, Atlanta, and maybe that's the seven for the playoffs. And then you have Tampa Bay and the Rams. Who knows what was real and what wasn't real. Tampa Bay beat Minnesota by three in week one. We're like, oh, Tampa Bay, that's interesting. But now Minnesota's 0 -2, maybe that doesn't even matter. Rams, who knows? I mean, they just have so few good players that the moment two of them get hurt, it feels like their free fall will happen. So the NFC is already kind of uninteresting, I guess is my bigger point. Unless the Giants can rally, and who knows after the 40 -0 debacle last week, they're playing Arizona this week, so they looked out of that. But for the most part, it seems like three good teams, maybe the Packers, maybe the Lions, maybe the Saints, and then we're going to have a really bad seven seed. So if you're Minnesota, and you're looking at 31 of 270 teams started 0 -2 and made the playoffs since 1990. 31 out of 270. I can't do math, but that's not good. If you're Minnesota, at what point do you consider trading Cousins? Cousins was all over the place on the internet this week as a possible Rogers replacement. He makes 35 million this year, that's it. The Jets, I think, could do some chicanery if they wanted to. They have this thing where the Packers, it's a conditional, I think second, that turns into a first, but the Packers would have to waive the right for the condition. Clearly, Rogers is going to play 70 % of the plays, but still, they'd have to figure out some way. But if you're the Jets, could you somehow trade for Cousins and save your season? We're going to find out a lot about the Jets this week against Dallas. They get annihilated and they're one -on -one for the season, but annihilates Dallas them and they have to look at their offense and go, all right, we have a really good team. What are we going to do? Is it Jacoby Brissett or do we swing big and try to get Cousins for a year? Cousins has over 700 yards and six TDs in the first two weeks. He's been a fantasy god. I don't know how that plays out. I wish it was like basketball where I could just put stuff in the trade machine and see if it's going to work. For some reason, we made football trades more complicated than basically anything on the earth. I have no idea how the Jets would trade for Cousins, how it'd work, what the mechanics of it would be. What's he worth? Is he worth a first rounder for one year? Is he worth a third rounder? You just never know. Again, DeAndre Swift went for a 15th rounder in 2038. Cousins, I have my eye on because if you're Minnesota, you're not good. You were completely lucky last year to go 13 and four, whatever it was. Now that's evened out and maybe you start looking around and going, all right, let's pack in this year. I don't know what would have to happen, what number they would have to get to. Would they have to be one and four, one and five, one and six? But Cousins to the Jets, it's a fun talk radio topic, at least. We're not doing talk radio here. We're doing sleepy sports podcasting, but Cousins to the Jets has always felt right. It's always felt kind of perfect. He always just felt like a Jet waited to happen at some point in his career. The Jets fans listening to this right now are like, how can he keep doing this to us? We just had the Rogers thing. We had Zach Wilson. Now you're gonna throw Cousins at us. But again, Cousins, a little bit of a turnaround. He was in that Netflix show. He's kind of the big winner of quarterbacks with Mariota being the big loser. But I feel like the tide's turning on Cousins. Even Primetime Kirk today, always a disaster, gets the cover. Who knows? Put him in New York. We'll see. Philly's got, they're just basically have to figure out what their team is. They've already had a bunch of injuries and they even had a little AJ Brown, Jalen Hurts. Who knows what happened on the sidelines there, but didn't look awesome. But they have two months here to figure out their team. They're a big stretch. Week nine, Sunday, Dallas, that's home in Philly. Bi -week, week 11 at Kansas City on a Monday night. Week 12, Buffalo home. Week 13, San Francisco home. And week 14 at Dallas. So again, Dallas at KC, Buffalo, San Francisco at Dallas. And that's gonna be the five game stretch that determines are we a one seed? Are we a two seed? What is our season gonna look like? And they just have to get there. They have to stay healthy and they have to get to that point. So not a lot of lessons from Philly, Minnesota. Do I regret staying up? Although I guess I didn't stay up because I got this little nap in at halftime.
Mark Levin: Praise to Lawrence Jones, Brian Kilmeade & Jesse Watters
"Now going to be airing on Saturday at 9 p .m. Eastern Time following my show and I think that's a fantastic one -two punch Mr. producer don't you? So it's a great honor for me to have Brian with me on Saturday nights on our one -two team and he's the nicest guy in the world too. There were a handful of people who congratulated me when I expanded our program from once to twice on the weekends actually I didn't Suzanne Scott did and Brian Kilmeade was one of them. Of course brother Hannity. And the third one there may have been one or two other but the waters. There's another fantastic guy and really just has a lot of class So I just wanted to point that out. Most of the accolades came from people like you you folks out there and you know people from everyday life and I just want to thank all of you very very much. By the way Mr. Producer did Colby Hall Did Colby Hall aka Colin Hall? Did he even mention it? You know I'm desperate to be mentioned by mediocre right over there which is founded by Dan Abrams. You can't miss Dan Abrams. He is the Seinfeld of the courtroom.
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Hey, can I let you in on a little secret? I'm obsessed with the drop app. Drop makes it so easy to score free gift cards just for doing my everyday shopping at places like Ulta, Sam's Club and Lyft So if you're like me and love a good shopping spree Download Drop today and join the secret club of savvy shoppers and use my code GETDROP999 to get $5 AI has the power to generate solutions But if it's using unverified data, it could generate problems. Your business doesn't just need AI It needs the right AI for your business Introducing Watson X, a platform designed to multiply output by tailoring AI to your needs. When you Watson X your business You can train, tune and deploy AI all with your trusted data Let's create the right AI for your business with Watson X. Learn more at IBM .com slash Watson X. IBM Let's create Welcome everyone to SI Media with Jimmy Trainor. Thank you so much for listening. Big show this week We got the start of the NFL season. So we have Julian Edelman, Super Bowl champion, obviously from the Patriots and he is joining Fox's pre pregame show It's Fox NFL kickoff 11 a .m. Eastern, 8 a .m. Pacific. He's now part of that crew. So Julian talks about Going into TV going into media joining Fox great great stories about Belichick Brady Gronk talk about betting Some other NFL news with Edelman following Julian SI media Podcast regular John Oran joins the show to talk about the big dispute between spectrum cable and ESPN Disney Which is really ESPN 15 million cable subscribers do not have ESPN right now because of this dispute No one better to break it down than John Oran. We also get into Sunday Ticket on YouTube and College football ratings and a few other things with John and then train of thoughts with Sal Acada closes out the show We go through some week one NFL betting lines Talk about the US Open and some other things with Sal So we have all that coming up before we get to it real quick If you missed it last week over the Labor Day weekend We dropped a pod last week Greg McElroy from ESPN and comedian Jared Freed with the guests two weeks ago Charles Barkley Feedback's been phenomenal. If you missed it, make sure you check it out Peter Schrager three weeks ago Chris may have dog Russo four weeks ago So if you missed any of those check them out in the archive subscribe to SI media with Jimmy Traina and leave a review on Apple we're definitely gonna read those next week All right, Julian Edelman followed by John Oran followed by train of thoughts all right here right now on SI media with Jimmy Traina Alright joining me now Super Bowl champion and now in the media. He's joining Fox's NFL kickoff, which is at 11 a .m. Eastern every Sunday little pregame action Julian Edelman Julian, how's it going? Going well, how are you doing? I'm doing well. I'm doing very well cuz football is here. So it was back Thank God is fully back. I Mean, I wish I wish the trends Kelsey wasn't hurt because I feel like that takes a little bit away from the opening game But it is what it is If you look at it though over the last However, many years the Kansas City Chiefs have been on this run. They've had relatively pretty decent help Throughout their whole thing. I mean they left they lost the left tackle in the Super Bowl That's why they lost against, you know, Brady they couldn't protect Patrick Mahomes but it's it's getting to that time in their Era it where gets hard, you know being a guy that's been on one of those teams a dynasty. They're not there quite yet but uh You know, they're well on their way if they could stay healthy and you would know better than anyone about dynasty So when would you say they're there? How many would they have to win before you say they're a dynasty everyone knows it's three Okay, I don't know what's going on. Everyone keeps on talking like oh This is you you into no, it doesn't matter if you get to the Super Bowl We went to eight straight AFC championships or something like that. Like you got to win three to get to be in Cowboys previous Patriots Niners Steelers It's not two. It's not two So tell me I want to get into your Fox gig and transitioning to meeting that since we're on it It's a good topic because I'm just curious because one of the things I'm looking at is someone who's scouting Over -unders to bet and and you know who's gonna win the AFC and stuff like that The I Motivation shouldn't say the motivation. I mean, I think the motivation is there even if you win But is it difficult or how difficult is it after winning two like they've won? It's very difficult To get geared up every Sunday, you know people don't realize How hard it is once you go out win a Super Bowl Okay, now they have two that when you win that first one you become a target everyone circles you on the schedule You win another one now everyone circling now now Divisions and conferences are designing their teams to beat you. So it gets harder and harder and as an individual player You know Your motivation you have to pull what what's motivating you because natural human instinct you're like You know, we got this we're good and then you know something happens you have injuries here an injury They're a player doesn't sign back because no two teams are the same. It's a new team every year. So it's very hard mentally To keep it going, you know And you have and they have a leader in Patrick Mahomes that can do that We had Tom Brady Tom Brady was always always on he was like he was always motivated So that gives you hope for the Kansas City Chiefs because they have such a great player and Patrick Mahomes who's their leader You know their best player is is their quarterback is their leader and the way he is is huge. Do you think? the intensity to beat the Chiefs to throne the Chiefs is Similar to what you guys experience and I ask you from this standpoint and I hope you don't take offense to this But I feel like I feel like the Chiefs are not hated in any way I'd feel like no one dislikes Mahomes No one dislikes Andy Reid you guys and I think it was mainly because of your success But there were people who didn't like Tom for whatever reason there was the ridiculousness with the flake eight the stupidest thing ever people didn't like Belichick, maybe You guys I don't think we're like Completely beloved whereas KC seems like I don't know who maybe people are sick of Travis Kelsey a little bit Like our teams you think is amped up to beat the Chiefs as they were you guys I Think the games changed the player has changed Just as an overall, I mean we look at games nowadays you got guys over here You know dapping up helping guys back back when we were playing the Jets when I first got in the league Bart Scott was mother -effing Billy O 'Brien on the sideline guys were fighting before, you know, it's just it's kind of changed And it could be for good or could be for bad. That's for weather for everyone else to determine But and also, you know, the Kansas City Chiefs that the Patriots were on it for 20 years Okay, like when I got there they already had three Super Bowls and they were on a little drought, you know But they were still winning, you know, they went 7 16 and oh they you know 14 win seasons they were still putting out big winning seasons for a long a longer time and You know the Chiefs just haven't been there I'm so I'm sure the Chiefs keep on doing well that people are gonna start hating them too, you know, yeah. Yeah The I want to get into some other stuff about the Patriots and and Belichick and Brady and but let's talk about you going to Fox you did inside the NFL. I enjoyed you on there I wrote that a couple times for SI. Now. You're gonna be on the Fox NFL kickoff show. It's remarkable I don't know if you've seen it Maybe you just know it off the top of your head because you friends with all these people but it is remarkable how every patriot is in media now is on TV, you know, you've got the McCordy's Gronk is part of the Fox family. Everyone knows about the Brady situation McGinnis the TV Bruschi It's like if you're on you were part of our Patriot team good love winners. Yeah people love winners Yeah, and they hate them so, you know you get a little bit of both They're either gonna love your hate you but they're gonna watch you It's like you had no choice but to go into TV basically after after all it's it's I don't know it's uh, You know when you play for an organization like New England and You've had the success that we had over the years that we played, you know It opens up a lot of doors and it's plain and simple. That's that's really what it is The the sacrifice and the efforts that we put into our career helped us after our career and a lot of guys you know, they have that hard work mentality that still want to stay in the game, but may not want to be coaches and And that's what media is, you know, that's what I feel. You know, I get my football fix by Going into a pre -production meeting and I haven't done it with Mike Vick or Charles Woodson or Chris and Thomas or Peter Shrager But you get your football locker room kind of vibe when you do those like when I was on inside the NFL I'm sitting there talking with Phil Simms Patrick, uh, you know, Brandon Marshall Michael Irving, Ray Lewis, James Brown and you have these These meetings where you just get to sit and talk football It's before you go on the lights are shining but you sit and you're talking stories You're breaking football down with people that play football So, I think that's a huge probably reason about it and you know, it's not you know We're used to putting in these crazy hours 14 -hour days Seven days a week don't get this year family and media, you know, like you got to do your homework You got to you got to watch all the games, but you know, we can still have a life outside of it, you know These guys are going coach. I mean people always ask me. Why aren't you in coaching and I go You know, I did my time Like I put my my 12 13 14 hour days in and when I would leave work I would see coaches families in the parking lot Seeing the coaches before they would go to bed because they still had another three hours. I ain't doing that Yeah, you know and then if you go somewhere else where it's not like that Then I'm mentally all messed up because well, there's some people that are doing it, you know So it's just I like I'm happy or I'm mad. I'm excited to go out and entertain and talk my knowledge When you were playing and you're playing days towards the end of your career Did you think you would get into TV or did you not think about it while you were playing? I Didn't necessarily think I'd become an analyst and do what I'm doing right now I always enjoyed creating content You know whether it was our YouTube videos our Instagram videos and all the content we build on J around je11 You know that was booming with with the Patriot nation that would always support, you know I always I found a niche in that and and I enjoyed that process of creating content going in and sitting in a you know in a editing room and and Filming up all this stuff and thinking it's gonna be terrible and then cutting it down and then you know having all your other team Because there's a team of people, you know That put put the work in to to get this good content out and I enjoyed it So I didn't know it was gonna be to the extent of what I'm doing right now but I knew you know, I was comfortable in front of a camera and you know, I know I faced for radio, but Thank God I won a lot of games Had it and just tell me were were there other networks like in the running to get your services Was it just Fox like I'd end up at Fox why Fox? Tell me a little bit about joining I want to say any other names there were, you know There was another network that was involved and I sat down and I thought Fox would be perfect You know, I got a couple teammates there with Gronk Brady You know, I'm really excited to get to hang out with you know Charles Woodson and in talk football with Mike Vick and Chris Thompson Peter Schrager and you know Fox is like a If you know the story behind Fox, I mean they were created as This little small sport network with John Madden.
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We have a great show this week We have two guests Greg McElroy, who was just promoted to ESPN's number two booth for college football We'll be working with Sean McDonough calling a national championship playoff game This season comes on to talk about the upcoming college football season get into his broadcasting career stuff with Alabama Sleeper team, sleeper quarterback, new rule changes So we do all that with Greg and then comedian Jared Freed who has a Netflix special out called 37 and single joins the pod to discuss life as a comedian Shaping his act. He's a big sports fan talk about if Bill Belichick is funny and The business of being a stand -up comedian working with Netflix and stuff like that. No Sal this week He's off for the Labor Day holiday weekend. He'll be back next week as we kick off the NFL season and Obviously last week Charles Barkley was on the podcast the feedback on that was tremendous. You guys couldn't have been nicer really appreciate it I will get in depth on the Charles Barkley podcast next week when Sal is back because there's a lot to discuss there But really appreciate all you guys listening in the nice feedback. Also Peter Schrager and Chris Russo won in recent weeks So if you missed any of those episodes go into the archives check them out Subscribe to SI media with Jimmy Traina and leave a review on Apple. We're gonna read them next week Alright Greg McElroy from ESPN on college football followed by comedian Jared Freed all right here right now on SI media with Jimmy Traina All right joining me now. He is the new number two analyst for ABC's PN's college football coverage this year I'll be working with Sean McDonough placing Todd Blackledge is off the NBC Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy Greg. How's it going? Congrats on the new gig? Thank you guys so much Glad to be with you guys I've listened for a while you guys between all the media podcast always enjoy how you guys cover Cover the world before I even got into it. I was into it. So it's like this it's addictive, right? It's addictive the sports media world, but you guys do an amazing job. So happy to be joined with y 'all Thank you very much. Appreciate it. And I mentioned you're gonna be working with Sean McDonough this year Sean I'm a big fan of Sean. I've had him on this podcast. We we had some fun with his famous voice cracks Tell me about working with you know, Sean who's done this for so long has done every sport He's done World Series. He's done the NFL obviously Icon on college football tell me about the season going into it with Sean McDonough on ESPN. Well, I'm really excited I think Sean is just phenomenal. I mean, it's just a complete legend and in some ways, you know, I When you're playing or when you're watching as a fan at least for me, I was almost oblivious to the To the names and the and the faces that were on television Of course, I grew up with you know, watching NFL football as a diehard cowboy fan So I was you know Pat summer all and and listen al Michaels and and all the others that have kind of graced the television screen but I I recognized voices before I recognized names and as soon as I became more aware of this side of The game broadcast as soon as I heard Sean McDonough's like, oh my gosh, I've been listening in my whole life To be able to I've only done one game with him and it was the national championship game and we did the radio call 2021 would have been the year and it was Alabama against Ohio State and I was nervous wreck I mean, I'm going and working with a guy that I've been listening to for 20 years 25 years knowingly And I'm like this guy's a legend I just want to get out of his way like I just don't want to mess this up because I've aspirations maybe one day down the road working with him and He couldn't have been more gracious. He couldn't have been more understanding. I was a little anxious I'd never been on a call for a game of that magnitude Either as far as the radio is concerned, but he was amazing and I'm just so grateful to to him and him Welcoming on to the team and they've been together for a long time and look Todd Blackledge. I've said this For a long time. I think he's the best the best guy doing what we do. I think he's just amazing and I've always looked up to him. I've always really admired how he calls the game and I've always appreciated very much all the things that that he kind of Interjects into the game and and just the perspective that he brings so replacing him is as an impossible feat But I'm gonna do the very best that I possibly can It's a big promotion because the number two team which is which is you and Sean gets to call one of the playoff games Around New Year's when that takes place On TV, so it's a big assignment you guys I should have mentioned at the top You have North Carolina South Carolina for week one and your first game together for the season We talked about Sean you're coming off a season where you work with Joe Tess who also in college football circles is one of those guys that viewers and fans Are big big fans of because of his exciting ways Tell me, you know now that you're moving on here. What was like working with Joe Tessitore in the past Well, I've been really lucky The Joe and and Dave Pash who I was with prior to that are two of my best friends Dave Pash is like my older brother. Like I didn't know anything about anything As it comes to calling a game if not for Dave Pash and Brian Ryder I would not at all ever be in a position to have found any level of success in this profession But they really showed me the ropes and took me under their wing and then three years ago I was fortunate to to be aligned with Joe and What I love so much about Joe is the passion and energy that he calls the game with he lives that Way all the time and the guys bouncing off the walls in the booth in the pregame Hitting me talking to three times a day on Monday Tuesday Wednesday and our week leading up as far as prep is concerned like he consumes college football 24 -7 365 I mean every podcast I do he's listening has comments has critiques has Has his own opinions that he wants to weigh in him. He is just an all -knowing consumer So it was a blast to work with him and we've developed such a close relationship I Joe love and I love Dave and and I love Scotty Matthews our producer last year who is just an amazing amazing person and Kim Belton who worked with us a few years back as Well, so I've been really really lucky to be around people that taught me to do it the way I think is the right way Everyone's got their own way of preparing for a game Everyone has their own way of calling a game and when to when to speak when to lay out But I've been very fortunate to been surrounded by very talented people that have helped me understand the dynamic of How to present a game and I've had Drake great truck support as well to kind of help me Figure out the best way to plan a review or a replay sequence or maybe do some art or some Telestrations things of that nature. So whether it's Joe or the or the truck the last few years with Scotty and Jeff for Dave and Ryder and Ryder's of course can be doing some Monday Night Football games now. It's a super pump for him I've just been very very lucky and and very very fortunate. I think Dave Pash is the most underrated play -by -play guy in He's phenomenal. He's And I love hearing that Joe Tess is Wacky, even when the mics are off before a game. I love hearing that that you know, it's the same energy Let me get I just want to be clear about something because I've messed up with math before on this podcast I I once called Roman Reigns 43 when he was 33, which I still saw what you're 35 I am yes, and you've been doing games for nine years This is year eight. Yes, you're gonna see I told you I would mess it up Okay, I was pretty close to be on I've said seven. So I've messed it up. You're not wrong It's my own once you get going. Yeah, my ultimate point is you started doing TV at 27, which is pretty young I think well, what do you remember back when I mean when you started out? How raw were you? How green were you? Did it take you a long time to get I mean because I think 27 is pretty Young to be doing TV. Well, it's it's really young when your NFL career is a dud But I feel like I didn't play as long in the league as I would have liked if I could have started at 33 after 10 years in the show, I would have been perfectly okay with that as well But I knew very quickly when I was wrapping things up in the league I probably could have grinded out a couple more perhaps But I was kind of looking at through the prism of I can start my next life now With the launch of the SEC Network and be aligned With a company at ESPN that I knew would cultivate and help us figure out how to do television It was the right time to go. I was still under contract with the Bengals when I agreed in principle with ESPN and Inevitably was in studio at first which I thought was a really good way to kind of get my feet wet and Understand just kind of the nuance of television lingo how to read a rundown how to Do the telestrator in the studio and more of a controlled setting? So if we busted something, it's like well, let's re rack it Let's go. Yeah, that was Comforting and and figuring out your cadence and your tone the following year Called a game that year but it was Lamar against Texas A &M a very forgettable game Jimmy if you didn't watch that one I'm not sure how you missed it. Well, I'm a better so I'm sure the line was about 50 So that'll that's all I need to know if it was that match I think you could have laid the points comfortably and come away a winner in that one. It got a little sideways Then the following year kind of had the perfect blend of studio and game by doing the SEC nation show With Joe Tess I might add so already developed a bit of a rapport with him and Kind of got to feel the energy of the crowd and the fact that yes, it's structured to an extent But you also kind of have to play to the audience some a little bit like doing a game It was almost the perfect blend and then in 2016 after a couple of games that I did in 2015 That's when I was given my first booth Alongside Dave Pash and I remember right out of the gate. Our first game was Houston and Oklahoma It was like number 11 against number four and I was a nervous wreck I mean just to complete I'm like, I'm gonna if I screw this up It's the last year my deal like I'll just be out and you know, go do whatever it is I need to do so I was a wreck and was very nervous. How long did it take you to get comfortable? Last year, maybe yeah, really For real I have I have butterflies before the game that are very comparable to when I played Still get them will always get them probably and I hope I do because that's part of what I love so much about doing this Job is that it is as close to being in the action as close to being a coach as close to being a player is any other professions In the industry, so I really enjoy it, but it probably took me. I was remarkably over prepared as Far as my week of prep is concerned all -consuming Totally dialed in I knew everything you need to know about the backup snapper you know to the point where it's like this is just I'm getting 2 % of my pregame prep into the show and it was almost it weighed me down some and I was trying to force things in so I Scaled back a lot over the course of a couple years to the point where I could be more efficient with my preparation Understand the things that I write down and notes that I take what's going to make air what might not what will benefit and allow? Me to have strong opinions on the air, even though it it might not necessarily come out exactly as I write it down I'll have a better fundamental understanding of what this team does and why they do it so I would say as far as my week of prep is concerned took me three years probably and then to get Really really comfortable and just having my voice and knowing when to go when to lay out when to allow the crowd to speak on Your behalf when to allow the players to speak on your behalf and to let my play -by -play guy really run with it I would say probably the last three years when I really started to hit a groove.
"two teams" Discussed on WTOP
"Hard every day. We'll see how much Howell and the starters last in this game. The two teams got in productive joint practices in between fights last week so maybe they may simply make this game an audition of some of the backups. Now I asked last hour does Baltimore's 24 -game preseason win streak matter. Sam Cosme had a rather colorful answer shall we say when NBC Sports Washington's JP Finley asked him about it. I think it's a stupid record. I mean who gives a about preseason games. I mean if we beat it great well we're gonna beat it so there we go. So tell us how you really feel. I would say those are fighting words but they did all the fighting already. So I don't know that they can fight any more than they already did this week. The Nationals reportedly working to extend their manager and general manager Dave Martinez reportedly already agreeing to a two -year deal with a third -year option. GM Mike Rizzo close to finalizing a similar deal. Nat Stud prospect Dylan Cruz a after dominant 14 -game run at single -A being promoted to double -A Harrisburg. Rob Woodfork, WTOP Sports. you Thank Rob. Coming up after traffic and whether President Biden and the first lady, that is, arrive in Hawaii. It's 626. Hi this is George Wallace and did you know that summer is the best time to replace your roof? If you don't believe me, pick up the phone and call Patrick Fingal's at New Look Home Design. To finish your summer off right, New Look offering is 50 % off all materials for roofing, siding, and doors. But wait, that's not all. New Look is also offering 0 % interest -free financing for five years, which means you save more even money. And as a bonus on top of all that, call today and schedule a free consultation and you get $100 a restaurant .com gift card just for inviting New Look into your home. Do what I and over $40 ,000. That's what customers have done. Trust the locally owned and operated roofing expert of over 20 years. They install almost roofs in one day and have completed over 40 ,000 projects. They're backed by a consumer protection guarantee, means which you don't pay until you're 100 % satisfied. Don't wait any longer folks. Schedule your free, no obligation estimate by picking up the phone and calling New Look Home Design at 800 -279 -5300 or visit NewLookHomeDesign .com. At PEPCO, we energy. deliver more than We deliver enhancements to the grid so you get more reliability. Payment assistance and support so you get more peace of mind and cleaner energy solutions so look you forward can to a more sustainable future. We deliver more so we can power the pathway to cleaner, affordable, resilient energy for everyone. Learn more at PEPCO .com. Get a Precision AC tune -up for only my plan son. And let's start with Dave in the traffic center In Prince George's County, on the Beltway, the outer loop near Branch Avenue, fire EMS units sent to a crash there on outer. the Some slow exits at the Landover ramps and of course around FedEx Field, but not terrible. Inner loop sluggish through Silver Spring and College Park with lanes open on the inner. Brandywine on Route 301 near McKendree The Road. response to a crash on 301 affects traffic both ways on both the Regency and Wawa side of the highway. Through the City of Frederick, northbound on I -270, slow toward Route 15 at Street, Jefferson MDOT says only the right exit lane is open at a crash. In Virginia, I 95 southbound through Springfield, definitely slower than it should be. Something was blocking a lane on the main line near the Franconia -Springfield Parkway overpass. Beyond that point, it's basically free slow, except as you get into Woodbridge. Northbound minor slowing near Patel -McMill. 66 westbound, still heavy Nutley near Street and 123, but not bad west of Fairfax and Fair Lakes. In Ruston, a crash at the Ruston Parkway -Fox Mill Road intersection north of the Fox Mill Shopping Center. Dulles Toll Road shape in good between the Beltway and Route 28. Dave Doldine, ERP traffic. Your forecast now from 7 News First Alert meteorologist Steve Rudin. As we move through the evening hours, it will stay warm and humid, with temperatures falling through the 80s,
A highlight from 2 Miese 3 Papiers reden heute darber ob es gut ist 100 Jahre alt zu werden
"A round of applause for Bartan Schade Kiskind, my name is Bartan Schade Kiskind. Today we are going to do a special episode, but not for the sake of the audience. Because this episode is one of them. To my right is my best colleague, my best partner, my guest. Thank you very much. A round of applause for Bartan Schade Kiskind, my name is Bartan Schade Kiskind. I hope you are enjoying the experience. I hope you will enjoy the whole episode. Thank you. So, let's watch. I'll watch you. I'll watch you. Oh, no, I'm not. I'm not gonna watch you, I'm just gonna watch you. No, I'll watch you. I'm gonna watch you. I'll watch you. Or maybe I'll watch you. I'll watch you. So, how do you feel about the team? No, but I have to say that I feel exactly the same way the team has. And that's why I don't know. Because this time only has one team in the world, and there are only a few in the world. Yes, of course, there are only three teams. One team in the world, one team in the world. I would say that with the two teams.
Episode 110 - May 28th, 2023 - Boston Making History??? - Burst 12
"This is boss winning game 7, but I'm like they won by one by luck. So I'm like game 7 to me is like, if you're a boss and figure not comfortable. I don't know they're not comfortable. And if you're Miami fan, you're like, you're disappointed, but you're like, okay, we can do it again. But you have the legs for it. You got the breath, you conditioning for it. You have the mental stamina to endure this again. Exactly. I don't know, man. I really don't believe they do man. I'm sure Jimmy Butler does, but this is body can handle it because you know, like I said, Jimmy can he can run against the wall every now and then and burn himself out. And now we don't know. That wall you're talking about, I was looking to see it maybe game three or four of Denver. The wall is going to be tomorrow. That's the wall bro. I think you're right. Walls game 7, man. Whatever energy he could have. You could have had along with rest. That shit be sale, bro that ship is sale. Unless it plays out of his mind, has the best career. Bam is, to me, them is a key. 'cause they're giving you shots. But you gotta make it. Yeah? Yeah, you do. Four or 5 and 6, you gotta come bring it, bro listen. If I'm slow, you gotta put Kevin Love it on that front line, man. It's not right. Grab these rebounds. He's not right. Well, you need someone. You need someone. That's not right. That's a problem. He used to start and then they took on the rotation. I think he's hurt too. It's a damn shame. That's a problem with Miami is that they're basically limping into this playoffs. Damn. Tyler hero, Victor LL depot, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Love. For your players that were giving you quality, you know, minutes, they're hurt. Listen, the window that Pat Riley's got along with the way the east is. You got to get another great player for Jimmy. Now, so what do you predict for game 7? Honestly, if I'm a betting man, I could predict a ten point difference in favor of Boston. Maybe I'd say probably ten 13 point difference to your Boston. Most of my plus 13, I could see I could see an 87 one O one type situation. I got three and a half push. I can see either team pushing. And winning narrowly. I don't see a blowout. I can't see a ten point lead for Boston. What's up, man? I'm just, I'm looking at a team who had them dead to rights, I think that's going to be psychologically spent as they are physically spent. But more psychologically. Like, you know, like, you know, at this point, everybody's, you know, physically spend and stuff like that, but your body adjusts. Psychologically speaking, I think then boys is done, bro, I really do. You know, I don't think so. This is, this is the very worst case scenario for Miami. I think this is something they can salivate. Because if you think about their AC, no, they shouldn't be here, but they should be, but you are. So it's like, okay, if punch way above their way, but I think they've reached their, I think they reach their maximum, man. I really do. I got a three and a half. I think they have a Vegas guy at three and a half. Could usually when there's three and a half, that means you figure the home team. So usually when it comes to sports bets, if you see a plus negative three negative 7 or negative ten, they favor the home team. But I think they got a three and a half. So it was three and a half that means that it's a push. Listen, I'm looking at momentum. I mean, I don't see my ultimate Boston. Games four and 5. Yes. Game 6 to me, I look as a fluke. I think it's the same bet, bro. It was the hand of a guy that got that child 'cause they had less time, like if everybody was 2.1 on the clock, they're outta here. They're not, it's over. But this is the same thing. We said last year in that game 7, between these two teams. You know, there was one shot away from being eliminated. Yeah. It was Jimmy Butler, that made that shot, right? I think he shot a three coming up. He took you, buddy, but then go in. Yeah, he took it. He rimmed out. Yeah, man. So who's to say, but I can say it's a man fortune favors the bold man. We will find out. Boston's been hella bold in a situation that they put themselves in that they are like on the verge of turning around. Here's to me, who's a player, if Miami really wants to help Jimmy Butler out?
Ramirez, Rays beat Pirates 4-1 in matchup of top two teams
"Harold Ramirez homered and drove in a pair in the Tampa Bay Rays used 7 pitchers to hold Pittsburgh to just a single run in a four one victory over the pirates. Ramirez finished with an RBI single in the fourth that got the raise on the board and a solo Homer in the 6th that capped the scoring both off pirates starter Rwandan Contreras. Colin Boucher earned the win after relieving Josh Fleming, who left in the 5th after being hit by a line drive. Tampa Bay is now won 24 of its first 30 games to start this season. Steve Carney, St. Petersburg.
"two teams" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Right now 48 of midway 44 in Vernon hills and at the lakefront are going up to just 48 this afternoon. I'm acute with the meteorologist Brian Thompson. It's ten 40 charges have been filed against a 20 year old man in connection with a lakefront shooting earlier this month. The left one man dead and two teens wounded at a beach in north suburban Evanston. Jalen Murray faces murder and attempted murder charges in the shooting that killed 18 year old Jacques erby of Skokie on the evening of April 12th near Clark street beach on Sheridan road. Two teams were also wounded when Murray allegedly pulled out a gun and started shooting during an argument. He was denied bail during a hearing yesterday. Federal regulators could be hours away from seizing control of first republic bank, CBS News reporter Willie James and has the latest from Washington. According to media reports, the FDIC asked JPMorgan Chase and PNC to submit final bids to buy first republic by Sunday. The bank stock price plunged 80% in March, a direct result of the collapse of Silicon Valley bank. Shortly after nearly a dozen larger banks propped up first republic with $30 billion. Despite that infusion, the stock took another hit Friday, losing 43% of its value in closing at $3 and 51 cents a share. A financial report shows that depositors at first republic withdrew about 41% of their money in the first quarter of this year. With today marking the start of national small business week, a survey focuses on the best places to find homegrown food. And we're in America, you can easily find farm fresh food. It's all those things where you can get fresh food from its source. The launch starter survey ranks the best and worst cities for local food, the best is found in Oregon. Portland is number one in access, they also are number one in the most you pick farms. The surveys Jeff Herman says no surprises when it comes to the worst city for food off the farm. It's just about hard to find anything in anchorage, Alaska, and you pay more for it too. Stephen Kauffman, CBS News. Big thanks to our team behind the scenes making all of this possible at the editor's desk, a camera costanzo and now Terry Bauer, our news writers, Mark
Tatum, Brown help Celtics demolish NBA-leading Bucks 140-99
"The Celtics are a game closer to the Eastern Conference lead after crushing the bucks, one 40, 99. Celtics coach Joe Missoula. I finally began in the game we came out with an intentionality in our game plan discipline. But we did a really good job keeping them on a transition. Boston chat 22 of 43 from three point range and pulled within two games of Milwaukee. Jason Tatum pumped in 40 points and Jalen Brown 30 to help Boston win the season series and the tie breaker between the two teams. Bucks forward Chris Middleton left the game midway through the third quarter after taking an elbow to the face. Yanis intend to Cooper had 24 points for the bucks who matched their worst loss of the season. I'm Dave ferry.
Biden Nominee Kato Crews Unable to Answer Basic Legal Question
"I want you to listen to his response as he's entirely perplexed He thinks it's the Brady Bill the gun Bill Check this out Tell me how you analyze a Brady motion How I analyze a Brady motion Yes Senator in my four and a half years on the bench I'm not don't believe I've had the occasion to address a Brady motion in my career Do you know what a Brady motion he is Senator in my time on the bench have not had occasion to address that And so it's not coming to mind at the moment what a Brady motion is Do you recall the U.S. Supreme Court case Brady V Maryland I do recall the name of the case in the senator Yes And what it did hold I believe that the Brady case in well senator I believe the Brady case involves something regarding the Second Amendment It is not I've not had occasion to address that If that issue wore to come before me I would certainly analyze that Supreme Court precedent and apply it As I would need you to the facts in front of me He's like Jim just nailed it He's like sir can you tell us about Brady motion Oh Brady's motion Yeah He's fluid with the arm mechanics Brady But he definitely has to work on the long ball and the problem is his age He's getting a little old the labrum may be a little beat up from years in the NFL You know he spent some time with two teams He's definitely a winner The mechanics are there but I'm not sure at the age of 40 plus Brady's motion can still accomplish what we need to do to get a Super Bowl winning team
Mitchell has big slam, 31 points as Cavs beat Nets 115-109
"Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points to lead the Cavaliers over the nets one 15 to one O 9. Mitchell hit 5 three porters and a fourth quarter highlight reel slam dunk in the cas 46 win, but says it could have been better. You know, we don't win by 6 or 8, whatever it is. It's a one point game. I think it's the entire offensive rebounds. They missed a few of the shots. It was much three tonight. They may make something. You know, and that's ultimately what's the separator. So they don't continue to be consistent with what we do. Care is the word added 18 points. While Darius Garland and Edmund mobley scored 17 apiece, they run sharp, led Brooklyn with 20 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as the nets dropped their four straight game. The two teams will play once again in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Mike Moriarty, New York
"two teams" Discussed on WSB-AM
"High fly ball belted left center and Ozzy puts him in front of that 7 30 home run in Bali sports is the difference is the Braves be Washington 8 to 5 and now lead the division by 2.5 Games? Same two teams play tonight at truest part that coach Kirby Smart report presented on WSB by Delta, Keep climbing Coach. Let's talk about you. ABS defense last season, They were seventh of the Devil and pass defense. They've got most of their guys back. Very impressive unit. Extremely impressive unit. Very experienced, talented, understand, uh, passing the ball and know how to affect the quarterback. Um, and you know that conference is his way better than people give him credit for. We've played teams at that conference. Many a time and the respect is not They're like it should be You. L l last year so very talented program. These two went head to head and it was like I was 24 20. It was like a really close game between those two and both of them went out and beat some big schools. They've got a great blend on offense as well. They can run it. They can throw out their quarterback Tyler Johnson, very accurate, very accurate. He knows how not to turn over the ball, you know, and I was saying earlier it When you've got a young quarterback, you can affect him in frustrating when you've got an older quarterback. That's not that he's not gonna make many mistakes. That's the Kirby Smart report brought to you by Delta, Proud to be the official airline of University of Georgia Athletics. I'm Jeff Dance Lor, the Georgia Bulldogs Sports network. When you fly Delta, it's not just about the big things. It's about.
"two teams" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"What's going on Brash. Hey, man, Um, so I'm going to give you my my bottom dweller Tween teams in each conference and then the teams. I think we're going to go to the Super Bowl. And then I want to ask you about my favorite team, which is the Bengals. So the teams that I think are going to be the worst at the NFC. I'm looking at the Lions at the A F. C. I'm looking at Houston. The best teams coming out of both conferences from the A F C. I like Buffalo. I really think Buffalo did a great job in the draft of adding some pass rushers to complement what they've already been doing. You know, they got a couple of guys, man. They kid Uh, Russo. From Miami to add with what they did last year with the kid out of Penn State and Ed Oliver. There's the line is nasty, so I really think Buffalo could possibly overtake. Casey. But those those those are my top two teams come out the A, F. C and out of the NFC. You know, looking at Tampa Bay and Green Bay again? Uh, Seattle Who knows what they could do their if their defense can kind of stabilize a little bit. So those are my picks As far as M v p. We're looking at Josh Allen. You know, he got a lot of early looks last year and kind of faltered off if he can kind of hold tight there. Maybe Russell Wilson. I don't know. Um But I would love to hear what you which was what? What do you think about my Bengals? I'm not my car anymore. So if you can kind of keep me on the phone line, so I can hear your Yes, Steve, I'll put you on, hold their friend and give you the answer and I I I think the Bengals are in for another tough year, just from the standpoint of quarterback timing, getting back out on the field, trusting Joe Burrow. I think for the Bangles. The excitement is really going to be in the back half of the season. The final eight games of the year for the Bangles. That to me is what you should really be focusing on. The first nine games. It's going to take a while. They got to get the QB set back up. They got it. Sort of, you know, feel their way through welcoming Joe Burrow back and letting him be a big present. But the final eight games of this season should show you how much talent is on hand and how much talent Cincinnati has to tap into. In terms of getting better for the 2022 season. The final eight games will tell you if you got something. If in the final eight their foreign foreign there met Samantha like, okay, we're just an average team. You know, maybe you go five and 36 and two down the stretch. Now, I think it kind of got something and that. Hey, maybe we're onto the Maybe we're onto the magic formula here. I am a Joe Burrow fan. I do think the injury to him was very unfortunate last year, and it's going to set him back Start season. But ultimately Um I like the fact that Cincinnati is going with a different kind of stability. You know, he got second year head coach in there. You got your second year quarterback in there. There are some weapons for him to be able to play with. Well look at the end of the day. Cincinnati also has to overcome their culture. And that, uh, Steve to me is a that's a real hard thing to do in Cincinnati is to overcome that culture because that starts with the people up top that starts with The that starts with the ownership group. And that starts with trying to break some tendencies that have been there for a really long time that are very tough to break. But I think Joe Burrow has got kind of moxie to be able to take that on and to do it, and and that's what I I so I love about that situation. You know, one person. Can make a difference on a team in a very big way. And it can be in positions other than a quarterback, But when it is it makes you feel like you kind of struck gold. We're in the hour to coming up with a grass show on CBS Sports Raid every just shining here in this Labor Day weekend. Which NFL team finishes the best when in the Super Bowl, who finishes the worst getting the number one pick and.
"two teams" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Just give you the two teams are going to get there, and we'll see if it's Kansas City and The Packers this year. Mason from Virginia's up on CBS Sports Radio, A mace Hey, how you doing there? Hey, Jodi, you know you like the Grinch who stole Christmas man. Remember that green character that used to break into kids houses and still At all of their presence and everything. That's the Grinch. Yeah, you're calling me Grinch. Whatever we well, That's what you do it, man because we all uh as fans like to think that that team Is going to at least imagine that our team is going to be holding up that embody trophy at the end of the year. You know all fans like that, you know, but anyway, but you might be right. Hold on. Oh, He really think that Jacksonville fans believe that? I know. I don't think so. Oh, so so some, So some fans think it even a majority of the fans thinking, But there is something that really is to go. Right now. We're still rebuilding the team. We're not there yet, but we're going to be better. We're moving in the right direction. You're not Everybody blaze. They're going to win the Super Bowl every year. Yeah, You're right about that. You know, I just do that in. But you know his father, Dallas Cowboys are concerned. I just feel like they're very hard team to Project. Uh, they have a lot of young players that he was speaking to the legitimate earlier about and I just feel like if that was going to have success this year, they're young players are going to have to really grow up fast, man. You know, And if that happens because I feel like personally, they don't have a a cornerback. They can stay with your number one receiver. They have problems with the run last year, so they're going to be there going to be depending on the young players. It happened that area. Uh they are the linebackers. Jaden Smith. Um, he can't cover Obama be, uh, latent variables can't stay on the field, so they have a lot of issues definitely on defense. On the offensive line. I mean, you see what's going on right now. They don't have the death right now. They have injuries. So, um, they have a They have a lot of issues right now, So they have to me. They're hard team project, so if they're going to have success, I just feel like the young kids going to have to really step up. And plays especially especially on the defense side of the ball. Mason. Thank you very much for the call, uh, that that If you're a cowboy fan, you believe that they've got all these young studs and they're ready to step in. And Dan Quinn is going to be some pied Piper that is going to get them play to a level that is unexpected at this time. Could happen. I'm going to bet against it. This is one of those where I'm going to say, I got to see it before I believe it. Maybe they build it. And these guys look like legit NFL players, But they're growing pains. And then you can feel that much better about the Cowboys going forward their studies their stars, their high level and high salaried. Uh, weapons on offense are all still relatively young Doc. Young Zeke Young CD lambs. Really Young and Marie Cooper is pretty damn young, too, so Cowboys future could be bright this year. Not happening. All right? We gotta get this in. Give it to me. Shep Mac Daddy tweeted today comes from Kyle more. I don't think that scenario with Aaron Rodgers Winning the Super Bowl this year would be looked at as a good story through a big hissy fit to get out of Green Bay. You're right, not a good story, but it really interesting story, And that's the most important thing. Kyle more Mix 165. Those teachers are educating and.
"two teams" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Ohio State had offensively with with the new quarterback, and I'm like, Oh, you know it, which comes just shove there, and those two teams are playing. First of all, it's going to be a great game, but I got to go with those offensive playmakers right this second, whether I want new blood in college football. I think it needs a shot in the arm. That's one of the reasons why I like college football playoff expansion data will eventually happen. But who who, realistically? Help their chances that much. Was it a UCLA? It was, was it Cincinnati? It was, You know, what are these nontraditional college football playoff teams had a good weekend. Well, I think I mean, you nailed two of them. Look, I thought Cincinnati number four this week because I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Oklahoma. I'm doing about what I saw, right this skinny minute on Saturday and Cincinnati's mind a few teams that went out there and took care of business against the team that they should have. And Desmond Ritter was spectacular. He threw coming through four. Four touchdowns and rushed for another. Um, you know, they've got a chance to be undefeated going into Notre Dame and guys. We talk about how North Carolina impact Clinton's schedule. Oh, my God. The Hoosiers. I mean, how embarrassing Like just just India. Actually in Denia Hoosiers If you saw the misspelling of the jerseys, yes. Yes. Yes, it was. It was hard to miss that. But they, you know, I thought that going on the road back to back for Cincinnati and beating Indiana and Notre am Had a realistic chance to get them in the committee's conversation. Now, I don't think going on their own being Indiana is going to do much for them at this point, but going on around being Notre Dame can But the point is they they did a great job and they took care of business, and they looked like the Cincinnati that we thought they were going to look like I Washington U C L a game last night from start to finish and man That immune? You knew Chip Kelly was going to put it together At some point. The man is a good coach, and it was just still a bit of a question. That was, if this year is it, and I think it's still kind of a question. Let's see him do it for the next you know, 11 12 weeks or what it might be. But man, they looked good. They had playmakers who played discipline and they really beat an outcoached else. You soundly so I thought they played very well on a day when Oregon so they had some questions. No, no, I agree that Heather Dennis joining US college football playoff reporter Be interesting to see with U C. L A And I mean LSU we've seen, you know, without Joe Brady and Joe Burrow. It's just not the same program, so we'll see Just how good they are moving forward. But you're right. We can only go on. What we've seen in UCLA looked pretty damn good. I want to circle back quickly. Two years Cincinnati observation. I agree with you, and starting on a higher plane is good, because you have less to go to get into that Top four. But your point about Indiana is one that I made earlier is that This looks like a playoff schedule, where a group of five things have to allot. You not only have to start top 10 or top 15, but you also have to have meat on the bone of the schedule. They got Indiana and Notre Dame. The problem is the reliant on those two teams to be good. And if Indiana is like a 500 team or an eight and 14, and they go on the road and also beat Notre Dame, I get it, Heather, But we've seen what the committee does with strength of schedule with Group of five teams. How confident would you be? That if they went out, they should feel pretty good about their standing. Would be confident that they would be in the conversation because you would figure they're playing a ranked team in the American Athletic Conference championship Game Cube right, and that's part of the piece of the puzzle is what does the committee view that? How do they view that league? Right? We always know that they say we don't judge conferences. We ranked teams. You know what they think of the conference by how many teams All right, you know. So we've seen that with the SEC. Time and time again, So I'm certainly not going to say that if they go on to feed it there in because they be Indiana and Notre Dame? No, thank you, right. But how do they look? During all these games can get another ranked opponent and to your point How to Indiana and Notre Dame finished is a CF piece Top 25 What happens in all the other power? Five conferences, right, Heather last quick question for you. College football playoff this committee. This working group supposed to get back together? What in late September is that what's the next step for all of us? Yep. September 28. So any fans of college football who are listening to this hoping for some grand resolution coming out of Rosemont, Illinois, in your big 10 offices later this month are going to be severely disappointed because multiple sources are telling me that the president might not even vote on on expansion. At this point. I mean, things have just gone so many Different directions. There's a bunch of political, you know, moves involved in this now, with the Oklahoma and Texas going to the he so I think it's inevitable. The playoff is going to expand at some point, but I think that the door on it happening before the end of this 12 year contract is closing quickly. And if that's gonna be the case, you know who's going to be hurt by that the alliance because the Pac 12 and the had horrifically bad opening weekends is not going to get any better. But, alas, that's what they want to do. Heather Dennis, thank you so much. We appreciate the time, all right. You bet. Thanks, guys. There it is. Heather Dinner. Joining us in the Goodyear Hotline Brought to you by Goodyear with every mile on the road to greatness. Goodyear more driven. We continue to drive this college football bus and what we liked out of the weekend, including one upset. No one has given some love to. We will do it. Next on ESPN Radio. Peter earns Matt Shit best week ever. As a fan. This is amazing at the time of the year. This is what we talked about. This is real message. You ready? Sound ready? This is Marty Smith. And I'm ready..
"two teams" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Worried about that dynamic coming back to bite them. But, you know, they're interesting. They played well, You know, they played well against some good things. I know that losing three out of four to San Francisco. You'd like to have seen them get Split there, but they salvaged something, but they swept the Dodgers already this season, this with the Padres. And those are, you know, I mean, those could be The top two teams in the National League, so You know, I'm just sort of, you know, Biding my time here, let me not make any grand decisions. Even about what they should be doing at this point when there is one of the trade deadline, July 31st. Yeah. Maybe. Yeah, a long time to get almost two months. Let it play out. Yeah. You gotta let it play out and see where it is. There's no need to making decisions now, WILBON. If you can believe this as we let you go at our golf outing on Monday, I don't play golf. But I did have a golf cart and I Like a clot. I hit my head and the roof like the overhang of the golf cart trying to get in, and I had had five staples that I needed Staples into my head at the ER on Monday. Have you ever done anything as klutzy as that? No and the real telltale here, Sylvie, There is no reason for somebody who is in the sports as you are. There's no there's no possible rational explanation. Why you don't play golf. I need to play a game. Well, I'm a red ass like Waddle always likes to say, and I took it to mean I took it too seriously and would frustrate me to the point where I wasn't having fun. Nor were the other three p. Nobody want grew around that crowd, you know, so I just said When when the going gets tough, Quinn? Yeah. You don't want to be in that for someone. He starts to hit him a little writer, a little left. I mean, but everybody's been through that. So you improve your behavior, Not a chance. You know you go. I mean, that is the great thing about golf to me as you learn more about yourself. Then you learn about anything else. I mean, you do learn the game. If you're determined to get better and learn it, But you also heard about yourself and your own behavior would have to go and one can get better. You know, and so hitting your head on the cart. My God and five staples. Yeah, I mean, five staples. I mean, that's a no, No, I don't have I've never thrown a club and it bounced back up and knock my teeth out out, and I've never owned a club, though. Oh, yeah. Through clubs Early on, and You know, Sometimes you're playing with players who say good players. Who will say you know what? You don't play that much, And you're not good enough to throw a club so basically that humiliation can ground you. And then you just You realize how stupid it looks. When you see other people do it right. Makes him feel good, Though the release of just throwing your comment. Swear and I lets me go. No. You know what makes it feel good makes me feel good. Hit the damn fairway and make the putt. I mean, that's what makes it feel. Yeah, I think that's true. But if I can't do that, I want to throw a club every now and again, Michael. Great stuff. Always appreciate it. We'll talk next week. Thanks, Mike. All right, You guys sounds good. There you go. Michael Wilbon every Wednesday at five. Get him a nice cicada stew and send it out to him. Yeah, cicadas. All right, so the Bears were back on the field. They let the media in, except For one. They let the media and except for one guy, and you know him too, and we'll get you a Justin Fields update. You're listening to Waddle and Sylvia on.
"two teams" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Is ah, great help here as she Via her Twitter account at Susan Slusser. She's chronicled here over the last hour. The moves the Giants have made. And, uh, Maybe if we think about it real hard That'll give us some indication is what the Giants will do on Saturday with either their starter or there. Uh, It's by bullpen committee deal. So about an hour ago, Scott Kazmir was scratched from his Triple A start and Sacramento Nick Tropeano. En route to San Francisco at basically the same time. The Giants announced a few minutes after US Susan dropped that via Twitter. The Giants announced that Nick Tropeano was added to the roster We mentioned Camilo Dove all has been option out. So Scott Kazmir. Was scratched from the start. You think I'm maybe he'll pitch on Saturday in combination with Nick True piano, but Gabe Kapler said about half an hour ago. No decision has been made yet on the starter or starters for Saturday. So what do we know? We're probably no closer to knowing anything about Saturday. Larry now than we were before I started mentioning any of this stuff. But what we do know is that Curtis Sally who must have felt like they were picking on him yesterday with baseballs, and she had to wear a couple of them, Curt Casali. Backup catcher of great value for the Giants. He is okay. So the idea that Joey Bart would have to come in and Caselli we get put on the I hell. That has been put to bed. So that's the only solid thing we know. Kirk to Sally. He cold. Who's gonna pitch tomorrow? I don't know. Available. Yeah, but you don't want it, so I'll do it, But it's interesting. I mean, it's like maybe It's kind of depending on what happens tonight on with. Yeah, maybe. Maybe Tropeano. Usually Tropeano is gonna be there tonight. Um damn, and he's been He's He's accelerated his owners. Well, that in San Francisco right now? Yes. Oh, maybe if they don't use Tropeano out of the bullpen tonight, maybe he starts tomorrow. Or maybe the plan is to go with Kashmir, the veteran against his former team, the Dodgers, Um, you know that that to me would make a lot of sense. I don't know how he's going down there. I know that Carmen is was, you know they were talking about condom? Inez, who's a lefty? Who could be a Saturday option. But he had a 15 pitch inning and inning of relief. I believe yesterday. So that probably takes him out. And then you mentioned the kiss Sally thing I mean, make us Ali looked like he was in a world of hurt yesterday that the one off the elbow that he took looked like it really hurt. I mean, He grunted like it hard and in the ball and what a weird angle it came straight down, and I can't like it hit something like maybe actually the actual bone, but, um, they pulled Joey Bart from the Triple A game after five innings yesterday. And the thinking was maybe Kasatka. Sally would go on the injured list and they need to promote Bart. But clearly, that's not the case so Um, you know, I mean it, Z one. I'll say this. It's interesting. When you look at these the injured list for both teams, I would say, without counting that the two teams giants and Dodgers have in the neighborhood. Of 25 guys on the deal. I think that's a ton man. That's a ton of guys on the debt on it. They could entire between the two teams. They have an entire team of guys. That are injured right now. Interest in L. A has got heart. George League Baseball this year for everybody, especially muscle pulls soft tissue injuries, that kind of stuff. Yeah, So I mean, it's like, and it's no, It's funny. It's like no longer about how deep is your 25 man? It's really about how deep you're 40, man. You know how how how many got and you're going to stay on top of it. I mean, you got I mean, it's a day to day thing with this sport like this with all these little muscle poles, and as you said, soft tissue injuries, and then you get hit by pitches and things that happened in the game, and then just things out of nowhere like we saw. We saw Flores trying to go first to third and it was pretty clear is as he hit the second base bag that he didn't have the same Getty up and he was grimacing. And sure enough, he was, you know, put on the list so You know, it's just it's Z A. You know, a lot of stopping and starting and sprinting and that kind of thing, and it just lends itself toe muscle pulls. But really, it's just the Giants first grow around as far as their first tier of starters, I think is good enough to compete all year long if they can maintain even just a Some, you know, moderate, You know, health and moderation. But if it gets too like, you know, your ninth 10th 11th 12th 13th starter your Oh, God, Yeah. You know when you're down there, they don't l A has got more depth than the Giants and the Padres do, too. So hopefully the Giants can can cobble cobble this thing together and not have Ah lot, Maura injuries from here because You know they're They're really usurping whatever depth they have, and you don't see them. If there's Total disaster scenario presents itself where you just start losing start after starter you don't see the Giants even if they are in contention. Here in the next couple months. You don't see them going out and Renting a guy or, you know, spending prospect. Capital to get a guy to come in, too. Maintain a level of competency to possibly get them into the playoff mix the wild card or you know the best case scenario. Winning the division. It's just it's not I don't know if it's like this success that the Giants have if we're kind of seeing it all the way through to the end. I don't know if it's necessarily arrived a year early or late the time early, but it's clear that the plane is eventually I don't think it's that far off. You start to get some of these young guys here in the mix that we've been talking about for a while to trade. Any of them obviously would be. It's not gonna happen. It would be foolish to do so. But I just don't see them. You know doing that to maintain Um, uh, but a certain amount of status quo with what they have going on right now. Yeah, I think I think it's gonna be. You know, they're going to make those moves on the margins and they're gonna They're gonna know everybody else's roster. And, um heck, we just saw the Diamondbacks today at a player and send out a pretty young, talented reliever that they signed from Cuba. Yohan Lopez, Katherine's 90, You know, seven miles an hour and It's those kinds of guys you know under. The Giants haven't made a move for him, but I would imagine they're gonna desk..
"two teams" Discussed on WSB-AM
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"two teams" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Their highest price athlete employees. It's simply like What you want about James Harden. He made it pretty clear how you felt now. I don't like how James Harden went about it. I don't like his body language, his actions and I thought he gave up on the team and I thought pretty clearly visibly quit on the rest of the team. But It wasn't like we were in the dark about how James Harden felt he made it pretty clear the moment he showed up this season. I don't want to play for the Houston Rockets anymore. He continued to play for the Rockets. I thought then made it very clear in that final game yet over here like I'm not playing for this team anymore. It's this untenable at this point. I don't like how hard and went about it, but nobody was. Nobody was in the middle. No one was in the gray area about what James Harden felt. About this scenario, Let's go back to the phone lines 855 to 1 to 4 to 27 Don is in Oregon. Go ahead. Don Yeah, I was wondering, uh, in these contracts that they give these hyper Price guaranteed money. Did he get the guaranteed up front? Is your away anywhere. The Texans can recoup some of their money. Because he's gone back on the contract. That's a really good question. Let me look at the Sean wants his contract here, and I appreciate the phone call to kind of let you know how it is. I haven't really looked too deep into the deal in terms of the money in the breakdown. I know that I know that trading him isn't that big of a deal? I don't know. Let me look this up and I'll be sure to give that information. I appreciate the phone call. I'm not sure how all of their deals work. What's been paid out and what hasn't been paid out. Order Shawn Washington's NFL contractors so tricky because there's so much guaranteed money up front. But then the other team can pick it up and offsets. It's a lot of stuff, So let me read it. I don't want to say anything that's incorrect about the contract. Up to Shawn wants in. We'll take more of your phone calls coming up 855 to 1 to 4 to 27 we're talking about the Sean wants that we had John McClane on the show. I think. Eventually he gets traded. The Jets and Carolina make a lot of sense to me. Carolina's got the eighth pick in the draft. The Jets have the second pick in the draft. I think those two teams make a lot of sense. Who do you guys think makes sense? Do you think that it's fixable in Houston for two Shaun wants and we'll take your phone calls coming up. But before we do that, let's head to a CBS Sports Radio update with Mike McCann. See me? Yes. Sports flag. All right, Carrington, The countdown is on for Super Bowl 55, a fun fact to ponder when Tom Brady played his first Super Bowl 19 years ago. Patrick Mahomes was a first grader, Bucks and Chiefs a week from tomorrow. Houston Texans say they have no interest in trading unhappy to Shawn Watson and the just appointed head coach, David Kelly goes even farther, saying, quote. He is a Houston Texans. I want him to be a Houston Texan. The reason I'm in this position today is because I know he's going to be Houston, Texas. Might the Rams be interested in moving Jared Goff? The athletic reports that L. A has held exploratory talks while considering making a deal for the veteran Lions QB Matthew Stafford, Let's head to the indicate. Eight games on the Saturday schedule for his period scores pelicans up 35 24 on the Rockets. The Bulls lead the Trail Blazers 28 25. It's the King's 24 the Heat 21. Bucks two point lead on the Hornets. It's 28 26 4. More games later, College hoops top Rankin's Aga has roared from behind They now lead pepper dying 23 16 your finals number two. 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"two teams" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
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"Alright the Bulldogs and the razor bags, the 40th all time meeting between these two teams, and all of these meetings have taken place since Arkansas joined the Southeastern Conference 30 years ago. So the two teams never met before Arkansas was a member of the S E. C. As Georgia takes the floor and Fayetteville, the Bulldogs in their road black uniforms, Arkansas will be in the home whites. Hogs or nine and 21 and two and the SEC they've lost back to back games, as has Georgia. Here's the toss and the tip, and it's batted around and finally controlled by Toumani Kamara and the Bulldogs. As a van over the Big 7 FT. Three transfer was jumping in the center circle for the Razorbacks. So the dogs with the first possession As Wheeler holds the ball drives right on the wing. Fires across the way left side. It goes to horn. A quick feed to Fagan in the corner for Camara Uncontested. Who any rips it a scanner Energy three to start the ball game to money, Kamara and the dogs. With a three Nothing lead Arkansas very slow to get out to cover him. In fact, you could argue they never got got their van over ended up on him, but never got on him. And here's a three by the Razorbacks Moody. Mrs Fane over gets the rebound steps into the block. We'll look when you're 73. There are a lot of advantages you have. One of the advantages you don't have is that you still have to dribble When you're moving with the basketball. You don't get to not dribble just because you're 73. They waved off his basket for the travel. Georgia comes down fires up a two by Wheeler. It's off the rim and the rebound saved in the far corner by Arkansas. Up ahead quickly to jail and Tate. He feeds it into the corner. Now it's jacks up the wing. He throws it away into the backcourt. Take chases it down, but it was tipped, says Anthony Jordan, tipped by the dog, so Arkansas maintains the possession take drives against severe. And they call a foul on the Georgia Point Guard on the drive by Jalen Tate 66 transfer from northern Kentucky. Scott. You were telling me they got a number of these number transfer? Yes, they do. They've got 12 new faces on the roster between Graduate transfers, junior college transfers and freshman So hold the roster for Eric Musselman. Arkansas team. The inbound, contested by the dogs, almost taken away by Wheeler, Arkansas will work with Jalen Tate under the basket is in the semi circle. Trying to find an opening to get the ball up, and then he got fouled instead. And the dogs pick up their second foul here early on in this contest. On both of pretty obvious too. So I mean, not much. You can argue about a quibble about with the officials one on Wheeler that went on to money, Camara. Dogs with the three Nothing lead here. We're not quite two minutes in as the Razorbacks will go to the line for the first time in this ball game. Something placed there very familiar with as they lead the SEC and free throws, attempted and made and take Mrs. The first free throw opportunity. The game for Arkansas. The way the dogs have been in his own defense here early Second free throw by Tate is good, and it's 31, Georgia and the dogs have the ball Wheeler down the middle of the floor over the hog into the front court into the circle. Now.
"two teams" Discussed on 710 WOR
"We go. We have two teams of two and we're gonna ask each team two questions. Once the question is asked of the team only that team can answer the teams can confer among themselves before they give a final answer. If we have a tie after four questions, I'll ask 1/5 time. Big question. At that point, any team could answer and the first team with the right answer wins. And, of course, the other rule for Len No Googling. So let's get it. I heard you right at Nobu, please. I've got to make sure you know the whole cast. Yeah, you might say ho. You didn't say at this time, Joe. That's how I would say it to you to do. You didn't tell me I can't Google already. Let's meet our listeners who we're gonna be part of our teams today in the Lenin Michael Tag Team Trivia contest. Lend your teammate Is Alan bursting from Emerson, New Jersey, Alan Say Hello, Delenn. Owning land. How are you? Well, I hope you're a bright guy. They say the questions. You're tough how you won opera and science And I feel sorry for yelling. Feel sorry for you. I do go to the opera, So I mean, I know that baby. I got a ringer. Hey, Alan, What do you do for a living? I'm semi retired. I work in a library and I'm a baseball umpire. Whoa! We got a lot of bases covered here. Redl. You're in trouble. Hey, Alan. Yes, I like Michael. I'd love to talk to you about doing a program for art. Happy to do it happen That will get your information when we're done, okay? By the way, Shit..
"two teams" Discussed on AP News
"The two teams meet again in Memphis on Tuesday. I'm Dave Ferrie. LeBron James had 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers. James scored the Lakers 1st 10 points in the fourth quarter and added a three pointer to make it 1 to 1 90 with 2 34 left. Anthony Davis added 17 points and nine rebounds while mantra is Harold had 16 points and nine boards in the Lakers third straight win. Kyle Anderson led Memphis with 18 points and you notice Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds. LeBron James had 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers, and I wanna wait 94 downing of the Grizzlies. James scored the Lakers 1st 10 points in the fourth quarter and ended a three pointer to make it 1 to 1 90 with 2 34 left for myself from us for a little bit more a little bit more in attack mode and see if I can cut open the game up. We're ready to do that. Anthony Davis added. 17 points and nine rebounds while mantra is Harold had 16 points and nine boards in the Lakers third straight win. Kyle Anderson led Memphis with 18 points and you notice Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds. The two teams meet again in Memphis on Tuesday. I'm Dave Ferrie. Jason Tatum in the Celtics order weekend split their two games against Detroit by downing the Pistons won 20 to 1 20. Tatum nailed to follow away with 2.9 seconds left and came within two rebounds of a triple double finishing with 24 points in 12 assists. Jalen Brown shot 13 of 16 while scoring a team high 31 points, including a three pointer. They gave Boston a last minute lead. Jeremy Grant had a team high 22 points for the Pistons, who finished the game without Josh Jackson. He went down with the right lower leg injury early in the third quarter. I'm Dave Ferrie. Tatum nailed to fall away with 2.9 seconds left and came within two rebounds of a triple double finishing with 24 points in 12 assists. Jalen Brown shot 13 of 16 while scoring a team high 31 points, including a three pointer. They gave Boston a last minute lead. Jeremy Grant had a team high 22 points for the Pistons, who finished the game without Josh Jackson. He went down with the right lower leg injury early in the third quarter. Jason Tatum in the Celtics order weekend, splitting their two games against Detroit. By downing the Pistons won 20 to 1 20 Tatum nail the fall away with 2.9 seconds left following a defensive shift by the Pistons. I heard them saying Go Uh, Jeremy Grant came, you know Couples come to double so I knew I had to make a quick move. Get my shot up. He came with the two rebounds of a triple double finishing with 24 points in 12 assists. Jalen Brown shot 13 of 16 while scoring a team high 31 points, including a three pointer. They gave Boston a last minute lead. Jeremy Grant had a team high 22 points for the Pistons, who finished the game without Josh Jackson. He went down with the right lower leg injury early in the third quarter. I'm Dave Ferrie, Josh Alan, and the Bills ended the Dolphins bid for an A F C playoff berth with a 56 26 route of Miami. Alan threw three touchdown passes and Isaiah Mackenzie scored three times, including apart return of 84 Yards. Buffaloes 56 points of the second most in franchise history. And Allen set a single season team record with 4544 yards passing 90 days what it was last year. Honestly, I feel like it's tough the same confidence when I step on the field, but It's understanding. This is dolphins. Better understanding my players better rookie to a ton of I Lo. I finished 35 of 58 for 361 yards and three interceptions, the first of which Josh Norman returned 16 yards for a TD. I'm Dave Ferrie, Josh Alan and the Bills ended the Dolphins bid for an A F C playoff berth with a 56 26 route of Miami. Alan threw three touchdown passes and Isaiah Mackenzie scored three times, including apart return of 84 Yards. Buffaloes 56 points of the second most in franchise history, and Allen set a single season team record with 4544 yards passing rookie to a ton of Milo, a finished 35 of 58 for 361 yards and three interceptions. The first of which Josh Norman returned 16 yards for TV. I'm Dave Ferrie. Alan threw three touchdown passes and Isaiah Mackenzie scored three times, including apart return of 84 Yards. Buffaloes 56 points of the second most in franchise history, and Allen set a single season team record with 4544 yards passing rookie to a tongue of Milo, a finished 35 of 58 for 361 yards and three interceptions. AP News I'm Ed Donahue. A.
"two teams" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And, uh, that's all I really have to say about it, because I'm just gonna go with the guy that took us to a Super Bowl and play the high level of the entire year. So that's my case of Jimmy G nine. I think it's a decent one. A lot of people that are starting to use phrases like injury prone because he struggled to stay on the field. A lot of people in your locker room have so I've always sort of said Gosh, how can you label anyone Injury prone? It's the NFL. Everybody gets hurt, seemingly all the time. How do you guys Think about that particular subject because I know some of you also do take it as a personal thing to find a way to stay on the field. Well, I mean, yeah. I mean, the best ability and football is availability. And so when you're not playing, it does suck. And you know, I don't really have an answer Is that how we had so many injuries this year? I really think it's just a stroke of bad luck. And because I think our performance after our training staff does a fantastic job is concerned, you know. Two years ago, and compared you know my college experience and I think that, um, like I said, I think it's just it's a fortunate it bad luck. Just amount of injuries high ankle sprain. No injuries that we've had, and, um, you know, to an extent, there's some that you can prevent know whether it's the soft tissue stuff. But there's only so much you can do to prevent a broken bone and high ankle sprain, so I don't know what people you know. I don't I don't really understand. People come out the training staff for that, but I think they do a great job of getting guys back on the field as quickly as they can You call my attention this week, when when you guys beat the cardinals, and that helped out the Bears, and you sort of referenced your fandom for the Bears when you were younger, because I've often wondered that like, if you become a professional athlete, do you lose your childhood fandom of other teams? And you don't hear guys talk about it a lot. But maybe you opened the door to that that conversation like Are you still Hand of teams that you used to root for when you were little. Yes, of course. I mean, I grew up in the Midwest Group in Iowa and my special teams, the Cubs and the bears My two teams, and so always be a A bears fan. You know, maybe not as much now as I used to be, But I still bring a smile on my face and catches up here and there and you guys have so many free agent. So you sort of bracing yourself just with personal relationships that maybe Moving on. Inevitably, you know, one day I'm learning about football. You know the amount of changes that happened on a yearly basis, and now I understand that we do have a bunch of free agent. You have a lot of guys that deserve to get paid a lot of money. And I, you know, I get that we obviously can't do that, especially the salary cap drop in. And, um I hope that there's a way to figure out how we keep you know the core guys, and I think that Z In the back. I said, I just work here in the hard decisions up to John and Kyle. And, um I'm just gonna try to play my best football playing high level every single day and just kind of They should that is required of my teammates as well. So I just know that whoever we do, you know, stood up and never lines of Maxime will be planted a high level regardless of food is there you go. There is George Kendall giving you some insight on why he played last week. Why he wants Jimmy back. Why he played the snaps. He said he could actually play the next day was on with the Mark Willard. It was informer from Mac, which, of course, you can hear weekdays 6 to 10 with our pal Adam Copeland as well. We'll come back. Adam Copeland, Dennis Brown, John Lund. Well actually get into the game itself. A lot of personnel moves for the for the 40 Niners against the Seahawks in Arizona's We all thought it would be well, do it. Actually, you're on the SportsCenter in.
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"That left Kelly Leffler out there on the trail by herself. We have to get the job done. Georgia, the quarantining candidate, David Produce and Lindsey Graham to outline the closing strategy. You're gonna offset what they do in Atlanta, right? You gonna run a fair election here? Republican Kelly Leffler strongly pushed back on this claim by Democrat John Assad. Kelly Lefler has been campaigning with a Klansman Democrat Raphael Warnock has been off the trail is accusations of misconduct swirled. Mother. Why Kelly? Leffler hasn't says she excuse me. Peter Doocy there with Fox says Lefler has not been campaigning with a Clansman, a former member of the KKK took a photo with Leffler while she was campaigning. Earlier this month, and she said she had no idea who the guy was. Well. Today we will learn which of two teams, which one of two will advance to the college football championship playoff. Later this month, Top ranked Alabama will look to remain undefeated on the season against number four, Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl, relocated a TNT stadium in Dallas from Pasadena, California due to cope in 19 restrictions out West. That game will kick off at 4 P.m., Eastern winner of that one, will face the winner of the Sugar Bowl between second seat Clemson and number three Ohio State in the college football playoff championship on January. 11th. Clinton will be without offensive court. Under Tony Elliott for today's game after he tested positive for the coronavirus Gomes Tony I mean, he's doesn't wonderful job for us, and it always has Tiger's head coach. Davos 22 Sugar Bowl kicks off at 8 P.m. Eastern Mad Napolitano Fox News, The White of President. Trump returned to Washington yesterday. He was supposed to stay in Florida for his New Year's Eve celebration. Nobody's saying Nobody is saying we do have a couple of suspicions and we'll talk about that coming up. We also have Anthony Fauci talking about the slow rollout of the coronavirus Max vaccines. And Senator McConnell is still ranting and raving about the idea of giving people $2000 for covert relief. And we'll hear his explanation for that coming up in Cliff notes. Kayla I have news time right now, 7 11. Financial stories of 2020.