20 Episode results for "University of Miami"

Bonus Local Hour with Dan and Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

28:29 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Local Hour with Dan and Stugotz

"Bothers is coming back to h._b._o. In the stakes of never been higher twain johnson returns as the former football star spencer strathmore as he goes after his biggest opportunity at ballers zaire sundays at ten thirty starting august twenty fifth only on h._b._o. The dan lebatardshow podcast is presented by the capital one venture car when you are an unlimited double miles on every purchase. Your next trip is closer than you think capital one. What's in your wallet so i come from the glory days of university of miami football. I love the argument that people had with a <hes> too serious gainesville radio host where the guy argued correctly that the gators were indeed living in the past and the more more recent past than the miami hurricanes and he's right. It just tells you where this one of the best rivalries in the sport once upon a time back in the glory days of the university of miami has arrived where their host is taunting our people by saying we live at least in the recent past so oh last year even more recently in the past <hes> mike grind was super enthused about the university of miami season and it lasted a half because they were trying trying to hide their quarterback last year and you can't really do that against l._s._u. You can't do that against much of the s._e._c. So there's a lot of hope with this university of miami team at least in part because because the quarterback who's starting even though it's on the road first game and that's difficult is the guy you haven't seen fail and he beat. He beat out tate martell. He was another got. You hadn't seen fail here but you've seen him fail elsewhere <hes> you needed to transfer because he got beat out for his job so there is hope again after twenty years the first thing i want to ask you though is how much help are they gonna get from their transfers because the times that miami has made a leap in its history has been when jeremy shockey go and get him. He's not really a student. He's a professional tight end you go and get him from some nowhere school or cortez kennedy you find him somewhere aware in arkansas and bring him in and he is not a student in any way he's here to play football and the university of miami amy if they're gonna get good fast. They absolutely need this quarterback to be special. The times that miami has been good quarterback hasn't even matter the quarterback doc has been propped up by skill position players that are crazy good so craig erickson energy no toretta or even ken dorsey who was an enormous winner her become propped up because they're not the best guy in their own huddle so what i want to ask. The shipping container here is as miami heads to florida are you. You're scared that are college. Football season is going to end after one s._e._c. Half again down here in miami all the manny diaz stuff all the the cuban rah rah all the we take temples coaches and we do nothing with them. I've spoken to manny a couple of times this off season and he says all the right coach things. I understand why people are enthusiastic about it. But are you not worried. The season's going to be over again after a half because florida has been better than you more recently than can you. I'm a little worried and concerned at how much they're telling us that the culture is different when manny diaz has been around this program for the last couple of years so if feel like he's been been part of that culture but yet it's completely different culture. I'm worried about this game for the canes. If that's what you're asking well i just don't understand when your banking on culture when your hope is banking on culture even if it's the heeds culture which is actually produced championships if you're hoping culture. You don't have enough players. They're not just banking on in culture and i think that's a misnomer in fact if you look at these two teams the more talented team in terms of recruiting prospects for stars above miami is more of those and you ask a question about what our transfers are gonna do transporter portal you <hes> lot of people transferring out of florida obviously tae martell leading the transfer reporter you guys but he's wearing different colored jersey now at practice. I think trayvon hill is probably going to be the marquee name. The transporter like you guys that can make a contribution this this year because he's looked at as a potential first round pass rusher got him from virginia tech so make one of your competitors a little bit weaker <hes> there's a jacuzzi norota arocca a backup defensive tackle although this offensive line is so loaded that being on the second team and the first team. There really isn't much of a difference because they're going to be rotating. This talented counted group. This is what i want to ask. You guys and i want you to help me out with as i see that <hes> real estate schmoozer mike tannenbaum all over e._s._p._n. Giving his opinions when and he didn't get any players here he had plenty of charisma in terms of schmoozing front office people but he didn't get any players people who could be stars people who you look at like like wow that guy's making plays who's going to be doing that for miami who is going to play against an s._e._c. defense because you know you don't need to know anything else to know that florida's defense is going to be rabid okay. They've had the same sort of issues is miami. The recent years where their defense is solid enough and they try we get enough out of their quarterback and they failed to get enough out of their quarterback so they ended up being a middling s._c._c. team but you know you're running into good defense in this game and furthermore you know your offenses. His look constipated this. This one goes back a wise back away right where the university of miami offense look bad and practice and we convince ourselves. It's because the defense's offenses so good. No it's not because the defense it's so good it's because they've been trying to hide their quarterback for a couple of seasons. So why has this recent run of off off season ball where the offense again is not good. Why should this be any different. Well you have danino. It's hopefully that offense looks different and not as predictable as mark richt. They got k a._j. Osborne the receiver from buffalo. That dude looks like a pro and everything you read about a means like i don't know where he is on the depth chart but i feel like he's going to be someone she'll be starting and i think his the biggest contribution outside of a an incredible ability just from what i saw one practice where he jumped out was inability to track the ball in the air. He made some incredible adjustments. He's raising being the overall maturity of that receivers room and we talk about all the guys that we got incoming from transfer. Remember manny de as talk jaren williams into staying. That's your starting quarterback and talk jeff. Thomas who struggled with all sorts of maturity issues who we saw there was a low-key heisman campaign for jeff thomas he was explosive against l._s._u. He is faster than anybody on that field so he's a guy that can be a game-breaker but i think really especially when it comes to this game or miami can go at this defense. Which is an s._e._c. Defense an s._e._c. see see defense that really struggled to cover tight ends. They got slow. Linebackers struggling coverage david reese allow twenty one completions when he was targeted twenty six times. You got the nation's unstop returning tight end in bremen jordan. That's according to me in. My homeroom has according to e._s._p._n. Fancy new advanced fantasy impact ratings. Wow that's a long <hes>. What does that phrase phrase again like a fantasy impact ratings. It's like i think they're going fifth or something. I don't know either way. I actually think the tight end to look at in terms of making an impact in this game isn't isn't even brevin jordan will mallory was outstanding throughout the scrimmages throughout spring brawl while brevin jordan was dealing with an injury. We'll mallory is going to be a name that that people are going to be saying by seasons and he is an absolute stud tied into you is best wanna make sure dan you heard that clearly. We have the best tight end in the country and that's not not even the guy to look for in this game tight end. You is back he says so. When was it tight on you when it was shocking and bubba franks and kellen winslow. Let's not mentioned him. Let's move on <hes> uh billy. What are your thoughts here. Are you rooting. It was tight end you a couple of years ago when they had hernan an in joke who both guys making immediate impact in the n._f._l. Failure you ready for or mike ryan season to be ruined again. Like what are you guys rooting about. This is the topic the first game of the season right so this is beneficial like you can overcome her. Come one loss. If you lose one game but you went eleven straight. You're going to be ranked at the end of the season so this is the best time to be playing floor. How what happened in eighty three wasn't it literally really liked that they lost the florida in the first game and then won the rest of their games and that's when the championship run. That was the first champion show eighty three. I saw me post l._s._u. The grabbing on for dear life to that fact but what cannot happen air cannot be that game if this is indeed a new miami. Mike is the mantra uh-huh embarrassed. It can't be a loss mike. It cannot be a loss. You cannot start another season with the loss against an also ran s._e._c. team. That's not the the best s._e._c. another s._e._c. Getting mixed messages here. I feel like this is the conversation all week with this game. Is this game super important. Who can't lose this game you if you want to believe in the miami season. You can't lose this game. You can't do the thing of we're starting on. One and now will run through the a._c._c. schedule. We've never been able to run through right but if they do run through that at a._c._c. schedule we can lose this game but you see what how can you expect them to win this game. It's number eighth ranked team in in the country. You have a quarterback. That's never played before like this is a game that you can absolutely lose and make up from losing. I disagree and i disagree on this front but what are the expectations because this is not a national championship team. I don't think anyone thinks that all but it isn't a final four team billy if you go in there and all you do if they don't show you much of anything if if you lose one of these seventeen sixteen games or one of these covington games when they used to play against f._s._u. when they'd lose nine seven now you're not good enough like you're not gonna be even understanding. The teams get better from the second game. <hes> after the first game is the biggest improvement to the second game. You cannot have a game against since the middle of the road. I know you said they're ranked eighth but a middle of the road s._e._c. team. You can't go out there and lose and then expect one of these big. It wasn't put a couple of seasons uh-huh ago they were in the top three like undefeated in the top three where they ran through that schedule and they still weren't obviously any kind of good like you saw at the end of the season when they were losing to pittsburgh into clemson that they weren't worthy even after they had run unbeaten through the schedule but they're still not that good i mean they're headed in the right it direction. They're coming off a seven and six season so if you have a ten in two season if you have an eighteen four season. It's still an improvement over last year. Obviously eight and four would be disappointing 'cause they. Don't have a ton of tough games but they're headed in the right direction. I mean this is not a team. That's gonna be in the final four. Does anyone know but let me ask you this question. Does anyone out there think they're any better than n._c. Z. state over the last ten years because that's the affliction. The affliction is they're not better than an n._c. State over the next over the last ten years. Not what do you expect like what is i expect them to be better than n._c. State manny diaz have a magic wand. He got a team that was seven and six. He got it after all. The recruiting time was gone yet. Uses uses transfer portal like there shouldn't be ridiculous expectations just because the guy that came up with the turnover chain is taking over this team. I mean you have to be realistic at a certain point like this is not got a top ten team in the country. I mean maybe you could sneak your way in towards the end of the year but this isn't someone who's gonna be competing for a national championship but bill. This is a team that i think is going to be favored favored in every other game. They play this season outside of hopefully the a._c._c. championship game and while. I don't think they make the final four this season. They need a couple more years a much better better recruiting class than they got this season because of mark leaving this is a team that by season's end we'll have the right to play themselves into that final four against clemson and and then you'll see where you really stack up against a team. That's had the program in place for several years being better than clemson absurd expectation. You can't you're better than virginia. Zhenya who's been picked by the media to win the bill that surely it should be miami's goal to be the second best team in that conference and that shouldn't be an unreasonable expectation. It's just not be better than north carolina. North carolina state is not unreasonable. It's not unreasonable but also like you have to kind of accept where the program is right now like this is in nineteen eighty. This is in two thousand and one like this is what this team is so you have a coach so you're hoping takes on a different direction but michael irvin's not playing this weekend while he's he's not going to michael. Irvin michael irvin is actually he's actually a great mismatch because we're we're three deepened the tight end tight in you michael irvin the second don't sleep on them. Juniors got some good stuff going out there and look down. He's he's improved the speed. He's got your hand like michael irvin. I think you'll make a good pros. You guys get. It's so disappointed because you have these ridiculous expectations. I game if you lose this game. Who cares it's one game. You could still make it up. You don't have the toughest risk. You're going to beep with whom cookman going to beat central favored your point. Your point is very valid. What i'm saying as miami fan that's traveled to a lot of these neutral site games in these bowl games aims and i'm always getting embarrassed. If you're the new miami you stop that marketing. Those are just words. It's not championship that it is words for fans to get excited aided about well. The marketing in the is to get recruits excited which is something different than he's doing in terms of infants but in terms of connecting with young people in a way that mark a quick dinner manny diaz was here when you saw the offense be absolutely terrible. Look the marketplace spoke on john richt. He's not hired anywhere. Marketplace marketplace spoke on figo's. Who was maybe the main reason you lost that game against l._s._u. Marketplace spoke on the leak rosiere who chose to come here instead of u._a._b. That was a competition jerem. Williams is not melik. Rosier jerem was recruited by georgia was recruited by ohio state had committed to kentucky and they're doing some good things recruiting not basketball but sharon williams. This is here and he outplayed lawrenson elite eleven. This is not only grows ear anymore. Billy mentioned if manny diaz has had a magic wand that would make things a lot easier it would and i want to ask you guys this question going down this front because i wonder where it is that the program has arrived where the listener to this show was arrived after listening to fifteen years of what it is that we do around here. When you see jimmy johnson go out to practice and to me i loved jimmy johnson one of the great leaders of my time but when i saw that video of him with manny diaz speaking to the team i yawned and said this old person who's just talking going to the old heads of how to give a pregame speech without having any meat in what it is that he was saying jimmy. He's done that before yes as he was faking his way through a pre-game speech and i wasn't moved by it in any way. There were no goosebumps. I was looking at it like if you're buying this magic one culture coaching shit. You're going to lose the you know. Manny also must have felt that vibe because because he brought in someone else the next day and you see brought in horry maas vidal now that is just the complete opposite end of that changes. Everything really does even though he lost in his last match to stu gods out in the park and his speech. I heard it wasn't that great but super necessary super necessary lots of afterwards to look. We're bringing back jimmy johnson and florida. It seems it's more recent. They're just bringing back tim tebow. That's what's so fun about this. Game is whoever wins this game same. They're back in terms of the is that their fan bases because you get excited about the new coach either way and yeah now. We're being miami. Look florida beat miami. Once in the last has thirty years. This is a measuring stick for them to mike is right on saturday night at around eleven o'clock. Someone's going to be back then at least for the perfect game game. I do god's someone is back. I wanna see though if some of this old stuff holds up okay i wanna see because it is funny when you think of florida in a living in the more recent past by countering are jimmy johnson are silver-haired. Jimmy johnson with their halo haired tim tebow. I wanna go back back to a time when we were still trying to resuscitate. This stuff's got. We're still trying to bring michael irvin back the guy who used to call his old dorm dorm room number to make sure that whatever new player was there was pressured to live up to the championship expectations we had michael irvin come one through here and recreate a pre game speech that he gave in tallahassee. He gave it in tallahassee before an f._s._u. Game that felt a little bit like this. One install god's where people are just dying for the glory days to re arrive but dan you have to realize you're on the local hour now which is exclusively a digital property and you want to play something that has commercial music behind it which is not gonna work. However we gotta michael irvin speech the last time they played a big game and a lot of people might forget this. They were the number two team in the nation at one point just two years ago with a terrible quarterback that pick miami over u._a._b. He gave us another speech against notre dame without music. One we can playwright. One with music is amazing now with royalty free music. I want us to understand what what a journey requires n._f._l. They had it right. You know we'll see much farther to run. That's why they don't ask you go. From choline to go live in four super downs. Ask you to this go to take a small celebration and we get a first down to another ten yards. Take a small celebration and call it a first down and when we get enough of these i doubt we'll look back and we'll see earning a touchdown down. We have had small celebrations along this journey that we have been on gift jeff game time smollet touchdown all come together together. We entered that sting. You ask tree that game as we'll know what we don't know now that we've always don't family we would not be denied. Stand journey is too great and as we show the top of the mountain we shall stay because they looms steel gas. We will leave stadium. That's one now. I need each one. Get in that stadium and get mouth for that. You ask back to where we <music>. Yeah we weren't tripping michael irvin because we smash notre dame shortly shortly thereafter that made me sad though that what we just heard there with the royalty free music made me sad alice inspire me twice even ask men to come together as one goosebumps yeah all the time that's trademark michael irvin speech yeah yeah and just better juju all around because yeah yeah. He did that speech that he recalled from a previous speech in a game that we won but we played that speech to get south florida hyphen. We got trounced by f._s._u. That week so this want good juju app. We're wanna know with this jugend. He said in this speech if we if we win we'd be number one and this time if we win number seven seven seventeen will be fair a number. It's eight yeah but the other one had phil collins behind it yeah but you need royalty college but this one so you take out the royalty t._v.'s stuff. We're not able to pay anything. And what did we get that. If you keep getting first downs you will sometimes get a touchdown but not always sometimes you have to kick a field goal. He left that part out. There's there's a lesson to be learned in their man. Sometimes you have small successes. You know what you do with them. You stack them yeah and then all of a sudden you have like six or seven small successes on yards at a time and all the touchdown <hes> and this game is going to be a ten yards at a time game dan you're not going to be able to have these explosive plays against the likes of c._j. Henderson on that defense like i said seem routes and the dan mullen offense. He's just gotta try to eight yard quarterback run yet today. Dan mullen tight end analysis. You gotta keep making it serious. When i wanna make eket goofy you keep your keep wanting to flex your muscle. I said jimmy johnson didn't work for you in terms of motivation. Do you think michael irvin could motivate this team because i feel like at this point. He's just somebody's dad. His literally kids laugh at them. I think you're right dad talking. Who is this got. My dallas dad comes and talks to the team received the same way. I guess it is somebody on that. It's the third third string tight ends debt but he would start on several other schools dan woody. I think i know what kind of analysis dan wants guys. It's prediction time. Let's do it all around. Yeah you would go roy. We begin with you. You back hurricanes by six. They are back right eddie. He play because it could be six. Nothing it'd be thirty six six. You know markelle rick told one of our fellow shows here on well. Not here can't be thirty six thirty thirty mark rixon. Okay what go sit outside while oh mark rick says this will come down to a buback a field goal that he'll nail from the left hash. She's she's got canes winning by three wait a minute. This is the lower you go. Sit outside and you still why is mark rextall commenting coach. Ah i love that the people who are running the teams down here tanenbaum and rick go running the e._s._p._n. To go get crumbs of money and media analysis. It's a good things for the canes this year billy your prediction <hes> say twenty seven in twenty one gays. Did i hear christmas laughter still back there because he hasn't left. He hasn't left the studio. Yeah i think the canes is winning this game twenty one to thirteen stugotz the ability over the gators there yeah twenty seven twenty one. Wow wow i'm going to say canes thirty one. John gators seven about that gains get a blitz. I'm on the road in gainesville. Nate are close enough at the home game. I'm for for the top twenty five years away from gainesville. This is the thing i don't even know why we as stu gods for predictions anymore going to do is take the most outlandish thing and hope everyone forgets by monday if it doesn't happen well. We'll also says it does us. He also says how about that afterwards. That's right. That's the move. He's been doing it for a decade. He predicted that the one in fifteen dolphins. We're going to beat the undefeated patriots. I did do that. Dan all of the lower fans are waiting with baited. Breath your prediction addiction who this is big for saturday night's game from camping world stadium not the swamp everyone back off now. Give them a moment gators by ten no no wait. I need disorder because we have consensus here. We're playing this under. I would say twenty learning to ten. Oh okay. I think their offense is still going to be limited and they don't want the problems that an s._e._c. Defense brings their offense mike you were out there looking. It williams getting all the snaps. All i'm doing is reading reports on what their offense is looks. It looks like and i just given the ken dorsey the first first time he stepped into this kind of game as good a winner as miami has ever had. He admits that he was terrified. He admits that he almost wet let himself he was so scared and everything was moving so fast the first game on the road against an s._e._c. defense is a big ask now that i said. I hope i'm wrong and if i'm wrong you've got a chance at a legitimately exciting season. Oh yeah season which we all agree. They're going to be favored in every every game after that. I want to see all i care about the only thing i care about in this game. It's not a win or loss. It's how does that quarterback look out there. Is he poised. Are they trying to hide him. Is that a series of check down and un-imaginative offense because they're afraid of what might happen with their quarterback. Would you rather the quarterback. Look good a lou. Yes yes yes as opposed to him looking really bad and they went. I would wins a win. I i would prefer that the university of miami instead of winning something nine two seven i would prefer that the university of miami lose some sort of thirty five thirty thirty one shootout because somehow florida's shows an offense. They haven't shown in twenty years. You don't agree with them. I think the success of this quarterback is directly tied to the other two freshman on that offense being the true freshman in zion and john campbell on the right side who had leaves a redshirt freshman. We have weaknesses on the edge shawn campbell. When it comes to pass blocking he's really struggled against a great defensive line and this is a really good defensive line in georgia's and he goes going to be a first time a first round draft pick but miami strength on that offensive line is the interior offensive line. That's where you're more seasoned. Players are and that's where i think they can hurt him on the ground. I want so badly to care about football okay. I want to care about this football season. I don't want it taken away from me before. It starts because you know the alert i'm getting on thursday night as the dolphins are playing on twitter after a damn lifetime of drafting offensive lineman i get the alert the miami dolphins are having trouble containing josh allen. When do you ever see that alert the alert to of twice last season. You know what i'm saying. Oh you know what i'm saying. Though the deanne not the quarterback that'd be concerning different josh allen yeah. I thought he was talking about quarterback. I thought i was talking about the bills even though they played you or to your talk before you guys are ignorant minutes my fault. You have to specify you. Do you really oh yes. We all just get out. You guys want my prediction for you. You still hear postponed lightning a while sugata got your guys. 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10th Anniversary: 'The U' & 'Broke' Revisited

30 For 30 Podcasts

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

10th Anniversary: 'The U' & 'Broke' Revisited

"Thirty for thirty podcasts is brought to you by Delta Airlines delta flies, the three hundred cities around the world. That's three hundred cities where everyone does the same things you that's three hundred cities where the people in those three hundred cities think they're the only ones who know about that one place, three hundred cities where people miss someone in one of the other two hundred ninety nine cities, three hundred cities where people sing in the car or in the shower or both poorly delta isn't flying three hundred cities merely to bring us together, but to show us we're not that far apart in the first place. Delta, he climbing. Hello, and welcome to the thirty for thirty podcast. My name is Jody Avirgan, and today, we kick off a special summer series of sorts. Now this year, two thousand nineteen is the tenth anniversary of thirty for thirty we now, do podcast conversations and original audio documentaries and shorts and films, but ten years ago, this whole thing launched as a group of thirty films to celebrate thirty years of ESPN since then we've gone way past thirty films. But we've kept that name. There is a time to play. And there's a time to win what you do in winning. Everybody wanted to be me every man because I had the nicest clothes. The biggest cars the biggest house in the more women, and I was the best wrestler believe what they want to believe in the past or, or anything. And like I said before I really don't give a damn man. You're breaking the law of God. And nobody does it with immunity. So in this summer series we're looking back at ten years of the films. And the goal is to look at some of the bigger themes, in those documentaries, and what has changed in the years since they came out we obviously can't take on every film, but we're gonna talk to directors subjects and do a few other things along the way I think my favorite films may be the same as a lot of your favorites. OJ made in America. The two Escobar's fantastic lies price of gold. We're going to touch on all of those and lots more in this series a few stats. We gathered along the way about the series, it started in fall two thousand nine with the film king's ransom about Wayne Gretzky going to the LA kings shot up to Connor shell Jon Dahl and Bill Simmons as the founding producers of the series. One really cool thing though is that a lot of the original thirty for thirty team is still here at ESPN and now helping us with the podcast. So a lot of those names that you hear in the credits of our show are also marking ten years of doing this series, depending on how you do the math, there have been one hundred ten films and counting. Sixty seven shorts four podcast seasons and counting one Oscar Peabody, a bunch of Emmy's and webbie's and other things along the way we've worked with about ninety directors. You'll hear from a bunch of them as we go on with this series. There is only been one sequel the U part two we're going to touch on that today, actually. And then there's that catchphrase. What if I told you what if I told you? He wasn't the greatest. Country would fail to protect greatest natural resource. You hear people riffing on that all the time, if you search Twitter after any big sporting event, you get people writing their own. What if I told you tag lines? Now what if I told you that this intro is going on too long? We should get on with the show. So that's probably enough set up as I said, we're going to do a bunch of these episodes, all summer will give you a few in a row this week. And then do another batch in August which will be right in the run-up to our next season of original audio docks. But I think you're gonna like this series. I had a real fun time putting this together and having all these conversations. So let's get into the first episode where we're going to look at a few of what I think are safe to say some of the most popular thirty for thirty s some fan favorites. And they come from director, Billy Corgan one thing, I really like about Billy's films is that he's based in Miami. And he likes to take on projects that highlight his hometown. One of his first projects cocaine Cowboys told the story of Miami's drug war in the nineteen seventies and eighties. His first thirty for thirty was the you about the rise and eventual dominance of the university of. Miami hurricanes football team in that same era week of the like to send a row coming to the ball years ago who would who ever heard of the university of Miami, hurricanes now that the number one team in the nation. He went on to direct the you part two and broke which looked at how athletes lose all their money, young athletes, and their millions the pitfalls of that much money. It's not unlike people who win the lottery and now make that lottery winner twenty one years old. I interviewed him on his home turf in Miami, which is also the home of his production company wreck on tour. Let's take a listen. Billy Corbin, welcome to the thirty for thirty podcasts and welcome to our anniversary series for the tenth anniversary of thirty thirty thirtieth anniversary of the thirty for thirty. This feels like a lot of numbers. So look actually want to start with a question about Miami. So we're here in Miami, which we in this interview on your home turf. I'm curious if there is a idea about Miami, or aside, of Miami that you are trying to explore in your work general, we're here in south beach. And these are basically the ten blocks between ocean drive in fifth and fifteenth that everybody in the world knows of and thinks of when they hear Miami doesn't matter if they hear Miami, Miami Beach, in fact, famously LeBron misidentified the city that he was going to be playing in when he said, I'm going to take my talents to south beach. But he wasn't even in this city where he played we played in the city of Miami on the other side of the causeway, but that is the common misconception. So what I like to sort of. Well, I say our work. Iraq in tour does is we like to shine a spotlight on those parts of Miami, that may be don't get a lot of love that don't get a lot of sunshine. You know that maybe people don't that aren't as famous because people don't talk about them as much because they're not as glamorous. I mean after a member. This place is, is like a third world country, the disparity between the haves and the have nots. I mean, the income gap is whitest and getting wider here. I and faster than almost any city or were urban center in the country. Sixty percent six zero percent of residents in this county cannot make ends meet. So we, we do what we do for the sixty percent if you will or about the sixty percent. But is there any part of you, then as you try and push against the glossy image of Miami, and find the greedier or darker side? Are you worried that you're potentially perpetuating a different image? Perpetuating the truth. I have. No. I have no qualms with. But I mean, watch cocaine Cowboys, you know, you maybe have the notion that Miami is just full of drugs and guns, well, it was on now a little less. Yeah. And that's, that's an interesting thing about Miami. It's famous saying that I always that I was repeat that Los Angeles is where you go when you wanna be somebody New York is where you go when you are somebody and Miami's where you go when you want to be somebody else. It's always been a sunny place for shady people. It's just a really exciting place to do it. We do. You know, even though a lot of people to us local filmmakers, and we are reminding me people remind me company Miami brand that tells Miami stories. But yet, it's there are projects aren't provincial. They travel really well, and I'll give you a perfect example, I needed to interview a Colombian money launderer for a project that we were working on in, in recent years. I get this call. We start talking. I'm trying to think of like, where's my common ground? So he said, tell me a little bit about yourself and your work. And so I lead with cocaine Cowboys. I'm like this guy's a Colombian money launderer for for for drug dealers. And you know he's going to know cocaine Cowboys. So perhaps that was a little stereotypical of me. But I just trying to put my best foot forward and he goes, what is your name again? Billy corbin. He goes did. You do the you. I was like, yeah. And he's said, I love that movie. That's my favorite comes like you guys. You saw that deli. Oh, yeah. We and he's like I love it. And I love Michael Irvin, and I love I watched him when he played in Dallas, and I was like, that's hilarious. I led with the wrong buried the lead here. You know. Let's talk about the youth. Absolutely. It was a dynasty, and it was the team of eight coaches change, and they still want championships and they're not just the dynasty. There are pioneering dynasty. They did it. I, we set a tone for not just sports before coacher. There's all about the U in all happens only at the U baby. So around our offices at thirty for thirty the folks who've been there, I've only been there for years, the folks who've been there since the beginning talk about it as kind of the first film in the series that really broke through, and just got buzzy in whatever way you wanted to find that out. Did you recognize that at the time? And do you have a sense of why why that was? Yeah. It's funny because through the years people will speak to me, and they'll be like oh, you did the u the first thirty for thirty. And I'm like, no. Actually, I think we were like the fifth of the six of the seven I always correct them. But then I, I realize, it's probably the first one that many people remember but why do you think holds that place? There's a lot of things going I what it was the first feature the other ones prior to that were only running an hour. So this was like a movie it was an event. Obviously, thanks to our friends at ESPN. We got that chat timeslot man, after the after the people in the office. I mean mohel yet that it was right after the Heisman and the power of just being in a great time, slots, though, really. We, we definitely had. That had that advantage. I also think is Dan Le Batard likes to say we sort of invented there Shauna of sports porn. So what is the sports point is at archival? Is it a particular kind of story is ending technique? Yeah. I think it's the I mean first of all, we approached the you like we approach cocaine Cowboys with that level with that sort of aesthetic, I'll bet you this way. Like when we make coking Cowboys our approach to it was not. Let's make a documentary. It was let's make a gangster movie. Let's approach this like Scorsese would approach any scripted or dramatic feature. And with the is the same thing, it's like let's make a sports movie. Not a documentary, but a sports movie, and that's like, the, the worst kept secret in filmmaking. Is that sports movies are like the easiest movies to make their like cheating, all of the essential ingredients in drama are inherent in sports, meaning there they already exist, and it was already inherent in the U story university of Miami is is very uniquely. Situated in the fact that they were such an insurgent team. It's a tiny. Private school in Coral Gables Florida incomes, Howard Schnellenberger. And that's when the buzz started before nineteen Seventy-nine very few afro Americans would consider coming to the university of Miami. They looked at it as a great way retailers private school. Howard Schnellenberger didn't invent, but he mastered, the idea of recruiting from some of the toughest neighborhoods in Miami. That's where the university of Miami changed the face of college football. They went out and they went into those areas where no one else would go. I got a call from everybody says the white guy trying to see you. They see they said, Costa burger this guy come in his deep voice, very tuning, I'm burger, which won't be partying Rizza, mommy tradition. And they called each other and said, we're coming to Miami. You come with us. We're really going to be good. Y'all say you know what we're going to put this team on the map. These young guys from some of the toughest neighborhoods, not only in Miami. But in the country, basically, had the weight of the community on their shoulders and were representing this down and out city at a very difficult time in our history. This is a little more cry and something to talk about now they can talk about championship game. They made a city forget a drumbeat of bad headlines and news pictures, racial strike riots drug wars, and crime. We gave south Florida, since fried, whether it was a Cuban community African americ- Munin around Miami college football has brought everybody together that pressure. And the idea that they represented the city and that everybody was down on Miami. And everyone everyone was down on the canes was all kind of built in and some was that something you kind of knew going in that this is really a story about a, a city and a school and a football program, and then individual players within all that they're all kind of volleying, the same arc or was that something you discovered as he started to report, I think a lot of, and I think you'll hear this from a lot of filmmakers, particularly documentary film-makers we sort of everybody has different terms that they use we call it micro macro. You know it's a mosaic. We knew. All these tiles in the mosaic, we're going to be our interview, subjects and these micro stories, but the macro was something much bigger, which was, of course, the story of this community and the story of how I think of the university of Miami hurricanes were really on the forefront of this melding of sports, and entertainment, and really urban culture becoming popular culture, particularly with uncle Luke in two live crew. Applaud your that has engulfed twenty nine year old rapper musician Luther Campbell and his group two live crew today's spread to communities across the country. Luke skywalker. As a lot of people know him as he was probably the biggest route mobile going during that time loop help, but the university on the map, just as the players did when his rap videos, they always wear university of Miami merchandise feel like we were rockstar people wanted to be close to that buzzing vibrant hype filled danger, it was just sort of unapologetic. And so you had a lot of guys were reliving their glory years in real time. We were bad boys and we win joy being bad boys time magazine called the Miami hurricanes, the best and most troublesome team in the country. Nobody are play was kind of mocking what you taught traditional proportion. America was aghast at the ask kicking. And the way the ass kicking was being celebrated. So when you watch this moving now you look back, it really does feel like of an era, when America and the media in particular, I'm curious how much you think this is a story about the media was really obsessed with this notion of athletes feeling themselves athletes, being vocal and brash. And then that being conflicted with notions of thuggishness and so forth. Do you feel like that's changed? Now, are we living in a different era? Oh, yeah. Because Colin Kaepernick is starting next next season, isn't he? No, it's the same the same shit. I mean I mean, it's, it's not a matter of athletes doing it. It's a matter of black people doing what we need to talk and codewords America has a much of America. I think a little bit less so in urban centers like Miami, New York. Where we have there's diversity, but a lot of America rejects African Americans taking a stand, or a knee for that matter rejects African Americans expressing themselves in any way that they find to be out of lawn. The celebration and stuff like that, that was still taboo to a lot of old America. You don't like his dancing. They'll let's get an end zone. A lot of people look at university of Miami and say, jeez, these guys, you know, they're out there somewhere there, too cocky, there to competent, but, but we were confident, you know, we work and we were very talented. We would up start program that was kicking everyone's ass. So they had to be bad. They had to be doing something illegal. It must have a bunch of criminals. I think you really see the dark side of America. It's one of America's longest traditions, racism, and the subversion of the rights and ability of, of minorities to express themselves. And I think that that's what that's what the guys experienced in the eighties at the university of Miami. Something about that team something about that time. Something about that style made a lot of people uncomfortable made a lot of people take sides in is because it was young African. Americans for the most part, Brandon bravado. A different style university of Miami. Never see everybody looked now, sinus. Thug. You or gangsters it was a lot of bigotry, and I think that's what a lot of athletes. Experienced today. I'm curious about looking at college football. Now when I was watching the you the first part and at the end, you have all these accolades about the power of Miami football, and my first thought was well, all of these, you know, win loss, records and all this incredible dominance has probably been replaced by Alabama football at this point, if you had to update those those end credits but moreover than you think about what Alabama football is now from personality standpoint versus what those Miami teams were from a personality standpoint back then. And I wonder if it says anything about the changing nature of college football Alabama. So personality less in my opinion. Yeah. I mean, call me a cynic. I mean. I think part of what the u captures and why I think it's endured in its popularity is an era of college football that will never see again. It's a bygone era and it's an era in which we all remember those of us who are of a certain age like that is the college football. We were brought up in that was a golden era. Really? And so it is now a multibillion dollar business. When you have brands and you have a multibillion dollar interest, you have to protect those brands and you have to protect that business. And so you, you start to get a kind of sanitized corporate vibe around college football. And we talk about the top college football coaches right now. Yes. That is really efficiency CEO's. Absolutely. And that's no fun. That's Jimmy Johnson. Jimmy Johnson rolls into Coral Gables and as as much as anybody in the game lily white Brady twain token, we should coach games with his middle fingers extended throughout the game. That's no Howard Schnellenberger. You know, that's no. Eriksson thing having Dennis Harrison has coach was like having a substitute teacher. Come in with TJ comes in everybody's rowdy, and he was trying very hard to keep one hundred pit bulls on the chain. Sometimes successfully often not. You guys who were were were interesting characters in and of themselves that guided interesting characters on the field a lot of time. People have rose pedaled glasses and look back with the stature that is sort of falsely generated, you know, I think that was very real legitimately kind of romantic and exciting time when the players could be players. They don't get that. Now, they're all part of a machine that is designed to make the coaches rich that is designed to make the university's rich. That is designed to make the NC double A, rich. That's no fun. We're gonna take a quick break. But when we come back, we're going to discuss villi, corbin's film broke, and how athletes are turning the corner on their finances. And this kind of surprise me. He says that broke one of his least favourite films. So we'll find out why. Thirty for thirty podcasts are brought to you by state farm. 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Even if you can't ask for yourself because when the unexpected happens the last thing you want is the beep on star be safe out there, automatic crash response requires on plan, working electoral system, cell, reception and GPS signal on links to emergency service. Details at on start dot com. My first contract six million dollars over over five years, seven point six million thirty three and a half million for seven years. Man doesn't last forever in up to the poor. Well broke full, you know, it looked up. I was broke. So let's talk about broke one of my favorite things in journalism is when you encounter something that it's kind of answering a very simple question that you had all along didn't maybe realize you had it, but then something comes along. And says, here's an exploration of that. And that was my experience watching broke for the first time. It was like oh, yeah. I've always wondered, why do these athletes go broken this way. Such a simple question. Was that kind of what was driving for you, as well? Yeah. Broke was a real struggle. And I have a it's, it's one of the few projects that I have the most regret about that we've ever made. It's one of the few projects, like of ours, that I can't watch ever again or anymore. And so it was really difficult to make I wanted it to be about the people, but it was alternately about the problem. And that was a as a result of how few people. Wanted to talk to us about it broke was a bit more of a compromise. So I'm broke was identifying existing problem. That was a failure on a lot of people's parts including the leagues. And so I will say that we originally pitched it as series. Oh interest and that every week we would profile a different player. And they're the vision was to make it about the people. And when we when it became a ninety minute feature dock it became about the problem instead of about the people. And so we structured, it basically, in that way with the chapters, it was like, okay, here's your step by step guide, how to go broke because I like you had the same question. How the hell do you generate fifty million a hundred million four hundred million dollars in revenue over life over a career and at disappears? So and as it turns out, by the way, it's incredibly easy to do that. Most people are not prepared to manage those types of assets, you got champagne tastes, which only got beer, money. That's not good. We filed tax returns at nine ten states, depending on how many games you play if you go to the playoffs you have to pay in every state, then they have to pay their agent free percent of your contract, money brings winning huge medical expenses and costs, people houses cars, whatever thought they needed take care about five households. I couldn't say no. On broke as a as a film in the format of broke is kind of new and interesting. I'm certainly popped out for me. When I first saw it. I don't know how you describe it. But it's basically like one long montage, what everyone is facing straight into the camera. And there's just a lot of talking heads like powder back up on top of each other. There isn't a ton of b roll. I mean it just felt like Jared, let me tell you why there's going to be real. The NBA the NHL and major league baseball refused to license archive footage for use in the documentary because of the subject matter, the NFL to their credit would take our money. They're, they're the that's that's why come they're the they're the biggest league. I guess the they, they make the most money. That's the reason why so like I said there was a lot of limitations. If you're getting at broke is a bit of a mess. I would I, I, I'll tell you this. I have no. Our office is filled with movie posters of our projects. I've no movie posters in my home, but of other movies as art on the walls, I have no posters of any of my own work at home except. Over my toilet is the broke, Mr. see it's funny. I think we've switched roles here. You think we've, we're an indifferent. I'm I actually really enjoyed it when I watched it. And moreover was like, oh, this is something I can tell how to have a real world impact, which as part of this tenth anniversary series like I'm really drawn to those films. That had sort of updated and the story has changed, and has maybe you can point and say, oh, it's, it's had this impact, both as a film, and as the, the subject matter. It's covering the thing that made that was most heartening about it was that when it aired a lot of professional athletes. Bought a big players were tweeting about it and saying everybody needs to turn it on right now. Number one, number two, in fact, actually, in reverse order. That's number two. Number one, it was a lot of tweets and messages and posts from college players who were posting the sentiment of, I'm not going to be in broke to Henrik part, too, you know, and it was a style. Hsi-wei scared straight kind of way to make people pay attention to it. And maybe in a more entertaining way against to take it more seriously instead of just as dry kind of like some dude up giving a PowerPoint presentation with a bunch of spreadsheets. You know and, and I think maybe that's what broke it is, is made athletes decide to take it more. Seriously? And to pay better attention to it. Maybe I do think I think that's one of the most fascinating trends in professional sports right now, athletes are starting to think of themselves, not just as rich people, but as like wealth, creators, they are thinking of themselves, as I don't just play sport and get a paycheck. I own my entire kind of universe of wealth that can be created around me and I'm going to set myself up long term. I think smart is the new stupid because it used to be cool to be stupid with your money to be ostentatious to flaunt it, it was the blame billing era. I guarantee you spent the million dollars on. On jury clothes shoes? What's the latest Nike probably wanted to dummies things ever bought was a FOX cope? I've only war and maybe three times. Conspicuous consumption, making it rain, making it rain is just hip hop sway of translating, that absurdly American notion of throwing money away, throwing money up and actually coming down like raindrops I was caught up like everybody else. I think there's a, there's a Ciller culture of that, but I think that, that host recession and post broke in a way if I could be so so bold is to be a little more conservative and be like, okay, I can walk into this locker room every game with a brand new five thousand dollar tailor-made suit, Oregon, put all my kids through college. Meaning like I could be the dude that, that drives a Mazda, you know, and something modest and Bank that money because the bargain started soup company, and it would be a business. I mean if you do it smart. Yeah. If you do it smart. Yeah, you could be your own cottage industry and a lot of players have on you could. That's the, the really tragic thing about it is that when you think about how much good can be done an accomplished with all of that, that revenue that is that, in many cases is squandered that's the sort of tragedy of broke. Is that these guys work so hard for that money? I don't care what anybody says the market has, has determined that they are worth what they are being paid in many cases. These guys are sacrificing their brains and their bodies in their bones in their blood, and they're earning that money and to see it not for to see them. Not even be able to take care of their own families with it to me as a tragedy. A let alone all the good that can be done on top of them. Taking care of their families. If they do it, the smart way, let's ask some questions that were going to try and ask of everyone who's part of this series so other than the ones you've directed. What is your favorite thirty for thirty? Well, I'm the obvious. One is, is Jay. That's the mic drop to me. That's what should so. We're putting a Asterix or putting it off to the side. So OJ's off side, acknowledged other than OJ. Okay. I, I love small potatoes in no small part because I feel like it's, it's like I said, it's one of the underrated ruins it doesn't get a lot of love. But I think it I think it's funny I think it's charming, I think it's the footage is amazing. And it's one of the docs, like the you that kind of, is the precursor to a lot of other, you know, a lot of like the XFL doc is the precursor to that set the tone for stuff like that. And I and I think it's Nabi Asli. It has great historic significance as well. And I don't know if this question is going to lead to the same answer or not. But, you know, is there another one that you kind of wish you directed me like, oh man, I wish I had my crack at that store to Escobar's. Yeah. The bottom line is just like I mean, there's like ninety great thirty for thirties. I mean, and I, I have to shout out all the folks from. ESPN and from SPN films, and the thirty for thirty team who at that point, we're not really getting a lot of love and respect from I think the indie film, community, and the indie doc community that they deserved because the truth of the matter is, is that now through the years, you know, through the Peabody's and the Emmys, and the Oscars now, I think people acknowledge it, but it took a while because it was like, oh, sports stocks, and it's like what is sports, but, but life? What is sports, but, but America, what is sports, but a reflection of the best and worst of humanity and the world, so I but it took a while for that to really catch on. And, and I think that I think that the opportunities that it's created for storytellers to tell stories that would otherwise never be able to be told about sports. I is extraordinarily final question. And I don't know if you do this, but I do this now as I make these things I watch sports, and I just think inherently through the lens of, oh man, I would love to tell that story, you know, in few years, or look into the past, and I say, wow. I want my so if there's some sports story, the you could call dibs on what would it be the one, I've always wanted to make the, the thirty for thirty that got away or has been has been elusive? I should say the elusive thirty for thirty the bad boys of summer, the eighty six Mets which. The way we would tell it is, basically the U in New York baseball, the U of baseball in New York, you have, again, the city in the eighties, that was really taking quite a beating in terms of its reputation in terms of its crime rate. In terms of I mean, literally, every piece of pop culture from that era includes a mugging. And, and yet you had this team in the Mets, that was like this sort of band of misfit toys, you know, a like the u you know, those Miami hurricanes teams of the eighties, represented the city and the city rallied around them as, as they became these unl- this unlikely Cinderella story, the U of baseball in New York in the nineteen hundred. So the bad boys of summer, the Eighty-six Corbin, this has been really fun. Thanks for letting me come to Miami and, and chat with you. Thank you me for, because you have to like, I'm the ambassador showed up ahead. On Miami standard time. That's fair. No. But seriously, this is fun. Thanks, thanks. Thanks for having me. Billy Corbin is the director of three films in the thirty for thirty series. The u the u part two and broke those films are available exclusively within the ESPN app on our new streaming service, ESPN. Plus, if this anniversary series is getting you excited to rewatch some of your favorite thirty for thirty s or Watson for the first time ESPN plus is the place to do that. Every film, all ten years in counting, is there you can sign up now and enjoy a seven day, free trial. There is a link in the description of this podcast. So that's one episode down in our anniversary series which continues all this week. Next up Billy Corgan director three thirty for thirty tomorrow. We will hear from the person who has directed more of these than anyone else. Six of them, including this one. American people always want to talk about a minute for months. But the amid own miracle. And that's what they wanted. My name is Jody ever again. Thanks for listening. 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Responsive Technologies and the Public Realm

Future of the American City

43:53 min | 10 months ago

Responsive Technologies and the Public Realm

"We are not inventing anything. We're not developing new technology. We have no patent or anything. We are a designer so we fly or presenter then deployed this technology in new way by means of design from the Harvard Graduate School of design. The future of the American city conversations on how we live where we live. I'm Charles Waldheim words with Rodolfo. Gory architect educator and urban est whose work focuses on smart cities and embedded technologies rudy joins us today to discuss his work in technology and the public realm. Welcome Rudy. Thank you so you. After you know the The notable international crew that you've had as an architect and practice krill at Fong hadn't taught at a range of world-class leading institutions in architecture. Urbanism you made a choice. Five years ago to move oof to to Miami full-time and ticklish. Approval University of Miami. Why was that the right choice for you? And why was Miami the right place. The I mean it's not like one day I woke up reports said I would like to move to Miami because this is the right move. It just happens that I was aggressively. Recruited given an offer I I couldn't refuse and now. In retrospect it does seem like this was the right move for me but it wasn't really calculated it was more the Buzzer Michio of seizing. That opportunity well you know of course. The University of Miami School of Architecture has disproportionate role in the history of our fields in the last several decades last half century arguably and so of course it's an important and significant institutional role but it was presumably also the city itself that was in part attractive. It was both really because I'm very interested in the history of the school. In the role it has played in the evolution of the discourse and the practice but the interest of the school. It was surprising because I'm not the most obvious candidate. Given my investment in emerging technology so to be involved volved in these processes that are transforming the feel is very important but also I am interested in all the scales at which we see this transformation transformation from the scale of the object to actually also the the city and in terms of how I relate to the trajectory of the the University of Miami School of architecture. It's basically at the scale of the city. And how will you engage faculty and students in that workout. How does that? Ah Get organized at the Miami. So when I arrived five years ago a broad the that lab that I had in Toronto onto with my colleagues Kalama hiber and the Smart Coppola's so there was a extension of that effort in Miami so Gerrad lab so that was called the red U M. And what do you mean by Rad in rat lab read. I'm GONNA be honest. He used to stand for responsive architecture at Daniels. which is the Dave task but now it has been transformed to responsive architecture and design? That's read that's right so responsive architecture and undesired. Um Yes yeah so help me understand so the idea is with you know the kind of coming Internet of things you know. Every component every element of the built environment comment will be communicating in some way. We'll we'll have information for us right. So like we know how technology transforming everything the way we design CETERA. But in this case case it's technology's not only in instrument for Construction Design Management workflows term with with think of it as a an ingredient to building materials. We're embedding that can -nology like we have the seraphic. Mateo was show a break close. A microcontroller equals question. Shumar so the idea is to think of the possibility of embedding this kind of intelligence or connectivity into every building material and to see what happens you you have this formulation telling you this right. Every brick is communicating right. Yeah sounds terrifying. Every week has an IP be address. There it's you can. We can pin it down on the has the presence on the Web I mean there's something about the idea of the juxtaposition of the brick right. I mean in some ways. The most ancient the most archaic the most Foundational Building Material. But part of what your research suggests is that not only bricks and buildings but also urban environments landscapes could be communicate so as they communicate. Like what kinds of if things might we be learning from these environments. Like what kinds of information might we be gathering right. I mean much of the discussion on the Internet of things and sponsored. It has to do with the bus of collecting data digitizing and deploying big data as an instrument for a more informed decision making or management of the city and architecture. But the of course there's much more than that. So for instance one of the lines of research that we are in how we can start to think about customization for the city for the large scale like we tend to customize our private environments. They are multi billion dollar industries devoted to this but was we step out in the public we all. There's no such thing as customization right. It's almost sounds like a contradiction on Oxymoron. Because by the Phoenicians supposedly sadly the public realm is the common denominator that has to accommodate everyone and it tends toward in certain contexts the lowest common denominator or at least the most generic right but because of the technology and the possibility to in Mesh all of these building components of the environment into this web of communication. We can start to orchestrate besides responses to individuals and the built advice. I can give you example the smart city we designing and the Yucatan. It's good sensiti. It's right outside of Marietta there. Is this kind of digital platform from that. The served as an interface between the citizens and the city where they can find to calibrate the wistful manatee so for instance they can go online and specify what kind of public light the wish to have so the the preferred I very bright so because they feel safer for something more discreet. In what kind of color temperature. So if they happen to be walking alone than the municipal lighting public infrastructure accommodates to their user profile. And then will will deliver the light that they prefer of. Course if there's more than one person then there's some kind of averaging what are quite like about the example is that you could imagine in a situation in which this is something that is at based in which the individual citizen has some agency individually or through some collective or political process assis. One could also imagine some kind of you know algorithm or machine learning over time to interpret human behavior respond and this seems like a very different scenario scenario than the kinds of Surveillance and data kind of privacy concerns that we see around the topic in so many places right but of course the the lighting is going to respond to you. It means that you are being watched and tracked. And so this the idea. The problems of sedans privacy. I always you know very challenging when we're working in that territory but whenever it comes up sometimes I've went present something like this. And there's a reaction from the audience. I remind them that our notion of privacy's is constantly transforming for instance. The Kodak cameras were prohibited waited on public beaches in the US for quite a while. I think it's not until the forty s that they were allowed. Those very interesting story. I don't know if it's true story but it's fascinating. Apparently in the nineteenth century in Paris Windy hosman assignments started. You know the transformation the Vars were introduced and most importantly for the discussion artificial lighting was introduced. There were some protests because it was seen as a invasion of privacy this soda privacy eroding due to this kind of technological intrusion intrusion. It's interesting because sore remotes like this idea. But that does you how understanding of fiber see has evolved. Since and. I suspect that we will. Well see this kind of evolution in relation to those new technologies. It's well put the history. Science Technology is littered with those kinds of negotiations. So I guess one of the questions I've got has to do with the role of sponsorship so this experimental city in the Oklahoma City. Who are your partners in it? And does that in any way give you a greater confidence. So the private project project and the site is adjacent to science and Technology Park which is funded by the federal government. So it's capitalizing on that. The Adjacency is entity is conceived as a tech transfer hub. So it's a group of private investors and developers but as the project evolves as thick. It will get more and more government support. It's a great group of people who are really visionaries reason. They are very optimistic about technology and they have like the. The sauce is very much like a silicon valley since ability. Not to use the same jargon talk about disruptive technology they think of the the city they they think of it as a startup that has the capacity you to imagine a completely different lifestyle. I mean given the kind of the beauty and the kind of environmental quality of the Yucatan. It reminds me that a quite a lot of your interest in in smart cities technology responsive environments has not simply been about built environments but also about natural environments in the landscape. and I wonder if you could say more about the role. All of these technologies in thinking about questions of Sustainability Orion. The the kind of building healthier natural in Ryan's should this of course there's a big part of it. We have three big teams for density. That's one of the new Unity Yucatan famous for this sin notice. You know they are these. You're right caves that you're meant to dive in them and yellow water by the beautiful under ground environments water ended ended our part of the cultural imaginary. So we have this kind of system of reservoirs for collecting stormwater you're actually under deployed under the main abyss squares so it has that sin not quality in the sense that it is shaped in a particular. Okay but also it's accessible to the public and actually also include some amenities like a small library resources. It's a public underground bound public space with water. Psych assistant reminds me a bit of those that fame system in Istanbul. non-roman reservoir isn't war so it's a piece of infrastructure for remediating collecting stormwater. That's also oblique space. The present as was the public cultural imaginary around this notice Cetera so fascinating so this is on kind of a new kind of innovative urban tight. But it's also drawing on the history of the the Indian step world the regional kind of geology so in in those kinds of examples. You're interested in not just the Internet if things is or wired responsive environments but the ways in which design can play a role and I take it from you know from your writings your your your public comments in your Ted Talk Doc that you you think that in some ways maybe the conversation about smart cities and the conversation around the Internet of things hasn't really benefited yet from being thought through from the point of view of design is is that et Cetera. I know absolutely also repeatedly insists that we are not inventing anything. We're not developing new technology. We have no patents or anything anything. We are designer so we Li- or present or deployed technology in a new way by means of design. It is that killer way in which is used and presented that we think of our contribution to the field for instance one known nonni example from the Toronto red days is the smart blankets. That search too busy track sleeping patterns was interesting about it as easy due to just attach sensors to blanket and then collect the data in this particular case the itself is the decorative pattern. Turn the through it. Looks like a floral pattern on the blankets and we invented the Lancashire and it's decorative motifs leaves to perform as a they're collecting vies with student just glued technology on it and this is what we tried to do in all these projects his to land the technology and then interesting way in order to allow familiar objects to perform in this new way. I mean AH parts of that project remind me very favorably of the work of Just off with each artist. Who's done quite a lot of interesting installation work around accommodating you know people people that are sleeping raw for sleeping in the in the open and at the same time as you accommodate them? His work is most often also making them more legible in a way in the in the space the city in addition to responsive landscapes. I know that you've had an interest in questions of health. Public Health unhealthy facilities. Healthcare facilities is also a part of your research here. So what are we speak week of embedded technology responsive environments etcetera is one area where they are most likely to flourish is in the healthcare. Oh care space because this is where you want space to perform optimally and the way we can actually justify the cost because it it it yields feels safer environments better equipped with handling the task Tan. So yes many of the projects have this healthcare application vacation which led me to become more and more interested in this field and my commitment to starting a healthcare design program The the school of Architecture of Miami so we are have been working on this for a while. We've had the soft launch so to speak for a Master's program focused on healthcare designed is now one of the areas of concentration in our massive science and architecture. Eventually it will become a standalone on professional master's dedicated to healthcare. There are a number of these now emerging. Because there's a great need for them but what will be particular about hours at University of Miami is that it will address also the large scale at the. Um disqualified that sure even when we're talk about the individual building we are always thinking of the urban context because of the DNA of the school so we will be addressing these issues at the scale up the individual building also the individual room in healthcare facility but also at the scale of the neighborhood the district Cetera. There's of course a growing now. Actually entire field emerging around wellbeing health at the scale of the of the cities are very exciting. The emerging discourse and we are the forefront of discussion and in linking that idea of the the medical environment hospital title environment thinking about you know from the scale of the patient and the kind of data rich environment of patient care to the kind of nested scales in which these complexes grow grow. It strikes me that you are proposing kind of continuity across scales. I mean from the very beginning of the conversation about public health and the western city. The the beginning inning of the mapping of pump handles in London there has been this aspiration to bring a more empirically based or evidence based approach to thinking about health in the city. It strikes me that your interest your proposition around information in the city is really a continuation of that rather than something completely now. That's a very interesting. I think insights because it touches also on this idea of customization but frames it in different ways. So it's not so much about the individual projecting their desires his onto the public realm. But the possibility of being able to have a sense of ownership individual ownership over the public aquarium or the P. pieces of infrastructure for that. Give you an example. So we developed this project where it's an photovoltaic array to power the some some of the municipal services but in this case each panel in this Ray is actually assigned by means of an APP to individual citizen so the APP response to the actions the behavior of the panels and it moves only when the the owner is moving is active and the panel has to move because it has to catch up with the trajectory of the sun has to optimize its orientation tation to become more efficient. But if the if it's assigned owner is not moving then it falls behind and it's less efficient so this Out there in that piece of infrastructure has assigned to you and that is rotating trying to keep up with the sun and you are keeping it. It's powerful image. So the in the same way the fitbit or the SMARTWATCH gamified your own healthcare regime you can somehow Gamma Phi and engage age. Human curiosity the obsessive -ness of individuals to have gamified public infrastructure. But what's interesting is that you have a sense of ownership you can. There's this piece Out there you can point to it. It's yours and you are responsible for this kind of building. This relationship with public infrastructure at the individual level is is part of that vision of the city not as this indifferent platform. But something that can be talking to individually and that you are responsible responsible for but this kind of Gamification of health speaks to what you were saying earlier about the the whole discontinuing between spots city big data health wellbeing there was a conference at the Radcliffe Institute. You're a half ago on this question of data and decision making aching and in that. What one that we saw was that while? There's a a robust discourse for several decades now around behavioral economics this is now now established body of economic thought That humans are not rational actors and we still carry around these kind of pre pre human brain lobes and make choices. That are not optimal that simile. There's a group of people engaged in. What's putatively being called behavioral policy right and so it strikes me that this game indication the engagement agent of the human brain with how to harvest energy in the most optimal way and also have a sense of personal individual investment in a in a public utility that strikes me is is a good example of this idea of a kind of behavioral policy understanding how to engage citizens rate inside? I never link this idea with this behavior of policy discussion. That's interesting I mean. One of the maybe optimistic takeaways from that conversation so far has been that and while we know that more information has not historically produced better decision making for humans the distribution the decentralization of decision. Making your product is proposing is one way to work around that and it it strikes me that this simultaneously does too very interesting things. One thing that does is it decentralizes centralizers in defuses the role of the single profess oriole or managerial class person. In the lab coat who's making all the decisions who's increasingly inundated dated with information but not necessarily increasingly able to make better decisions because of the amount of information and at the same time. This product of yours proposes to more fully engage individuals citizens in the work of the city. It's life it's infrastructure life. It's metabolism does the fiction of the Big Data in those nefarious terms. You know a certain terms of civilians manipulation etc really. Don't take into consideration the dialectical opposites of how citizens maybe empowered also by those technologies and big data access to information and the data and how that may prompt participatory citizenship. And actually we have seen how this is playing out. It is very much so like the disease increased participation and engagement because of the link that is being made between the the citizen and UH infrastructure. That is more tune and responsive to their actions so not only collecting database. Actually be offering the possibility of of their participation. In it's shaping it. Is it your sense that the slider accessibility of information could be thought of as a kind of Democratization John I mean in the context that many are concerned with four or five very large monopolistic firms in one culture having all that data To do with what they will. Yes when we talk about facebook Google Cetera. Yes there are these big firms monopolizing this kind of information. We're talking about cities. Public Infrastructure at ticket is mine. I eve in the swimming that actually no we can still think of Open source US accessible data civic hacking and avenues of participation and access to data. So the interesting question. So we've talked about your research Your interest in the development of the RAD lab at the Miami and Your interest in healthcare. Can you tell us more more. Broadly the direction that you see the school of Architecture University Miami taking your leadership and and with the advice and consent of your colleagues so interesting. What University of Miami in general and the School of Also in particular is that the university is very much you know heart of the city. It doesn't have this kind of adversarial relation that you find sometimes sometimes and you know what I think it has to do with the football team. Football is big and hold region. The community identify was this team and by By association I think is was the university so the university community is not only condemning community It's the entire city so to speak because of I think it has largely to do with the love for the batch leading teams and especially the football team so this kind of favorable favorable kind of sympathy sets the ground for a very interesting productive collaboration relationship. We have was the city so for instance the Squaw architecture has historically always been involved in their fares of the city. Does Zoning Code for Miami. Miami Twenty one which was actually developed by the the office of the former Andean Liz better cyborg was also incubated tested the explored also in the context of the school of architecture. So everybody who you participated in this very important project many many things that characterize like for instance there is a consensus dances forming. Now to kind of mobilization is I think I think it is exciting around the issues of adaptation to sea level rise Serban resilience so we have a new president reuse ago. As you know with the new president comes this important. Effort is the strategic plan and actually Poleo Frank up as lexical the roadmap which is a better way to think about it so we have been engaged in this pal process at the Slovak next for a Trying to establish our roadmap and urban resilience has emerged as the focus like this. It's very exciting to think of a school having one one single dedication everything focused on this problem and I think it's only possible in Miami because there is an existential threat. It's the sea level rise. You know it's very serious problem. We we cannot afford not to invest all of our resources thinking efforts into to this issue so there is this problem solving ethos that has developed. And there is a shared that dictation or focus on at application and sea level rise which is energizing the school. So yes it is still is this very heterogeneous place but we are all all the united in this. Shared Mission Nausea think is exciting and you mentioned the schools Legacy its history of being engaged in the future of the city. Eh and in some ways using Miami as kind of test bed to then impact disciplined impact the profession more broadly. Because of course you know you you mentioned your predecessor thirteen for decades Sylla's platters who were speaking with in this series as well offering through DP Z.? Miami Twenty one. The planning guy but also a spatial planning guide not one which is just about policy regulatory. But in fact the commitment to kind of urban design right characterizes Miami in its history and the University of Miami School Architecture's contribution to that in that history. Can you share with us one of the projects that you can imagine going forward Around this question of resilience adaptation nation and your engagement with the city right so given this dedication the new focus which is really the result of our reflection the strategizing strategizing. We are not trying to Orient. Most if not all of our upper level sponsor. Joe's is it towards that goal. For instance like excited about this new partnership we have with the Perkins in wheel would be funding to Joe's the deal. Was this problem for this. One example. But it's dramatic of this effort now that we will spend on investing being all of these two draws in this particular arena and in real world problems so we will have supporters from the industry but also will have interlocutors doc actors from the city in real world problem solving situations in addition to sea level rise among the effects of anthropogenic climate. I'm a change or increase storm event changing loss of loss of species but also changing by oems and the statistical inevitability of another big storm event. I recall in one thousand nine hundred to the impact of hurricane. Andrew and the response of faculty the Miami and the city and the region responding with what is now I think viewed widely as among the most progressive and resilient hurricane building codes in the world by the way tend to focus on the gradual long delay of the sea level rise. Actually think more decisive in its impact on Miami is going to be the occasional big storm. That's going to be devastating and then actually have consequences. So yes you're right about the Andrew and it's actually very very important moment for the school because it is Andrew and the consequences of Andrew that created our center for or that urban and community designed cd which emerged or almost organically from the hold efforts that the school was involved old in aftermath of Andrew they had shreds projects participated in various citywide efforts et CETERA. They extremely active and engage and To such an extent that finally all of these efforts accumulated and four formalized lies into what is now our UCD but the emerged as a response to that the storm so this UCD is our consultation. TATUM arms with to speak takes on. Projects has been very active for instance in Haiti after the earthquake but continues to have projects their the an all over the Caribbean the interesting to know. Actually how emerge in a moment of crisis as a response to Andrew so the Center for urban and community design fine in school of architecture. University of Miami is a good example of institutional response to a set of social environmental crises. And we know that Miami was founded in this place. which was this then diagram between Kind of Semitropical Environments Access the Tropics in the context of the legal and economic and Cultural System United States. It's not a place that would be built on. Geological terms the limestone geology of this part of the world is utterly different than the the river clay based systems of New Orleans or New York or Rotterdam for that matter. The solutions that you're developing here here will be different than would be developed elsewhere. But it's true. I mean we see in our work in Miami Beach. There's so-called nuisance flooding and the allegation of streets in the city of Miami is already eighty beginning to deal with the effects of anthropogenic climate. Change Sea level rise and storm event in that regard. What roles can the School of Architecture Miami play as the city Takes these challenges on. I mean you're right. Change especially mitigation and to certain extent adaptation. Also but Miami Hammy is a very different situation and this is why you can have as cool completely mobilizing focused on this issue. It's because yes. This is a global challenge challenge but it is particularly acute in Miami because of the conditions. You describe. Solutions are not obvious. It's actually exists existential threat to the city in this really tragic so At the same time we don't get depressed about about it. We we are making a big effort in trying to see opportunity and so given the circumstances that tragic outlook we recognized that that we have a big important role to play. We recognize that we are The clearly a major player of considering all the resources we abidine versity and was especially in our capacity to collaborate with other units we are already positioned as is one of the he disciplines in this big ambitious project to deal with this threat and we are just getting ready to do it. We are already doing it but I think this is going to escalate especially when we start to see the the first signs signs there is no uncertainty about the fact that the sea level is going to rise to the extent that it's going to be devastating dating a condition for Miami. So we I said earlier this is also yes tragic. But it's an unfortunate in which it in the the sense that we will have the resources we will have all the concentration the dedication the attention and in And the right positioning for dealing with this so it's also it's also exciting. I I tell this to students who are actually joining us now. And why the beginning of their academic careers and rational careers that actually this is a great moment. Meant for them because they will they. Are they'll be participating in this Very big and important project. I wonder what you make of this. I mean given the what you describe crab is an existential threat and the change. That will come on the one hand. I sense your optimism about the future and the opportunities here as well of course school of architecture. Miami has historically it's faculty leadership of played a disproportionate role in the city's past its formation. Its its growth and I understand from your comments that they will continue to. What do you make the fact that In the course of the last nine or ten years the city seems to be booming. I mean You know every time I'm here a new range of buildings while it's always been of a of a certain echo architectural prominence increasingly the city. The skyline is likely to buy buildings by signature architects of international reputation and increasingly. The the city's seems to be in part seem to be desirable by people from all around the world. Who Won't be here now at this moment and as you say the season will rise how do you you think about that? Is that a contradiction in your mind. Yes very interesting question a little if it can be say something that made at some light so five years ago our supporters which are mainly developers sponsors to. They're very much engaged with school. Our our we have multiple boards dedicated to the FIN programs. We have and most of them are populated by developers as you know the developers are a big presence in the city and then the school also although they were supportive in many ways I think they were always reluctant. Hesitant to support initiatives that dealers sea level arise. Because I think the for the word that it would like spook the market or something I just drink too much. Attention to this issue may actually not be favorable wall to their horror businesses but that has changed very within just a few years that attitude has changed and many of these developers are actually blushing leading the discussion around sea level. Rise an adaptation and. They don't seem to be so worried about how this May being be the end of their business here. Actually they are confident. They know that they should raise awareness around his shoes. They want want to address it head on the leading the charge. They embracing that future in in very optimistic vigorous way. So I'm sound optimistic. Domestic is because I have faith in that could have been injured uti of Miami and its leaders its citizens in dealing with. Is this problem. It's true what you say about the Development Community broadly and its role in building city strikes me that there are a generation or more of Developers who really have had a hand in building modern Miami and I I've come to share some sense of your optimism for their ability to address the challenges. That do you share that optimism when you think about civil society the public discourse in the preparedness for these challenges. I'm attuned to the the thinking of Public officials government officials academic community my colleagues but also the developers leading the charge now was regarded as issues. I am not entirely sure how aware of the general public is with regard to this question ethic. We need to do a lot of work. Year in in terms of communication and education bringing greater awareness around these issues. Because I haven't seen yet very robust public blake discussion brown those questions so a major research university in a city facing an essential crisis identifies from the lenses of Public Health Medicine Law Engineering Architecture to mobilize a university wide response. What other disciplines around campus purpose should I be including an atlas? I in my mind. The fact ship so to speak is the Rosen. Steel School of Marine at Atmospheric Eric Science and they are a major player and partner in all of our interdisciplinary activities. Also does it in frank also has is very much determined to break the silos and encourage into disciplinary research DAB. Many incentives including very generous research grants funding university it to fund the into disciplinary teams. Sa- great program that has already yielded very interesting results and for the school of architecture. Sure you've been in long standing training architects urban assists to now have programs that engage with the medical school to engage with public health to engage with Marine Sciences. This this strike me as both progressive and an interesting as a catalyst to effect some change. It wasn't interesting shift. I mean I never discussed. It was my faculty. There's been ruminating about this. Is the language used in our promotion materials etc referred to architecture as a civic art. It was a lot of emphasis on art. So that if you think about your as some discipline that spectrum art and sciences I think we were more comfortable being in the more a bit more towards the arts I think we have shifted now towards the Science and Engineering Bandini being the art part but I think the the this kind of problem solving ethos that I see emerging at the school has shifted left the kind of the center of gravity in that spectrum. Interesting the moment perhaps that schools are backed extra so also in the sixties as the simulated the social sciences. Also that moment and in some ways I mean what you're suggesting. Is that this kind of return to the tech. Nee and return to the societal title engagement of architecture in a way comes after several decades of architecture benefiting from its own cultural autonomy its own position in the arts. Let's say of course and and And in some ways suggests both opportunity as you say like a newfound relevance a kind of a relevance for our knowledge and a relationship to addressing societal and environmental concerns. Does that come at a cost in your in your view. Is there a downside to being engaged being more instrumental in the world and addressing these societal and environmental challenges to the fuel of Arkin. No none of of going to say without any hesitation is actually. There's no downside. There's later relevance there is an expanded field of operation more possibilities or colonizing so to speak. Jason feels and in claiming some veterans those but also most importantly is the social and economic benefits In becoming a problem solver that is grappling and was very urgent problems. So does this suggest to you Changes in the education of the architect right although oh I don't hesitate to say that. We can only gain though by having to adapt or slightly retool our architectural pedagogy so my colleagues sometimes frustrated with me because I have no patience for purely theoretical speculative explorations and treaty trying to anchor pedagogy in real world problems. So that's very different. Different mentality when we think of the architectural pedagogy and you know how we teach the conne-tann and concerned with problem solving than we may lose something about the free opens spirited Expiration that used to do perhaps be characteristic of architectural schools especially during that moments when that actual autonomy was Affirmed and would I be right in taking your comments to suggest a kind of really long dialectic between those issues I mean apart from the Peyser really AH disciplinary professional formation on the one hand and then you know being relevant to societal environmental issues. Of course this is a long array problematic in our feel. Will your simply returning to engagement in the world Right yes you're right actually when I arrive here. In order to quickly engage the school cool was a core preoccupation. I suggested that the theme of the call to order for a series of exhibitions lectures to basically position the school and its commitment to fundamentals in relation to what I observed as a wider international reinvestment in typology history etc especially in Europe like Belgium. Switzerland it's lead Cetera but in the introduction to the book that follow follow that I made this game about this dialectical process. And I say yes we we can talk about their return order and to reaffirm the fundamentals. But what's interesting about this moment. Is that. It's not an a claim for autonomy but actually for an expanded fields for architecture embracing consigns this social sciences engineering ecology etcetera so back to fundamentals. But not without a claim for autonomy EMME Rodeo Corey Dean school artistry interest in Miami. Thanks very much. 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"Today answers matter more than ever before. That's why IBM is helping. Businesses manage customer questions with Watson Assistant. It's conversational AI designed to work for any industry. Let's put smart to work visit IBM dot, com slash Watson Assistant. Cried Passion Than Patron Tree of college football leaves here. The Paul Finebaum show our podcast. Who can me back second hour live and underway and David? Is Up next from Oklahoma. David thanks good afternoon. High Paul. Thank you first time caller, so I'm a little nervous about I love your show. Thank you so much. You're very welcome so I have to elementary age sons and I coached their youth football team, and around here this well, we say the second cut of Hay is getting close, which means a running out of time Cayenne. So now our governor has the corona virus, and it's a really confusing time I'm just calling to say. Thank you because I'm apolitical like I. Just want to be a dad. That's what I say. Thank you for having the commissioners, the coaches and all the different you know perspective, because we as Dads have to plan for school, or we're going to send their kids to school. We're going to do online. Are we going to be able to have a football season? How do we functionally implement plays safely so anyway? I won't take up a lot of your time. Thank you ask you a question So what do you just in terms of school? And and and what your kids love football? What do you know? so we know that the school system sent out a plan this week and they're doing their very best. They very difficult job. You know where they can. be onsite face to face traditional classes with masks or parents can choose They can choose online virtual learning, and then there is a contingency plan. If that there you know, the numbers spike to whatever X is whatever that threshold would be i. don't know what that is to where they you know they could i. don't know if they're gonna go rotate as maybe you know Monday Tuesday or Wednesday Thursday or some sort of? hybridization I guess would be the word. So. That's the that's the. That's the school side of it from what we learned. So you know their mom and. we talk, and it's just a really confusing time 'cause I. Don't know if there are any I don't know if there's a right answer, I don't know what the best answer is, so your show is really helpful, though because I listen to say this jokingly, but with some degree of seriousness. What's what's the outlook for for football? I think fifty fifty I think that it's. Possible, if if the numbers can can go down. That's what people think. I have my concern. I work in healthcare so I'm probably a little more risk averse than than a lot of people here. In. It's pretty conservative place I'm right down the middle, but I think that people will want to play football. It is part of our culture it. It's part of my culture, too so I will do everything I can to play but also my son's safety comes first, so try to find that balance point. And listen being in healthcare, you understand the other side of it and I think I think there is some confusion about why that is such a key component. As long as you stay well, you don't really have to be concerned about healthcare, but if you're if you're in trouble, it doesn't matter what what you're in trouble for you you need you need. You need hospitals to be able to take you in? Yes. Sir, how hospital search capacity is a real thing? I I agree so yes, sir. Hey thanks. And yet. Try to call back again if I can. If I'm elise, give us an update the. Important thing, he said they're. We're obsessed over whether. Florida will have a football game on Labor Day weekend, but all those kids out there who? Who Live for that It's really sad to think about. It not happening Shannon is up next in Georgia Shannon great to have you on. As always thanks for taking my call. I've got a good friend of mine that coaches in the youth high school Ripley this over here in Metro Atlanta, and they're facing the same exact problem as far as trying to actually hold practice is it seems like it's going to be almost impossible to have usually practiced with all these parameters they sit up, but here's my coggeshall. Have you seen the news release for Major League, baseball today, regarding testing. Yeah, it looks really good They were Dramatically improved from where everyone projected. So, here's what I found boggling and you know. We talked yesterday about accepting the science and the media's presentation of the numbers. So Major League Baseball. Is that as of today? Since they started their testing program, they have tested twenty, one thousand, seven hundred one samples. Since the beginning of the process and they've had ninety three. Come back positive. Which is point four percent. That's a great number. Well here's I'm just confused. I'm looking at an article from. W. F. T. L. South Florida. Talk Radio where they seem state, of Florida, more than four hundred and sixty labs have reported a hundred percent. Rates. How is it at twenty? One Thousand Major, League Baseball, staff and players testing has produced two point four percent positive. But South the state of Florida has four hundred sixty lives reporting one hundred percent. Are Major League baseball player just immune to the crown of ours. No I don't think they are It's A. When this is all over, there's going to be. The scandals are going to be UNTOLD, but I I don't I don't understand that I mean there's no way for me to have any idea had tuning works. And I'm not trying to point fingers at you or anything. This is part of where reasonable people have a hard time accepting the numbers you know in the State of Texas. The State of Texas and to take up there. There's there. CDC or Stacey had to remove thirty four hundred and eighty four test results. Because of San Antonio Facility reported thirty, four, hundred, eighty four probable positives as positive faces. Now. Facing decisions on what that previous caller just made about you, football sports, high schools Santa my question to you. Is this as I think you've raised a really good point how? May I mean I I heard something. Testing is getting better, but the critical decisions are being made now. and the testing is not very good. It's not really. Should you make long term decisions on data no I. Think the only thing you I mean. I'm just trying to think what I would do if you were if the two of us were in charge. I wouldn't want to make any drastic decision right now so I if you have to. Take it slowly and delay. I think that's your best option. Whatever we've got to do to get, it returned to normalcy as safe as it can. Without being just reactionary, I think we're being reactionist in a proactive and you asked me yesterday and I thought about this question, a long time I like Paul. You really made me reflect on this. You asked me if I thought the media presents the data the way they do because they are anti trump. And I was listening to Kayla any press briefing yesterday and she made the comment that. Trump wants the schools reopened that. was on the side of reopening schools, and we shouldn't not open schools because of unfounded seniors because the sciences on their side. Jim Cost from CNN went out, and said that the White House press secretary says the science should not stand in the way of opening schools. He completely. Misquoted her and you know Alex Berenson was on your show a couple of weeks ago and you asked him. Why are we just meeting these negative numbers where we're getting them if it's not accurate, and he said it's the one thing the media can take. And beat the administration over the head. You know I just looked up. In one of the networks US US shattered daily record. I mean we live in a world of of sensationalism and. I mean. Shannon I try not to be a media critic, but. You just mentioned somebody who has not given an objective view of. Of the White House and quite a few years. Yes, Sir and the the scary thing is follows. We have people in our society. who only read that or hear that they're facing opinion, earn assumption. We can't open school. It's going to kill children, and that's the furthest thing I saw. Pennsylvania has more deaths over the age of one hundred five with corona virus, and the have under the age of thirty I mean it's it's. It's ridiculous. We'll take kids who lead. The Governor Florida said he's leaving gym's open. I live in a state where the gyms have not been open since March fifteenth. Question Paul, the Republican National Commissioners take place in Jacksonville coming, right, do you think? Do you think it's possible that all this panic around? The State of Florida has anything to do with that I think closer to the to the data bit right now. The the problem in Florida. I'm going right back to what you brought up at the at the onset are the numbers whether they're accurate or not? they are scaring a lot of people the one number though that you have to. Look at it objectively, and that's the numbers that the hospitals are giving out in terms of their their their availability and I say this. Few Times it's not so much. The hospitals are your. You should be concerned. That hospital is full of of covert patients. The problem is a hospital in your town does not have any ICU beds. Doesn't matter whether you have your rush there. Because you have covid, or you're having a heart, attack and appendicitis, or or anything else you're going to have a hard time getting healthcare. If you can't get to critical care unit that's that's such a big issue. regardless of the numbers those are those numbers are the legitimate. We'll take a break We are back with the athletic director at the University of Miami right after this. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. This is your apartment i. need some favors from you. Your cat keeps rubbing against the kitchen. Island and I can't return the favor. Can you give extra pets for me? After that could bundle your renter's insurance with Geico? We could save money and it's easy to do online and one last thing. Could you leave the TV on during the day I? Need to catch up on my soaps. For Bundling made easy, go to GEICO DOT COM, today. We walk me back to the program. Delighted to welcome to our show again. We had him on a couple of months ago. Play James! The athletic director at the University of Miami Blake thanks for the time I know. It's A. It's a very unusual time, not only on your campus, but in this country, but especially in the area down there. This has been a really difficult time for south, Florida good afternoon. Good afternoon Paul. Today. I know there's so much uncertainty. In terms of what can you tell us? In terms of your own program, the ACC and the return to football Where are we? Want you know I think I think we're trying to find a way through I. Think the you know the most important thing right now. Is that we're. Taking serious steps to help bring it into a pandemic. As you saw commissioner, swampers announce last week. we're continuing to evaluate. If they can coming weeks here, we'll watch better idea of what the fall sports season will look like and I'm just holding out. Hope that we all can. Do, the things we need to do to have have have college sports this fall, obviously football. I know it's a big one talked about on on your show. That's something that you know. We're focused on getting back football, but you have other sports out there as well and so we're doing all we can to make sure our student athletes have a a safe and healthy experience, and if it's one that allows the opportunity to play sports. I think it'd be. And that's what I would like to ask you about. Because safety is paramount and I know with even within your own program their ups and downs, including recently what what can you say in terms of the protocols and the challenges of trying to accomplish what everyone is set out to accomplish to make sure everyone is OK. Thing I would say. Is I think or blessing in university environments that so many of us have have great health experts on campus in here at the University of Miami we have a top notch you health system, which we worked with some of the very best to create a program that would allow us to bring our kids back to campus, and obviously there's a testing component to it. There's you know contact tracing and tracking in a number of steps that go into ensuring that our our kids and our staff I guess where everyone involved. Involved that touches the program you know really have set standards, and that recognizing things are going to happen, and so that when those things do happen that we take the necessary steps to help contain the virus, and again ultimately bring into it and so I think we all have to understand that. our young people in in our staff There's GonNa be situations where they're going to be a positive test, and we need to make sure we take the steps that are needed to help. Contain the the virus I am interested because A. Miami is done this week is different than others. Sometimes numbers grow very high again. I realized that this is confidential information and at times. A but but it it is there. What is the threshold that you are dealing with? And maybe the entire college football environment is dealing with in terms of you know when to say win in other words. We WanNA. Take a pause here. We want to make sure everything is okay. What are you have to look at your situation? And and again I I'm not I'm not a health expert, and so I think you're probably aware of you know what happened with us here yesterday with some positive tests, and so it was a lot of conversations. With our health experts going through the protocols of the plan that we put in place, and what that meant and so again a lot of contact tracing so I can identify positive tests, contact tracing, and then taking those steps to make sure that those that do not have the virus then exposed to it and so again. Different schools probably have different sets a criteria or processes that they follow but I feel very confident in the leadership and expertise of our health officials, and spoke with them extensively yesterday, and so we started our walk-ups workouts up here today. with the with the understanding that we had followed the protocols that were in place and done our contact tracing identified the individual that densify through that process in. And we'll do it forward. I think it's on a situational type basis obviously i. think when you're percentages. Get High I think that's something that you. You have to look at but we haven't set set percentages and said if okay. If we're at X. percent were shutting down or if we're in between this area, we're GONNA evaluated. We've looked at it anytime. We have a positive test whether that's you know from one on up. Evaluate the situation and then decide what is best Bullard for students and for program. Blake is unique situation where you're trying to deal with your own program, but in the surrounding area is Miami Dade the entire region down there. At least according to the news, is a really tough spot right now I know you you. There's only so much you can do, but but the the University of Miami is such an important part of that area. I mean how concerning. Is it just a look around and see what's happening in your community? That's very concerning. Obviously, we're dealing with a with a pandemic here into have to. Be What they are in our country, and said specifically here in Dade County is something that hopefully everyone does their part to help lower those numbers, and that's one of the things fall asleep. We talk with our students about you know quite a bit just the importance of wearing wearing a mask, avoiding unnecessary contact in practicing social, distancing washing their hands, and it sounds it sounds easy, but it's one of those things that it's just it's important for us to be reminding our young people love it and then. Then more importantly for having them, you know to have followed through with it and I think that's one of the things that we need to see you know here in Dade County, and around the country is, is people just doing? can to slow the spread of the virus and and taking steps that they can to you know help help us all help assault, bringing into the pandemic and selfishly help us all get to the point where we can get back to having College Sports happening again. And Blake on that subject, I realize Here's a lot. We don't know maybe more. We don't know from the media. Standpoint the then we do, but within the ACC we had commissioners offered on not too long ago and I know that everyone is walking through this very carefully. How does how how how do you and as an ad in the ACC interact with the commissioner, and and your colleagues I no early on who was a regular almost daily conversation. Where are you guys right now? guys in women right now as as we get a little bit closer to two important dates on the calendar. Want to. Me, you know this is a time all where honestly we just agreed yesterday a group that we need to expand the amount of time. We're meeting just because everyone's schedules get busy and and we need to. We need to have time to really talk through issues. These are these are big. Big decisions that need to be made, and we need to have time to help. well thought and and very open conversations with with each other here in the ACC, and and honestly what the I think the dialog you know across the across the country and the NCAA. The situation with the big ten in the pack twelve making efficient, they did to go conference only last week, and obviously respect to the decisions that they made what they felt was best for their conferences and I think the SEC and big twelve I remember reading right, if kind of taken the same approach that we have in in the ACC continuing to evaluate here in the coming weeks I. Think will. Will make some decisions on on how we best move forward, and and that's where we are, and that's why I think it's just so Portland for all of us tremendous in constant communication, and from when I. When I spoke to you last. That hasn't that hasn't slowed down. It's it's one of those things I was just talking with someone the other day and a time that things would generally be a lot slower. Than than what they've been. It's just been nonstop with just a lot going on and a lot of different modeling, of of different scenarios and holiday potentially can play out. Well listen. You've been very kind to share information and I and I realized there. There's so much we we don't know and. You can't really get. Get to but We appreciate you sharing whatever you can know. Everyone is hoping to get through this especially where you are right now, which is a really tough spot? Thanks for making the time again. A happy to come on anytime. Appreciate your coverage. You Bet Blake James the athletic director at the University of Miami certainly a a really tough of area down there miami-dade were were their school is located in Coral Gables. Which of course is part of that community? It's one of the toughest areas in the entire country. Right now. We'll take a break more guests more phone calls as we continue here on a Friday afternoon. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. GEICO gets you access to licensed agents. Twenty four seven, which means that Geico is always there for you. If only everyone was always there for you, like your mom when you fill out really really important paperwork on the first day of a new job name, check birthday, she'll securities thing. Hey, among what as my social security number, mom mom. Okay let's. Zero zero one seven Oh. Gemini Hashtag Done Geico always for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents for businesses around the world. Today isn't a restart. It's a rethink that's why they're partnering with IBM to Change How they from supply chains to customer service. Let's put smart to work visit IBM DOT com slash smart to learn more. Welcome back great to have all of you with us. On a Friday afternoon in bill is up next in California. Hey, Bill! Paul likes to see you, thank you so caller. Okay my calls about covid nineteen. On Friday I last saw contact. She treated it like a cold, and is now in hospital in the Monja, so she didn't take it very seriously she didn't. She didn't do anything until it was very serious. What happened to me on Sunday started coming down with symptoms. And sore throat the classic stuff on Monday I was losing my smell. And a little more serious, but like her. You know you think you're going to beat it. On Tuesday. I did something different than she did but Tuesday. I was having chest congestion during the day got. No, this'll be worse till it was affecting my breathing on the nighttime, but on Tuesday morning I did something. I made a call to a doctor. The doctor had written to the president. And this is about published in one of the electron newspapers. In fact, my sister from Florida saw it online and called me about it. I looked it up. The Guy was two hours away. I made an appointment the same. He. Is using the president's malaria drug hydrochloric Wayne right so I was there Tuesday afternoon got the prescription totally what I knew and I've been following this for for several months, doctors WINCO is a doctrine New York. He's a Russian Jewish doctor and he's out in. You know in the countryside. He treated twenty two hundred patients and only two died. Treated them with hydrocare Quinn. Yes and all of them were confirmed cases so a cross section of old young etc, etc to he treated one had cancer he was on chemo that died and the other one that died was elderly, already very sick when he started, so we almost had one hundred percent success. Right knowing this I got in my car. I went down to see the doctor here in southern California. That's also following that. And he And he is he. He mentioned Doctors Winco. I said. You know I've been following a Scott from us. I know everything. He did in fact if anybody wants to find out about him, Rudy Giuliani on podcast. A, couple of weeks ago, interview this guy. Doctors Winco and so lucky. He was talking about his twenty two hundred. Cases so. He's under harassment. He's just quit his job because people don't like the fact that he's done this so back to my case Tuesday morning. I find out about this guy getting the car I drive two hours. He gives me a prescription. I'm tested and I. Come back to Two hours away home. It desert hot springs, and then I get my prescription now by that time I'm starting to have breathing difficulties. And I wouldn't call it severe or anything, but just something you notice my smell. Patio, racing some some kittens right now for. shelter. And you can't smell cat food. You know what serious, but I couldn't smell cat. So. That's never happened to me before. So that's sort of confirmation that that's what I had the people in the hospital, then the chain. are confirmed cases they they have so. There's two possibilities. Both of them are in the hospital and both of them have code. So I take the pill starting. Have breathing problems six o'clock Tuesday the amy by the time I went to bed at midnight out here. something a little different. When I woke up Wednesday morning I sent a text back to my sister I said. Looks like we got something here because the chest congestion was much better, instead, it'd be a much worse. It was much better. The the breathing was was good. My headache gone way down, and my throat was better. You know noticeably better. And these guys that are doing this and there's several doctors in the country that are pursuing human. See on the news. You saw Menace University of Minnesota steady yesterday that was absolute joke and hide report. Pain does no good. That was on the news all place yesterday, but the fact that this daughter doctored the twenty two hundred cases, and was amongst one hundred percent successful. You won't see that. Two doctors. It's called the doctors linkoping. To start to finish, where are you right now in the in the timetable? Okay I have not gotten dutton any reply back from the doctor today, but right now I, I'm good to go. I'm ready to run a marathon. And the turning point was. Starting to drugs that protocol drugs you start, hydrochloric pain, you take it every every well two hours or three times a day. It depends on the time of day. You take that and zinc hydrochloric clean by itself, and some of these studies that they they sailed. They don't give you. Zinc zinc is actually attacked the virus and keep from replicating. And hydrocortisone all it does is Alexa themsel-. He also gives you an antibiotic, and they used several different ones in the antibiotic is to keep you from getting. Keep from getting into Monja because his stuff attacks. Your lawns I mean. Again I appreciate you calling in. Thank you, it's a it's. It's a drug that has highly controversial in fact. Most experts have have gone against Michael, Sag. The epidemiologists who we had on the other day, he said he took it. it did not help, but again I'm. I'm glad you got better and I'm glad you found something to help you get better. Thank you very very much. Matt is up next in. San Antonio Hello Map. All you've been doing game friends for Okay Matt. Only a couple of things. There met. What happened to map, but we will. Get back. We have some problems. We'll come right back. See if we can get fixed. Listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. For businesses around the world. Today isn't restart. It's a rethink that's why they're partnering with IBM to Change. How they burn from supply chains to customize. Let's put smart to work visit. IBM DOT COM slash smart to learn more. We welcome. You back a little bit of a technical glitch here from with, but. It's all gone now. At least for the moment, those let's get back to the College Jason. Is Up next in Florida hello. Jason, you're on the air. It's good to hear Your Voice Mr. Bombs being lawsuit. Talk to you great to have you back. I just wanted to make a couple of comments about. Florida and look. Everybody's saying. That the state of Florida's not not what you hear from you know all the news media and South Florida does have an issue, but you know they're probably one of the most culturally diverse areas in the state, if not the country. You know so. Those people are used to being out and about all the time. I. Don't know if you're familiar with Florida. You know between maritime camping world's. Anyway, let me just make a quick point. All the tests they they were supposed to do. It was Tuesday. They were supposed to do around thirty or forty thousand tennis. They wound up doing a hundred and forty-three thousand tests so a specialist here in Florida. They interviewed him. He said Yeah doing that. Many tests we're going to have problems turns out to most of the people reported all test positive. which was absolutely false? where I live I live in Lake County right right by the OCALA National Force between Orlando and Gainesville. We have restaurants to have never closed. Never not one day. And you know people are going about their business. That were wearing masks. I'm socially just out of respect for other people and you know I'm up there in years to, but it's not the bombshell that you hear on TV. We do have a few hot spots, but less less back it up against. We keep talking about how much money college football's GONNA lose. But let's lift ask ourselves. How much money is this country going to lose? If we have to shut it down again and who's going to suffer the most? It's an I agree with you, but but ultimately. It's the two of us are not going to make that decision. No that's absolutely right, but the point my point is is the people who are going to suffer the most are the people who always suffer the most, and that's the middle and low income people, the people who don't have the ability or the financial diversity to pretend to let me ask you. Let me ask you this and I. You know some of what you said. I'm sure it's true. What what what are we supposed to do? I mean not me the two of us, but what would your governor is clearly resisting? He's not shutting Florida down. No and I. Know you had a caller on the other day. That was supposedly from Florida named Freddy and you could tell he was very left. Do in a way. He was talking. governor does senses is doing a good job you know I mean Florida has around twenty five million people. We're the third largest, or you know habitation state in the country, so and we have. We have three or four major arteries coming from the north, the mid West in the mid north, and the and the West. Everybody's coming right down to Florida and you know if you listen to Cuomo saying only quarantine you for fourteen days when you get here. How's he gonNA know how People I hey thanks for the call. Let's continue Randy is up next also in Florida Randy good afternoon. Hey, how you doing Paul, we were. Great heavy back. Look I've been I. Don't listen to all of your broadcast, but I don't think anybody's touched on the fact that these. NCA football players. That test positive. Have They don't really so-so distance, and and then when they test positive, they quarantine for awhile and and they never go to hospital so. Everybody pushing the panic button. And you know because there there. You mean giving way, Randy, let let me let me explain something I I think most people listening would agree with you. you know the panic button? The panic button is not being pushed. we had the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference on here the other day I mean he was simply explaining. That they are following public health information and I realized that is being disputed, but but ultimately they will make those decisions and They're going to try to be fair about it and equitable and and and the question isn't so much whether these players are getting sick. They're not. The question is whether they can effectively test them and make sure that people around them who are older and maybe more vulnerable also don't get sick and die. Thank you for the call I do appreciate it. How about! Joseph up next in Birmingham Joseph. Always great when you don't hear anything. Me Try to switch button here. See if I can hear. Joseph you there. Okay. This is fun. Switch have a quick call here. Go ahead. Apologize for the confusion. We're having a little bit of difficulty making this. Let me try another call here and. Don here you there. I'm here. Okay, good great. Hey first time call. My question is assuming we have football and I hope we do. is with Notre Dame. They're going to try to understand a line with the ACC correct would. would have hypothetically the AFC. It's Glue Clemson's. The all money needs that game for the high profile came. There's hey we don't want to play you. You're not in our conference in football, which are everything now? Where would it put Notre Dame? Well. I mean Notre Dame is in this unique position I've heard I've heard Jack Warburg than Notre Dame athletic director. Say a couple of times had. Multiple offers for for two to fill up their schedule. Remember one important thing about Notre. Dame. They already have six games scheduled. Against the ACC so it's not that big of a deal for them. So. Would you say it may be time for them to get all the way in a conference? Not Being uncovered me explain again. Notre Dame Notre, Dame, is independent football, but Notre Dame is in the in the ACC and every other sport, so he grabbed it comes down to. The time to tell them to get in. Yeah I mean if you want to be that way, but my guess is. The ACC is not going to tell them that. You know remember something, the ACC does not exactly have a lot of power. Powerhouses right now a lot of wake forest service. In Boston. Colleges and schools like that so Notre Dame, even though six games are very important for the television contracts, and I sincerely doubt especially with with an outgoing commissioner. The John's Wofford is that he is going to tell Notre Dame. We. We're not going to play this year. Because, they already have six games scheduled. The question is Notre Dame fill up the rest of its dance card. With with ACC games or not, and right now, the ACC is one of three conferences who is not committed to to to an all conference schedule The ACC, the SEC and the big twelve are still undecided on how they want to go about. Okay, well, thanks for taking the call, but he had a good day. Thank you, thank you very much Augie is up next Guard head. Call hunted. You disrespect the ACC. They've got duke in that conference and remember. Duke was so good that. Alabama okay against them. One year and the CHICK-FIL-A kickoff classic so. There you go. You're leaving out. Duke and then don't forget Syracuse and Pitt. Either I do but. I'm going to remind. You made it sound like the ACC was a one trick pony I should not have done that. I heard that Notre. Dame is really looking to get into the southland conference, so they want to open up at journal three. I think I think that would be a pretty good game. Where do you think it'd be exotic for Notre Dame right there, were they. They need to bring some translators, though, but I found it. Fascinating Paul, a shout to Matt. Very good to hear Matt was back I was worried about mad I hadn't heard him for a long time so I'm glad he's doing well. but Paul every time we talk are listen to your show. It seems like a lot of callers that talk about dollar general stores in Alabama. Is that like upscale place to shop author? Guy, mean we. We lived in Alabama. We did most of our shopping at the dollar store so I. Don't know about dollar general. That's a little bit to two. Different. Dollar. Dollar Dollar General Bargains city stores like that It's a little more expensive. I wonder if they have a piggly people legally. In Tuscaloosa there is a pig piggly-wiggly on every corner of Alabama. All, you've been talking about everything under the Sun. As far as news goes in the world, but I don't think anybody's brought up the issue of the. Did you see the? landing ship that was on fire in San Diego yes, the Bonham Rashard. Well, it may or may not be brought back to active duty, but one thing he can say they put that ship. ow when nobody gave them a chance to put it out so. Regardless of how it started hats off to the brave men, women, the firefighters, both in the navy, the civilians and the. Hate to run. We were heading to a break. We're half way home the. 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What is this shipping container doing with you today wheeling in every single possible way with you on a Friday ailing with you on a Friday, we were going to be frolicking? But that is no we're frolicking today. Oh, but now everything seems to be working. So little inside baseball right now, we show up to the studio this morning and nothing's work. Nothing. Computers. Nothing not know. Sound sound is key to doing radio? Is that an expression inside baseball because you said it a couple times. And I don't know what he's talking about it. It's a cliche who says that? People that were I in the baseball world. That's where it started. If you can hear right now. That's the voice of our engineer one in the background just panicking still going at it. Yeah. But inside baseball is a cliche. All right and little inside radio. Ooh, nothing was working. Not not not not a single thing. Not a single thing was working except for my cellphone, my panic cell phone calls. So my chief engineer one big ups. The Tobin beasts owners out and za`z low for doing big game. Not a big game. I can't believe got Josie out there. So thank you guys so much we really appreciate it. Because today's been an utter disaster. Yeah. Nothing to working. Now, the bunch all of our takes into one segment. All right. Well, speaking of I gotta take on the university of Miami football program, by the way, if you wanna watch the university of Miami football program, I've been told that we we don't have to phrase it that way anymore, Billy. There were good just saying canes for a promo for the Jay Wakefield event. That's happening next Saturday time TVD November tenth November tenth put it on the poll can re release. Yeah. Put it on the poll cannery release. It's people's hype release party is he going to be there. What does that even mean? What people I I don't know. I can never plan on PPO just stop. And by if the university of Miami lucid, Duke, I think we've lost people forever. But Billy's can put it on the pole is getting re released. Jay Wakefield never do these things on weekend. So we hope for a good turnout next Saturday, if you wanna meet Billy possibly people. We don't know his status myself. I'll definitely be out there unless it's an I came which it won't be because he's two teams are terrible right now. What are you doing at night that you can't go tonight game? I might have plans to go see a concert, cancel them. There's only one rerelease. That's true. There is an only one release. But there is only one rerelease unless they release. Yes. Things go. Well. Yeah. So who's concert is it? It's a festival that I want to check out slashing need to check out. How many of these concerts? Do you need to go because I feel you see the same people over and over concerts a year. Do you go to that's a good question? It sounds like a lot. I'm. Scouting some things. Okay. So so how many concerts a year? Do you go to how many concerts a year? Do I go to like seventy more than that? Wow. One more than that. So at least one a week, obviously if it's more than that. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. At least one week often. Multiple. Let's go week. It seems like too much. I'm just going to say it, it seems like too many concerts that that has a long term effect on your ears. Yeah. Definitely also radio. You guys. Don't know. This about radio everyone that works in radio going, really. Yeah. Made up stat. But well, we have proof of that. Yeah. Yes. You gots listening to things really loud too. If we're going to be honest like lately, he's been listening to thanks super loud. And I kinda just look because I can hear everything that he's doing. And I don't understand why your headphones do. We all we we all have trouble hearing, you know, how miners got the black lung. We have bad hearing. Comes with the job and we go deaf. And if you haven't already started noticing asking, your wife or significant other what was that say that again, I haven't were or sometimes telling the waiter that you want something medium, well, when they just ask you if you wanted water has happened to me on the rig. Well, I asked him anywhere. But yeah, I it's a job hazard, but Miami versus Duke Maliki Rozier is undefeated against Duke, Duke. So so that that's good. I guess games at the rock. So that's also a plus anytime Miami and Duke have played together. Miami finds a way that out athlete Duke at least recent history with suggests that their most recent post golden era. So I feel good about this game. Even though the team is terrible. Your takes moving on. Oh, my takes ever in down here that the UCF as a punter named Matt Mack louder milk louder mill oh that dude's got swag. It was like after he did it go, and he's actually hit a golf shot louder milk, though, that is the best last name I've ever heard. So that last name your tax louder milk. All right. So Jim drunken Miller that real. Oh, wow. I feel like I do like louder. Milk cheese. You don't remember? Jim drunken milk. Wasn't. He dolphin for brief period of time drunken milk. Then I think he might have been I think. Yeah. I mean, I must be early ninety and the drunken milk periods. The drunk Miller periods all of them were brief moments in time. Yeah. I remember. There was a big thing. This is I was reading Dan columns about how we were towards a getting towards the tail end of day Marino's career and the big draft talk was is the Miami. Dolphins are the Miami Dolphins going to set their sights on Jim drunken Miller and he went to the forty Niners. But I do think his time in Miami. Actually did happen as Google Jim drunken put it on the pole Guillermo at lebatardshow, please. Did Jim drunken Miller play for the dolphins. We can all look it up. But I I just want on it for them in ninety nine minutes Druckenmiller. Wow. Yeah. Really? There's no end. No drinking milk truck in Miller, man. I always thought it was drunken milk. I gotta pay a fine. No, no, everyone. Call them drunken Miller, louder milk wins. So this was yeah. Miami Dolphins nine hundred ninety nine. This was a south before is a stint with the Elliott, ventures and Memphis maniacs. The XFL, and then he somehow went back to the NFL after taking a year off in between the maniacs to go to the Indianapolis Colts. But he was a member of the practice squad only. So Jim Druckenmiller neutral field who wins Miami UCF? I know what Dan's going to say go for it to say it. I mean, isn't it obvious? You see for two years. It's been better than Miami. Like, that's obvious. Is it not? I know they don't play very much defense Mike, but that offense can score against anybody. Yeah. Transit of property. They beat Auburn who's Auburn might have checked out on that season. But Auburn was better than Miami last year strength. I strength the UCF offense. Miami defense has a quarterback that can that if that can play for Miami. You would love him yet Milton is way better than anything that we got McKenzie Milton is an absolute stud if it were at the rock, I think Miami wins. Why do you always think Miami wins Miami Notre Dame? I don't think there's any games in which you say Miami loses. No, you could say the same to lose Boston College, Wayne. I don't think anyone remember. I think he didn't really make a bold prediction that that was napping. But he did say that that's the game. Like when he was looking. He did say I'm looking at the schedule. That's the one that it could happen. Plus I've been worried about a ton. I was worried about Appalachian state. I was worried about Toledo both times. I was giving you reason I was giving you pause before that Virginia game saying you don't give broaden Bronco mendenhall an extra week to prepare. You just seems like selective member you're giving everyone you've been saying they were going to run the table talking about scenario. You Murdy percent. Make the national championship. You're not gonna win any arguments. When you're trying to argue against you being a Miami home, or you're going to lose all those argument. I don't I do not you're you're absolutely right. I do not pick against the university of Miami. But when I have a bad feeling, I outlined all the ways that we could lose how many how many more bad feelings. Do you have this year? I gotta read like, let's let's same in where run the table fold funding phrases that have been under about this Miami team that seemed ridiculous looking back on the me. Now, if I had if I had to make a prediction I'd say they run the able come here on they were a top ten team. That's about you're worried about a couple of the games. Oh worried about a morning about Saturday night. Now. Now, we're gonna win Saturday night. But at at Blacksburg, that's always you can never count on a Blacksburg win can never when you travel to Blacksburg you can't count on Mike in honor of Miami Miami Duke week, shouldn't you be playing this again lateral. Oh, yeah. You miss you miss. You miss a first segment where I lost my voice calling his fake Zaza fig Jozic Aki over a phone line because nothing was working. But yes, we had acute up and hopefully it works. Oh god. We're talking over top. Now, listen to me. The sound Jesus Christ almighty, I've had a bad morning K. A lot of that. Those report of the first things we could have played it out. Okay. Doesn't plan that out radio. Can't be silent. I I mean, I almost said a bad word. I see myself in you, Mike. I do see young me. I see young young me getting bent out of shape. Buller? We missed no context in the first three seconds clip. No. But Mike is right. Mike is right. We seemed incompetent in the doing of it. Okay. Let's set this up. Now this Miami Duke week couple years ago. There was one of the greatest most legal winds ever Melik Rozier actually spot starting for one Brad Kaya? It's Halloween weekend. I'm in Savannah, Georgia dogs are fighting in the background because I'm celebrating. This was awkward. None of this matters to this clip. I'm giving ROY enough time to make sure it's potted up and listened in Q. Yes, I am. So proud. I'm a proud Papa. Watching you filibuster is the producers scrambled to be competent. It's one of the most miraculous wins ever guys. I can't listen to Q win Mike Daniel attorney microphone. Okay. Can't listen. Dan. Turn your mic off. Like, I'll show myself. It is Miami Duke, a rivalry that spans the test of time and the greatest most miraculous most legal return happens and Josie GAC on five sixty w q AM which is a radio station that we can now acknowledge because we have a partnership and own it because Entercom Ed merged with CBS had this call. Well, it's not hits. But it's my twenty seven twenty four script kick just pulled down on it or whatever. No, they're going to try the leterel has to the other side of the field. This never works. Couplet Cornell do purchase it back to Johnson at the Miami. Thirty two laying the inevitable looking for block pushes it backwards as many lettera knows BS passing appearance penalties on that less raw Wolton. No pitches. Johnson. Just we're going to keep going with this plus back. Here comes another pitch cornell's or has it those back to the plumbers nine one goal on looking for a block gets one definitely not a block in the back. He throws it across the thirty two Cornell. They're big legal block. He's got to do the forty older crossing. Hookah smithfield. Cornell sweeping to the forty speeding ticket dot com. So what you're ringworm? Eric Scotty, Mike. Presently. No flights on the field. And certainly no one will have a problem with. Oh, wait. We don't speak English. So everyone hates. All right. I spent that entire clip doing breathing exercise. I love everyone in this room. What did want? What one? What are you holding up? Get one microphone to explain to me what fried piece of equipment. He's holding up in the air to provide context. As to why this hour has been utter disaster. It's just a mess a control interface for the entire router master control, their master control sounds really important, and it got fried somehow that we get hit by lightning. We have a backup. You're the man. You're the man you really scare the crap out of me when I asked you ETA, and you said ten you thought you would be funny, and we were going to start the national show out on the HQ set with me mimicking and happy birthday to him. I don't care like all the sounds all of the sounds cheese. Nick Mullins of my right? Oh, man. Nick Mullins Philly. Have you ever heard of Nick Mullins as the quarterback for the forty Niners do but had you ever heard of him? Yeah. I had actually heard of. You went Molin southern missile legend, southern miss legend. I remember they were pop owns back in Nick Mullins is legendary for his toughness and turnovers but the word any yesterday in my pick. I was I picked the forty Niners not knowing anything about their quarterback situation. And then as the game starting I see some guy running onto the field. I'm like, I blew it. Yeah. And he dominated we we assume that Tom savage was going to be the sort because he had NFL experienced, but no Kyle Shanahan who got his first job in the NFL under Jon Gruden realized Jon Gruden has not changed anything since then it was all over everything. Jon Gruden these raiders. These writers are so bad. And I know the ref the referees screwed it up. But huge accents been doing a lot of talking. And he's going to be on. I take today. Shut up. You. Also, this raiders shut up who say like, I I wanted one. It's oh this I wanted Mahomes. I wanted to play had I been in charge of the offense. And had I had better players. We would have turned this thing around, and I wouldn't be fired. Hugh jackson. You. You man, it's what he has to do though. Mike if you coach again in the league, he's yeah. He's got to do that. Because you can't how do you? How do you explain way that resume you think ever wants to coach again in a power position in that league? You think it's going to work for him though. Because actually, I think this is a really bad look for him. And he's always going to be every time. He loses a job. He just goes back to Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati. It's what I would tell him to do if I was his marketing person URS PR person because either way it'll be immediate job. Because all of a sudden, it's unleashed honest. Hugh Jackson or if not immediate job. This is how you get back. You try to get back in the league by saying look, these are the things that I wanted to do that. I wasn't allowed to do man. I really wish that we got on an honest and well advised Todd Haley because that's what I'm hearing for because huge accent, this was happening towards the tail end of its time. And in Cleveland, I don't believe a word that he says, and it was all about ask covering, and it seems as though. We're just continuing that post Cleveland did you see the Tessie exchange between our Mondo sow Garo and Adam gates yesterday. Police we play that sound do we have that sound as you had work. Yeah. I I saw I saw on Twitter everyone. I'm on those good for about one of these year where he gets into an argument with with a coach because his his question can be blunt a blunt instrument. I can't tell if this was a good job or bad job out of Armando south Garo because it's question was about Ryan tannehill not playing well in the first three games, and that's not remotely true. He was actually playing some really good football. And he got a frustrated Adam gates who was bug-eyed towards the end of this clip play. Then when was previously wasn't any. Games played pretty good. I mean, you're asking that question. You don't even know what you're talking about. So it's hard for me to defend anything when you don't know what you're talking about. I mean, you don't I watched the film? I sit there, and we we evaluate the scheme. We're asking them to do. And he does a good job on. And I know that this is you look. Things look. Everything's results you process because that's what it is. That's what the season is is about trying to get guys a trend upward. And we had we were heading the right direction. Hit a speed bump as new more New England, then Cincinnati he's playing well. And then we lose their left tackle we make bad decisions. Mike. Let me explain something to you are Mondo saw girl is my Cuban brother. I have a past with him that goes back so far that he is literally the person who took me to my first nightclub in Miami. Let's he smelled like so much Cologne. And that was the way to party the way our Mondo saw Garo was partying because I had never been in a nightclub before cafe Guana. No, I'm trying to remember the name of it. It was blue. I remember it was blue inside. But I couldn't I couldn't remember what the name of it was I'll come up with it at some Hatton. What's it been Hatton? Martini. I don't need J. Labs was performing at the blue MARTINI and KENDALL right next to my house. I heard it from my town home. Anyway, this is the generally speaking, this is my Armando Salguero resume. It goes back away tied ethnically to my Cuban roots. And so I love this do but good God. Do I ride with Adam gates on this one?

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Episode 139 :: Gus Castellanos :: Addiction, Sobriety, Mindfulness, and Prison

Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science

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Episode 139 :: Gus Castellanos :: Addiction, Sobriety, Mindfulness, and Prison

"You're listening to episode one thirty nine of presence moments welcome to present moment mindfulness practice and science. I'm Ted Meissner present. Moment is a podcast with interviews conversations and roundtable discussions we speak with mindfulness those teachers about their newest findings published in peer reviewed science journals teachers about their understanding and methods as they work with students of mindfulness authors about their books and interests and we also speak with everyday day practitioners the website present moment mindfulness dot com has show notes for each episode along with Resource Materials Gus Gus Delano speaks with us today about addiction sobriety mindfulness and prison. Hey if you're listening to this podcast asked and find value and insights from what is shared here this is made possible from your generosity and the generosity of others like you. I want to thank those of you who are making monthly donations to keep this podcast going and if you're not yet please take a moment go to present moment mindfulness dot com and click on make a donation one time or especially monthly donations show you value this work which can't happen without you. Thank you for your help your support and your kind generosity the rude to mindful practice is rarely straits and level path usually there are twists and turns unexpected roadblocks places and times where there is a need to take a few steps back to start again what is learned from that difficult journey can be transformative in our life and the lives of others Gus Castellanos M._D.. Retired neurologist graduated from the University of Miami Medical School in Nineteen Eighty he practiced neurology and sleep medicine in Palm Beach County from nineteen eighty seven to two thousand seven. He's been a practitioner of mindfulness since nineteen ninety nine and a teacher since two thousand nine trained by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness and the University of Miami Neuroscience lab he currently teaches at a variety of facilities and venues throughout South Florida including being sorry center for Cancer Care Palm Beach County fire rescue the mindful path you how fitness center and has facilitated programs for F. A. U. College of Medicine in helped program the Hanley Treatment Senator the Miami Dade Fire Rescue The U._S. Army and hospice of Palm Beach County. He's involved in mindfulness research with the University of Miami Neuroscience Lab. Our guest today is Gus Castellanos Gus welcomed by Aghast at Abbey here US thank you tons rains bigger so united seeing each other online in a number of different spots not just facebook but in mindful groups invitation tiller alert and that wondering if you might share with listeners about your background my background in mindfulness in particular so I'm a retired neurologist and sleep medicine specials what I was my original career <hes> <hes> and it was in the nineties land the when I was raising the family and the <hes> career was booming and blossoming and all that that I started noticing some problems that I wasn't quite aware of what was going on within the <hes> but looking back announced bridge straightforward it was sort of the burn out kind of constraints <hes> getting tired of notice in your people for two of the things around were causing a lot of trouble my own partnership that was in was having some challenges and I so you know this way self aware enough to know how to handle myself appropriately so one of the biggest thing of our news more harder ahead workaholic attitude. I saw it will want through medical school to an internship residency. I got here accessible bottle of Wa if I did more of this and and also the perfection not working out I bet Sir do more and see if I can make it work out of course that would just compound the problems rounds modestly so my advice was to sample the prescription pills <hes> that I got received the samples and not sure you know much about her allergy and sleep medicine but the samples we got wore the very <music> own the goodies if you will when it comes to habit-forming fills so include things like Ambien and barbituates and the Owens benzodiazepines like Xanax out of and then eventually opioids and so- samples like that were coming through and I thought well you know I can handle the second start taking over jury a few years starting ramping off on those wasn't thousand daily user but I was. I was using the money for our thinking that I can handle. I'm thinking observe their work hard not working out whatever and my wife started getting concern and you can see some problems coming up you know and back a memory blackouts in times like that and so she. He asked me to get health and she was starting to do yoga to connect share for herself and she wanted me to since there there is no treatment do this and I said no no dollar neurologist. I know what I'm doing. <hes> and of course I just made things worse and it so happened that a nine hundred ninety eight when things we're ramping up a friend of mine brought mindfulness base reductions in Jupiter Michelson and so <hes> what what what actually happened was called me up and said he ain't got you then directed and sleep center Rawlins's sunk sent patients to this because <hes> were starting to program needed to send patient and all that and I kind of said something on while you're a rule doctor you know I'm a good doctor. I don't do those crazy things like new whatever <hes> and then he said now this is the university diversity Massachusetts Medical School got <hes> research or research being. I came back to him and I said yes. I know I see it now. I'll send patient. What do I do and he said call his younger? We started his day. Were going on here and then he sent me <hes> that I should take a class because I was pretty much. Stop at the time and he didn't know what I was going to do but he could kinda sense and she took the class so sorta like let's see with his vow and so that was to me a way out of my issue essence. Okay I'll do this. She's my wife on the one hand. I'm actually afraid of patients not for myself but sure enough Atangana dex Lawson in things ninety later came out of it with a little bit of more self awareness ernest what was going on and I knew that I was you know of using at all excusing often along direction posted zooming getting down inside what's going on so I got a little better started practicing better and then I sort famous Ainsley practices icies Baso commonly and maybe within a year some others inserted happening at work and all this and things got worse I was practicing and so I started really getting into the pills and the pills hills really ramped up at that point I can say and this way so I consider myself. The polite word is substance use this order trust them as an addict slat outs and so those the addiction really ramped up very quickly to lots of opioids and they stopped giving samples so I had to start writing prescriptions for myself so pumped drug diversion and in so doing that would trigger more fear anxiety of time I walked awesome Walgreen and they call them eckerd's about back then <hes> the different pharmacies nervous and all my God catching the pharmacists at the different one I looked around security cameras and they will get the pills and I'm the host shame guilt thing uh-huh so between and now more shown more yield <hes> this really ramped up quickly and then it came along somebody <hes> bought the pharmacy next door to me next door to my office and Dr King over he said Hey can you send me patients. I just aren't even business and I'm so and so on beheld help you out however you want this. So of course the next day I went over there. Vote another prescription to him and he filled it and I did that a few squadrons awesome the third or fourth time he called the often things. I need you to come back. You got something for her and I thought Oh my God to Exalt on trouble in a report me and when I come back he actually did me a bottle three hundred vicodin which are pretty strong opio agenda for free. You don't have to keep coming back so often and I will be that was there I kind of turned the corner and I was back to slater those three hundred or gone very quickly and for the next couple of years maybe all Jones I wanted on it any pillow on us. It's free anytime so it'd be two o'clock in the morning and call them all. It'd be on a Friday night. It'd be Sunday morning during the workday and so you can imagine really got messed up with Phil's would be revoking those I am really my wife had it doubtless amid gotta do that trying to do her best and try and get me to health and again. I was Snow White in denial of how much problems now those creamy all his so I took the N._B._A.. I again I say helping reform if it'll help me again and this time something clicked I think more because I remember practicing meaning ause taping the pedals. I was still practicing on and went on and developed. He was doing a a Lotta by standing in just noticing what's happening and it was about six months after that the next finally decided I'd better do something as it as more of the story there but <hes> I decided to try and detox myself so I'm using in my own on genuity out into recovery because I messed up the detox ended up overdosing and had to be revived and the whole bit by I woke up in the Incense Cheer Unitil Jupiter Medical Center the hostile warfare fat and when I was there now that baby looking up out of the bed going. I'm on the long side of this Qingdao me yeah an hour's time down in southern strains must have been when something on high but but right then I surrendered. I knew the GIG was off. I knew now everybody's no so I went off to treat no I'll thirty eight program on in Arizona and <hes> got clubbed into a recovery for grounds toffs program and all that and had been clean and sober over six. That's been fifteen years so I've been doing pretty good. It's lars up but six months after I got clean and sober me not knowing what anything defending the pharmacist on the F._B._i.. Hiking's and eventually make monster short were telling me that he was using my my medical license and permit insurance fraud dollars yeah and so <hes> when I told them my side of the story it's been three hours department convinced that I really got no. I was just getting killed in using them myself and so they said they lenient with me but it's the deal go more smoothly and so I talked to many people for the attorney said the assigned the deal you can't. Find the these are the feds. You're not going to be able to fight them while law so took the deal and went in front of the judge and the judge said I your doctor you should know better. I don't care about this deal. <hes> going to send you to prison for three years on probation for three for years and the credit cards are you gotta live modestly all the rules and understood surrender your medical license and pay math. The millions of dollars skied spoke to them which was sort of a sharp turn direction expecting to dog so that's when I had been doing because I was winning so I've been doing a fair amount of meditating fact. If I remember I was at least forty five minutes over and more an hour of Yoga and evening and then alicea exploring meditation though the bulk of the thing I was doing was <hes> was the mindfulness based program <hes> meditation because I had the recordings and the release once erupted plus neuter continuing getting to run the N._B._A.. S._R. programs and other mind body practices got you medical center and I was a big supporter and my wife and I it send under your classes or so I was Kinda calm and collected when I walked into prisons awesome surprisingly so and in the three years I ended up doing twenty three months so just about but what I did mostly in prison was actually medicine and the can't countless list endless numbers of bison now never forget since I would sit down in the morning and hour and a half and lay down on the bunk and the scanner for buys and the average is something like four hours and being some days. It's up to six dollars new. I know what I was going to do. When I got out I mean I had no you know no other trains? no-one taught me anything. I'd never worked a day in my life except for as as a doctor <hes> and good hearted people tended the people were saying are a sobriety cones soda companion a life close. You can become a website designer and I was like. I don't know whatever somebody's going to have to tell me what's will but when I walked out of prison on a couple of things it's happened a friend of mine. Actually the doctor that turned me onto mindfulness brought me into the envious our program in ninety eight so this'll be now two thousand eight hundred thirty thousand ten years later. He needed somebody to help convert shoes paper records of Dr into the electronic medical records. Many thought I needed the job. He's not better off than having a computer person do it <hes> since I've had some intuitive new knowledge and what's new in the reference and the other thing that happened I got into doesn't you know her Tuesday Kirby Yep so choosy out bids seasonal eighteen year with her husband and engage edge. Somebody said to me you should meet this this this way she said enough this old lady that does mindfulness infers and this woman was a friend of mine and said. I don't know what mindfulness maybe you can just figure that out for her. I Michael. I know reminds of this of course in prison. So I met through Cincinnati right away said now forget this and let's will <hes> you know I am connected with the University of Massachusetts the Center for mindfulness negating plugged in there and get some training goal round south Florida and will do what she kind of got through word for something like this is John Zinn had always <hes> you know let's read this is useful for you be real hell and I knew that not only because because Bambi S._R. ACSI medicine but <hes> in in prison are used for us in Krizan by the way <hes> was helpful in the sense that because I finally got to know people were talking you don't just sort of jump jump in and make friends but some of the people said we came up to me and said you know we saw your over there. Sitting snow some across your is the headphones on because I put the headphones on for statics to one out noise and they said we thought you were some Weirdos left you alone and it was useful because that we didn't get dragged into you know the shenanigans you're in for and on the other hand. You look like snitch by refusing to people but what happened was some of the meditators it is in a very powerful sturgis philosophy prison. We got together and for six months every single night seven nights a week. We got together for an hour and we just let him some advice scans as other guy do some chanting being this person over here would put an object Houston rocker peace award on the floor and we'd stare at it. Kinda Kinda knew something overdoing religion on but it wasn't real powerful experience have little mini song going on in the middle of all that imprisons but getting back so I met Susie Liens <hes> started some of the trainings and then we went to a treatment center started a program there and then we went down to the University of Miami's Medical School for their <hes> their department of public shells Detri- that's envious are going there and we did and then the other thing they would soon see by the way is every months and reopened soothing the unity or our our friends all day session on her estate and found each and she wrote me run those they were gone for the summer so much four years once a month. I was doing these things in this beautiful estate for Tuesday and she brought down only you must ensure run some of them so I got not only <hes> the train going on but then I got to meet some of the people are very health on so that's how I got started teaching eventually I got into I started doing all screenings but when I heard something about certification I said this is the joke. I'm not doing this done would licensing and all this stuff wants a certified as a mindfulness teacher. What does that mean and I had heard that theory sake? Say One of the truth he says Yes snus just an open mind and a big heart and so I was telling everybody I don't need certification. I got this big heart thing. I've got an open mind. Let me go but I saw the world is changing around me and then Hugh Masson's doing a little bit more strict with this and I remember writing to them. I say this occasion Wednesdays and failed as money and they said you know they're very nice and very the stiff what we're doing and one time I responded by saying. I don't know John Cabinet soon as even certified. Why should I certify so <hes> you know I had been doing all this trading so I just went ahead and fill it out and so I'm just saying that that's how I got the whole certification things starting to snooze gift of <unk> under Alang literally and then started syncing and now cheats at all these places where some of which will when we started way back when I was ten years ago <hes> I still teaching out and then a whole bunch of other places throughout South Florida and so <hes> that's how I got? That's an amazing story. Thank you so much for your openness ensuring that no that can be difficult and it's directly pertinent to what we're going to be talking about today a Russell Morris you've been part of bringing mindfulness to those who are incarcerated. Just how did you I mean you talked about. Some of you got involved with that. Is there something with a program. You've been doing more recently Selena. You can talk a little bit about well. How I got involved by the way it goes back to two seats thinks rule I think in one of her those all that we were doing <hes> somebody from who was in the southern Hong Zen which have been Palm Beach County <hes> not far away from were choosy live in Palm Beach <hes> shirt up one of these things and saw me there and heard you know I guess saw what we were doing and you know we talk about Miss Arenella and she was employed at the time by the University of Miami's handsome and but she was a member now won't of the Zen and disaster was going out to this local prison for couple of years ears and holding weekly Zen sits and were sorta noticing that they were very very useful but maybe minds in the absence of something so this woman when when they were discussing the prison song and they're they're they're holding their <hes> session <hes> and wanting to mindfulness? She said she knew in and actually didn't know me very well just knew of me and so that's how I got connected. They called me up and actually what they said is eighteen seventy mindfulness in Houston and then we'll go out and do it on do that. I've been noticed ten years. I don't even know how <hes> what would I serve was one we'd want an N._B._A.. S._R. Horse and then we can go from there and so we did our yet went down there and <hes> took it onto donations they set it all off we have thirty people there and from the Zen groove and other twenty from the public down in Boca Raton and then we started talking and from there we decided to design a modified a course based on S._R.. But then a <hes> woman that had true with Russian Joel Halifax's Chaplaincy chaplaincy program was embassy she drinks she came on board and so we then molded and more with for her to be able to tease more N._B._C. to divide but anyway we came up with an eight program based on an indecent <hes> it had to be highly modified because it doesn't work like everyday people people and we delivered that and I think in the initial cross twenty eight inmates come through and from there they really grab grab onto it really liked the points at the weekly classes and even help y'all recession there and we like I was trained to do after worthless. Keep it going to reteach in growing world. Zen gave up one others Fridays or mindfulness <hes> through so they had three three weeks nine one one one of mindless and the mindfulness got really really bonded together. They started coming together and they started training and they are really thanks so we opted to two times and <hes> over the last few years they run the show. We just sit back and Sova table run at practice here and there for them. We'll we'd some some things will lead the discussions in time but they're pretty much doing it off and it's great because it sort of innovators and I'll just sort of sitting there every time from their re three or four practices and were done. They're reading from certain books are talking about their experiences with this and they're really showing the law so so it's been very successful in our eyes and sense <hes> they consumed to move on their own <hes> with a lot of different various we can talk about if you want but <hes> it's been very warning so great and wondering what what the challenges that you ran into getting program in the system because it's not it's not just to a program you're done. There can be some resistance on bird of officials. Are you teaching religion. <hes> got a problem with that. What were some of the things he ran into well? You know that's a good point about the religions since it came under the umbrella with Zen Group it wasn't any more to <hes> so we ran through the Chapman services so it wasn't that hard. I forgot to just say okay. You'RE GONNA call it. Whatever it's still in their mind zen running now sufficient so the original challenges I hear other people they want to bring it into in prison? How do I go to go to educate <hes> <hes> some kind of service over here we always say trying to chop when I see what that does? <hes> they have a much harder challenge to get in then but once we got in and out of the weather and there was a whole bunch of other channels on a practical basis so. A. And the Assad we have these recordings. Were supposed to listen to you on a daily basis. They don't have that we were able to get a sort of time. In the chapel. Thinkers around remember correctly was once or twice a week Lincoln comming listen to the recording whoever wants to come and just listen to it but for the most part for instance they just had to run their own bisons and on sitting meditation and their own move so in becomes it is why we didn't actually call it <hes> we call them mindfully building foundation rather than M._B.. S._R. Then the practical issues that happen you're ready to go and you arrive at the prison at say were in lockdown. Sorry we don't know when it's over and come don't come turn around and go back and so that class to be postponed <hes> an enduring star certain classes of things were happening certain they would have to have official house pause and in fact from the all day the underweight two hours or a disruption in accounting and something's going on and so it can be very destabilizing when you're in there sort of in a rule into class and everybody sharing then what on the next practices and then boom it stuff but they're used to it and I was used for because I knew that system I don't and personally and you know that it's going to happen so when when we went on with this for a few years <hes> we could see that they were you. People dropping in. It's one of those sort of rung wasn't like the the group is changing rapidly fortunately some of those people in there for a long time but it was changing tribes around the program again Lassen <hes> this time it was more N._B._A.. Sarbaz than there was myself and my co teacher who strengthened the prison mindfulness the invasion vinyls institute. It's this is what they do is teach contingent the prison system system to teach mindfulness the challenges there were much more on the the so called practical frizz inside the things that have to do the disruption from the counts and from the lockdowns and pulling people out because they have to go. They'll do something <hes> things like <hes> so the cohesiveness of group very although I must admit of the thirty two all that were signed up probably twenty five twenty six were every week every other we've only had so you know and then bring things in you have to kind of go we we we had to buy from them for the all session for their lunch break and all that so so a number of different challenges in a very unique week environment one that money is just not familiar with and boy what an opportunity to practice dealing with chaos so we keep the flip side of that had been doing this for awhile. What are some of the success stories is that you can share success stories in the things that we hear of them any of the above okay yeah so the surprising thing to me was it was pretty well attended surprising because I couldn't tell from my experience that we only had six people coming to our little roofing no invited everybody <hes> but they really took on to it and I guess some something to do with perhaps as being very secular and kind of shoots it out of any mold that you don't have to be a Buddhist or you don't have to be against the religion or whatever and Bruce together a lot of people have different phone fatan background and being the one St dot in and they saw what we were there almost scientific <hes> they've really grab onto it so that really helped and the majority of people were just sort of or how much their stress level had gone down and how much better than rimmed controller behaviors on in Greece react so violently to everything even if it was just internally and they're holding on so it it actually <hes> US thirty obvious there was lots of benefits going on from just coming to talking with and then what they would do is another interesting thing by the way it doesn't happen? Unity's under these guys liberty shot at twenty four seven so that can be some negative to that there was a lot of positives in the mice list because when they see each other triggers immediately a recollection about being mined slow the aware hey you can pause right here or whether once having trouble they can go over there and help you know hitting number. Take her breasts year things like that so watching Watson back kind of thing going on as you might expect <hes> if anybody on any of these practices you can take them on you will get a sense of let me call when I'm reacted <hes> they they started really getting you know much more than started happening on their day on hand for guys that actually got out lease lands the reentry ball which would be almost as bad as sometimes worse than the prison prison system if you've been down and crews and for ten years and so that somebody coming out in two thousand twelve they were there before you cell phones cell phones and by then they'd lost their license nations and Password. It's post nine eleven all that security stuff <hes> now negating those things very challenging will just to know that they have some resources within the cells to help them get through that was we've heard that a few times when people that went out it was a little better you know someone don't Wanna sound knocking other programs religions but I didn't see a lot of people come to prison on the <hes> the Christian in way and they came in and really people in prison a really stuck with and they were doing all the right things and staying out of trouble but when they they left four five six months later they need back because all that stuff is less useful. squall when you're dealing with the realities of life out here and trying to get a job not to mention <hes> things like that so the mindfulness seems to give people more of a tool to religious roundly a. and notice their own <unk> shingling before they say something or do something done that can put everything all that back backtrack on them in so other other things that we heard so what was interesting things that happened to me was that so we're doing this program with a certain pink on. They're pretty consistent and they're doing other things by the way I'm not saying they're all behavior and everything was needed mindfulness but you know they they started taking on the healthier lifestyle out of this shenanigans so we heard from his chapels. We've had three chapels now. In these ten years with illness how good these people behave this last chapin they have now is super supportive about anything we ask for it uses air. We want to bring an Augusta. Take care of it like that that that's how how much he cares for us but there was a time news and education supervisor who <hes> started noticing that then the guy's in our class while they were in her class were different than more more more responsive and more engaged and so she started attending our classes and say oh this is great. It's very useful. I'd absent is mindfulness for for my classes unfortunately wrong so we heard from her and then I want to sees the doctor for something else. The doctor of the prison g started telling me how the people that are doing mindfulness. There's so much better easier to dior. They're not trying to manipulate stone and are complaining as much and they don't even get come come to the doctor that much more so from the Chapman's the education people the doctor everybody was saying <hes> these guys are doing better <hes> so we ran into the award in one time walking out the warden had her something so yeah. Hey keep it off so we ask them. Did we have a meeting with you. We'd like to bring this over to your staff the guards in the <hes> and then ministers off and he said yeah calling me off met weather meeting well took a month's wants or tune to finally get through heaven then <hes> You got replaced is noticing how they're the new warden and may we gone to. They're all different levels in that effort system and nobody right now on talk about <hes>. They're just too busy the other thing sauce so <hes> but you know the point I'm making is it wasn't just us noticing that they were going or the prisoners but the people in there some yeah you bring up an interesting point about how this is a this is a community the they are living together and that itself can provide a support network as you see someone else being successful with something that you're both doing or even as they stumble I just offering that support for one another in the assured experience so that's in a imagine and from what you're saying that the reporting on it that's really helpful to be in that situation the House that kind of support Ride Greg and <hes> the trust thing that comes from the session because when when so I always know how authentic in honestly our nose faucet they really did sound over time you get to see them very consistent what they're saying and then they to become a little bit more open and vulnerable to share their things there and I think that's one of the key things that you can't just simple practice on your own for sure said this what recommendations or advice might you give to someone who's considering starting problem like this yeah zillow getting back to what sake wants <hes> have an open mind for sure and have a really big hard and <hes> don't take anything personally to the extent that there's GonNa be a lot of some things that just don't not make sense they do make sense to the prison system somewhere what I would start with the chapel services and bringing it in and it's lease science is trying to sell mindfulness if you will to different whatever it may be corporations educational system and all that bringing in that there's some signs and experience <hes> really does help and then start by volunteering and understand that this is not something that you're going to get paid forward all that you're gonNA have to give up some some things it's not a lot of money that you put in but certainly travel time and and things like that so thank you very much for this folks who are listening to have some links on the episode page for this episode you can find now more about gus and the work that he's doing on inner inmate dot com or guest today trained Gus Castellana disgust. 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#152: Scott Rogers, Embracing Your Adversary

10% Happier with Dan Harris

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#152: Scott Rogers, Embracing Your Adversary

"The. From ABC. This is the ten percent happier podcast. Dan harris. Generally speaking, lawyers in the public imagination do not generate a surplus of sympathy, but I'm not sure. That's fair. And even if you think it's fair bear with me because our guest this week who has been teaching mindfulness to aspiring lawyers at the university of Miami law school is really interesting both in terms of his personal story and also in in terms of his approach to meditation. So Scott Rogers is coming up first, let's do your calls. Here's number one. My name is John. I'm calling from Abu Dhabi in the UAE up. I I want to say thank you for the podcast and the and the work that you're doing. It's proven to be very helpful and lightning. So my question is this I've been meditating in an established practice for the past seven years, and I went home for the holidays and started teaching some family and some friends, and. Realized that I have kind of pension for this and maybe even an ability. So in a roundabout way, my question would be, what advice would you give to current practitioners that are possibly prospective teachers and want to move into instruction and teach this stuff? Thank you. First of all, as awesome. I think it's great. And one of my biggest fears about the state of the meditation industrial complex right now is that there aren't enough highly trained teachers. And I've said this before in the podcast I am of the view is just my opinion that the great teachers have a lot of experience on retreat ran really, you know, eat takes. You're going to get under the hood of somebody's mind. You need to have a lot of time on the cushion yourself. It's a position of extrordinary responsibility and power. We don't have enough of them in in my opinion. And so I, I'm psyched that you're into it. So I would recommend embarrassment. I come out of a specific. I've, I've practiced in a specific tradition, so I'm I'm biased in that direction. I just want to be open about my biases. So their to places I would recommend you go the insight meditation society, which is in Barre, Massachusetts, b. a. r. e. they have a teacher training program, and I believe and I don't know too much about this in may be affiliated with or separate from spirit rock, which is on the west coast in Marin county believe it's Marin county north of San Francisco, which is a related meditation center, and they either both have teacher training programs or have a joint one. But in any event, I would recommend talking to them because they produce an extraordinary number of amazing teachers, many of whom I know quite well because they teach on the ten percent happier app. So I think it's awesome what you're up to, and that's. I would recommend you go to check it out and anybody else's listening wants to get into this. All right. Let's do call number two. Hey, Dan can really calling. I found meditation to have an incredible impact on my life, and I want desperately to pass the practice to my children, and I would love to have your best tips on how to do this without freaking out. My children that has been raised in more of a faith-based lifestyle that I am actually starting to question and make a turnabout. I've already tried to approach it with the one child I have that, I think could use it the most. And I have gotten a typical mean girl, what is this all the Pandy peace love not war kind of response, and she thinks I've lost my mind and she also genuinely believes that she's the one living in reality and I'm not, but that's a whole other conversation. Have a great day, and thank you to all you oughta Angelo boy. Have a great day. Thank you very sweet. I appreciate it. And I've had a minute of thinking, oh, no. Is this the same question? I get all the time. I wanna teach meditation kids. How do I do it? But actually, this is yours is a really interesting twist because it sounds like your kids are in a faith tradition, and therefore there's some sort of baked in hostility to meditation. So you really just trying to figure out how to position it so that given their conditioning, they might be open to it. And so I would say this, just my opinion, I would say that you should really depicted in secular terms that this is not about attacking their belief system. It's about trade, a secular training of the brain and the mind to be maximally effective. So we all want to have productivity and focus that's operating on the highest possible level so that we can get as much done. I would. Assume that would be attractive to your children? We all know that we suffer from strong emotions at times, and sometimes as a consequence do things, we regret shaving that down shaving down our emotional reactivity. That's tractive I think to a lot of people, and I think pointing out that a lot of people in our society who we admire the US military corporate executives, entertainers elite athletes are doing this, not because they're in the market for abandoning their core religious beliefs, but because it makes them better at what they do. So I, I would really position this as something that's secular and that you know if these are people who really care about their prayer life, for example, being able to curb to a certain extent, the craziness of of their own minds, the monkey mind will I would imagine improve their prayer life. So they're less distracted and more focused on on. What it is they, they want to focus so that that's my advice for what it's worth best of luck to you. Let's get to our guest this week because this is a really smart person who I think has lots of say that's, that's going to be pristine to you guys. Scott Rogers is the director of of the mindfulness and law program at the university of Miami law school. He works with both students and faculty and helps them embrace mindfulness as a way to be less stressed any in extremely stressful environment and in what is a extremely stressful field of endeavor professionally, this was actually recorded in January. So if there's an outdated reference in here, please forgive us. The reason why we're we're posting it now is because the law is on the minds of many Americans as Brett Cavanaugh is in the midst of his confirmation proceedings on Capitol Hill. In fact, I'm looking at a TV monitor right now and he's on there. So here we go here sky Rogers. So let me ask you, how did you. How did you start meditating? Well, Pam about twenty eight years ago when we were in the law school environment or she was in law school with you, Pam and I met and law school. In fact, just months before it was all going to turn into the next aspect of life in the law at his graduating said, we have a meeting with Marty Peters, mardi peers. This extraordinarily wonderful woman who was the school psychologist university of Florida school psychologist, the law school, which was a sign of it's being on top of things, and she would always offer students and others tips on reducing Strache or focusing concentrating. And those nice things that I always on helpful and interesting, and she also was trained by the Maharishi in transitional meditation. So one day out of the blue pants that we're going to see mardi. I've signed up to learn TM. And that's how it that's the formal practice or got set in motion. What were you like at that time? Was it we're used super stressors reason. Pam drag you into TM and kind of affected it have on. You might have a different enter to the question. I love law school. Thrived in law school. I found it to be very rich and not stuff. I did not know. I love the learning process of my classmates. I love faculty, so I think that I was not stressed in law school, our relationship with somewhat knew and Pam, you know, the relationship continues to this day you've met Pam and I don't know what Pam would say. I'm sure I've changed in many ways, but I don't think I'll have to ask her. That's a great question. Dan, why did she? I never thought about why it just seemed interesting. Did you notice an effect internally when you started to do it? I was. I was drawn to it this idea of turning my attention inward. And in this case, you probably familiar with TMA. There's concentrating on a word right and to entre a mantra to continue to come back to that word when the mind wanders or however that may be really in some ways TM offers. You know, the the promise perhaps of of of of the experience really enriching and deepening and some, you know. Threat the word Woody Allen used in anti hall, put some trans splendid sort of way or something right. There's something that I think captures people with the prospect of really an enriched experience. I didn't necessarily have that so much as the motivating force, but this real interest in noticing and perhaps narrowing the field of focus around an object. I find that to be quite interesting, and I had found that to be quite interesting. But I mean a lot of lawyers have good attention span. You sit and read through this reason why I'm not a lawyer. I thought about it, horrible, certain offense, actually offense. It seemed horrible, but so I can imagine why mind that would be good at law school would enjoy locking on a mantra and seeing how will you focus on it. That's interesting. You know, I think a lot of people certainly a lot of law students on a lot of attorneys will talk about how just how busy their mind is. How restless the mind is, how. Antsy and a lot of people. You know, this idea people say I may d or I made the HD. I hear that all the time in and outside of so that just may be a an aspect of the ethos of the of the moment. And just the way things are moving. What you're saying is very interesting. I do think that there is something about a certain aspect of the lawyer mind locking in on something. I think there's something to that. I don't think that that canvas is the law though broadly some. Yes, not all for me. Maybe maybe. I think I've always had a fairly good ability to sort of stay on top of things, but but restless as well. Did. Did you find that doing this practice was useful for you in your in your life and your relationships? Did it make any difference whatsoever? I didn't stay with it long enough as the practice. I think what happened was we learned it. I really enjoyed it. We practiced it Pam night practice together a little bit. We went to Martin. Her husband dawn's house where we would set in practice and maybe with a small group mardi by the way, does a lot of interesting stuff with, I think TM in its larger aspect today and but there wasn't a lot to read about it. I was hungry. I think for learning more about this introspective attentional orientation and I began to read what I could find which back in nineteen ninety ninety. One wasn't tons of these. I couldn't find times, and that led me to a couple of books on zen led me to Alan watts. Led me to some interesting even when was a religious it was it was a Catholic priest who had become a zen practitioner and wrote a book on at I found that to be helpful for instruction, learning about more of a less mantra oriented practice. And then in short order, it led to mindfulness, which became the one the practice that really took hold when you say mindfulness. In this context, are you referring to secular mindfulness, or did you learn mindfulness within a Buddhist context? At first, the books that I found on mindfulness were books written by tech, not on he has a-mezin master a wonderful voice for mindfulness, wonderful way of, I think speaking to it simply and beautifully. And there were just some books. If I went looking in bookstores, he had books. I think parallel press had published bunch and they just kept coming out faster than I could read them. Another one was coming out and he tended to, at least in my experience, restate basic fundamental insights. And so you would read another book and really read something, but it would resonate and reinforce. So he is that you said Vietnamese and from the Buddhist tradition. And so I would say that my early readings and then as the journey progressed sort of engagement was with the Buddhist psychology and teachings. I still funny what you said about technique Han restating the base. Nick propositions of mindfulness. It just really hammered home the point that we can hear it, read it, practice it a thousand times, but we still need to hear it ten thousand more times because if something runs so countered to the to the way we operate other words mindlessly that the this message of waking up breaking out of autopilot. We just had an all in all of its aspects. That's what I actually view is. One of the functions of this podcast is to just have a weekly waking up party reminder session. It's it's not dissimilar to in some ways why you go to church on Sunday. Yeah, I, it's really interesting. I remember years ago another person very early on that really influenced me. And to this day, I cherish his Voice's rom dos and I remember one of Ronnie's about him. He just ease former. Harvard professor got fired forgiving acid to the students or something like that. And then when off India studied with a Hindu, master change his name. Ramdas now lives in a Wii. Yeah, I think he got fired for being both researcher because it was re LSD and related research that was that was that was okayed back then maybe sort of having a resurgence in some ways, but wanted to be both researcher and subject that that's right that that that that that's right. He's an extraordinary. If you can listen, you probably have if you listen to rom dos, talk and articulate things, at least I was just drawn. And also he, I think early on was very interested in getting out of his head, right? The voice in the head that you speak about so beautifully. And then in time I think emerged with the realization also, it was deepening his connection of the heart, and I think that's where he his own, at least my tracking of him and perhaps myself as it connects to that sort of moved into that sphere of really a hard opening embrace, maybe being the key in many ways to unlocking so much. And so I find him to be really wonderful to learn from. And in one of the things he said he would. He began. By saying something like there's nothing I'm going to share with you all that. You don't already know. It's that we tend to forget. So let's here we are. We've come together to remember and I think when Tig not Han when you eat over and over and over and when you share it when you interview people in here the same in very similar pieces of wisdom. Yeah, it's like it is run. So contrary to something that is important, wake up and then we all asleep again, honing on on a phrase you just used is one of those phrases that's a bit of a red flag for me. But I think there I think I know where you're going with it. I just would like to hear you unpack it heart opening, embrace you for me as a dedicated anti sentimentalist phrases like that. I'm always sort of policing my interlocutors about, you know what I mean? So in you used it. So what do you mean by it? Well, you know, it's interesting in the law, for example, which is a very adversarial system by its very nature like life is adverse aero, right it in. In many ways, and the law is by design an adversarial process that perhaps tamp down on what it might otherwise be if we didn't have the law. And so this this idea that the other is the enemy, like the other is a threat. The other is a problem, and the other, of course, if we're really if the voice in our head is really calling the shots and we're not catching that voice, everything is the other. And that's not necessarily correct. At least it's not correct. Even at the simplest most superficial level that the threat that we presume that this person represents is in fact, the threat that they actually represent the stories, we tell ourselves and we hear ourselves really can make it so much more of a of a distance than it actually is. So I think for me that heart opening embrace on the one hand is an opportunity to realize that we're much more connect. We've got, we're in this together even if it's even if it's a case and you're, you're on opposite side. We're still seeking Justice and we're still going to go home to our friends and our family, and just we were doing the best we can and it's challenging and there's a lot of confusion. So on the one hand, at the most superficial level, Dan, I'd say it's realizing that we've got more going on together than we think, and we're not quite the threats that we take each other to be, and we don't have to be as guarded and as stressed as that leads to going deeper, I think it speaks to, I think it speaks to this this this recognition that if we can really tame that voice in our head, not forget it, but really size it up and befriend at maybe that's another word you're gonna wanna unpack really cool though. Okay, good. Then then there's this letting go of something that was never real in the first place and and the feeling of connection which is not tie. CI feely, but his actually inherent in the system in which we find ourselves, we realize and it ends. It's it's a game changer. But how does this play out at this point? I'm your your young lawyer. You just graduated. You're reading all these books by not on which probably not super common in your profession, especially at that time, but you're you're, you're actually practicing the law. I don't know what you what, what you'll tell us what context you were in, how did how did that play? Did you find yourself, you know, giving big hugs to people in different side of a case or like how did this heart opening race play out in your legal practice. Well, yeah. Why practice? Commercial, it occasion. So there's an that type stuff with a wonderful firm with wonderful people who by the way, we're very interested in talking about mindfulness because that was when I was firmly in this mindfulness sort of approach to token template, a practice love talking about the mind, moving into the past and regretting Dowd, love talking about very interested in inciteful about the mine moving into the future and anxiety at Sarah. And then when he came to practice that, that didn't teach your point, even your you said, I love what you said your book. The first book, ten percent happier. This extraordinarily brilliant book if needed justification and a basis of sort of explore mindfulness. There you have it. You have used that book in class. I think I've shared with you students love it. We read it. I have them put together a little chapter of their own their own story the way you because it's so it's so interesting and helpful. But this practices allusive which is why you're next. The the current book I think is really important as well. So this journey, I mean for me, that was the early nineties when it when I began to practice and become interested in for me, it was a great deal of reading. It was reading. It was reading. I didn't have a teacher. I was in south Florida. I wasn't. I was married or just gotten married and pract and judicial clerkship with judges what's led to the law firm and commercialization. And it was just busy. And I found a lot of my spare time. I was reading books on mindfulness, and the game changer for me was when I was in a Songa. This is a tick, not Han sort of suggestion that people start these these groups, mindfulness groups. And we had one in south Florida that I on the beach beach with a wonderful friend. Now, Jill Siler who just opened her home to people to come in once a week for an hour and a half to two read about mindfulness and sit in practice. Mindfulness and then talk about the experience. So for many years it was a student reading and learning, and I wouldn't. I would say that there was no heart opening early on. Their definitely was in ways that by the way weren't always so seemed didn't go swimmingly as I'd hope the ability to be with my wife and have her say something that was probably quite right and all that, but I was resisting it and rather than react and have it turned into a fight. I was quiet and listened, and then she said me why you so quiet. So I was like, but I am quite this is a good thing. This is a step in direction. Was she by the way keeping up with her meditation practice? No, Pam is brilliant at pointing me in the direction property what you intimated earlier because it'll be helpful to me and helpful to her and then and then going off and doing something entirely different. So I'd say there was this journey of really slowly and maybe but surely stepping more and more in the direct. Of being a little bit less reactive, a little bit more aware. And then of course, having all that fall away and becoming reactive and not aware, and then having that be the very stuff that helped me become a little more aware and but less reactive for years. And I would say it was probably helpful to the relationship. It was helpful to me, you know, life does it stuff with you know, wonderful children, and then the then parenting and parents getting older and friends passing away and things like that. And I think that the practice has been helpful at at creating a more alive and connected in aware me and and then in time I think there probably was a bit of time into this when that heart opening embrace something began to shift and it wasn't. It just happened. So when you say you begin to hug people or that that is something I think is nice to do, but but it can't. I can't do it on purpose, but but it wasn't like. You were still, I don't know if you're still doing commercial, brace at commercial litigation, brace happened, but you know how did that? How did that change a relationship, either in your own mind or in real life to the people who were for all intents and purposes, you're adversaries, right? Okay. You made me think of something so I it. So again, a sort of, I think that the heart opening brace took. I'm gonna, say ten years or longer TV and began to kick it in a way that I felt towards the adverse quote adversaries. I remember when I was we had a very difficult case with opposing counsel who is extremely. Just just unbelie. It was unbelievably difficult case, unbelievably difficult opposing counsel and his client, and it was one of these cases where you're so sure you're right, and you're so sure they're misrepresenting and I, and I think that was correct, and, and and and but we all have our takes on things. I remember having a conversation after some hearing or something and the posing I was so like my even as I'm saying it, my heart, I feel my heart racing. It was just so unbelievably frustrating to want to be feeling like you're being treated unfairly and things are being misrepresented and you're having a difficult time setting the record straight. And I sat and I practice I, that was the time to practice. So I remember sitting and I did a a mindfulness practice and somewhere in the middle of the practice I had this realization this insight. That I was contributing to this offering. That even though. I may very well have been right, none. The less the way I was responding in the conversation the way I was dealing with the matter of litigation that I was there was resistance, and there was that that I wasn't helping making. I wasn't reducing that quality of dissatisfaction with expense. I was contributing to it. And that to me was a realization that we're all in this together and metoo so. So could you, I'm just curious about this because I think a lot of people I'm honing in on this because I think a lot of people will we'll talk about this with you teaching mindfulness and a law school context. But a lot of people worry about meditation and I still on some level, have my moments of worrying about a to that. What does it mean if you're in a in a competitive context, which the law certainly is in in many of its aspects if not most of its aspects would what is it? How do you take this stuff in. To your professional life when there's a certain amount of vanquishing that often he's Eurest your endeavoring to to to do. Yeah. Yeah. Well, you know, I don't think that being present being aware being alert hearing what's actually being said, letting the person who's talking no matter what your relationship to them and no matter how hostile your relationship may be in terms of illegal matter letting them finish what they're saying, having them feel that you've heard them would be not notching it up to another level of hostility. Actually hearing them a little bit more than you might otherwise having people in your Mets to you're collaborating with be able to more meaningfully say, we'll wait a minute here. Let's talk about what's really maybe going on here. Sharon salzberg has that nice phrase that mind from being able to tell the difference between what's happening in the store, you're telling yourself about what's happening. So everybody's got a story about what's happening. And if one person can sort of offer a little nugget of of what's actually taking place that can be really helpful. So that doesn't mean that you don't forcefully pursue and at times. Emotionally and energetically engaged because that's responsive to the call of the moment and and and and and do what needs to be done. But it does mean you're doing what's actually called for to be responsive. You're not overdoing it and you're not undoing it. Both of those would be sort of equidistant from that that responsive point something that that that that doesn't serve the the situation as well. Well said, and it reminds me of something else share and sells. Bird has said, Sharon, for the uninitiated is imminent meditation teachers on this podcast, many times she says, you can compete without being cruel, and I I, in some ways what you're describing. That's right. That's right. I once there was a poet or somebody said, tweet a person as you will just hold them in your heart said to get to your heart, opening embrace, treat a person as you will as you must, but don't lose that sense of connectedness. To them as a human being who just like you has a life that began is going through the challenges in the struggles and the sadnesses and the celebrations and will end and don't forget that. And that's, that's something you feel not something you know, just in your head again. Well said, so you then went on to join the faculty university of Miami law school where you are still and you teach mindfulness to law student. So when you first proposed this idea what kinda looks, did you get. Fortunate thing was I've tried not to propose things. I don't know if I try not to propose things because then I get attached to wanting to happen or have just been very fortunate. So I was at a Florida bar convention had my little table out sort of mindfulness balance and the lawyers brain was this workshop I was doing. I was people were walking by and give me the glances. You might imagine, or coming over and say, oh, this looks really interesting and Janet Stearns. The dean of students at the law school who had recently joined dean of students said, this is interesting. Wellness is a big part of what really matters in the law school environment. But do you think you could come and do this mindfulness balance on the lawyers brain for law students? So I said, sure. And it really was a life changer for me because I was not anticipating going into law schools and went and taught this class voluntary class. I think fifteen students signed up eight students finished called mindfulness balance and the law students brain and. Those that finished liked it. And fortunately also ended up doing well so that it also spoke well, although I think they were just extrordinary students who would they pre-selected in a nice way that are done well, no matter what, but that lead to then me going and talking at orientation to all of the students. And when I did that one hundred and I think twenty signed up. So we had three classes the next semester or the next year rather. And it just sort of went from there. And then two years later, the dean, a new dean came Trish white, and she said, this is really important. Let's make this a part of, let's grow this. And then eventually in two thousand and ten, let's make this a program. So it really just was very the the the faculty and administration supported it. That huge. The students were responsive, that's that's everything. And it just sort of has grown on its own. And I've just been lucky to sort of be there for this. Point, is it an integral part of the curriculum? Like is it a a requirement? I it is is an integral part of the curriculum in the sense that there are now classes like mindful, ethics, mindfulness in law, mindful, nece, and motivating business compliance with the law, a new class. I teach mindful ethics with wonderful dear friend and collaborator, Jen Jakubowicz. I teach mindfulness and motivating business compliance with all with a wonderful colleague, rob Rosen. I teach mindful leadership of the wonderful colleague, these are wonderful collaborations to sort of enlarging or collective understanding of mindfulness in the ways that we can share it and mindfulness. Mindful ethics is a part of the PR curriculum of students have to take a PR professional responsibility class. As you can imagine, ethics is pretty important for lawyers to walk out and and have an understanding of and it's required. But there's a handful of wonderful offerings in the PR arena, and in mindful. Ethics is one of them. So I think I know the answer you may have just answered my next question in your last answer, lawyers are not super popular in our culture. So why should anybody care whether they're happy? What's interesting? Why should anybody care? Why? Why? Why should we? Why should people be pleased to hear that lawyers learning mindfulness? Well, first of all, I think it's it's an, it's unfortunate that lawyers have the reputation they have. I think it's oftentimes deserved, but you know, it's a curious thing. You know, if you go way back in time when there was a state of nature right before laws, it was like, you know, life is nasty, brutish and short. Yes. You guess obscene? Yes, exactly. And, and then something happened, we got this rule of law and something really extraordinary emerged, which was to -bility out of the chaos, some clarity, reliable way to interact with each other and move things forward. And I'll I'll. Suggest that that was a mindfulness expression, unfolding wisdom and compassion coming out of the state of nature and lawyers are the stewards among others judges of that. And now we have it where eighty and depression and suicide thoughts and suicides which run high across our society. Runs a specially high. They say, among lawyers until I find it very poignant, that those who are probably the stewards of holding steady in the midst of enormous conflict and anger, and resentment and frustration and unfairness are the ones who are suffering in many ways. So I think that if you so I think there's something about caring about our society and those who play the roles that they play and it's not easy for lawyers. It's it's, it's not easy, and the profession is suffering. And probably that is been going on for a long time, which is why this noble profession. Because when we look back about of the great lawyers and judges, it's very noble profession even to this day and those who have relationships with their lawyers that have been so helpful to them in there. So many that are just doing the clinics that we have in the law school and just to be helpful to people in need. It's really extrordinary and yet challenging. So why would. People care. I think that you may have just answered, okay, if of it go, go ahead. I don't want to drive to. Well, I b because it helps. It helps cause because we should. We should care about each other. If we and and lawyers and members, the legal profession help help if they're not doing well, we all suffer. Yeah, they're, they're an integral part of the system that we require in order to have the society we want. Yes. What is going on in the law that that suicides and depression and anxiety appear to be elevated in profession? You know, I I've heard I have colleagues who who share, who share, who talk, who, who teach my colleagues who teach mindfulness to lawyers have a wonderful friend Judy Cohen in the bay area. And she, I've heard her say that the lawyers, we are problem solvers and we're really good at problem solving. We are competitive and we like to stay on top of our game, and we are perfectionist. We like to get it right. And these three things serve our clients. Well, sort of us, well, when we're doing our job, but if we can't modulate if we can't turn down the dial on problem solving, then we're constantly looking for the next thing that's wrong, whether at home with our family with our children out just relaxing if we can't tone down that competitiveness than there's threats everywhere, whether an over studying those threats. And if we just sort of cat to keep going through that document again, because you know, goodness, if somebody finds. Misplaced comma, and we're shamed by that or whatever that may be. We just keep going. And I think that the thing that served lawyer so well. Can become the thing that that just inches the question you asked about why and and in south Florida, we've had just recently a bunch of extraordinarily wonderful in kind and brilliant attorneys in their lives die by suicide in. It's just been a very painful painful thing. And this is happening again throughout all of society to be sure, but the students and lawyers, and and and and when it happens, it's a wakeup call a lot of people because a lot of times people will say, I had no idea or I really thought that they were managing it. So what are the biggest story is most interesting issues that you encounter teaching mindfulness in this context? Which one would imagine would be a reasonably hostile environment? I think the what fascinating is that. People are very interested. I think now it's even easier because of wonderful books like yours and what's going on in terms of just talking about mindfulness. It's easier if there's a, there's a greater, I think, need to keep clear on what it is and what it's not because as becomes more and more popular, wonderful things that aren't mindfulness, but wonderful things can be confused with mindfulness. Beth, like taking above about one can take about mindfully, but might not be as much fun as you thought it would be it does. It does. It does right? The fund that life really offers us might not be the the heightened level or could be better. I mean, really just don't know. But as soon as you are open to seeing what's happening in your in your mind and body your might be in for some surprises. Yeah, we are continually in for surprises. It'll be. It's nice when we get to that stage where we're not surprised because we get that. It's always changing. And the direction it's heading and and and all that stuff that life is deeply about. I think that how can I take this thing that I'm drawn to, which is wanting to be happier and more balanced and have a less stress time of it all and still still stay competitive to your earlier comment. That's the thing you hear them. That's the thing I hear the most and then people are relieved when they when they get that the two are not anti-theft ical, but they actually support each other. But it does take a little bit of seeing the larger picture and understanding more deeply what mindfulness is to get there. It's both of those things. It's, I think, probably I understanding what meditation is an isn't. So it's not at least mindfulness. Meditation isn't sitting on a mountaintop and loincloth and listening to a lot of Enya it is. But in also seeing the bigger picture, which is that as you said before you. Can see the humanity and your competitors. Well, still competing. Yes, that's right. And not lose touch of the humanity within your cell, right? Because the two probably run in tandem together as you lose sight of it in the other, you're losing touch of within yourself. And as you can't maintain that awareness in the either you you you cultivated more fully in yourself. So you've written a bunch of books, but you have a new one, what's new one called and what's it about the new book is the elements of mindfulness and it is drawing upon the elements of nature in particular, the tree, the wind clouds, the sun as four primary elements, and then to other elements that are very special to both learn what mindfulness is for those for whom it's new. And then to be able to use our connection to nature and our continual emerge. Action in it as an opportunity to wake up to have it, reinforce the cultivation of mindful awareness, and the book is very much in the service of ways of doing that. So say more about how this would actually work them in south Florida. While you do have beaches, which are of course natural. A lot of people spend their times in their cars in their offices, maybe in their backyard little bit. But so how do you get people to get in touch with nature without it sounding like sort of an empty bromide? Well, what's interesting is, is that what you say getting in touch with nature. So for example, there for each of the elements and the elements that were chosen art, which owes me because no matter where you are in the world, even if you're nowhere near a beach, for example, and I feel very fortunate to to live on the beach union. The less have these elements at at the ready. You look outside the window, whether you're driving in the car, or you're sitting in your office and you will see a tree and you will, you know, have the opportunity to to one way or the other. Be reminded of something important of because they element is right there. If you are primed to notice it, if you're prime to notice it. So for example, they're free to the elements, two ways that one approaches the elements as develops their relationship to mindfulness the doing and then the being. So for example, when one sees a tree in that can be in a book because it could be a book that allows one to practice just by looking at imagery when one sees it tree, they just their posture. When one feels the breeze are, here's the breeze. They take, say, three breaths, slower deeper browser, your instruction. These are the instructions. And if you think about most meditation practices to be sure and really growing body of mindfulness practices, it will often begin with something like bring yourself into a comfortable seated posture upright in stable. There's the tree, take three, slow deep breath. There's the wind moves to the cloud, and this is something that sort of a bit of a little bit of an innovation. The book with the doing practices to to think to yourself. This is a fought casually generate a thought in your mind so that you can begin to you get. You can begin to realize that just because it's a rising your mind doesn't mean it's true. True. Exactly. In fact, in the original version, the book I had it where when you saw a cloud, you would think to yourself, this is not a thought the idea being that what could be clearer that thought is not true. True. Then if you're thinking this is not a thought, but a lot of people who read it were like, I don't understand that. So I figured we'll save that. I didn't understand it to explain it. Yeah, it's, it's good though. It's. So you think this is a thought, so you hear that so it primes that awareness of the content of the mind, and then you also smile and you think again, but there's a feeling that accompanies this is a feeling and you sort of see if you can't tap into that. That slight up left of a smile, and then you frown and you think this is a feeling because again, it's it's just a feeling and you see if you can't connect with maybe a little bit of a drop in mood. You're supposed to do this every time you see a cloud well for the do know the doing practice. Yeah. Yeah. And because it seems slightly impractical, it's clouds correct, but to begin a practice. So when we get to the Sobe mindful sunrise, if we get to that, it would be that would be a specific practice. In the way you start is there's the tree, you adjust your. Easter, there's the Wednesday, take three, slow deep breaths you. This is just the beginning. So you think the thought smile field, the feeling frown field, the feeling and that all takes seconds. And now you are gonna come back to that in the practice, but you've generated it to start the practice, and then you move to the the, the sun, the sun is awareness. But as doing practice, the sun is warmth spreading warmth. So then you would in the spirit of Sharon salzberg you would bring someone to mind and wish for them. Well, may you be happy you spread warmth, and then you would bring it to yourself. So very small, loving, kindness, practice, may I be happy. So that would be the doing practice working through the four elements, the four primary elements. And that might take. Thirty seconds, forty, five seconds. You could take five breaths. You could take fewer breaths. You could do the whole love and kindness. Routine of not just may be happy, but the others is well, it depends on the person in their own interest in relationship. And then now that the sun is out and the sun is awareness, you now come back to the tree and now it's a wear of the body and it can continue their with just a traditional awareness of the body practice, or you can then move to the wind. And now it's an awareness of the breath practice in a stage right there. So for people practicing for a very long time there and now the practice continues, there's no special, you know, coup, tremendous success series or anything complicated about it, or it could then moved to clouds and now you're aware of thoughts and feelings that fundamental practice or then it could move to itself that when the sun where it's a wear of bear attention choice. Klis awareness, just this open field of awareness. So that's using the elements really as a beginner or for somebody who's doing a long time, it can be refreshing to sort of really reconnecting then when you're outside and you're walking and all of a sudden you see a trait, you might stop like students in the class this week, their instruction. When you see a tree outside just once a day at most, this too much just stop and be aware of the the body. I got you. So that's where was getting confused. So this is a mixture of sort of in-vivo during your life practices. So when you see tree, maybe once a day you give, you know you straighten your posture, notice your posture, same thing with clouds wind, but it's also sort of formal practice that you can do that's organized around these concepts. That's right. That's right. Well, at the same time, not trying to add anything to the rich body of contempt of practices, particularly the mindfulness tradition that are already there. Given that there is, there are all these sort of how to meditate books. Why? Why this? Why now? Well, you know, one of the things that I think it offers and this was born out of my own early experience that just happened for to digitally when I saw tree one day, and while I was driving and I just really saw that treat like like something very nothing to Terek, but just something it was a meaningful experience. And I realized that that tree that I just happen to chance upon was the cue that woke me up. So there's, you know. So I share it as what are called punctuated practices that you can just be out there during the day. And if you spend a little time, reinforcing these images as really just a doing or being practice that are fundamental to contemporary traditions already, then when you're outside, you won't just pass every tree with your mind lost in thought periodically, or you will have the breeze blow by you and lost in thought. It might actually create the opportunity to. Wake up and in that waking up and this is in the spirit of technology on for whom I shared with you. I was deeply moved and touched and learned a great deal. This inter being right this, this idea that the trees are all around us and we have this body. This idea that the wind is all around us and we have this breath. This idea that you know things come and go. And we have this mind the idea that the sun is there and we have this quality of warmth and compassion, and also this capacity to really be aware. I, I don't think it's it. I don't think it's, it's a surprise that there is this connectedness between this impermanent thing that you and I- wonderfully or here embodying and this world around us. I think that all sounds actually quite useful. Before I am sensitive to the fact that we're almost at a time, but before we and I know you've also written a book about parenting. So I have three year old. Your kids are older, what? What kind of wisdom can you drop on me in terms of dealing with a three year old. For example, yesterday he was well tell you what I did and you tell me if this is the right thing he's very touched, was mother as Willie should be? She's great and daddy's around, but not. I travel a lot. I work a lot, so I'm less around than she is. Sure she, he took a nap yesterday. She snuck out to, I don't know do something and I, she said, he's gonna forget when he wakes up, but you sh actually wanted me to wake him up because she didn't want to sleep too long. And she's had, it's probably gonna be unpleasant, which I would have known. But so I woke him up. So he didn't like that a and then be his mother wasn't around so. Keating and wailing for a good long while and my approach was to be like, are you. Are you? How are you feeling? What can you tell me how you're feeling like? I'm sad. I said, okay. So k. to be said, you know, tell me more about that than, sorry, sort of just drew him out on it and we hugged it out and but then he would cry again, we talk again, and so that was my move, not knowing much about actually haven't read much. I've read that book that you wrote north, I read the book junk cabin. Zinn wrote about it, and very kindly sent me. I have not done a good job of reading books about mindfulness and parenting. So I just kind of did that. That's not right. You, what did I miss. Beautiful. Dan, I think that you know you, you're simultaneously speaking something that really important, which is that we can read forever and we continue to learn and reinforce and remind ourselves of the things that we already know or and you certainly been practicing for a good while and very seriously and with a lot of heart and a lot of intellect. When those moments arise, we we can rise with them. And I think that what you just shared, especially with that idea of being there and resonating with his emotional state so that he was not alone in it and you weren't invalidating or saying, no, let's be different than you are, but you sort of, you know, put a big hug around him and said, I'm here with you. And I think that that's he's a very lucky little boy. It's funny because I was thinking about all these lofty thoughts of creating a safe container for your child's emotions and recalling all as all this recalling moments where I had, you know, strong emotions as a child in my parents created the aforementioned container, but none of that is what actually got him to calm down. When I heated up some Qianwen fed into. Do things about that first of all. Good, good, good, good job with. But also, you know, when the book mindful parenting was not about what to do in situations with your child, it was how you as a parent could in the words of Ramdas create a spacious resin that environment so that when your child wants to come out and play to be themselves, there's nothing inside of you that's going to keep them stuck. Right. And so. So it's about us showing up and what we can do to be more mindfully present, say more those, what, what would it be? That'd be inside of me, that would that would squelch something that my child is hoping to express that. That's a really important question. I'll offer something just I don't deal well with, and I don't say this is this is one of my one of the one of the many flaws that I'm aware of that I am just trying to be work with more skillfully summers. I have a bit of a negative reaction to. Operatic shows of emotion, displays emotion, and my son is very prone to them. Me three. So I don't know if that's going to be how he is as a person, but definitely does a lot of that toddler and I can feel an internal, but I try very much try to bring my practice the bear aware, try to be aware that that's happening and not let that make me do something that would be scarring for him. But is that what you're talking about when you're talking about something internal to the parent that could emerge that would squash with a child trying to express or my off on the wrong, sorta tangent here? No, I think that you're you're quite right and you're on the tangent, and you sort of answered the question. I think quite beautifully that you asked the, what is it inside of us that can have them stuck. They get angry or they get upset. They do what a child does, whether we are participating in their distress or because not doing what they'd like or they're just experiencing something. And then we get, we become angry with them because they're doing it in public and we're at the mall or we become sad because our child is in distress and we're feeling that distress or we become in some way in a state that resisting what they are expressing and that resisting if we don't as you really wonderfully, put it notice and observe and find a way of being okay in the midst of that which is its own large lesson and practice, then we will not respond in a way that we know those moments. Apparently, what we do is like somehow quite right, not meaning giving them the the lollipop they want, but but being there for them, even if you know it's not a perfect moment in the way that we'd like everyone to be happy when it's over or not or not. And then we look back, you know, Dan Harris, Dan steagle. The nice thing about there's always ruptures in relationships, but we have the opportunity to repair and I'm a big believer that the repair creates the larger opportunity not going through and having no ruptures. It was interesting that the the the I was not the person he wanted to be with. Right? And so he wanted his mom and obviously that as a side of great for my, but you, you chose well versed in you spend your life with as many one, so, right? No, I don't existential stuff about the state of my marriage stuff about the quality of human being because you're so upset to have me be. They're not her, but it to even though I wasn't when he wanted, they're just allowing them to feel what he felt telling him. So it's totally fine to be sad. It's okay to be sad then he wanted to. He wanted when I offered a hug, which I thought he wasn't gonna want because he he was revulsed by my presence. He actually really wanted to hook. So it was an interesting interesting to watch that all play out. Okay. So I like to end on this completely unoriginal thing that I've come up with, which is, but I called the plug zone. I was, I, I love I wanna give get because by anybody's reached this point in the podcast gonna want to know more about you. So can you just tell us every book you've written where we can find you on the internet where we can find social media that you may or may not be involved in keep it all to us. Let's very kind. Well, let me say this since our time togethers coming to an end here I to plug what you're speaking to. Let me say at in this moment, and I am really. Feeling of gratitude to you for all that you've been doing. But also in this moment that I'm here with you and that we've had this conversation. I know that in a few minutes of a walking out the door and you'll be getting on with your day and what will have, what will this time have? Will it have been fitted away? And when I walk out the door and I held an Uber or something, you know, we'll just be get a cell phone call in and and and I'm attentive to that. So in the waning moments of our time, let me say, thank you. And as I'm looking at you, let me share with you as part of an answer to your question. If if anybody's going to take anything that I certainly have contributed in the books that I'll talk about it, it's wherever you find yourself in this moment. If there's a person sitting across from you as you are me to really be there for that person. If that's something that we bring into. We don't need a book for that. And yet that's one of the most allusive things to really be there. So I wanted to share with you that I'm as as much as I can be. I'm here with you and I'm deeply grateful for that end to all my teachers who have in things that I've read or people I've gotten the good fortune to learn from have helped me feel that because it it not necessarily the way I would have been twenty some odd years ago to your first question. The first book was mindful parenting. Another book that shortly followed was mindfulness for law students. A related book is the six minute solution. That's a book mindfulness for lawyers. Those two books use language of the law like Justice becomes allow the moment to be as just is clever ways of playing with the language of the law to remind us to wake up in the middle of our day and in the work that we do another book that followed. That I collaborated with is mindful. This and professional responsibility guidebook for teaching law professors about how to introduce mindfulness into their curriculum. And the most recent book that you've very thoughtfully ladders to talk a little bit about because and I'm grateful for that is the element of mindfulness which introduces that particular methodology and website social media, anything so Instagram that now that the that book, the element of mindfulness teaches a method called the Sobe mindful method. I come from south beach, so it has a play on that. But really, it means you want to be mindful, Sobe mindful, they don't make it more complicated than it needs to be. But of course it does take something. So there's an Instagram. So be mindful which has images of trees and clouds and sort of serve that purpose. Website. So be mindful dot com. I have a website, Scott Rogers dot com, things like that. And then at the law school, we have a a mindfulness website and also my Kalat my wonderful dear friend and partner collaborator joh- at the university of Miami. We have a the u. mindfulness which you've been kind enough to come down to share with many your your, your, your, your insights. We have a mindfulness dot, Miami dot EDU, and she has been on this podcast. Yes, she special. Thank you very much for doing this. I really appreciate it. Great job. Okay. That does it for another edition of the ten percent happier podcast. If you liked it, please take a minute to subscribe rate us. Also, if you want us to Jess topics, we should cover or guests that we should bring in hit me up on Twitter at Dan Harris. Importantly, I wanna thank the people who produce this podcast, Lauren, Ephron, Josh Cohen, and the rest of the folks here. ABC who helped make this thing possible. We have tons of other podcasts. You can check them out at ABC news, podcasts, dot com. I'll talk to you next Wednesday.

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RTAB #126: Brandt's Rants

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I'm teaching one week mini courses at university of Miami law school a good way good excuse to get out of the cold of the northeast down to Miami. While it's freezing up north and teach a course. And it's been an interesting experience. Against my ran tears about so many people, I must get emails. Text EM's Twitter Facebook wherever people calling in just saying how can I get into sports or people that want to change careers and get into sports even older people, but mostly young people all the way down. I get messages from junior high high school kids, obviously college in law school in grad school in business casual wanna get into sports, and I wish there was a formula to do that. I really do because then I could just say do this in our work, and whether that's law school business school, internship, sports management, school, whatever it may be. Unfortunately, there's not and there's really no good answer. Everyone wants you know, you hear right place right time. You think of I talk about my path and things that happen for me. It's not a concrete thing that people can grab hold of and say, okay, that's it. That's how I get in the only. Thing I can say to people that want to get in sports is make yourself different somehow, someway in here's the thing. Never in an interview or informational interview or talking to someone in sports go on about how you love sports, whatever everyone loves sports, that's a given. If you wanna work in the send distri passion for sports is great at it is common. The question is what can you do to make that employer in sports better? Intake work off his his or her desk. And how do you separate yourself from the pack in this is again when teaching so many about sports laws sports business. This is what I do kinda my day job at Villanova here. Amit university of Miami for a week get called to speak all over the country. Make yourself different somehow separate yourself from the pack in. Here's the advice. I give go narrow in go deep tell the person what you wanna do. Exactly not that you want to work his agent will what about being an agent. What do you have? It's going to separate you. Why would a young person football basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis soccer? Why would they sign with you? Okay. Maybe you have experienced in that sport. Maybe we're a player that puts you a leg up. But but there are a lot of players that are doing that. If you want to go to a front office. What makes you different why wanna work in front office? That's not good enough. I wanna. Work in scouting. Okay. Why why you what do you have is a special sauce in scouting that can make you figure out who's going to be a town of player at the next level? What do you have? And then if you wanna work in the area, I was in. Excuse me salary cap contract management cat. What do you have there? So when I say go narrow go deep show something show a written assignments show, a paper show a writing sample show, graphs show XL charts. So something you prepared where people can say, wow, this is not just a kid a young person even an older person saying I want to transition the sports because it's fun. It's cool. It's sexy. It's something more interesting than what I'm doing now. But they thought about they put effort into it end. They've shown me something. So that's the thing to do. Go narrow go deep, and I know a lot of young people listening you're saying, Well, I I don't really have that special skill. We'll work on it and never send out a resume or an interest or go up to someone at a conference without without having something behind that. And that's something behind that. Can't just be a handshake in a smile. It's gotta be something you've done that shows your different end in terms of conference. Going up to people. You know, I'm at these conferences, you get mobbed after your appearance as special people were asking questions, it makes a difference to someone if you come up in don't spend a lot of their time because you know, there's a line waiting, and maybe say something like, I know you're busy right now. Here's my card and. I talked to you later, and then when that person's emptying his pockets, they'll say, okay. Yeah. That was a nice kid. Maybe I'll reach out those are the kind of things is separate yourself. But again, my first rant really revolves around here. Teaching young people so many people want to get into sports. I wish there was an easy answer. The only answer I can give is find differentiator that makes you different from so many wanna get into sports. It's so competitive everyone wants to do it for different reasons. Don't let your reason be because of sports because I go to every game or been a Yankees fan since I was four years old. No, one cares. What's your difference? Had you make them their life easier and go for that. So that's my beginning rant about sports. And I'll get into my next ran which is more topical about what's going on in the NFL hiring process. The first word from a new sponsor, Peter Malar. You know, I was never loyal to one brand of clothing at open my closet. Grab whatever's hanging in there. Then I just got my first Peter Millar polo awhile while ago to game changer, and now my closets full of Peter Millar. It's it's just comfortable from the field. Look, it's better stitching buttons zippers attention to detail. I have polo sport shirts quarters zips. They all look great. I can go from work to dinner feeling great. Look even better wearing my Peter Millar, and you feel better so head over to Peter Millar dot com slash business. All caps. B? U S I N S. I N E S S and experiences. Quality for yourself. You'll see some of my favorite styles. Superior malar. Use my link received complimentary chipping in a free hat from gator. Millar? That's M I L L A R dot com slash business. Peter Millar dot com slash business. Go there for some great style. Comfortable clothes that I use every day. Now onto the ramp to the week. Listen, the NFL hiring process here, we go. It's almost done as a record this. I've written about it. I've talked about it. Listen, we go through this every year this year one quarter of NFL head coaching jobs turned over two years ago. It was seven the only one remaining from that class is Doug Peterson of the Philadelphia Eagles many called the least accomplish the least prone to success of that group in two thousand seventeen in. We are in two thousand nineteen and we have at this recording six of the eight jumps filled the Packers with Matt leflore the jets with Adam gays the cardinals with cliff Kingsbury the Browns with Freddie kitchens. These are all the folks that have been filled. And the Broncos with extend GIO. Okay. I'm not going to go wall now. But the point is these are all. Jobs that are turned over in the NFL it happened so fast. I, you know, two reasons I think it happens so fast number one everybody sees teams get better faster going from worst to first and says why not us number two these value these franchises now two billion dollars. Plus for the average franchise owners look in that, and they can cover ten fifteen million dollars of coaching costs leftover from firing. This is what happened with the one in done with Steve oil in Arizona that seems to me patience is at an all time low and these owners are looking around at their owner brethren like they got it done. Why can't we? So here we go. We have all these changes. And really my comment is what's been out there in a little bit twist on it. Everybody's looking for that next. Right. What's the next in the next tends to be an age range of the thirties to flow four. Forties attempts to be offensive coach in. That's what they're looking for. You look at what happened for instance in Arizona in green big green bail talk about from minute because I was involved in the last two coaching searches and hires for the Packers Mike Sherman in two thousand one and rank McCarthy in two thousand six it's been a long time since the Packers hire new coach. And they just did matter the floor where does he come with while the resume brings time with sound McVeigh that seems to be a winner this year in how they're doing again, Sean McVay the look this success the prototype for what teams are looking for. So Matt Lefebvre was under Sean McVay for years with cows Shanahan who said to be very creative offense coach with Mike Shanahan. He was in the titans last year calling plays he fit the mold is thirty nine. Nice. Looking guys seems to be able to connect with Aaron Rodgers. That's the Molder looking for. Was met leflore and play with other teams probably not. And that's what they went for. It. Just seems like there's no rhyme or reason to the coaching hires. And we don't know this is an obvious statement. No one knows how things will turn out. If you went into this hiring season and said who was the hottest prospect, you probably come up with Josh mcdaniels once again, even though he reneged on the colts last year, but he's decided to stay New England perhaps because he didn't find the activity. He was looking for on the market. Taking you inside. The interviews. It's going to be changed from team to team in terms of what they're looking for in my experience, you talk a lot about the personnel of the team. You ask the coach. What do you think? What do you think of these players? These are top draft picks in later years. These are people were high on or maybe even don't say that in see what the coach says about players your high on see if that matches up see how they're gonna use them. See what the personnel schemes you're going to be. And usually the coaching interviews are done 'cause there's no coaches to dare to interview it's done from the personnel side. And with the personnel side is looking for is does his vision of this team match up with ours. And then from the ownership or in Packers case the president Mark Murphy's vantage point does this person represent us. He's going to be the face of the franchise. How does he look how does he sound? How will we stand up? How will they deal with difficult situations? Will he be comfortable with the uncomfortable? Those of the things you're looking for the added twists in recent years has been searched firms search firms to me have little value, and they're paid a lot of money. Twenty five to thirty percent of first year salary goes these search firms, it's a boondoggle, why are owners doing this? And they continue to do it. I'm told they were used in Tampa Bay this year to hire Bruce errands, who everyone knows who ins is. Well, the reason they're hired to do it in my mind is a check the box the owners doing everything in Cam to satisfy his own interests or her own interests as well as the fan base as well as fellow owners around the leaks in hey, we use that search from and again with the stakes so high for two billion dollar assets. Why not pay another million dollars to have this which seems to be pastas? But that's what's going on, sir. Search firms are out there. And of course, the added layer of all this is the agents agents are very good at working the media because even more so than player agents coaches agents really have their era this time of year. You're not getting information from the teams you're not getting formation from the coaches themselves unless they've been told they're no longer being considered by these teams what happened in Green Bay. So you get it from the agents, but the agents want their quid pro quo out of this which is tell you know, let it out there that my guys hot that. My guys getting interviews that my guys interesting. I've had this from our perspective now in the media, people say cake, enter can get it out there that this guy's talking few teams. I won't do that assump- me. It's not a panic. So I wouldn't do that. But that's what happens out there. So what happens teams come down to their list, and they go and hire people. A note on the Rooney rule here. Yes. It does not seem at this point have to hires left the Bengals the dolphins. And there may be some hope there. But at this point there. No minority coaches hired. Have said this before it's tough to hire minority coaches when you're not in the web in the circle in the pipeline in this has to happen at lower levels. It has to happen ah certainly coordinate levels, but position coach levels where the Rooney rule really establishes minority based coaching opportunities early on into the NFL. And I know there's this summer program coaches come in, but they're end announcing a month. So it'll needs to be more than that needs to be more dedicated more systemic if the NFL is serious about having minority coaches, it can't just be interviewing for the top job in a dent, it becomes where people are cynical about interviews with such as a candidate like Jim Caldwell. Former coach lions coal to had interviews, and you get cynical like will really was that interview. Or was that ticking a box like we've talked about. Out with the search firms. So you don't know what goes on inside? I do think what's good about some of these searches is transparency, and I give kudos to these teams. You know, some teams just won't do it. They won't be transparent about who they're talking to whether they talked to him who's on the list, but you know, at least with some of these teams we've seen we, you know, whether I think it was the jets in the Browns, we've just completed our interview with XYZ what's good because transparency creates trust. And trust is needed in. These situations you're dealing with a fan base. That's going to put their commitment and investment in your product. And now you're selecting a new leader let him in on it. I clashed in Green Bay on this Allen Lada issues. I just thought we need a little more transparency. We were different. We didn't have an owner was like working for public trust. I always apparatus like, what would the shareholders do the cheese heads? What would they want out of this? But the feeling in Green Bay was whether it'd be hard knocks or or media just don't let it out. And certainly I'm smart enough to know that I wasn't gonna let up state secrets trade secrets about the Packers. It was just something. I thought was important and it didn't get treated that way. Everything seem to be in house. We'll see with the floor in the new the new administration up in Green Bay. Whether they'll be a little more transplant. I know in expect much, but I think with that franchising, Pat, the vast Packer nation, I think it's important to do that. So that's the Kurt coaching process. My last rant is about the playoffs in our individual round of playhouse, which I think is the best weekend of the year for so much excitement so much riding on these games. The only three games left after this in just a continuing wonderment amazement about Nick foles is gone through this. The Rams defense in recent recent weeks Texans defense and the bears defense all two wins. There's something about this guy. Carson Wentz is the better quarterback. Perhaps Nick foles is the better quarterback on game day. It's just an amazing situation where teammates respond to him. He has zero zero nerves is a complete flatliners which serves him so. Well, and when he beat the Chicago Bears in it's really scheme in coaching in his lot more than him. In Khalil Mack was rendered ineffective. It just seems to me that well, there's something special about this guy. Again, the contract twenty million dollar option. The eagles have an accent Cise window right after the Super Bowl, assuming they exercise it foles can opt out of it paid two million dollars become a complete free agent. If foles does not opt out he's got a twenty million dollars salary that becomes guaranteed five days into the new league year in early March. And then they can either trade him before that five days is up for twenty million or they can trade him after with the twenty million guarantee. Question to me is will the eagles hold onto him with that twenty million dollar cap figure at all. Knowing they have to make some moves to be able to do that. Listen, I know put pass the eagles keeping him in trading. I status in stake in the ground of said this. He will not be on the eagles next year as great as he leads him to a second straight Super Bowl Super Bowl MVP. They just can't keep him. He knows that the eagles know that. And you should know that there's no way he staves, and it's sad. He's been such a great force for the eagles. But he just can't stay with that contract because Carson wenches the future and don't even bring up trading. Carson wentz. Two number ones. Whatever it is not going to happen. He's the future and his issues with his back or knee are not strong enough to stop that. He is what every team is looking for young ascending quarterback big strong, big arm, highest character and the future. So Carson Wentz is not going anywhere. Nick foles is going somewhere. And finally someone who is not going. Somewhere contrary to so many people believing this. I'm saying it here in Tono Brown is not going anywhere. You do a contract like that you have twenty million dollars of cap space a lot to him if he's not there. That's not happening. Twenty two million of cap space. Is there that's much more palatable? I know the drama the not getting along teammates. Mike tomlin. Listen, it's January trade window opens in March offseason program opens in April. He's got a roster bonus two point five million in March. He's getting that he'll be there. And it'll be a sit down with Mike Tomlin is teammates long way. We're a long way from all that right now. So I say this a managed to cap for ten years. I would never have a hole in my cap or twenty one million dollars for player. Let alone a player who's not a quarterback. That's been your franchise quarterback for over a decade or two decades. So not happening. Not happening. That's my rant my rant. About the of the coaching process. My rant about Nick foles. And finally Antonio Brown to review Nick foles won't be in Philadelphia. Antonio Brown will be in Pittsburgh now word from bet online or sponsor to New Year's the best time of year for football ten F L playoffs. There's only one place to get all this action. It's bed online at eight AG. You get your fifty percent bonus fifty percent. Sign of bonus using promo code podcast one. I just talked about it. This is the weekend divisional championship games. Don't miss out on any these four games Saturday or Sunday. Try in game live betting where he can participate with all the action again, promo code podcast. One fifty percent. Sign of bonus division round match-ups. Don't miss out bet online dot AG or online sportsbook experts. Now, it's time to hear from you. If you got a question for the podcast leaving a voicemail four eight four four one six five six five four again, four eight four four one. Six five six five four got a question this week. And it is from Nick. Favorite ram? San from. Minnesota has a question about taxation and taxes taxes as a employee of the NFL. I was like I heard some point that NFL players after file tax attorneys in the state that they play away games them who can Nikkan what happens is the tax situation around leagues different states estate. A lot of these states and cities have have waged taxes. So you spend time in this new city, you have to file wage taxes. The issue becomes what's the percentage? So the argument from the city side is if you're a team that visit Philadelphia that has a wage tax. And you're there for that Saturday Sunday, it's two days out of how many the argument from the city. It's two days out of the season Lang, which is one hundred and eighty days the argument from the tax attorneys in the players is. No, no, no. It's too. Two days out of three hundred sixty five days that you can be taxed on the point is yes, these cities do have waged taxes, and the reason is every cities looking for money what better way to get it from athletes in entertainers big money, people that come into your state that come into your city and do their jobs. Yes, I've had to do it as well into in my taxes where I go into city for today's for road games. Now, I went to anywhere from six to eight rogue games a year working for the Packers had report that in those cities that did have waged taxes like for instance, Philadelphia. But this is another added disadvantage that athletes go through even ones that aren't making the minds of dollars that you see wage taxes have special interest in taxing athletes and entertainers people like me, I found to be protective. I don't think that ever go after me if they didn't but going after big athletes, they would so tax preparation. Action for ethics is a whole new ballgame. Tax preparers have to be aware of all these different kinds of things, and it's a difficult process. But yes, you're right. What you heard what you read athletes, especially athletes, but also entertainers when they spend their one two days visiting. It's an issue and much more. So in hockey and basketball and baseball than in football, which I'm more familiar with Nick great question is always you can always leave your questions again at four eight four four one six five six five four four four four one six five six five four that'll do it for this week's addition of the business of sports with Andrew Brandt podcast. Appreciate all those that follow me on Twitter at Andrew Brandt, apple podcasts rankings in comments are always appreciated. You can listen podcast on apple podcasts or wherever you hear your podcasts. Thanks to Brian Neal, or producer extraordinaire, and we'll be back next week with another episode of the. The business of sports with Andrew Brandt. 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"Great news. There's a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico. Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price. And it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save. Greg. Cody the Miami Herald sitting in with a spur second day this week. It's not just Greg Cody Tuesdays with us. Sometimes you get bonus Cody as part of a new deal in which Greg got a lot more money, Greg. How are you? I'm great good to have you here, sir. That'd be had. I'll excited are you that the Miami hurricanes are back officially and they're with Florida got moved up one week to be a prime-time highlight game as a part of one hundred fifty years of college football celebration that crescendo 's with one of the more intense low key rivalries in the nation. Florida resonate. My wasn't going to be a primetime game. The next week. It was up in the air. And there was competition. I don't mean to ask. Personal question. But are you by polar like not good upset about this? And they get really excited about the exact same thing. Like a week later. Like, what is happening? I'm I'm learning a lot about myself possibly possibly could be the rebel a little on the nose. And yes, I don't want that to sound insensitive. But I'm just trying to kind of finger on what's going on here. Because last week you were ripping your employer. You're taking shots at ESPN for some reason about this whole thing your take last week did seem to be the complete opposite. Yeah. While you're saying, no, let's lean into it a little bit. Yes. Gotta go with the flow. Possibly red bull has something to do with it. That's not good for you. How much red bull your drink drinking? I was yesterday was sponsored. And it's great yesterday was a three Kanner yesterday was a three Kanter you're gonna like every day drink three cans. No, no, no. I was wondering dude. Few weeks ago is up to five cans now I've gotten it down to like, wait. I would imagine if I would imagine if we reached out to red bull and said what's the good amount? You should drink today. Even red bull is not going to say, you should drink six day half, a can wouldn't they say, maybe one to tops. I mean when you compared their people out there. Look the sigma with red seventy five six. Medical such a stigma with red bull. Maybe it's because of the color. It is. Yeah, carbonation. But if I was just drinking coffee, you guys wanna be telling me the same thing with the same amount of judgment in your voice. Okay. It's very true. Although Greg Cody says, he sits on the coffee seat. I should drink more red bull. Actually what I was just thinking. Greg Cody is the guy that will drink. I think four sometimes five cups of coffee in a day. And he's proud of it, right? Yeah. I'm I'm all jacked up on is DeAnne. No, let's it's it would be extra half. If I could find aesthetically pleasing having a Cup of coffee in your hand. You look like you're about business. You look like a professional. You look like you haven't more together than someone with a Cana radical. I'm finding the stop that stigma that stereotype it's not fair because you've probably had more caffeine than I've had in in a day. But yours is just I don't know if the public has just been acclimated to this culture words fine to hold in your hand as opposed to a can of delicious sugar free red bull. Right. You're admired when you're drinking a Cup of coffee much as you would be admired seen smoking a pipe. Exactly. That kind of a static it. It is the same sort of aesthetic, it's respected for whatever reason. And you're jacked up on the same amount of caffeine. If not more. More than I am. But getting a little less sugar, you'd have to admit I have sugar free red bull, sir. Yeah. Such thing healthier than water. Exactly. Exactly. And I do it does give me wings. I changes my mood to answer your bipolar question. So case keenum getting traded to the Redskins transition. I mean, I've thought we had some stuff, but let's go with case keenum because this is at the university of Miami. Yeah. We I was heading up. Greg Cody in a very long, very long introduction. Yeah. I would answer your question simply say this. I think it's great for the university of Miami. I think it's great because I'm not one of the presumably hundreds of fans who had already booked flights and lodging for a week later. I'm one of them. And so they're laying a pretty big red tape kind of hassle and in a lot of fans laps, but they are trying they're working with the airlines. They're working with lodging up there to try to make the transition smoothies, though. Do you think anyone's actually calling that number because both the university Miami? And the university of Florida put out a number that you could call with Orlando's tourism division to help you with any sort of inconvenience. It's no one. Is calling that number, but they put it there. And you're like, okay. Well, I guess they're doing all that they could do for situation. That's CYA kind of stuff. So they're gonna call like Latinas seven times in a day because everybody's complained about it. They just probably better because the weekend before is not going to be as busy. It's a holiday weekend. I would think well, I it's better mainly is excited about it. Because it's more key. And d is looks like he drinks five rebels. Absolutely. That's my dude. Actually, that's the impression. He gives off. I feel like he drinks decaf coffee. You move reservations without a fee. What the big deal always think fairly early enough. Like, I had a home like one of those Airbnb types. It wasn't exactly Airbnb a home in Kasumi. I had to cancel that reservation. And luckily, I was able to book when for the previous week what I do miss. Okay. What I do miss is that Monday of recovery. I was looking forward to the holiday weekend. I love the Labor Day games. I love being a marquee game on Labor Day because you don't lose a workday due to travel. I always have my fantasy football draft. That's something that you always have to consider. You don't do it on Labor Day weekend because people travel that is usually the premier fantasy draft weekend. I'm not moving my fantasy draft my butts gotta hop on a plane and make my fantasy draft. That's happening at one o'clock the next day that ain't fair. Well, you getting on a plane from Orlando. Yeah. It's actually not that. I would I would actually recommend this ain't gotta drive and going through the airport seems like a hassle interested in our dry. So I it's actually not it's not a three hour drive. It's about three and a half. Our four hour drive. Down threat over here. Alison, not the way you Dr Royds absolutely two and a half hour journey. I thought you would follow the speed limit. Yeah. I don't actually exactly how somebody else's so gets carsick without the holiday and the fantasy draft conundrum that I think a lot of people are going to be running into that. I need to maximize my time in Orlando because it's going to be really quick weekend getaway. So why am I gonna waste four hours each way in a car when on south west, I think you can get a flight right now for sixty dollars each way. So that's I think that's the move people. Don't judge me? I got a job that's less than yes. Exactly. I got a job to do this. I would raise your jet to Orlando down for Jones who would be okay. Whatever time you leave the airport yet. It'd probably be like when I leave or island. I got a two o'clock that I'm looking at right. Okay. So you're leaving at what time to to. Okay. So I will leave my two I get there to forty what time's your flight. I get to isn't com. Getting there to forty leaving the exact same time having your flying. Right. I got my money on Greg. I'll be going two hundred twenty miles an hour. Yeah. On the interstate guys. I'm no. But he doesn't even go as high as it can. But this ends with you getting to the hotel and Greg getting the hotel not when you're playing land. Okay. Well, I'll be running toward the hotel like OJ Simpson's through an airport. I wanna win. I wanna win. This bet. You guys insane might travel time. I mean, I get off the plane in forty minutes. You'll be in the plane twenty minutes before it starts taxiing. Yeah. And you're gonna go the airborne and forty five minutes to an hour. He went through Linda while you're on your way to the airport. The only inconvenience is the money like he's paying more than it would cost the drive. We're also stopping for gas, and you're paying more and gas, and I am I think I can get there on one thing again taking the three. Right. You're paying for at least two I've got some as I zoom right to pay for it. Oh, oh, I don't care about you mean. No, your wife's not going, Trish. Dead. This boys boys trip. Do you go on a year the boys a few a few does she go on girls trips? It's have really a lot of girlfriends. Oh, she'd visits her sister in Savannah, Georgia, which is a lovely tone. And I opened invitation for her to take girls trips because I'd miserable weekends with the boys. You got to wonder what she's doing on those three or four weekends a year when you're all with. Was that me as you? Innocent question. Curious have we been answered the question, which is knowing how awesome is this? We're marquee game. Everybody wants a piece of the new Miami. It would have been a Marquis game a week later when it not. Yeah. They just thought about who. Can we throw L will move this game up? We know they didn't want to Alabama. I think they're playing Duke. And I think Alabama is going to get the prime time game because they're Alabama can't tell Alabama and move and the game is that the chick fillet stadium. So there's falcons conflicts. That's probably the game that you would move because it's less competitive than Florida Miami. You would think, but I like this. I like all of ESPN's marketing power crescendo into the one game that every everyone's going to be so hungry for college football that time we're starting the season earlier, we get away one less week to beat that ass. This is incredible. The ratings will be good. I'll give you that. And it helps that they're playing Florida for the first time in what six years, but at the same time if you're talking about the sexy or matchup I feel like less season. Opening versus LSU in Dallas was felt bigger than Florida. Yeah. Well, I think the SPN now that we we moved the scam. A little little first off. Let's get tape. Mortell cleared and was just today. That's the big question. Mark is this game's not going to be as interesting. I don't think if he doesn't play you always want to know it's going to be a tape needs to get cleared. That's first and foremost also got up that ranking a little bit because we did you scratch we scratch your back you scratch ours. Okay. This needs to be a top twenty matchup if he catch Madrid. Whereas the gator rank right now, but waiters are going to be a top ten te'o. Wait a minute. You wanna fake ranking? So that seems like a big game. And then we lose you're going to be like, oh my God. 'cause you're gonna convince yourself that. They're actually the number of this fake ranking that you will know because then if we lose Florida's gonna skyrocket because they were the only team that won that weekend. Right. They're going to they were top ten team that looked good against Miami. And Miami won't fall that much because I mean, they played Florida. Look how good Florida is a top five team. It does benefit everybody for the canes to be ranked it. You can't make that art. You can't make the only bad thing about moving this game up while it's bad. If you get waxed because you'll be laughing stock the way that last year honestly started where everyone was laughing at the university of Miami colon him frauds? And I was and it felt like the season was over a little bit and Miami was ranked higher than LSU was at the time. That's not going to be the same case. Miami is going to be I think the line opened up at eight and a half for this game. Miami's a pretty strong underdog in this matchup. So expectations are aren't there were there last, you know, I hope that they can win. But I don't expect them to win Florida looked really good at the end of last season. They looked like they were building onto something. I like that young quarterback that they started playing towards the end of the year. That's gonna be a tough opponent. Yeah. I feel like given the the matchup and and how both teams like the win. It's more likely to be, you know, nineteen seventeen game than it is the the fireworks. Seventy point over under the associated with college football. So from that perspective, I wonder if the nation is going to be a little disappointed, Billy? There's so many unknowns with this university my name and easy schedule. Nice you. Yeah. It's pretty easy. I think what nine games are in the state of Florida. They have now three by weeks. Orth carolina. Yeah. And they have an extra week to prepare for that conference game against North Carolina in North Carolina has Mack Brown as a head coach. You don't really know what you're gonna get out of them. But my point is you don't really know what you're gonna get out of Miami. Right. Because there's all we don't know the quarterback's going to be. We don't know what this offense is gonna look like under the new offense coordinator, we don't know. I think we know what to expect from the defense, but they lost. A lot of veteran leadership in that secondary. Guys are going to get drafted. You only have bandy coming back in terms of starters. Red wine Kwan Johnson, Michael Jackson. They're all gone. Now, you could have looked at UM schedule last year and gone by ESPN's of football power index with puts a percentage likely on who's going to win. And I think you m was favored to win all but one game and the thinking going into season. Well, if they can get by LSU, this could be an unbeaten team. I mean legitimately. You didn't have to be on red bull to look at the schedule last year and think that yeah. So it's a little bit of a trap to look at their schedule and say, wow, it looks easy. You know, they gotta go earn it baby. It's favorable though, that they have so many games in states. And yeah, that's true too. I. Oughta go out there and earn it baby. Not even traveling this year that should be the slogan. Go out there and earn it. Baby earn it baby. New Miami come on new era. I mean, he we've all heard that. We've all heard the the us back and everything let's wait and see at this point. Right. Wait and see wait and see is not a real great rallying cry for it really is what I don't. I can't believe it that Gerald is presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Look here comes one point seven percent decrease in fixed overhead I everybody. No. I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on car insurance. Gyco. Are you projected increase in organic three revenue? Believe it. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance, gone lebatardshow. Lebatardshow with stugatz on the take it all. Free. Before we get to Chris code point about case keenum, whenever that was certainly interested in finding out what it is. We've been fighting the entire commercial break feel taking crazy pills in here. You are. Everyone say red bull. Everyone thinks that this is a close rate is I'm hopping on okay now, it's on Greg's terms by the way because Greg is the one the disadvantage here. So Greg choose the time of this race the great races on okay for those just tuning in and lack the context I'm flying up to Orlando to maximize my time in Orlando for the big weekend. Now that it's been moved up against been moved up week between Miami and Florida eye employ because our forcible flights. I wanna spend four hours in my car because that's just another three hours that I can have in Orlando with the boys, but not really though, I'm in a room where everyone thinks Greg Cody could possibly beat me. If you dro- they're making step out of your house and step in plain air. The flight is thirty minute. Now, you're there's a lot you need to take into account for number one. It's gonna take probably like half an hour to get to the port. If you're leaving from KENDALL. It'll take you maybe like half an hour, forty minutes at the airport. So that's forty minutes. Let timing leaving here at twelve thirty Mike's leaving the studio at twelve thirty to head to the airport. Catch a flag Fort Lauderdale. No leaving from here. Oh, Fort Lauderdale. Yeah. That's a long drive so Greg. It's also Greg leading Clive minutes. Greg Greg is leaving plantation at twelve thirty to head toward Landau. The question is who gets to Orlando? I the guy leaving Miami to catch a two pm flight where you'll end at three. So you have like an hour of Suming. There's no delays. There could be delays. Just like there could be traffic, but he's leaving at twelve thirty. So you say three and a half hours from Broward, that's four o'clock. So he gets head to Landau at twelve thirty to the airport. Right. Okay. When you leave him just really, I think. You said your landing at three it takes twenty minutes to get off the plane. It takes half hour to get there. That's three forty five four o'clock. He if he it's no traffic. He's getting there around the same time. If you get a car starting my commute at twelve thirty when I'm heading to the area your trip is starting then you're leaving work to head to your trip. He leaving. It's actually so you're saying he shouldn't be able to leave until visit competition. I'm not leaving until one fifteen just approve my point that this is all possum, no twelve thirty time. If you wanna risk missing your flight, you bumping on my flight to one thirty then. All right. But then you're gonna have to leave earlier in Greg. It's leader. Mike agree with like a nine and a less. Stressful day though, I think an hour flight sit in an airport for half hour. And then you're all you're in Orlando. No mine is the la- stressful. Because all I've got to do is go on a straight line Orlando. I'm gonna be bone. The Jack Jack Kerouac exactly I didn't know that rhyme. Well, yeah. A little bit. But traffic does not cooperate that Uber's will be notified that this is going on and Greg will have. Yeah. We'll let them get an escort. Oh, no. There has to listen to this. Yeah. That's state troopers. They want to be involved in this great race. Let us know give great escort. I'm going to be there in half the time way with us not even close to half the time the first time of this gorge service. Babe baby, you can still soaking the airport some right happy. You know, what that happened to me on my flight back from Atlanta recently my flight was under two hours and my flight actually missed the landing because a wind kicked up. So we had to go right back in the air, which messed up the that never happens in a car. It really doesn't I land Jarrett. Everytime. Traffic also doesn't happen in the town runaway. Wade through a nice stretch member. You had a run of terrible wrong. If there was no traffic in the skies air, traffic control wouldn't be things. They really the landing. You have more. You have more variables than I do. For example. You think you land around time landing you think your head? And then you're lying at Hertz rental car. You're standing behind one hundred and fourteen tourists you're in control hesitated. I'm not renting a call. You're on red bull. You're shouting tourists to hurry up. Have you ever tried to finding an Uber at an airport is the worst it is annoying? Although Orlando isn't that I taught me do a cab most of the time I'll pay the fee. I don't air sing why they've made it. I think it's the taxi industry, and lobbyists, honestly that make it so difficult. Yeah. We have one meeting zone, and you have to go seven miles on the seventh floor of the parking just wanna be close like New Orleans, Billy. It's horrible getting a new New Orleans. Well, I thought it was in another state that was an issue over wasn't cooperating with but Greg's the pilot of his own car. What if you're gets lost or something you're not in control of any of that stuff? Why are you extending all the ridiculous hypotheticals to the person? That's just traveling in the air. It's not an he has to deal with so many he's in control of them. And I behaved like a pilot when I'm on a long trip. They're gonna make announcements to myself in Texas role. I think I'm in the middle here. I think I can see both sides really the one in the middle. Amid either of you have delays you probably get their half hour quicker. And maybe I'm willing to give you that. But you're paying a much more substantial fee for that half hour of time that you're saving. Yeah. But you are saving a frustration of just being and traffic for four hours. There is some benefit to that. I enjoy driving. I'm really frustrated when behind the wheel I do wanna get a captain's hat a commercial pilot's at. Where would I get one of those little city pro Bono. No, you wanna go. You wanna you wanna? Okay. I'm on it. I think what's happening though is the great race gonna have it or not. I'm not gonna play your game is the great race gonna happen. It's you know, it's gonna go through layers of red tape. But we think we can make it were and you're saving so much more money too. Because every time you get a new going to pay for that. It's going to be like flirting to leave the airport. You're probably you're going to get there. Not only faster. It's going to be less stressful for you because you get to choose your own music. Do whenever you want beautiful. Hopefully, I can get there the cover my lodging and guess saying it's cheap flight. So it's probably a little over one hundred. I'm just guessing Galler. Wow, also variable here Miller lite guy. Guess who's going to be drinking Miller lights on the plane? Guess who get Selanne not have to worry about the driving business whose catching their Miller lite, buzz sooner? I know I have a bad reputation believe it or not I can go for hours without a Miller lite. No. He's just saying benefit vacation starts earlier for me than it does. No. But I'll sensibly I'm not on a vacation trip on a business that never stops does university of Miami, Greg and that never stop. You. I do my drink and half of the game. Not before except on rare occasions, right? Especially Cajuns to Chris Goethe's point about case keenum transition is this wait before we get to that. Is this going to be like the biggest game of the weekend? It's going to be big deal is going to be a big game yesterday. Yes. Okay. Game or not a ba- game. Oh, it's a huge game. All right. So huge game. What if the president decides to go then you're going to be in the airport for our our? I've actually been on the road in Orlando while president is driving by me. I saw the limo with the presidential flags and that delayed me two hours. Wow. So this could be a close one depending on what time the president lands for this game. Who's going to be more delayed by the president? Yeah. It is going to be a massive game. It's going to be a ratings struggled at the university of Miami, always rates. Well, this will be a part of a daylong celebration of one hundred fifty years of college football the only other game that they is. I think resign a Hawaii is a seven o'clock start. This is actually this is actually a really good thing for the university of Miami. If. They perform well in this game. Because then you'll have a week's worth of Miami's back talk. Who do we think it's going to own the crowd because that's pretty arguable? Right. I think Florida. Proximity. The Orlando citizens that just wanna go see a big game. They're likely Florida fans. But I think the university of Miami is going to have a very strong contingent. I was very pleased with the turnout in Dallas, even though LSU seems have a home game in Dallas every year, the turn from the university of Miami was very strong because there are expectations and Miami fans hate Florida more than any other team is more fiercely hated rival than Florida state for those that are not familiar part of the reason is because for two is afraid to play the university Miami because they play in what's perceived as more difficult conference university of Miami would be down for this game every year that is a fact that adds to the rivalry are they afraid or do they just play such a tough schedule that doesn't really make sense. That's a rationalization they're afraid to play the university. Pretty rational reason not to play them. I was just going to note that. Many is deserves enormous credit for instantly reigniting enthusiasm in this program. Because you remember how last season ended. And then Mark Rick quits and Diaz has already left for temple in at that moment. It granted it was just a few hours. But that was a low of lows for canes fans, and and look at now the new money, I'm recruiting class was bad rooting class. Yeah. I mean, but but now it's it's a quick turnaround. As a quick turn remaining with the transfer portal. They had obvious holes in this Rosser that they needed to fill in that was only way that they could fill that out immediately to ratchet up your expectations. Once again, Manny Diaz found a way, and he got the coveted coachie Sola coach away from Nick Sabin, right? Under his nose out. When does that happen? Even doesn't even know the coaches taken another job until he has a meaning. And he's asking, where's, Dan. Yeah. They own the transfer portal. I think they signed what for the top thirteen portal guys. And yeah, you can't it's irrefutable. They had the best tr. Transfer market at any team that was in there. Trying to work the portal nobody came away looking better than the university of Miami. Right. To your point about case keenum transition. So case keenum was traded to the Redskins. The Redskins were one of the rumor teams to be potentially interested in getting tannehill. What do you think Greg? This means for the future of Ryan tannehill that 'cause we looked it up. There's not a ton of landing. No, I thought one might have been Jacksonville because Tanta hill is better than Blake Bortles will agree on that. But you know, Jacksonville went otherwise. And and right now, there's not much of a I don't know, you know, the the dolphins are gonna have to release them. There's no trade market for the guy and tannehill is going to have to resign himself to taking a massive reworking of that of that outlandish contract and Wilton a hill, you know, lower himself to be a backup in his physical prime. I mean, there's a lot of interesting questions revolving around. Yeah. Ryan tannehill looks to be if he does not return here because out of all the options available to Ryan tannehill the best one I think you can really put up an argument against as best one sane here. But restructure here your structure here. He wants to play. I don't the these other available teams are drying up. Jacksonville was one. I thought Washington was the most logical spot arm. I think Ryan tannehill is going from a guy who started here for several years and was actually worth the draft pick improved himself worthy of that pick to now being a backup in the league. Yeah, he's a he's a good stopgap option for Miami. He's a good bridge to the twenty twenty draft. I'd rather have ten Hilton case keenum. You know? So he would too. I thought that was weird decision. I guess the the compensation that they've obviously had to put up feelers. Maybe they didn't. I don't know. But. Op gap. He's been the stopgap. Like are you trying to tank if you're trying to Tang you need to be worse than tannehill? Right. But well, that's true. That's true. But what I'm saying one more year of tannehill would not be the worst option. I'm not saying I would keep tannehill and just roll with it and try to win games. And don't put all your eggs in this to a basket because you don't know two is gonna I mean, everyone thinks he's going to be great. But with these quarterbacks, you you never know for sure so it's so risky to put all your eggs in that. And Chris you're passionate dolphins fans. You're you're the most passionate in this room. Certainly I feel as more neutral observer that just wants good things for Miami. I happen to like Ryan tannehill like his attitude. I think he's been a good player kind of really bad for him due dolphin fans feel bad for this sort of situation because he's been a good player for them. And now he might be without a starting job. I can't believe how unpopular he's become. I have had to take earlier this year that I think he's an above like he can be the twentieth. Twenty-first twenty second ranked starter he can still be a starter. But every dolphin. Fan seems to have such a terrible perception of him. And they forget the fact that early on in this season when he had all his healthy weapons. This was gonna buff average often. But being the twenty first and thirty two team league is not a good certainly let good enough. But if you have I think you're also selling them short thirty starters thirty to thirty two starters. You can't like what do you mean? Like if you're one of thirty two that's not good enough. If you wanna make the playoffs. They haven't made the playoffs. He's supposed to be your franchise guy. You don't wanna but what are your thirty? You're better is it's not like the fifteenth ranked quarterback is just available all the guys better than him are locked up. So it's like I can either have the twentieth ranked quarterback or it can be have Brock Osweiler. I'll take the twentieth. It's pretty obvious. But having interesting what you're saying his are comparable to that of Matt Ryan when everything is clicking for Ryan tannehill. He's just a quarterback that needs a healthy offense of line in great weapons. Right. But if he's the twentieth ranked guy, he's he's probably giving United seven seven and nine eight eight every year, which is preventing you from drafting some. When that can get you in the top, which has been the case. But I feel like, but if we just cut bait is what they're saying. But with with you get out, but the talented the Marlins had they were probably the twentieth ranked team, and you didn't want them to get rid of all those good players that were making them like when they had the best outfield and baseball they still were never a top team. And yet you wanted to keep those guys baseball football different, very different. But I'm just saying tannehill. He's he's good. He's he's okay. The the frustration that leads to fans negative feeling about ten hill is a cumulative thing it dates back to decades. It's an accumulation of mediocrity that started in the early nineties or actually in the early two thousand or less playoff season was what two thousand and one. So we're going on twenty years of of not winning of just being average of being mediocre antennae. Does the perfect reflection of that for seven years we've been going? Well, you know, he's not bad. But he's not good enough. Is you ever gonna get better? You know, and it's just been the same. Conversation with Taylor. He's a tremendous avatar for what this franchise is really now. Ryan tannehill right now if you have a measure backup quarterback, you're in great shape. I want him as my backup quarterback. He leaves them. Because Baker Mayfield wouldn't totally nuke my season because I have such faith in my bed. I mean, he would be one of the top five top three backup quarterbacks in the league. But as your starter, he does not have a track record that leads you to believe he's gonna lift the surrounding team donlevatar, Dan shut the bleep up you fat. Cow smelly pig fat face lard move back to Cuba at teams excessive. You never lived in Cuba. That's true. Still got was born in Jersey City, actually, got helping. Yeah. I was there for the first couple years of my life your dark secret that you are what you hateful. Well now. Wait a minute. That's not fair. Well, I am what I hate. When I was a two year old. I was much like that fan base screaming yelling and pooping my pants. Show with stugatz on the ticket. So we were talking before the show on tomorrow, Greg, and I and our wives are going to a concert, the BBN t center, Mike happens to be going to the same concert and Mike was in here doing something that was kind of bothering me because I'm going to the concerts Maher. He's looking up the set list, and which I kind of feel is ruining. It's kind of spoiling. It's a spoiler alert. You wanna be surprised, and it's not that surprising because Mike is he's a concert pro. So this is like his thing. And is this thing that most people who go to a lot concerts, do is a popular thing. I don't I don't know. I haven't really talked to anybody about it. I also like being surprised by a set list. But I like knowing that I'm going to be surprised by these apprised by settlers, if you look it up like you can't no you're gonna know of I'm going to be surprised or not how they're certain. This is a large scale tour. We're gonna Blake Shelton show. And it's actually really interesting way. He's laid out his show, and I wasn't excited for the show. This was a gift for my. Inlaws? I know maybe about seven Blake Shelton songs a little lovey dovey for me. I do like country music. He's not exactly my type the the way. You're you might set up the way he is doing the show in that my ruin it for him. Like is it? Well, look, it's a really creative way to show it. Yeah. It is it what does it go heroes and friends or it's basically Blake Shelton and friends, and he has he has like openers, but not in a non traditional sense. The Bellamy brothers are on with that you love flow of that song. But the person that opens this concert is Blake Shelton. And he does about eleven songs and the Bellamy brothers come in and trays Atkins as a little portion loved trays egg. Yeah. Honky-tonk Dominic dunk men. There were aligned actually Blake Shelton is is the person on the on the Bill unleashed looking for him. Not a big Blake Shelton fan. John Anderson is going for okay? So John and Eleanor wind. Join in John Anderson has a portion in the show, it's actually. A really inspired way. It got me excited to see a show that it wasn't very excited to see it because he's weaving in all these other acts. I'm like, what is what is this Blake Shelton place? Thirty seven songs, I only know six or seven of them. But it's actually he joins some of the other accident, and it's really cool way to do a show and I got excited for it. But it is the same set list every city he goes to so it's just mapping out. Okay. But if you don't look that up. It's a new set list to you, exactly. I mean, it's a new settlers to me regardless because I haven't seen this show. Right. I was super bummed. I saw 'em happy. I did this because I saw Tom petty and an amphitheater and in Tampa, which was sort of a hometown show form, but it was one of the only Tom petty tours where he kept the same settlers the experience was different enough. And he passed away a few months later, so super happy to do it. But I was bummed when I plan my travel around this. It's the same exact set. Listen, I like seeing a band I prefer to see a band of changes it up night by night. I'm a huge Jack white van Jack white goes into a. Show without a settling at all. He just reads. Is that your though that's what he says. That's what he says. I take him at his word. And when you watch him, you do see him actually put his hand to his chin and try to figure it out. And you see how confused the rhythm section is to try to pick up on what he's going to do. It's actually one of the more fascinating parts of watching him live. I'd imagine that he has like six or seven different like ways he'll go. And like tonight. I'm feeling this way. I I saw him enough on the lab Jack White's not saying like, you know, what the crowds really feeling right now, LA Bamba. Let me play that. No. He has his songs. He's going to go to it's a it's a song from his catalog, but it could rock Lebombo, by the way could really could you catch on maybe some patterns here, and there like certain songs he transitions that he prefers to but he has like three options for everyone song. It's actually a fascinating way to watch his show. I'm not insulting Blake Shelton. How he goes about it. I think he found really inspired way to do the show with the set set. Listen every city that was like a great format. I'm actually looking for a more. Now that I know the format the. Well, then there you go, right? You wanna know what song number nineteen is? Because we could tell you. I hope it's would you catch a falling star by John. I can't one benefit to looking up a set list before a concert is you know, when you go to the bathroom. That's what I'm talking about that now that I could see there's a benefit that is what I use this put you don't want an artist up there by himself because everyone's in the bathroom during that. So but there is a fear objective though. Everybody has different you guys ever had that fear during concert where you're running up to the bathroom. And you're and there's just this fear. I'm going to miss the best song neck go before you leave the house, but because really long time because you're drinking beers or cocktails and your bladder just works on a different schedule doesn't always cooperate. This is actually the primary reason why look upset list to know if I can actually go to the bathroom, and there's certain stretches of this play Shelton show that I know I can go to the bathroom and shorting it song nineteen I'm gonna be there for a good forty five minutes. I'll be going to the bathroom during Blake Shelton. Because I think the only song of his I can name. Doesn't he sing about looking old red dog or something like that? He I mean, he has a few hits. There's more hits of his that. You don't realize hit would probably know. But not no problem. Yeah. Wow. That sounds like a Kenny Chesney song who Jimmy Buffett. I actually like Blake Shelton when he's talking about when he's singing about drinking and being on the beach. He doesn't do that enough. He sings about level of how do you feel about what your musical legacy is though when all Greg Cody can offer you isn't isn't there a song about an old red dog? Well, I think it is. Right clifford. You understand what I'm saying? Go all read or in his grad or sounds like it's Clifford. In his defense. He's a country artist. He's throwing something out there that about fifty percent country artists have song about an old dog. Well, that's true in a pick up and taking and toes in the sand. And we get the can we get Terry Bradshaw. Song? The last word in lonesome is always me. He has a country song. Terry Bradshaw has a country. Great seidel. The last word in lonesome is me in a brilliant. Idle countries on is this. This is accurate. Dan. What do you think would would win an array like a great Raith between Greg driving Orlando and Mike flying Orlando if they left the exact same time like Mike driving to the airport getting Greg leaving to Orland while he leaves for the the reason it's in a right questions because of how the Miami airport is what a banana Republic it is. How often you're going to have things delayed and screwed up while Greg's just driving. Right, right. Well, I'm leaving out of. Okay. We're ignoring the fact that Miami traffic and be screwed up. I guess okay. So. So I'm leaving out of Fort Lauderdale. You gotta drive from leaving out of our to if I have to if I have a three hour drive in front of me. I will take it ahead of any flight four hours might be a little difficult, but I will take a three hour drive. Head of any flight walking through an airport carrying my bags any of that. But what do you do with a what do you do with Orlando, which is about three and a half hours away? That's tipping point Orlando, but I'd drive faster than most people. I think the point of this is that it's a close race like Mike, you're acting like you're definitely going to win the other thing too. My is those planes are unpleasant. Like a lot of if you're playing random ball on on south west. And I don't know. But I sometimes it's almost some- sometimes though, it's one of these twelve cedars that you get stuck on American Eagle fly. Understood but I'm going on south west flight, which is a random grab bag, but I- sensually take off. And as soon as I reached cruising altitude. I'm landing I'm gonna find somebody on your flight and pay them to like pick a fight with the flight attendant. So that it causes a delay? And take off I think I can do. I think I can pull that I'll give you one Mike. I'll give you one. I'd prefer to take a boat to the Bahamas than a plane because of the number of delays and things that happened in the behemoth airport, but you're also liquid. That's a Heyman fun. Yeah. Did you say Bahamian did I the human behavior? Well, yeah. Please don't make them say Nassau don't you Hainian? I thought I said he calls NASA. Nassau and Nassau NASA. It's weird with him. It's one of his tics. How many do I have on a lot of them? By the way, Greg. I found an old American more lines pilot hat yet. You have a preference on what airlines this had American would be great twenty five plus shipping. What about United though? I'll take a fake. Okay. I wanna ten dollar hat. Greg. United would be fun. Good, Dan, great, wants pilots hacker. His drive for the great row. The show pay me that what are the stakes of the great rail. We gotta come up with steak. Steaks and the great race. This is not a grill. I'm flying there. We've said that Greg should set the time of the race because you know, he's at the disadvantage because he's in a car. So he should be able to choose what time they leave at. Well, that depends on Mike flight whenever he leaves his house for the airport. We've already got out of my driveway leaving here at twelve thirty. So you can leave Broward at twelve thirty right there you go. Around thirty four and Mike is landing around three. So it just depends on all his from there. And we gotta have monitors to make sure I don't leave early. And you know, make sure he's not paying off the pilot drive fly faster. You know, I do I know that. Good point. Twenty two. I salute you for selling anything like Cody throws, so many dead fish out there that you just offering him the it's a good point was good work by you as a teammate as a team seconds before with the microphone off. I just looked at critical. What good point good point? You know, he knocks on the pilot door. Oh, flip the guy twenty and says, you know, what instead of going three seventy three eighty twenty break may make. Yeah. All sorts of this seems a little asinine to me. But I'm happy that I brought a lot of you over to settling dot FM. There was a bit of a life hack old school. Greg, Cody whose as old schools against especially with his concerts saw the benefiting going online and researching what the settlers might even if I know the set list, I'm still going to enjoy the concert that doesn't ruin it for me. Like, I'm going to see Elton John a week from Saturday. And I know what is list is. It's not gonna bother me, you know, by the way era music snob. Mike, you must know that Jack white in the records of United Iraq on cancer back together. No, I know they're playing Australia have enough that US story. And you know, what they go by Australia tours, the saboteur which is ridiculous, by the way. Well, they got a friend in the band. You don't have a friend in the band frenzy bother in the band, your lawn friends with with Brennan, he and I go way back didn't he relationship threaten? Yeah. Unauthorized Twitter account in a stormy relations story ever, hold on wait a minute. Wait a minute. Tell the story, please. Because Greg cody's need to tell everybody publicly about whatever's happening privately to bring attention to himself, of course, has infiltrated even Jack White's ban his best friend's son, my dad's best friend son is Brendan Benson who is an established musician. He had his own band. He's he's been in a band with Jack white the raconteurs if you if you listen to the raconteurs to vocalist, Jack White's things on about half the songs and Brendan Benson's of Oakland on the other good didn't have a real big Twitter account. So my dad took it upon himself to make the Brendan Benson Twitter account, and he was good with it like promoting stuff, blah, blah, blah. Whatever happened a year after he started it. He got an Email from Brendan Benzes people saying we got this. You can stop and parenthetically. I got him from zero to eight thousand. Followers in a couple of years his management took over the Twitter account. They just now years later, they just now hit ten thousand. I was gold with that Twitter account. But you know, what did you write though that really set them over the edge? I don't remember what was it that you wrote that they were like, we don't like well, of course, when I made a road trip to see him to visit him and go to one of his shows and have dinner, and blah, blah, blah. And I got to tore his house and see his home studio, and blah, blah, blah, and I took photos, and I wrote in my blog, I wrote like a big long blog article about this guy. Always Billy always. All my way, they're going similar. He doesn't learn goading puts everyone in Hong doesn't ask permission? But take faith in the fact that it's not just you. I'm not picking on you. I do get no solace from that, Mike. I cannot tell you how mad I it's as angry as I've ever been at Cody. He brought me cody's bed friend has said. So by his own definition for a long. Yeah. How's that bottle tequila got you by the way, brought a bottle of tequila from Mexico? The person twenty nine dollar bottle what the first four dollars the first gift that he's gotten me conversion pesos US dollars. The first gift he's ever got me of any sort. And it's because he felt so bad about writing a newspaper article in the Miami Herald in which he gave away every single thing that Pat Riley said in an exclusive interview to wet the appetite. That's why the ratings for that show were Fendt, my my listeners credited my article, we're ratings for that. Fantastic. Making things they were great. They really were have no idea were buffo, regardless. Put it on the poll at lebatardshow. How old are you? When you use the term buffo and also put in oh Aguirre doesn't today. It's I only use it heard it used in that context. It's variety term also phrase. However, you want to phrase the great race, which is find out who the people think will win this. Well, we don't need the poll we're gonna find out in real life. Thank who's gonna get close who's going to get to Orlando faster, Mike in a plane or Greg Cody and a car put it out there. Like, then he's I beg of you. Details matter devils in the detail. I'm taking a plane you're taking a car will leave at the same time. I'm going to beat you because it's a twenty five minute flier. Not you're not balling, the Jack Orlando in a straight line like Jack, Jack, Jack Jack kep on the Jack Jack Kerouac, Jack. How about that about that? Cool cat. Seriously Bothell hasn't been said since a sock hop in the fifties. Nobody said it. What's auto? It means really good. Like like variety would have a headline like, you know, Titanic Boffa opening weekend. Oh, so it means. Buco? Now, I don't know the origin of the word. It's B O F F O just like its own country of origin. Please. Buffo mania. I dunno. Okay. Okay. Now, really having a bad day. It's a struggle. Oh, that's not good. You're doing great on air, so far, grit and perseverance carrying me through Cussing guile. He said that he slept one hour last night that Alison said to me on the way in she said to me Greg's really not feeling well, he's had it bad night. And I'm like, go home, and she's like, no, he's been okay. On the air of. Okay, allison. But while the issue is like what difference? Does it make he's bad? Whether he's healthy or not.

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Hour 3: 5/1/20

The Paul Finebaum Show

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Hour 3: 5/1/20

"Cried Passion and pageantry of College Football Leaves Keer the Paul Finebaum. Show our three podcast. We welcome into the back to the program busy one already with Justin. Thomas The PGA Star joining US earlier. We also talked to Mark Fan Fan of Wada on his investigation into the the billions and we're talking tens of billions that have already been lost by all types of sports will talk to the athletic director at the University of Miami here in a couple of moments. Ron is up next. Hey Ron good afternoon. This is not why I called. But the headlines and Yahoo says sec going rogue and college football and play. Games in the fall were anybody else does or not well. That's not exactly what he says. Well I just read the Article. I know I know what article means. I don't know what the headline says. The article is essentially about something that the commissioner said the other day where he would not necessarily a wait for everyone else at the. Sec could play if someone else didn't rogue would be a rather dramatic way to characterize it but that's okay that's why. Yahoo's yeah but that's not what caught the guy earlier that was talking about all the billions lost. I think you ask a bank question. What's the chance of getting this money back right? And I didn't quite get his answer. I think he indicated that depending on on the subject. Some of it is not is not. You're not getting the basketball money back. That's gone you're not getting a lot of things back now like this weekend the Kentucky Derby Can you get some of that back? Yeah but I'm willing to bet you that the Kentucky Derby November does not get the same attention would on a second okay so he was saying money. Lausd is is money loss and you might he is. He said that most of the money is gone. Just like the color of the Little League world series with that means to williamsport Pennsylvania. That would that mean so a lot of communities who have the sectional and Regional Games. You're not going to be able to get that money back okay. I kind of didn't quite get the full jester but one more thing and I would. I don't normally do this. But the gentlemen and again. I'm not a GM fan. I've been listening to your show. Way Back to the Birmingham days you national. You almost can't get in but I agree with the guy while ago there is nothing boring about GM call zero zero. I mean he is the most entertaining guy because he gets more people to react. And that's what this is they call in show Donald Build. Gmc go up but he's right when GM zone other than his bragging on the shelf. It is entertaining segment. Paul thank you run and I want to say this. This call is not about One or two callers. There are a lot of really great substantive calls that that occur on this program. So you don't have to be a flame thrower to make an interesting call. Bill is in Charleston. And you're on the air. Hello Bill you probably can't across the on unawares. Or How do you hear me? I'm doing great. Thank you for calling I say how do you hear me? Okay Here you great bill you sound you sound fantastic. All right Super Listen I love the story about Eddie Robinson. What a great story. What what a good man with a good heart and The right ideas and right ideals and I go back to. I've called before about this and I think we chatted and said that at some point in time we would have this revealed in some great detail. Because I'm calling about the Chapel Hill one more time. Sure fraud that was perpetrated on the academic community along with the the fraudulent used by the athletic department for Seventeen years. It's the damage thing I've ever seen in my life and Dan Kane reporter from the Observer in news and observer in Raleigh did a great job laying this stuff out Of course he was threatening nick with his life several times but sure but anyway I'd always happens. We always talked about the you know some time at some point in time we was appropriate. Bring this this out and lay it out. You not only have then came. But there's also a professor at the University of North Carolina who teaches Pre-revolutionary French history. Believe it or not who is teaching a course in In academic and athletic fraud basically it is using his school. Unc as the example. I mean it's just absolutely bizarre. Ncaa in the ACC done absolutely nothing to the University of North Carolina. They red herring is which What's his name was fired back in two thousand ten but totally unrelated to this issue is football issues primarily what was his name Bush remember? Unc He was Butch Davis was fired There were some allegations. I I don't know how it seemed like. He was sacrificed for no good. But that's a red herring. That has nothing to do with the issue of the fraudulent academics. Rosalie used by the athletic. Well I I agree with you and I said it. At the time on on on television I thought they got away with it and they spent twenty three million dollars in legal fees and essentially bar Roy Williams a farewell national championship. Because you could. Nobody's really talking about it but Because the tournament didn't happen but Last season To me was was a long time coming but I think I think more importantly the institution needs to be shamed in some ways. Well but let me stop you though bill. It's not I'M GONNA I'm GonNa just shoot straight. It's not going to be. They got away with it the NC Double A. participated and I remember talking to people that were involved. And you've heard me say this. I'm not trying to bore you but the bottom line is that the NC double a. Could not get around. Its own rules to sanction them. Well I think they absolutely bent the rules and broke them. I mean I don't know I'm not defending the NC double a. But the NC Double A.'s. Rules on on academic fraud are pretty narrow but Anyway University of Maryland President Bill. I need to ask you a question because we've had this conversation two times. What what what are you so interested in in in that particular story? What what what. What what motivates you to bring it up? Well I look at the wonderful example of of any Robinson did the right thing and said hey this is what I did. I did the right thing. And if he'd done the wrong thing he probably would've come forth. And and then the truthful honest about it you know and then we have this absolutely abusive university right Abusive System. That has never been properly sanctioned in any way by the or the ACC and by the swamp and his crew cowards you know and of course the links Wofford is directly to UNC. Somebody I would ask you. Just have Dan Kane come on and also the professor to come on and tell you what happened will bring. It will seem I. I live in the state. I'm pretty familiar with what's been going on there. I I've read some of those stories. Not all of them but I appreciate the call very much and all the best. Dan is in Houston Texas. Hello Dan Hey Paul how are you doing? We are doing great thank you. I just wanted your reaction from that news article that Texas with possibly opening up in the fall I did see that and the University of Texas is well. A lot of schools have announced that and Dan. I think that right now is we're things are going. I talked to a friend of mine today. Who has connections to another southern school? And they're doing it. I think as this moment There is a lot of optimism but I also WANNA be clear I. I don't think anything that someone says on the final day of April. The first day is really going to have any impact. If if things don't go well over the next few weeks I have to agree with you. I think it's a little bit too early to say we can open or not Just don't know what this and it's one thing to say you're opening it's another thing to open. Yes yes exactly exactly what? I think what's happened. Here is here it on this program every day and you tell me if you hear differently but I think there's a there's a there's a hunger right now there's an appetite for positively and we're getting a lot of it and there's reason to get a lot of it and I think I if I'm sitting there in college station or in Austin or in Tuscaloosa or anywhere else I'm probably going to say the same thing versus saying we're we're we're we're we're not going to open. We're going to wait because the public wants to get back to work. They want they want to get there. They want to go back to school. They WANNA get back to normalcy I I don't know any more than anyone else in terms of whether we'll be able to but but I think I think we all need optimism and hope well as long as as long as it can be done safely. I think that's the main thing. Yeah no I totally agree the problem. it's not. It's not it's not today it's a it's when when when everything starts to return and it's happening right now. Georgia's happening in South Carolina. It's happening in in in countless states. If things go well. We're on our way Paul. Well thank you very much and Really enjoy your show. Thank you so much for doing this. Show drought. All this crazy time. We're going through with Dan. Thank you I thank all of you because I think back to seven weeks ago today when we were doing it was the day after The entire sportsworld shutdown in the entire world. Shut down It was pretty dreary and we had a lot of very difficult. hours But I appreciate everyone for for sticking with us and supporting us and we really. We really feel good about where we're heading now Both here and everywhere else. We'll take a short break. The University of Miami Athletic Director will give an update from coral gables. And more of your phone calls at eight five five two four to seven to eight five listening to the Paul Finebaum. Show podcast and we welcome you back to the program. And we're always happy to check in with Blake James. He is the athletic director at the University of Miami Blake. Thank you for being with us. This has been trying for everyone. We certainly hope you're doing well doing well. Staying healthy families good We're doing our part to Helping into this A pen down the yeah. I think everyone Unusual unusual for for intercollegiate athletics. For everyone to be on the same page but let me just talk a little bit about the Odyssey of these last seven weeks For for your you and your program. And especially the the athletes that make up The University of Miami. Yeah just You know I get crazy times Unprecedented you know if you turn back the clock. I don't think any of us On March I would imagine where we are on Bass I A completely different experience And again one where we've all just you know really put everything aside and and really focused on doing our part to bring into this pandemic and it has been a different experience for our students in the in not being in the classroom. I guess we'll see being in class online And and just really working with our academic people in our coaches and just you know everything that has has gone into the the last Fifty some days just spend A whole new experience and one that just continues to evolve blake. No one is prepared this. I like there's a template for for what to do something like this so when when things started shutting down we were in the middle of the basketball tournaments. What happened and how? How did you organize not only with your own immediate staff but with your coaching staff and and and everyone included in in the program but if one of the benefits that we have Paul is again given our location. We have a great emergency response team on campus because we have to deal with hurricanes and so some of the issues that we deal with with hurricanes Were able to equate and so well we. We didn't have an experienced a leadership group in dealing with pandemics although our president having been a part of the World Health Organization a dealt with four so we did have that experience We did have a lot of structure in place in terms of Getting kids off campus eating kids that are on campus and moving them into different dorms and and doing different types of things but as he said there was an experience that anyone gone through and so it was a lot of communication. I think really looking back to a lot of the situations that we go through when we do deal with hurricanes here in Miami and the university and and what are the protocols we use and how do we communicate with the kids and and the messaging to the coaches and and really making sure at the end of the day which is what we're all doing. All around the country is is really taking care taking The actions needed to really protect the safety and wellbeing of of our students in our staff and ultimately it leads to conversations I'm sure Talked to a number of AD's we're communications. Not only with their own people but with their colleagues within the ACC. And I'm sure without a very structured schedule that that you and everyone in your league goes through Just in terms of sharing sharing information and looking at The Future Oh. Yeah what were were in. Regular communication as the We have we have calls twice a twice a week and in the ACC and There's a lot of good information share their then. Obviously you have you have other calls What's up committees and and really looking at a lot of modeling because again at the end of the day. No one knows exactly what June one July one August. One September one on is going to look like and so Whether it's modeling for campus in terms of the budgetary impact to to modeling with with Conference colleagues and conference staff on what what are false sports seasons look like and and where does the Kerry from there? And how do we again create the the best experience possible? All of our students. You mentioned Fiscal responsibility and that that seems to be an issue. A lot of a lot of programs are are dealing with. Certainly Miami is a is a is a is a university that that's well endowed and has great Not only National but international reach. But you do have to be prepared and I know there's no easy answer to a question that type of federal but how how do you prepare for the unknown? Sir Speak Again. It turned into five different budgets to be honest with you. We had to turn into campus back in February Our staff has worked on four different models. From what does it look like? Play without fans in the stands to if we didn't have a season to what I'll call a social distancing type model where we reduced our our revenue seventy five percents to model that if everything goes great from Mayford forward and data open up and again. We're seeing that across the country that some states are starting to open up and you know hopefully kids come back to campuses and all those things. This is still going to have a significant impact in the Miami market. We've been shut down now for A good month and a half and so we have to recognize. There's GonNa be people who haven't had jobs for a long time. It's going to be just aren't comfortable going back into a stadium and so again just looking at all those different variables but as as you said. We're not sure exactly which one is going to be so in many ways we gotta be preparing for for all of them and recognizing there's probably one we're not thinking that that might end up being the one that we have to end up in a best case scenario. I think We all want to go down. That road The best case scenario would not provide for a A A heavy populated stadium. Would it not and I'm sure that present issues for you and literally every other Athletic director in the country. Because if you think I'm wrong stopped me. But it's hard to imagine stadiums being full if we have games in September or October and I think it's the only thing I think it's it's hard to know because As we as as we have people who are really smart and dealing with us and and I'm I'm not an expert in any means but as our experts are dealing with this as they get us for more information on testing and in antibodies and looking at all the different variables that go into it. What is it gonNA look like in in September and beyond? I'm not sure I think it's it's too early to tell like. I said I think we have to continue to look at all all all the different variables But I you know I I. I know that there'll be some people who are uncomfortable. Probably in in going into two stadiums for for some time. And that's that's a reality. I think wealth deal with but I do think there'll be a lot of people that that WANNA get back out and want to have college football in college sports and and just The eldest in have that can rotary of the community around their team. And so again. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA follow the lead of of the the government officials and our our our leadership on campus on doing what we have to do to create the the right environment from safety and wellbeing for not only our students but our fans if that means that we don't have fans in the stands for whatever reason that's where it'll be and if it's one where we can it up and And have people there. I know our partners with the Dolphins and hard rock stadium or taking variety different steps to really make it a better experience from a safety and social distancing perspective I fans and I'm confident we'll have is as good experiences. They're able is is able to be in the in the country and and again we'll see where it goes. Boy finally not and I realized so many of these hypotheticals but That's that's the world we live in but I is there a date. You and your colleagues are looking at a date that you need to have an answer by before you can start Labor Day weekend well and I'm sure you've heard it. You put out there. Acc put forward a six week plan. Which would have US starting with football around July twenty fifth If we're going to start on time and so if you're going with the question of for us to start on time When do I think we need to start again? I think that six week plan to get re-acclimatisation period for the for the guys recognizing that have been on campus training to the same level have been with us and so to have that period to to get their bodies ready to play the game and then also to to strategically as a team to be ready That's what we've discussed with our coaches and put board. I don't know if that's what the NCAA will end up approving or not. That's still to come but going with the idea that something along that line Is approved stepping back from there again. We'd like to have it sooner rather than later but you know I think probably people can make it. Work is the latest having a Nelson sometime in July. Let's hope I really appreciate it. We certainly appreciate your time. I know I know these are almost impossible questions. Dancer so apologies for for throwing hypotheticals. But we're all interested in anything we can find be. Well thanks for coming on black really appreciate it appreciate all you do for the for the game and happy to be on the show. Thank you always a pleasure by James. The athletic director at the University of Miami. We have a lot more to do on a Friday afternoon. Your phone calls or next you listening to the Paul Finebaum. Show podcast if not we are back with more calls. Here advances in Georgia Havens Good afternoon payment. Love love talking. So you're Paul. Thank you Vince You know our governor here opened up the state on Friday which wasn't force and they WANNA go to work he's saying you could in certain venues guy from Colorado did the same thing but he doesn't get much press. You know what the roads that I live on is a fifty five hour road and Paul. You'd never think anything ever happened. People are everywhere really. They're just. They're so happy they you know they did the fifteen days start with. They did the thirty minus one and they've had enough so I got a state I well. I'm terrible about this Paul. I've got a prediction and I promise you this if I'm wrong I will call up and admitted okay. If I'm right I will not go look. I think they're stadium will be packed. Starting the season. I think people are so itching for sports that they don't know what to do. Which by the way my opinion these are just opinions Paul if College football shutdown. This country's got a lot worse problems than football. Things will be really really bad. They just my opinion the other thing I was GonNa say is if I was Clay Helton I would hope that the restrictions California say so strict that they can't leave per se 'cause come opening day Alabama's GonNa absolutely destroyed him. I agree with The only thing I'll say about I appreciate your enthusiasm. The the the only thing I will offer in relation to your thoughts about the stadiums I am going to be very surprised based on everything we hear and we talked to different people. Every day that they're they're going to let stadiums be full initially so much trying to parse words here but that's what I keep hearing from everyone that we talked to if they're in charge of that. I can agree all but I'm telling you that attitude that people will be. I'm free. No I listen that part I agree I think People I mean I've never been through anything remotely like this and I doubt unless people were alive. Thirty eight years old and he's never been through during World War. Two you could you could. You could go out. Yeah no I thank you for the call even during the wars You you might not be able to go out at night in London. Because they were getting bombed but you could go out in In Atlanta. Thank you for the call. I hope you're right. Bob Is up next. Bob Is in Alabama. Hello Bob Hey thank you for taking my call. I don't think anybody Has talked about this so my question is with the virus situation coaches entering the season on the hot seat. Are they going to get a pass? The new coaches in the SEC. If they have a season like the previous Arkansas coach Are they going to be put on the hot seat? I'd be curious about your comment. Yeah I mean I would think that coaches are going to get more leeway especially those with big buyouts in the middle of the national crisis the idea of school paying ten to twenty million dollars to get rid of a coach. I think is unlikely. Okay thank you for that. One last question thinking about Alabama with their quarterback situation two thousand nine Greg mcelroy Wednesday national championship as a game manager. You think that Coach saving has moved on from that and and that Mac will have a short leash and he's not going to trust a gay manager as far as he did before. Or will he get plenty of chances? I think he'll get a lot of chances. For this reason Bribes young backup as the backup tongue. Lowest Brothers still around for now. I think You know missing spring hurt so I think that savors the incumbent significantly Dave is up next in Montgomery. Hello David Nice of you to call. Thanks Paul Hey I just wanted to find out does The the show have a best of Paul Finebaum. The reason I say that is As a collar There's a lot of people that call in and they talk about past events on the show And I just wondered is. Is there a a library that you go to and listening to old show or thought about Opening a segment with an old piece? That was Either funny or controversial that you can kind of catch up on what some listeners are talking about. We don't have it per se now I will say this there is. There are some sites out there. one in particular Believe that The domain is Finebaum Fan dot com. This talk to this guy before lately. He used to. He used to archive a lot of the older older calls older segments. We have never done it in the manner that you suggest. It's probably a mistake on our part but that one goes back a deeper into the past than anyone I've ever seen. Okay well I just you know I I listen to a rick and Bubba show and they have his historical shows and segments. And so yeah. I agree I used to I used to be. I used to be a regular on that show so I'm pretty familiar with with how they've done it. They've done it brilliantly I think when I when I left Birmingham a lot of that stuff. We changed companies although we're still affiliated it could probably be done and it's a good question on on why we never done it. I have to a question. It is a great one by the way before everything cranks back up. I agree I would be excited about it. Well I I would to. Thanks for the call in their writing. A anyone out there. Anyone else out there. Who does that just let us know? We're heading to a more of your calls. Eight five two four to seven to eight five. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. Welcome back We're taking your calls at eight five five four two two eight five and Chris up next. Chris could after name April Halloween. We are great. Thank you hey We'll talk about a subject I haven't heard much about or hardly at all is when sports do resume have have the Like the pro sports or college sports ever talked about reducing prices for tickets and concessions for all the people who have been Laid often you know furloughed or or anything like that. Yeah Chris. I haven't heard that mentioned because I don't think they number one no when their games are and secondly know how many people can go. But I my concern is what you just alluded to. I think the shrink the crowd at any at any big time university. It's going to make it even more difficult for normal fans To be able to go to the game. Well I know I know they were. You know your previous Guess we're talking about how they lost billions of dollars but I mean they only expect to make that up. You know with the regular prices when people have lost their jobs so I would agree. I think it depends on what we're talking about here in terms of major college football You know the money has not been lost yet. Some money has obviously but since we haven't missing a game the NFL in the NFL and college are the are the sports that have been least affected as of this moment because the their season and I know you know prices now are so high anyway. Some people can't get to go as it is and was people losing their jobs. It's going to be even harder to you know to even you know even with the six foot you know Distance and all that. And it's going to be hard to fill the stands with the prices so high anyway. I agree Chris I I Sports is already very difficult to manage. I say they're somewhat naively but a couple years ago. I went to An NFL playoff game. I was covering a game in the same city and wanted to go and I and I was dumbfounded. How much the tickets were. And that's that's if you can get one and To get to get a ticket to a major university you just can't buy them off to go to a ticket broker but To to be a season ticket holder you have to go through a lot of hoops. But you raise a really interesting point I'll say it's not just. It's not just ticket prices concessions as well you know. Why would hurry no matter where you went to a game? Marquee Biak and our up in New York this summer. We went to a Yankee Stadium and my jaw dropped a little bit. Because I'm not normally when I'm game I'm I'm in a press box. I'm not sitting in the stands so It it's it's a great question. I wish I knew how to answer your question but right now until we have a season. I'm not sure I can. Mike is up next in Kentucky. Hey Mike Hey good afternoon Paul afternoon to you. Yeah I didn't have much do last night. I've got three day weekend so I sat down and watched considerable film on Georgia's transfer quarterback. Jamie Newman okay What did you see that kids? Pretty Damn Good Paul. I'm telling you I was always like a slightly alarmed. I'd put him Above Kevin Mind. I mean I think as far as the rushing rushing aspect goes I think it's a dead heat but he you know they're both excellent. Athletes Watches game video from Wake forest excuse me from. He wasn't workforce wasn't yeah right. Yeah I mean I'm sure he's had some bad games. You know. I mean you know it happened but from what I saw him play Clemson. Yeah he didn't do very well against Clemson. Yeah no he didn't. I don't know where game you were watching but That was I was getting myself. I'll tell you Paul this kid. He's a big kid and if Georgia are using correctly thank. They've got something they can work with. I think in a run pass option offense. The pocket moves that will that will compensate for their inexperience up front. You know early in the year this this kids better than He's got the the the worst thing about in Paul's. He's got a workforce stigma batting everybody. He's a he's a great one athlete for absolutely. I think he throws receivers open. You know physical receivers gets a step. He's going to launch it I really like him. I mean You know if if Georgia uses incorrectly I think he's not surprised. A lot of people this year I I was. I came away with a different attitude. I I kind of had the wake forest. He played for wake forest attitude. Go Mike I talked to a number of people and they have said similar things to you. Hey thanks for the call. Ed is up next. Hey Ed hey respond bomb. It's an honor. Thank you very much. Thank you Sorry if I stumble over my words. I'm not real But I'd like to share a little story About my father passed away several years ago but before he did One thing we did talk about the most so we stay away from all. The drama was football and he's Kentucky and when he was alive Kentucky didn't have a very good team of course but You know I don't know what year it was but Ohio state went to the National Championship and He said you gotTa Come Home Washes Game. He said but that is so high auto races. Now listen son. I'm not making fun of anybody when I do that. They'll listen son you know. Kentucky don't have a good old good old team as you said but Ohio pretty close to Kentucky right on the Border Kentucky so Since the fan close says we're GONNA go ahead and we can go in Ohio state because we don't want Alabama to win but that was the two thousand fourteen season. What a great memory though that. When did he pass away right before I can't I don't remember years? Well I don't but it was I think that might have been the last game. We we saw with each other but It's an honor to show that memory with you and I appreciate you listen into it. But that was an honor of a father. Well thank you and I appreciate you sharing that you'd be well thanks for. Thanks for that I really do really really was Charles is up next. Hey Charles Charles. You're on the air so about Paul. Byu since the old post hill days. Oh well thank you. Hey I have a question for you here. You should know this. What do you think are the six most exciting words and sports? If you don't know I'll give you this. You need the I do. Yes okay What happens the first Saturday in May the Kentucky Derby Right? I don't know if it's little retinas. They think it's cheesy. They don't like tradition. What but now does ESPN. I know they have on all the other races but run for the roses that day but Xavi still do their onto the show. I believe the Derby is now on. Nbc Way Anyway. So yeah some of these people are They don't say and down the stretch. They come anymore. They hadn't said it in ten or fifteen years and I mean you sit there and you you you get chill bumps you spend eight honesty. Sometimes you HAIRSTON. I mean now. I have to agree. I grew up on Thoroughbred racing are covered it in my early part of my career. I've even been to to Churchill downs but that is a great moment Race announcers are the best. Hey thanks one more hour to go.

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Mike Leach

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

30:50 min | 11 months ago

Mike Leach

"Hello it's Dan Le Batard welcome again to South Beach sessions. We've been fascinated around here for a long longtime wanted to be the University of Miami coach with Mike Leach because he's an eccentric and ease himself. He's authentic. He's unusual Michael. Michael Lewis wrote a great story on him was so fascinated by this guy who gets these low star recruits and turns them into college football heroes throwing the ball all all over the place Gardner Minhsiu. The latest sensation comes from a Mike Leach. I quarterback to make it to the NFL and we've just enjoyed his general. Yam Simmering like for example. This is just the most recent one but we've been doing this for years with him. Where the reporters simply ask him to take all the teams in the conference and in their mascot and tell us how the mascots would do if it was a royal rumble well first of all what kind of mythical powers Sunday will have? We got to consider that what I'm going to say the wildcats out the Trojan Eze. Does he have a horse earthy on foot. Does he have a boa narrower just as soared the Bruin definitely formidable formidable another bear. They're at cal the tree I imagined that trees can get chopped down unless we're going to go with the bird and somebody might get picked or something something I don't know and then the duck duck might lose interest and just fly away and get out of there which may be good advice under the circumstances the Husky no chance the beaver now. We'll see how long that beaver can hold his breath the you again. We're back on horseback does does he ever Bowen Arrow. Did he trade for a rifle. I mean because if that you just got a rifle there's some definite problems and you know you'd have to get one of those. Harry Harry Potter activists to read up on you. Kill a sun devil because there's a lot of outside stuff. They're just as far as the beast alone Buffalo's GonNa be pretty hard to tangle with. I mean about Buffalo's utterly outstanding delete any amount well but but butch which is gonna be clear minded and crafty. I mean butch all butch. You'll find a way there's no question that Google find a way clear minded and crafty a combination the nation of stay out of harm's way and attack. When you get your your chances are you're openings so that's what we're hoping for here a little bit more of meandering mering Mike Leach each asking him some unusual questions because they'll answer just about anything and we're GONNA head down that path in a second but first Mike Ryan here to tell you a little bit about who's sponsoring South Beach Session sessions this week thank you Dan got. I can't wait for this interview. My only hope was that it occurred two weeks ago. Here's a word from our sponsor. It's Ziprecruiter. Hiring can be a slow process cafe ultra. 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AC H ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash rush beach ziprecruiter. It's the smartest way to hire so here. He is at three and two instead of three and because we should have done this interview two weeks ago Mike Leach Washington State Eight football code. We are such big fans of this guy. he is the Cuba Cabraha of the College Football World Difficult to doing snare different from all of his colleagues. I've been in love with him for many years. I don't mean to make this awkward. Mike Leach I wanted you to be the University of Miami coach. Michael Lewis went into your life and wrote about what a genius you were back before he was even big bad. Michael Lewis a thank you for making the time my hope for you too much. Hey appreciate being on. I'm glad you're thinking about me. I I do so much. It's uncomfortable how much I think about you. We played so much sound sound on our radio show from you talking about you know mascots in Royal Rumbles Aliens and big foods weddings. You've got opinions on everything I love the reporters. Keep asking you questions and bringing to light on new and fun east-central yeah they throw that me pretty much every week week or every other interview and you know heck. I figure I better tell it like I see it otherwise there'll be too much keep track of and get tangled up Klay. Don't say what I think. What kind of kid were you Mike. I think immagination I was always making something or doing something whether it be he like build some Fort Little rascals. It'd be a pretty good example me and my friends we build forts and of course we're in Wyoming and Colorado. Oh so you had some space to do this. Sort of thing we go camping or pretend we are camping when we're too young to actually can't pretend we're camping we'd play cowboys and Indians or Daniel Boone that type of thing we would you know not really. Gi joes but whether you know some kind of little figurines or something we would would get boxes and Kinda like doors and windows and like cow's like it'd be pretty elaborate to lead big houses castles for whatever characters we were messing around with. I Have Fun Memories of Childhood and kid and stuff like that. Did you get much trouble or have a lot of friends. Ah Little of both you know a little bowl and you know it was that time when there wasn't phones and machine so much kids and dogs when everywhere where you know what I mean I I've heard you give sermons about technology today and machines and computers. This was done in any way a part of your growing up. No they didn't have it then you know in the house she'd have one phone and the parents has to take it away if they didn't like the way things were going. You know I mean if you did accepting real seriously wrong. My Dad would just go through the itemized list of all his things that I wasn't going to US anymore. you're not. GonNa use my phone. You'RE NOT GONNA. Watch my TV however you can stay in my room that I provide for you then. Give you a list of chores. Listen stuff. You'RE GONNA do in lieu of all that you know like however you are. GonNa pay my shed wrote a lifeguard. You know it was outstanding. Eh I mean if he didn't like your behavior and make it inconvenient to death but you chest. Thanks you know. Did you let Gardner men Choubey himself in terms of flamboyant Uncle Rico at Washington state because you yourself have spent your entire professional life being yourself yeah. I definitely let him be himself to the Oakland. Retail is a good comparison. He almost be like if Burt Reynolds and Uncle Rico had a kid but that would be Gardner 'cause he does have a little smokey and the bandit any having you know but yeah I definitely did. I thought our whole team kind of drew from his personality and just just passion and excitement to be out there. How much of an outsider cider or you in the football world Mike because you don't think like the other coaches thing. They think you're Weirdo. I don't know I get along with everybody. The I don't think about it very often just Kinda plug away and do my thing but I have a lot of really good friends in the coaching world and like you go to the meetings attention. All you know you get to talk about things and we all face the same problems stuff so in doing that. I mean you get caught up in conversation stole kinds of people. They're pretty interesting. You know who's your best college friend who coaches among the head coaches who is the one that you're closest to. You know it's it. Kinda depends. Who's there nick role? Vich there at the Hawaii spend time with urban when he was in which he bounces in and out of it lately wait a minute Mike. That's that one surprises me you an urban. That's that's kind of like the preacher's son isn't it and then Kyle Wittingham I have known we both went to college at the same time and even though we didn't know each other college us in our wives know the same people that scene gene settings and the same things you know Urban Meyer though you win he being friends I do talk about anything outside of football because I think of urban is sort of a mercenary robot and you're the opposite of that yeah you could loosen him up. You know it is Kinda. Fun contrast contrast. Though are you someone who has still the pirate paraphernalia all over your office. You're still doing that. You have an actual pirate you last time we talked to you. There was not an actual pirate but a statue of a pirate Manikin a what's in the out of pocket. I have a lot of pirate geared my office. People seventy the stuff and so then I hanging on the wall or set it on the shell so the pirate thing Michael Lewis did an article on me and our team and New York Times magazine and then it turned out to be on the cover of New York Times magazine which goes worldwide we when he interviewed my players they talked about a speech that I given the team and in that speech I had a sword you know to kind of illustrate the point I'd actual the metal soared that I'm swinging around then how are we. I'm GonNa Sling our sword I mean. Are you going to be timid or you're going to be overly aggressive. Anada control or you're GonNa have good technique you know and in football your body's what is your sword you sharpen it in the weight room usurping it out there doing drills on the field and practice and and so when he wrote about that then pirates started from everywhere and that Pirate Mannequin in my office Bobby Knight and Pat Night Bobby Knight Basketball Coach Texas Tech Bobby Knight and Pat and I gave me that that pirates it stands in my office and it talks and kids like it and recruits like that but yeah so it looks like something off about pirates of the Caribbean so I guess in pirates stuff my office That's one thing about being attached to pirates not get some really good gear. You get like really cool flags. really cool t shirts. You'll get pirate. Manica talk sorts of good deal has has Mike Leach ever seen a ghost. You know I'll tell you I don't know if I have or not in for years and years and years 'cause you see this stuff on. TV and you know you go to these places that were allegedly haunted course I'd look for them and WanNa see him and I do believe that there's spirits appearance but I don't know how they manifest themselves and just 'cause people tell ghost stories have goes shows. Does it mean that that's the way the soul exists so to speak. It's almost almost like the ghost. Do you want to see their wives to you and they're not GonNa you know Sam and then if you if you don't WanNa see they'll show themselves to your for sport art but you know so. I'd never seen one always wanted to see one. I'll tell you there was this time though it my mother-in-law's house and my brother-in-law and a lot of similar experience okay so my mother-in-law and all my wife and her sisters they were all gone and he heard a voice down there and then it was in the same part of the house then that same part of the House I walked in and saw we would almost be like Kinda floating sort of across between like an Amoeba in a bubble floating through the air. It's like you could barely see it and it was almost like something was out of focus just a little circle in the air out of out of focus and I. It sounds like you have seen a ghost like it sounds like that goes. Just doesn't look like we're accustomed to seeing what goes looks like clearly. This looks like a bubble. Let me move and I think I may have okay and so then everybody comes back my mother-in-law it turns out that it was always buy furniture that had belonged long-term her mother-in-law that they'd captain brought from Missouri input there so the thought is that perhaps has something to do with her mother-in-law all but I mean I definitely seem the orb. You know sort of the floating orbs thing well. This really took a turn here because you denied any goes seeing scene moments ago and now we've arrived at a you know bubble orb thing well. What time is in a room that was supposed to be on it? I it was the Hotel Roosevelt and I got there late in. La Nights out recruiting and I'd wanted to stay at the Roosevelt because they just recently opened at the Roosevelt Hotel assists Grand Hotel in Hollywood where he's had Academy Awards Marilyn Monroe dived off the diving board etc so for decades. It was boarded up. I mean flat out boarded up the Roosevelt Hotel how about that and so then when is a Kentucky they'd recently presently opened the Roosevelt and so I've booked ahead you know it wasn't that expensive and is going to be. La Recruiting and I wanted to make sure I stayed at the Roosevelt so I get there and they say we don't have any more rooms. All our rooms are sold out. I go maybe sold out for everybody else. They're not sold out for me. 'cause I've had a reservation for two two weeks. You know the lady goes back and talks to the manager. You know whisper whisper. Talk Talk Talk. No we don't have any rooms I go. Hey I've had this reservation and and plus. It's ten thirty nine. I can't find another room and spell after recruiting in the morning I go. I'm GonNa Sleep in one of your ballrooms or or whatever or or if you have couches I kind of washed my face and whatnot in the bathroom but I I'm sleeping. You're somewhere and eventually they say well. We do have a room like what is it just forces versus room is supposed to have they said no they said but we've had some bad experiences with this for a long story short allegedly rooms haunted and people have had bad experiences in walked out of there and I said well I said look I go. I'll stay in the room. I mean if if it's some haunted thing either all a stick it out in their if I leave no harm no foul and I figured you know even even if I saw some it'd be worth it you know and then they reluctantly allowed me to stay in the room and it was a really cool room to it's it's an upper room right across from Mann's Chinese theatre and then you can look down the other end of the room all the way down Hollywood boulevard. You know it's like just as grand old rooms where it's like one where you walk in. There's like a sitting room an old fireplace you know in. La Actually had a fireplace in the room which I'm sure sure hasn't worked for years if ever like a bookshelf for these old books on it then you had of course your bedroom old school bid and then the bathroom had ten of that chicken wire design on the floor you know and the trouble is I didn't sleep very good in that room. I never saw ghost that lead in that room. You know hope to see some well. Maybe I'll see some hope to see something. Check to see something out. Then then I'd pretend to be asleep so the ghost would think think asleep and then and then I popped my eyes open trying to catch him trying to slip by you know never did see ghost screwed on scenic ghosted didn't like this room supposed to be so what is a wild night in key west look like for Mike leak. You know really where like about key. The West is key. West is is a great place. If you don't have any plea ends and you just go out and let it unfold in Key West. I Walk Everywhere Ride my bike. I've never had a car and key west and even when I lived in for two years. We've never had a car strictly bikes so you go walk around and ride your bike and you just let it unfold like I don't watch a lot of TV and key. West but you just go downtown. You know just take a walk and you'll see something you haven't. I haven't seen before but I want them. I want to get into the booze. I WANNA get into sitting on a stool with Mike Leach. I would think that that would be a lot of fun to sit next to Mike Leach a one of those stools they drink and with Jimmy Johnson. It's not as much drinking as it is. Just if you're sitting on the stool you sort of mingle and people people walk by or GonNa Captain Tony's a lot and just a variety of people that come and go you get to see that you get to meet to get to hear about or you know they've done this or i. It's just amazing like here's just a cross section on just a routine night. Okay somebody that's been shrimping for for a month and hadn't been in for a month just out on a shrimp boat when we lived there so we go to my kid's baseball game and sitting in the crowd. You might have a military fighter pilot you might have you know somebody. That's just moved over from Czechoslovakia. You might have somebody who's moved in from eighty just for a couple of years. This guy's Dad's shrimp. Oh operator. This one's a fishing guide. You know this one some Mama's a stripper. This one's dad is probably drug dealer but you don't talk about it very much. I mean it's just so diverse I mean in what you run across and people both from all different countries to the eastern bloc countries particularly the eastern bloc countries and various spots the Caribbean and you'll get into these conversations stations like just walk around. Maybe all of a sudden all right. Here's a navy seal and you end up getting a conversation with a navy seal. They don't really talk about you know their missions missions or anything but they'll talk all about what they do training wise things like that and in general similar things seen you know there is not a city. Mike there is not a the city in the United States that I think you fit in more with than key west name. It like just a city where your personality is more most likely early to get engaged in all the ways that you enjoy. You're stimulation. Is there a place better than key west that fits. Mike Lee kept trying to find one Hawaii's prettier but it's an early morning place and then again not quite a variety Charleston South Carolina's an outstanding place Atlanta's kind of cool well the best thing or cities where you can walk around in in Kinda experience stuff. You know where it's just in a car. It's very difficult looking looking out the windows far different than walking. Will Mike Leach ever make a purchase on Ebay Maybe you know when it comes to computer purchasing in buying my wife's kind of in charge of that. What is the most fascinating animal in the Animal Kingdom according to Mike Lee well. I think chimpanzees are clearly a a fascinating animal. Okay I got well interested in animals. I've got several I would say chimpanzees because they're so incredibly intelligent and I haven't ever had any close close contact or opportunity to really observe close but what they're so able to do mentally I had a raccoon when I was a kid so I like raccoons a lot. I've always liked raccoons considered very versatile and just kinda get by and we studied grizzlies here so that's pretty interesting. We you got this area where they've got the grizzlies pinned up for they they studying because they're grizzlies and also they'll study. Even more technical things like for example. The heart rate drops when hibernate so how can that help our patient type stuff the others are woolery growing up in the mountains in Wyoming and whatnot. I've actually seen a warring in the wild about three times in my dad was a forest or so that clearly helped and so you know nobody messes this is with the Wolverine All rings all claws and teeth and then this uh Begi coats and if you have to bite the Wolradio turn right around in his skin and bite you right back you know I mean we'll reads leaving. Take kills from bears and stuff and you don't see much awfully hard to see. They're really not very big and they just Kinda lurk around there and they I don't even know why a wearable ring finds female will ring there are so few of them and vice versa but I mean just wherever they go. They just scavenge and take whatever they want. You know what kind of pet is a raccoon who has a raccoon as a pet well. Well somebody had found you know. I mean that happens. I mean stories almost always the same people that have reckons. It's almost always the same you know somewhere in the wild or farm or hunting or something. There's a there's a baby raccoon or abandoned baby raccoons Johnson you know they get them and they take care of them in raccoons outstanding pets I when you first get 'em you have to feed them with the bottle kind of like a baby you know so they get along good with dogs and cats. I mean out out in our and we lived out of town. We're we're on about ten acres and then you know the dog the cat the raccoons Gobi playing yard. What happens is then. They hit that I guess late teenage age in Raccoon World they get to as they start to get older they get into and then they you know Wanna do everything their way and they kind of start snapping it yeah then it's just time and it's Kinda like they know it. You know it to you know it's just time and then you take them down by the river and let them go and keep in mind prior to that. It's not like we pinned the raccoon in or anything like that being the raccoon just Kinda ran around the place and we had a pin for at night so we can put him in there and and somebody wouldn't harass him or you know someone get him but my sense was he knew his time to go and I knew it was time to go. They love shining. Things is cumbersome as a raccoon. There's and then hands like people their hands and feet. I mean look early similar people he would figure out a way to climb to the top kitchen cupboards and all of a sudden you'd hear crash and he'd shoved the pots and pans out on the floor. 'cause I mean they. They're just mesmerized by shiny things because he's also a bit of an astle right yeah there is that I mean because he boy he would sit third play with those pots and pans them big time client them around lift up the LID. You know peek into stuff. Look at me. I mean there's like like giving a little kid of paper bag. What do you make of the things that have changed socially since you've been a coach in terms of just social media and everyone on living their life on the Internet and just connecting with today's millennial kid when today's millennial kid wants to take a bunch of selfish and you don't really understand it. You know it's pretty wild have much. That's accelerated. 'cause I got into coaching. Just when sixteen millimeter film was going out out the first year to coaching I mean I was cutting up of film with the SPLICER and hanging the pieces of the film on the wall and essentially taping them together so you could put them on a projector and actually have an old projector sitting in my office because it looks pretty cool so it really has changed not just a little changed at time and people ask me all the time how much players have changed and how different they are. I really don't think they I changed that much. At least the right kind of player hasn't changed that much because the right kind of Guy if he really really wants to play. It's really motivated to play. He'll make almost any sacrifice. There is to be good player. I mean just crazy. Sacrifices get up early. League's stay up late exercise to the point. That's one point would have been beyond the imagination and now is doing it every day. Some strict eating schedule so you know and and now with the phones and stuff you have the technology and the know how and sometimes they have nutritionists and personal coaches which is and things like that but I mean the guy that's really motivated. Apply it full steam so I mean you know the most important things to find players that are really motivated and from that standpoint. I don't think they've changed now. The the information the raked information flies in and out that's changed the information and cycle of twenty four hours or less you know like so when I was a kid if somebody got their picture in the newspaper I mean shoot some guy would you you know brag for he brag on month and even carry it around in his pocket. Show spreads nowadays on the phone and just changing constantly but the thing thing is whether you obsessed with a little bit of information for a long time or obsessed with a constant barrage of information nation all the time. I mean you know you kinda ended up in the same place a little bit I don't like to people's noses are in the phone all the time in mine India's too. I'm guilty of it too because you know society and my job whatnot forces me into it then sometimes I ended up looking something up or messing the and then think what you know what am I doing. I'm just wasting time and what I think some fortunate about it is people don't talk and not not as much interpersonal time. I mean used to be like when I was in college and stuff. You know I'd meet all kinds of people you might just meet somebody on campus like talk for a COUPLA hours. Just get to know somebody or thirty people that like if they had some problem or a question they you know just call and ask me or we'd hang out or killed the conversation. Mike we've killed the conversation in fifteen years. Nobody will be able to talk to each other. It'll just be texting each other yeah yeah and even in the same room people text each you noticed people don't date each other much anymore. I haven't noticed that why would I have noticed that. Why don't you just go around like even my players. In you know got a girlfriend. I mean they don't even have girlfriends or anything I mean. It's like it's like Yeah No. They shouldn't piddle with their phone. You know peddler yeah a lot of peddling no question. I mean a ton of Italy. It's like here's this okay. Oh really. It's got a bucketful. What if I push it you know I mean it goes on for hours grade. There's no time I'm so you're saying that no longer is it a concern for the football coach that his players are GonNa get in trouble with the opposite sex because they're too busy piddling with their phones uh-huh well. I'm not saying I'm not saying it won't happen and the thing is you'd like them to have some sort of socially fulfilling lives but but I guarantee you there's some of them that from young lady you know calls are they think about hanging out with some young lady or vice versa and I think well yeah but I got my phone and I was going to push buttons on my phone and you know and there's this game you know get on this thing in play games interest my friends so well yeah and then and then pretty soon they're telling her they have homework or something. It sounds like you're sad that you're romances. This is died well. I don't know that it's died but I don't think it's a good place. You're the the best I enjoyed talking to you. I always enjoy talking to you. Thank you for making the time well. Thanks so much for having me on great to talk to you again. I feel like we can all agree now. That Mike Leach has indeed seen a ghost and I hope that that makes them national air somewhere because I think that Mike Leach pretty much revealed that he tricked the ghost and was able to see the ghost he was working very hard to closes is an openness is and I'm pretty sure that he saw ghost like entity. I think that's what just happened. It's such a money question. There was a time where we would ask that question of every guests on there because he never sometimes yes they'll say no. I've never seen a ghost and you wasted what three seconds skins but sometimes you get a celebrity. That scene goes in came to tell you about it but it never makes news law. That's true. I am going on my honeymoon here so we've got a bye week next last week but after that we will have Jay from Jay and silent Bob Stugatz has just been sitting here the whole time quietly putting in a bunch of degenerate bets here and not listening to anything that was happening. Why don't you tell the people what's going on with this week stupidity. I I'm going to try to make Bob stoops interesting. I can't believe that that I have agreed to interview. Bob Stoops against my better judgment but you don't like interviewing coaches. I think I can make coaches interesting to find out because I'm GonNa try it with Bob Stoops L. former former coach but getting back in the game the XFL with the XFL should ask him if he's going to sign Antonio Brown. I DID GEICO PRESENTS MONSTER COUNSELING DRACULA. Tell me how you're feeling. No one understands how known Levi's no one will even let me into their house. 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S2-E12 Beverly Harris-Alvarez

5 Things With Angie B

29:17 min | 2 months ago

S2-E12 Beverly Harris-Alvarez

"Hello and welcome back to five things. I'm your host. Mgb and. I'm thrilled that you're here if this is your first time. Checking out the PODCAST. Welcome this podcast. All about conversations to inspire and enlighten the topic. This read this week. Centers around pursuing your dreams in the face of adversity. My guest is beverly her his arrest. She is filmmaker producer and director. And I'm very lucky to be able to call her a friend for more thirty years beverly worked in various industries. She was a general accountant. License Insurance adjuster marketing manager logistics manager and preaching per purchasing manager. In two thousand and seven. She went back to school to pursue her dreams a filmmaking and encountered several obstacles that really challenged her belief in continuing. So I'm so grateful that. Beverly has given me the opportunity to ask some questions. A little bit on to learn a little bit more about her background and her career and hopefully to inspire all of you to pursue your dreams. Hey thank you so much. For being a guest on my podcast. It means so much to me that you're you're here so thank you for doing this. You're so welcome. Thank you for inviting me so I just read. A you know Like this give the listeners. A little bit of background about who you are and I wanted to. Just dig a little bit deeper. Because you're such a fascinating person and I think that you and your journey can inspire others that are looking to tap into that creative bone or just find a new way of approaching projects in their life and so. I just think that there's going to be a lot of valley here for listeners. In and again I'm thrilled so WANNA kick off. I am I asking. What drew you to the film and film industry. And how did you launch your career? How did things get going for you while long keep go back and ridgely not most people going to film industry right out of college but I remember back always wanted to write and to do different things that was done on television. But I'm back in the seventy two. Ab was no one would lightly. So I actually. We're going into the medical field and two thousand seventeen. I actually had a compensation with God and received a message that I need to go back to school. So while taking my daughter on her college on tour in December. Two Thousand Vic I find up for classes for two thousand seventeen semester and it's been a roller coaster ride since then The film industry is out. Met that allows me to use what I consider both sides of my brain. I love the technical aspects of using new type of digital on machines and Ebony and all facets and communicating starting story from the beginning to the end When I went to University of Miami International University of Miami School I actually learned all aspects of production and I actually volunteer around Miami in all types of production just to get my foot in the water when the Beth's experiences a hat and starting my career was working with Luther Regna in liposuction and Miami originally went there at the. Pa sent and I am just. I'm the only one aboard equipment with me and it was the production on La. The action moved up to assistant director. And I got to help directly live show and that was all basically because I persevered and always carried my commitment with me. A couple of my friends used to make jokes about what was in the back of my car. But it's always a camera And that's how I started my career and I always took the chance trying something not afraid of. I will go up there And do what I can to anyone. I can't doesn't matter so that's how I was into the film industry. I got so much value out of that. Because first and foremost you didn't initially tell yourself on going. GonNa be in the film industry and several many years down the line because you didn't see that representation before and then you had this conversation with God and you said you're taking action you took action and it opened so many doors for you and I think that's important because a lot of what this podcast is about is about tapping into your creativity discovering what it is that you WanNa do brainstorming on new direction WanNa take or how to make your life more spelled. The critical part of of that is action. You have to push forward and I love that you went back to school which is around the time that you and I met relief and started an embarked down this journey. So I think that's extremely valuable Because it is about taking action and taking that leap of faith and pursuing not dream the way that you did and I think that's that's really beautiful but you now go ahead and most people when they start off. Everybody thinks that starts when a gene that is not correct. You'll could start whenever you want to start. It doesn't have to be eighteen. I wouldn't military at the seventeen Because my mother couldn't afford to send two girls must night to college and I would make I want to be a doctor. Took every medical costs. Look that every medical show on television and because I didn't know there was another job but what I was in the military I would still creative. I was through the one of putting on showcases. Pretty on showed where I was in the military. I'm working with the DJ's because I love entertaining people. I love telling stories and that was outlet for me so you know when I used to see Whoopie Goldberg on television and I had the braids rate will be had to dregs and people use them you know. Tell me calmly Whoopi. And they thought they wouldn't talk to me. That was cried. I was right next. I am happy is a fat ass le a trail blazer. She's ruined Ed's and she inspire me is one of my. Inspirations I even went to high school Nothing my first year with since last year with spike main and Brooklyn so that you know you don't know who's in your mixing in your environment when you're young and then imitations that you put on yourself is the only determined to have to overcome so as I go back and think about how I went to my life up into my late thirties is when I went back to school. I realized I had to go through. Each of those jobs had made me who? I am today but film industry so I know all the aspects of different parts from for work the multiple industries. That's the truth right there and that is what's you know what's fascinating about your story and anyone. That says I'm going to do this. I'm going to take this action. I'm going to take those steps. I'm going to move forward with this no matter what happened previously and because of what happened previously. I would say I'm but I would imagine that this journey is not without its challenges. So what have been some of the challenges you face. And how did you overcome them? Are are overcoming them. While the first challenge I went through while in school With ageism did start nate and I was roughly Am Forty years old I noticed not from people in school but the industry in home own when producer we know the biggest market is the seventeen thirty five year olds. That's who we that's what all the movies are. Abundant TOWARDS MARKETED. Towards this because those people have disposable income enabled come team will be over and over again but basically get about the old classic people who who myself. We are big. You know uses a different time shows movies also and they didn't think me being the age of forty make me relevant an entertainment game. I was actually given A project from our Professor to help fill fees for our crash. We had some People come in to actually do a talk for US Jonathan. He's coming into a talk for at University of Miami and we need to fill the seat so with me. Being the President of club he gave Tony. We need lease get forty kids to come on a Saturday now. We know kids. Don't want to get up on Saturday but since I was well known in my school I was standing oiling so when I went to go get my ticket the lady told me it's only the use and I think for the young. Yes she said. It's only young filmmakers. Bud I still just see and she said what you but you about thirty forty acts like I'm forty and she said that no It's only for the U. Dallas. And that's coming from another woman and a woman of color and I never forgot that never forgot that because I was like a smack methods because why why did she think that I wasn't emerging student merging filmmaker. So that's that is. I'm sorry had to go through that and and I'm troubled by that story. A because why does emerging has to be to age emerging can happen at any stage in life. You can emerge into anything new and it doesn't matter how old you are. I know that that's probably that conversation. Probably up an entire podcast in it of itself but How how did you deal with that? This this ageism staring you in the face and not to not to knock discourage to continue to continue going. Well guess what I had in my life. We didn't let anything prevent from doing what we want going where we want we you know we went out to. Hollywood in new starts and a red carpet for met a great tire for on the it was amazing and I. I'm the type of person I don't take no as the final answer. Ignore you like in the military when they yell at you. I is and keep going and does it. Matter is does so I was angry. I was set and the kids told me we talk into Johnson. He asked them who made the WHO allowed them to come through this crash in. May told him that it was me and I wasn't invited and all related a back come Johnson Johnson. Come back to me. Told me my ahead keep their. And that's I've been doing lessons lessons for life. Biesecker mental life lessons that transcend all things. It it's their relevant every industry and every aspect of life and. I'm certainly happy that you that you persevered and you kept going because you're you know you have so much talent. Am I know That there are so many stories inside of you and so many stories that you are working on right now with other people that are fascinating. What are what are some of the types of stories that you tend to tell the most or that you grab it gravitate to the most and why on documentaries believe it or not documentaries Remodel the learn something new every day and a good documentary to meet most enjoyable way and it allows me cope on learn about different social causes. And and how they have the effect of the people in their lives so I think that's what I actually look at more. It's documented Staus not reality documentary. Been reloaded next out documentaries IT'S I. I have more rain reading to be film. Then I have Ray winstone a regular non fiction or regular Thomas shows to go to produce I'm I'm very politically involved. So you know the aspect of always wondering How the afternoon African Immune community is being affectively going on today. It's something I'm always win. Documented how black women are suffering from loneliness and it's documentary on right in the by Co why. Why NOT WANNA WE LIMIT OURSELVES? And it's it's just trying to address issues that no one else is paying attention to that shipping paying so night and I can't wait to hear more about that because again. It's there are so many important topics there and it's it's a topic that I'm passionate about as well Especially when it comes to seeking out opportunities jumping into opportunities and not holding yourself back from opportunities that present themselves and I and I and I see that happen a lot more than I'd like to see it happening and so I'm excited that you're working on not because why not right. Why not? Why not? Why not that's a great answer to when people ask you things that you're just like why are you asking me that question and I think the answer of why not is great somebody broach that question on the right with it back and somebody. Somebody asked me. Why are you going to Sierra Leone and I said why not you know because I haven't been because do you really need any other reason? I think why not is a powerful answer to that question absolutely so I wanted to ask you about advice that you would give people finding their creative outlet and I think that you know I feel that we've touched on so many of those powerful lessons in life of life and of pursuing your dreams and so I wanted to Instead ask you to share a little bit more about a project that you're working on right now that you want to That you're excited to to see country for wish in or a dream project that you'd like to work on my dream project actually About one the American greatest poet. Edgar on apoe. I've been working since two thousand fourteen and it's been Was on the deputies bill birth. I haven't had that movie pushed everywhere. That's my pass. That telling his stories or retailer telling his story to showcase his work to the kids of today because I feel that we lost an education system the ability to understand in love. Great writing and he's degraded. Writing is my favorite and his car and I don't like scary films but I love anger auto so and I- reimagined him being African American priests today in might scrip so. That's my Patch Story I really WANNA tell. That's my first one. I've done and I know it's going to happen. It's it is it is absolutely I know. That's I know that that's going to happen. No doubt there and then obviously the I guess it's like the elephant in the room. Is THIS CORONA VIRUS. And it's flipped. The world upside down in many ways has had an impact on you or your craft have you. Did you find a story and all of this that you might WanNa to our documentary or has been a personal effect of on for this virus. Well on the corona birds had set a person effect because my doctors allow me to go out and public. Because I'm one of those High Ritz Individuals that can you catch? It may not survive it But it has stopped all production here in Georgia and Even though everyone looking to get back to work I upset on the day. Knowledge writing up deduction plan You utilize it in trying to create budgets for smaller crew sizes and that the money needs to be properly allocated for quarantine productions moved and the future. That's the way we're going to have to work. Smaller crews and everyone can have been quarantined for the whole length of the conduction cycle so instead of just producing a movie for thirty days and people going back to the hotel deduction officers. Going to have to rent the entire. You know hotel floor role in. Everyone's going to stay there while the production goes on. So that's going to me. It's GonNa be caring teaching deduction and that's it can only where we're going to be shoot in the days went over. Nineteen and I'm already making plans in. Action are find out how much it costs for the glove pouts. So that when we can't stop shooting our they're gonNA have the skills and knowledge and the data. Everyone's going to need to get started smart and crazy how things can get so turned upside down in such a short amount of time when in the nineteen has stopped production. Hollywood is desperate for new content. Four Kobe nineteenth start wage. Started the beginning of Called Black WARNA SONGS. That means the production. The need the want on great barack product television on movies and sounds Especially here now Anna. It's it was booming. Everybody was looking for content and the still content is needed because we all bench through net mix survey going to need to refill those shows with a better and more content and Having showcasing A new look on different women. Black Women Superhero. Then yes. That's that it's so important. That's and that's one of the Eric. I WANNA act should be When the beginning person doing it's so important that showcase all young girls that they can be a superhero to not just our white male counterparts but black women can be a superheroes. I have scripts and Criminals already ready to get started with that fantastic and I can't wait and I know that audiences are ready for for more of this type of content because it's been proven time and time again that there are so many stories that need to be told that will become blockbusters that attract the key to my graphics and all of that stuff and so I I look forward to all of that getting back underway all of it absolutely absolutely so. I do have a bonus question because I can't not ask a filmaker this question and that is what is your dream cast. So if you're going to film a movie tomorrow who are. Let's say a couple of people that you'd Wanna see together in a film. Okay if I can earn my cast from me to digress introduce they'll be might The Kirch Component. I when love with Miss. I'll scan Jimmy. Come back played the two sides oppo off. That's so good. And and Whoopi Goldberg or guy. And and Bandy Newton go from hey actors and I know people go will Smith yet Smith. He I think he pay the hell out of a freeze for sure. He got perfect. Timing in everybody will probably wouldn't down. I loved them while all them. But this is my cats. I loved any new. I think she's a bad ass. Only at Uber did. Yeah I think for male characters I would love to see will Smith Idris. I say I say first. Name 'cause well I've seen a mirrors what we know. We know him. I've seen I've seen a DJ IN. He was getting like fifteen feet away from me. So it's EGRESS and Morgan Freeman. Love to see that the those guys maybe throwing likely in our dicaprio in there for some extra action. I don't know of course. Morgan Freeman has to play God somehow and then for female actresses there so so many thank goodness right. Thank goodness absolutely email actresses that. I'm obsessed with that. I feel Should be together. But I would love to see Kerry Washington with Helen Mirren. And Gosh. I had this whole lineup in my head and now I can't even I got very excited and I can't even remember all of these female characters but yeah I would love to see like eight of these people just in a film together. I have no idea what the film would be but I just know it would be fantastic. Helen is so beautiful she so every time I see her and I'm I'm always thinking united the sexiest man alive in making me the old great. Why don't they do the women she would be when the sexy ally? She must so that she beautiful. She's I'm sorry my only Davis and they're gonNA throw her in there. Yeah you gotTa throw her into the mix. There's so many there are just so many. That's wonderful to say because it's it's I feel like there's finally more variety of women of different ages different backgrounds and that makes me very very happy and just go back to previous questions you have said about the given people only younger people in the or even older mates. Who warned come into entertainment right now? This is the first time ever that we have so many different platforms out there. Yes as you could write for. We necessarily don't have to be on television. There's so many streaming platforms was looking for content. And it does have to be number one. It could be on that Chow doesn't have to be number one across the board but just has to be good and I always said. Don't minute supplement what you see now. Or what's think about what you could see later. A will you can improve upon. I saw comey that everything was going to go to the telephone. I think we streaming on the laptop computers at home. It's going to be. It's going to be on the phone. The phone is GONNA be. The biggest media wore showcasing in future on early right about that. So you don't limit yourself a what see today or which plan was for tomorrow and and I'm I'm living my life up right on and love that that. Thank you so much again. This is this is such a pleasure. You're so inspiring your amazing. I know that you're gonNA I feel like you're just getting started. I think I think you're just scratching. There's a huge ice and you're just the very top and you're going to achieve so many great things and I. I just WANNA be along for the ride because I know I know that you're going to do And I mean you already doing big things so I know that that's why there's more of that On the horizon for you and every day is a new day and as it is in the beginning so what whatever we did yesterday is just a and just keep looking forward to which enduring the future. And that's all I can. That's the only way I can live by. I can't change the past future. Exactly do you want to Share where people can find you instagram. I'll link it to the website but if you WANNA believe in my on twitter and Big Bouncing bags black love it by Basis is bad habits. Everett's awesome and I'll make sure to link those on the website. Thank you again so much. You say okay. Thank you to our listeners. Thank you again so much for tuning in this week. I hope you'll check us out next time. Please take care of yourself. And until then bye-bye.

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Birds on Rhinos' Backs Help Them Avoid Poachers

60-Second Science

02:54 min | 3 months ago

Birds on Rhinos' Backs Help Them Avoid Poachers

"This is scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne barred black. Rhinos have terrible eyesight even so these giant African urban floors easily fend off. Hungry Lions and Hyenas. The body plan has proved to be good enough to survive on Savannah full of large predators. Being very thick skin big ripe. Eli Cohen's Victoria. University of Melbourne behavioral Ecologist Rhone Plots but those protective traits are no match for humans with guns today the species as critically endangered largely due to poaching but the rhinos may have an unlikely ally against poachers the red billed ox pecker the chatty sociable birds often hang out on the backs of rhinos feasting on parasitic ticks. And actually we such a sign that take his favorite diets of a nonsmoker. And if they feed on ticks that is a good thing the birds also get nutrients by picking it soars on the rhinos bodies out suspected that the rhinos put up with this indignity because the packers make loud alarm calls whenever they see. Humans approach giving the rhinos in early warning to flee and then sort of a distinctive rustling hissing sort of sound to test whether the ox Pecker is due in fact act as noisy lookouts plots and his team implanted radio transmitters in the rhino horns. This didn't hurt the rhinos and allowed the researchers to track the animals and approach undetected win. The Oscars are on the back when the pictures are not on their backs to get deer. Birds do alert them and if the runners do listen. The researchers found that rhinos without ox packers detected in approaching human only twenty three percent of the time at an average distance of twenty seven meters. But when ochs packers were present the birds alerted the rhinos one hundred percent of the time and they detected the human sixty one meters away on average and the more ox packers on the scene. The greater the detection distance which means the earlier the warning respect sense because the moral is you have a new back looking out for you. The more chance that they can pick up anything coming. What we think is going on. Fundamentally is wanted to resist dropping on the obstacle can be no doubt that there's really strong and human benefit to listening talks pickles. The study is in the Journal. Current biology with ox pecker recording by Tiffany plantain of the University of Miami. Plots thinks the packers may have evolved their sentinel behaviour because it protects their convenient food source. And the more. Lookouts the better in. What seems like a win win for both species. The birds thrive and the rhinos survive. Thanks for listening for scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne Bard.

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WFOR CBS4 AM UPDATE 6-17-20

CBS4 News Miami

02:04 min | 2 months ago

WFOR CBS4 AM UPDATE 6-17-20

"CBS for news. Headlines are sponsored by your Volkswagen. Dealers of south Florida checkout local offers at VW FLORIDA DOT COM. Hello I'm Mariel Rodriguez here are your. CBS Four News Headlines Students in Broward, maybe learning in the classroom and at home next school year in a workshop about reopening leaders are leaning on having students be in a classroom two days a week. The other days there will be at home. Wednesdays may be reserved for cleaning out of students need additional help for social distancing no more than half the student population will be on campus at once. Far Staffing Owners in Fort Lauderdale are demanding to reopen bars that have been ordered shutdowns pandemic started. There are some of the only businesses that have not been allowed to. Way Or another Florida's face to reopen include bars, but south Florida mayors have opted to keep bars closed concern, it could lead to a spike in corona virus cases. Those owners say of the restriction stay in place for much longer, some will run out of money notorious Colombian drug lord. Carter later is out of a Florida prison this morning and has now been deported to Germany leader was one of the original coking cowboys and Baba's combat crime partner is attorney says he had been held as part of the government's witness protection program. The seventy year old was when the leaders of demeaned cartel that dominated. Dominated, the global cocaine trade in the nineteen eighties, and in Sports, Through University of Miami football legends are for Induction Into College Football Hall of fame quarterback Ken Dorsey as well as linebackers. Ray Lewis Dan Morgan are among seventy eight players and seven coaches on the ballot for the class of twenty twenty one. The announcement of who will get in comes early next year. They're already thirteen canes in the College Football Hall of Fame Miss You to join us later for CBS, news tonight at eleven and remember we're always on CBS. Miami Dot Com those are your. CBS for news headlines. I'm Mirabeau Rodriguez.

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WFOR CBS4 AM UPDATE 6-11-20

CBS4 News Miami

01:57 min | 2 months ago

WFOR CBS4 AM UPDATE 6-11-20

"CBS for news headlines are sponsored by your Volkswagen dealers of south Florida checkout local offers at VW FLORIDA DOT COM. Curly Burnett here your CBS four news headlines. Seven people have been arrested. After two satchels were vandalized downtown. Miami and a police car was damaged. It happened during a protest last night that ended with tense moments between police and protesters. Someone slammed a skateboard into an unmarked cruiser, another used red spray paint on the Christopher Columbus statue a one day Leon. Statue also vandalized police showed up to the protest to arrest those responsible after watching the protest with the help of surveillance cameras. One of the organizers says it was peaceful until police arrived. Fort Lauderdale police say chase suspect is now a person of interest in a double murder Daniel Doley made his first appearance in front of a judge yesterday for charges related to a police chase on I. Ninety five Tuesday investigators revealed they found weapons and freshly washed clothes inside of the jeep Tuesday morning. Two men were found dead on the beach near Oakland Park. It's important to note Dobie is not a suspect. A person of interest in all three seminal casinos in south Florida are opening tomorrow at noon. This includes the seminole hard rock. Hotel and Casino in Hollywood seminole casino in Coconut Creek and Seminal Classic Casino in Hollywood new safety measures are in place to protect guests and employees, including plexiglass barriers, intense cleaning, mandatory masks and temperature checks ended sports. The marlins have drafted Max Meyer hard-throwing righty from Minnesota. MINNESOTA. He said to have the best slider in the draft, but was a bit of a surprise picked by the fish. In the University of Miami saw one of their players drafted on night. One righty slade. SACCONI was selected third overall by the Arizona diamondbacks make sure to join us for CBS four news and remember. We're always on on CBS. MIAMI DOT COM. Those are your. CBS Four news headlines I'm poorly. Nets have a great day.

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WFOR CBS4 AM UPDATE 7-28-20

CBS4 News Miami

02:34 min | 2 weeks ago

WFOR CBS4 AM UPDATE 7-28-20

"CBS for news headlines are sponsored by your Volkswagen dealers of south Florida checkout local offers at VW FLORIDA DOT COM. Hello! I'm Marion. Rodriguez here are your CBS four news headlines? The Miami Marlins have been grounded in Philadelphia after coronavirus outbreak on the team. No Game Monday night, no game Tuesday night, either no game in Philadelphia, either between the phillies and the Yankees this after to Marlin coaches and eleven players test positive in three waves of weakened testing in Philadelphia. The team has hunkered down there awaiting new test results. Results Marlins CEO Derek. JEETER says a teams first priority is players health. They hoped to resume playing Wednesday in Baltimore. The third phase in a vaccine trial is underway throughout the nation here in south Florida Vice President Mike. Pence was in Miami Monday to mark the Major Milestone University of Miami doctors are working with a volunteers half. Get Placebo. The other will get the vaccine. Volunteers will be involved in. In the research for two years, but leaders hope for FDA approval within months the FDA commissioner says researchers want to make sure the vaccine works and is safe before giving to everyone, the government has given biotech company Journa-, hundreds of millions of dollars that way, if the approves the vaccine, it will be immediately available. It's up to the CDC to decide who gets it I extended. Benefits are about to. To run out for millions of Americans, a lawmakers are hoping that a bipartisan deal can be reached quickly on another corona. Relief Bill Senate Republicans unveiled a series of proposals yesterday with a total cost of around a trillion dollars. The Heels Act would reduce emergency federal unemployment benefits from six hundred dollars a week to two hundred back in May. The Democrat led house pass a three trillion dollar relief built. Parties bills call for sending another round of twelve hundred dollars texts to most taxpayers and the list of chain stores say close this. Thanksgiving is getting longer yesterday target at Dick's sporting goods both announced they will not open. Was First Major Company to say they will not be open on Thanksgiving. Stores will likely be limiting chances for crowds to gather, and the also likely want to make sure workers can be with their families during this difficult year. Make sure to join US later for CBS News Tonight at eleven and remember for always on CBS Miami Dot Com. Those are your CBS four news headlines. I'm Miracle Rodrick.

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COVID-19: Reality check on U.S. jobs and economy

The Heat

12:22 min | 3 months ago

COVID-19: Reality check on U.S. jobs and economy

"You know that horrible trade off between on the one hand the economic health of the nation and the number of families. That are being Toward with their backs to the wall as a result of this situation the mental health of fallout from that all of that on one side of the ledger versus the prospect. Aw potentially tens of thousands of additional deaths if there is premature opening in the second wave takes hold this post. April will be remembered as the worst month for American workers since the Great Depression the US unemployment rate hit fourteen point seven percent in April the highest rate since the nineteen thirties. More than twenty million jobs lost last month as the result of the corona virus pandemic as workers and their families struggle with loss of income and uncertainty corporations small businesses and US policy makers are scrambling to find a way out of this downward economic spiral but at what cost and will efforts to reopen the economy too early end up costing further loss to livelihood and lives down the road. Hello I'm on Naidoo. Welcome to the heat cost to discuss the US economy. We're joined by John. Quelch Dean of the Miami at Business School at the University of Miami he joined US via zoo and apologies for the sound quality. New REALITY HAS US recording this from my home just outside Washington DC. Let's listen being called like so much joining us very few and we look at the unemployment figures in the United States Over twenty million people lost their jobs in April but look at the jobless claims thirty three million people you expect those numbers to go higher. Aw as some businesses in some parts of the country. Stop to we open. Will we see a reversal of that number? Starting to go down well. Of course the fourteen percent or fourteen point seven percent Unemployment rate represented by these numbers Perhaps understates the true level by maybe five percentage points I remember maybe six weeks ago. The Diet forecasts were over twenty million. A now we're at thirty three million and so this has to be extremely nerve wracking for policy makers in Washington I think an actuality the number could go even higher because as a certain number of people who simply have not been able to yet filed a claims and in some states that's proving to be hotter than in others so I would not expect the number to diminish in May if we're lucky by August We will see the number going down. Right does an analyst at the credit ratings agency. Moody's who says that he expects it to be strong rebound in the third quarter. You agree with that. Yes the second quarter has been so devastating and the the pressure on the economy to reopen is so great That I think we will see a strong rebound in the third quarter but it may be at the price of a second wave of the corona virus during the The full As the temperatures go down in the winter season starts up again. John Racing the stimulus bill from the United States government from the US Congress What more needs to be done? Well as definitely going to be a need for further stimulus and you know the Fed has not necessarily used all of it so all of the weapons in it's often yet So I would expect to see a fourth round of stimulus. One of the things. That slightly amazes me is why infrastructure which is really an obvious need in this country that could put a large number of people back to work Y infrastructure is not more on the table certainly In China the government has taken a very strong stand to Invest Heavily in infrastructure on roads and bridges and damp. What's but it infrastructure as part of its recovery program and. We still seem unable to get that to act together. There's an economist. At obviously capital mocked. Who says that these loans that the government is making to small businesses? These forgivable loans that could play a big role in reducing the number of unemployment in the weeks ahead. It certainly could make a dent. There's no doubt about it. Some people would argue that many of these Businesses that AUBAIN saved businesses. That might not have in the normal course of events of I've D- But we can't at this point in this emergency discriminate between businesses. That would have made it any way and businesses wouldn't have made it. Obviously a lot of these. Small businesses are retail businesses that do employ significant numbers of relatively low paid people and getting them back into the workforce would be obviously extremely helpful. So there's no doubt that The small business sector is a major I employ and we need to revitalise that sector. There's one other problem forcing that these this program to help small businesses. It's been really bedeviled by Logjams by bottlenecks that are people who have applied for loans and they get less than what they asked for others have not heard back at all Wise the system working so inefficient. Well I think the system is working inefficiently because there is no system that have been put in place for obvious reasons to deal with this scale of crisis and you know you see that playing out in the hospital sector when we look at hospital wards on television and the same thing is playing out in this arena as well and I think it's a little bit unfair to be overly critical of the government. Because who could have forecast this on ramping up a team on nationwide team to process as successfully and legitimately the number of loan applications. That are coming in. You know. That's really tough thing to ask in the space of six weeks or so so you know. I think that the money is flowing through. I'm sure that everybody in Washington wants to work as quickly as possible To get us out of the box that wherein But clearly as with any new program implemented by bureaucracy there's GonNa be snafus delays and a lot of disappointment. How great the risks of re-opening the economy Reading to false could results in a big rise in infections. We could get back to the situation where we were two months ago. I think that is a risk and I think that Obviously there is a lot of discussion behind the scenes about the trade off between the economic risk of remaining shot versus the health risk of opening and then potentially having to re shot or backtrack and this is a very very difficult balanced draw but frankly the Prussia's on the economy are so substantial at this point but I rarely see the of reopening being accepted by many policy makers because they just don't want the economic catastrophe that could come from being in a closed economy condition for another two months and some of those pressures John Coming up political pressures. Aren't they absolutely absolutely? I mean you know. The the fundamental tradeoff is obviously that horrible trade off between on the one hand the the economic health of the nation and the number of families that are being put with their backs to the wall result of this situation. The mental health of fallout from that all of that on one side of the ledger versus the prospect of potentially tens of thousands of additional deaths if there is premature opening the second wave takes hold. I WanNa look at some specific industries. The airline Industry Winstons. The CEO of Delta has sent a letter to his work is telling them that recovery could take two to three years. We're also hearing from some troubling to analysts that we could see higher phase Fewer routes and you know extra food on the planet etc. That could be something in the past year so on on these specific issues I think The airline industry is Never GonNa be the same again. First of all there is going to be a certain amount of business travel and conference related travel That simply not gonNA come back because people are gonNA be more efficiently and productively working With each other remotely rather than visiting face-to-face you then look at discretion travel typically coming out of recession folks liked to stay closer to home when they go on vacation that nervous about taking an adventurous trip halfway round the world so discretionary long haul international travel. I would expect to see that coming back later. Vis-a-vis short haul domestic discretionary travel food beverage service on an airline if everybody is wearing a mosque for the months ahead. What what's the good of that if they're taking the mosque off to To drink indeed so that may be gone so I think on all of these fronts the airline industry just not gonna be the same again and and I looking at the retail industry. We've just heard that one of the big department stores in the United States on company Neiman Marcus as filed bankruptcy so. This was already in trouble but this is As being a mortal blow to it a lot of the retailers were already under pressure before the pandemic because of online stores. But do you think this pandemic will accelerate the demise note no doubt Accelerating the demise no doubt accelerating bankruptcies obviously people are discovering that they can buy more conveniently and absolute assurance of good quality through Amazon and other online outlets at the same time though. I think that there is a ongoing. Need no matter when the reopening occurs for consumers to feel like they are part of local communities they will want to go out and about and enjoy social experiences in local communities that may be very helpful in revitalizing a small town high streets for example. But at the same time. You know a good department store that serving a suburban community. I still think that there's GonNa be a market for that. I still think that there's GonNa be a market for the shopping mall. That has that angered the common store. People will want to go out and about and check the ties and smell the merchandise. Feel the merchandise like before. Yes they'll be shaft. That will be a permanent acceleration towards online but I would not count the retail sector out of up your Raj. Thanks so much for joining us. My pleasure in an thank you. That was our conversation with John. Crouch Dean of University of Miami Hobart's business school. The heat is produced by CGT. In America I executive produce as a tariff H. and the senior producer John Gilmore Joshua Ballo and Holly Shepherd produced. Today's podcast. I'll guess produce. It was delayed. Pecos and director of Digital Development as Michael Sugary once again. I'm all in ninety. Thanks for listening.

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He wouldn't be too happy about it. But he told me that is he takes offense people wishing happy new year. What's a cut off? According to think the third thing was the last day. He said, you could say it to him after the third, but he's not saying, I think the cutoff is this is the first time I've seen you since it turned. Yeah. That's what we were arguing like if you haven't seen people you're close with like, you should just be able to do it. It seems like a pretty normal thing just to do and he was oddly angry about it. I love busy. But he was a giant rain cloud on a picnic last week. Like, everything was an issue. Why everything for you to say that everything was an issue? Judge everyone on everything runs diet was an issue just everything happy noodle say that don't do this. I don't like this. I don't like that. What happened? That's not easy forte. It was weird. I mean, I don't am. I alone on this. I could be wrong. No. He did seem to be a rank cloud a little bit last week. And he was even acknowledging it. He's like, I'm not unhappy. I'm happy with my life. I just happened to be disagreeing with a lot of things. People are saying always sounds pretty defensive. Yeah. Did I miss anything with the university of Miami? While I was gone now, not really what the hell the hell. I thought Mark richt was going to be here for another year. And we were just gotta take this one on the chin and have the same offense out there. And then he's like, Nah, I don't wanna make changes. I'm out. What do you think about Manny? I'm happy. He is. I didn't. Honestly, I was kind of bummed. I was like saying what everybody was saying man how upset is mainly because he would have been the natural guy. I feel like our standards are a little lower like before. We're like we got Mark richt. And we're like, yes, we got the one of the big. Names. Now, it's like do people outside of Miami vigneault humanity as is. Yeah. Let temple temple. They. They. Absolutely no, many years is in Philadelphia now. What the names that? I wasn't getting excited about Rex. Ryan wasn't. That was exciting me. I would have been more excited extra out of and good with a gun. I would have been great to checkbook Gano. He was one of the names in the mix. But it's my understanding that option was very clearly main ideas, and they went for it immediately. It was a four million dollar buyout. They probably Rick retired. Right. So he left money on the table, which means you just allocate some of that money directly to many DS as buyout no harm. No foul. Manny Diaz is here after making a bunch of promises to a bunch of kids over and Philadelphia. Yeah. Optics not great greats to the benefit of the canes to say now that he was option a, but you know, who knows if he actually was it was crazy because it was like there was hired him in a day. But it's got a lot of rejection. I just think that they didn't want to deal with this whole like search of you know, getting your name. What Mark Rick put them in a really difficult spot all season by not wanting to commit to any changes. His statement was classy, and I think Mark richt he did turn the program around. But then he turned it right back around to where was that doesn't for it. If it's like a full three full three sixty beat Notre Dame one eighty right? And then since there we since then we've turned another one hundred and eighty degrees. So a back where we started but credit to the man for being nice getting. Realizing that changes needed to be made and not wanting to get in the way of that also aka quitting, so preciado. It got him a bubble. Yeah. He did. He donated his own money and got to the university of Miami much needed facility upgrade. So thank you very much. Coach rick. We will always have that Notre Dame game. I wanted him gone after that pinstripe bowl that was that was low getting dragged by Wisconsin every Bogan crap. Wisconsin to me. No one was playing though, right? They weren't there. A bunch of guys sitting out for them to like it was it was a dreadful game. I made them turn that game on it a casino in London. And the things that I was shouting free from judgment over that will not free from judgment, but free from being recognized. It would have shocked Nepal their audience or maybe they would have expected that. Oh, yeah. Expected that you. I'm happy many years as a head coach I'm happy they acted so quickly because Rick put them in such a good spot by dragging its feet all season long Billie wanted. I would think Rex Ryan too. I would have been more excited about Rex. Ryan. I I mean, I feel like this is Randy, Shannon. This is a guy that we know of. He's a good sport. Like, maybe a good recruiter like people down here. Like, I'm just not excited. Just doesn't name as Manny Diaz. That's true. That's so stupid. Who cares? What your name is? If you lose. No, no. We got one of our own. There's a kid that was in the OB in the upper deck. You're gonna turn nine years old. Probably eventually, that's how this thing's been going since two thousand and three. Yeah. But for right now, I want a person that was born in fire raised with this hurricanes culture, and you'll what a boss move. This guy did to his defensive coordinator, you see that. So many d- is goes to temple the talk was that he was going to bring Banda with him. And all these coaches were in line to either get pay raises and title raises over at temple and leave with him. Miami stepped up to the plate gave everybody titles may co defensive coordinators had two highly touted coaches may. Just simpson. An assistant head coach. Manny Diaz comes in says everybody that we have on Sarah's completely capable of calling a defense. But you're all demoted I'm bringing in my own defensive coordinator fires everybody on offense every single coach. That is a gangster move to the fans there. Right. I mean, everyone was just talking about Rick doesn't wanna make changes like manage just like. All right. You want to see changes what a likable guy this? Manny is. You leaves you? When the going gets tough. He didn't lied. He abandoned temple. When a draw that he likes becomes available facility buyers all his co workers as soon as he comes back. He leaves my guy as Miami. When the going gets tough, he took a promotion took a head coaching job your cane or you're not a came come on. He's a head coach now. Yeah. Well, it seems like this, man. He's a bit about man. You don't you? Don't trust them. You don't trust them. You don't trust the guy that held the temple job for how long was it. Eight days. You wanted Rex Ryan just because he would have fit. Oh, I don't care who the coaches. I'm busy. You guys are making this Manny. To be a saver. He seems like a bit of a jerk content, but when the content business and Rex Ryan as university of Miami like mouthpiece that would have been a fountain of con- is they're going to be a new turnover chain again or are they done with playing around with that? No media said says bring back the original one. Oh, you mean the second horrific? I have the second one third one. Manny Diaz did say the turnover chain would be back. He didn't mention what it would look like the craziest of the story is just the fact that Rick let like you'd think you'd think this was in the back of Rick's mind. I might step down. Like, hey, Manny, don't go to temple this is there's just make temple wait, I might leave. But then he actually let's go. So that just proves that at that point Rick. This was not a thing for air was a major disconnect from everything that I've heard a huge disconnect from the defense and offense the defense felt like they had their house in order and that the offense was obviously to rag in the entire team down anytime that would be a leak from that program was kinda coming from the defensive side of the ball. Okay. They very clearly knew what needed to be changed on this team. They wasted a championship level defense an incredible defensive year from those guys and here we are. Mark richt, totally bows out, and yes, he probably should've had this conversation with Manny Diaz. But Mark Rick was just his whole approach seemed to be a guy now that he's retired. He can accuse them of sort of checking out because there were desperate changes that needed to be made on offense to help this team out, and the energy just seem there to be there. The oil wasn't there player certainly weren't. They had the worst recruiting class that they've had since they've been keeping grades of recruits. This is a bad situation. Many is just walked into he's gonna coach again to Rick Disney. This this smells of urban Meyer. You think so I don't know. I mean, it just seems it just seems like the move smell anything. I'm not happy in a job. You don't think? Margaret could get another job. No. I think Mark Ricks now going to be in that Brian Billick class where like, okay, he was a solid coach. But we're not going to feel like he's going to pop up in a couple of years. You're going to be mad when he gets another job. It just I just I kinda get it. Like, you have your you could just say I'm gonna retire get away from something. And then unretired, but it just seems a little it shows up in the next couple of years bad. You don't want them here itchy? I didn't say can you be mad at him for leaving and getting another head coaching job and be cool with your head coach leaving a head coaching job. He took eight days before coming back. No, it's because like like Mike said man, he was just taking a promotion like Rick is just said, no he'd left when the going got tough. Left because he got offered. Okay. But then he did to temple. But he did them, you know, he did temple thirty. Absolutely. Yeah. But temple even was like, it's fine. Like the for temple. It was if if he gets a better job, he'll leave us, and we'll get another good coach temple just got twelve million dollars in buyouts over the last month from short from the ACC from Georgia Tech and from Miami. Temple was a launch pad job always has been they know their deal, they signed those people to those biotech is what what do I think this job is? This job is hard. The shop isn't what it was. This job is not everything that Paul finebaum said it was years ago. But it's bad. Everybody wants to play right away nowadays. Everybody wants to play for a championship. Your top recruits. Wanna go to Alabama? Clemson. You can't draw a line around the county. The way showing burger did it's a tough job the only way to make this job. Good is by winning. And when you win it's that feeling that we had post Notre Dame. And when you lose its lose. In the pinstripe bowl to a team that doesn't throw the ball. And it's pretty pathetic. What happened with the dolphins? Come on, Chris Adams fired. Wasn't your dad exclusively reporting that Adam gates was safe? He my dad said a lot of things he said that he was a coach of the year candidate. I said that he he said that anyone saying his job wasn't safe was just a fan. Yeah. He sets and things. But a lot of people were saying some things like CBS was reporting. He was gone at one point. I mean, no that he was staying so no one it's just these reporting. No one knows anything, and then Stephen Ross promotes from within and doesn't fire tanenbaum just sort of demotes tanenbaum. We don't really know what tanenbaum is doing. They must just be good friends. Like, I don't know how he seems like an awesome, boss. Awesome boss, and he might be getting in his own way. Because it's this vicious cycle of promoting some people from within bringing in outside coach than there's tension. And then you can't get all the time lines. Even Rex Ryan here to let's just have them coach both teams down. Here has anybody been named a head coach yet now out of all these openings, that's kind of rare you usually get at least someone getting a job right now. Who do you want? I mean, there's a bunch of like trendy coordinators the chiefs coordinators being named Mike munch check I heard his name being unchecked. So out there, they're interviewing this Darren Rizzi guy who's. All the support from the team gives good coaching coaches face the Harbaugh trade the saints defensive coordinator tennis, Alan Dennis Allen, the former bucks head coach that loser. No, no. I cannot believe that he was terrible head coach Dennis Allen is in the mix. I love this about the NFL you go. Everyone forgets you were a bad head coach. How you so tan you're in England I went on a boat yesterday. Look, you have a nice dude England it gets dark at three thirty in the afternoon. Not kidding. I saw England are known for their tans. I was in England for nine days which felt like three thousand years seemed like you went to fourteen soccer games. I went to nine and went to nine which is a lot. I saw a nightmare. I all over the country went to Southampton. Went to Manchester twice. It was a beautiful trip trip. You know, beautiful people she'll shoot have the greatest time. Where would you wanna live? They traveled. I would live in London. I would live in London. The people are good the food gets a bad rep. I was so magic you coming back here. Like just with an accent. Like, you say all the things. Now, I have caught myself saying them football instead of soccer a couple times, not terrible. I do like talking with the locals, but is that? Okay. I mean, it really is football like talking to locals here. Or when you were there talking to when I love talking to the locals out there. It's my favorite part of traveling abroad is talking to me talk about football. I mean soccer. Oh, no. Were they nice. They're like, we're like what we're nice people. They're nice to. You were in America. There's some places that you don't want to just say you're talking about us. Not look like he's from England. Of course, they'd no. He's an American tourist why I'm asking if he got like because London is huge melting pot London is a huge melting pot. But yeah, no one else there had to tan Wittingham must've just had a British accent the entire time just Wittingham with singing English accents. And it would feel bad for your third friend. That was to be honest with you Ebrahim. I don't know what his name is. But I feel bad for him. Why? But just because it's the Chris Wittingham for two weeks. You look that guy's a monster Wittingham Wittingham, and I had to deal with Ebrahim for the last two weeks because an absolute machine. Yeah. It was the trip was also a bender. It was a straight up bender. And that darts championship was pretty hardcore upset like I feel like if I disappeared for two weeks with my friends. My wife would be like no everyone thought it was a pretty big deal that I was leaving her for new years. I didn't know that that was a really important thing that I should have been here. What's it seems like she wasn't even invited? She wasn't. She wasn't guys guys trip. I wanted to I I needed some mindless entertainment. I wanted to throw myself into something that didn't take much thought. And I wanted to throw myself into a football experience, and I wouldn't be able to truly enjoy just the football. If I'm over there, you know, occasionally doting on my wife. How's the dark championship fun is all hell all hell? I have no idea. What's going on? At least. Everyone's it's all costs play. Everyone singing the tables have these like like. These flat tables German style tables that people are supposed to be like the craziest set, but they were since it was a championship who's more high price with people would just dress up and not really do much and the people in the stands were insane. And when you go get a beer, you don't get a point. You get a pitcher they give you a pitcher a pitcher for eight ticket to get a pitcher of Foster's. So you just drink directly from the pitcher. And they have these bins that go around where people just throw their their pitch empty pitchers into these plastic pitchers. It's you sing for the Dr players and entire time. It was jovial fosters says official sponsor of the world tarts championship. Okay. Michael garron? Now, a three time world darts champion, so g. Gee, Dutch master. So you never never told me who you wanted as the dolphins head coach. Honestly, there's not like Rex Ryan honesty's, you want wrecks of all the names o fun. I over. Over everyone. Salad. Oh Inuit Rex Ryan. I mean, there's coordinators better supposedly good that have like the chiefs colleague. I just don't know. These names enemy. Yeah. There'd be enemy like, okay. He Richard from this. Right. Coach for the Cowboys. Like, I'm cool with it. If they turn out to be good, but I don't know them. So. To probably oh come on Rex Ryan. Now wouldn't get you say he loves his. Yeah. From a content. Sam already putting a staff together before like seconds after they fired gates. He was putting staffs together for both college and NFL jobs at Miami. He wants to be here and read and Ray Lewis where were they want though? Yeah, they were selling them. I think any anything that would have had Ed Reed as a defensive coordinator down. Here would have gotten anybody can still happen, rob. What is rob going to do? D line, go terribly. The players want Darren Rizzi that house with zarre bizarre thing. I've never seen some someone have so many players Cape up for him. What is he's a special teams coach isn't he Rizzi and everyone loves it's Darren Rizzi. Why? Why does like on the sideline when he's dealing with people? Like like, I've said it gives good coach face like he just looks like all, you know, who's in the mix for the Browns job Esau serious consideration. Mike McCarthy man Campbell. Campbell Campbell is going to be again. Can you imagine Baker Mayfield in man Campbell autistic asteroid soak sideline like that shit, hire that guy from north western that strength coach when leg off on the side the mustache? None of that's Oregon. I'm sorry. The guy who wears short sleeves. Sorry. I confuse the Oregon guys you've got to see the Oregon strength and conditioning coach. This guy's mustache is incredible. Special breed just hire strengthened in conditioning coaches, all head coaches across the land college collagen pro strengthened conditioning coaches, speaking of Oregon, would would you have rather had crystal. No, no, no, no, no. That would get old Billy Billy. I talked to fans who think if I fans I love crystal not at all the case through the guys winning like three games in the sun belt, how he's a head coach of Oregon is he's a really good recruiter. Right. Like, that's the thing that was supposed to be tongue. I'm telling you you get tired. I don't wanna be Smerch his name. But you you you turn on Cristobal pretty fast. You would think you would think from the outside that F I fans absolutely adore. That's a fine by the way that was your phone one that Chris that fans absolutely adore. Mario Cristobal because the hot and red hot and ready hot and ready when I mean little Little Caesars bowl champions. And then he got fired and he. Found his way through Alabama's coaching system. He's now the head coach at Oregon he's recruiting well out there. But he's still Mario Cristobal. He's not a good game day coach use a terrible game day coach if you had like two of the more desirable head coaches for like in Miami the past what like ten years while you're talking which which in Christopher. Yeah. I suppose. Yeah. Ron turner. Yeah. I thought you were going to say Don Strock really gotta come back with Don Strock rejoin, cripples buyout was ten million dollars six million dollars higher, the main ideas. So that's another reason why that didn't happen. But many d is I think gets people more exciting than crystal. Right. I'm excited. We have we have a Miami head coach named Manny. There's no way. This doesn't end and championships. I'm not that excited about it. There are plenty of let me have my head coach Manny that was in the upper deck at the OB is going to turn everything around born and fire to God's here. You've got real task questions. So turbo tax live has real tax professionals who can answer them for you. They have CPA's in e as you are on-demand ready to give you advise and answer questions as you go their tax pros get to know you. So they could offer personalized suggestions. And find all the deductions you deserve. Whether you are stuck at specific question. Already guidance working through your return. They're tax experts. Give you the confidence to ensure you. Return is done. Right. Turbo. Tax live would CPA's in e as on demand. See details at turbo tax dot com. Donlevatar I could spend the rest of my life and several other lives over the next hundred and ninety years searching scouring all over the earth with an army of helpers for a single reason for you to listen to the Don struck show coming up, and I would not return with a single one. The Don struck show up at seven o'clock from seven to eight still got I'm just saying for the next I could spend the rest, I if you gave me if you gave me several lives, if you said it opened up a genie bottle and said here are hundreds and hundreds of years. All you have to do is come back with a single reason to listen to the done struck show. I said I'm sorry. You're going to have to kill me right now way to promote buddy. These these are show with the stugotz on the ticket and Christopher once Rex Ryan is dolphins. Head coach. I'll come on one. Who else are we going to hire? Well, I mean, first of all Chris ones that because you want someone in town who's more of an oath than he is guilty. But it would be great for us tryin is coach would be great for us. And the point that is valid that one's not. But the point that is valid is the idea of whoever it is. They're getting isn't appreciably better than gays like it'll just be when you read these candidates. It ain't savings there. Like, it's their whole bunch of gaces there who are standing next to the guy standing next to the guy in. Hey, my defense was good wanna hire EM handsome. I'm been in Dallas for a while and gazes a candidate. Elsewhere. He's that guy is I that he was before a hot candidate. How do you guys not find this maddening after this many years? That is Mike month. Check check. No check. Yes. Intermix and be enemy is standing next to Andy Reid for twelve minutes. And all of a sudden, he's getting interviews. It's just this whole thing. It's stupid, isn't it? Yes, met men Campbell is a leading candidate in Cleveland. Why just hang around just be around? And eventually someone will hire mardi morning wing. Just just hang around the league have a lot of friends keep coaching. Eventually you'll have a good defense or offense. Someone will hire that Belgium Brady thing like worked itself out. We haven't heard anything about that this year. I don't know. I don't know if it's worked itself out. I was just realizing it's been like the worst season in a long time. I think they're gonna lose at home against San Diego. San Diego's better than they Osei Angeles. That's a fine. I keep calling him San Diego. Stubbornly. Got it got sent me on the pole. Guillermo is Dan calling. The chargers San Diego Romo did that yesterday. I mean as a fine. I mean, they really belong to Los Angeles either this is such a odd team because a killing the road because every games a road game. See God's actually has a weekend observations he sent them to me relatively early. He goes, Dan. These aren't your father's your father's San Diego Chargers. Well. No, no, the Los Angeles. Chargers. I wanted. I was rooting. There was nothing. I was rooting for this weekend. More than Philip rivers because of the inherent unfairness of that is good enough to win the Super Bowl that team is good enough. And he is good enough to win the Super Bowl. And I was afraid they're gonna knocked out by the by the team that most dismantled them this year. Like when when Baltimore played them the first time, San San Diego, Los Angeles. Didn't look the way that they were supposed to look. And so I didn't want him knocked out in the first round because I wanna watch Philip rivers at the end of a playoff game going down the field if they win the Super Bowl seriously. We'll anyone attend a victory parade 'cause they can't even sell out like a twenty five thousand put it on the poll put that on the poll if if Los Angeles wins the Super Bowl will the parade. Will there be a parade or will anyone show up for the parade? They have enough teams in Los Angeles. So put the we have to just call them. The chargers don't even call them the LA chargers or anything because that's not Los Angeles. This is a team without a home. It's a nomadic. It's a home. Bliss team czar team, and I want them to win just to see what that's like do them. Do they all of a sudden have a foot print in Los Angeles? Do they stay there? This is so weird. I think in honor of their homelessness. They should have a parade. We're all the charges walk around at midnight in downtown Los Angeles talking to themselves like all the other homeless. How 'bout that'll more Jackson thing yesterday, which part of it? Well, the seventy Bs was called then tell you stop it. But it was borderline embarrassing for the kid. And then he put just enough touch on a pass, and sort of changed everything he really go to real time hours without complaining a pass. There's no way that works out long-term. And I know he was dynamite for them. But I'm not even saying he can't I'm not doing that whole thing. But it's not too sane -able having that position run that many times. It's just not gonna get killed, man. It seems like a recipe for injury. It's not interesting to watch. But I would fear it and the next place. I'd fear it that style of play Baltimore style of play where it's like we're going to go three yards have third and short and then Lamar is gonna run for three yards. And we're going to keep the ball for forty minutes. And we're gonna keep your offense away from things. That's exactly how the Colt will ruin our playoffs by getting the chiefs out of there. Because if they. Could run against that Texans defensive line that chiefs defensive line? That's exactly how Andrew luck will do it. If Kansas City gets upset, that's where it'll happen end. It'll ruin the playoffs if Kansas City gets out, what are you talking about the blast? We great. If Angela makes the Super Bowl, you know, how much fun that's going to be for us this show. Have a simple media world. I think we should go. If Andrew luck out. Oh next week is our Super Bowl. It's luck versus Mahomes. Wow. I didn't even. I didn't even consider the sound the fountain of sound that is coming from this game. It deserves its own montage. It really does man. You're gonna put that together. I'm sorry. I came up with the dead. Have been many montages. These guys are preparing for today. Or are they going to be for today? Poor Chris I walked in today. And he looked like he'd been defeated by whatever it is that he was doing. I don't want to sound selfish. But people that like are shown you to stop dying. It's making things very difficult because of the work that causes you to stay living a little bit about the sadness, the sadness or secondary. I'd say to the work. Because it's hard. It's hard to produce touching montages about this people. Mike was Mike was in another country weeping, sadly by soccer stadium. I cried I cried. I did. I swear to God. I cried I cried I was walking into Stanford bridge to watch my favorite club. Chelsea and Dame called me. And I cried because Bob Einstein at pass. It's brutal. It's brutal. Yeah. I mean, Allison Allison was closer to them than anybody. Well, we'll get into that later in the show when we play the montage and stuff. I don't wanna do that right now. That's it is depressing. It the the people, but here this is the thing, right? I know many of you are blaming us for being cursed and for killing people, and you seem to which is ridiculous you seem to delight in mob, Einstein specifically didn't call Lynn to this show. So he wouldn't die or he wouldn't he said his favorite thing to do was living. And that's why he wouldn't call the show because the show was curse and. We were actually the Allison. And I were talking about doing a remote from the funeral because it was so that he would've liked that. He would have liked that. Did it pass? Can we see you that any Allison was explaining to me that in his religion? It happens. Very fast. So I'm Stein. Also, you're assuming that you're invited. Yeah. He's said he didn't want you at his something that he's actually said on her show. Little Joan come to my funeral quote verbatim. I don't think he actually said it on our show because shows think he just left it as a message of the show. Well, you know, the montage you might actually have this. Well, now, we can play all the sound that we have the number of times that I would walk into that room where he was just yelling at all of you. And you're all howling with laughter. Like, he was just yelling at all of you. That man's comedy aged really well, man. And he never got the same credit at aged. Really? Well, and I don't think really people understood the genius level for decades on end a comedy legend. He hasn't reputed as such which made me sad. But in in his passing, I think people started coming aboard. Here's why Mike though. And I, you know, I love him to like you do, but he wasn't quite a comedy legend buddy worked with all of them. Like an and and they all like all of them were like, yeah. This dude is he doesn't get the claim. But he's funny as we are Seinfeld did comedians in cars with Tim twice. Because. Yeah, he's funny. Any any as the only one to have that honor? I thought I thought and it's probably biased and happened later in life because of the stroz friendship with him. But I actually thought for many years that his brother was the funnier one. But his brother wasn't Albert Brooks is his brother, by the way changes named Albert Brooks because his name is actually Albert Einstein. I'll just let that sit there for a while. Because if you don't know what it's fun it. So it'd be great if Angela made it to the Super Bowl back to that. Thank you. I'm so excited. I really want him to go. Don't you? Happy for him. He seems like a nice guy. Doesn't seem good guy. Yes. He seems very nice to nice. He did he curse when he saw that t y Hilton showed up at the game. And a clown mask after one of the Texans corners called him a clown. This is a new Andrew luck. He's been cursing a lot this year. Yeah. And he apologizes, but he's letting it slip and now I'm starting to wonder, and I guess the SEC's not working right now. Anyway, so it doesn't matter. But really is that the case don't tell them that. There's no rules now. I'm pretty sure government shutdown. I could say whatever, I know. I'm pretty sure at all. No, no. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No, no, no, no took knowledge truth. Brought to you by Geico. Truth. You will certainly send any text about your supervisor to your supervisor, what's rats Janet's? Fangs did she lose that? With a weed whacker? Oh, Sint, wait. No, no, no, no, no truth. Eat so easy to switch and save on car insurance at geiko dot com. Janet, I think my phone was hacked or something. Gogo fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more donlevatar. Greg. Cody of the Miami Herald is writing an article, and I'm reading it Maas Miami sold out Miami, artists, Miami culture, and I'm reading MAs Miami sold out, and I'm reading about digital podcast network. And I'm reading about us. I'm like, this is our dreams come and truth. Still God's a thousand people come out, and we see the shipping container on their on stage. And they're like Rockstars you and me both had tears in her eyes. We're like mom and dad of sentiment, and it's hard to get you to sentiment, man. That was a very emotional moment for us to see those guys. I've down you guys you're on stage did and I were both crying. Are you guys aware of this crying, crocodile tears here say? I thought they meant big this is our show with stugatz on the ticket. You want us to be somber funeral? Do. You. Want laughter at your funeral? My Stu gods. Cried, so many crocodile tears. I did big massive crocodile tears all weekend, man. Did you love the football this weekend? The the you got you got a couple of the games you like that you missed back when the Ran's in chiefs were given us fifty four fifty one that's sixteen to fifteen defensive struggle mean, I'm telling you man, I told you Dan that everyone would yearn for the day to have sixty yearning for any of that. Oh that was a great game. I mean, it was a love. It was a great game because stakes well, and you put stakes on any game. And they're great. You make any close game. If I put stakes on any close game. It's great. That's accurate. You're right. Yes. I can't really combat that. I mean, you're one hundred percent, right. If you put steaks on a game. It's why baseball's more exciting in the POS change anything. It's just their stakes attached to it. Does anyone else? Get bothered by this. It's more random this bleep is more random than it's ever been. Football as there's some really good teams. I know all of them are good Mike is what I'm saying. There's no different huge departure from previous year. Yes. Yes. No. I'm not complaining about this. What I'm saying to you is there's no difference between the eagles and bears and the bears would be fine today if it had bounced differently and there's no difference between those team. Like in terms of their excellent the Seahawks and the Cowboys if they play ten times, they're all gonna look like that kind of an execution. I mean, there is a difference. One team is playing next week. The other is not. So I know, but if Cody party had bounced the different way than what what are you saying? Are you saying the bears are better yet? Okay. Very good. All right. Very good. I mean, whoever wins is better at no stugatz. No, no. That's how it goes. Oh, the measurement is the measurement system. Champ is no whoever wins. It's not better if your measurement system stinks for winning. I don't understand. They have a Super Bowl. It has super in the title. Exactly. They were the team that won yet. There's champion played the other best team from the other conference. They met in one game and eagles won last year. Best team. The patriots didn't win last year. Nick foles did Mr. it's don't win every year. This Nick foles thing is weird as all hell is all just throws its alshon Jeffery as much as he can Showtime date, but but they try harder with Nick foles in there. They just try harder. Sal pal said, they're more relaxed would Nick foles playing quarterback. That was his report. I mean hard to dispute it both trying harder and relaxing horn does either. Those teams dessert does either team deserved. Win when you're scoring sixteen or fifteen points. I mean, those reserved a win because point I'm asking you a question that scored Sistine, I know those. Yeah. Those are two good defense in the ravens and chargers game two and sixteen with a loss to both of them yesterday. I mean is the number one defense in the league at a chilly Soldier Field. And Saint Nick went in their big bleep Nick went in there and got about and and got a two yard out to call them pay and got about he did what he does. He get a bounce. No one's given credit defensive lineman. He got two bounces and parkey. I feel bad because nobody saw I feel bad for the guy that block that kick. Got hope. I didn't. Nobody's nobody's giving him any credit or just we're looking at videotape to see he did block the kick kick was blocked. He did. I'd be running around screaming telling everyone. Hey, got my finger on that thing. Because no one was given that guy if you give him credit you stop blaming Cody parkey. Oh, not necessarily by the way, if they implemented the rules means two guys wanted implemented a long time ago that kick would have been worth like seven points at least because it hit two posts. He hit the post and the crossbar. He's done it five times. He'd be the best kicker and football. He's a sharp shooter. I mean, it's not what you're supposed to be doing, Dan. What do you think about this rule change? I was talking to students about this in the break. We were thinking about what if you had someone right by the field goal posts. And you could tip it in after like if it hits the post, or if it's going to go wide your feet can't be on the ground when the kid gets around that area. But you just hop up you catch and you can try to toss it in. I'm going to love your idea the whole idea of it. Because if you're going to decide the fate of of Khalil Mack by bringing in a soccer player. And then it depends on how bounces I'm good with making the ending even more ridiculous because it's already ridiculous. It's the idea that Cody park is in charge of whether that defenses season continues or not the whole idea of Sirte. But then haven't happened that way. I'm. Down with you. Let's go. Let's just make it rock and rock them sock. Them football not certain how I'm supposed to feel. You haven't either to leave you usually don't embrace five minute. Major claim sure. And his canter is throwing back a field goal central. Guess. Well, Chris Cody was complaining on the internet here this weekend. He was saying why can't you have a backup kicker on the roster because it's fifty three men rosters Jankowski is out. I the part. I don't understand is. Why aren't the roster seventy-five like is football having trouble making money? They haven't trouble paying people like why isn't the restaurant hundred people and you get a four kickers if you want you can you can have up to four backup. Now. I know you can. But they can't because the rosters fifty three you need all the Nickelback she need all the special teams guys go to seventy five they're going to find a way to back on the second kick. We're always gonna find her. So why can't it get to the number whatever the number needs to be where the everyone's got a backup kicker like footballs making plenty of money. What a backup kicker punter. That's a pack of kicker gotta plan accordingly. Man. Make sure you're you know, you're can also kick you have to do is. It's got yes. Coaches can't be trusted to get a backup kicker if you just give them more Rosser spots. How many how many roster spots would I have to give it coach before he was going to be all cards from other teams practice squads that they sign off. If you can't have a bunch of quarterback who has the hot hand that someday? I can picture to walk and assigned like checking actual hands. This one looks out. Get it there. Didn't it? Get in there. Cody kessler. It's fun to have good football teams playing playoff. Carol good. They're all coltan that hell did that happen? It's a good team. He'll burgers Roman the sidelines over there. My guts said at one and five the colts are still in the mix and now everyone's terrified of the driver's seat in the driver's seat. Nailed it. Yeah. Absolutely. And they might be driving to a Super Bowl. They've got the ingredients you need to beat Kansas City like running game in the cold. They're all of a sudden smashmouth physical team with an hall of fame caliber quarterback. They just read this rock was really surprised at what they were able to do that Texans defense and especially the front of that Texans events. They were able to run the ball against the defense. Nobody can run the ball. Again. You see some of these videos that were pulling these toots and that padding, but Kansas City, here's the thing though. Mike if if the if you're in a position where the Texans allow about three yards a carry all season. Three yards a carry and the Kansas City Chiefs defense, which by the way has the advantage of always being a head by a lot. So the other team is throwing is allowing five yards a carry. That's that. That can look like the Jacksonville patriots game. If the chiefs are not from last year's playoffs. If the chiefs are not careful like what do they do against that advantage? The chiefs run defense is bad. And this team is running the ball. Very well MAC is all of a sudden an incredible running back, and these would names that people would laugh at in a fantasy draft. You goes on track did Marlin MAC. This is crazy that these players have just come out of nowhere in a draft class and been dominant. There were no bad teams in the playoff right or no average teams in the playoffs. They're all good. I thought there were ten teams that win the Super Bowl ending a ending this season. I don't think Dallas is one of them. I think Alex is one of the teams that could I'm done down in Dallas undoing that as well. Yeah. The AFC is fascinating. When you consider that Mahomes, Brady luck and rivers you trust Mahomes. The least don't you the least of those four. I'd rather have any one of those three other quarterbacks because they've done a game for a game. One guy threw for fifty touchdowns this season one guy that season is younger and better than any of them. I take luck. I'll take Brady I'll take rivers seems. This sounds stupid. But it is rooted. They're all good. Nobody's hand is hotter than Patrick Mahomes. I'll say I mean, just wanted to say he had a week to cool off also. Brady at a week to go up, but he's used to it. I mean, he knows he knows how to keep his hand warm. This is different than last year fun four quarterbacks case keenum, Blake Bortles, Nick foles and Tom Brady. Now, do those might still be in the final four. That's a different yet. That's different AFC that he's going through though, then going last year through mariota. And Bortles those are that's a different set of quarterback that he's going through. But their secret has always been it's always been they don't play that first game. Like they haven't played that first game. They haven't played wild card weekend in what twelve years, they played two home games. That's what they usually do. I don't trust that team at all to go on the road and win a game. Do not that Texans loss to the to the eagles was so huge for the patriots. Because this has been as bad of a road. Bill Belichick teams we've ever seen. So you won't trust the patriots. If they have to go on the road trust, Andy Reid. I think they're going to lose today. I'm not sure Kansas City is going to win place Sunday fun. I don't think Kansas City. I think Kansas City has a very real chance of disappointing. Everyone the reason I say it would be bad is because if the pay. Treats do advance you want to see the patriots against the chiefs? You wanna see the thing that looked like the game? They played last time. You don't wanna do? You wanna see patriots against lock? Do. You wanna see patriots against the colts? Again. I kinda do. I mean, Josh mcdaniels taking that job and then turning that job down and then deflate gate and all that stuff. I kind of want to sing that rivalries back. We have an entire national show to get into all of these storylines. There's I it's stricken town with local south Florida sports both football programs. We're looking for head coaches. Rex Ryan was assembling staffs for both of them. The Miami Heat are good the Miami. He good just lots of the hawks. Oh, you know, who is good? What who's good as Spoelstra man who none among us had Justice Winslow as a productive point guard. None among us. None of us zero. There's zero people there zero it's bolsters the only one who believed that I mean, you would bring the ball up whenever he was in. He just wasn't formally cold a point guard. So it's not shocking, but he's playing very well. What shocking is out? Well, he's playing is it not. Yeah. He's taken a third year. Leap Justice Winslow. I wanna get stands take on that. We're going to have him this week because it seems as though Justice Winslow is the guy that you're hoping Josh Richardson would be at least as of late. I had a conversation with STAN over the break where he was sort of taking me through the draft process because they were looking at at Stanley, Jefferson and Johnson, Emily Johnson. That is a fine. Yes. Who Stanley Jefferson an old chargers receiver? I believe so. Yeah, they so they drafted you meet with Sanat DisneyWorld because we did that. I can't believe you went. Lashed mountain. And I think it was John Jefferson. So you might have to who's John Jefferson. He was the chargers Stanley, Jefferson checkout. Stale in jeopardy goal is the finest Jefferson. Let's find there is. Jefferson is there Nava Stanley Jefferson that has ever played in the in the NFL there's a sane Jefferson that played for the Mets. Yeah. Yeah. Not who I was thinking fifty six years old. He went to the bathroom cookman. Oh, yeah. Say probably what was that there? Why are you so excited about the cookman is BC great band? BCC? Well, no, no, no. That's all community college the cooking school. No. It was cook is in the name culinary joke. You actually saw culinary school new thought Bethune cookman was a cooking school. He say rival Johnson and Wales. So Stanley Jefferson. That's fine. This entire show is how do we deflect back on him somebody else? That's not us. Like, that's what the what the entire show is like, I know it is BC C BCC, but then cook on college, but cookman colon Aaron. So back to Disney. No, I don't wanna go back to Disney. I wanna go back to this conversation with STAN. But now, I'm not gonna do either. Which parks that you go to and kingdom. I saw animal kingdom you went to avatar. I ride Mike is the single best video game ride thing ever produced ever produced. Yeah. Ever produced ever. It seems tripping. I have never been on anything that felt more realistic and was virtual and made me like beyond anything as people who've been on it. I don't think there's been anything like this in the history of amusement parks, or in the history of doing things with video games. So it's a video game. I know it just it feels right? It feels like an interactive video three d d does the right move or on the back of a pterodactyl one of those one of those avatar thing avid darts, one of those avatar birds on the fast and furious. Right, dan. I have not man that's absurd that grants right about. This by the way, this ride is amazing. It's the best ride. I've ever been on it any part. Can they sit the best run? I'm just out of because it's realistic. You're like you're sitting there, you feel you're sitting there you feel like you're on the back of a prehistoric bird and you're getting watering your face when you go near the ocean. It's your mountain banshee it, smells it, smells like it, smells like the jungle while you're doing it. It's better than jaws you're flying through Pandora without honestly moving that much. It's amazing. The people have been on. It would tell you were there during nighttime because I hear the entire world of Pandora lights up. You have to go at night, though. Did you go at night? I did go at night. Yeah. By luminescent. Would you would you describe it as bioluminescence? Are you guys of the opinion that I'd do DisneyWorld the way normal people do DisneyWorld I got you waiting like two hours for this ride. Download of that out. Dora six hour. Wait six hour waits rather? While you waited. Did heads up. That's what people do in ends up heads up. Do you make friends with people are in line with I did is walk around and in thankful way. Because I worked for Disney. Well, I worked for for dad. Get a hold up. I'm waiting walk around without lines. I got I do all six hours best pencil. Disney would have to pay you guys. More for what it costs to do Disney. Right. Okay. I'm gonna sound a little highfalutin. We'll jealous. So you got to go to all the parts, then where you park, you park, hop and son of a gun. Yeah. Where'd you? Go all the coaster. All all. Yeah. Did you see the yeti on Everest? I did not see that. What did that where's that animal kings? Oh, you know what? I only went all I went to an animal kingdom was the pen Dora. That's all. I didn't do that. I didn't see that wrong. Do you do the mountain? You didn't do up on the mountain? Yes, I did space rock and roller coaster rocking roller. Oh boy. All right. Did you hear loving and elevate was tweets that roller coaster has balls man? Yeah. Slinky rollercoaster, you go on the slinky rollercoaster. That's a new one. Did you guys wanna talk about what's going on locally with? I'm going down. And you actually go down a loop. Did you get a Turkey lake and candidates? You get a Turkey leg. Doodoo do about Chiro. Did you get your own? And then it gets glow in the dark at the end of the Aerosmith right here. Like, how did I encounter so much dust and look into how weird my fingernails? You did the rip ride rocket. The scary. What universalist universal thought his copy? I'm sorry. No, wait a minute. But that's a different part. That's not Disney. ABC universal doesn't pay Dan that much money. Disney at does. So. Did you see Cinderella's castle? There's like an exclusive EP. Did you stay in Cinderella's costs ride? The monorail. You know, the Monterey was the fastest right last. I checked at Disney carousel progress. Tired of the guy. Borrow hate that right? That's it allowed now. It's okay. A ride you sit on the floor in the room rotates. It's nice breaking up of like fast pace. Great big. I don't feel like a lot of people like carousel of progress. I don't know. It's best come down. Sometimes to take a breather. Did you go to Epcot figment of slow? Valium got a cool air conditioned room. It's the perfect break-up. Yeah. How many ice cream bars? Did you Mickey Mouse, boy that you get with the years cut you open like a shark is it all just Mickey Mouse ice cream bars that did you get your holiday ornament guy? Get the dole Whitman get your ornament holiday ornament every year. I wonder if he has coops test drives has gone. Oh, dan. Drink around the world. Didn't you? The frozen right bowl. He did frozen. Let it go to frozen frozen. Did you Valerie Valerie Valerie, just me and stand on all the roller. Oh, great. In mexico. Right. A mexican. I went to veteran. I always go to Mexico because I got a sort of Mexico. You can't finish drinking around the world in Mexico. You can't do it. That's bad for you. So you always start with the tequila pace. I know idea there was a right there until the fifteen time I went what? No, it's an incredible ride. You do it after the tequila shot. So I found out did you explore Canada with Martin short? Did you did you go to the safe house? It's really tough to get a ready. Yeah. I became a Canadian sake has did you go on a teacup ride with STAN Gretzky Cameron? They have Wayne Gretzky cabernet. Did you guys into Soren together? Because that's what you get. When you. Anymore? No, not anymore international now with you. Yeah. You don't smell the oranges anymore at any point. Do I smell anything? Oh, yeah. Yeah. You smoke grass small kinds of Egypt's now. Oh, wow. The sensory overload that is Soren in credible. Yeah. Did you go mission to Mars? I don't like that one. I don't like that one. It's called mission space. Now, I think I don't like it. It makes me feel like I'm gonna die. You feel like you're going to. You got blood clots in your leg, you feel that way. It's a small world. You know, like I'm going to die. I'm gonna die. I'm gonna die. You go to Kabul. What did you? You pick the future for yourself. And then there's the video winning how afraid where you when there was a ghost in your couch when you're doing the haunted. Doing how Disney made sure that. There were no goes with me. In fact, I rinse of the Caribbean was Johnny Depp. Who was with me? Big to he picks picks put on the insta- picks. Why are you eating an ice cream bar right now? Let's consider the secret life of the Imos nesting doll living, most of her life in the dock inside the other nesting Dole's. He has plenty of time to think if we could sadly, she has no brain, however, when in a most nesting dole, his gyco not only saves people money, but also has been providing great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious. You should switch because. Yes. Switching to gyco is a no brainer pity in a most nesting and her lot in life.

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This game is not worth watching watching however the thing that is worth watching is the jags have a very valuable piece that they cannot get along with there is a generational gulf between the people who run the jags eggs and Jalen Ramsey. I would not play him because I don't believe the jags or any kind of close. I know that a couple of years ago they almost one in New England probably should have one in New England but after after starting three in one last year how many games they've won sense to know team in the sport has one fewer games since then than Jacksonville. If you're not closed and you've got a piece you can't get along with. It's GONNA get your first round pick. Why in the hell would you play them against the titans. Dan's absolutely right in terms of the best case smartest thing to do is not planned if he were to get her d. told you so's and how could you have done this would be endless and that would be terrible for a team. That's should get a lot back for Jalen Ramsey. That being said this is not a great division right to Shawn Watson could get mangled behind that offensive line the coal tar total question Mark Without Andrew Luck. They have shot still l. Despite starting to particularly if you believe the Gardner mentioned is going to get better with more reps and knowing that he's the starter and the guy that they're relying on that defense should be better than what we've seen of course once you lose Jalen Ramsey. They won't be as good. I don't think they can play him. I don't think it makes any sense to plan but I do think they also need to not get bullied and pushed into making a move quickly quickly because they're worried about how we might move things in the locker room and not get enough back for a guy. That's very valuable if they do play him tonight. It feels like you're responsible. Management it from guys who and win now mode when this team doesn't feel very win now but it's not as larger management breach as the fact that you have something this valuable and now you must traded because you cannot figure out how to make a guy that everyone wants wants so badly that Adam schefters reporting that a team actually asked can he play Thursday night and then again on Sunday and the league said no because he he'd be good on the team if he played Monday as well you can't everybody wants this guy but you can't lose a guy like this. If you're in charge high anyone going through noisy play nobody's going to wash about degenerates out their a fantasy and gambling and otherwise he said the big deal if unofficial toll display your so as they Tom Brady this is from Quan McMillan not just dolphins players. I know you can't name any of neither can the producers of the show. It is one guy saying it to Berry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he was told after a perfectly clean hit on Tom. Brady stay off Tom and that feels like a League wide edict. We can't have any more quarterbacks getting hurt. The last time Tom Brady Eighty did get hurt and it is kind of stunning that he gets hurt less than a lot of other guys in the League who seem to be built a lot sturdier than him. They changed all the rules to protect. Tom Brady show even if the referee doesn't give voice to this is what's happening in that league already listen if you're tempted to think that the League is on the side of the Patriots you're GONNA here. Stay off Tom and think very specifically like the officials are saying don't touch our golden boy or if conversely you think that the league is against the Patriots. You'RE GONNA find some way to laugh. After this office. Nothing I think it's somewhere in the middle which is to say that as much as we hate the terrible roughing the passer penalties that we've seen in some games already so far just through the first two weeks we also so eight having to watch teddy bridgewater and Gardner minhsiu and all the backups because of the injuries the NFL's in a terrible position of needing to protect its quarterbacks but also understanding that a tackle is a tackles so I think what the official probably was saying is get off of him as soon as possible. Try to physically affect gravity so that you don't land on top of him because we're going to be forced to call it. We've I've been told to pay very close attention to that and I don't want you to get penalties all day because you're lying on top of him by the way good no Dan. The dolphins actually listened to very well because they barely touched him ED. I miss the good old days when you could do this. Tom Brady what's He. GonNa show us here. People in the rush hitting disband football right at the moment clear live it kind of he was not the star here's when that happened that would never be an referee would start fighting against all the bills if that happened right now aw US Gopher Matt Nagy deal I will eventually click for the rush. QB Nagee is how we pronounce it. He is is not a Russian this right. Here is a bears fan who is hurting because trubisky there is a stat that is pretty damning on him and it is not that he only had ninety eighty five yards passing in the last game before that last desperation play when they got into field goal range in the status this in an era of total accuracy more more accuracy than we've ever had from quarterbacks. He has thrown twenty seven point eight percent of his passes that are uncatchable the only guy worse than that so far in in the League has been Cam Newton who can't plant right because of an ankle and is coming off of shoulder surgery. The accuracy should be alarm bell. I don't know what he's seeing in practice that that makes that accuracy any better the only thing that I could possibly think is that there's no reason for this regression from last year and that's not to say that last year who's blowing people's minds with his abilities ability but he was good enough to run an offense that was creative and unique and different and good enough to not ruin games fourteen that had a good defense. This defense by all accounts should be you better. They've got a bunch of young players that are another year into their careers and I don't understand what the disconnect is between the Matt Nagy offense that we saw last year in the way that Mitch could run it and and what we're seeing now the first game was all past no run. The second game was all run no pass. We didn't see any of the creativity and I'm not blaming this on Matt Nagy. I'm wondering if he's looking Mitch and saying people L. A. figured out the five things that you know how to do well from last year. We need to add some more and you can't do any of them. It's it's inexplicable to me right now. One of the things that is dangerous dangerous to bank on is the ability given how violent it is on defense to have the same defense from year to year the Jacksonville jugs are a perfect example of that. You cannot hide your a quarterback. You cannot protect your quarterback. This team might have a championship defense. They need their quarterback to be above average. He has thrown not touchdown this as the year. You know who has thrown one. WHO'S A G three. Is that right. I lucked out Sarah. Oh Out It's fine because we can win with our kicker. RS She right three coming up next on my cell. Stevie show the thing that they imprinted on you the most in terms of who you are today. Work is at the top of the list. I would say so I would say just a value and work the value of community the value of family my sons they may show is brought to you by Walmart. Save money live better interesting creature inhabits the flat arid plains of many an automobile dashboard the bobblehead it's most agreeable and will not along to anything thing despite having no brain function but when the bubble had here's how GEICO not only saves people money but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone kill not even more vigorously because he knows you should switch because yes switching to gyco is a no brainer he's e- publ and easy you can get whiplash and the today Manuel Diaz Okay. He goes by Manny. I don't know why my father did that. First Cuban head coach of the Miami Hurricanes. Let's get to know him manny. You are coaching in Miami Your Cuban. Your family's story is Cuban. What can you tell us and the audience about out your journey your family's history specifically Graham grandmother parents all of it. It's actually crazy. this past weekend marked the anniversary of when when my father and his mother came to this country for the first time. I think it was maybe fifty five years ago he he just text me on Sunday to commemorate the day A and my story is kind of the the Miami Story. You Know My my dad came from Cuba. my mom came from the northeast. my dad was kind of the the athlete in high school. My mom was a cheerleader at a at a different school and and and they formed a romance and I'm the result of that. What did the struggle. Ogle look like for them and before them. Didn't one of the pivotal people in your life come to this country with like ten dollars on them. Ten cents it was it was ten cents my grandmother my whale okay with ten cents and my grandfather was left behind and Cuba and in fact was in I was in prison. They were concerned one time that he had been and assassinated because they're reading off the names of the radio of everyone who had been killed and and they read off while D is and it turned out not to be you know it's. It's a pretty common tame. It turned out to be another woman well but there was a moment where both my grandmother and my father thought that that my grandfather had been killed and so how does that shape you today. He's sitting in front of us. that journey from there to here well when when I hear stories of my dad taking my mom out on a date and van that didn't didn't even have seats in it that they actually they had to sit on on milk cartons seats and then to be able to to watch my father come up in in the city and become an attorney any and become more successful and and then eventually to become the mayor that is that's kind of the the American story right that you can be anything you want to be in that had to have some sort of impact when I was sitting here in Bristol and had this wild notion that you know what I I can be a football coach and what you know what reason do I have to believe that I could be a football because let alone the head football coach of the Miami hurricanes but you can't do the same thing you kind of. Put your head down and get to work and and start getting after it and then Lo and behold this where you end up through a child's eyes. What do you remember about the struggle of your parents. Just you know not not having but but not complaining complaining I mean that's that's what I remember. I mean I remember I just remember like just the value of work you know just the value of hard work and I was never given an idea that we had had less you know and but it was always the idea that you could work for more. When did you realize that you had less than how did you realize you had that. You had less interest. I I don't know I mean just being a kid and you'd go over to you know like a lot of families. You know my you know my father would still live at home with his parents and you know and it wasn't in the the biggest home or in in the in the best community or anything like that but it just nobody cared I mean everybody was happy and people came over and there was a communal aspect to it and it just it was never even discussed. It was never brought up so the thing that they imprinted on you. The most in terms of who you are today work is at the top of the list I would say so I would say just the value and and work the value of community the value of family you know and and that when when one of us has success we all have success and how kind of the community I thought did a great job taking care of each other and and enjoying each other's successes and so whether that'd be you know hey. Somebody rented a house down to the keys. Guess WHO's coming over. Everybody's coming over you know and that was but that was all kinds of and so if I had them here. What would they be saying about what it's like to watch you coach this football team in this city. Well I mean I. I would imagine that you know number one. It'd be pride but too I think they know the backstory because I think they've seen all the steps along the way of all the things that it took to get to this moment and to get here with no guarantee of getting. There's not like some you apply for some you say well if I if I do this one day. I'll become that there's there's as a timing wheel in in college football. You can never really predict we're GONNA end up so the fact that it actually ended up here at Miami they they realized how special that is was there uh-huh much doubt along the path. How much doubt was there and where was there the most out well obviously in my career you know everything was kind going along the way you would want to go along and then and then it kind of came down to a crash at Texas where it didn't go well there and so sort of the midway point in my career. Give you the policy major really identify. Hey what am I doing How am I doing this. If I get an opportunity to do this again how do this in a way to make sure this never happens again and and and I think the success that I've had after that has really been a lot of lessons. I learned coming out of that dark time so tell me the most emotional moment manny de as standing at at the University of Miami wherever it is where you find yourself crying with gratitude because you you know because you got through all of it and you're arriving at something that represents bench dreams like where I see the smile creeping on your face now like you're. You're thinking of something specific. What are you there. The thought that POPs in my mind went when when you go to your head coach press conference one of the things that they coach on beforehand. Is You know you may get emotional. You almost want to have a trigger word so you're you don't become a crying mess at your press conference inference and so when I walked into the Miami press conference and I walked in that auditorium the first person I saw on there was was my Wella and and and now it's like instantly like the battle right there. It's like Oh my God. I made eye contact with her and you whatever the word was. I had to get into it right away. Just be like okay there. She is take a deep breath and let's get on what happened. Tell me tell me what you're feeling there and tell me what it is that happened there because the discipline just her story for a woman who came with her. I think six year old son with diamond her pocket to a country she'd never been to new nothing about and then you know how many years later sitting next to her son who became the mayor of Miami and to watch her grandson walk in being named the head coach at the University of Miami. I can't even imagine the pride that that would make mother. Let alone a grandmother feel I mean that's that's stuff like movie scripts so just seeing her and just processing that and just feeling the pride that that she was feeling at that moment what what it made me feel. It made me feel isn't the right spot actually found out. I wasn't getting emotional in a negative way. I I in a way. It's sort of empowered me. Hot Doug's chuck dogs like why is Your Guy Selling hot dogs in here. I'll get tickets to the game. I want to see a hassle but I missed that stadium atmosphere so I brought the stadium atmosphere to work. Michael Vivid seats make buying tickets quick and easy find the situation in just a few clicks nice. I just got tickets to tonight's game ice cream. The joy scream here. You guys can all go home now. We're good here highly questionable. These broadcast clevelander hotel beautiful South Beach Miami played again that these always the of the coin the own you give us topics events and we question. Do you question if this kid meant to this okay. This kid is four years sold. His name is Calvin. Let's see I love taking Calvin and then judging. Is this luck or skill from Talvin going right in the basketball today's one hundred percent that kid approach the T. Ball with the confidence of Gardner Menchu. This kid did everything on purpose. I take it all back. He's totally unsurprised by this as well as you in it for days his dad it is filming it. Let's look at the approach here real quick. I don't think this is sturdy footing that he displaying here. I disagree this can you this was going in three hours ago or more impressive kit. No you have now died. This is more impressive. Actually that's the shadowing at all wide open the fact that kids not even on camera someone through through it and then they just put it on the Internet to get clicks this show so predictable. Do you question if this is a fun game. Okay okay Let's see whether this is fun. Is it going to be US laughing at people getting injured. That's usually what it is here. Oh yeah that's fun there. This is twitter right here. Somebody's GONNA existed. I shouldn't have gone onto again. Wait hold on let we try. One more time. Savings better this time. No I think it'll be better off. Kid Kid has got a future of incredible adult scars. 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Local Hour: Football Friday - Week Zero

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

54:03 min | 1 year ago

Local Hour: Football Friday - Week Zero

"Bothers is coming back to h._b._o. In the stakes of never been higher twain johnson returns as the former football star spencer strathmore as he goes after his biggest opportunity at ballers sayer sundays at ten thirty starting august twenty fifth only on h._b._o. The dan lebatardshow podcast is presented by the capital one venture car when you are an unlimited double miles in every purchase. Your next trip is closer than you think capital one. What's in your wallet footba <hes> aw all friday that was the first roy. It made me sweat. They're a little while the jump in keep that note along hyped who's ready. I'm not ready mike. You have everything on canes as your underwear cain no. I don't actually nothing well the hat i don't have a single thing that actually says university of miami on me like a black and orange shirt which is kane's pains orange which is orange orange horn package but that doesn't avenue on it. I've got a black and orange hat that says three zero five. He didn't put this whole thing on thinking of my. This is a miami thing thing but i got everything else in my bag that i have packed for this. Orlando trip has a you on it with but this is just orange and black read into it big thing on colors fig games this weekend huge saint thomas daley's south tonight. Isn't everyone's talking about. Did you guys watch launch the s._e._c. network now okay. I'm pissed. Why i'm pissed. They do this whole really cool montage. It's like about ten minutes long and seven minutes. Go by and you finally get your. I mention the university of miami legendary football program. Am i mean i'm telling you they put north carolina lacrosse on there before i saw dirac. All i saw was a turnover chain in the rock. It was all about clemson duke. Doc must've been slipping yeah because remember a._c._c. Basketball conference great stock soccer history actually upset by this. I was made angry like i thought that was a legitimate. Chance at the university of miami was forgotten about in this montage. I'm like wait a second. This is the a._c._c. now. Miami's a bit of a weird market in the a._c._c. a._c._c. The same way like pittsburgh and boston is a c. C.'s normally carolina's and really. Let's be serious. That's what this network is really aiming for. Because those are the more diehard people the carolinas. I get it but shoot man. You got a hell of a legacy down here in terms of football. It's clemson's going to be number one because they did it. Most recent they have three national titles to recently. I get leading with daboh and trevor lawrence and all that fine but shortly thereafter university of miami. The football program our shows popular in raleigh right. Yeah i feel kinda. It's the biggest show on raw feel like with in and u._m. A._c._c. i feel like we have a big connection. Action is something you should be upset about it. I was like if you're upset about this. Get it together. I was like seven minutes to get to the university of miami football program. I don't get y. I get that they're trying to break out this big network. They're showing you that. They're going to be basketball this stuff but this is the start of football season. You would have thought that that i do any minute block would have been like football. Football canes are no no man. It's not that if you look. I'm the only one that i watched the the launch the network trust me i was i was there trying wannabe super fair and i get what they did. I was just confused because there were multiple minutes. I went bios like shooter. Just could forget that the university of miami's in the a._c._c. and we pop in there and it was just the rock and smell with the u._s. Cooking and like a turnover chain like all right well. I guess that's that and that's what that's you. You know what it's fair to billy's point. We haven't really accomplished anything in the a._c._c. Hell we have an a._c._c. championship in basketball. We have an a._c._c. championship regular season and postseason in basketball before we want an a._c._c. football championship. This was supposed to be easy for the university of miami when they went into the a._c._c. This was supposed to be f._s._u. Happens you miami a._c._c. Title game every year to match ups a year. We've been to the a._c._c. championship. Once we've won the coastal wants. I'm with i'm with your original point on this. This is bs there needs to be they need to have some foresight on this the most talented team outside of clemson and the a._c._c. who is it. It's miami. It's actually virginia according to the voters because virginia that's right virginia. Their quarterback who was awful against university of miami who i wanted to throw is like highly touted pro football focus number one quarterback outside of trevor lawrence in the a._c._c. the media picking virginia virginia. Let me tell you something virginia urginia. We're going to pound you strip. Gonna pound this game in a bad way right. 'cause i can pound billy right now and it's like a good thing we pound not. It's not going to be a fist bump thing. I'm so not on virginia. I think virginia's overrated. We'll get into that virginia. We're gonna pound you in the bad way ground pound yet. Josh rosen looked good last night <hes> ninety nine yard drive. We'll get to the dolphins. I said we'll get to the. I'm so i'm so happy just to see kurt herbstreet on sports center in the morning. We're back college football here. Yeah and you have to have a ticket to go to college game day to magic kingdom. Have you decide what your game plan is going to be. No dude i was going to do a d._j. Set and i got pushed out the venue by michael irvin so and then i was in talks with other venues michael irvin. D._j.'s known that'd be awesome. Wouldn't it yeah i i thought there was a lane where we could both existing venues business out there but then i was talking to other venues and then something that i was gonna go back to back with one of my friends and they had a a personal matter you had to attend to and that was just like i went on this tour with the raconteurs and boys house just like you know i just wanna go into this and enjoy myself and now what someone else d._j. Yeah yeah also jacuzzi. Boys are going to be in orlando tonight actually and i haven't seen them enough lately. Maybe i don't know i just wanna i'm hanging out with my my brothers in law and the street river man yeah let the weekend take you wanna have set plans. I was like i lived a very regimen schedule regimented schedule all this week going on tour different city. I just wanna still not sleeping while still not sleeping drinking like crazy like a regimen schedule well. I had to be in my car at certain points so that i was scheduled but game we came. We might just gonna win the coastal. Here's what we gig zero. Yeah gigs zero. I think my name is gonna would be favored in every game. They have left on their schedule outside of the a._c._c. championship and this game. This game is massive. Because what did we hear all offseason from any d- is what was a marketing plan. What was the recruiting. What was the hashtag half the new miami. Oh the new mayan and you cannot come out here and do the same damn thing. This program is done every one of these showcase neutral site kickoff game bowl games. Whatever you have the spotlight on you you cannot go out there and get embarrassed because a lot of these games haven't been close recent history get slammed by l._s._u. John taylor runs for a billion yards against us in a bowl game. Wisconsin owns us. You got to be the new miami based off that statement. I would make it would make it seem like you're saying that. This is more important for miami. I think this game massive for miami. Ameinias a now a lotta people's expectations is just keep it close and you know what keeping it close would would indeed be a new miami because they've flatly been embarrassed in the game but this is where we're at. We're yes he closed. Yes no billy your cynicism schism while normally triggers me. You're dead on the money. Yes it's been. It's been an embarrassment for this program because there is a bravado of five national titles. We talk about a team that happened twenty years ago. This is a team that's won. The coastal once wake forest has been more effective football program in this conference conference. It's laughable credit jim larranaga but our basketball program should not being better position than the football program. So how do you think you're gonna win. The coastal of the only goal was to stay close to a team that you don't think that's my goal. I'm going into this game. I think the university of miami can win. I wanna hear about talent because miami's more talented. I'm dead serious. Miami has more four four star recruits. That are gonna be making an impact in this game. Then florida florida has has had people leave. What's going what's going into this game. There's so many unknowns with miami's left left tackle in right tackle and redshirt freshman quarterback. We don't know what we're going to see. I'm not gonna pretend like i'm going to go to know what i see because this game can totally be nuked by in florida. 's defense absolutely wrecking havoc and getting to germany. You're kinda thrown mixed signals because in text and yesterday. You're kinda like i'm back. I got him winning no i it's like your tone right now kind of makes it seem like your little well. I'm a little scared. I think we win here. Here's what happened last year going and tell us you there was talent and then there it was a huge problem when it came to coaching and going into it. We knew some of the issues going into the game bought. Intimately crozier's off season obviously wasn't good and the punting absolutely knew that game. What are the weaknesses. Miami have going into this. It's the unknown of the offensive line which we all assume it's going to be a weakness at least in pass protection and it's the unknown of jerem williams because we've seen them throw three passes against savannah state secondary the secondary nationally the secondary. I'm not not worried at all about this secondary really i'm not i have faith in these players but nationally when you lose a sheldrick red wine and john johnson and michael jackson and the only person you bring him back trae. Hey john bandy league for the n._f._l. After this season yes dan mullen is should be in his in his offense of meeting saying we got to attack. These safeties go after after gervin hall. I dare you go after him the problem with this this <hes> secondary. I think might be tackling because we don't know. I mean jonathan taylor running all over abreast even l._s._u. Linebackers cannot miss tackles the way that they missed tackles against l._s._u. Now the michael <hes> michael pearlstein line is a really good running back might be the best running back miami faces all year this year but he's also slow. He's a slow running back. <hes> i don't know if he's got next level talent because of that lack of speed so him getting to the second level is only really gonna happen. If you're missing tackles. I gotta reason fans of think think positive. If we said yesterday how you f coming into this game is kind of in the spot that miami was last year being a team that had a good season the previous season a little still unsure but but a top ten ranking <hes> question marks at quarterback blah blah blah <hes> that makes miami this year's l._s._u. Agree boom the best unit in this game game like last year. We would have said the best unit in that game. Probably l._s._u.'s defense people are saying that about this year with miami having the best unit. I know you're saying that's debatable. Some people would say florida order but i i everything i've heard. Most people think the best union this game is the doll is the canes defense so i'm saying and the quarterback last year who's the quarterback fellas l._s._u. Last year i i can't think of his name right here yeah but he was a little there was a question mark there. The way jay williams there was the unknown. You just feel like we got parallel. There are parallel. They ranked though where's the miami was ranked being number eight. I think l._s._u. Was ranked. Maybe could have been at twenty four th yeah. Here's florida's got very good. Cornerbacks given that especially henderson go to the n._f._l. I would miami have been ranked. They really seven six last year. No no there in that group of miami was coming off of the orange bowl appearance and all the excite remember miami up until the last game of the season was ranked number. No i'm saying this year. He said miami could be ranked. Number twenty four seven minutes six released may lose lose their bowl game but fifty ranks. Where do you think miami is right now thirty. There's a lot there's a lot and seven six neighborhood. You would've thought off of reputation but it's fine. Miami was disappointing last year. It's cool. It's good. I expect florida's corners to be very good. Who's at defensive ends an anita. He's i think he's good at the run. He's not really like known as low pass rusher per se but there's all the question marks on the offensive line but you know where or else question marks on an offensive line on the other team florida in fact miami's offensive line situation org you ably could be even better shape than florida because at least you know what you got with the interior offensive line and regardless of how young are left tackle right tackle are. I still think they're effective effective when it comes to run blocking d._j. Dallas this is actually one of my concerns going into it d._j. Dallas has had really good camp. Everyone assumes as last year we're here in miami had a kid in the off. Season has had really great moments with the university of miami and then last year. I had a bit of a problem fumbling the ball so this is one of my concerns going into this limiting turnovers because jay williams. That's supposed to be one of his strengths and why he won this job. He's not gonna turn the ball over. Miami flatly will not survive this game if he has multiple interceptions d._j. Dallas you've got to be the veteran veteran leader on this team campbell the ball absolutely not i think everyone expects both defenses to come to play that means turnovers are going to be massive because i don't think either offense is gonna put up a lot of points here so you cannot fumbled the ball away. See manny's bring out the big guns brought out jimmy johnson johnson mazda mazal. This is how you combat the good of tim tebow you bring in the miami either of moscow now. I heard moskva speech little underwhelming dude. It was so miami he kinda gave off dropping the f. word every other word how how jackie was about contact being. Do you think that manny diaz and the coaches looking around like ooh. Maybe a few less curse words. No no no no. That's why they brought him in his new miami. This is not mark ricks words towards this is this is this rivalry game folks mark rick staff though yeah what do you were there. You were part of that culture. What do you change though it's funny when you hear a coach who was on the staff talk about culture jay. I'm glad you mentioned this because you're absolutely right and that's something you can point to wait. My media was here so you're complicit in the culture. He's not the head coach. His defensive unit by the way brought it. His defensive unit was elite elite and by being in this program. Manny diaz actually saw everything that was going wrong with it every mistake that mark made when it came to staffing when it came to strengthen conditioning coaches when it came to the special teams many knows all the things that needs to be done in the south florida market to appeal to recruits and to get results. That's on the field manny diaz as a miami guy. Yes he graduated from f._s._u. You know what dabo sweeney graduated from alabama care. Many ideas is a guy through and through he he is one of us. He knows what needs to be done. We feel like there's a lot of pressure for first time head coach. They just think he's going to miami. Billy welcome to miami seven and yeah. They're gone yeah. Coach is gone. That coach is gone because he couldn't fire his own son. He's gone. He retired. Thank you mark rick the program. It's better for no more. We manny diaz here. This is a huge game. Be the new miami yeah. You got fire son in that spot. Do you think that the only misstep fernandez so far was his appearance with people. I think that's really the only you guys are really. It's just the only thing he's left every situation as the miami coach so far he's cool man there was this was the only instance where he left and i was just like i could handle this cooler. People is a lot to deal with when you have no idea what's manso handled it like a champ. We'll we'll mansa showed you how down on wednesday then people are going to handle number eight team in the country yeah so the number eighteen in the country. Why are they number eight. That's why are they number eight. Because is the number eight really well here well. That's a good question well. I'm posing the question. Tell you why they were number. Eight brassica rank should be the question because they went four games last exactly because people are hearkening on legacy and just assuming scott frost so when you go through the top twenty five billion. You're going to see a lot of those. I'm care that miami's not ranked zero that they win this game. They're going to be ranked but they're close in this game. They might end up getting released. How miami's ranked out or viewed outside of miami. Let's they're seven and six and they're not in the top twenty five and the eight people in nebraska and forget a couple years ago. They were like twenty four to start a season. This like seven through route twenty five is just like a year stand that you're saying that miami's big thing is their legacy but they're not in the top twenty five and nebraska is a big thing is their legacy that one four games and they are but i think everyone agrees that the preseason top twenty five just made for television whatever but let's talk about why florida's ranked number eight because it's a little confusing to me obviously obviously the way they ended last season. But who did they end the last season with other players they end it. No they ended the season with a strong second african south carolina. They beat f._s._u. And philippi franks look good in that game and they beat michigan number seven yeah billy look at the team that michigan put out there in michigan was without eleven contributors so i'm not i'm not taking any stock into that victory over michigan when i was a shell of michigan david tennant three yes and that team that one ten and three didn't play that ballgame where should they be. I'm saying they're overrated. I don't know this is a new season but philippi franks. If you pressure him got rosier vibe suam pro football focus said that when fully pay franks was put under pressure he completed twenty five percent of his passes. He is six six foot six. He's a guy that effective running the ball but he's also a guy that had to defiantly shook his own fans in a game because i wanted him out there okay okay. He is one of these guys that has gone through a lot in terms of off the field pressure and he rose to the occasion against f._s._u. And michigan team that was without a ten to fifteen contributors on their squad so i'm not buying in on this florida team. I'm not buying in on a slow running back. That is a good college football player. I'm a little scared of qataris area's tony who was given the number one jersey which i think they're trying to make a thing over there. In terms of he's an athlete he can line up in space and just get him the ball and he can do stuff off. They had some playmakers. It's university of florida. It's university of florida. They're going to have some suds out there but if you actually go through the crooning if you go through the rankings and you actually break down the talent miami's more talented team. So what are we hold against miami. Their reputation always negative situation. We hold on a second. You're saying you don't don't buy into a quarterback who had twenty four touchdowns six interceptions that had a one forty three point three rating because you think he's overrated yeah so you don't understand why he is the one after ten in three season. I'm telling you when you go back and play the game recruit to take his job billy. Do me a favor pull up. The missouri game on philippi franks pull up the music one game against against a team. Yes but a quarterback was in played yet like you guys are arguing. The miami is underrated quarterback that no one that it hasn't played yet. No i didn't get on the ladder to bad quarterback <hes>. They brought in another quarterback to take his job and you're going after quarterback. Who's actually played yeah. What do you say like manny diaz was there. I think everyone on that team and everyone that i've spoken to knows adjourn. Williams should one that job last year and then jerem williams checked out and he got himself suspended when he didn't win and manny diaz had to do everything to keep them. Any ideas was there and saw that mistake it wasn't manny diaz has call. Emily rosier was starting wasn't meaning. D._s._s. causes an amazing thing. This is just you need to understand why it is ranked because their quarterback has not played before. I understand what you is ranked. I'm not i'm not. I'm not taking issue with it. I don't give a flying shit in preseason rankings. I really don't guys. I'm the real winner here because last year i said gerald should be the starter without ever having seen him play okay. No one was saying it last year i was he was the third guy that no one was talking about so i just like to billy's point. We don't know we don't know i. I know that i feel in my heart of hearts parts. This was a much better quarterback competition than it was last year. I've been impressed with what i've seen from darren williams. I like his body transformation. I saw the elite eleven t._v. Show don't which outplayed trevor lawrence but first game of the season. You're playing florida where the entire pressure of a nation watching you. The kid's gotta do well. I don't know if he's going to do well. I don't know if the offensive line's going to hold up. I don't know if he's all of a sudden going to start turning over the ball. I can tell you what i think what i hope but we won't know until so this game and heaven help everybody if he does well because i'm going to be even worse than it. Was this segment so god's here guys. It's that time middle of summer and you have to take advantage of the gorgeous weather before you know it. 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This is an issue. I'm having actually right now because whenever where the soccer jersey my baseball baseball i got a new era baseball hat doesn't go with a soccer jersey real whenever i wear the soccer jersey i'm like i can't wear today and it just don't look here. Why are you went on a soccer jersey. <hes> <hes> because everton plays it three today but that's an i'm telling you your hair looks good today. It looks thick. It looks like there's substance there. I'm not sure i'm really not trying to bother you. I feel so vulnerable right now. Billy come on this is no no no. I'm telling you you have a nice thick flow going. This is just what i wanted everyone in the room. I'm staring at my hair chris. What i will say is like from billy's sounds good. It looks really good. It's good for mainly do this from now on but turn the other way uh and just turn your chair. 'cause roy's got view of what i'm looking at now. It's fine. It's looking you. I'm telling you dude. I got my hairlines going just buying into it. I'm telling you it looks good from here and it looks like roy. What are your thoughts sorry do. Why can't your new era with that. I just always feel like when i throw my my baseball cap backwards with a jersey i just i just i just i don't know it doesn't feel like it works for me does ten constellation. We pick a hat like maybe like a dad or something. Are you on dad hat fort. Wayne loves harry balls hat. Yeah you want to wear that has a trucker. Hat doesn't really match on currently weren't blue jays minor league half that actually matches what you were out but it's really a black shirt with a navy blue hat so it's not even navy blue. It's like you're actually. I'm not trying to mention. I'm just trying to pick clothes on and get to work there. You go no tv day so we could literally be naked but i i'm not trying to put clothes on and get to work and i'm consistently here earlier than you. I'm just so it turns out. We can't take calls is not working so we have a bunch of callers up so if you're listening to me and you're on hold right now star we wait wait. Put him on speaker and pulled up your microphone and i got this. Yes do it ingenuity mass. We gotta get that microphone over there. This is that sounds. I don't know much across the water no yeah you're sounds good. That's what it was so. What do you got on the whatever you gummer's debbie all right first of all fan base cockpits garbage both fan bases are sleeping atrocious. We know this but you've done to brass tacks. Mike do great. Hey you're responsible. College football venue sport needs and i get that and i respect and i love you for it but the other side of it these guys people. Let's get him outta here. Let's talk about this game. You're you're getting here. You're getting excited. Oh man we had this element of surprise this and that blah blah blah. How bad were you laughing at florida last year when they got in there by kentucky in there it. It took a little bit stephen. Look decent on the field and you think you're going to show up with generally rolling out. They want group go. We're gonna win the game. Get the hell out of here. You're gonna keep it closer to arrive we gave him food is not that great but there's no way in hell. You're gonna win. You'll be in. You'll get yourself believing you'll be excited and they're gonna take the air out of the ball. You're not going to beat us with a couple of titan. We've got enough depth now granted. I don't know who's gonna get suspended. In the morning. I had to pay might not be playing. We do over there so shady system got who knows what's going on man merced abby. He's got a crazy prediction where he he knows. It's going to be a close game yet. He no coming back at me. Anybody the movie. I emerged new here wait. I gotta talk extra loud. Can you hear me oh yeah yeah. I got you all right sweet all great points all of them and yeah. They're going to be suspensions that are going to be right before before kick-off. Manny diaz says he expects everybody to travel but there's all sorts of rumors surrounding u._n. Players i might be suspended d._j. Ideas and name that you've heard like message support we'll see and certainly florida's had plenty of offseason issues that aren't really being discussed by the national media at large. I expect plenty of actions on that team as well. I'm actually worried about your depth. Let me ask you something merce. How do you feel about believe bay franks because billy they pulled up accounting sets and it's good it's the former under armour all american but these guys and it's always been you know you. A are people are always arguing. Doing we should mention. They wanna see some quarterbacks in oh. I know you're right. I i've seen i've seen this whole thing. It hasn't been pretty very often at this is a very small sample size but all these bands are getting excited about. I mean there are some nice things he's done now the one thing about dan mullen though i don't think he's going to come out here at weekday franks to win the game i mean last year he goes to starkville. He just says hey we're gonna hit. The bubble's gonna hit the public- we're gonna hit the screen and then hey you keep going up over the touch frigging cut down the game. I didn't do it. That's how they'll do it. I'm just telling you it's gonna take. I think is going to be great that he was gonna get where you want to be and we're trying to get in. They're not even close host where they need to yet but they're trying to get there but it's not just good. It's a year and a half in the strength program for these boys. You guys have one offseason. You're gonna see a difference what is often savaii. You're talking about. Oh all these guys are playing kind of not really the center back. We got four sites and we got hegi all playing meaningful minutes at the end of games that you're i'm not i'm not. I'm not in a foresight no going against neil garvin trayvon hill. Hey greg russo. He's going up against one of the best defensive lines in the country. Don't come back amazing but you think that what is it some scrub subtractive at the blind productive as your which is what i don't believe that now languid uh-huh christmas that but i mean the line of scrimmage. I'm just telling you you're gonna. It's gonna it's gonna make you up. You gonna cover kluber around plays the win linebackers gonna call the cover. That's why you just got to be a big boy. Pay the tax and come to play do they. The pay backs. It's actually solid solid. I got a lot of weird situation. Go on. I got that situation your friends the way i got a buddy deal with that whole thing and he's really in the figure that cause he's actually we sitting in that. It's it's it's weird. You're right. I feel for your friends tough. Just wait go down this. What are you going to do real weird. I feel like we can all agree that whichever team comes to play will win what friend what are we talking about here. Is he talking about my dna my friend that was in miami wait. What's this friend of the game with no the same brentwood. What are we talking. I mean we don't know the same person person you just remember. There was one time that juicy tennis line and i maybe someone that was in that in that same match or maybe maybe not but you talked about it. I mean i have a friend. I'm doing that same type of thing. I could relate it. What was actually well. He's still have no idea what you're talking about. Simply don't pay take a look leaks. What are we talking about this. I was so scared. I of i've driven overnight again. You haven't slept on the thing about this cost. I heard you and your podcast. I don't know what the heck is doing. I mean that was the point of that dislike. If there's no point leave it alone so let's talk about the game. We were you right now. Hold on let me talk. Wait hold on. I think you are not going anywhere. You are saying we are. Are you right now. I'm on that saint augustine beach. I just got in a plate yesterday. Gov overnight the got here at sunrise and i've been doing doing on this. Call me on your instagram and say that aggressive message hot stuff on the phone. I didn't know how to phones work so i apologize a little worries as they're gonna get barred once you sleep. You sound a little tired. Oh bill if you know how it is when you stay up past twenty four hours you get that weird energy and you got to. It's hard to fight off. I can't fight it off. Jane doing on this game you go into. The game finished the game down here twenty three hours. I'm thinking for change. Get the same people bitching about ticket prices. Go up save. Some money have some self control. I still don't know how linebackers are going to cover i. I i don't think i don't i don't play anymore because he's numbers. You don't know i just pay the pack in our house the control on shit instead of the f. word of god. I'm sorry you're by the ocean ocean. I'm walking away from it because there's so much noise look at the ocean. Take agee breath ready. We're going to breathe in together so it can calm down ready. We're gonna breathe in for four seconds to the no holds for four seconds before seconds reading. Are you looking at the ocean. I've looking at ready into the nose three to one yeah. I called once before. It's what happened was he. Let me on both along that i was just i'm going to say charlie. Strong louisville kentucky mary up blah blah blah boring and then i was like figure things and then chris popped into my mind with that amazingly atrocious performance and i just wanted to pay much much absolutely unnecessary brilliant so watchable love the show so much what the hell you've been talking about half the time if i'm gonna be honest with you. What did i do that was berlin. I've been billy i am. I told my apartment because like i'm so scared i'm gonna go full billy. I won't be able to stop and here. I am really how do you deal the person right now. <hes> the rest of the kurt asleep they they didn't <hes> they fought off the fourth wave of energy. They've gone to bed yeah. Why don't you go to bed. I feel like you need a little break bill. I live in iowa lane that is the piece frog got sick and three days down here before i got to drive back to that whatever news you know so. I'm not hearing enjoy the dog. I'm not scared you know. I'm not gonna have the whole pharmacy my back. That's not a dig hugh millions. So you feel like you have a pharmacy inside of that. You know i will not refute anything anything you said billy i. I'm being honest. You guys are denied things you said. I think i'll put it on the table like i said dead i mean i'm broke but they're not gonna come from me. I got nothing. Why did you drink from iowa to orlando again. I don't i think i should have. I feel like if it now but it's whatever no. I'm just curious as to why you're so interested in this game. You're like what what the game in did you go to the university of florida. I see that's why i wanted to start. That's why i had also little tiny kicks. You know my love. The browns grounds because of the place with his availa. I'm a little kid right. I'm kind of i know oh. I love football. I love alligators. I'm a little kid. I put together. I watch the game. I guess what i i was a little kid. I realized unaccepted stump because you're a loser by nothing. I'm going to fire. People are gonna get happy and i've been doing it for so long. I mean if i could go to other games. I've been to do that. I have to say look guys the cookies line. Let's do that. Listen to this. I am there are eleven this right now and i can't wait to hear about it but neither here nor there. I'm going again tomorrow. It's going to be a tough tough game was going to grind it out because i know what they're doing business system long. It's just it's gonna work later in the game and you find in twenty twenty five. Hopefully my hope we're both of the top five and it's a real full really wants the back. We felt such a long hair but fucking twenty twenty five bill bill that it'll be back not this fo back that they've both been longer than long long decade that we've been dealing with people follow your. I feel like people want more of you. Oh man see that's a problem my instagram societas this used to like literally like bothered you on it and then like i just look at stuff. I don't post. I like i like not even real and i mean i didn't get my name but anyone that knows the united states that all it's your real name. I would do that bill. I'm gonna be real. We just you know i said what i said. Maybe i'll call that what we're still not live and i can prove uvi no slowly over time that i can contain my language and normally i'm not on twenty. Four hour just got to the beach. You know that's weird situation. What's your social. Come on. Now still relaxed my my mother's maiden name talking with your mother's maiden name. I uh-huh moves meeting. I got a lot on this gordon. Why don't we go back to joe. Hey what are you doing this early. Morning gives us guys three hours. Bring you guys in live in come on give the people what they want a kid and and that's what they want and miami. I know you listen. Listen the from all over the country as i do that and you wake up over there the joe they're not drinking the other sleep man i. I don't even know what your name is to say. Thank you to your name. Hey thank you this means the world to be. You don't even know it before tomorrow. This is abby oh. I'm thinking i'm gonna go hard to about three o'clock three o'clock four o'clock and then you just boom. You're done for the day you wake up at eight in the morning and you're gonna feel great. 'cause you got twelve hours. It's just a jackie twelve hours to get it. Get it how you live. They gotta go that day. Do they get out the mud. I don't say that i hear people say that. I like that phrase great phrase so do you think david rees can inclined twenty six. It's a problem you go back to last year. I went to a handful. I watch <hes>. I went to a couple of three cambridge three wassim back. We lit up by titans a lot and that's a that's a huge issue two of them. We actually got three of them. What george it okay that could mean. Did you watch him on replay like actually watching the final score they got black. I watched that entire game because i bet georgia and i was nervous for about three quarters and in georgia pulled away late so yeah i did watch happy holy absolutely and they put it away because number one they beat up with that tight end for half i mean he caught all the fastest boo boo boo boom right there and then tomorrow another thing injuries i mean we roll out there and say marco or c._j. Goes down. I mean now get but unproven. Debt isn't is just coming in to give people blowback. They're playing. They gotta go yeah. You're right. The unknown is your biggest friend but i believe in that. I don't think i just think that the father had in the process the players when they got to cancer they went straight into putting stuff in they didn't go to the there was no battle but this is about that every team obviously but it wasn't like oh what what did you get the bills one of terrible in so many games so weird that ever i mean it was better than fifteen and sixteen when they were absolutely just even been horrendous offense. The granted will greer p._d. Who knows what could have been but it doesn't matter because guess what will does it get suspended the sharp guy bill to coach. We're still fired him so honestly thank you will thank you for taking those suspended getting this away from mcelwain and couldn't handle the father because that's look at the university of florida. They used to be terrible back in the day. I i mean you talked to okay. There's they say oh. The gators used to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory all the time. They were whole <hes> terrible. I mean if i mean these people on social media that makes every famous terrible. They're so loud and it is. It's a new money. It really is like it's a weird. It's a weird dynamic. It's very strange. This guy's the perfect combination chain of informed and crazy. Yeah i like it. I'm digging. I'm digging your vibe. I didn't hear what you said. It's doesn't matter you're right. That's really stupid. It's all good osu super fans both of us yet sweet who has been whose affair that team was so dumb like get out of here like your yard. It's like you get the show. You don't get the show you're going. You wanna blast the whole thing like enjoy. Don't enjoy i mean you guys are killing. People are gonna be sad when it's gone well. That's another thing goldman could have got all the cliffs. You have all the files all everything in seoul. The people would buy that. You people are watching. These youtube could be put together radio. I feel like i listened to the show forever but i haven't. I started in like whenever you went in the national. Our didn't get picked up in the city and the app wasn't the same back then but <hes> i'm lost the whole pharmaceutical thing but you the money on your whenever this beautiful thing comes to hate and i hope never but you never know. You got loose lips dan. They never know what he's gonna do yeah i love i think could call done without the curses but you know what thank thank you bye ever call again. I hate next time i ever call. If i do call which will be. Hey i'll be a man about it and we've taken out. I been a fan in the weirdest time not travel to a lot of places in pinellas on the chin and had to drive back to lane bull hiwa call you on if you take the l and it takes a w oh calling him quote respectfully about kind of like the situation we can't talk about people fired tear in this country people. Can't hey david in toronto thank you david ballers is making its highly anticipated return to h._b._o. On august twenty fifth dwayne johnson and returns as spencer stress more a retired football star about to face is biggest challenge yet also starring golden globe nominee john david washington with guest stars like odell beckham junior and other celebrities and athletes even russell brand returns as the c._e._o. Of sports x. and extreme sports media company the stakes of never been higher spencer tries to leave his past behind hind and reach the highest levels of the sport. It's not where you start. It's where you finish. Vollers airs sundays at ten thirty pm starting august twenty fifth only on h._b._o. Oh so the point i was trying to get is like david rees. When he was targeted twenty six times he allowed twenty one completions and so they they they struggled to those linebackers at florida they struggled to cover the tight end says i think we kind of got to and i firmly believe this will be the best tight end duo in the nation brevin jordan gordon e._s._p._n. Is already ranked the top returning tight end in the nation. Most people know brian jordan. He's a beast he can block as well. We'll mallory had a tremendous spring. He will really surprise you with his athleticism. Not the blocker brevin jordan is see white will mallory is white because you say he'll schalke with his athleticism usually say that as a joke. It seemed like it just came out right there but i think but he also big. I don't think you'll shock you with his athleticism because he's so white i think because he's a large dude is a mismatch. I i like our opportunities exploiting that matchup with with will mallory and i think he's in line for big season. There's some people that i trusted are predicting. We'll mallory might be the team's leaving receiver as the guy that's number two right now presently on the depth chart behind brian jordan that tight end so a lot of high hopes there <hes> really energetic call we gotta get to this sound though yeah you told me about it and i heard it and it it push my buttons so this is pat dooley who if you're florida gator fan and you're just trying to get hyped for the game and you're listening to us. You know all about bad deal. He's been covering the team for several decades kids out there gainesville sun and gator sports dot com and does the duly noted podcast which i see. It's a clever name yeah. I thought it was a good name. Even before i knew is by a guy named duly yeah. I'm a fan of this guy's podcast. I think i'm going to continue listening to it for as long as florida's relevant because it's got a nice kind disposition disposition i like him and but he crossed the line here he crossed the line here because he said things and we have sound of things that are probably the things that are absolutely true. We go. Let's get angry. It was interesting this week. That florida announced a home and home series with miami boy. I don't think that happens with jeremy. I think jeremy was certainly kind of dead. Set against helping miami fund their program. You know because that's what you give them a one game every other year where you're gonna have a full stadium pretty much arrested ears. You're not and i'm i must say jeremy was wrong personally. I wish florida would never play miami because then you have interaction with their fans and their fans are the hardest to deal with. I don't wanna say worse fans. That's putting a disparaging mark on a lot of people that are good people but they have the hardest people to get along with. It's a different group of fans and they they're mad and they're angry and you see all the time these videos from the stadium the from their games where you see these brawls in the stands now i know oh at florida games you see people get kicked out all the time for getting rowdy or getting. Maybe they'd take a swing of somebody but never like where you have like masses of people brawling knowing. How dare you be right about absolutely everything how dare you. I waited for the bad part bro. What did he say it was wrong. That's all that's what makes the country and i called you. Stop it out the other day and i gave it to you and i'm not gonna stop. I don't care whether it's games on monday because we're gonna do. We don't just sell out that game every other year f._s._u. Comes to town thought that game we saw that one out yeah and virginia tech game is usually pretty full. If it's a prime time and yeah we fight in the stands. We're fighting ourselves because we're the lawyers are fighting doesn't have anywhere else in america. There's plenty of fights in in the swamp as you think those are nice. My george are nicer and then <hes> ed just like fall down like three rows this guy he was right on the money. Who do you think they were so hard to get along bro. You're kind especially when you first called them. I was subaru respectful subaru respectful and he was disrespectful that was lost my cool and and i told everybody that i'm not gonna do it this year and i'm not going to do. I'm going to stay level headed this year six zero three three then without people you make your way up to orlando orlando. Do what was that guy on that last caller bro you want some of them. Who are we going to see you out in orlando you making the drive up. I don't know about that bro. We'll see what happens. You windows getting drive up. Here's the thing there's two guidelines as you know. <hes> got a one likes you know and if caught a one is there is going to be tiki diggity diggity. They dig tak- you advocate. I don't wanna hear that on saturday. I don't want to get tickets all right so just go through god to found other backstreet. Boys are going to be doing concert orlando that night and she wants to go to that and as it is i think tickets for tonight actually boys in miami so i don't know what i'm gonna do about this either way. You're gonna be out of church street though right. It's been a while since they've been the church bro. Don't get me started on this backstreet boy concert tonight my my wife's going and i'm not and i am not happy about it. Why are you not going because my wife got invited from a friend who through her job got tickets available and i said months ago if tickets became became available for this. I wanted to go and i'm not going. I'm upset. I'm genuinely upset but she always says yo get to do things and i'm home. You be home tonight. Whatever you you should you should go with like the spouses of those girls like should have is nine. I was thinking of looking tickets but i feel like they're just going to be so ridiculous things so you you really think the backstreet boys are gonna sell high price tickets right yeah. I heard that they go randy. Scott told us they sold out in boston. Yeah i'm a little upset. It's definitely cellino backstreet boys or my thing man one of the all time favorite and i don't think i've ever seen i've ever seen them in concert if i did it was if you saw the back was. You've no extra points because if you're going to let her have this one right. I know why she right. She's right you do stuff without her. I know i mean oh yeah well. Let's turn commute to the other day. Yeah you're gonna saw fully without her and you'd have the poker tournament without i go out more than she doesn't general our showers her and hangs out with the baby. More compromise reminds you don't like it though who wanted and like i'm missing out. I don't want to miss out on anything right now. That's like johnny got a twig offset when he was three and from that day on he was hooked all he wanted to do was gulf gulf gulf. He'd be on the links before school after school. All he ever wanted was to go pro and then one day when he was holding his grandson and thinking about his twelve handicap. Johnny realized it just might not happen for him but you know what did happen for him. He switch to geico oh and saved a bunch of money on car insurance so that was good and sell was hanging out with his grandson. That's half of what the cheapest ticket is at miami florida. If forty five dollars for cheapest ticket miami florida's something yeah on secondary market <hes> i saw yesterday cheapest ticket able was two hundred seventeen dollars wow and under this legitimately parking spots that are going for hundreds upon hundreds dollars. I even saw one that was like screen cap thousand put up a picture now. We talked about it last week but if we talked about today exactly your game plan like you're not going to game day right in disney no not at all. You're going to not at all hell man no. I'm actually staying nearby. The <hes> the theme parks if so i'm gonna let life take me where it takes me lazy river. If people wanna go to gain see what it's all about fine. I don't wanna do that whole. I don't want to be there. The whole time chelsea plays in the morning. I just want to be able to you know drink but herbie might be wearing mickey years he might be that's a have you seen. There's specially designed u._m. U._f. mickey ears for this game. I'm big big on the headgear. Last year. It was in dallas texas miami l._s._u. And i went with a big orange and green oversized cowboy hat which was a huge which hit before the game. What's the play here. Why looked ridiculous after the law so i ended up being torn to pieces at the bar that i went to get you l._s._u. They were very classic postgame. Did you wear it to that bar post game. Yeah i mean where else am. I gonna put it such a different vibe after a bad loss before the game you're walking with that thing with your shoulders shrugging and i'm just imagine like the sad cowboy hat just like walking into a bar and a walk into a bar which means it's like. It's an oversized hat so like you have to deduct a little bit a little bit to get into the room yeah but we ended up having a great party out there and by the end of the night it was torn into pieces aces. People just kept trying to kick it off our head. I remember seeing videos from that night. It looks like you guys had fun. It looked like a version of davies wrote around up on like sterile. Yeah it was texas live right which is what they do the first take any time i go to dallas. It was fun. I i hope i hope church street is going to be a blast post game because because man i've left a lot of these big time miami games really sad and depressed and being taunted the entire time and you know the gators fans are going to let us hear it if you if we're playing the game you have to put. I guess we could do the spread because if we do just straight up than the odds change you have to put all of your savings on this game because i know you're doing this thing thing where you've convinced yourself. You're the homer but i'm the vibes i'm feeling from you is that if i really made you put every dollar you having savings on this game. You would go florida. Maybe not to cover this is a weird out of the seven and a half you definitely you think miami covers easy. If i have to pick a side and i am i bet this game miami especially when i got that hook look at seven and a half which honestly if you listen to any of the national analysis of this game which is where the betting public gets most of their information formation. Just you know joe better. I don't know why the spread is in ten ten plus when you say the hook for people that aren't really into betting. That's that extra half a point. Ah yeah it was that ten so this line open at eight then went down to seven and then this week almost immediately when the news came out that tibo was speaking to the team it got inflated a seven and a half that literally changed the number. I'm sure it's a coincidence but that number did change almost immediately after that news came out. I can't think of i mean i guess that's what i'm about to say wendy speaking to them tomorrow. Yeah i mean i can't think of someone less although it might be today because the official florida at u._f. Tweeted game day. I know he has that famous speech like i don't think of t. Bo is a guy like i really want like. Is he known to motivate that one speech no. He has the other another one. Here's the other one at halftime the orange bowl when they played oklahoma so he's got a couple. It's not opposite of mazda although in terms of like cursing i feel like like he's just going to be very respect. Do you need to get you motivated leg in a speech. Do you think that i think they help you like what groomsman gruden's good. He'll say something and then he'll repeat it with just a curse words. It just go crazy. You think that the gruden's motivating that team i mean i'm motivated when he says it i think they are why is the university of florida confuses to which dated david gamers tweeted out game day midnight. They tweeted out game day but still the tweet is still up there. It's not game day. Tomorrow's game day. Yeah that's true. Maybe a volleyball game or something perhaps.

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