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"usfl" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Coming up Saturday, the Premier League is on NBC and peacock, surprise team of the season, Newcastle, which Newcastle's nickname. What are they known as? The castle. Satan? The new castleton's. Wait. I thought you guys knew from the Premier League. And the top of the table in the premiership and Harry Kane and things like that. I don't know, I'm not sure what their nickname is. The new castle yes. The magpies? Oh, yes, they are the Macbeth. I've heard that before, but I thought it was a different team it was a makeup. The pause. Let's go. Newcastle host Liverpool, Liverpool is known as the reds. The Gunners, are they both arsenal? Oh, gunners. Okay. A team in dire need of a victory Liverpool. February 18th on NBC. And peacock. I mentioned that the NFL is using the XFL and the USFL to try a tweaking rules. And there's something that's going to happen with the USFL and the XFL. And that is when a team has a forward fumble out of the end zone. It will result in the USFL and XFL games. It will reportedly result in a no change of possession. And the ball goes back to the spot of the fumble. And I've been saying this for a long time that, you know, okay, you did fumble, goes out of the end zone, and then you lose possession of the ball. I didn't think it was fair. I thought if you fumbled the ball, then you fumbled the ball and bring it back to where he fumbled it. But so this is a break with a rule that's enforced in the NFL game and it's been around for a hundred years. But they're looking at doing that if the forward fumble goes out of the end zone, it automatically results in the possession for the other team. That's the way it's always been. Now that they're changing. So when you dive for the end zone, and if you lose it out of the back of the end zone, then the other team takes over. The XFL and USFL are going to look at that rule and tweak it this year. This spring, I don't know if they're looking at anything else, but that was reported by the website football zebras. Alrighty. Let's see, can we get some phone calls in here? Dave and Laguna Beach. Hi Dave, what's on your mind today? Good morning, Dana, 6 foot one and a hard one 90. Hey, real quick before I comment on my significant point. I'm bummed I didn't get to see a compound off between Randy Johnson and Berkeley last week. I know Barkley was not in town, but as relates to you bringing up the Michael Strahan interview with damar Hamlin.
Fresh "Usfl" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Too and matching up in the setting of uh for monday night uh is always fun coach p carroll optimistic several injured hawks players use the extra time to heal up and ready for game four of the season safety jamaal adams expected to play for the first time in a year since tearing a quad spring football leagues are uniting next year fox corporation owns the usfl dwayne the rock johnson owns the xfl they'll combine and that one league includes the seattle sea dragons washington huskies wrapped up their football practices in rainy cool seattle saturday night the dogs face the arizona wildcats in hot tucson opening ceremonies have been held in rome italy for golf's writer cup the first friday morning foursome matches feature scotty scheffler and sam burns for the united states against the european team of john rom and terrell hatton the the u .s. is not one on european soil since nineteen ninety three sports with sports at ten and forty after the hour northwest newsradio well again fuel it's okay we're heading in the right direction what you mean do we're on our way to the casino and i'm hungry i can use my club red points for gas and all miss quality market locations it's perfect timing wait i thought we were turning your points into cash for dinner i get fifty percent off dining when i use my club points red so i'll have plenty left over are you kidding me i want a club red card i was hoping you'd say all new members to
"usfl" Discussed on WTOP
"Grounded an airline. I'm Jeff claypool. Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River. Technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. Well, George, the chiefs fans were happy on Sunday, but they sure are happy today. Yeah, 500,000 of your closest friends right now are partying. The chief, some of them out there at 6 a.m. this morning. They're getting set for the parade, which is taking place right downtown right now. We'll have it hurt from the players yet, but they are a partying on buses and interacting with the fans. Now, after the parade today, Eric is going to get on a plane, come to D.C., have dinner with Ron Rivera, then meet with the coaches tomorrow, meet with river tomorrow for his former interview for the offensive coordinator position. It'll be the 8th candidate to interview for the spot yesterday was Greg Roman in D.C. in Washington needs in offensive coordinator. I expect it to come to an end. Maybe tomorrow after the interview with Eric B enemy. We'll see which direction they decide to go. Down a level, Maryland has officially announced the addition of Kevin sumlin to the mic to Mike loxley's coaching staff. He'll serve as the associate head coach, co offensive coordinator and the tight ends coach. He most recently was serving a one year as the head coach and GM of the Houston gamblers of the USFL, so a pretty big hire there from Mike loxley. Alex Ovechkin has left for Russia this morning since Peter la violette to be with his family after the death of his father McHale at the age of 71 over missed last night's game is going to be away from the team at least the rest of this week as they get Florida tomorrow and then Carolina again on Saturday toward Wallace. All right, George, thanks two 17. Duran Duran is coming to D.C. after making The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. Tickets go on sale 10 o'clock tomorrow morning for Capital One arena in September 13th. It is the first tour since our induction into the illustrious rock and roll. Hall of Fame lead singer Simon le Bon says you'll hear hits like hungry
Fresh "Usfl" from The Big Take
"Listen to about two and a half percent on the report. There was no strike at UPS, but there was a pricey new deal with the teamsters union to avoid one. Now a Citigroup analyst says UPS will use automation and efficiency on package sorting to cut some of the non -driver jobs at the company and that will help lower labor costs. On Wall Street tech shares led the averages to a win of a third to almost one percent. The Dow rose 116, the NASDAQ 108, S the &P 25 and there's going to be a football merger. The XFL and USFL plan to combine to create one spring football league. Joan Doniger, Bloomberg Radio. And I'm Brian Curtis in Hong Kong. Let's get you caught up on this hour's top business stories and the markets. Well Nike shares rising after After the company reported quarterly profit that beat analysts expectations, it comes after Nike reported a drop in its inventory. Nike revenue however was down two percent in North America just below in expectations. Sales in the greater China region cooled as well. Here's Zachary Warring, Equity Analyst at CFRA research. The Chinese love Nike. I do think this is a China story for now but they're coming off depressed levels. You're looking at the last year or two has been slow all of us. We thought that Asia would have better growth this year. It started off strong in the Chinese New Year and it's kind of faded throughout the year. So I I think you're just seeing an underlying weak Chinese economy. Nike shares raise... Nike think he shares rising seven point eight percent in late trading. Striking auto workers are pulling back look a a little on their wage demands. We get the story from Bloomberg's Tom Busby. The United Auto Workers Union is spending a little now looking for a 30 % pay raise from GM Ford and Stellantis. That's down from a 40 % demand demand last week. The idea is to appease current union members with a sizable wage hike and generate interest from non unionized auto workers to join the UAW's ranks and get paid more. Still the strike could get lot a bigger on Friday with the union promising walkouts will expand as the job action enters its third coming up next week if the union says no major progress is made in ongoing negotiations. Bloomberg's Tom German Chancellor Olaf Scholz peed down fears of a potential trade war with China. The The fears were triggered by the European Union's investigation into EV subsidies in China. Schultz in Japan, in China, in Africa, in South America, in all the places. But this means that we are open to get the cars of other countries also on the market of Germany. Germany would be the country most affected in the EU in the event of a trade war with China. And briefly China Evergrande says its billionaire founder Huikai Yan is being suspected of committing crimes. This comes after we learned that Huawei was placed under police control earlier this week. Let's check the markets in the Asia Pacific. A pretty sharp rally underway in the Hong Kong markets. We have no trading in China today, but the Hang Seng Tech Index up a little more than 3%, the Hang Seng Index trading up more than 2%, and in Tokyo the Nikkei is down about a tenth of 1%. Global news brought to you by 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries around the world. In Hong Kong I'm Brian Curtis. This is Bloomberg. Hey! Zoe Hoker is a welder who practices his craft in the metaverse with FX's virtual training platform. He says, virtual welding lets me train as much as I want, increasing my skills and access to opportunity. Through Tulsa Welding School, Zoe and other welders can use FX's platform to up -level their expertise and answer the need for more skilled workers in today's economy. These are the ways skilled professionals are using the metaverse today. Learn more at meta .com. Impact. Do you need to let customers switch to a voice call without leaving your app? And then use AI to answer their questions instantly over the phone. Vonage does that. With Vonage Voice API, you get click -to -call connectivity in app your or website, and you can connect to customer data to provide more personalized service, create custom AI voice experiences even if you're not a developer. If you want more people talking about your business, get Vonage Voice API at Vonage .com. When you get your news from Bloomberg, you don't just get the story, you get the
"usfl" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Look, I've been told this is kind of obvious. It's a higher. There's somebody very high up who really likes Jack collinsworth. The issue that we haven't mentioned is he's Chris Collins or its son, who's been a longtime analyst on Sunday Night football, Jack is on Sunday Night football as host and reporter. And so there's a couple of things on that. So people get people love to throw the word nepotism at someone, and that's circumstance. I personally don't have a problem with Jack collinsworth getting the job, right? I don't think it should get you the job your last name. It also should not exclude you from getting the job. So they very well should hire Jack collinsworth and I'd even argue that it's a huge advantage to have a parent who has been in the business for as long as Chris has been that you are around it. You understand it better. You have more knowledge about the game, so that's a lot of advantages that Jack Collins were the hats. That said, when you're 27 years old and you get the Notre-Dame job over a lot of veteran broadcasters who could have gotten this job, then you need to really excel. So like Joe buck is always the one that everyone loves to point to, right? People still, even now, he goes to ESPN. He's been doing it for more than a quarter century. He'll be like, nepotism. Nepotism gets you an internship. You don't get to do the World Series of Super Bowl or no trading. So, but when you get that opportunity, you need to be up at the level. And in my opinion, these game one Jack was not there. I agree with you on everything you said about the nepotism. And I don't have a problem with him getting the job he's a collinsworth. That's not my issue. I think my issue, I know he did. My issue is, what's your play by play background? I know he did USFL. Nobody cares. Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean. If he would have done the, you know, fourth SEC game for ESPN for two years. You know, in one of those booths, then I couldn't care less what his last name is. I would feel like, okay, there's some play by play. You do the USL for a year and then you get the Nord game job. It's a very bizarre jump. That's my only. Well, I don't begrudge them. I'm just saying it's a bizarre leap to go from one year of USFL to do Notre-Dame. That's all. I don't think that NBC is doing Jack collinsworth any favors with the movie. Right, right? Like, it seems like, oh, wow, that's great. But look, he might get better. You know, they might say, you know what? We're sticking with Jack Collin. He's a Notre-Dame guy. Maybe some of you know what your name, so you know that could be he is a Notre-Dame guy.
Fresh update on "usfl" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"On Joan Doniger. This is a Bloomberg Money Minute. The United Auto Workers have demanded a 40 % pay raise over four years from Detroit's Big Three and talked about 36%, but that may not be the hill the union plans to die on. Sources tell Bloomberg union the is hoping however to come out of the strike with a 30 % pay raise that would satisfy the union says says current workers and organized non -union shops shares of 4GM and Stellantis rose one and a third to two about and a half percent on the report. There was no strike at UPS but there was a pricey new deal with the Teamsters union the cut some of the non -driver jobs at the company and that will help lower labor costs. On Wall Street tech shares led the averages to a win of a third to almost 1 % the Dow rose 116 the Nasdaq 108 the S &P 25 and there's going to be a football merger the XFL and USFL plan to combine to create one spring football league. From the Bloomberg newsroom I'm Joan Doniger on WTOP Asia Pacific our kits are higher tonight. Coming up here in just minutes on WTOP NBC4's Drew Wilder will be back with us from Loudoun County he has been following the trial of the former county school superintendent Scott Ziegler we don't have a verdict and we can say this much we won't have a verdict tonight maybe tomorrow stay with us for that live update Ciao I'm Gian -André Nuzzeda the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra we are creating something very special at our next concert and I'd love for you to experience it embark on a vivid musical journey through Rome the eternal city where every corner reveals a hidden gem and every fountain dances to its own sweet melody. October 5th through 7th in the Kennedy Center concert hall, Gian -André Nuzzeda conducts Respighi's iconic Roman trilogy
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Question number one from Patreon today. Jeff boyardee writes in. And he says, hi Zach, how are things going your first few weeks out on the road? My question is, did you watch the USFL championship game? And what were your thoughts on the season? I know you didn't cover it, but if he followed it at all, I'm curious to know how you felt about the league as a whole. I followed it all year and from the first game up until the championship, I thought even the quality of play, of course, wasn't the NFL level, but there were still a lot of good things the league did write and provided a ton of great quality football. I am stoked for season two to come in 2023 cheers. Thank you, Jeff Boyer. I love your name. The truck is going well. I'm finally getting settled in to like how to work in this environment. I've done on the road a lot. I house at a farm. Go watch, look at my Instagram. I've been like all over the northwest. It's been crazy. Like I said a second ago, I'm staying at my Friends. Guest room, I'm actually really not. Like I've been there like for it's the default place I sleep when I have nowhere else to sleep, but I've been visiting friends all over the place. My family, my grandparents. I housed at a farm for week and a half. I've just been doing my thing, man. I've been running around. The truck's going well. I'm having a good time. I am really, really eager to get the stupid Canopy because I hate going in and out of houses. I can't wait to just be entirely in the truck full-time. Now, the USFL. I watched a bit of the USFL championship game, and then I turned it off at some point. No, I think I saw the end of it is what I saw. I was busy doing something else. Oh, it's on. I watched the end of it live. I didn't care to replay and watch the whole thing. Then I would later watch the highlights on YouTube. It was fun. It was cool. The USFL championship game, let's say this first, the Birmingham stallions beat the Philadelphia stars 33 to 30. It was a good game. What I saw, the fourth quarter was interesting and fun. KJ Costello played, he played at Stanford, and then Mississippi stayed in the air raid for Mike leach. He didn't do great, but he threw a touchdown, had an interception. It was fun to watch the guy play like at all. Now, so the game itself, good time, respect it. The league itself as a whole,
Fresh update on "usfl" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"That's going after the biggest retail crime ring offenders like a group recently caught stealing in bellevue that task force was funded this year and hopes to finish hiring investigators and prosecutors by december that's comma for is jackie kent a fired lake evens employee wants his job back mike bread stradd was accused of sleeping on the job confrontations with other employees and what managers called inappropriate horseplay but he tells the everett herald that he was fired because he got a restraining order against his former boss that supervisor was himself accused of fostering a hostile work environment many of the allegations against bread strata been dismissed by an arbitrator additional hearings on the case scheduled for next year no one at the city of lake stevens commented the state department of health has launched opioid website overdose it's a lot like the data dashboards that we saw pop up during the initial years of the coven pandemic the page breaks down overdose fatality information by age location and other factors this level of additional detail about what's happening behind each overdose death can really help identify prevention and intervention point michelle roberts is the assistant secretary for prevention and community health she says the data allows local health officials to better focus their efforts at preventing deaths it's 140. time for an update on sports from the beacon and bill swartz seattle football fans can smell what the rock is cooking spring football leagues xfl and usfl plan to merge playing next year the xfl is owned by the actor dwane the rock johnson and his ex -wife and that league includes the seattle sea dragons back to
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Formula One cars are such a higher level of performance than IndyCar, but especially then like NASCAR or other types of cars. Go look up, there's a video look up Formula One versus rally car versus stock car, something like that. They did a comparison where they set off a normal car, then they sent off a really good car, like 30 seconds later. And then like a minute after both of those cars left, then an F one car started to slap. And he caught up and passed all the cars in front of him. People don't realize how much faster and how much higher level of performance an F one car is. I don't think straight lines, but the speed you can corner at, the G forces everything like it's just a higher level of racing. It's obscenely expensive. A lot of people make fun of me for liking for them, 'cause they're like, it's a billionaire's thing. I'm like, I get it, but what I like about Formula One is it's the highest level of performance for a car on the planet. And there's nothing like it, so that's why I like the Formula One. Final question of the day, I didn't mean to power through these really quickly. I didn't want to do ones that were going to take 50 minutes to answer, those will be next episode, but final question, I guess, a bear right sentence says, are you going to cover the USFL at all? The honest answer Robert is I'm not sure. I don't know. I liked watching USFL during opening weekend. I watched so much football and made like 15 minutes worth of content about it, which is not a very good use of my time. I probably should have been working on film analysis, actually. But I enjoyed it. So I don't know. I think I'm just going to organically see what happens. And I probably won't cover week two very much because I'm going to be out of town with my dad, but certainly. I'm interested and I have an open mind here. So I don't have to answer that. Am I going to cover the U.S. of all very much? I don't know. Probably not that much. But I certainly have my attention and we'll see how things go. So I'm rooting for them. I want them to do well. I want the XFL to do better. I also want the XL is going to pay their players a little better and have better medicals. So I kind of want the X of all the if nothing else for that reason. But we'll see. I mean, there's clearly a lot of people with money who believe that spring football can work and be interesting. And.
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"It's good for the development of the game of football to get more people playing and feeding into the NFL and really actually the way it most helps the game of football as a whole. Is it helps develop offensive linemen? Because collectively as college football is cutting back on how much you can practice, offensive linemen are getting worse as just as a collective unit throughout all of football. And so having a league where they can develop offensive linemen a little bit more is actually I think the biggest win here for the game of football. The opening game had some embarrassing audio issues I worked for Fox Sports doing audio actually. I was cringing. I'm like, what's happening here? I switched to channel on and off a couple times and eventually just came back and I'm like, okay, I guess it works now. I'm not sure exactly what happened there. I was glad to see Joel klat broadcasting. I love, love, love Joel klatt. I'm really not sure how much of the USFL I'm going to watch moving forward. They have to earn my viewership and they got to keep putting out a good product and I'm not sure what to expect. I'm not even sure they're going to be around for very long. I'm not going to give my loyalty in my heart and my energy to something that may or may not last. But if it does last, eventually I will cover it and be very into it. I just guarding my heart after the last couple of years of having leagues come and go constantly. But if you love football and you miss football the way I do, I think you're going to really actually enjoy the USFL. And those are my thoughts on the opening weekend of the U.S. FL. Water first, then ask Zach. Let's go now to some questions from the audience. It is time for ask Zach, my favorite part of the show. So I read questions from the audience. In case you do not know how it works, you have a Patreon dot com forward slash Xiaomi, you give a dollar a month. You can give more if you want to. Please do it literally does help pay my rent. But a dollar a month gives you access to submit questions on the show or to the show on Patreon. If you submit a question on Patreon, I do not guarantee to read your question on the show. My only guarantee is I look at every single question with my eyeballs to make a top couple to read on the show. Couple of guys wrote in on Patreon with questions that were really thoughtful and intelligent that I am going to save for right before the NFL Draft. There are ones that I want to take my time to think about. Deeper questions that are just going to take a lot of time to really think about an answer. The first question today, though, I want to answer that we have four today to read..
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"I know the players names a little bit more than I know the team name. I don't really care about the team names. I don't even know if this league is going to last more than a couple of games. I really have no idea. Birmingham won this game 28 to 24. My former college coach J locy, great guy, love him forever. I will always have his back. He coaches for a New Jersey. That's pretty cool to see. They have a two quarterback system in New Jersey. Luis Perez is the quarterback who throws the football, apparently. And then Deandre Johnson is their running quarterback. Deandre Johnson was on last chance. He's really cool story. They're both very well. They seem to get along very well together. They're unselfish. It works for them. And finally, the final game was the Tampa Bay bandits against the Pittsburgh maulers. Tampa went easily 17 to three, their coached by Todd Haley, former NFL coach, who worked with all kinds of legendary quarterbacks and was pretty good offensive coordinator in the NFL. Their quarterback is Jordan to amu. He is, like I said, probably the best quarterback in this league. He's come a long way since college, it'll miss where he keeps getting better and better. Every time I watch Jordan to amu play football, I go, man, this guy is just improving and improving. And he remember he worked with Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City recently and now the Pittsburgh team in the USFL is a joke. They're the worst team in the league. They're horrible. They're offensive philosophy is boring and predictable and ineffective. They were literally running the ball every single play like stubbornly stupidly just like, we're not even going to try to throw the football. And at points, they were like, we're not even putting a receiver on the field, we're putting ten guys online as crewmen just gonna try to run the football. It's like, what are you, I guess 9 guys, quarterback running back and the 9 guys on the land of scrims what are you doing? I don't know what they're trying to prove there. Running on every single play, like even on third and 8, I'm like, this isn't working. What the hell are you doing? I don't get it. I'm really unimpressed with their head coach, Kirby Wilson. He comes across as, man, unprofessional is the word that comes to mind where you're not coaching high school football, dude. What are you doing? He is, if I was on Kirby Wilson's football team, I would feel trapped and very, very frustrated. Like, you can't quit. You can't be like, the guy who quits your football, 'cause that's a bad PR wise and could hurt your career. But I don't know that anybody's winning that being on his football team. You're in a bad spot, no matter what. It's a lose lose. And apparently he cut a player for he asked for pizza instead of chicken salad. And somehow that was disrespectful, and then I watched the video of him cutting the player, there was no discussion. He refused to have a conversation with the player about what happened. He just cut him without talking to him. It was very bizarre. I worry that Kirby Wilson, the coach in Pittsburgh of the quote Pittsburgh football. And that actually in Pittsburgh..
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"So I imagine that these teams are going to improve a lot. As the year goes on. And by the end of the year, they'll be way more talented and way more cohesive than they were during week one. And I thought, all things considered week one went pretty well. Now, unfortunately, there is not a crazy big talent gap between the best players and the worst players. What that means is that when you watch college football, the star receiver at Alabama is way better than the coroner's guarding and meaning that he's a star player. He's a home run hitter he makes big plays. I think if guys like, I mean, look at remember Charleston Rambo, Oklahoma, CD lamb, like these are people that in college were dominating and shredding people. There isn't really anyone like that. In the U.S. of L because the talent is so even and you kind of level. And there's no tyreek hills of the world so far in the USFL, which kind of disappointing. But it's just because the players are all about the same level of ability and that, while it makes for very even leveled football, it doesn't actually make it for very interesting football because they're not going to have a lot of home runs and big plays. Now I want to say so again, I'll repeat this. Jordan to amu with Tampa or Luis Perez with New Jersey. Those are the two best quarterbacks in this league in my opinion. Luis Perez is awesome. He is a guy who I liked in the XFL as well two years ago now. Luis Perez has a crazy story. He's a guy who did not play high school football. Did not play high school football. Let me repeat that. How many guys are playing professional football that did not play high school football? Basically nobody. Then he walked on at a community college, then he went to play division two football, he won the division two Heisman Trophy, now he's a pro football players played in the NFL, the XFL with the rams, the XFL, and now the New Jersey, I gosh, what's the team name, the guardians, or something I have no idea? Now the best game I watched during opening weekend and my favorite game of the weekend was the Philadelphia stars against the New Orleans breakers. New Orleans won 23 to 17, but the Philadelphia offense was so much fun to watch. It was the way they were stretching the field sideline to sideline. A lot of shallow crosses underneath, taking advantage of spacing and to stealing a ton of yards on little shallow crosses..
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Watched all four games and I have a lot to say. I think it's kind of weird to watch that much football. To maybe only talk about it for ten to 15 minutes, but I missed football. And I've accepted that I just love watching football, like playoff basketball is happening, baseball is going on. And what did I do? This weekend I watched a lot of no name football players play football with weird names and players had ever heard of. We are team names. The Philadelphia stars, the Pittsburgh marauders. Maybe the mahlers, I think I don't even know the name of the Pittsburgh football team. They're purple and their coach sucks. Like, I don't know. I have no idea, but I watched it and it was fun. And I'm a football guy. I enjoyed it. If you're a football person, you will probably also enjoy watching the USFL. If you're just there 'cause you love purely love football. You'll find what you're looking for. Now, I am very skeptical. I am not sure that it's going to last. Next year, we will have, in theory, two different spring football leagues, the XFL, and also the USFL. Now, you got to know this about the USFL. It is owned by Fox Sports. Now I do not want two leagues. One of them has to win in my opinion. I don't want to have to deal with both. It's already hard enough to learn a bunch of new football teams like I just want to do one league and I want one to win and be happy and get all the best talent. In fact, and I got to say I'm weirdly torn here because I really loved the XFL when it happened, but I also love Fox Sports. I used to work for them. I loved working for them. They're great company. They're clearly really trying hard. I think I'm still rooting for the XFL over the USFL if I'm being honest. Now it's very clear this is year one of something that's going to take a long time for it to eventually be financially successful and get enough viewership to release sustain itself. Right now, if you're running a football league in the spring, it's an investment that over time could eventually make money and give you a return on your investment. Now, I have an open mind. I'm not sure yet, I'm not going to commit to watching every weekend. I'm not going to commit to covering every game. I have no idea. I'm very much kind of an open book, and we'll see how things go. I don't know. I don't really even want the USFL. I really want the XFL next.
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Chase. Denzel ward had two targets and two interceptions. That's great. When he was covering devonte Adams, he had three targets, only two catches for 50 yards. That's him covering the best receiver in the entire NFL. In my opinion. Then covering Justin Jefferson, another great receiver two targets only gave up one catch for 31 yards, Denzel ward is a stud, deserves all the money he got, I'm excited for him. Now, the Cleveland Browns after paying both deshaun Watson and Denzel ward. They've spent $340.5 million in guaranteed money this off season. That is nearly a $100 million more than any other team is spent in guaranteed money this off season. I hope it leads to them winning more. They gave deshaun Watson $230 million they gave. Denzel ward $71 million guaranteed. All that's great, but I hope Cleveland gets back to the one one year they made the playoffs. They want to play off game. Pretty much the only time in my lifetime, Cleveland has been a good football team and let's see if they can get back to winning again. I would like to see the Cleveland Browns do well and win in spite of their quarterback. That's a weird situation there. You win, you lose, I don't know. I'm really interested to see what Cleveland does and we'll see if all the money they're spending is going to pay off for them. Rand receiver Cooper Cup gave a quote that I liked. I'm just going to straight up read what Adam Schiff put out there. Cooper Cup said he's excited to see the contract signed by other wide receivers this off season because the market receiver at the receiver position has been stale, quote unquote. But when asked if he wants to top those deals, Cooper Cup said that's not important to him. He said, quote, I don't think that's really the kind of approach that I take. He said, quote, I definitely think there's a place you want to be. There is a place you feel like is fair. A place for me and for this organization. I'm not trying to beat anybody. I'm not trying to compare myself to anyone else. It's more just about being in a place that's just right for both sides. Meaning, he's willing to take a little less money if it's better for the LA rams. And I like that. I would hope if I was in Cooper Cup's position, that would be my mindset as well. Hey, take care of me. Pay me well. I want to be well compensated for what I do. But I don't need to be the highest paid receiver. I don't need to play this game of me versus this guy versus that guy, just one up him by half a $1 million or whatever. Don't need to do all that. High quality life. I want to be on a good football team. I want to be well compensated. You take care of me. I'll take care of you. Let's find a number that works for both you and for me. That's the kind of player I think I would be. And it's interesting and cool to kind of hear, I think that's the kind of player Cooper Cup is. That's what I've talked about for a long time. If you're happy, you like your organization, take a little less money to stay there with them long term. That's what Stefan Diggs did as well. And so I liked hearing that quote from Cooper Cup. Rand's receiver. He's awesome. Super Bowl MVP. Drinks more water. My mouth is so dry today. It's.
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Pick, and I go, I just, man, if I'm using my number and overall pick, I'm getting a guy who sure fire like incredible and I don't know that's 8 in Hutchinson. Keep right on that. I don't know what's going to happen there. But when you compare other former defensive ends that were drafted, number one overall, I don't think Aidan Hutchinson compares to them and I go, all right. Yeah, miles Garrett was incredible. Like, amazing. Aidan Hutchinson is really good, reliable, good at good leader, good dude. You can trust him, you depend on him, is he the number one overall pick, really? Maybe I'm crazy, but I go like, huh. We'll see what the Jaguars do. I think it probably do draft him, just due to the pressure and if there's a consensus guy and you don't pick him and he does really well. You look like a massive idiot. So maybe I can say it and they can actually act it out, but I'm like, are they really going to drop 8 in Hutchinson number one overall? Seattle has a number 9 overall pick. It's their first pick of a rebuild what is Seattle going to do? Quarterback, build their football team, build their offensive line. I have no idea what Seattle's going to do. Sauce gardener maybe. I don't know. Keep your eye on that. What's Seattle going to do number 9 overall? The Lions out of the number two overall pick are they going to drop a quarterback? Or are they going to build around the quarterback they already have? Jared Goff, who, by the way, they're paying a lot of money still currently. I want to see the lines build around Jared Goff and draft an impact player. Somebody who can make their football team better immediately, not a guy like Malik Willis is going to sit on the bench and not play for a while. Carolina has the number 6, pick Atlanta has the number 8 pick..
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"And Indianapolis and you got to support him and give him love and make him feel confident if you want him to do well at all. Here's what I want to happen. Here is where I want every quarterback to go. I want Seattle to take Matt corral number 9 overall. I think it's a great spot for him. I think him and Pete Carroll would get along really well and fit. I want Malik Willis to go to the Pittsburgh Steelers number 20 overall. That's awesome. I don't know how he would get past Carolina and Atlanta. I just don't know that's a good spot for him. I think a good spot for him is Pittsburgh. Play for Mike Tomlin, sit behind trubisky for a little bit. I think Atlanta is better off using a draft pick early in the draft on someone who can make them a better team right away and can play day one rather than Malik Willis is going to be a backup for quite a while I think while he learns how to play quarterback at the end of a level. The Titans should draft Sam Howell Carolina and New Orleans are two teams that Carolina has Sam darnold, New Orleans has Jameis Winston. I like Marcus Mariota in Atlanta. I don't think I need to replace him right away. I think he's good enough for this year just roll of Marcus Mariota, build your football team, see what happens. I think Atlanta has so many problems to deal with. Don't try to tackle the quarterback position this year. Do it next year. Now the saints, I think, could draft Kenny Pickett. They got two first round picks. The saints drafting Kenny Pickett in the first round makes a lot of sense to me. And then Atlanta where Carolina, that's when you draft a quarterback. If you are, man, the early in the second round, Dez from daughter is available. Desmond vitter is a good decision maker. And you're a team and Carolina who, man, Sam darnold does not appear to be a good decision maker. Desmond Ritter is the opposite of that. I think Desmond Ritter in the second round to Carolina would be a great draft pick. I really like that move. I don't know if he lasts that long, but keep your eye on that. I think it's very possible. I don't know that Desmond editor is going to be drafted early in the first round. We'll see. But I like the thought of that that he's a second round pick to Carolina. Or maybe Atlanta. But I would not draft, if I'm at lanter Carolina, I'm using my first round over on my first overall pick in the draft. My first pick in the first round to build my football team. And I think that if Kenny Pickett went to New Orleans, with that defense, that offensive line, they drafted another receiver, potentially that could be a really good fit where if you don't trust Jameis as a decision maker, which they invested in him. I think they are going to roll with Jamie Winston. But if you're worried about Jameis has the decision maker, tenny pickets really good with a football and he could work with that defense and win a couple of games in New Orleans. So that is what I hope happens at the quarterback position. The wild card here is Carson strong. He's a later pick. It could develop he was hurt last year. He's got a knee issue..
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Man coverage. Good luck. Exactly what Kansas City did to Jordan love last year when they played Green Bay. And so we'll see how good it says in order against man coverage. That remains to be seen in my opinion. I'm excited to watch him in the preseason. Matt corral is another guy Matt coral the quarterback of Ole miss is a guy that another guy that I love, who is a great leader who the kind of person I would have wanted to play with when I played football back in the day. He does have weird mechanics, but I would say who cares. Philip Rivers, historically, at very weird mechanics, he threw forever. 63,000 yards, so don't come after, you know, Matt corral saying, he's got a weird throwing motion. It doesn't matter. The ball gets there accurately and on time, and that's all that really matters. And by the way, it gets out of his hand very, very quickly. Now, and by the way, Philip Rivers, 6 all time leading passer in the NFL. It just doesn't matter if you got a weird throwing motion. Matt corral does two things really well that will help him early on during his career. He's really quick, he runs well, so he's a good runner with a football, he also is very good at running RPOs, a run pass option, meaning he puts defenders in uncomfortable situations where if they play the run, he can throw them all behind him. If they back off and play the pass, he can just hand out the ball and move on with his life. I could see Seattle taking Matt corral number 9 overall. I'm not saying they're gonna do that, but I'm saying I could see a world where if I was Seattle, I would go, we could probably win with Matt corral. We can build an offense around his specific skill set, design a system around putting defenders in conflict. He's going to run the ball a lot. Honestly, very similar to what Jalen hurts did last year in Philadelphia. I think that dog will hunt and I think he would play very well with DK Metcalf. I think Matt corral might be a great answer if you're Seattle trying to rebuild your football team. He's very similar character wise to Russell Wilson. He's way cheaper, monumentally cheaper and build a lot around him. I think that Matt corral is way better than drew lock. Seattle, I think, should draft Matt corral and build around him at number 9 overall. You can start him day one. He got nothing to lose and I like Matt corral a lot. I think but because specifically, he can run an RPO system and run the ball with his legs a lot..
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"A lot of potential, big arm powerful runner, but not ready at all. At all. Malik Willis is not ready at all to start in the NFL. It's hard to project how a guy like Malik Willis will do because, like I said, solid tools, but a ton to learn and him working at him working in the NFL really depends on where he will go and how hard will he work to become a better quarterback. He's got potential personally, I hope Malik Willis goes to the Pittsburgh Steelers number 20 overall. He can sit by Mitchell trubisky, there's no hurry. He can sit, he can learn. I'll be in a good organization. I think him working with it Mike Tomlin would be awesome. And I would not, I want to put this out there. I don't know that I would draft Malik Willis in the top 5 or even the top ten. I think if you were a team like the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers, the Detroit Lions, a team that has a top 5 or ten pick, you're better off taking someone who can become a quality starter right away rather than someone who's an investment like Malik Willis who if he sits for two years might someday become a starting quarterback. That's a lot of ifs and buts and I'd rather just take in line men or a receiver or somebody can be an impact player from day one. And so I just, I love Malik Willis potential, but potential doesn't always work out. So I'm letting you know now I would not draft leak Willis on the top 5 or ten. Carolina Atlanta or Detroit, I would not make the move and get Malik Willis, but I think him going to Pittsburgh number 20 overall would be a perfect, perfect move. How about can he pick it? The quarterback out of Pittsburgh. I have great admiration for Kenny Pickett. What he did at Pittsburgh was master the offensive system in place there. He's such a good decision maker. He does not get enough credit at all for the, you know, how well he threw the ball downfield with command. Like he's got a lot stronger arm than people realize. I've heard people compare him to case Keenum and we can talk about why that's maybe a little bit right. He's a little bit limited over quarterback, but look, he throws the ball very well downfield. And.
"usfl" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Oh my goodness. Good morning, good afternoon. Whatever it is for you, I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach Schumer. This is strong opinion sports episode 400 and 78. Hope we're doing well. I didn't plan to record today, meaning like on this exact date being April 20th, but happy four 20 to people out there who celebrate it. If you know, you know, you probably know. Love you appreciate it. You hope everyone's doing well. Let's jump in today. We got a lot to talk about a lot of NFL news, a lot of stuff to kind of prepare for. I want to give you guys a warning now. It's often when I take a lot of time off of the show, it kind of creeps up and it happens and I don't warn you guys. I know it's been a weird month. Remember, I'm moving next month, which means honest, I'm trying to get everything done early, I've been moving and taxes and everything and it's been a weird month where I haven't been doing as much for the show because I've been doing stuff to like in my actual life and being an adult is awful. This is the last time I will talk to you before the draft. My dad's coming into town. I'm going to spend a lot of time with him. So quarterback breakdowns are coming. It's a weird class and I've made the decision to, I'm going to wait until after the draft till I know where people are going to make a really deep breakdown of guys and talking about how they might do in the NFL because I think that's a massive, massive part of this is like where they go really depends on how well they do and how well they can do. So film breakdowns will be after the draft this year. But here are some brief thoughts on the top quarterbacks before the draft. Things you can look at and go, oh wow, Zack gave us something before the draft came out. I want to start by saying this is not a horrible draft class..
"usfl" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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Bloomberg business and sports From Bloomberg radio This is the Bloomberg business of sports show where we explore the big money issues in the world of sports I like it long I'm Scarlett poo And I'm Mike lynch charming up today together for a shared future That's the motto of the Olympic winter games underway in Beijing We have a special guest to break it all down Hall of Fame short track speed skater and America's most decorated winter Olympian Apollo oh no joins the show that straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports but first let's look at some of the top stories of the week and there are a lot Let's start first of all the Washington football team they have a new name We are The command That's right boy We are rolling on the field Oh man You know I know there are people that have their thoughts about the commanders Scarlet what do you think This was an 18 monthlong process and I'm sure they hired several branding experts to work through all of this I like it although I feel like it's too many syllables It was another team called the generals wasn't there back to another league another day There's two actually They were the New Jersey generals of the USFL back in the 1980s owned by Donald Trump The year left of one year But the Washington generals are the team that plays the Harlem globetrotters all the time Lifetime record is like zero and 6000 Okay okay So there's a little bit of a legacy to work with Yeah yeah So you kind of want to stay away from that one This next story though this is very serious And it involves a former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores He has filed a lawsuit this past week alleging racial discrimination in the NFL's hiring practices saying many African Americans in the league feel like interviews for head coaching positions are shams And he spoke to CBS about the NFL's Rooney rule a policy that requires NFL owners to interview ethnic minority candidates for head coaching positions Intended to give minorities an opportunity to sit down in front of ownership but I think what it's turned into is an instance where guys are just checking the box You see these kind of lawsuits from time to time in the league but this one is really I know we use the phrase This is a bombshell but this really is a bombshell Yeah this was because when Brian Flores was fired as coach of the Miami Dolphins last month a lot of people were kind of bewildered He had turned that team around He had a winning season In fact a back to back winning seasons And it wasn't totally clear why he was fired In this lawsuit he alleges that he was essentially told to tank to do badly in the season so that the dolphins could get a better draft pick and the owner Steven Ross pretty much wanted him to do that He wouldn't do it So that's one reason why he was fired Then what you're talking about with regards to the Rooney rule I mean the anecdote and that evidence that he provides is pretty compelling He said that he was interviewed by the New York Giants for the head coach position and it was on the schedule And he got a text message from Bill Belichick who had said congratulations I hear you're in the lead or you're going to be hired And then it turns out that Bill Belichick had meant to text Brian dabel Oops who is white as because he's also a candidate for this position The irony in all of this is that it happened before Brian forces interview was even supposed to take place or was scheduled to take place Brian Flores is going to be the Curt flood of the National Football League I'm not sure he'll get another head coaching job again but he's doing this for himself and all the other qualified over qualified black candidates for executive positions administrative positions and head coaching positions in the National Football League This is a brave brave step by Brian Flores Before we wrap up we gotta talk about Tom Brady Yes yes the goat has retired scar talking 22 seasons 20 with a patriots there is no question this man is the greatest of all time Yeah and NFL fans patriots fans in particular have a lot to think when it comes to Tom Brady but I'm also excited that he is stepping aside and we can really see this new generation of quarterbacks And we kind of saw it with Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes during the playoffs How exciting is going to be to have a whole new crop of quarterbacks And one final note I'll put here since this is the business of sports Isn't it some numbers It's the craft family that should be thanking Tom Brady which they did crafted in a statement because when Robbie Kraft bought this team in 1994 for a $172 million last month Forbes ranked the Patriots organization as the 7th most valuable sports franchise on the planet at 5.88 billion That's thank you enough I think A 172 million that gets laughable now It is Considering how much everyone says the Broncos will go for Yeah Yeah yeah by the way they're up for sale Finally They guess the family feud is kind of ceased for a moment So now hey if you want to buy a football team the Denver Broncos they're right out there They could go you know they could go for $4 billion The average NFL club is worth three and a half billion And how much were you saying Just shy of 6 5.88 You know and before we move on I gotta say I was thinking of a number of the week and I was thinking you know since we're talking about Tom Brady how much did Robert Kraft buy the team And I'm like you know what that's like asking when she fingers you got it again Yeah I know He could recite that number in his sleep Up next on the show Bloomberg news reporter karoli mori joins.
USFL Becomes Latest Spring Football League to Announce Return
"And in football. The USFL is back. Fox Sports and Brian Woods, founder of the Spring League, have announced that the United States Football League will return to action in the spring of 2022. The new league will consist of eight teams next season. It will be a direct competition to the XFL,
"usfl" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"So you sign on with the. Usfl our did that did crush you in any particular way. Because that was the measure a professional football absolutely not i never planned on at some point ronn when when people were turning me down and tell me i was too small. I gave up on that dream of playing professional football. I just wanted to get an education. That's why i went to cal and so the usa failure and pay me twenty five thousand dollars. Yes i'll do it and for me. It was just trying out. I'll never forget i. There were twenty six linebackers. I was probably twenty seventh on the depth chart. That's how bad it was when they told me i made the team was. It was unbelievable. But what i remember most about that. Lebron is that guys that were there for the most part either. Weren't good enough to play in the nfl or they'd already been cut by an nfl team and the enthusiasm. The intensity was unbelievable. I i hear what the chargers i was. I was looking around like you guys have no idea. You should have played in the nf and the us fell. Those guys were intense. I mean there was a every once in a while in training camp in the nfl. Football play with breakout amongst the brawl. Because we had scrimmages every day there were four teams down there in arizona. I can't remember them all. But i know that the amazon wrangler and the denver gold. And somebody else. And we would scrimmage three days a week and a scrimmage is like a game you wanna talk. I mean those are concussion after concussion happening in practice so It was it was amazing to go to the nfl. Afterwards i thought i died and gone to heaven. What was the early days of the usfl. Like because i've heard from the guys that were in the afl in those early days especially the new york jets where they would get paid and they would go in their uniform practice uniform to the bank and stand in line because they weren't sure that their checks were actually going to be any good. I've heard just great wars and we were so fortunate with the oakland invaders. Toby was our owner and he never missed a payroll but we did fly when we had merged with the michigan panthers. And all those guys bobby. A better and carter The wide receiver a great team. We were. I think we were something like fifteen in one. We played eighteen games. Seasons in the usa fell. We were going down to play the sorry san antonio gunslingers and they hadn't been paid in six weeks so they decided forty five minutes before the game they were telling the coaches and the owners were not playing so guys from their team and from the invaders were sitting in the stands before the game forty five minutes before drinking beer and then suddenly like fifteen minutes before game time. They showed up with certify checks clinton merchant. I think was the owner of the team. And all of a sudden these guys were geeked they were jacked and we played the game ron. They were kicking our butts until a last minute. Fourth and eighteen yard catch by anthony carter for us to win the game. We were getting beat by the worst team in the league. Their story after story we we do a lot of charity. Events with steve young and he tells stories about Literally the bus drivers stopping in a parking lot halfway from where their practice facility was and where they stayed in some fleabag motel and said i'm not going a one inch further until i get paid. Steve young had to get out of the bus. Go to an atm. Get six hundred bucks and pay the driver in order to get back to the hotel. It was crazy and but it it built character. It was fun it was intense and it was built with a ton of guys that just loved playing the game. That might be the biggest. Shocker in the nfl. There are a lot of guys even to this day. The don't play for the love of the game and the usfl. I would say ninety. Five percent of the guys loved football. We got about ninety seconds left. But i hear the same thing about the afl. And i think that has been lost. Is that because of the money factor in professional football absolutely. I was recently up there in seattle. Helping kenny norton. Who's now they're defensive coordinator former teammate. he just wanted me to kind of observed things and i asked him what the biggest difference was. He said. you know we. You and i am leeward. All a bunch of guys would stay after practice. And we'd watch film together ethan. These guys the car is running and beat before practices even over and they are sprint. They don't even take a shower they just sprint to their car and get out of there so the camaraderie isn't there and he said that's the biggest difference in today's game and it's because of the money as it hurt the quality of football. Well i i think that as he said there are better athletes today but they don't know the game as well because the dedication and commitment of jerry rice of ken norton of junior ceo. Just isn't there. And i think it's kind of i don't even know who. What were you use to describe this if you think about professional football day. It wasn't like the practices of the old days where you guys were out there on the field for a long time. It's boop boop boop boop absolutely everything is shortened up and it's for the safety of these players and that's all regulated by the nfl players association now. There used to be two practices there in training camp right now. Too padded practices day. Now they can't ever have more than one each day and i. It's never more than two days in a row. We're come back on the other side when we do with gary plummer linebacker in the nfl. For twelve seasons. Eighth with san diego. Four with the niners will talk about his. Nfl career with not only san his friendship with junior ceo and his championship. with the niners. We continue with more of you and sports byline the number one gift in this stressful year. 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Miami Local News - Tom Brady Expected To Choose Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"And of course Tuesday was dominated by D. B. M. Q. B. they begin with a social media post from Tom Brady thank you New England for twenty years as the day began to wrap up word would come that Tom Brady would be heading south time for straight talk brought you by straight talk wireless it's Tampa Bay that's the expected landing spot for Tom Brady the the official announcement still to come the Brady expected to be a buccaneer ESPN's Jeff Darlington this kind of is because it goes back a little bit in February when the Buccaneers behind the scene started to realize and recognize that Tom Brady was also serious about entering free agency something the sports world couldn't get their minds around but the box early in realizing that it was real so fast forward to this day and I I I'm actually not all that surprised I I the sources close to him that I'm familiar with it have always indicated that what really really appealed to Tom Brady right now at this stage of his life is the autonomy that he's never had the true ability to say I am in charge of me I'll choose where I wish to be what ultimately was most important to him as he was making this choice for the first time well first of all that's a great point I think that the idea that he was running away from something in New England is very true but at the same time I think he loved the idea of chasing after something new and I think both of those things can be true in that regard he was looking at a number of different elements here too he was looking at trying to be with a coach who is maybe more collaborative not trying to be the general manager of the office reported but just maybe have a little bit more input also wanted a roster that maybe had those offense of weapons to reinvigorate himself and then two other factors maybe to some people warm weather actually like the idea of warm weather and the second thing was proximity to New York City for personal reasons and family reasons so they checked a lot of the boxes in Kampala and that's when it really to me when I started to recognize what he was looking for was when Tampa really started to make sense the news of Brady heading to Tampa Bay coming on the heels of Brady saying goodbye to the patriots in a series of posts on Instagram Tuesday which ended his twenty year run in New England ESPN analyst Steve young we got a guy that I think really wants to enjoy the last little bit of his career get with Bruce Arians who I I was a student you check into my career you know mood shows a lot of fun it was really that was the best antidote for the end of a career because you kind of it kind of grows a little guy I don't have the coast tell the same thing and so Bruce Arians is perfect for the situation so granted that's what you get is Tom Brady I think you'll see a guy joyful he loves football and have seen him love it in a unique way no I didn't get to see Tom Brady love it in a unique Tom Brady way that's not you know and that's what it was all positive for the pages of president we get that but I guess I think given tomorrow when he gets introduce is going to be just a joyful happy guy with a great coach have a great time I think more than anything it's Tom celebrating the right to go beam for true free agent I just finally got a place where a coach can could have a lot of fun and okay so what I'm hearing you say is this is gonna be fun for Brady but I mean ultimately for buccaneer fans that think it's gonna be fun for them like are they selling themselves a bill of goods because we are talking about a guy who's forty three he's not thirty five thirty six thirty seven I think the idea of the house Scott you have to kind of James was was reckless yeah he also was very productive yes you want to started to move on and I think you've got to save yourself we can get that productivity special to pull out of the play action game with the talent that we have a Mike Evans and others we can get that production out of Tom Brady even though we recognize there is in decline and that we can bless and we leave behind the recklessness and look at all of the seven point games that we lost under seven and under with nine games they lost by any state can Tom Brady win those games and I think you have a tough time saying no we can't this is not a set deal is not a team that's Super Bowl ready by area you know I get that but it's a vast racial from the box from Tom Brady and they're gonna mix it in and I think a lot of fun enjoyable self comes out worth noting what we're talking about the Buccaneers after his time in the USFL Steve young was a quarterback for the Buccaneers Tampa Bay then drafted many Testaverde because they thought young was going to be a bust Steve young all of him while Brady is heading to Tampa Bay there's also the departure from New England ESPN's Adam Schefter this signs all along the breadcrumbs laid out of Foxboro there was nothing that took place within the last seven eight months that would lead you to believe that Tom Brady was going to return to New England again let's keep it all in mind let's go back and retrieve some history he voided his contract which actually voice today is the day that the last two years on the deal void he said up to avoid that way she said it up to become a free agent there were no substantial of contract talks at all between the New England Patriots in Tom Brady despite the fact that there's been speculation that there would be that the patriots will construct never happened Tom Brady was open minded about leaving New England and basically exploring what was out there listening to other teams yesterday the negotiating period opened it was the first day he was allowed to hear from other teams he believes that he is far enough along to make the decision that I'm not gonna go back to doing which tells you that he had to be in this spot all along and he had to know that when he was walking off that field in Foxboro after the playoff loss to Tennessee he had to know his mind at that point in time that there was a real possibility that he would not be returning there as the quarterback of the New England Patriots I don't think this is a football decision only I think this is a life decision this is a decision involves him his wife his children his family his lifestyle his TB twelve models it goes beyond just football and someone said last week why is there tension wires are just why did you want to leave New England and I don't think it's a negative situation this is a group that was together for twenty years the one six super bowls that accomplish more than any combination in the history
Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS
"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allies the Kurds who've been fighting alongside the U. S. against the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here's Republican senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect Americans to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon and analyzes help this fight ISIS this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the real American a fight that in a moment we're going to hear directly from the top commander of Kurdish forces in Syria the first I wanna bring it and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman who's following all this hi Tom he Richard you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's decision to take these US troops out of this this border area will be said this surprise and also worried in there are several concerns Rachel they fear the Turkey will launch this military operation into north east Syria and leave these American ally Kurdish forces alone to fight Turkey and they worry that those Kurdish forces will a ban and in the anti ISIS fight also the prisons where they're holding ISIS prisoners to focus on Turkey now president trump says he's defeated the caliphate that's true but what he's failed to say is isis is regrouping their slipping back into cities and towns mounting of assassinations and bombings one of the U. S. officials who spoke with NPR says this is reminiscent of last December remember when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about a thousand troops in northeast here is to continue to fight against ISIS and that's what you have now but a thousand and all we're talking about though is this troops specifically deployed to the border area and that we understand to be only a couple of dozen but never the less the Pentagon kat blindsided by this I mean what are USFL officials telling you did were they consulted at all well what they're saying is they knew that there was a phone conversation between president trump and president one of Turkey they didn't know what the president would say there was never any inter agency discussion about the way ahead about the policy so the president made his decision in the Pentagon was basically informed of his decision to remove troops there was never any discussion about the policy change what you want to do they were just informed which is the opposite of what president trump said about can all right all right stay with me Tom because I'm gonna play some tape for you earlier this morning we got in touch with the commander of the top commander of this year and democratic forces this is that the Kurdish forces for who have been allied with the US and Syria and the top commanders name is general monsoon Cavani OB R. D. and I want to play some excerpts of our conversation he was speaking through his own translator who was there on the ground with him and I asked the general what the consequences with would be if president trump follows through on this pledge to take these US troops away from the border of this is what he sat let's look because so far we do focus on ice and that most experienced troops off our in our ranks they are taking care of the count in the prisons and the most dangerous people that's we hold him you know what detention facilities attention recognition exhibit with the kings Michelle something case all the American withdrawal from the border areas and the invasion started and the two start their inclusion for sure that one a priority for us it will be to protecting all our areas and our families and that one more folks you ice is likely false it before I'm just repeating what he said we will not be focusing on ISIS as we were before he's talking about having his his troops abandon those post Tom that means ISIS those prisoners would just be released that's possible in their own racial more than ten thousand of these places prisoners and is he said some of his best fighters are guarding them so there's a real concern about if these Kurdish fighters were guarding the prisons move up to fight the Turks who will be guarding the prisons and there's really no answer to that right yeah but it's a very very huge concern among
Trump says he 'consulted with everybody' on decision to withdraw troops from Syria
"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allies the Kurds who've been fighting alongside the U. S. against the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here's Republican senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect American to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon and analyzes help this fight ISIS this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the real American a fight that in a moment we're going to hear directly from the top commander of Kurdish forces in Syria the first I want to bring it and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman who's following all this hi Tom he Richard you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's decision to take these US troops out of this this border area will be said this surprise and also worried in there were several concerns Rachel they fear the Turkey will launch this military operation into north east Syria and leave these American and allied Kurdish forces alone to fight Turkey and they worry that those Kurdish forces will abandon the anti ISIS fight also the prisons where they're holding ISIS prisoners to focus on Turkey now president trump says he's defeated the caliphate that's true but what he's failed to say is isis is regrouping their slipping back into cities and towns mounting assassinations and bombings one of the U. S. officials who spoke with NPR says this is reminiscent of last December remember when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about a thousand troops in north the series to continue to fight against ISIS and that's what you have now but a thousand and while we're talking about though is this troops specifically deployed to the border area and that we understand to be only a couple of dozen but never the less the Pentagon kat blindsided by this I mean what are USFL officials telling you did were they consulted at all well what they're saying is a you knew that there was a phone conversation between president trump and president one of Turkey they didn't know what the president would say there was never any inter agency discussion about the way ahead about the policy so the president made his decision in the Pentagon was basically informed of his decision to remove troops there was never any discussion about the policy change what you want to do they were just informed which is the opposite of what president trump said about can all right all right stay with me Tom because I'm in a place and date for you earlier this morning we got in touch with the commander of the top commander of this year and democratic forces this is that the Kurdish forces for who have been allied with the US and Syria and the top commanders name is general Muslim Cavani OB Addi and I want to play some excerpts of our conversation he was speaking through his own translator who was there on the ground with him and I asked the general with the consequences with would be if president trump follows through on this pledge to take these US troops away from the border this is what he sat you don't go away is because so far we see folks on ice and that most experienced troops off our in our ranks they are taking care of that comes in the prisons and the most dangerous people that's we hold him you know what detention facilities that's a negative seventy seven fifteen so in case of the American withdrawal from the border areas and the invasion started good to start their inclusion for sure that one a priority for us each will be to protecting all our areas and our families and let one more folks you when prices likely fox it before I'm just repeating what he said we will not be focusing on ISIS as we were before he's talking about having his his troops abandon those post Tom that means ISIS those prisoners would just be released that's possible in their ritual more than ten thousand of these places prisoners and is he said some of his best fighters are guarding them so there's a real concern about if these Kurdish fighters were guarding the prisons move up to fight the Turks who will be guarding the prisons and there's really no answer to that right yeah but it's a very very huge concern among
USFL vs NFL - Risky Business
"Our series on the grudge match between the US F L and the NFL United States football league championship game nineteen eighty nine. We took you back to the eighties. When an upstart spring football league came along and tried to score on the NFL's turf. The USFL backed by a new set of owners, including the likes of Donald Trump attempted to change the face and feel of America's most popular sport. In the end. The USFL folded, but the league did have a lasting impact on the game. Many of its players and coaches went onto NFL stardom and rules. I initiated by the USFL like the two point conversion and the coach's challenge are now. Staples of the National Football League today, the NFL faces new business challenges there are new concerns about footfall injuries after another tough hit in the NFL overnight. There you see Brennan wish the calls helmet on helmet head. He was taken off the field with concussion widespread criticism over the safety of the sport and the league's response to players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Have sports watchers questioning the future of the NFL. Mike Pesca is a longtime sports journalist and podcast for slate. And before that for NPR, he is host of the slate daily podcast. Gist and author of the new book upon further review, the greatest what if in sports history, we're bringing him on the show to talk about some of the biggest uncertainties around professional football today. We talk about risks facing the NFL whether a new league could make it today. And what our culture would look like if football never took off in the first place. Hope you enjoy a conversation. Business wars is brought to you by wicks dot com. 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Dot com and use the coupon code be w you'll get ten percent off any premium plan with wicks premium plans, you get more storage, a free domain for a year and much much more. That's wicks dot com code BW for ten percent off any premium plan. Mike Pesca is host of the slate podcast, the gist, and he is author of the new book upon further review, the greatest what ifs in sports history. Mike, it's a real honor and privilege to have you on business wars. Thanks so much for doing this. It's my pleasure. Hey football is I guess you could say America's favorite professional sport still is I don't think NASCAR ever superseded football. And the NFL has been called the biggest show in the country if not on earth. I mean, what do you make of the league today, especially considering the many controversies that have been surrounding it from taking a need to you know, to to hit injuries. Well in America, we used to have a monoculture when there were three or maybe four TV networks and a few evening news broadcasts, but we've gotten fractured and we've gotten away from that. And the one exception is football. So not only is it the most dominant sport. I also think that it's to a great extent. The closest thing that we have to a culture. -tural glue. If you look at the ratings of the top twenty shows, the top twenty individually aired programs in any year football will be I don't know sixteen of the top twenty or so people think the Academy Awards is right there under the Super Bowl. No. There are three to five football games before you even get to something like the Academy Awards, and maybe a big bang theory. We'll sneak in there, so. Yeah, it's now it's not like most people or even watching every game. But it's the closest thing we have to a shared experience an agreed upon experience. And I think it says something about American twenty nineteen that we can't even agree upon football. Yeah. Yeah. Well, there's something to that. I'm sure, but what about in a business sense? I mean, part of what we've been exploring is in in the course of of examining the USFL, and it's sudden rise was how the NFL was sort of a dominant business player. And I assume that especially given the television revenue that we're still talking about football the NFL in particular as as dominant. Yeah. Yeah. Football is collectively the value of the teams are worth possibly close to a hundred billion dollars in revenue it makes upwards of fifteen billion dollars. Roger Goodell has predicted that football would be a twenty five billion dollar industry within a decade. So you can see from a business perspective. Look, we don't have to take half the audience or a quarter of the audience. If you just take a few crumbs from that gigantic pie, you could be pretty rich. So I understand why someone would say, hey, what if? Where just a pale copy just a tenth or even a fiftieth football. We could still have an enterprise that makes us a lot of money. The problem is historically. It's been hard to do that. Yeah. I wanna go back. Do you? Remember when you first heard about the USFL? I mean, were you already plugged into football at that point when the USFL made its debut. Yeah. In the early nineteen eighties. I was a big New York Jets fan, which doesn't make that much sense. Because they were that good. Although there was one year strike-shortened year that they had a decent enough team. And I remember Donald Trump who was by then a fixture in New York media and real estate circles and remember him going on the Letterman show and talking about how he took over Eastern Airlines, and it's going to be the Trump shuttle. It just seemed like one of these billionaires or millionaires on the make and he announced plans for USFL team. There were going to be called the generals and the name the name. Donald Trump wasn't the most associated name with the generals who was was her. Herschel Walker the great perhaps one of the greatest college running backs of all time, he joins the generals. And if you wanna watch a great college Heisman Trophy running back. He was the only way to watch it. And there were a lot of is on Herschel Walker Brian Sipe who was a former Cleveland Browns. Very good NFL quarterback who we hired to be on the team. And the the roster of the generals was a decent roster a plausible. They wouldn't have won five games in the NFL. But I don't think they would have gone over sixteen. So we put together a very interesting watchable product as did a few of the other owners at the time is funny. You should mention Herschel Walker because I was growing up in Georgia at the time, and you can imagine, you know, you have this Heisman Trophy winner who put UGA on the map in many respects. I mean, it just made it a championship team. And you wanted to you just expected that he would be going to the NFL. L and when the USFL scooped him up what a surprise. And I remember feeling both a sense of letdown that maybe I wouldn't get to watch him, you know, in this new league. But also a sense that something new and exciting was about to happen spring football. I mean, that's crazy. You know? And I unless memory is doesn't serve it seems like Herschel Walker jumped to the USFL before he could have jumped to the NFL because of the rules. Do you remember any of that? I think that back then there was a restriction against underclass men coming to the NFL. Yeah. USFL did away with all of that. In fact, I think the USFL was pretty much open to anyone joining their league there were pirate type organization, but you also have to realize the early seasons of the USFL. It was only fifteen years removed from the AFL, and what the AFL did was they took another exciting southern player and brought him to a New York team. And that. Was Joe Nemeth playing for the jets? And so and that was my team and that was a model of an upstart league. They were a fall football league. But an upstart league challenging the establishment and winning and becoming absorbed into the NFL. And then even more recently than that, the ABA which was the the organization that challenged the NBA, and it was more exciting, and they add multicolored balls, and they had three point shooting and many of their team's got absorbed into the NBA. So this idea especially in the early eighties before football became this culturally. Dominant juggernaut I would say back then by the way baseball was the national sport this idea that you couldn't possibly challenge the NFL. It's not true. Maybe in retrospect, it seems true. But a good business plan could have and a lot of people in retrospect, look back and say, in fact would have challenged the NFL establish that USFL as lead to be reckon with. So why didn't the USFL become a part of the NFL? L as as Donald Trump wished that it had. I mean, obviously he wanted to have an NFL team in part of his strategy was to get ownership of the generals. Yes. And I think and this is this is mostly going by the accounts that have been written the ESPN documentary books on the NFL. And maybe it relies on the great man or the infamous man of history little too much. But the answer is Donald Trump. It seems because Donald Trump just like he was a guy from queens who always looked at Manhattan is looking down on him and wanted to be part of the senior circuit in Manhattan. I think looked at the fact that the US was spring football. And he couldn't live with that. He wanted to directly challenge the NFL and a lot of other owners, maybe without the economic wherewithal to oppose him said this was a bad idea there. We have a plan if we stick to this plan we can make money in the future. But it's very important that where spring league and Donald Trump said no Donald Trump says we're going head to head because he couldn't. Be second best. And you also engaged in a court fight simultaneously as he brought the US fell into the fall. And that just ruined it. There was no way to compete head to head with the NFL. But that's just it. Right. I mean, if in fact Trump's idea that the USFL would be absorbed into the NFL like the AFL with what you were just talking about early. If that had happened. It could have been a gold mine for certainly for all the owners, and who knows how many other football fans in some of the smaller cities, for example, this is I guess I wonder why it hasn't happened. And when you consider what's going on right now, you have the XFL you have the alliance of American football. Which is you know, just just getting off the ground. Now. I mean is this basically given the NFL's position in sports and business today is it basically game where you can't really take on the NFL head to head. It's always going to be about trying to. To get a foot into the door with the hope of getting absorbed somehow by by the leviathan. Yes, I do think. So. And I think that there's a very real impractical concern with just in terms of salaries, and this is not true for a couple reasons with the USF L, but just in terms of salaries you can't pay players more than the NFL. Can I suppose none? Neither of these two new leagues can do. So I suppose you could imagine a league founded by billionaires that wouldn't mind burning
Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers wishes rookie teammate Mason Rudolph good luck before rookie minicamp
"You guys should davis a creature of habit here we crack jokes about dave rocking the he wears the piano key scarf he was the piano key beanie today though piano key scarf is a is a staple today just the gray beanie with dave also you rock demons give a demon sweater is that what i've seen word yeah i've got a san francisco demons tshirt says the hell hole and i've got my old usfl oakland invaders jacket as well oakland invaders i knew a guy who played for the oakland invaders depre used to play out at a what i was working at stones town galleria and the nordstrom espresso bar when i was in college dude used to come by everyday get his large coffee he played for the for the invaders he told me a started played the nfl a little bit too defensive and played at cal told me a story about how when they won the title they didn't get championship rings they got a belt buckle there you go let me tell you this dude not a die who was rocking cowboy boots and adult buckle tommy maddox though the the former quarterback of the pittsburgh steelers in the l a extreme was asked yesterday since he was the veteran quarterback who had to hand the reins off to ben rothlisberger he said he thinks big ben says he's going to help this kid after mason rudolph they asked him on draft night are you expecting big ben to a to usher you into teach you the playbook and and and you know a very they called it a diplomatic response he said you know it's not on big ben it's on me it's my responsibility to learn the playbook and to adapt to the nfl i think that's the right answer for a kid to give say hey it's not on me it's on me to do this is my responsibility he's already done it but a lotta people sort of took big bend response to that the wrong way ben rothlisberger said on his radio show last week if he asked me a question i might just point to the playbook and he kind of laughed it off any any went on to say you know i would probably answer questions for ben roethlisberger doesn't seem like the kind of guy who's who's confident or or pardon me.