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E72 - Vladdy Hits 91 HR, Juiced Baseballs, Dean Brown, Jon Stewart & Relationship Advice After Kawhi

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E72 - Vladdy Hits 91 HR, Juiced Baseballs, Dean Brown, Jon Stewart & Relationship Advice After Kawhi

"I'm steve bertrand we've got forty eight on the board which which hi josh hamilton promotion around now it's warning already voice homerun derby wreck there it is bloody wishy ethics fireworks in the home run derby how about ninety one dongs blisters on his palms and he doesn't win how stupid is that welcomes the project ladies and gentlemen presented by faces magazine you've landed on a daily podcast what sports in whatever my name is steve worn on the other side of jim jerome reformer talking tsn radio network crushing daily podcast dinger's i'm in ottawa jim is jimmy back back back back back in edmonton it's episode seventy two today so we were gonna dedicate today show to team canada's hockey team from nineteen seventy two about that nice nice and i did ed's good we're gonna get into john daly withdrawing from the british open because you're not allowed to use the card this time we've got a relationship advice we've learned from love affair with collide leonard we're jill delivers in canada's what we are a juvenile baseball is justin verlander says an effing joke he's starting in the major league baseball all star game imagine if he weren't end a also are whipple today is where is your love of baseball standing right now i i was fascinated by this toronto fc story because one of the things you like to do in the context of telling you stories is when there's a random guy whose name doesn't really matter you tend to comb hey galardo guy over there is this some guy in colorado radic toronto toronto fc has signed a winger ericsson galardo no i love it i guess that aren't always the sports fray yeah i love the well i always loved a a listening to deem brown and gordy woody wilson doing they broadcast of the sense games because of the puck would get flipped i've you know this better than anyone when the puck will get flipped over the boards and a player would have to be blowing down he deemed would always say and there it is got up to the sex role and there is a you know mrs part of in who's coming from penn broker what you remember when he did that all the time he'd make up these names in places where people were from absolutely yeah it's hilarious so i always like that so those are the sort of board that from dino where you gotta you gotta throw naming and you're doing the story i'd be remiss if i didn't talk a little bit about deans accident it happened a couple of days ago 'em so it was a big accident on the four seventeen here in two people died oh i saw that is absolutely awful yeah and it was i think it was the same conclusion of a police chase i think the chase it led up but i guess the person that was chased when you're basically tipped over to the other side of the road and went indian coming traffic and it was just a an awful awful crash in fact my wife and we'd known about the crash but there were no names involved in she texted me and said that dean was in that crash and i'm like oh my god and then kind of buried delete a little bit and said he's fine he's he's he's he's banged up and bruised 'em but we're certainly feels so horribly for the two people died in that in that horrible crash but at the same time thankful that a friend dean came through it okay he tweeted out after he said many thanks everybody checking in on me suing her mom were all sore but fine we were in that big crash on the four seventeen teen today in a there are things we saw today that we can never unsee no words to describe how grateful we are the police fire and paramedics he's a fantastic people they see the most horrific things and still do their job no matter what they do their job with professionalism and humanity during the most inhumane times and there were i've seen a bit of the wreckage and a boy dean had to be pretty messed up after seeing all that you know i read that tweet an didn't realize it was dean i sort of flip through them you know i don't a when i saw them that we've seen stuff that will never be able to be unseen you know and i totally understood what he was saying well lucky gains lucky dean you know a that that stuff it just puts you know when you hear things like that 'em it it's it's sort of like it's not real you know when you hear that stuff you here on movies but boy when it gets close the whole everything's just just it's like someone punches me and it just the windows automated going what happened oh no no grow so i will think about that think about that everybody's all right and and boy you gotta feel free other people some long days ahead to get over that yeah i wish i was in a bad one a not dwell on this but when my a we lived up in chelsea when i went to high school when my my dad was speaker that's that's where the speaker lift up there and me and i went to school downtown in ottawa a pious and we have to drive everyday on highway five a you know the the guy that goes north from hall i still call it how i see a wheel around the where the casino is there used to be a big corey there it's probably all filled in now but there's a big sweeping turn once you sort of leave hall and you start headed up north end so this is in the seventies like until exactly what it was a i was in great so nineteen seventy four five ninety five or six and a man my brother joey were sitting in the back of my sister maryland power driving and we're wheeling around that band innocently going around but there is no guardrail there is no guardrail when they first built this highway and a kid was coming the other way and jumped the median and if you took a snapshot of right right before impact his his truck spun around and was in front of us looking like he was going the same way but he's acsi coming out as backwards and my sister tractor we'll in the back of the truck hit the left side of my car and a my brother joey once you know went through the side window it was a horrendous car accident horrendous car accident you had something like two hundred stitches in his face was a litany of plastic surgery operations that he had later on a after it was so scarred that they keep they keep rio operating steve to relieves the pressure from these guys 'cause he was growing he was only eleven or twelve years old you know when this happened in a or so they kind of have to cut the open again to kind of make room for the growth they did you know that that i i guess the the the pressure from the scarring will sort of i mean the kid pissed glass vert for two years and you went through the side windows smashed into his face and a you know the the one of the sort of side effects of that was my my prepare enjoy enjoy was of course the kids were later on died in a in a motorbike accident a ten years later in nineteen eighty six and so there's been some bad luck you know what are family but it really calls into question the the parents i remember my dad say you know if i wouldn't he keep going further and further back in his life a sort of blaming himself for this you know like if i was if i wouldn't have taken this job is you kids wouldn't have been on the highway a you know my god why did i do that and a you know and he kept you know if i wouldn't have been a lawyer i wouldn't have gone to a suburb by by by just get it was incredible effect that had on them the parents were they trying to take the blame for this stuff and of course it wasn't their fault you know so i could when i hear these accidents i always think of that that the that the people around them 'em have to go through a terrible time sort of guilt a lotta times about this thing but yeah as stuff that's out of their control completely like i mean it's i mean it's a story that doesn't even compared of the things you just talked about but just last week i'm driving home at about eleven at night down a old country highway an when the biggest dear i've ever seen absolutely sprints out in front of me i jam on the brakes with just enough time and i just missed his ass as he sprinted across the road and i stopped through at three seconds and then i carry on with my life like what if i'd taken a little longer time my shoe earlier or whatever you you're always second guessing yourself when it comes to things like that and then of course the reality is and you know you it's an exercise that you know you shouldn't even dabble in yeah i mean you go back i go back to one of the one of these 'em you were there to when nine eleven happened we're on the air yep a it happened never forget that morning no of course and there were tens and nine in the morning we've we sign off at nine o'clock this couple of monitors that were in the studio just take people back end end gerald signing off and he looked up and you could see this a as j are put it at all my gosh looks like there's been an accident that a small plane has gone into the the building you know because of the world trade center is just so big and i remember looking at that and sending myself because i was just there the january before i was in new york and is that the world trade center and i remember it's massive you know the base of those two towers they go six seven blocks each you know there but it looks like when you see it on tv it looks like he's just a block wider half of this hour shoots up and i said you wouldn't even see a plane a little playing like that and and then of course ten minutes later life upside down you know life is upside down and then and then what happened when 'em you know to use the crazy expression when the when the dust settles from that there were stories of people that that that became beyond the eye opening of people who were were going to be at the world trade center and only by chance they didn't end up there that morning they on their way there there were stories of people who who thought they had a dental appointment at one in the afternoon and they looked at their calendars illinois what's at eight thirty i gotta go to the dentist and didn't end up office the world trade center a one of the craziest stories i remember steve was you remember we weren't sure what to do when we got called in the program back so we gotta we gotta try and go back on air were gonna flip the format they flipped it over to see operate when when it happened that day and we had this meeting meeting and we're trying to suss out how we're gonna handle this and we thought we had it all figured out and when we turn the mike's on jay are was gonna talk about what we're gonna do for the day and respecting this what happened and and all that went out the window and just i dunno what we could do folks i don't or do and it ended up being a show with a bunch of people falling in about it and one of the stories was at the end of the day a guy phoned in that at the end of the show and said my name so and so and my sister my sister works at the world trade center when i saw it happened i've 'em i can't find her i've been trying a folder and i can't reach her you know well good god you know it was just it was just this horrendous story and the guy said 'em i haven't i haven't heard from her you know i i mean how do you react to that and then two days later that same guy phone back on air and said you won't believe it i found my sister she used five miles there she she decided to go into the building and help people and the end she got out a she got she got really hurt she broke a bunch of ribs and stuff and and and a bunch of other injuries but they ended up putting her in a hospital about five miles northeast south founder two days later you know it was just it was sort of like crazy bitter sweet thing i don't even know how they said you know we heard some of that story but yeah i mean there's certainly a man i don't i don't think they'll ever be anything like it just how unstable how unsafe that we all felt and what was next year and and that that in itself is i mean it it so horrific act of terrorism but it was certainly ineffective one because here we were in downtown auto a you know wondering you know what's next you know absolutely absolutely terrified as we tried to you know reconcile what has happened in what is happening in what's going what's the future looking like and a handful of men who got control of some planes and that was as it turned out the extent of it we had no idea of at the time is what it all meant so i don't know of anything nothing has rattled me before like like that day and i don't think anything in the future will do you remember i remember leaving the station and and this became very apparent very quickly that these were acts of terrorism against the state you know because of what the white house deal right then they shut down another plane and i remember all this coming out everybody's so fast we were hanging around watching it at the station for you know i was there for a half an hour or an hour and then this absolute panic came over my myself because we are two blocks from usa embassy that massive building that they just finished and of course the the house of commons the parliament hill is just a few blocks away and i remember saying to myself i gotta get out of here you know who knows what's gonna happen then and rate like everybody else racing home defined you're kids you know to try and help them through stuff but 'em anyway i'll a lot like you it was beyond impactful you know i'll never forget but but there were some stories that came out of that that that could have had justice battered ending as the twenty nine hundred plus people perished in that thing i met i met a guy who who got out who is only eighty four and survived no got got down in a yeah crazy story i'll i'll tell you about a one day but when they were frustrated exit but that whole story is this just tip all the first responders how many of them have died because of health effects from that day jumping right in without questioning anything just getting in there trying to help in so many got sick and died and so many continue to be sick and i don't know if you saw i think it was last month sometime jon stewart appeared before congress on behalf of so many of these people who are sick and dying a and how they've just been cut off the government is basically cut off their 'em the the therapy their their right to medicine a they just turn their back on these heroes he will be on excellent i thought from start to finish of the you know he he didn't you could hear the rage in his voice but he he he he he kept secret tailed it and with a ton of emotion and unreal unreal i thought the same thing as this guy's incredible incredible what he did to help those people in that deal and you wanna play here 'cause it's it's in the public domain we complain if we want yeah sure sure i i don't know how long it is but 'em yeah yeah it's worth it's worth a couple of minutes of it anyway this is john stewart a comedian actor 'em who gives an incredibly effective active angry like you said angry speech to congress about the survivors of nine eleven i wanna thank mr collins missing their their fitness together but a as i sit here today i can't help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting healthcare benefits for nine eleven first responders has come to behind me filled room of nine eleven first responders end in front of me nearly empty congress sick and dying they brought themselves down here to speak and no one shameful embarrassment to the country and it is a stain on this institution and you should be ashamed of yourselves those it orange here but you won't be because accountability doesn't appear to be something that occurs in this chamber there is not a person here there is not empty chair on that stage that didn't tweet out never forget the heroes of nine eleven never forget their bravery never forget what they did what they gave to this country well here they are and where are they and i'm awfully tired of hearing that it's a nine eleven new york issue out tida didn't shout desk to try becca they attacked america and these men and women and their response to it is what brought our country back it's what gave her reeling nation a solid foundation just stand back upon to remind us of why this country is great of why this country is worth fighting for and you are ignoring them they responded in five seconds they did their jobs courage grace tenacity humility eighteen years later do your thank you what a what a speaker like one of the speaker jim unbelievable i just take a to hear it again yeah the guy knocked it out of the park knocked it out of the park the get the message across at a at a time when the pressures on here right when you're in front of a senate committee or or whatever sort of committee in front of to to you speak out about it and i've always steve i've always liked that about american politics to be honest that you know how often you see that when people were brought up in front of committees and they've got these senate hearings a it's a it's a great idea you know where people get the just speak their case 'em one of the most famous ones ever was a mr rogers a have what was his first name mr rogers fred rogers who had this little you show on public television that he started back way back when and he needed funding you know he needed funding for this thing so he he got they appearance in one of these senate committees you should watch it on youtube and he starts to speak in in his same cadence that he does that you're you've come so familiar with with fred rogers andy in you know he needed twenty million bucks or something for this thing or five million or something or you know to maintain the show and keep it keep it rolling anti singlehandedly convinced the guy on the spot to get the money and i've always loved that above american politics where these people getting audience like that to do it anyway to delete things steve i've i've i've been to new york city a bunch of times i i love it i love going there i've been i've been there for a couple of gigs a mark messy had a fantasy camp there and i did a deal for christie or a way back when and i love it new york city the best way to explain explain that is what you wanna do and what time do you wanna do it you could pick anything at anytime of the day but one of the deals i went after nine eleven the subway heads down to an area that i used to like to go to and and shock there is this great outlet mall and you could buy suits and stuff men's clothing jeep and i used to love to go down there do a little shopping steve and after nine eleven the subway just ended right there at the world trade center yeah because of course the the the wreckage of it the buried up the subway and stuff and it just stops and that's the end of the subway now and you get off there and you start to walk up the stairs and they're gonna walk a few blocks towards the world trade center and they have this unbelievable memorial that they have pictures pictures of firefighters and in children and all sorts of stuff a so if you if you ever do go to new york city do yourself a favor go down and and and pay their respects you know down there it's it's it's really really good all right good stuff certainly a some serious discussion there out of the gate when we come back we'll get into the toy box of life without being sports in latin america vlad guerrero junior had an incredible night at the major league baseball home run derby last night so we'll get to that in just a second faces magazine is auto is lifestyle magazine focused on fashion health fitness style sports and entertainment the new issue is out the sports features in there in this issue and cool by interview nuisance head coach dj smith and the raptors going all the way check it would faces mag dot c you own a home drive a car travel run a business well unless you're a hermit i'm gonna bet at least one of those apply to you and i'm gonna bet you don't love dealing with insurance very much that park and change today text the team at all insurance ontario six one three eight six oh six zero zero eight all insurance ontario all ins dot cea and ford employee pricing is back at jim k ford you pay what forty employees pay on select new vehicles now is the time with the best selection they get the ford you've had your eye on for employee pricing and the new at home test drive now on a gym came forward you will drive in orleans or jim keith ford dot com what tonight from vladimir guerrero junior james ninety one home runs like how how is that possible yeah that's a lot of home runs hit a lot in the first second and third round and he had a bunch of overtime as well so unfortunately win he doesn't win the thing he's basically so for those who've never seen the home run derby 'em it's a clean slate its head the head you versus me and if i beat you say i beat you twenty eight my twenty home runs disappears i move on to the second round so unfortunately even though he had a wreck at ninety one home runs a vladimir guerrero junior basically rolls up in the final round andy ends up losing his has what's been the liquid by the end of it yeah he's i mean he's still twenty two home runs in the final against pete alonzo the mets rookie so it's two rookies in the final a but he went first alonzo at that stage knew exactly how many need and you've got twenty three and so it's unfortunate because he had ninety one home runs vladimir guerrero junior did an i don't think anybody who's within thirty he was thirty like if you look at everybody is home run total study entire tournament nobody was within thirty thirty home runs of is racing you're nuts it's a fantastic contest it's a fantastic contest you know i wouldn't i wouldn't tweak it too much i don't you know people wanna go in and sit there and watch home runs man they wanna see guys hit it whether they're losing her not they love seeing that and so do i when i watched it i think it's great i think it's great i don't really give a shit if they adjusted or i hope they don't come away from this thing saying well this is stupid format bloody should have won this stinging not other guys i mean who cares right that's not the deal with this thing you gotta halogen they get they get to select their own pitcher steve these guys to throw yeah it's rollover they they step off the front of the mountain i think a little bit right did it's not the full distance they pitch and so it's it's just like batting practice right is bryce harper one last year his dad did all the pitching form yeah yeah debtor brother i thought yeah yeah anyway fantastic stuff fantastic stuff you say hey vladi maybe wanna bring a little bit of that to the ballpark at are next game okay but it's a little easier in batting practice they had oh maybe they're basically put it up there and a and i'm not i'm not even like i'm not even coming after vlad guerrero junior because he proved last night why pitchers are already even in his first year even though he hasn't established any kind of real success yet in the major leagues that pitchers are pitching around this guy they are not putting anything down main street under any circumstances right right i've watched them i i tuned in the blue jays to watch vladi 'em particularly when they're when they're seven hundred games out of first like this yet seven hundred but you know what's interesting see that's come out of this thing 'cause there was this verlander who's the starting pitcher you and i were talking about this off air and he's become completely outspoken about the that the baseball's joost is not the guts so that story yeah he basically and again he's the starting pitcher fifty american league in a he said well the major league baseball's right now he called them eight an effing joke suggesting major league baseball is totally manipulating the bowls to increase often it's a hundred percent right right i i you know but so they made a change you know i've watched baseball game steve i watch baseball games lots of lots of them i i like it i got the jays on all the time if i'm at home i got a flipped on and there's nothing worse these defensive only they only good defensive battle steve is if the guy's got the no hitter going he's got the no hitter soon as he gives up a hit steve it's over it's over of course i don't i'm not that interested anymore you have fantastic to to hit her for that guy that's great and all that stuff but steve you don't baseball games are boring man if there's no hits you're boring if there's no hits care too much about home runs but i wanna see guys rep doubles and triples and and a bunch of singles and and home runs and all that stuff you know so it's for the betterment of the game it's where the veteran the game listen verlander it's the same for everybody else is is the obvious argument yeah to me it's like goaltender equipment ride the goalie equipment is finally been reduced do still little after years and years of trying i don't know why they had such a hard time but be the goal equipment is a little sleeker it could i think they could actually bring it down even more but you know they're on their way and it created a little more often spent the past season and it's the same sort of thing they only people that are really upset about it in hockey here the goalies and they only people really upset about it in terms of baseball with the juice bowls all the pictures yeah you have the same dynamic and hockey a little bit right goal to let a goal in wanna blame their defenseman an end defenseman who let let it but you know give the guy a shot and it goes they wanna blame the goalie going you know you should have stopped that they maybe don't vocalizing you know but but it will what berliners talking about my my argument is what he's talking about some goalies had wider pads and the other ones didn't that's not the case it's the same for everybody so you're right and i don't think he's i think he's comparing it to anything else that's happening today he's comparing his life as a pitcher in twenty nineteen versus his life as a pitcher back in twenty twelve when you know he was given up maybe nine home runs a year because the bald and travel is well listen verlander listen you're you're you're at the all star game i i don't see there's no one lining up or buying a bunch of tickets to get to the night where they have let's see if the pitcher kim kun whiff a bunch of batters right let's see let's see let's have the best pictures out there and see how they do against batters you know let's have a contest of that absolutely never gonna happen sti never gonna happen so berliners gotta understand the you know look look at what you're exhibiting here is dinger's maybe let's see how many dares everyone can hit that's what it's all about and let's be honest how could they be this upset when he's married kate upton he's a good jillian air you start in the major league baseball all star game and he's married kate upton that guy's got nothing to complain about simmer down yeah wow you know i didn't know that you know there's a home run if you've ever heard anyone say that would make me pretty just stevie kate upton all right so here's are rb computing web poll i'd like i got that yeah i got that you've been so subtle up to this point thank you for clarifying rb computing web paul today is how would you describe your love of major league baseball in twenty nineteen we gave people for options let me know which one you choose james it's at an all time high option b i like it same is always options see only if the blue jays are good option d i never watch it anymore 'em i'd have to go only if the blue jays rent it i'm the same size as my deal unless there's some unless there's some sort of recordsetting to be broken a you got you got bellenger and you got this a bell insurance is had is hit thirty home runs i think and i'll lay a against this alonzo guy there he's in the i think he's third as looking this morning it yeah in home runs so when i when i know that that's what i do i look at sort of the stats and the nationally in american league leaders hits home runs a if if that games on tune in i i love this i love to see those those that okay reminder our web poll is brought to you by are being computing rb computing has been providing excellent computer services and ottawa forever twenty years now and you probably didn't know is that on top of that they also provide onsite and managed services for small and mid sized business the sister company demand i t s keep your business running and stay proactive with the right technology support visit demand dash i t s dot com today to get a free on site consultation here's some of the replies dan kingsbury writes hey steve they lost me after the last a work stoppage in ninety four i've never gone back other than briefly when the blue jays he's worked intending a few years ago a couple of others johnny healing watch baseball in september and october too many games too easy for every player to quote unquote go through the motions gary labrador door rights were missing a montreal option in the pool hashtag expos that's a good point and maybe shouldn't some expo influence on the pole in daryl smith rights i loved in toronto in the early nineties during the highs it was a grand time unfortunately i voted only if the blue jays are good which means i never watch it anymore smith listening stony vice let's how far back people gonna go to make an excuse for not watching baseball what's that laco people were talking about early nineties is that the big one or wherever and screened at said this ridiculous they make so much money for that did it wasn't just any the timing couldn't have been worse where they wipe out the world series in the year that when the lock it began began expos had a six game leed unlike the whole league yeah okay okay you know if you're if you're a fan of the expos that hurts you know if you're living in kansas you don't give a shit right so it's it's listen states so these people still still making takes of baseball lost me that's twenty five years ago nineteen ninety four baseball baseball i'm not how far back you wanna go with with stuff you know listen i'll i'll i'll tell you what i've never i've never listened anything about the quakers you know when they moved over here they leave any turkeys for my ancestors so i i i'm not i'm not doing any history less anymore seamy okay that's enough you know i remember back in nineteen ten thirty one ninety late thirties the depression that we didn't we didn't a banker in lenders my i you know i'm not dealing with the hope you're so anti quaker a you know a quaker reference steve we don't get it every day no we don't know that some oatmeal handy i hate those pilgrims they landed in upper canada no unfairly by by the buckle on their shoes what the hell is that about their little tiny white tie going in the weird hats i mean come on even back and that day steve guys were doing endorsements the guy got on the quaker oats box right yeah i know that guy was you know so lament many years ago this thing what's happening long before wayne gretzky got on the cereal box of weird mix you know now that would have been around nineteen eighty five michael jordan was named rookie of the year coca cola introduced new coke the first dot com domain name is registered in ottawa all insurance ontario first opened its doors lot's changed since eighty five five but great services not visit all ins dot cea or text all insurance ontario at six one three eight six oh six zero zero eight lincoln employee pricing is back a gym k lincoln where you pay what lincoln employees pay on select new lincoln vehicles now is the time to get the lincoln you've had your eye on lincoln employee pricing and the new at home test drive now jim k lincoln you will drive in orleans or jim k lincoln dot com and what if a cup of coffee could help you burn fat elevate you're mood increase energy and motivate you for the busy day ahead smart coffee is doing just that for so many people you've heard about it on social media now it's time for you to get elevated today whip smart coffee check out their link on the main page steve w project dot com you were amazed at these segway but i did that commercial i was i was i was the best thing we ever strong segway there for sure someone tweeted yesterday steve going there's a there's a a coffee out there called smart coffee someone said get get to semi's full of that coffee and send it to jerome stick game that's her phone bill that's it's awful it is on my to do list to get you some a m i wanna mention just wrap up today we have john daly in the news in that he's withdrawn from the british open he's a former winner at set event quite spectacularly early and he's a bulldozer because again been told they can't ride a cart he got to ride a cart the pj championship at bethpage black daily gutsy americans with disabilities act involved in requesting and then receiving a cart so you're good to go there 'cause he is osteoarthritis in his knee so it makes it hard for him to walk andy are an alien other hand said it denied the request for the british open in daily riding a card because it considers walking to be an integral part of the championship as a big gulf snob what say you of this what i say is it's high time that they let anybody who's a card who wants to i think is what they should do you audi is a card great go ahead if you don't don't a whether it's in advantage you're not a then then take advantage if you think it's at avantage democrats and take a cart a it's it's a it's an archaic rule i think you know of course golf courses are longer now they're they're they're way bigger when they build them the the lock from the green to the tea is is horrendous sometimes and even use carts transport guys around the golf course sometimes that they jump on a jump on a car to get to the next fall because it's you know two hundred yards away or you know where where it is so i i think it's high time that they just let anyone is a card who wants to a john deere particular like a guy like john doe that guy's a huge attraction the british open champ first of all and i i think they should be allowed to do that is a great take that's a really great take because i've i've we've had this conversation before who is casey wittenberg which he the guy there was a case casey a is there yeah i know who you're talking about yeah yeah i forget i i'm not positive and the name 'em in any event at that stage owes like yeah walking is a big part of gulf well that's the easiest way they've just put out there that then you could solve a situation well if you think it's an advantage here's your car to the healthy body yeah it's a a they they should do it in my mind that that just solves everything you you know 'em fans liked to see these guys look at the senior tours steve the senior tours super popular a picture with guys my age and older i get the watch the you know the freddie couples and tom layman's and all these and i grew up watching golf and they're allowed to take cards all of all of the anyone could take a cart anytime they want and it doesn't it doesn't change it for me at the north complains about it doesn't take away from the game or anything so it's just a stupid rule that says it's absolutely stupid rule i think it also speed things along right what he's talking about pace of play yeah and they end up you're right they're all they're trying to improve the pace of play all the time the the one downside side of golf internationally engulf is it takes too long to play yeah you know takes four five four five hours the play and probably they would get a lot more fans if it was quicker you know if they could if they could watch it or you know now they're now you know what they nasty twelve hole golf course that they're starting to be down with that yeah wouldn't that be great right so you're you're out of there and you know two and a half hours or something like that so we've talked about that earlier episodes be all these golf tournaments charity golf tournaments it seemed gone forever this basketball business and a twelve fourteen maybe twelve fourteen holes will be fantastic you'll make a difference on how people felt about you're too but the less less than eighteen would make a big difference on how people perceive 'em your golf tournament and the kind of fun they had in whether they might come back listen you prick i gotta tell you something when we were when we were doing the radio show the we had a promotion on that to play golf with three guys on the radio there would be when the contest and if you won they still do that do they each of us what each of us went with a group so you got to bring three guys and you played with me another three play with you and the other three play with a rotten spot an i'm a golf snob right and you guys used to you guys used to go ahead to that promotion and i used to wanna pick guys who played golf you know and you guys would always get their head you'd find out the worst worst freaking golfers and you'd set me up with these guys and laughter head off at one time you set me up so bad i'm not lying we went to the tea and these geyser hey nice to meet you and and were taking pictures and stuff like that and the guy goes look i don't play much golf but this is a real treat i'm a big fan all this yet okay and he pulls out a club an end is sort of looking at it steve curiously like like he doesn't even know which end hold and i'm going what the fuck is going on here and he turns it turns it over and holds the head of the club demeaning go hey jim what's this number mean here on the bottom of the club i said what do you guys were like snickering away i got dude okay who cat is is is is playing like he's a terrible egypt state the guy can't play and you guys just set me up with all that so you know what i ended up doing steve with those guys i told him that he'd never been on a golf course the other guy had been on it twice and i said i gotta do something about this though i can't i can't pull up lame get fake a heart attack can't do any of that i've done that before the shutdown and i told them here's the deal boys a this is the way gulf works is we only play they ought holes today even holzer closed for us okay so we want to eat and the guys look at and go okay i guess and and so we play we we we play whatever were once you buy we play one and then we drive by number two in the third t and the guys go well why those people playing it i said well we play all day audibles they play all these minerals whether it's hates but you've you've tricks used to do that to me all the time we play golf you well i think that would be i think that'd be tit for tat and when you think about that that concept of tit for tat the guy who gets tat is always ripped off yeah i'll eat we did a spa promotion exactly we did a spot promotion yeah in you nj are burn me like they they invited the three of us so taxi get massages and they even gave us like a like a pedicure after and i'll always remember and we've told us on the year before how when you've got your pedicure done they were basically grading the he'll just fought and it looked like like on a talion waiter dropping a bunch of parmesan on you're spaghetti played it was just raining skin cells offi edge if you're feeling but you guys just like in the gulf story you just told there were three months seuss's two of them were blazing hot females any other was a dude guess which which ones you guys chosen lab and which one of his left me yeah look dude feel my pain the dude was a little light very heavy duty steve okay okay where we've got a guy here for you you're like don't don't put his hands on me i want a girl's guide oh you'll be okay you'll be okay yes okay we only dated for a short time there you go out of voice k speaking of dating a you're a single man james to finish up today our gonna help you out with some relationship advice steve i i i'm i'm normally giving it but i'll take advice okay fair enough it's a relationship advice comes from toronto is love affair with co why leonard as we all like i need to let me get some mood music here for this thing here we go last night lindy on a number of no particular if we did so we know that relationship ended badly and maybe toronto needs to do some naval gazing maybe they bear some responsibility or canada large because of course canada fell in love with co why they put up murals around toronto for this guy they offered up tributes have food and wine wine and dine things you're toronto is offering the guy real estate in that frankly we all came off as little desperate burden the relationship we didn't handle it well at any step maybe some abandonment issues we did some stocking why broke up with this and ended the relationship so what lessons can you take now from toronto being jilted james and this is based on a cbc story by the way are hard well a taxpayer dollars at work here well a couple of things steve a couple of things you know a if you're single like i am not interested in naval gazing steve i want do gunter gates a shoe that like there's some days it first day a little younger gazing would be good and this might be unpopular steve but i don't mind being stock okay i've i've been stocked a couple of times and i kinda like kinda like no i'm surprised it's a huge long released because it's not it's not a bad way to go getting stuck dude i said what if it's a dude that's okay that's okay i'm impressed i'm flattered i'm flattered makes if you want it makes it makes me feel this is this is this is nice yeah come on in come on and you don't need a high behind the bush there come on let's not necessarily early red flags at a toronto basically put up there and we should've seen coming this is gonna go sideways co why and the first day at his very first press conference in toronto the report is all started asking why is gonna be a long term commitment or a one year deal one in done and that's a bad first impression that's coming out or you're coming out her a little quick little little too heavy on the first day well you don't talk about long term relationships on the first day do you wanna come across his cool but you know get right in this like where's this relationship going well they don't do that in the tough part about the first dates stuff seats i've been through this is so of course the mission is is to get loud okay okay see that list if i if i gave you a list of you said let's see drones let's hear what what his goal is in this stuff there's one thing only sti look for other pages like flip it back is now let's get loud that's the deal and the difficulty is when you're doing that is you you you gotta pretend you gotta be ten everything the girl says everything the girl says you agree with no matter what these outrageous not just that be you have to be fascinated by it she can be talking about her dole collection at home you need to be fascinated by every word that comes out of her mouth that's warns he says oh lawrence he's tim yeah that's right if she's you know it's a comeback it backfired on me a couple of times to write 'cause she's gonna you're gonna be you're right completely fascinating and she's talking about i still have my barbies you know i still i still have my burgers i love their on a runoff it's amazing so loyal yeah you've got these things set up a little shelter near room and with all the soft little toys still sleep with loser but anyway yeah that's great that's fantastic and i got barbies too i got my cat and i just get kennan barbie together and they just i just make they're just going at it like crazy kenny is just absolutely pounding wherever you just know that didn't work i got a little to oversell the things at toronto is doing what's called why they were just i mean talk about self worth is almost none like and i don't think this is gonna be an issue for you so i'm not sure this is invested vice for you because you have very you know struggle with low self also so letter during the free agent period he's considering all these offers from others so what canadians do we we bribe and manipulate get the gifts going yeah 'em like overdoing it right with that could wine and dine nonsense and here's your house it's not a winning strategy it comes across totally as desperate looks like you don't have any self esteem yeah well steve i tweeted the other day that you know that feeling fellows you tangling feeling you get when you first meet someone pure that's common sense leaving your body yes there may be something to that in any event mistakes were clearly made in the relationship department here toronto now though seems to be getting the hang of the main storyline with co why and then it's just better to have loved inlaws into never lumped in a long relationship advice closed out are program james the best way they got plowed steve is just when you're on this date is tell the girl you're the street things you do you're a you're saying they're a couple of things i have i have a serious heart condition but i'm kind of what i'm really really rich do you wanna get married interest with what did you say you asked me shallow enough you do that you're showing how dare you know it it it would certainly get your attention and 'cause i'd be going if someone did that to me as a date said that to me in are really i got this massive part condition but i really rich would you like to marry i'd say well how how how bad is the heart condition oh man down goosebumps this view a area all right we gotta go we gotta roll i let me turn this music off year i'm getting a little tired of me love music here in santa fe ever take downs zelin member skim over the book it's the ratings and this lindy on book is beautiful 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436: Ottawa Senators Preview; World Junior Review and Gordie Wilson Superfriends

The Steve Warne Project - Sports

34:30 min | 4 months ago

436: Ottawa Senators Preview; World Junior Review and Gordie Wilson Superfriends

"Steve worn project sports at whatever everybody. Welcome to the w. Allow me to introduce you to its show. This is the good listener good listener. this is the show. it's a podcast that goes off every weekday former. Tsn partners myself. Steve worn jim jerome. I'm an ottawa. Jimmy's in edmonton ever hear talking sports. And whatever coming up today sends color analyst. Gordie wilson will join us. Canada falls in the world junior final butts and pretty thick silver linings for ottawa. senators fans. We'll talk about that by the way some shouts before we get started for our good members. Want to thank matthews adra. Mike federally owen. And morgan will anderson and j manet. Thanks everybody for being members if you'd like to be a member. Check us out. At steve w project dot com without further delay james. How're things like v. gordon wilson. The the the gordy. I know woody. Woody wilson no. Yeah i love what he he was my first girlfriend. Okay well gord gordon. Can i their yard gordon gordon. How are you buddy. Good thank you yes. Jerry knows secrets a newer. I'll tell you. I'll tell you about gordon. I love gordon into it already. We're right into it man. I used to gorgeous to let me hug him and stuff like that and he was. He was a fantastic. I used to lick the back of his neck and stuff after doing the show when he would come in at a remember that you're bringing back memories here and but i'll tell you what gordon when i i did started doing the radio show. It was. that's where i met you at. I guess it was oh. Sr ottawa sports radio. One al davis was was the program director and i was brand new. You know and the and the first show i did. Al invited me. And i i was. I was mc a roast for brian kilrea. And that's how i met alley came up to me after it was a riot that night and he said jeez. You gotta jump on the radio you know. You're one of my buddies. Kept bugging me on. Then he met and walk by went onto the radio on the so went in the very first morning i forget who the guy was but he was sort of ryan scott. It might have been brian scott and anyway i came in. I was super nervous. I didn't know what to expect that i was asking. What am i supposed to do that. Don't worry this guy. I'll take you through it and you know you just you just do whatever you want. You know sort of thing. And and i went in there and i said hey i i'm jungle gym you know and i guess brian goes oh okay and i was like well doesn't sound like it's going to be a lot of fun and he said so. So what's your deal i. Just i don't know. I was asked to command and sort of sit in and have some fun and maybe tell some jokes and he goes well. It's a sports station. You know so anyway. I'm in the fetal position and he goes anyway. We got this guy on today and He's it's jim is it. yeah and it was just. It was being being bounded like a boost and it just went down and down and the guy wasn't interested in it. And and i guess i find out after al calls me after the show i go into the office. I'm just drained. I'm like this is the worst experience of my life. Okay i got an house laughing his head off. I heard this outta go. Awful man is off because yeah well. A lot of these guys are always nervous about new guys coming in and they get a little threatened. I guess whenever we bring people in which it was so he said we're going to try some other guys with you and he said tomorrow afternoon You're going to sit in with with gord wilson. Okay gorge you. You're doing some hosting of the afternoon show is a great guy. And you're gonna love me. I know of gordon from from the sense and and then you came in and we're laughing like a three six days great to meet you. Jimmy can't wait to do this. And don't worry about things and and look after this and i just felt like ten million times better you know how nice you were and gordy the the best straight man ever okay because my wife was pregnant at the time and late interpol costs. You're not bringing this story for sure. Guardian for sure. Okay so something. She's late in pregnancy. And a bunch of a bunch of unflattering stuff happens to women you know when they're about to give birth and so do and i'm. I'm following along with her and we go over to the hospital. I guess and all. You're not quite ready. So go home. And we'll probably see a back here in a day or two and okay and then i'm doing the show and gordon concerns is here we are. We got jungle. Gym get some great story jungle. How's it going and i go. My wife lost her. And there's a pause right and goes who. I hope you'll find it. I don't even know what it meant and gordon with a missing pizza. That's great you. Know if i could give you a hand at all. Maybe we'll go look for it and it was the best experience of my life gordian i it really on a serious note it it made it. I said i wanna do this man. I want to do this and we did. We did a bunch of shows just fantastic. And he's a terrible influence on your gorgeous what it comes down to. I think about that story. Think about you know when he kind of pushed you in the direction of defining what a threesome. What my mom. I forgot i forgot. That was awful. It was the best. It was the big question you know. I got a question i think. What if you're getting plowed and a dog comes in. Is that a three. So i i think it was look bomb but anyway i have to. This is credible. Nhl journalist talking about here jimmy. How dare you. He's the best. I've been a fell in love with gordon back then. I still am in coming on here today in thinking about coming on here today with you to you know who i kept thinking of the producer. Talk sure my gosh the second guts bloated sack guts and the end of the day though an enabler. That's what he was everything. Fantastic yeah versions and those were the days that out that all ended. I forget how it got fired. So i love when you came on one time. I don't know two or three years after you were let go jimmy and you came on and just as a guest spot and just just catching up. Your first thing is said. Is you jumped on the line now. Where was i before. I was so rudely. I i i say the podcast. Forget your word word. Goggles dirty word spilling be you got to. There's a guy who saved all those clips gordon yes. Tv introduced himself to stevie and and all that all that stuff is on there in the in the days when when shock radio was alive. And well you know you don't say yes or no all your game there. That was fantastic. And you know what else comes to mind. Obviously yesterday with the passing the john muckler your dominant cash impersonation was very very good. I've had about a million requests for when mattie mock la. John bob not to be good guy. Good out watch double crotch double into injury and what was it. Steve reflector reflector muscles conductor muscles. That's okay. I i see that dr michael and dr Anyway got mattie my great guy. We talked about mucks yesterday. So how'd you gordie like everything is good. I mean this kovin thing is affected you more than most of our friends starting right out of the gate with a positive diagnosis on that last road trip out west back in march. How's your health for health is good thank. You all is good. Get back to normal here a lot of breath at times but that's just because of fat and all turned in about seven days which is That all better keep this short. He might fall asleep. The that'll be my impersonation of you in a morning show so yeah but yeah all is good like everybody else You know we talked before we started this little stir-crazy and ten months ten months and not being able to go to the rank has not been pleasant. This is Twenty nine years of covering senators hockey air and We've experienced a few difficulties over the years but obviously nothing like this so Anxious to get back and get back into a semi routine Doing what i love best. That's for sure. yeah so. How's that going to work this year. You get a brand new season. That's happening starting next week and kobe is still upon us. Maybe talk a little bit about how that's going to affect your job in particular when it comes to covering a game day skate or the actual play by play itself. Yeah and i think the word that best describes the whole scenario is it's fluid middle change probably on a daily basis or certainly on a weekly basis or just waiting Were on word from the federal government and the provincial government to give us the okay to re enter scotiabank a apartment canadian tire center To cover the games were right now. Following training camp via zoom so After teams skates skates scrimmages. And things like that we off on the zoom machine and interviewer players that way. Find out certain things Go from there. It's a totally different kind of preparation. Obviously so yeah with the senators. Starting on the fifteenth of january were kind of We get the word from the various governments levels of government to say you're okay to go into the rank. My guess is from getting inside the rank Training camp will be covered from the press. Box and We'll be in our booth basically for the broadcast of games and if that doesn't happen will be calling home games from eighty seven george street down on the market. So what about road games. Gordon if we look at the whatever it is now the corporate name of the canadian division sponsor yesterday so are all cities playing in their own cities. I should know this. But but of course that. That's the whole but now as it stands right now i think ontario and manitoba are the only two provinces jungle that have not said yes. Ornate two teams playing in their home. Rinks it looks as though it's going to happen But until there's a definitive word It's still up in the air and the season starts for the leaves on. Well we tonight so they need to know. They're they're they're mayor has said yeah. We're okay with you know the protocols that have been put in place now. They need word from the provincial government and the federal government to say you're good to go and once that happens then it'll be fine go ahead jungle. You've got a question at the back. You're gonna have to ended up to stop john garden. That's for me. That's the lesson steve gave me. You know yeah. I question though question. I'm almost sixty two by the way. So but i'm still following along quite well So let's walk through. Walk us through then gored let let's say winnipeg does come in. Let's use them as example and you're going to travel to winnipeg With the team. What happens in terms of locked down and quarantined. And all that when you get to the airport you guys off all after bubble at the hotel. You have to travel in the same bus or what. Explain how it's gonna work well very good question. I should've stopped. You're right at what happens if because we're not gonna travel. Nhl has announced that there will be no broadcasters traveling with teams and we're fortunate for those who don't know dina meyer in a situation or a position where The company bell media in this case Has a deal with the senators to allow to broadcasters to travel with the team. And it's been like that since the beginning of time We've been lucky enough to be able to do that. up until this year the nhl has said nope there will be only team personnel on charter flights. So we are not traveling where we're not going on the road we will definitely be calling games From a studio somewhere whether it be a canadian dire center or whether it be at eighty seven george street but just a unfortunate but it's the way of the world You know for the plan series that we saw go off so well in toronto and edmonton in the summertime Almost every broadcaster was off site For those games there were some obviously the national. Broadcasters were onsite. I think doc emrick on. Nbc was in the comforts of his debasement in michigan. Doing most of the games For his calls. So what do you think you. Tarot says no to the sends and the leafs were will they play is is. It is a natural that you go to the bell centre and playing montreal. Yeah my guess is. Montreal would be the the city of choice for both for both teams toronto and ottawa proximity wise. It just makes sense Getting an opportunity to play at the bell centre In an nhl rink with an nhl facility would would certainly make sense You know if it doesn't happen in ontario they have to go somewhere else. The next closest province would be la belle province in in quebec Davi of manitoba says no as well. Then you know. Do they go to saskatoon. Not likely right okay. Let's take our first time on the program. Gentlemen we'll be back with more with gordy some sense talk talking world juniors and much more after these words jim kaye. Ford is a full service commercial and fleet dealership for years. Now jim k. 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Old world pizza made the way it's supposed to be paiko online. Drop in at two thirty six richmond road or one seventy metcalf. Now let's get to the million dollar question. Gord are the sends going to be any good this year and they're going to be filled with veterans or finally youngsters now. Dj smith has already indicated that This team will have more rookies in its lineup than any of the other teams in the canadian division so It's going to be a young team sprinkled in. We'll be some veterans like derrick. Step in and i know we're all a little bit taken aback by the acquisition of step on the acquisition of thirty five year. Old grade coburn from tampa bay along with cedric. The cat But it's a team that you can't win the majority of games with the youth movement with the infusion of no matter how well they played in belleville of the american hockey league last year it was still the american hockey league and so the job and going from the h. L. to the nhl is massive. And it's perhaps even bigger for eighteen nineteen twenty year old young man and they need some veteran presence and to that. And that's why the likes of derek stepan Will play and play an awful lot to brought into play. It's interesting you know you asked. If it's going to be a better team. And i. I really don't have a sense. We're all excited. What belleville did last year. What tim students lead did with jake sanderson has done at the world junior championships. And certainly in the case of students la. There's reason to be optimistic. But here's an eighteen year old coming in. And we tend to forget sometimes fellas that this team finished thirtieth last year and thirty first year before that and then make the playoffs the year before that the client has massive for this team to get better while other teams are getting better as well. so I couldn't tell whether this is going to be a five hundred hockey club or a team that may be over five hundred and sniff around for a playoff spot. My own personal thought is. It's got a lot of work to do and There is hope and there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. But i i'm not sure it's bright light as it stands right now right. So let's talk a little bit about tim. Studiously mentioned him a moment ago. Any dazzled everybody at the world juniors. It was fantastic. What is the likelihood that he'll be in the opening night lineup. I'm wondering if the la kings right now maybe also going By field stood slow. I'm sure the kings are still thrilled with by field. But i'm sure that again slow. And his performance of the world's gave their scouts the king scouts Some pause for thought is stewed salah in the nhl right out of the gate this year. You think now. Despite the fact that there won't be any fans in the stands in fact they do play a canadian tire center on the fifteenth of january attempts. Suits will be in the lineup. I don't think there's any question about that. You know when you take a look at the overall scenario here. The situation for ottawa. In an canadian division. So they've got six other teams. That are probably better than right off the get go. It's a fifty six game season. You're part of a rebuild. You want young players to get an opportunity to play in the nhl this year. You could almost take the attitude. What have we got to lose here. Okay what we got to lose. And i know that coach is going into this saying i wanna win every ocoee. I want ice my best lineup. But at the same time he's got between that rock art place in that you know management of saying we gotta get we. We have to find out if these young players are going to be able to play Tim suits a will get the opportunity to play and it will be beyond the six games where they have to make a decision on whether they send them somewhere else likely mannheim germany. He's gonna stay and he'll play the majority of fifty-six games he'll get some time off but my guess is he'll get an opportunity to To really show what he can do. Because i think he showed and i realize it's against other teenagers at the world juniors but he showed that is a really good player pretty simple chord that speaking of the world juniors. You've been around like god. I didn't know gordie thirty one years. You've been doing the twenty nine years. Congratulations how much weight. Gordie is put on those world. Juniors like everybody else each year and Let's look at the goalie for example levi. Right where this kid stood on his absolute head had had three no hitters there as they. Usa kid said last night in his interview was it was great. He said yeah. I like our colleagues threw a no hitter. And i hope i hope Usa hockey looks at it to you. Know it was. It was kind of a cool interview. Anyway just levi guy played so good and everyone's saying look out. There's this kid here. Here he goes he just signed himself a lifetime. Deal in the nhl. That's what i think right. That's what that's what all it's sorta on knowledgeable fans thing. Does it have a big weight gored with their. You know Scouts or management of other teams. Is it life altering for these kids when they come through the tournament or is it okay. Well that's good. Yeah that's a boys game and wait and see yeah. It certainly can't be life altering and in two different in going opposite directions as well. You can have an absolute standard tournament. Like levi ad. He's a seventh round. Pick of the florida. Panthers the guy at the other end of the ice last night and i think they were equally good Equally as equally. Good at either end of the ice spencer night is a first round. Pick of the florida. Panthers so these guys are going to be teammates. Eventually at some point be on the same training camp ice at some point. But in all jimmy for every wonderful story like that where you see a young man. Who's definitely i wasn't even invited to the summer evaluation camp for heaven's eggs. Here's a guy who sent in tapes. Said you know. I deserve to be here. He had a phenomenal season. It carleton place of the central junior hockey league c. h. l. last year and was worthy of getting a look at and he took full advantage of it. But there are other stories where you've got a captain of a western hockey league club who Has has done phenomenally well in his junior year. He's got all the character in the world and he's a first round pick of an nhl team and within three years he's out of the nhl. Curtis lazar is a really good example of somebody who can go from the top of the mountain. Slowly trickled down to the bottom of the mountain and fight your way back into the national hockey league and to his credit. Curtis has done just that he'll be a regular with the sabers. I think this year. But here's a guy who fell from grace in an awful quick way and just quite simply an awful way so yeah it. It's a tournament that can consent your career in either direction relic of raking. Yeah yeah so what. We impressions of the gold medal game disappointing for canadians to settle for a silver medal. America wins at two nothing. What we are impressions keita. Victory all that while the americans played a good solid canadian style game in terms of how canada wanted to play the game. The americans did and you know at one point and p the game last night. So i'm i'm scrolling back in between time outs. The shot clock read seven to canada and it was zero. Zero and canada looked like they were pretty good control or pretty they. They look comfortable in their own skin. And then the united states had want shift that ham them in and it lasted in more than thirty five seconds in the canadians got tired and the americans had a couple of good scoring. Chances and levi was good and then the next thing you know. There's the next shift where they're hamden again. This is midway through the shot. Clock went from seventy two I think to a twelve eight in favor of the americans. In other words they had the puck enough that they were able to get ten shots. Canada's one in about five or six minute span and during that ten to one shot clock run. They scored the game's first goal and eventually be the winner and i don't think canada at the midway point of the i realized what they were in for and the americans just continued to skate. And you know for for all the stock we put into good solid. Forechecking team steve. You know as well as anyway. Everybody loves to four check. The four check is the easy part of the game. You know more often than not afford check is the result of somebody just dumping the puck in the possession of the puck dumping it and you want to go and get it back and it's fun to catch somebody off guard or hit somebody. The hard part is the backcheck and getting the puck back when the other team is going in on the attack and the americans did a marvelous job and we saw canada through the first six games played. You know this back and forth game where we'll get the puck back at our own blue line if we lose it no big deal there. The americans didn't let them do that and They just skated tremendously. Well and you know too little too late for canada and in fact you know what even if they were. Two more periods added to that game. I don't think canada would come back. I really don't. I just think the way. The americans embraced their role from the halfway point of the first period on was Was going to tell you that They they were gonna win. I'm not a big fan of the expression. They wanted more Certainly in a gold medal game. It's dom the americans proved that they they played like they did. I read on. It was Sorry jimmy my read on. It was first. Half of the game was full on. Canada adjusting to the american speed. They hadn't that that level of speed in the tournament that includes the four check. You talked about but they did adjust and from the halfway point on. They were buzzing. They are making stuff happen. But that american these own coverage led by the way. Jake sanderson the sense. Fifth overall draft pick. That's that's what won the game at the end that and goaltending. They really didn't get despite the fact. They had lots of offensive zone time. They really couldn't get to that slot area to get in those really dangerous positions. All mclean used to say one and done won't cut it in the nhl. You got one shot. The goaltender is expected to make the save more often than not did every often Night made the save. But there you know i. I'm hard pressed to think of. How many good quality scoring opportunities there were were there a dozen good-quality chances that canada add to score last night. I don't think so. And for the reasons that you just mentioned You gotta go to the slot and pay the price you gotta go to the top of the The price they needed something ugly and ugly in a game like that would have been a thing of beauty for the canadians. But you guys are guys are talking like they lost eight nothing. It was pretty good on your right. What did you think gordie. I'm interested in what you're you have to say. After they won seven thousand to two in in the rain the first game. I was like okay. I'm gonna watch this man. They made light it up here the whole tournament. that was. Yeah well you know what when they add score their opposition was it forty one four through the first six eight forty one to four. Yeah and for young players. You can't tell me that they don't see those numbers go gold medal it on here. I'm going to have that around my neck and sixty minutes And then all of a sudden you know eleven minutes into the ocoee game. They're they're spinning their tires there. Just it wasn't working for them. The score against the germans were. It was what it was. I mean this happens in world junior hockey There there was nothing candidate could do or not do to change that outcome. I mean they had to continue to try Steve has been on the ice with me. And steve you know as well as anybody. I could've stopped a few of those I think that's fair to say. In fact i could've stopped four or five more than the german goaltender. Did so on sanderson before. We get away from him Have you talked to the sense. Did they have any sense of when this guy's game plan for coming out of school is going to be he in tyler. Cleven or going. Back to north dakota now but With this nhl schedule being kind of weird He would be technically available for at least some games this year. After north dakota is Is playing hockey. This season. You know of sanderson is in the plans for this year next year. I don't but certainly. I wouldn't close the door on next year. As far as this year is concerned. They're gonna want him to get his schooling and get acclimatized there and get a little bit bigger and get a little bit stronger. And again you know it comes back to being catalyzed enticed by a dominant performance against other teenagers in for tim students. It's going to be different going up against some of the players that he played against over the last week. And a half as opposed to march your dano or a shea weber. It's going to be completely different a complete eye opener. I think as well even though he's he's played against men and mannheim you university hockey for jake sanderson is a Going from university. Ocoee for jake is going to be a massive job that i think they'd probably wanna see him as a training camp before you know putting them into an nhl lineup with that. Might the pure. Maguire is a yeah ten pounds over the course of the next three or four monson eka very easily. dna already another time out. More with gordon wilson coming up after these words. Well it's twenty twenty one and that means jim. Cave forward is now beginning. Its fortieth year helping people with their automotive needs. I think that kind of longevity says a lot you know last in business this long with building that trust that connection treating people right turning first timers into repeat customers were happy to spread the word about the great service. They always get at jim. K ford your next vehicle awaits and jim kaye. Ford dot com. Have you heard about paiko. 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Area real estate needs and twenty twenty one happy new year from the glenn walton real estate team at glen walton dot com walkabout. Show gordie wilson joining us talking some world juniors talking some sense and as a means of our final thoughts today in this episode and we'll of quarterback for our next one. Let's talk a little bit about matt. Murray gordy are the angry goalie. of course Give us a sense of your optimism. Level that matt murray with a new address in auto as the sends goalie contractually here for the next three years. What kinda goalie. He's he's going to be From matt murray. I think we're going to see a probably goaltender who is quite determined to find his game again or get his back on track. I won't say find his game. I shouldn't say that because he didn't loses game he's still in. Nhl goal tender and to me. He's an nhl goal dinner at the age of twenty six. Who's won two stanley cups for ovens sake so if i have an opportunity to get somebody like that. Then you're saying by the same time to a thirty nine year old who's Played the last ten years for your ocoee club. Say yeah let's try and make this move and Even though the senators have a puff of goaltenders sue on the horizon are probably going to be. Okay goaltenders The pedigree of mcmurray is something to me that you just cannot pass up on. Add to that the fact that he's willing to sign here in ottawa for an extra three years and then throw into the mix that you know what he wants to be more of a leader in the auto locker room To me that's just a a formula for the perfect scenario and acquiring goaltender like this when you get a goaltender. Who sat beside sidney crosby for the last couple of seasons and gone through Ag to ocoee sticks and back with a guy who is more committed to hockey than anybody on the planet You'll learn an awful lot and to have matt able to come in and you know show young players not just the other goaltenders but young players How to be a pro and how to prepare for each game on a nightly basis. That's that's that's a huge. Plus for me i have. Zero qualms vote Acquiring matt murray my good stuff well that is what we call it quits for today. Jimmy gordian i'd lots and lots to talk about so we went way over like we talked for about an hour and a half so we make this up into two shows. Gordon will be joining us once again for tomorrow. But how in the world will we sign off the show at this stage of the game gourd. Conine everybody we'll see you.

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How NASCAR ROBBED Their First Black Driver - Wendell Scott Pt.2

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How NASCAR ROBBED Their First Black Driver - Wendell Scott Pt.2

"For what's going on? Guys love for comedian and host of the Young Daddy podcast here just want to quickly. Tell you to come check out the show for super honest, hilarious raw advice on everything dating sex. Just you know just about everything else. Sometimes I ran by Hillary Clinton it is you know things are going to happen, so check out the show. Y. U. N. G. Daddy. Give it a listen. Go subscribe and Holler at us. We'll see. Jask Hey, guys, welcome to the. podcast you like passed gas. Please help us grow by giving us a good rating and a nicer view on the podcast platform of your choice to really help us out and I really appreciate it. Thank you all right now for the show. It must have felt like a dream. Wendall Scott the first black driver in NASCAR's grand national division was racing around Speedway Park in Jacksonville Florida in first place laps ahead any other racer. Scott had broken the sports color barrier and reached NASCAR's top level now. He was about to win his first race. But when he looked up at the leader board, where Wendall, Scott number, thirty four shows been the board was blank. When Wendell cross the finish line instead of waving checkered flag. The official in the tower stood motionless. The dream was now a nightmare, even though Wendell was winning the race, he couldn't seem to finish it. was almost like he didn't exist at all. Another driver crossed the finish line instead. And the chequered flag waved confirming Wendell's to raise your from the scene. Euphoria melted into confusion frustration and anger. But. This wasn't a dream or a nightmare. It was Wendell Scott's real life. As dirty me and they did him dirty. Yeah, we'll get into that later in this episode. Welcome back everyone to pass gas. I'm your host. Nolan Sykes along with my co hosts as always one Mr Joe Weber fired up. And James Pelfrey more power baby. How you guys doing? That's my catchphrase Bibi. Shirt. Liquors that's right I I'm doing great. Thanks for asking no near. You're welcome. It's been a long time since I've talked to you, Joe, so I just had to check in with you and just make sure that nothing drastic has changed within the last. Twenty eight minutes. Yeah I wash my shirt and I. Throw it in the Dryer. Really quick on the break so I got a nice clean shirt. Nice took. A shower ate a meal. All during that really. Like I said this part of Wendall Scott one of the first black men in Nascar. As we saw last, yeah, last episode we saw him go from moving shine Renner to a professional racer, and now we're gonNA, see him in the top level of NASCAR and some of the triumphs and tribulations. Career so without further do are you guys running? moonshine runners sounds like a video game. Yeah, we should. We should have like A. Some Ip for that. moonshine runner is a video game it. I would play I. Would you paid way? desert truck? Whatever it's called is a Sega game where you a desert, a truck in the desert for eight hours from like Salt Lake City to Phoenix. Really and you. You can't pause it. That's the bus game. Yeah it was pendulum, right or something like that I'm not sure but That's a calm. That's a that used to be pretty common like charity stream game. As, you can pause or anything like that. You just gotTa drive it raid. Do that we should do that. Shared out, yeah, write that down. speaking of video games known, and I are in a video game dirt five that comes out in October segue on all consoles current and future. Jan as well as We're very excited. We do a version of this podcast. For some reason. Joe's not in it I'm cool with that. I coated a little bit for that game. It cool, so you're on the back end. Yeah, but Dolan I kinda guy g through the career mode. We're really really excited and. Can't wait to that with you. Guys will figure out some sort of event where you can play together. Albion their. My xbox games handle is Jason's Dad nineteen seventy five. Jason. Yeah we were we record some sessions with a renowned voice. Actors Nolan North and Troy Acre Nolan North was actually in my dream last night with. Is Safe for work, she. We warn the pool to cover the. earmuffs it safe for work yeah. Just Nolan on Nolan. sweaty grease in each other. Muscle. Knocks Greasy greasing their knuckles up on each. Oh boy! Okay, let's get. Call me by your. Call me by your name. Nolan's just like dollar. All right I think that's enough. Wendall Scott was nearly forty years old by the time he made it to the NASCAR grand national, the top tier of the League that's now known as the Cup series, and that time Wendell had gone from serving in world, war two as a mechanic to running bootleg Moonshine, all over Georgia and a souped up nineteen forty four coupe to racing stock cars throughout the nineteen fifties. I in a semi professional league known as the Dixie Circuit, then in the lower divisions of NASCAR. Nineteen sixty one would be Scott's rookie year in the grand. NATIONAL NASCAR at the time was in a state of transition it was moving away from its humble hillbilly and Moonshine, running origins where races were typically on half mile, clay and dirt tracks, and moving increasingly to so-called super speedways in Darlington Daytona Charlotte and Atlanta with sharply banked corners and seating for thousands of fans. The man behind the push, remodernisation was bill France. The powerful businessman who owned Nascar it wasn't just the tracks that were changing. The cars were evolving to. and NASCAR's early days it was common for drivers to race older cars that they had been working on for years, but now newer models were advancing so rapidly that an older car was simply not competitive NASCAR had and less room for working class hobbyists. Now you needed money to compete. In nineteen, forty seven Jackie Robinson went to bat for the Brooklyn dodgers breaking the so called color barrier in the most American sport of the Mall Baseball. Out actually argue that oval racing is the most American sport blessed discussion for another time. Now Dude Baseball was around for one hundred years before frigging cars didn't come from other countries. Though now there's a if you want if you WANNA watch Ken Burns's baseball It's way too long, but it started as like. bastardisation of an English game called like rounds or something. But it's not at all really related to any other sport. Whatever most Americans sport ever armories arm-wrestling arm racing. Release it. Tie Really Sick Oh tie. There's a lot of shoulder injuries and that sort. Most American sport evers the right to vote. Yet out there November. Exercise Your Sports? Exercise your right to vote, so it's a seaport. Keep keep talking about cars, dude, we. Just talk about cars. Total mill cars, so I watch it for free and shut. Up Come here to escape Pau ticks. Hutler you Palooza just want a Redo to be normal turns out normal is what up man. I wanted to be normal for. Everybody showed up in darker. Bug Takhar just yell at me about the cars. That's our. More Labor life. Back and baseball, the crowd that gathered to watch at ebbets field was twenty, six, thousand, strong with fourteen, thousand of those fans being black. Robinson's debut was headline news all over the world, and made him one of the most legendary names in American sports. But unlike Jackie Robinson Scott's debut in the grand national received, no press at all spectators were largely unaware of the history, being made grudging acceptance was the best that Scott could expect from NASCAR's management, who would prefer that? As few of their white blue collar fans knew of Wendell's admits as possible. When those early days in the grand national got off to a bumpy start windows racing a used Chevy, he'd bought at a discount from a driver named Buck Baker. Month and Racing Event in Columbia South Carolina. The Chevy literally snapped in half behind the rear axle on inspecting the frame. Scott saw that he'd been sold a previously sliced in half limit. It was clear that the frame had split and been hastily patched together before Scott had bought the car. Baker had conveniently omitted this when he sold the Carter to Scott and Carfax wasn't a thing back then, so you of took people's words for it's Kinda like. When I bought my car, and then the kid came by to drop off. that. He had for it and he's like Oh yeah. It needs to remain seal replace. It's like Oh. Cool man I mean like that's Nolan was there I was I heard. Looks like working the transmission Atta my car. In the next couple of weeks. So still still happens. However Bakers White Scott was black just like on race day when white drivers would sometimes run him off track Scott couldn't retaliate. Instead took two races off to literally put the pieces of his car back to get. Struggle continued as Scott traveled to Charlotte Motor speedway to try and qualify for his first superspeedway race there he encountered Norris Friel the chief of technical inspections for NASCAR as Scott tried to enter the track to register friel flagged down apparently, the physical appearance of Scott's Chevy was not up to NASCAR stairs. Curious window. Check the pit area. There were plenty of drivers with cars that looked just as beat up as his Scott suspected that it was less about his cars appearance than his own, not for the first time Wendell spent a race state driving back to Danville dejected bullshit man. So Scott quick break from superspeedway events focused on small track races as the season went on, he consistently placed in the top ten building confidence and learning his way around his grand national car, which was heavier and more powerful than he'd been drive than the one he'd been driving. In the lower divisions of NASCAR encouraged win decided to give the super speedways and other shot, he said sites on the southern five hundred raced at Darlington. The southern five hundred lived up to its name. The president of the track was Bob, colden an avowed segregationist fan of confederacy. The infield was a huge party with country, music and plenty drinking everywhere where confederate flags which they just banned this year. Jevons pat him on the back about, but that's insane. That, it took this long. You imagine just go to a basketball game and people are just like. Yeah. Go PELICANS. It, like one o'clock that NASCAR is the only sport with one black athlete. We've that's absurd. In fact, Darlington actually flew the confederate flag to start the southern, five hundred instead of the traditional green flag, even for a League at typically embraced white southern heritage, the southern five hundred was on another level, even to attend the event as a black man would have been hugely intimidating not to mention dangerous, for windows, Scott even apply to race in the southern took enormous balls that must have been challenging for Scott to fit into his Chevy. His card down. You know acted ballast, but more ground than have say you need small balls to drive the Shiro because the. Gas Pedal on brake pedal are like very close. Oh. That's right. You've got a new cartoon Joe, didn't you? It's so fun, but it is just like I. Get out and my balls just like. Go back to normal and like. Wow. Yeah like just be sitting there and you'd be like Oh, man, I have to Poop, but then you're like. Oh No, my legs are just too tight on my balls. Like you're driving or something, and you're just like. Why am I agitated in? My Tummy hurts, and it's like Oh, I'm crushing my ball. Yeah. I was certainly wish like the the desire to poop though. I was like you got to see a doctor if those the same sensation. So how we Scott's big balls didn't fit in the Chevy, but balls weren't enough. Bob Kovin denied windows application, and Bill France the president of NASCAR. Who had previously promised Wendell that he will be treated like any other NASCAR driver was silent on the issue. For France. This was business. Why take a stand and risk alienating one of the most powerful track owners in the sport? I don't. Now good, luck however okay. Look. This was a long time ago I. Don't want it to make it sound like the current Frances. I don't know. You know sins of the father that whole thing we can say that. It was bad that he stayed silent when promising Wendell that before I think. Were Down with that still today. People being silent on the issue. When? They have a platform, but I think that is like an issue too like. People just don't want to like. Stir the POT and. A lot of it has to do with money. But I think it's a little bit, carly. Yeah, I can see if it was like multiple drivers. He'd probably have to address it. But it was like the first one and and. Like. I don't know it's just a power situation like yeah like you're saying. We lost a bunch of subscribers and I lost a bunch of instagram followers. I don't know if we really lost a bunch. I mean we lost drivers. You shouldn't be afraid to say what's right like I'm not anymore like I you know. I. Look back at myself from like a year ago. It's like why were you? Afraid afraid of like anything it's like. You know if you if you say something that you believe is right and it is right. And you lose like a few people and you get a few DMZ from obviously racist people like I don't care I. don't care if I lose them. I don't care if they stopped supporting what I'm doing because that's not the person I want in my fan base, anyway yellow. It's just a number if it's like you're right about the numbers, whatever it's just yeah, that's another thing it's like. Why are you carrying them out of a freaking number on some bullshit? APP, you know. like Instagram, or whatever like that's the shameful in my opinion, anyway I wanna make up for that fact, you don't owe it to anyone to conform to anyone's ideals so. You're not. You're not a character. You're like a real person that has an instagram account and can say on it. Yeah, that's why I get pissed when people tell me to like. Oh, you better not say anything. You'd better stick to cars. It's like dude first of all I. don't even know that much about Carson I. Shouldn't be listening. I like cars I. Don't know a lot about him. That I would think about a lot lately. Is that like it's like? Yeah, I, really like cars but man. Board! So that point is kind of moot, in my opinion and second, it's like yeah, you know what if I do have a platform. It would be stupid for me to not promote stuff. That's why like one of my favorite videos that we've ever done is it didn't do very well. I'm so glad we did it, but was like when I slept in my car for that week, and we like kind of talked about homelessness and outlay like my favorite videos because we'd say Kay, we actually like. You know. Tried to help this organization that was trying to solve that problem. I think it. Yeah, did a great job of bringing that issue to the forefront of like maybe people who weren't paying attention to it. That are fans of our channel now know that it's a problem and. I don't know if that's going to dictate what they do in their life, but it's still like brought it up and I think that's super important. In response, Wendell did what he always did kept racing in October of sixty one. He had his best showing yet at Greenville. Pickens speedway, that's a name qualifying in second and finishing eighth looking back on the year he turned in an exceptional rookie season with five top ten finishes out of twenty three starts by points. Wendell had his best performance of any rookie in nineteen sixty one according to current NASCAR rules, he would have been awarded rookie of the year automatically. Wow! Good for him and he's in his late forties at this point. In his early forty S. yeah, that's that's. That's something that's crazy to. Yeah wasn't Ken Miles Forty five when he one Lamont or something. Yeah, he was older. That's how it was back then like they didn't have like the the dry, there weren't like driver, development programs or anything like that. Kids were getting starting racing early like this was kind of a middle aged guy sport at this time. Back then the word was given subjectively. It was bill Francis called a make instead of Scott Franchise. A driver named Woody Wilson for the prize. Wilson White Guy for sure. Wilson had raised only five times that season with a single top ten finish to his name, explaining his position France said that he simply saw more potential in Wilson's racing career. If France was telling the truth, he's a bad judge. Drivers Wilson dropped out of NASCAR the next season. In a lifetime of unfairness, suffered by Wendell. This was a new Loewe. Notably Jackie Robinson had been awarded Major League Baseball's rookie of the year after his debut season thirteen years ago, nineteen, forty, eight, NASCAR was a much more hostile world than baseball. Woody. Wilson was later asked. If wendall Scott deserve to have one instead of him and Wilson recalled. That Scott was quote a nice old boy. He stayed in his place back in them days. You'd hardly ever see an N. word racing, but he stayed in his place, and everybody accepted him. Rookie like Wilson all the way up to bill France. This was the expectation. They had of Wendell that he would know. His place not challenged the racial hierarchy. In what would become a pattern for his entire career Wendell's only response was to keep racing. That's an heartbreaking man. I know man nineteen sixty two brought changes to NASCAR's the first year that car companies openly began sponsoring drivers. The sport was becoming big business now Scott might have been equal to other drivers in skill, and he had a greater mechanical knowledge than perhaps any other driver in NASCAR, but it was getting harder and harder to keep up. With the accompanying costs and without a sponsor, Scott relied on his sons, and his friends pit for them. When they were unavailable, he crew for himself jumping off. Jumping out of his car to change tires and refuel by him sad so. Yeah then climbing back in and resuming the race now without a sense of humor, Scott painted mechanics me on the side of this. If! He's going to do it all himself. He's at least take credit for it. That's so cool man. Yeah, that's just so persistent. Top? Going back to Pocono real quick I just want to say Kevin Harvick one on Saturday. He is forty four years old. But you're. GonNa call that people in their you know middle aged drivers can still win. Still can still be competitive in Allahdad. Means you know what that means known? No I still got shop Oh yeah, still gonNA shot. Old Guys got a chart. Say if there's any like racing series to be an old guy, anything NASCAR is a good one because you don't need those like insane. Fast twitch muscles for. That, you need for like Formula One. I guess you do need good reaction speed Oh. Crap going to be able to drive, and also you're in a free oven for like four hours. That's another thing I've started watching a lot more now. Asana old guys love Saana. Sonya there's old guys with no towels or shorts on I know always name no shame. I would tell no shame, no problem. We'll get back to more pass gas right now over sponsors. 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The top stock cars edge was in the straightaways where they can out power Scott without the required horsepower Scott knew that the smaller the track, the better the chance he had of a good result as the nineteen sixty two season was underway. Scott continued to pick up top ten finishes at the tracks that played to his strengths, a summer race at Savannah. In Georgia shoutout to Savannah. Gave Scott a taste of life at the top, but it was bittersweet. Savannah was a short clay track perfect for Scott. For. The first time Wendell qualified on Pole Stein, the crowd and his fellow racers between qualifying and the race. The mood in the pit was tense. In the pre-race meeting, one of the other drivers referred to Scott using the N. word, and another threatened to wreck Scott at the start of the race. The event was anti-climactic as Scott had engine issues and finished in the middle of the pack, but the message was clear. A black driver was one thing, but a winning black driver was apparently a step too far. As window continued in the sport. The financial and racial stresses only mounted developed stomach ulcers. That were so bad. He's puking almost every day driving races. He'd have to pull over to the side of the road. Until the pain had passed in through the rest of his career, these ulcers would continue to haunt him. Psychological strain was clearly causing physical pain. Scott got so sick of the bullying by white drivers that he decided to take an extreme action after Jack. Smith purposely wrecked Scott at a race at Bozeman Gray in the next race Scott hit a pistol in his car, pulling it out during the pace laps and pointing at Smith home. I. That's insane. It was a rare moment of confrontation for Scott who typically kept his head down. Whatever's response? The insults and threats never stopped the second year Scott was denied. Entry at Darlington is. On the bright side, sixty two season show that Scott strong rookie year hadn't been a fluke, he raced forty one times and garnered nineteen top ten finishes. He managed to place fifteenth of all the drivers earning eleven thousand dollars in winnings about ninety thousand in today's money. That's good money. How ever money was increasingly concentrated on the bigger circuits were Wendell's underpowered car was still struggling on those tracks sponsored drivers, factory cars could drive an average of fifteen twenty miles an hour faster than window with the sort that sort of discrepancy, Scott could have the race of his life, and still finish in the middle of the pack, when the wanted to continue karm the ranks, but clearly he needed a sponsorship to get there for the nineteen sixty three seasons Scott replaced his Chevy with another Chevy, a sixty two impala that was again bought used from another driver. That's so easy that a sixty two and Paula. Like Race car I know right. Those things are so big. It's awesome watching that vintage NASCAR footage because like these giant cars that looked like your grandma used to drive, but they're gone almost two hundred miles an hour. My grandma used to drive a cadillac. Patera and she would regularly drive two hundred miles an hour. Yeah. Oh. That's the the caddy that digs right. Yes so this I was the best car owned date, but it was still no match for the top of the field, which was increasingly dominated by Ford by this time Scott had clearly reached a plateau in his results consistently in the top ten, but never on the podium. Just. Competing had been victory for Wendell. But he was as competitive as any other driver deep down, he wanted to win and three seasons into the grand national. He had not yet won an event for America nineteen, sixty three was a year of incredible highs and incredible lows. Martin Luther King Junior delivered his I. Have a dream speech that summer Wendall. Scott like every American at the time must've heard it. It's tempting to imagine Wendell's reaction. As mlk spoke to the quarter, million people gathered saying quote. I have a dream that one day on the Red Hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves, and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. When Dole was one of those Georgia sons, but the Brotherhood he was trying to join had hardly welcomed him to the table. His seat was in constant danger of being snatched away from mlk's mountain of. The year descended into despair and violence September brought the Birmingham. Church bombing killing four young African American girls and on November. Twenty Second Jeff was shot dead in Dallas Texas. Only as after the assassination of the president, Wendell Scott headed to one of the final Grand National Races of the year in Jacksonville Florida. It was an old school half mile dirt track perfectly suited for Wendo who, at forty one years of age was getting to be pretty old school himself. It was a crazy time in history to be racing, but for windows whole life he'd always been able to keep his eyes on the track. There's no reason to think this Sunday would be any different. In fact when does focus on the track made a crucial difference in the race in qualifying. He noticed that the circuit was banged up filled with rats and potholes. Wendell ran a slow heat putting him in the fifteenth spot out of twenty two cars at the main event, but with the experience that came with decades of working on his own cars, Scott had a flash of mechanical genius. Before, the race began. He decided to remove half of his car's shock absorbers compensating for the rough road. Understand that so like he made his suspension softer. I think he took the shot the springs out of young side. Okay. Those things probably had lose things that leave springs in the back I'm sure. Yeah, probably probably. The race began and quickly descended into a chaotic mess. It only took six laps of the two hundred lap race for the first driver to be eliminated with a broken axle the rough track. Two laps later. A second racer was out with engine trouble Wendo meanwhile was in a whole new world, cruising on his magic carpet ride, allowing the other drivers to wear out their cars, while he maintained a steady pace and floated easily over the rough track at one hundred laps the halfway point, eight of the twenty two cars were out of the race. As the race continued Richard Petty ran in first place while Scott settled into second on a typical race day. That's likely where Scott would have stayed, but this was not a typical day. It was Scott's Day. Like everyone else. The bums took a toll on petty's car and he fell out of the lead with steering issues. Scott was in first place in a grand national division race. And because of his brilliant pre-race tactics, it seemed impossible for anyone to catch him. All he had to do was finished the race. It was one of those magical days on the track were nothing could go wrong. However off the track, something was amiss. The tracks leaderboard, which up until that point had been faithfully tracking, the shifting positions of the drivers had gone blank on lap, two hundred Scott crossed the finish line. The official should have been waving the checkered flag, but nothing happened confused. Scott took another lap and then another still nothing. It was the nightmare from the opening of today's podcast. He was stuck in an endless race in the lead, but unable to finish at this point Buck Baker, the driver in second completed two hundred laps suddenly, the chequered flag was out and waving for Baker. Inexplicably Scott was awarded third place. The pit area was buzzing confusion. Scott got out of his car and headed straight. For Baker Baker recalls. Wendell saying matter of factly quote. Buck you know something I believe. I won this race baker however wouldn't concede. What would emerge later as the reason behind this decision was utterly bizarre in addition to a trophy and prize money, the winner of the race had been promised a kiss from a local beauty queen, a common custom at Nascar races of the time, the Queen being a white woman race officials anticipated the scandal that would be caused if a black man were to kiss her by their logic to preserve her honor, Blackman would not be allowed to win the race. Wendell one. They simply pretended it never happened. That's pretty awful That's so dumb. Baker wouldn't stand down, but neither would Scott while. Scott appealed to the officials, the Beauty Queen Award Baker the trophy, and the kiss and fans left the track only hours later. Officials admit their so called error and awarded Wendell the win. Baker had carried off the trophy. The fans were already on what should have been window Scott's Day of Triumph at the pinnacle of his barrier-breaking Nascar Crusade. He was instead humiliated instead of a kiss from beauty queen. He'd been rewarded with a slap in the face. And Scots typically understated words. They took all the kick out of it. It made history. Only for that history to be denied and raced without a trophy or any sort of press coverage of his victory, it was almost as though it never happened. UNBELIEVABLY NASCAR found a way to make things even worse word had gotten back to NASCAR management that Scott was upset about not receiving a trophy so at the next NASCAR event held in Savannah Georgia on December, twenty ninth. The officials handed Scott Trophy. It was a cheap block of wood. Nothing like typical grand national. Trophy, to this day, Scott's families convinced that the makeup award was part of a plan to further humiliate Scott. And didn't stop there when Scott got back to the pit area to get ready for the race, he noticed that someone had cut his tire. The cut wasn't deep enough to puncture. The intent was clearly damage it just enough to fail during the race, all Scott could do was change, tire and keepdriving. The next year Scott had a glimmer of hope when Ned Jarrett Ford, star driver met with Lee Iacocca the vice president of Ford under Henry Ford, the second I co kept thirty eight was younger than window. But even in his thirties was already one of the most powerful men in the automotive industry Jay passionately made the case for coca that forged sponsor. Wendell not only was Scott a talented racer who deserved sponsorship? Jared argued that it was also good business. Black people bought cars just like white people and Wendell could appeal to the market. I Koko passed over the opportunity in his is. The risk was not worth the reward. Scott was still not allowed to race at Darlington. And by sponsoring him forward would have to pick a side between their driver and NASCAR when inevitable conflicts arose. As a constellation Ford quietly gifted Scott a car, but it was nothing close to what they're sponsored. Drivers were working with. It was a nineteen sixty model that had been redone with a sixty three bodies still for the sixty four season. It was the best option the Scott Hat. The car, and did his best to get an in top shape was now in a weird gray area between being independent and having a sponsor, but without any public support it definitely felt closer to flying solo with Ford Scott had his best year yet, placing twelfth in points with twenty five top ten finishes, Fifty six races still for declined to sponsor Scott I. mean that's just like you know. We talk about. We've talked about Lee IACOCCA in like a bunch of our videos. You know especially up to speed. He's been mentioned in probably. Twenty five videos. And you know he's like the father of the Mustang and stuff. In No. Way Do. We think of him being like of. You! Know this like as a racist at all but I think it just points out that it's like you don't have to call someone. The N word to be part of a racist system used to. Be Part of the racist system and he's complicit. And like. I know a lot of people would be like. No. He gave him a car. That's not the point like just to be like on an equal level with his white counterparts. He has to be so much better and so much and. It's just bullshit. I don't think I would consider any of the four of us to be racist, but we do benefit from racism and racist systems and we have so. Imagine. If Ford had sponsored Wendell at that time like. It probably wouldn't change history and like a huge way, but you know, maybe there would be some sort of kind of like. Trickle effect where this. Enormous American Corporation is like hey like. We had a black driver now like maybe I'm sorta like opinion. Yeah, maybe bubba! Wallace wouldn't be the only black NASCAR driver in twenty twenty. That's a fair point outside of NASCAR there was finally real progress happening in the United States in nineteen, sixty, four and sixty five major supreme court decisions dealt blows to the Jim Crow laws that had governed the south the civil rights movement was daily National News and just like today opinions about minority rights, and the treatment of black-americans was starting to shift, even though Wendell had his haters especially within the power structure of Nascar Scott was becoming a crowd favourite at the track. The Blue Collar fan base loved an underdog and underdog was hardly a strong enough word to describe Wendall Scott Story. Many of his fellow drivers also admired Wendell's amazing spirit. NASCAR teams like the woods, brothers and Holman. Moody would often supply. Scott parts at a steep discount. In his hometown of Danville Scott was now a local celebrity. The changes in the country even had their effect in Nascar in Nineteen sixty-five Scott was finally allowed to race at Darlington unable to keep pace with the sponsored cars in the fast raceway. He placed in the middle of the pack. Still it was progress behind the scenes. However, things were unchanged, one Scott went to collect the customary travel payment after the race Bob Kovin the tracks, president turned him away, calling him the n word. And Scott's only option was to walk away up Cloven Bob Colin. By nineteen, sixty six Scott was forty five years old, he'd been racing for fourteen years. And if you added his moonshine career, he'd been driving fast for living for over two decades. His Age had not escaped. The notice of Ford who decided that it presented a convenient excuse. In, a letter addressed to one of Scott's friends who've been pushing for dispenser. Scott Ford explained that they decided not to sponsor anyone over forty. Scott's dream of sponsorship was over for good. Despite the set-back nineteen, sixty six was a peak year for Wendell. He placed sixth in the standings behind only David Pearson so James. That's so wack like even. Nowadays like Nolan. You pointed out. There's drivers racing that are. Well over forty. Yeah Yeah. They got sponsors. Sponsor is that's right so yeah, he plays behind David Pearson. James Hilton Richard Petty Henley, Gray and Paul Goldsmith. He was helped by the fact that Ford had decided to boycott NASCAR because of disputes over car regulations. Scott had performed with his usual consistency although he didn't win any races. In fact, his nineteen, sixty three win Jacksonville would prove to be Scott's only when in the grand national out of his four hundred ninety five career starts. But despite his lack of wins, Scott had one hundred forty seven top tens finishing top ten thirty percent of starts. That's like pretty consistent. that's good for the rest of the sixties. Scott stayed in the top ten for overall standings every year. Yeah, this guy really deserved sponsorship. That's like that's that's. That's good like US doing top ten. Standings every year with like no budget. Yeah, that's even more impressive. If you have been given a good car, he probably would have been winning a whole lot more. By nineteen seventy, NASCAR's transition in the modern era was complete, the Talladega superspeedway had opened in sixty nine nice, and was the fastest NASCAR track yet with banks thirty two degrees, racists were now being aired on national television with ABC doubling its annual coverage to ten races in nineteen seventy. Nineteen seventy was also the last season when NASCAR would include dirt races on its schedule Scott's greatest strength. Scott was fifty. But he kept racing. Racism could make him quit neither could eight. However despite his determination, he couldn't quite keep up with the times, Nineteen seventy-two, the grand national was renamed the Winston Cup series with R. J. Reynolds Tobacco, now NASCAR's main sponsor. Dirt track races that Scott preferred were relegated to what now is called the Grand National East Division. He would never again be a top tier driver in the top league. By the end of Nineteen, seventy two, it seemed like retirement was the most obvious option for Wendell. Even his most die. Hard fans would certainly understand if world war. Two vet wanted to retire from car racing in his fifties. Instead of retiring Scotland all in in the past he'd remortgaged his house to pay for cars, and he did it again. Taking out of thirteen thousand dollar loan, he borrowed another two thousand from a friend and bought a nineteen seventy-one Mercury v eight from the wood brothers team. It was the best car Scott ever owned, but then he put it up on a lift, and he realized it was three cars welded to. The car costs twenty two thousand dollars nowadays, that is a hundred and thirty, three grand, who Scott repainted red, white and blue. I I race in the Mercury, Scott passed over the dirt ovals where he'd made his start instead he debut his car. The fastest race track honor that the Winston five hundred Talladega ironically, the Marshall of that event was George Wallace. The infamous segregation governor, who in the sixties has pledged to preserve segregation today singer Gatien. Demar in sick. Forever. Wallace been paralyzed in an assassination attempt a year earlier, so he was being driven convertible through the pit area. Wendall Scott reached out and shook wallace his hand. It's impossible to know what either Wallace. Made of them moment. It's a pretty pretty cool power. Move To. How to yanked him out of that convertible. In qualifying windows, mercury averaged one hundred and sixty three miles per hour much slower than the hundred ninety three miles per hour. Pay Set by the Fastest Car Scott was disappointed. The Wood Brothers team stepped in before the race, promising to tune the engine to window satisfaction when Scott took to the track for the pace laps his son time limit one hundred eighty four point five miles per. He finally had his dream car. But the dream lasted a mere ten laps. A driver named Ramo Stott Blues Engine and ran into the wall, leaking oil all over the track, as cars veered off, the pavement dust kicked up from the Infield, reaching the area of the accident. Scott pulled off the track stopped, but he wasn't safe. However, the car slammed into his rear, knocking mercury sideways. Then a second car smashed straight into scots driver's side door, crushing the car and Scott in it from the pits Scott Son Wendell junior ran to his father's wreck, not knowing what he would find. Window, senior was alive, but just barely his left leg was broken in seven places. His ribs and pelvis were broken. He had a horrific gash on his left arm in the words of Wendell Junior. It was like someone had taken a spray gun and sprayed his whole body and read he could see a bone amidst the blood. Got was taken to the hospital stabilized. He was alive and conscious, and it was a miracle meanwhile back at the track bill France surveyed the damage, too many wreck cars hit a check written out to each driver for thousands of dollars to pay for repairs Scott was the only driver in the hospital and France never cut him a check for his car. Literally adding insult to injury. The book good Lord. This is in the seventies by the way, yes. In, Danville! Fans and friends raised money for Wendell's recovery Richard. Petty sent Scott Five hundred dollars. The only NASCAR driver do so. Yeah Wendell would spend the next thirty two days in the hospital recovering. Bill France finally sent Scott a check for fifteen hundred dollars along with a photo of Scott shaking hands with George Wallace Talladega. The note read in its entirety. Quote thought you would like to have enclosed a picture taken at the race at Talladega on May sixth. Hope you are about well. The bazaar gift and sentiment perfectly sums up France's approach to Scott in the two decades. The driver had spent in his league. It was the most hostile version of support that the NASCAR owner could offer. Yeah, it's pretty bizarre. Hey, here's a picture of you George Wallace. Scott's mercury was towed up from Alabama back to Danville Virginia where it sat rusting in the weeds behind Wendell shop. Wendell now deep in debt, and still recovering from his injuries, worked fulltime in his garage next to the red, white and blue car that represented his last horrifically brief comeback attempt. As time went on. The car, rested and faded into the thick Georgia foliage. What could have gone through windows mind when he glimpsed the car through the weeds. Reflect reflecting later on the crash Scott would say that quote. It wasn't the worst day it was the best I ever had. I could have been killed. Like I always do in times of trouble I called on the Lord and he came through just like he always does. When does Scott raced three more times in Nineteen, seventy three at some point, heroic bravery blurs into painful denial, and at this point, the people around Scott must have been concerned instead of officially announcing his retirement Scott simply stopped racing. If, Wendell Scott's career gives you mixed emotions. That's totally understandable to summarize. Wendell was without a doubt an American hero. He served his country in World War Two. He Ran moonshine in Jim. Crow Georgia to give himself and his family a shot at a better life. He raced at the highest level of sport in a time where every track was hostile territory to a man of his skin color. Without a sponsorship or professional pit crew? He finished in the top ten of the grand. National Multiple Times in a time when our country is debating statues. Here's a man who clearly deserves one. I agree with that. Yeah in his time Wendell got none of the recognition. He deserved. He was the rookie of the year. Who didn't win rookie of the year. He won a race. They refuse to waive a checkered flag. Instead of a trophy they gave him a wooden block Ford declined to take a chance on him. He was turned away from race tracks, gas stations and restaurants on days when he could get on the track, other drivers would often force off anyway. And underdog story requires three parts. The first part is difficult circumstances. One does were countless. The second requirement is the underdog, a hero who can rise to the challenge Wendell did just that over and over again. The third requirement is that the underdog wins. Even when Wendell did win, NASCAR found a way to take it away from him. His battle was much deeper and more complicated than an underdog story. It was a story of limitless willpower and persistence pitted against an entire culture of racism. We'll be right back with more of this story, but I or from our sponsors. An amazing twist windows totally in Hollywood story was made into a very Hollywood production in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven. The movie was greased lightning. Starring Richard Pryor as Wendall Scott. Pam grier played Mary Windows Wife, the world of grease lightning was nothing like reality in ended with Wendell winning the grand national, as well as the hearts and minds at those around him. The ultimate irony is that window was promised royalties from the movie, but with typical Hollywood Accounting Warner Brothers record the movie as a net financial loss. Even though it had performed well in theaters, Scott would receive no profits. For the real life Wendall Scott, even greased lightning didn't have a happy ending. As time went on Scout, finally start to receive the recognition. He deserved Nineteen seventy-two, the Black American racers association was formed with Wendell as their honorary chairman. In order to promote auto racing in the black community in two thousand scouse inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of fame. Most notably in two thousand fifteen Scott was inducted into the Nascar Hall of fame. Unfortunately he was not around be there. Scott died in one, thousand, nine hundred from cancer at the age of sixty nine. All. Wendall, Scott ever wanted was a car and dirt track to race it on. Simple desires that because of the time and place he was born into became incredibly complicated. The challenges in his path were endless. And endlessly unfair. Still the son of Red Hills George kept racing searching for his place at the table. The road he was headed down was the same one where on today, deep down, Wendall Scott knew something. We're all still learning. If you. WanNa Win I. You have to be equal. There's a story of Wendall Scott. Pretty powerful stuff. Man I think this is one of my favorite series that we don show so far. Yeah, for sure you know I'm not very well versed on NASCAR history. I'm like. For the longest time I mean I watch F. One but I haven't really watched a lot of NASCAR Now I'm watching it more I'm getting up to speed on all the characters back stories and stuff a. that's the show. But. You know. I mean I'll admit I wasn't aware of Wendall Scott until pretty recently and I'm really glad that we're talking story, because it's really good and yeah, you know very inspirational. It's crazy to see the parallels of what Bubbas going through today like it's nothing has changed at all. Like it's a nascar is like. kind of supporting him now. But it's still the same. Yeah, He has to go I've they're definitely making a lot of necessary changes? That should have been done a long time ago. I think but I. It's super disheartening, but also like inspiring that he had this drive in him and this like insane willpower. and He seems like. He wasn't going to let anyone get in his way. You know I think NASCAR is doing. A lot of like kind of too little too late kind of stuff, a lot of posturing and some gestures, but the fact is that. You know bubba is under this incredible pressure right now to be the single. black representative of an entire sport you know and like. Eat the only one who has a black lives matter car. He's the only one he's wearing a shirt. That says I can't breathe and he's the only one who. He is getting pushed by the rest of the drivers in his car. You know the fact that. He! Is the only. Black Kid who you know Jesse. is a friend of ours in front of the channel. He's in the truck series. The fact that there aren't a ton of little black kids looking at race car drivers being like Oh. That's what I WANNA do. Is a problem. And I think that's the problem that NASCAR needs to address. Yeah, it's not. It's not something that like a twitter post or you know like banning I. It's a good thing that they're banning the confederate flag. It's like a step in the right direction. It's also toward life money, if you. Presented that opportunity to kids they're gonNA. You'RE GONNA have a new wave of fans like a there's no. It's good business to do this and I. do think that you know like we say it all the time like you have to be rich kid to race. And like your parents basically have to be in it. In it! Where you know with a lot of other sports, you don't really need a of stuff and you don't need to be. You know you'll need to grow up around people who are willing to devote all their time and knowledge to like you pursuing a thing like as a kid and I really do hope that you know with sims becoming. So accurate. Sim Racing Leagues Becoming thing I think that is a real opportunity to offer. This sport to a lot more people. Yeah, that's a really good point. All the all the all the black lives matter protesting with all the all the turmoil that were going through as a nation right now I think. You know. It is scary. I can see why people are nervous and everything, but I think at the end of the road I feel very optimistic. You know you see it with a lot of like footage. Being shared on social media of you know of examples of racism both systematic and late dislike, absurd, personal level stuff that. I think there is. A light at the end of the tunnel here It's not going to happen without some change some structural and systematic change, but I think we can do that. There's no reason that we can. All right, so that has been our two parter on Wendall Scott thank you so much for listening. If you like this podcast, please consider. Give us a review on the platform. Your choice it does help us out and if you haven't subscribed to the. Youtube Channel. it's called. 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