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The Rich Eisen Show
REShow: Derrick Henry - Hour 3 (10-15-21)

The Rich Eisen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 50:09


On the heels of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3, TJ Jefferson lists his all-time favorite sports trilogies including Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier, Magic Johnson vs Larry Bird and more.   Titans RB Derrick Henry tells Rich what his body feels like the day after a hard-hitting, 30-carry game in the NFL and if he's concerned about his heavy workload this season which is on a record-setting pace, how he's preparing to face the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, what All-Pro WR Julio Jones has brought to the team, and if he's down with adopting Rich's new nickname for him “The Diminisher.”   Chris Brockman offers up his “Sneaky Good Games” picks for NFL Week 6 while Rich lists his top “Under the Radar” games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Kirk Minihane Show
Unbelievably Stupid

The Kirk Minihane Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 100:00


An all-time bad tweet comparing Magic Johnson to Kyrie Irving from Lavern Spicer, a congressional candidate in Florida (00:01:30). Spicer briefly joins (00:12:30). Renee Graham of the Boston Globe says mayoral candidate Annissa Essabi George's voice is a 'dog whistle' (00:23:20). Adam Schefter looks like an absolute clown in a leaked email from the Washington Football team workplace investigation (00:44:30). We're getting Justin a job (00:56:20). Mike is scared to do live shows & much more.

7:31 AM
October 12th, 2021: Ben Simmons Might Go Back To Philly, JR Smith Debuts His College Golf Game, Final Eternals Trailer Drops & More

7:31 AM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 7:40


On today's show: On this day in 1979, both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson made their debut in the league.Final Trailer for the Eternals released.Jon Kent, Son of Clark Kent, Comes Out as Bisexual.NY Comic Con HighlightsJR Smith Makes His Collegiate Golf Debut.Ben Simmons Possible Return to Philly.For more details on these stories and many more, follow ONE37pm on IG, Twitter, FB and TT.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Gubmint Name Podcast
Ep. 284 Da Closer

Gubmint Name Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 131:16


Ep. 284 Da Closer This podcast is exclusively a part of The BYNK Podcast Network bynkradio.net/podcasts Listen and Watch: https://linktr.ee/Gubmintnamepodcast https://linktr.ee/bynkradio This week Shogun and Cole talk about Cole getting some car maintenance and not liking the price, Cole was outside at Miles Homecoming, Wilder vs Fury boxing talk, the Magic in Magic Johnson, and a What If review. THE RUNDOWN -NBA mean No Defrauding Allowed -LeBron get vaxxed does that change your mind? -Facebook out for 6 hours how did it affect you -Dave Chappelle and the outrage behind The Closer THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! ____________________________________________________________ Cole post pandemic car maintenance (3:42) Miles Homecoming Game (19:23) Wilder VS Fury 3 (26:05) Magic Johnson (38:14) What If season finale (46:18) The Rundown (54:11) NBA defraud Scam (55:42) LeBron gets vaccinated (1:04:01) Facebook Outage (1:09:09) THE CLOSER (1:28:02)

#Lakers Podcast
Don't Sweat Westbrook's Turnovers + The BEST Non-LeBron Lineup + LeBron's Quest for the Best ft. Mat Issa

#Lakers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 50:03


Ioua Lagazo and Mckay Westbrook discuss why we shouldn't freak out about Russell Westbrook and the team's 0-4 preseason record. We also tall about how a certain lineup deployed against the Suns could be a formidable non-LeBron lineup, and what Malik Monk and THT's injury means going forward. And then later on the show, special guest Matt Issa joined Ioua & Mckay on the podcast to promote his podcast "Quest for the Best" to talk a little bit about some Laker greats and as well as LeBron's legacy as he heads into his 19th season. (Recorded 10/11/2021)Audio Credit: Great Days by Joakim Karud.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Just for Sport with Jumoke
Why the Nets should trade for Ben Simmons, a look back at Week 4 in the NFL, and a look ahead at the MLB Wild Card games. Just For Sport EP 228

Just for Sport with Jumoke

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 29:14


In this episode of Just For Sport, talks about why the Sixers and Nets swapping point guards makes sense for both teams and could catapult Ben Simmons to be Magic Johnson 2.0. Another week in the NFL with some great games and upsets and NBC did a great job with their coverage of the Bucs-Patriots game. Jumoke ends the show with his picks to win the NL and AL wild card games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Business Lunch
Reflections from Traffic & Conversion Summit

Business Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 32:19


Get the behind-the-scenes inside scoop on what went right (and wrong) at T&C 2021.   In today's episode, co-hosts Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss pull back the curtain and take a very honest look at what it's like to pull together a huge conference not only during a pandemic, but when your celebrity guest pulls out at the last minute.   Before they share those details—and what you can learn from them—don't miss the opportunity to be part of what's coming up next. You're invited to Scalable Impact Live on November 2-3, 2021. It's an event like no other. Roland, Ryan, and Richard will be up close and personal, workshop style, teaching cool stuff, helping you network with amazing people, and getting actual work done. Register here TODAY.   Now listen in as the hosts describe a very intense three days at T&C.   A Last-Minute Scramble for a Celebrity Guest Traffic & Conversion Summit celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019. Then it got canceled in 2020 because of Covid. Roland and Ryan and their team had high hopes for T&C 2021, with fingers crossed that Covid would be a thing of the past. Their goal was 10k in attendance, a new T&C record.   Then, the week they announced the event—and celebrity guests Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart—the Delta variant was all over the news. Their timing could not have been worse.    Then, on the first day of the event, Roland got a call that Snoop was sick and couldn't make it. How were they going to deliver a great experience to their guests without him? They had to decide on the spot whether they'd cancel him altogether or keep him for next year. They decided to keep him. And had a day and half to find a comparable replacement.   Meanwhile, Ryan was having recurring nightmares and waking up in cold sweats about walking out to do the keynote at a sold-out event with no one in the audience. On the actual day, backstage, waiting to walk out, he had a near panic attack and texted Roland. (His keynote fortunately went great.)   Roland Gets the Job Done Ryan is very impressed by Roland's seeming unflappability in times of great stress. When Snoop Dogg canceled, Roland called in every favor he possibly could and came up with a list of 22 possible replacements. They narrowed it down to Gwyneth Paltrow and Magic Johnson and decided on Magic. Roland wrote the contract on his laptop on the way to the conference center.    That night he slept from 1am to 3am, because he had to cram on Magic interviews and his book, so he could craft a list of questions they'd be asking him (per his PR team's requirements).    Ryan says Roland is suck it up, buttercup, and never looking for pity. He just gets the job done. When crap goes sideways, it's a reason to sleep less, but not to give up. You make the thing every bit of what you promised it would be to the people who have invested their time and money to come.    Roland shouts out Martha Stewart for being a suck-it-up person as well. She had just gotten out of the hospital from surgery on her broken ankle. Her doctor told her not to move, but she wasn't going to back out of the job she signed up for. She had someone helping her walk, but she showed up, and she delivered in a big way.   When Bad Things Happen, Freak Out for a Minute, Then Deliver Not everyone can be as calm as Roland Frasier, but a good leader needs to stay calm enough to lead the team and make things right for the customers. Ryan noticed that some people on the team were able to do this and pursue solutions. Others seemed drawn to the drama and just added to it. Those people probably weren't ready for a leadership position.   Ryan also admitted that he had a general sense of disappointment during the whole T&C event. He later realized he was comparing this year's event to the picture he had in his mind of what T&C 2021 would have been if there was no pandemic. This is an incredibly unhealthy and unhelpful mindset to have.   He told his wife Emily and she said, “I don't understand. Everyone else seems pretty happy.” And they were. The trade floor was elevated. It looked amazing. There were people all over the place. It was popping. The VIP area was great. Vendors were thrilled. Martha Stewart and Magic Johnson were awesome.   Ryan realized his comparison wasn't fair to himself or to those who were busting their tails to put on a great event. Or to the customers who were frankly enjoying themselves and getting tremendous value from it. In retrospect, he's really proud of the team and the content and product they put out there.   The Biggest Takeaways   Roland says don't panic; just move forward. Everyone did whatever it took. So many people worked their butts off, double time, triple time, didn't sleep, to bring this event to life. Difficult times build resilience muscle, scar tissue. It's the only way to do it. Now they know that, if they have a celebrity drop at the last minute, they can get through it.    Every bad thing leads to a better thing. Snoop will come in next year from a good place. They developed a relationship with Magic and talked to him about working with their foundation and DigitalMarketer.    Ryan realized how much his personal ego was wrapped up in stuff. He was worried about low numbers, because he didn't want to look dumb. If you're afraid of something, haven't taken that action, launched that product, made that sales call, how much of it is wrapped in your actual concerns about the business and how much of it is your ego?   If you're ever at a live event, focus on delivering the absolute best performance you can with the people you've got. Don't get all bent out of shape. Get to work. Do your job. Stop making it about you. If you impact one person in the audience, you had a huge win. Because it was a huge win for them.    OUR PARTNERS:  Scalable Impact Live (November 2-3, 2021) Newsletter Pros BKA Content Ready to Lead

Just for Sport with Jumoke
Could Ben Simmons be the next Magic Johnson? Will the unvaccinated NBA players cave? MLB playoffs and Jumoke's gut check Week 4 NFL picks. Episode 227

Just for Sport with Jumoke

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 26:58


In the episode of Just For Sport, Jumoke speculates on will the unvaccinated NBA players cave and/or does the NBA need to educate the unvaccinated more on why they should take the shot? How long can the 76ers hold on to Ben Simmons before they are forced to trade him and could Ben Simmons be the next Magic Johnson? What has made this week in MLB so great and why you want it to come down to the final Sunday. Jumoke ends the show with a reason to watch Thursday night football and his gut check picks for Week 4 in the NFL with not so great lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Brown Men Won't Jump - NBA Basketball Podcast
The Most Infamous Beefs in NBA History - Part 2

Brown Men Won't Jump - NBA Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 42:46


Erik, Aswi, and A.C. share more stories about some of the most infamous conflicts in NBA history. In this episode, they discuss legendary beefs with strange origins ranging from allegations regarding a player's sexuality to a geopolitical conflict a continent away. And in some instances, these beefs had unanticipated consequences that persist to this day. 1:03 - Matt Barnes vs. Derek Fisher 4:54 - Isiah Thomas vs. Adrian Dantley 9:58 - Isiah Thomas vs. Magic Johnson 15:25 - Isiah Thomas vs. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen 21:51 - Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen vs. Jerry Kraus 29:47 - Drazen Petrovic vs. Vlade Divac 33:23 - Joel Embiid vs. Andre Drummond And be sure to check out Part 1 of this series on infamous NBA beefs if you haven't already! https://brownmenwontjump.com

Rio Bravo qWeek
Episode 67 - Covid, Food, and HIV

Rio Bravo qWeek

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 19:03


Episode 67: Covid, Food, and HIV.  Medical students discuss the relationship between high cholesterol and COVID-19, the effect of food order in postprandial glucose and insulin, and HIV history. Moderated by Hector Arreaza, MD.  During this episode you will listen to three medical students discussing some topics that they found interesting during their family medicine rotation. All the credit goes to them because they read these topics and provided a very good summary. I hope you enjoy it.____________________High Cholesterol and COVID-19By Milan Hinesman, MS3, Ross University School of MedicineGiven the current state of the world, there's been a lot more attention to COVID-19 presentation, risks, and treatment. One study conducted by Dr. Kun Zhang and collaborators shows that there may be a relationship between higher total cholesterol levels and ApoB levels to increased risk of COVID-19 infection[1]. Dr. Zhang used a mendelian randomization from the UK Biobank data to test for lipid effects on COVID susceptibility and severity. The study performed analysis of data from the host genetics initiative consisting of more than 14,000 cases and more than one million controls showing a potential positive causal effect between high total cholesterol and ApoB and COVID susceptibility. A mendelian randomization is a process of taking genes which functions are already known and measuring their response to exposure to a disease in observational studies[2]. In short, high cholesterol and high ApoB are linked to COVID-19 infection.This is Rio Bravo qWeek, your weekly dose of knowledge brought to you by the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program from Bakersfield, California. Our program is affiliated with UCLA, and it's sponsored by Clinica Sierra Vista, Let Us Be Your Healthcare Home. __________________________Impact of food order on glucose after meals.   By Yvette Singh, MS3, American University of the CaribbeanIn the management of diabetes, health care providers usually assess glycemic control with fasting plasma glucose and pre-prandial glucose measurements, as well as by measuring Hemoglobin A1c. Therapeutic goals for Hemoglobin A1c and pre-prandial glucose levels have been established based on the results of controlled clinical trials. Unfortunately, many patients with diabetes fail to achieve their glycemic goals. Elevated glucose after eating may be the cause of poor glycemic control leading to vascular complications. Postprandial hyperglycemia is one of the earliest abnormalities of glucose homeostasis associated with type 2 diabetes. This is one of the important therapeutic targets for glycemic control. Current studies show that the amount and timing of carbs in the diet primarily influence blood glucose levels. Other studies also show that eating whey protein before meals, as well as changing the macronutrients in meals, reduces postprandial glucose levels; however, these studies did not have patients with type 2 diabetes. The main author of this study was Alpana P. Shukla and many other collaborators. The title is Food Order Has a Significant Impact on Postprandial Glucose and Insulin Levels, published by the American Diabetes Association on Diabetes Care in July 2015.This study was performed to analyze the order of food consumption with vegetables, protein and carbohydrates and its effects on postprandial glucose in overweight/obese patients with type 2 diabetes being treated with metformin. Subjects were studied for 1 week. They were given a meal with the same number of calories, after fasting for 12 hours: 55g protein, 68g carbs, and 16g fat. They were asked to eat carbs first, then to eat vegetables and protein fifteen minutes later. This order was reversed during the second week. Their postprandial glucose and insulin levels were measured at 30/60/120 mins after meals. The statistical studies showed an average post prandial glucose decrease by more than 25% when protein was consumed first. As well as the average post prandial insulin levels decreased by more than 40%. These results demonstrated that the timing of carbs during a meal has a significant impact on glucose and insulin levels comparable to some pharmacological agents. Reduced insulin excretion with this meal pattern may also improve insulin sensitivity. This may help patients with type 2 diabetes control their HbA1c, and possibly help reverse early diabetes. Educating patients about this approach is not controlling how much they are eating or restricting their diet so patients will likely comply with this recommendation. Eat your protein first!The potential problems of this study are that it was a small sample size (11 patients), limited food types, and insulin was measured only up to 120 minutes after meals. Further studies are needed to demonstrate the full effectiveness of this recommendation.___________________HIV Series Part I: HIV HistoryBy Robert Dunn, MS3, Ross University School of Medicine This is an HIV series for the Rio Bravo qWeek Podcast. The following episodes will include some of the history of HIV, transmissibility, the PARTNER-1 and PARTNER-2 studies, and will finalize with a full episode on HIV prevention. Today we are starting with HIV history.Prejudice against those with HIV stems from the history surrounding the virus. Between 1981-1983, cases of rare infections like Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and aggressive cancers like Kaposi Sarcoma were appearing predominantly amongst gay men and injection drug users.  Even children were presenting with AIDS creating misconceptions of how the disease was transmitted by touch. By 1982, this syndrome was referred to as the Gay-Related Immunodeficiency (GRID), which we now know as AIDS. Some History of HIVThe start of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was thought to have started in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1920 when the virus crossed species to humans and gave its ability to infect humans[4]. In 1981, five young gay men in Los Angeles, California, presented with a rare lung infection called Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Two other groups of men also presented with a rare and aggressive cancer called Kaposi Sarcoma, in New York and California. By December of the same year, the first case of PCP was found in an injection drug user. And by the end of the year, there were 270 reported cases of this severe immunodeficiency and about 121 of them had already died from it, almost 50%. In 1982, due to the prevalence of these rare diseases being present among gay men, the syndrome was called the Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (GRID). The CDC later officially called the disease the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The term “gay cancer” was used in Venezuela before AIDS was known.In 1983, the disease was found in both women and children. In May 1983, in a joint conference between the Pasteur Institute in France and the National Cancer Institute, they announced that LAV and HTLV-III were the same virus and the cause of AIDS.In 1985, Ryan White, a teenager with hemophilia was banned from school when he was diagnosed with HIV after he received contaminated blood products. Ryan later died at 18 years old due to AIDS-related illnesses. At the same time, the FDA licensed the first commercial blood test to detect HIV. A foundation was later created to provide primary care and medications for low-income HIV patients.In 1987, the first antiretroviral drug, Zidovudine (AZT) was approved by the FDA to treat for HIV. In 1991, the famous basketball player Magic Johnson announced he tested positive for HIV and retired immediately. After his retirement he planned to educate young people about the virus which helped dispel stereotypes. Also in 1991, the famous singer of Queen announced he had AIDS and died the next day.In 1993, the movie Philadelphia with Tom Hanks promoted further discussion about HIV and AIDS. In June 1995, the first protease inhibitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which started the era for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). This brought down the rate of AIDS-related deaths and hospitalizations by 60-80%. Of special note, in 1986, the FDA passed the policy to ban all men who had sex with men (MSM) from 1977 onward, from donating blood or plasma to avoid the risk of transmitting HIV or Hepatitis A. This policy was amended in December 2015, when the revised policy said any MSM within the last 12 months, would need to wait at least 1 year before donating blood. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA amended it its policy once more to decrease the wait time to 3 months form the last time the man had sex with another man.____________________________Conclusion: Now we conclude our episode number 67 “Covid, Food, and HIV.” Kudos to Milan, Yvette and Robert, they presented relevant information for our practice of medicine. They taught us that high cholesterol is a risk for COVID-19 infection; Also, when you eat proteins first, your glucose and insulin after meals are lower than when you eat carbs first; and you will be hearing from Robert for a couple episodes regarding HIV. Today he gave us a little piece of HIV history. Even without trying, every night you go to bed being a little wiser.Thanks for listening to Rio Bravo qWeek. If you have any feedback about this podcast, contact us by email RBresidency@clinicasierravista.org, or visit our website riobravofmrp.org/qweek. This podcast was created with educational purposes only. Visit your primary care physician for additional medical advice. This week we thank Hector Arreaza, Milan Hinesman, Yvette Singh, and Robert Dunn. Audio edition: Suraj Amrutia. See you next week! _____________________References:Zhang, K. Dong, S. Guo, et. al., Causal Associations Between Blood Lipids and COVID-19 Risk: A Two-Sample Mendelian Randomization Study. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, originally published on September 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.121.316324. What is Mendelian Randomization and How Can it be Used as a Tool for Medicine and Public Health? Opportunities and Challenges, Webinar announcement given by Professor George Davey Smith on November 27, 2018. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/genomics/events/precision_med_pop.htm Alpana P. Shukla, Radu G. Iliescu, Catherine E. Thomas and Louis J. Aronne, Food Order Has a Significant Impact on Postprandial Glucose and Insulin Levels, Diabetes Care 2015 Jul; 38(7): e98-e99. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc15-0429. History of HIV and AIDS Overview. Avert, October 10, 2019. https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/overview. Accessed on September 21, 2021. Shaw, Maggie. FDA's Revised Blood Donation Guidance for Gay Men Still Courts Controversy. AJMC, April 3, 2020. https://ajmc.com/view/fdas-revised-blood-donation-guidance-for-gay-men-still-courts-controvery. Accessed on September 21, 2021. BAYER, R. (2015), Science, Politics, and the End of the Lifelong Gay Blood Donor Ban. Milbank Quarterly, 93: 230-233. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12114. Ways HIV can be Transmitted. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 21, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/hiv-transmission/ways-people-get-hiv.html. Accessed on September 21, 2021.

Locked On Lakers - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers Mailbag! Talen Horton Tucker's growth, Anthony Davis' shooting, Westbrook breaking Magic's record and more!

Locked On Lakers - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Lakers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 36:52


After noting an absolutely crazy Laker/NBA anniversary reinforcing just how compressed the last two seasons have been... it's time to open up the mailbag!! (Reach out to the show on Twitter: @kambrothers, email: kamenetzkybrothers@gmail.com, or the iTunes show page.) The first question comes from @thenathanmark, asking whether it would be a bigger deal if Anthony Davis or Talen Horton Tucker shot 35 percent from behind the arc. Obviously, it would be great if both did, but if you could only pick one in terms of greater potential impact, it's definitely THT, because it represents growth that in turn increases his chances of logging more minutes and playing a larger role. As a player still in development, the fewer weaknesses to account for, the easier it is to keep him on the floor. Conversely, AD will have a huge role even if he misses every three taken this season. From there, the Kamenetzkys stay on THT, who barely made a blip on "best players 25 and younger" from Silver Screen and Roll and Tom Ziller. The omission is to be expected, given how unproven he remains, big potential acknowledged. How important is it for him to take a big step this season? And finally, back to the mailbag. @duckgregscott asks to predict this season's big fan favorite (aka, "the new Alex Caruso") and @MJisOVERRATED wants to know the odds of Russell Westbrook breaking Magic Johnson's franchise record for triple-doubles in a season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! SweatBlock Get it today for 20% off at SweatBlock.com with promo code LockedOn, or at Amazon and CVS. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Raw Data By P3
Jeff Sagarin

Raw Data By P3

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 86:06


There's a place where sports and data meet, and it's as powerful a collision as on any football field!  Jeff Sagarin has been a figurehead in the sports analytics realm for decades, and we're thrilled to have had the chance to have him on to talk about his data journey!  There's a fair mix of math AND sports geek out time in this episode.  And, did we mention that Dr. Wayne Winston is sitting in on this episode as well? References in this Episode: 2 Frictionless Colliding Boxes Video Scorigami Episode Transcript: Rob Collie (00:00:00): Hello, friends. Today's guest is Jeff Sagarin. Is that name familiar to you? It's very familiar to me. In my life, Jeff's work might very well be my first brush with the concept of using data for any sort of advantage. His Power Ranking Columns, first appeared in USA Today in 1985, when I was 11 years old. And what a fascinating concept that was. Rob Collie (00:00:29): It probably won't surprise you if I confess that 11-year-old me was not particularly good at sports, but I was still fascinated and captivated by them. 11-year-old kids in my neighborhood were especially prone to associating sports with their tribal identity. Everyone had their favorite teams, their favorite sports stars. And invariably, this led to arguments about which sports star was better than the other sports star, who was going to win this game coming up and who would win a tournament amongst all of these teams and things of that sort. Rob Collie (00:01:01): Now that I've explained it that way though, I guess being an adult sports fan isn't too terribly different, is it? Those arguments, of course, aren't the sorts of arguments where there's anything resembling a clear winner. But in practice, the person who won was usually the one with the loudest voice or the sickest burn that they could deliver to their friends. And then in 1985, the idea was planted in my head by Jeff Sagarin's column in USA Today, that there actually was a relatively objective way to evaluate teams that had never played against one another and likely never would. Rob Collie (00:01:33): I wasn't into computers at the time. I certainly wasn't into the concept of data. I didn't know what a database was. I didn't know what a spreadsheet was. And yet, this was still an incredibly captivating and powerful idea. So in my life, Jeff Sagarin is the first public figure that I encountered in the sports analytics industry long before it was cool. And because it was sports, a topic that was relevant to 11-year-old me, he's really also my first brush with analytics at all. Rob Collie (00:02:07): It's not surprising then, that to me, Jeff is absolutely a celebrity. As a guest, in insider podcasting lingo, Jeff is what we call a good get. We owe that pleasure, of course, to him being close friends with Wayne Winston, a former guest on the show, who also joined us today as co-guest. Rob Collie (00:02:28): Now, if none of that speaks to you, let's try this alternate description. He's probably also the world's most famous active FORTRAN programmer. I admit that I was so starstruck by this that I didn't even really push as hard as I normally would, in terms of getting into the techniques that he uses. I didn't want to run afoul of asking him for trade secrets. At times, this conversation did devolve into four dudes sitting around talking about sports. Rob Collie (00:02:59): But setting that aside, there are some really, really interesting and heartwarming things happening in this conversation as well. Again, the accidental path to where he is today, the intersection of persistence and good fortune that's required really for success in anything. Bottom line, this is the story of a national and highly influential figure at the intersection of the sports industry and the analytics industry for more than three decades. It's not every day you get to hear that story. So let's get into it. Announcer (00:03:34): Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? Announcer (00:03:39): This is the Raw Data by P3 Adaptive podcast with your host, Rob Colley and your co-host, Thomas LaRock. Find out what the experts at P3 Adaptive can do for your business. Just go to p3adaptive.com. Raw Data by P3 Adaptive is data with the human element. Rob Collie (00:04:02): Welcome to the show, Jeff Sagarin. And welcome back to the show. Wayne Winston. So thrilled to have the two of you with us today. This is awesome. We've been looking forward to this for a long time. So thank you very much gentlemen, for being here. Jeff Sagarin (00:04:16): You're welcome. Rob Collie (00:04:18): Jeff, usually we kick these things off with, "Hey, tell us a little about yourself, your background, blah, blah, blah." Let's start off with me telling you about you. It's a story about you that you wouldn't know. I remember for a very long time being aware of you. Rob Collie (00:04:35): So I'm 47 years old, born in 1974. My father had participated for many years in this shady off-the-books college football pick'em pool that was run out of the high school in a small town in Florida. Like the sheets with everybody's entries would show up. They were run on ditto paper, like that blue ink. It was done in the school ditto room and he did this every year. This was like the most fascinating thing that happened in the entire year to me. Like these things showing up at our house, this packet of all these picks, believe it or not, they were handwritten. These grids were handwritten with everyone's picks. It was ridiculous. Rob Collie (00:05:17): He got eliminated every year. There were a couple of hundred entries every year and he just got his butt kicked every year. But then one year, he did his homework. He researched common opponents and things like that or that kind of stuff. I seem to recall this having something to do timing wise with you. So I looked it up. Your column first appeared in USA Today in 1985. Is that correct? Jeff Sagarin (00:05:40): Yeah. Tuesday, January 8th 1985. Rob Collie (00:05:44): I remember my dad winning this pool that year and using the funds to buy a telescope to look at Halley's Comet when it showed up. And so I looked up Halley's Comet. What do you know? '86. So it would have been like the January ballgames of 1986, where he won this pool. And in '85, were you power ranking college football teams or was that other sports? Jeff Sagarin (00:06:11): Yes. Rob Collie (00:06:12): Okay. So when my dad said that he did his research that year, what he really did was read your stuff. You bought my dad a telescope in 1986 so that we could go have one of the worst family vacations of all time. It was just awful. Thank you. Jeff Sagarin (00:06:31): You're very welcome. Rob Collie (00:06:39): I kind of think of you as the first publicly known figure in sports analytics. You probably weren't the first person to apply math and computers to sports analytics, but you're the first person I heard of. Jeff Sagarin (00:06:51): There is a guy that people don't even talk about very much. Now a guy named Earnshaw Cook, who first inspired me when I was a sophomore in high school in the '63-'64 school year, there was an article by Frank Deford in Sports Illustrated about Earnshaw Cook publishing a book called Percentage Baseball. So I convinced my mom to let me have $10 to order it by mail and I got it. I started playing around with his various ideas in it. He was the first guy I ever heard of and that was in March of 1964. Rob Collie (00:07:28): All right, so everyone's got an origin story. Jeff Sagarin (00:07:31): The Dunkel family started doing the Dunkel ratings back I believe in 1929. Then there was a professor, I think he was at Vanderbilt, named [Lipkin House 00:07:41], he was I think at Vanderbilt. And for years, he did the high school ratings in states like maybe Tennessee and Kentucky. I think he gave Kentucky that Louisville courier his methodology before he died. But I don't know if they continue his work or not. But there were people way before me. Rob Collie (00:08:03): But they weren't in USA Today. Jeff Sagarin (00:08:04): That's true. Rob Collie (00:08:06): They weren't nationally distributed, like on a very regular basis. I've been hearing your name longer than I've even been working with computers. That's pretty crazy. How did you even get hooked up with USA Today? Jeff Sagarin (00:08:23): People might say, "You got lucky." My answer, as you'll see as well, I'd worked for 12 years to be in a position to get lucky. I started getting paid for doing this in September of 1972 with an in-house publication of pro football weekly called Insider's Pro Football Newsletter. Jeff Sagarin (00:08:45): In the Spring of '72, I'd written letters to like 100 newspapers saying because I had started by hand doing my own rating system for pro football in the fall of 1971. Just by hand, every Sunday night, I'd get the scores and add in the Monday night. I did it as a hobby. I wasn't doing it for a living. I did it week by week and charted the teams. It was all done with some charts I'd made up with a normal distribution and a slide rule. So I sent out letters in the spring of '72 to about 100 papers saying, "Hey, would you be interested in running my stuff?" Jeff Sagarin (00:09:19): They either didn't answer me or all said, "No, not interested." But I got a call right before I left to go to California when an old college friend that spring. It was from William Wallace, who was a big time football correspondent for The New York Times. That anecdote may be in that article by Andy Glockner. He called me up, he was at the New York Times, but he said also, "I write articles for extra money for pro football weekly. I wanted to just kind of talk to you." Jeff Sagarin (00:09:49): He wrote an article that appeared in Pro Quarterback magazine in September of '72. But during the middle of that summer, I got a phone call from Pro Football weekly, the publisher, a guy named [inaudible 00:10:04] said, "Hey Jeff. Have you seen our ad in street and Smith's?" It didn't matter. It could have been their pro magazine or college. I said, "Yeah, I did." And he said, "Do you notice it said we've got a world famous handicapper to do our predictions for us?" I said, "Yeah, I did see that." He said, "How would you like to be that world famous handicapper? We don't have anybody." Jeff Sagarin (00:10:25): We just said that because he said William Wallace told us to call you. So I said, "Okay, I'll be your world famous handicapper." I didn't start off that well and they had this customer, it was a paid newsletter and there was a customer from Hawaii. He had a great name, Charles Fujiwara. He'd send letters every week saying, "Sagarin's terrible, but he's winning a fortune for me. I just reverse his picks every week." So finally, finally, my numbers turn the tide and I had this one great week, where I went 8-0. He sent another letter saying, "I'm bankrupt. The kid destroyed me." Because he was reversing all my picks. That's a true story. Rob Collie (00:11:07): At least he had a sense of humor. It sounds like a pretty interesting fellow on the other end of that letter. Jeff Sagarin (00:11:13): He sounds like he could have been like the guy, if you've ever seen reruns of the old show, '77 Sunset Strip. In it, there this guy who's kind of a racetrack trout gambler named Roscoe. He sounds like he could have been Roscoe. Rob Collie (00:11:26): We have to look that one up. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:11:27): It's before your time. Rob Collie (00:11:28): I don't think I saw that show. Jeff Sagarin (00:11:29): Yeah. Wayne's seen it though. Rob Collie (00:11:31): Yes. I love that. There are things that are both before my time and I have like old man knees. So I've heard this kind of thing before, by the way. It's called the 10-year overnight success. Jeff Sagarin (00:11:47): I forgot. How did I get with USA Today? I started with Pro Football weekly and continued with them. I was with them until actually why don't we say sometime in the fall of '82. I ended up in other newspapers, little by little: The Boston Globe, Louisville Courier Journal. And then in the spring of '81, I got into a conversation over the phone with Jim van Valkenburg, who is the stat guy at the NCAA. I happened to mention that going into the tournament, I had Indiana to win the tournament. They were rated like 10th in the conventional polls. Jeff Sagarin (00:12:23): And so he remembered that and he kept talking behind the scenes to people in the NCAA about that. And so years later, in 1988, they called me out to talk to them. But anyhow, I had developed a good reputation and I gave him as a reference. Wayne called me up excitedly in let's say, early September of 1984. He said, "Hey, Jeff. You've got to buy a copy of today's USA Today and turn to the end of the sports section. You're going to be sick." Jeff Sagarin (00:12:53): I said, "Really? Okay." So I opened to where he said and I was sick. They had computer ratings by some guy. He was a good guy named Thomas Jech, J-E-C-H. And I said, "Damn, that should be me. I've been doing this for all these years and I didn't even know they were looking for this." So I call up on the phone. Sometimes there's a lot of luck involved. I got to talk to a guy named Bob Barbara who I believe is retired now there. He had on the phone this gruff sounding voice out of like a Grade B movie from the film, The War. "What's going on Kitty?" It sounds like he had a cigar in his mouth. Jeff Sagarin (00:13:30): I said, "Well, I do these computer ratings." [inaudible 00:13:33] Said "Well, really? That's interesting. We've already got somebody." He said, "But how would you even send it to us?" I said, "Well, I dictate over the phone." He said, "Dictate? We don't take dictation at USA Today, kid. Have you ever heard of personal computers and a modem?" I said, "Well, I have but I just do it on a mainframe at IU and I dictate over the phone to the Louisville Courier and the local..." Jeff Sagarin (00:13:58): Well, the local paper here, I gave them a printout. He said, "Kid, you need to buy yourself a PC and learn how to use a modem." So I kind of was embarrassed. I said, "Well, I'll see." So about 10 days later, I called him up and said, "Hey, what's the phone number for your modem?" He said, "Crap. You again, kid? I thought I got rid of you." He says, "All right. I'll give you the phone number." So I sent him a sample printout. He says, "Yeah, yeah, we got it. Keep in touch. We're not going to change for football. But this other guy, he may not want to do basketball. So keep in touch. Who knows what will happen for basketball?" Jeff Sagarin (00:14:31): So every month I'd call up saying, "It's me again, keeping touch." He said, "I can't get rid of you. You're like a bad penny that keeps turning up." So finally he says look, after about five of these calls, spreading out until maybe late November, "Look kid, why don't you wait... Call me up the first Sunday of the new year," which would have been like Sunday, January 6 of 1985 I believe. So I waited. I called him up. Sure enough, he said, "You again?" I said, "You told me you wanted to do college basketball." Jeff Sagarin (00:15:04): He said, "Yeah, you're kind of right. The other guy doesn't want to do it." So he said, "Well, do you mind if we call it the USA Today computer ratings? We kind of like to put our own name on everything." I said, "Well, wait a minute. During the World Series, you had Pete Rose as your guest columnist, you want not only gave his name, but you had a picture of him." He said, "God damn it." He said, "I can't..." He said, "You win again kid. Give us a bio." Jeff Sagarin (00:15:32): An old friend of both me and Wayne was on a business trip. He lived in California, but one of the companies he did work for was Magnavox, which at the time had a presence in Fort Wayne. So he had stopped off in Bloomington so we could say hi. We hadn't seen each other for many years. So he wrote my bio for me, which is still used in the agate in the USA Today. So it's the same bio all these years. Jeff Sagarin (00:15:56): So they started printing me on Tuesday, January 8 of 1985. On the front page that day and I got my editor of a couple years ago, he found an old physical copy of that paper and sent it to me and I thought that's pretty cool. And on the front page, they said, "Well, this would be the 50th birthday of Elvis Presley." I get, they did not have a banner headline at the top, "Turn to the sports and see Jeff Sagarin's debut." That was not what they did. It was all about Elvis Presley. And so people will tell me, "Wow! You got really lucky." Jeff Sagarin (00:16:30): Yeah, but I was in a position. I'd worked for 12 years since the fall of '72 to get in position to then get lucky. They told me I had some good recommendations from people. Rob Collie (00:16:42): Well, even that persistence to keep calling in the face of relatively discouraging feedback. So that conversation took place, and then two days later, you're in the paper. Jeff Sagarin (00:16:54): Well, yeah. He said, "Send us the ratings." They might have needed a time lag. So if I sent the ratings in on a Sunday night or Monday morning, they'd print them on Tuesday. They're not as instant. Now, I update every day on their website. For the paper, they take whatever the most recent ones they can access off their website, depending on I've sent it in, which is I always send them in early in the morning like when I get up. So they print on a Tuesday there'll be taking the ratings that they would have had in their hands Monday, which would be through Sunday's games. Rob Collie (00:17:26): That Tuesday, was that just college basketball? Jeff Sagarin (00:17:28): Then it was. Then in the fall of 85. They began using me for college football, not that they thought I was better or worse one way or the other than Thomas Jech who was a smart guy, he was a math professor at the time at Penn State. He just got tired of doing it. He had more important things to do. Serious, I don't mean that sarcastically. That was just like a fun hobby for him from what I understand. Rob Collie (00:17:50): I was going to ask you if you hadn't already gone and answered the question ahead of time. I was going to ask you well, what happened to the other guy? Did you go like all Tonya Harding on him or whatever? Did you take out your rival? No, sounds like Nancy Kerrigan just went ahead and retired. Although I hate to make you Tonya Harding in this analogy and I just realized I just Hardinged you. Jeff Sagarin (00:18:10): He was just evidently a really good math professor. It was just something he did for fun to do the ratings. Rob Collie (00:18:17): Opportunity and preparation right where they intersect. That's "luck". Jeff Sagarin (00:18:22): It would be as if Wally Pipp had retired and Lou Gehrig got to replace him in the analogy, Lou Gehrig gets the first base job but actually Wally Pipp in real life did not retire. He had the bad luck to get a cold or something or an injury and he never got back in the starting lineup after that. Rob Collie (00:18:38): What about Drew Bledsoe? I think he did get hurt. Did we ever see him again? Thomas LaRock (00:18:43): The very next season, he was in Buffalo and then he went to Dallas. Rob Collie (00:18:46): I don't remember this at all. Thomas LaRock (00:18:47): And not only that, but when he went to Dallas, he got hurt again and Tony Romo came on to take over. Rob Collie (00:18:53): Oh my god! So Drew Bledsoe is Wally Pipp X2. Thomas LaRock (00:18:58): Yeah, X2. Rob Collie (00:19:02): I just need to go find wherever Drew Bledsoe is right now and go get in line behind him. Thomas LaRock (00:19:08): He's making wine in Walla Walla, Washington. I know exactly where he is. Rob Collie (00:19:12): I'm about to inherit a vineyard gentlemen. Okay, so Wayne's already factored into this story. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:19:23): A little bit. Rob Collie (00:19:23): A bit part but an important one. We would call you Mr. Narrative Hook in the movie. Like you'd be the guy that's like, "Jeff, you've got to get a copy of USA Today and turn to page 10. You're going to be sick." Jeff Sagarin (00:19:37): Well, I was I'm glad Wayne told me to do it. If I'd never known that, who knows what I'd be doing right now? Rob Collie (00:19:44): Yeah. So you guys are longtime friends, right? Dr. Wayne Winston (00:19:47): Yeah. Jeff, should take this. Jeff Sagarin (00:19:49): September 1967 in the TV room at Ashdown Graduate's House across from the dorm we lived, because the graduate students there had rigged up, we call it a full screen TV that was actually quite huge. It's simply projected from a regular TV onto a maybe a 10 foot by 10 foot old fashioned movie projector screen. We'd go there to watch ballgames. Okay, because better than watching on a 10 inch diagonal black and white TV in the dorm. And it turned out we both had a love for baseball and football games. Thomas LaRock (00:20:26): So just to be clear, though, this was no ordinary school. This is MIT. Because this is what people at MIT would do is take some weird tech thing and go, "We can make this even better, make a big screen TV." Jeff Sagarin (00:20:38): We didn't know how to do it, which leads into Wayne's favorite story about our joint science escapades at MIT. If Wayne wants to start it off, you might like this. I was a junior and Wayne was a sophomore at the time. I'll set Wayne up for it, there was a requirement that MIT no matter what your major, one of the sort of distribution courses you had to take was a laboratory class. Why don't we let Wayne take the ball for a while on this? Dr. Wayne Winston (00:21:05): I'm not very mechanically inclined. I got a D in wood shop and a D in metal shop. Jeff's not very mechanically inclined either. We took this lab class and we were trying to figure out identifying a coin based on the sound waves it would produce under the Scylla scope. And so the first week, we couldn't get the machine to work. And the professor said, "Turn it on." And so we figured that step out and the next week, the machine didn't work. He said, "Plug it in." Jeff can take it from there. Jeff Sagarin (00:21:46): It didn't really fit the mathematical narrative exactly of what metals we knew were in the coin. But then I noticed, nowadays we'd probably figure out this a reason. If we multiplied our answers by something like 100 pi, we got the right numbers. So they were correctly proportional. So we just multiplied our answers by 100 pi and said, "As you can see, it's perfectly deducible." Rob Collie (00:22:14): There's a YouTube video that we should probably link that is crazy. It shows that two boxes on a frictionless surface a simulation and the number of times that they collide, when you slide them towards a wall together, when they're like at 10X ratio of mass, the number of times that they impact each other starts to become the digits of pi. Jeff Sagarin (00:22:34): Wow. Rob Collie (00:22:35): Before they separate. Jeff Sagarin (00:22:36): That's interesting. Rob Collie (00:22:36): It's just bizarre. And then they go through explaining like why it is pi and you understand it while the video is playing. And then the video ends and you've completely lost it. Jeff Sagarin (00:22:49): I'm just asking now, are they saying if you do that experiment an infinite amount of times, the average number of times they collide will be pi? Rob Collie (00:22:57): That's a really good question. I think it's like the number of collisions as you increase the ratios of the weight or something like that start to become. It's like you'll get 314 collisions, for instance, in a certain weight ratio, because that's the only three digits of pi that I remember. It's 3.14. It's a fascinating little watch. So the 100 pi thing, you said that, I'm like, "Yeah, that just... Of course it's 100 pi." Even boxes colliding on a frictionless surface do pi things apparently. Jeff Sagarin (00:23:29): Maybe it's a universal constant in everything we do. Rob Collie (00:23:29): You just don't expect pi to surface itself. It has nothing to do with waves, no wavelength, no arcs of circles, nothing like that. But that sneaky video, they do show you that it actually has something to do with circles and angles and stuff. Jeff Sagarin (00:23:44): Mutual friend of me and Wayne, this guy named Robin. He loves Fibonacci. And so every time I see a particular game end by a certain score, I'll just say, "Hey, Robin. Research the score of..." I think it was blooming to North against some other team. And he did. It turned out Bloomington North had won 155-34, which are the two adjacent Fibonacci, the two particular adjacent Fibonacci. Robin loves that stuff. You'll find a lot of that actually. It's hard to double Fibonacci a team though. That would be like 89-34. Rob Collie (00:24:18): I know about the Fibonacci sequence. But I can't pick Fibonacci sequence numbers out of the wild. Are you familiar with Scorigami? Jeff Sagarin (00:24:26): Who? I'd never heard of it obviously. Rob Collie (00:24:29): I think a Scorigami is a score in the NFL that's never happened. Jeff Sagarin (00:24:32): There was one like that about 10 years ago, 11-10, I believe. Pittsburgh was involved in the game or 12-11, something like that. Rob Collie (00:24:40): I think there was a Scorigami in last season. With scoring going up, the chances of Scorigami is increasing. There's just more variance at the higher end of the spectrum of numbers, right? Jeff Sagarin (00:24:50): I've always thought about this. In Canada, Canadian football, they have this extra rule that I think is kind of cool because it would probably make more scores happen. If a punter kicks the ball into the end zone, it can't roll there. Like if he kicks it on the fly into the end zone and the other team can't run it out, it's called a rouge and the kicking team gets one point for it. That's kind of cool. Because once you add the concept of scoring one point, you make a lot more scores more probable of happening. Rob Collie (00:25:21): Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, totally. You can win 1-0. Thomas LaRock (00:25:25): So the end zone is also... It's 20 yards deep. So the field's longer, it's 110 yards. But the end zone's deeper and part of it is that it's too far to kick for a field goal. But you know what? If I can punt it into the end zone and if I get a cover team down there, we can get one point out. I'm in favor of it. I think that'd be great. Jeff Sagarin (00:25:43): I think you have to kick out on the fly into the end zone. It's not like if it rolls into it. Thomas LaRock (00:25:47): No, no, no. It's like a pop flop. Jeff Sagarin (00:25:50): Yeah. Okay. Rob Collie (00:25:50): If you punt it out of the end zone, is it also a point? Thomas LaRock (00:25:52): It's a touch back. No, touch back. Jeff Sagarin (00:25:54): That'd be too easy of a way to get a point. Rob Collie (00:25:57): You've had a 20 yard deep target to land in. In Canadian fantasy football, if there was such a thing, maybe there is, punters, you actually could have punters as a position because they can score points. That would be a really sad and un-fun way to play. Rob Collie (00:26:14): But so we're amateur sports analytics people here on the show. We're not professionals. We're probably not even very good at it. But that doesn't mean that we aren't fascinated by it. We're business analytics people here for sure. Business and sports, they might share some techniques, but it's just very, very, very different, the things that are valuable in the two spaces. I mean, they're sort of spiritually linked but they're not really tools or methods that provide value. Rob Collie (00:26:39): Not that you would give them. But we're not looking for any of your secrets here today. But you're not just writing for USA Today, there's a number of places where your skills are used these days, right? Jeff Sagarin (00:26:51): Well, not as much as that. But I want to make a favorable analogy for Wayne. In the world of sports analytics, whatever the phrases are, I consider myself to be maybe an experimental applied physicist. Wayne is an advanced theoretical physicist. I do the grunt work of collecting data and doing stuff with it. But Wayne has a large over-viewing of things. He's like a theoretical physicist. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:27:17): Jeff is too modest because he's experimented for years on the best parameters for his models. Rob Collie (00:27:27): It's again that 10-year, 20-year overnight success type of thing. You've just got to keep grinding at it. Do the two of you collaborate at all? Jeff Sagarin (00:27:35): Well, we did on two things, the Hoops computer game and Win Val. I forgot. How could I forget? It was actually my favorite thing that we did even though we've made no money doing the randomization using Game Theory of play calling for football. And we based it actually and it turned out that I got great numerical results that jive with empirical stuff that Virgil Carter had gotten and our economist, named Romer, had gotten and we had more detailed results than them. Jeff Sagarin (00:28:06): But in the areas that we intersected, we had the same as them. We used a game called Pro Quarterback and we modeled it. We had actually, a fellow, I wasn't a professor but a fellow professor of Wayne's, a great guy, just a great guy named Vic Cabot, who wrote a particular routine to insert the FORTRAN program that solved that particular linear programming problem that would constantly reoccur or else we couldn't do it. That was the favorite thing and we got to show it once to Sam White, who we really liked. And White said, "I like this guy. I may have played this particular game," we told him what we based it on, "when I was a teenager." Jeff Sagarin (00:28:46): He said, "I know exactly what you want to do." You don't make the same call in the same situation all the time. You have a random, but there's an optimal mix Game Theory, as you probably know for both offense and defense. White said, "The problem is this is my first year here. It was the summer of '83." And he said, "I don't really have the security." Said, "Imagine it's third and one, we're on our own 15 yard line. And it's third and one. And the random number generator says, 'Throw the bomb on this play with a 10% chance of calling up but it'll still be in the mix. And it happens to come up.'" Jeff Sagarin (00:29:23): He said, "It was my eight year here. I used to play these games myself. I know exactly." But then he patted his hip. He said, "It's mine on the line this first year." He said, "It's kind of nerve wracking to do that when you're a rookie coach somewhere, to call the bomb when it's third and one on your own 15. If it's incomplete, you'll be booed out of the stadium." Rob Collie (00:29:46): Yeah, I mean, it's similar to there's the general reluctance in coaches for so long to go for it on fourth and one. When the analytics were very, very, very clear that this was a plus expected value, +EV, move to go for it on fourth and one. But the thing is, you've got to consider the bigger picture. Right? The incentives, the coaches number one goal is actually don't get fired. Jeff Sagarin (00:30:14): You were right. That's what White was telling us. Rob Collie (00:30:14): Yeah. Winning a Super Bowl is a great thing to do. Because it helps you not get fired. It's actually weird. Like, if your goal is to win as many games as possible, yes, go for it on fourth and one. But if your goal is to not get fired, maybe. So it takes a bit more courage even to follow the numbers. And for good reason, because the incentives aren't really aligned the way that we think they are when you first glance at a situation. Jeff Sagarin (00:30:41): Well, there's a human factor that there's no way unless you're making a guess how to take it into account. It may be demoralizing to your defense if you go for it on fourth and one and you're on your own 15. I've seen the numbers, we used to do this. It's a good mathematical move to go for it. Because you could say, "Well, if you're forced to punt, the other team is going to start on the 50. So what's so good about that? But psychologically, your defense may be kind of pissed off and demoralized when they have to come out on the field and defend from their own 15 after you've not made it and the numbers don't take that into account. Rob Collie (00:31:19): Again, it's that judgment thing. Like the coach hung out to dry. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:31:22): Can I say a word about Vic Cabot, that Jeff mentioned? Jeff Sagarin (00:31:26): Yeah, He's great. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:31:27): Yeah. So Vic was the greatest guy any of us in the business school ever knew. He was a fantastic person. He died of throat cancer in 1994, actually 27 years ago this week or last week. Jeff Sagarin (00:31:43): Last week. It was right around Labor Day. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:31:46): Right. But I want to mention, basically, when he died, his daughter was working in the NYU housing office. After he died, she wrote a little book called The Princess Diaries. She's worth how many millions of dollars now? But he never got to see it. Jeff Sagarin (00:32:06): He had a son, a big kid named Matt Cabot, who played at Bloomington South High School. I got a nice story about Matthew. I believe the last time I know of him, he was a state trooper in the state of Colorado. I used to tell him when I was still young enough and Spry enough, we'd play a little pickup or something. I'd say, "Matthew, forget about points. The most important thing, a real man gets rebounds." Jeff Sagarin (00:32:32): They played in the semi state is when it was just one class. In '88, me and Wayne and a couple of Wayne's professor buddies, we all... Of course, Vic would have been there but we didn't go in the same car. It was me, Wayne and maybe [inaudible 00:32:48] and somebody else, Wayne? Jeff Sagarin (00:32:49): They played against Chandler Thompson's great team from Muncie Central. In the first three minutes, Chris Lawson, who was the star of the team went up for his patented turn around jumper from six feet away in the lane and Chandler Thompson spiked it like a volleyball and on the run of Muncie Central player took it with no one near him and laid it in and the game essentially ended but Matt Cabot had the game of his life. Jeff Sagarin (00:33:21): I think he may have led the game of anyone, the most rebounds in the game. I compliment him. He was proud of that. And he's played, he said many a pickup game with Chandler Thompson, he said the greatest jumper he's ever been on the court within his entire life. You guys look up because I don't know if you know who Chandler Thompson. Is he played at Ball State. Look up on YouTube his put back dunk against UNLV in the 90 tournaments, the year UNLV won it at all. Look up Chandler Thompson's put back dunk. Rob Collie (00:33:52): Yeah, I was just getting into basketball then, I think. Like in the Loyola Marymount days. Yeah, Jerry Tarkanian. Does college basketball have the same amount of personalities it used to like in the coaching figures. I kind of doubt that it does. Rob Collie (00:34:06): With Tark gone, and of course, Bob Knight, it'll be hard to replace personalities like that. I don't know. I don't really watch college basketball anymore, so I wouldn't really know. But I get invited into those pick'em pools for the tournament March Madness every year and I never had the stamina to fill them out. And they offer those sheets where they'll fill it out for you. But why would I do that? Jeff Sagarin (00:34:28): I've got to tell you a story involving Wayne and I. Rob Collie (00:34:31): Okay. Jeff Sagarin (00:34:31): In the 80 tournament, I had gotten a program running that would to simulate the tournament if you fed in the power ratings. It understood who'd play who and you simulate it a zillion times, come up with the odds. So going into the tournament, we had Purdue maybe the true odds against him should have been let's say, I'll make it up seven to one. Purdue and Iowa, they had Ronnie Lester, I remember. Jeff Sagarin (00:34:57): The true odds against them should have been about 7-1. The bookmakers were giving odds of 40-1. So Wayne and I looked at each other and said, "That seems like a big edge." In theory, well, odds are still against them. Let's bet $25 apiece on both Purdue and Iowa. The two of them made the final four. Jeff Sagarin (00:35:20): In Indianapolis, I'll put it this way, their consolation game gave us no consolation. Rob Collie (00:35:30): Man. Jeff Sagarin (00:35:31): And then one of the games, Joe Barry Carroll of Purdue, they're down by one they UCLA. I'm sure he was being contested. I don't mean he was all by himself. It's always easy for the fan who can't play to mock the player. I don't mean... He was being fiercely contested by UCLA. The net result was he missed with fierce contesting one foot layup that would have won the game for Purdue, that would have put them into the championship game and Iowa could have beaten Louisville, except their best player, Ronnie Lester had to leave the game because he had aggravated a bad knee injury that he just couldn't play well on. Jeff Sagarin (00:36:11): But as I said, no consolation, right Wayne? Dr. Wayne Winston (00:36:14): Right. Jeff Sagarin (00:36:15): That was the next to the last year they ever had a consolation game. The last one was in '81 between LSU and Virginia. Rob Collie (00:36:23): Was it the '81 tournament that you said that you liked Indiana to win it? Jeff Sagarin (00:36:28): Wait, I'm going to show you how you get punished for hubris. I learned my lesson. The next year in '82, I had gotten a lot of notoriety, good kind of notoriety for having them to win in '81. People thought, "Wow! This is like the Oracle." So now as the tournament's about to begin in '82, I started getting a lot of calls, which I never used to do like from the media, "Who do you got Jeff?" I said confidently, "Oregon State." I had them number one, I think they'd only lost one game the whole year and they had a guy named Charlie Sitting, a 6'8 guy who was there all American forward. Jeff Sagarin (00:37:06): He was the star and I was pretty confident and to be honest, probably obnoxious when I'd be talking to the press. So they make the regional final against Georgetown and it was being held out west. I'm sort of confidently waiting for the game to be played and I'm sure there'll be advancing to the final four. And they were playing against freshmen, Patrick Ewing. Jeff Sagarin (00:37:29): In the first 10 seconds of the game, maybe you can find the video, there was a lob pass into Ewing, his back was to the basket, he's like three feet from the basket without even looking, he dunks backwards over his head over Charlie Sitton. And you should see the expression on Charlie Sitton's face. I said, "Oh my god! This game is over." The final score was 68-43 in Georgetown's favor. It was a massacre. It taught me the lesson, never be cocky, at least in public because you get slapped down, you get slapped down when you do that. Rob Collie (00:38:05): I don't want to get into this yet again on this show. But you should call up Nate Silver and maybe talk to him a little bit about the same sort of thing. Makes very big public calls that haven't been necessarily so great lately. Just for everyone's benefit, because even though I'd live in the state of Indiana, I didn't grow up here. Let's just be clear. Who won the NCAA tournament in 1981? Jeff Sagarin (00:38:29): Indiana. Rob Collie (00:38:30): Okay. All right, so there you go. Right. Jeff Sagarin (00:38:33): But who didn't win it in 1982? Oregon State. Rob Collie (00:38:38): Yeah. Did you see The Hunt for Red October where Jack Ryan's character, there's a point where he guesses. He says, "Ramy, as always, goes to port in the bottom half of the hour with his crazy Ivan maneuvers and he turns out to be right." And that's how he ends up getting the captain of the American sub to trust him as Jack Ryan knew this Captain so well, even knew which direction he would turn in the crazy Ivan. But it turns out he was just bluffing. He knew he needed a break and it was 50/50. Rob Collie (00:39:08): So it's a good thing that they were talking to you in the Indiana year, originally. Not the Oregon State year. That wouldn't be a good first impression. If you had to have it go one way or the other in those two years, the order in which it happened was the right order. Jeff Sagarin (00:39:22): Yeah, nobody would have listened to me. They would have said, "You got lucky." They said, "You still were terrible in the Oregon State year." Rob Collie (00:39:28): But you just pick the 10th rated team and be right. The chances of that being just luck are pretty low. I like it. That's a good story. So the two of you have never collaborated like on the Mark Cuban stuff? On the Mavs or any of that? Jeff Sagarin (00:39:43): We've done three things together. The Hoops computer game, which we did from '86-'95. And then we did the Game Theory thing for football, but we never got a client. But we did get White to kind of follow it. There's an interesting anecdote, I won't I mentioned the guy who kind of screwed it up. But he assigned a particular grad assistant to fill and we needed a matrix filled in each week with a bunch of numbers with regarding various things like turnovers. Jeff Sagarin (00:40:13): If play A is called against defense B, what would happen type of thing? The grad assistant hated doing it. And one week, he gave us numbers such that the computer came back with when Indiana had the ball, it should quick kick on first down every time it got the ball. We figured it out what was going on, the guy had given Indiana a 15% chance of a turnover, no matter what play they called in any situation against any defense. Jeff Sagarin (00:40:44): So the computer correctly surmised it were better to punt the ball. This is like playing Russian roulette with the ball. Let's just kick it away. So we ended up losing the game in real life 10-0. White told us then when we next saw him, we used to see him on Monday or Tuesday mornings, real early in the day, like seven o'clock, but that's when you could catch him. And he kind of looked at us and said, "You know what? We couldn't have done any worse said had we kicked [inaudible 00:41:14]." Rob Collie (00:41:13): That's nice. Jeff Sagarin (00:41:14): And then we did Mark Cuban. That was the last thing. We did that with Cuban from basically 2000-2011 with a couple of random projects in the summer for him, but really on a day to day basis during a season from 2000-2011. Rob Collie (00:41:30): And during that era is when I met Wayne at Microsoft. That was very much an active, ongoing project when Wayne was there in Redmond a couple of times that we crossed paths. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:41:43): And we worked for the Knicks one year, and they won 54 games. Jeff Sagarin (00:41:47): Here with Glen Grunwald. So they won more games than they'd ever won in a whole bunch of years. And like three weeks before the season starts or so in mid September, the next fire, Glen Grunwald. Let's put it this way, it didn't bother us that the Knicks never made the playoffs again until this past season. Rob Collie (00:42:10): That's great. You were doing, was it lineup optimization for those teams? Jeff Sagarin (00:42:15): Wayne knows more about this than I do. Because I would create the raw data, well, I call it output, but it needed refinement. That was Wayne's department. So you do all the talking now, Wayne. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:42:26): Yeah. Jeff wrote an amazing FORTRAN program. So basically, Jeff rated teams and we figured out we could rate players based on how the score of the game moved during the game. We could evaluate lineups and figure out head to head how certain players did against each other. Now, every team does this stuff and ESPN has Real Plus-Minus and Nate Silver has Raptor. But we started this. Jeff Sagarin (00:42:58): I mean, everybody years ago knew about Plus-Minus. Well, intuitively, let's say you're a gym rat, you first come to a gym, you don't know anyone there and you start getting in the crowd of guys that show up every afternoon to play pickup. You start sensing, you don't even have to know their names. Hey, when that guy is on the court, no matter who his teammates are, they seem to win. Jeff Sagarin (00:43:20): Or when this guy's on the court, they always seem to lose. Intuitively since it matters, who's on the court with you and who your opponents are. Like to make an example for Rob, let's say you happen to be in a pickup game. You've snuck into Pauley Pavilion during the summer and you end up with like four NBA current playing professionals on your team and let's say an aging Michael Jordan now shows up. He ends up with four guys who are graduate students in philosophy because they have to exercise. You're going to have a better plus-minus than Michael Jordan. But when you take into account who your teammates were and who's his were, if you knew enough about the players, he'd have a better rating than you, new Michael Jordan would. Jeff Sagarin (00:44:08): But you'd have a better raw plus-minus than he would. You have to know who the people on the court were. That was Wayne's insight. Tell them how it all started, how you met ran into Mark Cuban, Wayne, when you were in Dallas? Dr. Wayne Winston (00:44:20): Well, Mark was in my class in 1981, statistics class and I guess the year 1999, we went to a Pacers Maverick game in Dallas. Jeff Sagarin (00:44:31): March of 2000. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:44:33): March of 2000, because our son really liked the Pacers. Mark saw me in the stands. He said, "I remember you from class and I remember you for being on Jeopardy." He had just bought the team. And he said, "If you can do anything to help the Mavericks, let me know." And then I was swimming in the pool one day and I said, "If Jeff rates teams, we should rate players." And so we worked on this and Jeff wrote this amazing FORTRAN program, which I'm sure he could not rewrite today. Jeff Sagarin (00:45:04): Oh, God. Well, I was motivated then. Willingness to work hard for many hours at a time, for days at a time to get something to work when you could use the money that would result from it. I don't have that in me anymore. I'm amazed when I look at the source code. I say, "Man, I couldn't do that now." I like to think I could. Necessity is the mother of invention. Rob Collie (00:45:28): I've many, many, many times said and this is still true to this day, like a previous version of me that made something amazing like built a model or something like that, I look back and go, "Whoo, I was really smart back then." Well, at the same time I know I'm improving. I know that I'm more capable today than I was a year ago. Even just accrued wisdom makes a big difference. When you really get lasered in on something and are very, very focused on it, you're suddenly able to execute at just a higher level than what you're typically used to. Jeff Sagarin (00:46:01): As time went on, we realized what Cuban wanted and other teams like the next would want. Nobody really wanted to wade through the monster set of files that the FORTRAN would create. I call that the raw output that nobody wanted to read, but it was needed. Wayne wrote these amazing routines in Excel that became understandable and usable by the clients. Jeff Sagarin (00:46:26): The way Wayne wrote the Excel, they could basically say, "Tell us what happens when these three guys are in the lineup, but these two guys are not in the lineup." It was amazing the stuff that he wrote. Wayne doesn't give himself the credit that otherwise after a while, nobody would have wanted what we were doing because what I did was this sort of monstrous and to some extent boring. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:46:48): This is what Rob's company does basically. They try and distill data into understandable form that basically helps the company make decisions. Rob Collie (00:46:58): It is a heck of a discipline, right? Because if you have the technical and sort of mental skills to execute on something that's that complex, and it starts down in the weeds and just raw inputs, it's actually really, really, really easy to hand it off in a form that isn't yet quite actionable for the intended audience. It's really fascinating to you, the person that created it. Rob Collie (00:47:23): It's not digestible or actionable yet for the consumer crowd, whoever the target consumer is. I've been there. I've handed off a lot of things back in the day and said, "The professional equivalent of..." And it turned out to not be... It turned out to be, "Go back and actually make it useful, Rob." So I'm familiar with that. For sure. I think I've gotten better at that over the years. As a journey, you're never really complete with. Something I wanted to throw in here before I forget, which is, Jeff, you have an amazing command of certain dates. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:47:56): Oh, yeah. Jeff Sagarin (00:47:57): Give me some date that you know the answer about what day of the week it was, and I'll tell you, but I'll tell you how I did it. Rob Collie (00:48:04): Okay, how about June 6, 1974? Jeff Sagarin (00:48:08): That'd be a Thursday. Rob Collie (00:48:10): Holy cow. Okay. How do you do that? Jeff Sagarin (00:48:11): June 11th of 1974 would be a Tuesday, so five days earlier would be a Thursday. Rob Collie (00:48:19): How do you know June 11? Jeff Sagarin (00:48:19): I just do. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:48:23): It's his birthday. Rob Collie (00:48:24): No, it's not. He wasn't born in '74. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:48:27): No, but June 11th. Jeff Sagarin (00:48:29): I happen to know that June 11 was a Tuesday in 1974, that's all. Rob Collie (00:48:34): I'm still sitting here waiting what passes for an explanation. Is one coming? Jeff Sagarin (00:48:39): I'll tell you another way I could have done it, but I didn't. In 1963, John Kennedy gave his famous speech in Berlin, Ich bin ein Berliner, on Wednesday, June 26th. That means that three weeks earlier was June 5, the Wednesday. So Thursday would have been June 6th. You're going to say, "Well, why is that relevant?" Well, 1963 is congruent to 1974 days of the week was. Rob Collie (00:49:07): Okay. This is really, really impressive. Jeff, you seem so normal up until now. Thomas LaRock (00:49:16): You want throw him off? Just ask for any date before 1759? Jeff Sagarin (00:49:20): No, I can do that. It'll take me a little longer though. Thomas LaRock (00:49:22): Because once they switch from Gregorian- Jeff Sagarin (00:49:25): No, well, I'll give it a Gregorian style, all right. I'm assuming that it's a Gregorian date. The calendar totally, totally repeats every possible cycle every 400 years. For example, if you happen to say, "What was September 10, of 1621?" I would quickly say, "It's a Friday." Because 1621 is exactly the same as 2021 says. Rob Collie (00:49:52): Does this translate into other domains as well? Do you have sort of other things that you can sort of get this quick, intuitive mastery over or is it very, very specific to this date arithmetic? Jeff Sagarin (00:50:02): Probably specific. In other words, I think Wayne's a bit quicker than me. I'm certain does mental arithmetic stuff, but to put everybody in their place, I don't think you ever met him, Wayne. Remember the soccer player, John Swan? Dr. Wayne Winston (00:50:14): Yeah. Jeff Sagarin (00:50:15): He had a friend from high school, they went to Brownsburg High School. I forgot the kid's name. He was like a regular student at IU. He was not a well scholar, but he was a smart kid. I'd say he was slightly faster than me at most mental arithmetic things. So you should never get cocky and think that other people, "Oh, they don't have the pedigree." Some people are really good at stuff you don't expect them to be good at, really good. This kid was really good. Rob Collie (00:50:45): As humans, we need to hyper simplify things in order to have a mental model we can use to navigate a very, very complicated world. That's a bit of a strength. But it's also a weakness in many ways. We tend to try to reduce intelligence down to this single linear number line, when it's really like a vast multi dimensional coordinate space. There are so many dimensions of intelligence. Rob Collie (00:51:11): I grew up with the trope in my head that athletes weren't very bright. Until the first time that I had to try to run a pick and roll versus pick and pop. I discovered that my brain has a clock speed that's too slow to run the pick and roll versus pick and pop. It's not that I'm not smart enough to know if this, than that. I can't process it fast enough to react. You look at like an NFL receiver or an NFL linebacker or whatever, has to process on every single snap. Rob Collie (00:51:45): It's amazing how much information they have the processor. Set aside the physical skill that they have, which I also don't have and never did. On top of that, I don't have the brain at all to do these sorts of things. It's crazy. Jeff Sagarin (00:52:00): With the first few years, I was in Bloomington from, let's say, '77 to '81, I needed the money, so I tutored for the athletic department. They tutored math. And I remember once I was given an assignment, it was a defensive end, real nice kid. He was having trouble with the kind of math we would find really easy. But you could tell he had a mental block. These guys had had bad experiences and they just, "I can't do this. I can't do this." Jeff Sagarin (00:52:25): I asked this defensive end, "Tell me what happens when the ball snap, what do you have to do?" I said, "In real time, you're being physically pulverized, the other guy's putting a forearm or more right into your face. And your brain has to be checking about five different things going on in the backfield, other linemen." I said, "What you're doing with somebody else trying to hurt you physically is much more intellectually difficult, at least to my mind than this problem in the book in front of you and the book is not punching you in the face." Jeff Sagarin (00:52:57): He relaxed and he can do the problems in the room. I'd make sure. I picked not a problem that I had solved. I'd give him another one that I hadn't solved and he could do it. I realized, my God, what these guys they're doing takes actually very quick reacting brainpower and my own personal experience in elementary school, let's say in sixth grade after school, we'd be playing street football, just touch football. When I'd be quarterback, I'd start running towards the line of scrimmage. Jeff Sagarin (00:53:26): If the other team came after me, they'd leave a receiver wide open. I said, "This is easy." So I throw for touchdown. Well, in seventh grade, we go to junior high. We have squads in gym class, and on a particular day, I got to be quarterback. Now, instead of guys sort of leisurely counting one Mississippi, two Mississippi, they are pouring in. It's not that you're going to get hurt, but you're going to get tagged and the play would be over. It says touch football, and I'd be frantically looking for receivers to get open. Let's just say it was not a good experience. I realized there's a lot more to be in quarterback than playing in the street. It's so simple. Jeff Sagarin (00:54:08): They come after you and they leave the receivers wide open. That's what evidently sets apart. Let's say the Tom Brady's from the guys who don't even make it after one year in the NFL. If you gave them a contest throwing the ball, seeing who could throw it through a tire at 50 yards, maybe the young kid is better than Tom Brady but his brain can't process what's happening on the field fast enough. Thomas LaRock (00:54:32): As someone who likes to you know, test things thoroughly, that student of yours who was having trouble on the test, you said the book wasn't hitting him physically. Did you try possibly? Jeff Sagarin (00:54:45): I should have shoved it in his face. Thomas LaRock (00:54:49): Physically, just [crosstalk 00:54:50]. Rob Collie (00:54:50): Just throw things at him. Yeah. Thomas LaRock (00:54:52): Throw an eraser, a piece of chalk. Just something. Jeff Sagarin (00:54:56): I'll tell you now, I don't want to name him. He's a real nice guy. I'll tell you a funny anecdote about him. I had hurt my knuckle in a pickup basketball game. I had a cast on it and I was talking to my friend. And he had just missed making a pro football team the previous summer and he was on the last cut. He'd made it to the final four guys. Jeff Sagarin (00:55:18): He was trying to become a linebacker I think. They told him, "You're just not mean enough." That was in my mind. I thought, "Well, I don't know about that." He said, "Yeah, I had the same kind of fractured knuckle you got." I said, "How'd you get it?" "Pick up [inaudible 00:55:32]. Punching a guy in the face." But he wasn't mean enough for the NFL. And I heard a story from a friend of mine who I witnessed it, this guy was at one point working security at a local holiday inn that would have these dances. Jeff Sagarin (00:55:47): There was some guy who was like from the Hells Angels who was causing trouble. He's a big guy, 6'5, 300 whatever. And he actually got into an argument with my friend who was the security guy. Angel guy throws a punch at this guy who's not mean enough for the NFL. With one punch the Jeff Sagarin tutoree knocked the Hell's Angels guy flat unconscious. He was a comatose on the floor. But he wasn't mean enough for the NFL. Rob Collie (00:56:17): Tom if I told my plus minus story about my 1992 dream team on this show, I think maybe I have. I don't remember. Thomas LaRock (00:56:24): You might have but this seems like a perfect episode for that. Rob Collie (00:56:27): I think Jeff and Wayne, if I have told it before, it was probably with Wayne. Dr. Wayne Winston (00:56:31): I don't remember. Rob Collie (00:56:32): Perfect. It'll be new to everyone that matters. Tom remembers. So, in 1992, the Orlando Magic were a recent expansion team in the NBA. Sometime in that summer, the same summer where the 1992 Dream Team Olympic team went and dominated, there was a friend of our family who ran a like a luxury automotive accessories store downtown and he basically hit the jackpot. He'd been there forever. There was like right next to like the magic practice facility. Rob Collie (00:57:09): And so all the magic players started frequenting his shop. That was where they tricked out all their cars and added all the... So his business was just booming as a result of magic coming to town. I don't know this guy ever had ever been necessarily terribly athletic at any point in his life. He had this bright idea to assemble a YMCA team that would play in the local YMCA league in Orlando, the city league. Rob Collie (00:57:35): He had secured the commitment of multiple magic players to be on our team as well as like Jack Givens, who was the radio commentator for The Magic and had been a longtime NBA star with his loaded team. And then it was like, this guy, we'll call this guy Bill. It's not his real name. So it was Bill and the NBA players and me and my dad, a couple of younger guys that actually I didn't know, but were pretty good but they weren't even like college level players. Rob Collie (00:58:07): And so we signed up for the A league, the most competitive league that Orlando had to offer. And then none of the NBA players ever showed up. I said never, but they did show up one time. But we were getting blown out. Some of the people who were playing against us were clearly ex college players. We couldn't even get the ball across half court. Jeff Sagarin (00:58:33): Wayne, does this sound familiar to you? Dr. Wayne Winston (00:58:35): Yes, tell this story. Jeff Sagarin (00:58:38): Wayne, when he was a grad student at Yale, and I'm living in the White Irish neighborhood called Dorchester in Boston, I was young and spry. At that time, I would think I could play. Wayne as a grad student at Yale had entered a team with a really intimidating name of administration science in the New Haven City League, which was played I believe at Hill House high school at night. So Wayne said, "Hey Jeff, why don't you take a Greyhound bus down. We're going to play against this team called the New Haven All Stars. It ought to be interesting." Rob Collie (00:59:14): Wayne's voice in that story sound a little bit like the guy at USA Today for a moment. It was the same voice, the cigar chomping. Anyway, continue. Jeff Sagarin (00:59:25): They edged this out 75-31. I thought I was lined up against the guy... I thought it was Paul Silas who was may be sort of having a bus man's holiday playing for the New Haven all-stars. So a couple weeks later, Paul Silas was my favorite player on the Celtics. He could rebound, that's all I could do. I was pitiful at anything else. But I worked at that and I was pretty strong and I worked at jumping, etc. Jeff Sagarin (00:59:53): So a few weeks later, Wayne calls me up and says, "Hey Jeff, we're playing the New Haven All-Stars again. Why don't you come down again and we'll get revenge against them this time?" Let's just say it didn't work out that way. And I remember one time I had Paul Silas completely boxed out. It was perfect textbook and I could jump. If my hands were maybe at rim level and I could see a pair of pants a foot over mine from behind, he didn't tell me and he got the rebound and I'm at rim level. Jeff Sagarin (01:00:24): We were edged out by a score so monstrous, I won't repeat it here. I'm not a guard at all. But I ended up with the ball... They full court pressed the whole game. Rob Collie (01:00:34): Of course, once they figure out- Jeff Sagarin (01:00:36): That we can't play and I'm not even a guard. It was ludicrous. My four teammates left me in terror. They just said, "We're going down court." So I'm all alone, they have four guys on me and my computer like my thought, "Well, they've got four guys on me. That must mean my four teammates are being guarded by one guy down court. This should be easy." I look, I look. They didn't steal the ball out of my hands or nothing. I'm still holding on to it. They're pecking away but they didn't foul me. I give them credit for that. I was like, "Where the hell are my teammates?" Jeff Sagarin (01:01:08): They were in terror hiding in single file behind the one guy and I basically... I don't care if you bleeping or not, I said, "Fuck it." And I just threw the ball. Good two overhand pass, long pass. I had my four teammates down there and they had one guy and you can guess who got the ball. After the game I asked them, I said, "You guys seem fairly good. Are you anybody?" The guy said, "Yeah, we're the former Fairfield varsity we were in the NIT about two years ago." Jeff Sagarin (01:01:39): I looked it up once. Fairfield did make the NIT, I think in '72. And this took place in like February of '74. It taught me a lesson because I looked up what my computer rating for Fairfield would have been compared that to, let's say, UCLA and NC State and figured at a minimum, we'd be at least a 100-200 point underdog against them in a real game, but it would have been worse because we would never get the ball pass mid-court. Rob Collie (01:02:10): Yeah, I mean, those games that I'm talking about in that YMCA League, I mean, the scores were far worse. We were losing like 130-11. Jeff Sagarin (01:02:19): Hey, good that's worse than New Haven all-stars beat us but not quite that bad. Rob Collie (01:02:24): I remember one time actually managing to get the ball across half court and pulling up for a three-point shot off of the break. And then having the guy that had assembled the team, take me aside at the next time out and tell me that I needed to pass that. I'm just like, "No. You got us into this embarrassment. If I get to the point where like, there's actually a shot we can take like a shot, we could take a shot. I'm not going to dump it off to you." Thomas LaRock (01:02:57): Not just a shot, but the shot of gold. Rob Collie (01:03:00): The one time we did get those guys to show up, we were still kind of losing because those guys didn't want to get hurt. It didn't make any sense for them to be there. There was no upside for them to be in this game. I'm sure that they just sort of been guilted into showing up. But then this Christian Laettner lookalike on the other team. He was as big as Laettner. Rob Collie (01:03:25): This is the kind of teams we were playing against. There was a long rebound and that Laettner lookalike got that long rebound and basically launched from the free throw line and dunked over Terry Catledge, the power forward for the Magic at the time. And at that moment, Terry Catledge scored the next 45 points in the game himself. That was all it was. Rob Collie (01:03:50): He'd just be standing there waiting for me to inbound the ball to him, he would take it coast to coast and score. He'd backpedal on defense and he would somehow steal the ball and he'd go down and score again. He just sent a message. And if that guy hadn't dunked over Catledge, we would have never seen what Catledge was capable of. So remember, this is a team th

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The Dividend Cafe
SALT on The Big Apple

The Dividend Cafe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 20:21


As I have teed up all week, I am devoting today's Dividend Cafe to the takeaways from this week's SALT Conference here in New York City. The quick qualifier I will offer is that this is not going to be a boring recap of all the speakers, all the events, and all the things that you don't care about. I did not attend the Chainsmokers concert on Tuesday night, and I did not attend the luncheon address from Paris Hilton on Wednesday, either. In the ten years I have attended the event in Las Vegas I don't think I ever got a concert either, despite such names as Lenny Kravitz, Duran Duran, Train, One Republic, and The Killers performing. I did attend past luncheons with Dennis Miller, Magic Johnson, Coach K, and the now late Kobe Bryant. In fact, that lunch event with Kobe Bryant started a domino train that led to me doing a real estate transaction with Kobe – but I will save that story for another day. But as much as they have always done to make this a pretty fun event with a powerful complement of entertainment to the symposium of content, whether in Las Vegas or now this year in New York City, there is nothing that they can do to make me a fun person. I absolutely love the speakers, and for the last two events, I have been honored to be a speaker myself. But whether or not you care about this conference, I believe there are some takeaways from the event this year that are going to make this a meaty and substantive Dividend Cafe. So read on, and I promise I won't let you down. Links mentioned in this episode: DividendCafe.com TheBahnsenGroup.com

Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – September 16, 2021

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 195:56


30 for 30: '86 Mets, Paulina Porizkova's still crying, Nicki Minaj supporters, a Bonerline, Murdaugh Murder Mystery, missing Gabby Petito, Maz checks in, and Rolling Stone Mag's Top 500 fallout.Sporgy Weekend Alert: Michigan vs another MAC school. MSU plays a "real" team in Miami. The Detroit Lions have to wait until Monday to lose to the Green Bay Packers.Sponge (and Maz) will be "Rocking the Shores" this weekend. Butch Patrick must have a place on the east side.People are still fighting about the Rolling Stone's Top 500 Songs list.Madonna's daughter has huge armpit bush that she loves showing off.Chevy Chase is coming to town to watch Christmas Vacation and meet with fans.Gavin Newsom claims he won the California recall vote because of science.The border is going just great.I STAND WITH NICKI MINAJ was trending. The White House is in contact with her.The Justice for J6 rally is going down.Trudi still hates Jeopardy! Mike Richards. Shock tweeter Ken Jennings is back to host. Andy Dick called us back... at 1AM.Peter Wolf joined The Black Crowes on stage.Manscaped.com brings you a brand new Bonerline (use promo code DREW). Call or text 209-66-Bonerline!Drew recommends his episode of Kermit and Friends. He also fears going on WATP due to the amount of work required.MORE NORM: Bob Saget choked up discussing Norm. Conan loads up his YouTube with Norm material.Joe Biden is old.Drew Crime: The Murdaugh Family Murders make no sense. The father who was shot in the head has an amazing doctor. Police released body cam footage of Gabby Petito and her boyfriend before she went missing. You can watch the entire video here.Paulina Porizkova filmed herself crying again.Derek Chauvin is in trouble again for pulling a 'George Floyd' four years ago.It seems like no one can stop female genital mutilation in the Indian Muslim sect: Dawoodi Bohraseems.ESPN dropped a new 30 for 30 on the '86 Mets called Once Upon a Time in Queens.Steve Perry is releasing a Christmas album soon.Dr. Fauci and Magic Johnson are best friends... because of HIV.Tom Mazawey joins us from his bowling league. Tom hates masks.This obit is very mad at the anti-vaxxers. Don Lemon also hates the unvaccinated.Carolyn Clifford is a Hall of Famer.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

Officially Unofficial
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Prospect Nolan Long #113

Officially Unofficial

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 58:36


On this episode we have Dodgers prospect, Nolan Long. We discuss being a 2 sport athlete in University, the famous Mike Adams standing ovation on his pro day, phone calls with Magic Johnson on draft day, recovering from Tommy John and MUCH MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
09/15/2021 - Hour 1 - Urban Meyer May Have a Wondering Eye + Former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 46:28


Chris and Rob take Urban Meyer to task for his half-hearted denial that he had any interest in the suddenly vacant head coaching job at USC, and tell us why passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA's all-time scoring list still won't be enough for LeBron James to catch Michael Jordan in the GOAT debate. Plus, former NFL quarterback and AM570 LA Sports radio host Rodney Peete swings by to discuss what it's like to vacation with Magic Johnson, why he likes Eric Bieniemy as the next head coach at USC, why the Los Angeles Rams felt compelled to trade for Matthew Stafford this past offseason, and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Rap Sucks Radio
E111: Magic Johnson gotta chill fam

Rap Sucks Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 60:50


"Catch the Magic in your Johnson" -Grand Puba • Hopefully science can figure out how to turn white tears into drinking water (aka Watch a racist count to four). • My dwellin' is swellin'. • The debut of "Sakoda 1s."

#IAmMovement Podcast
Freakishly Effective Strategies for Network Marketing with Ray Higdon

#IAmMovement Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 34:44


Imagine facing foreclosure and $1 million in debt to achieving multimillion-dollar success in just a few short years. Ray Higdon managed to make it happen with a clear mission in mind: teaching people how to find their voice and understand their worth.A top keynote speaker, Ray has shared the stage with world-renowned thought leaders, including Tony Robbins, Rachel Hollis, Les Brown, Brendon Burchard, Robert Kiyosaki, Bob Proctor, Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone, Magic Johnson, and many more.As a philanthropist, Ray has helped raise over $600,000 for March of Dimes and Adaptive Ops, and he is currently working on a program to help kids in foster care.Ray Higdon is a best-selling author, coach, high-energy speaker, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Higdon Group, voted one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in America, and an award-winning leader in the sales training and coaching arena.In this episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life, Ray and I discuss how he dug his way out of $1 million of debt, what his most impactful life lessons are, and why he is so passionate about public speaking and helping others.

Place to Be Nation POP
It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episode 191, Minisode 12 & Episode 192 - 1981 Collegiate Cheerleading Championship/Jason Alexander McDLT Commercial/Domestic Life

Place to Be Nation POP

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 121:51


Today on It Was a Thing on TV we serve these topics like the McDLT. Keep the hot side hot and the cool side cool.   First, last year, we gave you the 3rd Annual Collegiate Cheerleading Championship with Magic Johnson, Jayne Kennedy, Catherine Bach, and Gallagher.  We're back with the championships from a year later with John Davidson, Marilyn Michaels, Mary Ann Mobley, Andy Gibb, and Victoria Principal.   Next, before Jason Alexander was George Constanza, he was in a popular commercial for the McDLT, a McDonald's sandwich from the 80s.  Greg and Chico talk about the ad, future offerings from McDonald's, a Filipino commercial for one of those sandwiches, and a very special ending with another McDLT commercial.   Finally, a short-run show from 1984, Domestic Life involved a number of big stars including Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, and Martin Mull.  Some members of the media knew it was good, but it was just too late.  And it had Bob Ridgely!   Follow us on our social media feeds over @ItWasAThingOnTV and send us an e-mail over at itwasathingontv@gmail.com

Laker Film Room - Dedicated to the Study of Lakers Basketball

Many cultures throughout history believed that a collection of gods represented certain principles and governed specific domains accordingly. The God of the Sea, the Goddess of Love, the God of the Sky, etc. Basketball is no different. While some basketball gods are more powerful than others, various players, coaches, and other figures throughout the league's history act as emissaries who illustrate a fundamental truth about the game. In the continuation of our series on The Basketball Gods, Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss the God of Vision: the transcendent Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and how he transformed the game for its next generation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop

On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome former LA Lakers intern turned agent, and current Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lon Rosen. Lon, Coop, and Ari discuss Lon's time working for the Lakers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's pranks, how Lon turned into an agent, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson's relationship, and more. 3:00 What was Lon Rosen's life like growing up and what was his time working for the Lakers like? 5:45 BetOnline Ad Read. 6:45 Transition from working for the Lakers to becoming an agent. 9:51 Coop's lightening round. 12:00 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's pranks. 15:30 Best Lakers team of all time? 16:45 Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. 20:00 The state of the NBA today. 20:40 Coop story. 21:45 Who is the G.O.A.T? 24:05 Will the LA Dodgers win the World Series this year?   Listen and Subscribe to the Showtime Lakers Podcast with Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and the CLNS Media Network mobile app.

Next Stop Crazytown
YNS Live with NFL Thread feat. Dominique Sensabaugh

Next Stop Crazytown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 45:37


Listen to a new episode of YNS Live with NFL Thread recorded live on Fireside with hosts Juliet Hahn and Cynthia Zordich featuring Dominique Sensabaugh.   “I never imagined the places that life would take me.” - Dominique Sensabaugh   As a young girl growing up in Columbia, South Carolina, Dominique has always known that she was created in this world to leave a remarkable footprint. As a proponent of living a life of genuine authenticity, she recognizes that transparency and individuality are gifts to be treasured, and remaining true to who she is and WHOSE she is, has always been her most significant priority.     It is Mrs. Sensabaugh's heart for service, both domestically and abroad that has garnered national recognition and she is both honored and humbled. Dominique and her husband, Coty were recipients of the 2017 Points of Light Tribute Awards - one of the most notable service and volunteer awards in the philanthropic community. She has been featured on ESPN Hannah Storm, Magic Johnson's 32 under 32 and has partnered with organizations such as Soles 4 Soles and Food for the Hungry to provide shoes and life resources in Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. The "Happy Birthday Dominique'' community service project is her way of showing gratitude for her life through service. Both platforms, Happy Birthday Dominique and Sensabaugh Mission Moon were created to selflessly serve and impact under-resourced communities.    When not in mission mode, you can often find her in front of the computer as Creator and Curator of Dominique Sensabaugh Lifestyle Brand looking to share a beautiful concept, an amazing new product, or writing a feature on the inspiring entrepreneur met on her travels. Dominique is an unconventional artist, a transparent writer, and a blogger who lives for all things sparkly - she loves to tell a good story or slay an amazing interview. Her heart's desire is to do God's work and inspire her peers to positively impact the world. She is a devoted philanthropist who is determined to serve those who need her because yes, service can be sexy! Dominique is wife to seven-year NFL cornerback, Coty Sensabaugh, and mommy to Marri and Journei.  Learn more about Dominique at DominiqueSensabaugh.com, and stay connected with her on Instagram and Facebook.     Find Us Online! Fireside: Juliet Hahn | Cynthia Zordich Instagram: Juliet Hahn | Cynthia Zordich | NFL Thread LinkedIn: Juliet Hahn | Cynthia Zordich FB: Juliet Hahn | NFL Thread Clubhouse: Juliet Hahn YouTube: Juliet Hahn Twitter: Juliet Hahn | Cynthia Zordich | NFL Thread

Please Elaborate Podcast
Episode 33: Optimistic

Please Elaborate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 39:45


Dre and Mike discuss Kanye West's new album "Donda"| Drake's CLB release| Dodgeers| Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodly and more...

Write it Down
Denise Villanueva

Write it Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 56:29


Denise Villanueva is a former L.A. Raiders cheerleader, also known as a Raiderette! Denise has so many fun stories of her time with the Raider's organization, and she also met some of her lifelong friends and future business partners during those formative years of her life! One of those people, Earvin Magic Johnson. In this episode, she recalls her first few interactions with Magic Johnson that began their venture into business together. Denise was the President and Executive Director of the successfully created Magic Johnson Enterprises. About ten years down the road, Denise had an open door to work as the Director of Marketing for Disney Regional Entertainment. She worked with some of the most talented people in the world, and later went on to start her own business. Denise assists Fortune 500 companies and high-profile brands in multiple facets to guarantee their continual success. Denise worked closely with the company affairs group at L Brands (Bath & Body, Victoria's Secret etc.) and specializes in delivering key initiatives: press conferences, investor events, high-profile grand openings, speaking engagements and renowned fashion shows! Denise was so fun to talk to, and I am glad to have met her through our dear friend Marcus Allen! So sit back, relax, and get your pens ready!!

Broker-to-Broker
Leadership, Veterans, and Hispanic & Latino Homeowners: AIME Fuse 2021 Preview (With Christine Beckwith, Chris Griffith, and Andres Munar)- Episode 83

Broker-to-Broker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 36:55


Tune into this special AIME Fuse edition of Broker To Broker with three guests as they preview their sessions for AIME Fuse 2021.  Christine Beckwith, President, and COO of 20/20 Vision for Success, is here to highlight her session “Don't Be a Boss, Be a Leader.” This session will help catapult your personal and professional development with tips from Christine, an expert leadership coach. She will outline how to incorporate leadership strategies into all roles across the mortgage industry to help you achieve your full potential. Chris Griffith, Owner of Debt Does Deals, is here to highlight his session “Make it Your Mission to Better Serve Veterans.” This session will include Vetted VA leaders ready to reveal the classified knowledge brokers need to support their veteran neighbors.  Andres Munar, Co-Founder of Keystone Alliance Mortgage, is here to highlight his session “How To Meet the Needs of Hispanic Homeowners.” Hispanic and Latino communities are rapidly growing, with homeownership rates continuing to skyrocket for the sixth consecutive year. This session will help brokers connect with Hispanic and Latino communities by encouraging conversations to identify what's needed in the industry in order to better support Hispanic borrowers. AIME Fuse 2021 is less than a month away. Over 3,000 wholesale mortgage brokers will gather at The Bellagio in Las Vegas in less than three weeks.  This year's event features over 15 hours of exclusive content tailored to brokers, more than 25 top-tier speakers and industry experts, and 45+ industry-leading AIME partners. AIME Fuse 2021 will also include keynotes from Magic Johnson, Simon Sinek, Molly Bloom, and Barry Habib.  If you still don't have your AIME Fuse 2021 ticket, get your ticket! AIME also has room blocks at Planet Hollywood and the Vdara Spa & Resort that expire this week. Make sure to book your room before AIME's exclusive rates expire!  Notes:1:12 Leadership Skill-building11:42 VA Home Loans Do's & Dont's26:04 Helping Hispanic Homeowners This episode is sponsored by Homepoint Financial.

Chroniques de Motor City - l'Histoire des Detroit Pistons
St-Cecilia, la Mecque du basket à Detroit | Episode 50

Chroniques de Motor City - l'Histoire des Detroit Pistons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 25:49


Le centre névralgique du basket à Detroit, ce n'est pas la salle de basket des Detroit Pistons mais un vieux gymnase situé dans l'Ouest de Detroit nommé St-Cécilia. Surnommé The Saint par les locaux, ce gymnase est l'endroit où bat le cœur du basket de la Motor City, l'équivalent du Ruckers Park en beaucoup moins connu. A St-Cecilia, les meilleurs joueurs de la ville, puis ensuite de tout l'état du Michigan et même au delà s'affrontent tous les étés depuis plus de 30 ans pour savoir qui est le meilleur. L'aventure de St-Cecilia a commencé dans les années 70 avec la superstar des Pistons Dave Bing. Depuis tous le gratin du basket s'y est rendu et les gens de Detroit ont pu assister chaque été à des affrontements entre des joueurs des Pistons comme Bob Lanier, Dave Debusschere, Jimmy Walker ou Isiah Thomas et des locaux qui sont né ou qui ont joué en universitaire à Detroit comme George Gearvin, Magic Johnson, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Kevin Willis, Derrick Coleman. L'histoire de The Saint est aussi liée aux émeutes de 1967 puisque le gymnase a servi à souder la communauté, Saint Cecilia devenant un lieu très important du quartier. En plus d'accueillir tout un tas de futurs Hall-of-Famers, le gymnase organisait plusieurs tournois pendant l'été, comme on les connait sur le circuit AAU aujourd'hui. Mais avec la particularité de jouer au basket en intérieur alors qu'il faisait parfois plus de 40° dans la salle ! Malgré le déclin de la ville, un homme a tenu St-Cecilia pendant 30 ans : Samuel Washington, directeur de l'école paroissiale et grand fan de basket. L'homme a rendu l'endroit sûr et jamais il n'y a eu de vol ou de bagarre à St Cecilia. Vous verrez aussi que sa mort en 1988 des suite d' un accident vasculaire cérébral à seulement 54 ans a entraîné la lente fin de cette Mecque du basket. Pour aller plus loin : Isiah. Magic. Gervin. How a Detroit church gym became the birthplace of legends The Once and Future Saint How one Detroit basketball court became a sanctuary for many Ceciliaville "Les Chroniques de Motor City", c'est votre podcast dédié à l'Histoire et à la Culture des Detroit Pistons. Ensemble, nous voyageons dans le temps pour découvrir ou re-découvrir les moments qui ont compté dans la vie de la Franchise. Podcast humblement piloté par @Motor_City_Pod

Rarified Heir Podcast
Rarified Heir Podcast: Episode #40: Jazmin Erving

Rarified Heir Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 87:44


Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast we have a first and it's a good one – a celebrity who is also an athlete. We talk to Jazmin Erving, daughter of one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, Julius Erving, or Dr. J. Named to ESPN's list of Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century, Dr. J captured the zeitgeist of the 1970s with his graceful moves in the ABA and his spectacular dunking ability that thrilled hoop fans coast to coast. Before Bird and Magic, it was Dr. J who kids wanted to emulate in the 1970s. There were very few people who transcended their chosen field in the same way Dr. J did. He occupied the rarified heir of other 70s legends, Evil Knievel, Mohammad Ali & Bruce Lee. We talk to Jazmin about growing up in Philadelphia in the 1980s where she was around for Dr. J's retirement season, who her favorite Philadelphia 76ers player was, the film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh starring her dad, some classic Philly restaurants, how her father is featured in the Natural Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and her own career as an entrepreneur, event planner and philanthropist. Josh tried his best not to nerd out too much in talking 70s basketball but it was Jazmin's amazing story about founding her business, Because I Rock during Covid that really made an impression. Getting a peek into the pro sports world was a real thrill but it was Jazmin who really lit it up with her humor, charm and personality. Take a listen.   

Roach Motel with Josh Potter
48- For the Fantasy

Roach Motel with Josh Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 64:13


Nothing pairs quite like legends and fantasies, and this week we're bringing both! Baseball player Ray Caldwell was struck by lightning, AND had a contract to drink on the job? We always knew Magic Johnson was special, but now he's even got Daddy Roach wondering how far he'd go to fill his wild desires. South Korea sees a rise in a new sort of terrorism, and one lady's bedroom accident leaves her paralyzed!   Josh Potter's New Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpREVmHBIx4QIQLA5ZUx0wA Josh Potter's New Email: joshpottershow@gmail.com  Josh Potter Links  https://twitch.tv/josh_potter  https://twitter.com/j_potter https://instagram.com/josh_potter SPONSORS: DoorDash - Get 25% off and ZERO delivery fees on your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter the code JOSH   Manscape - Get 20% off and free shipping at https://Manscaped.com/POTTER  

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

We've got Lisa Leslie, Miss Smoooooth herself, on this week's show to chop it up with the guys L.A. style! A hoops journey that starts with her scoring 101 points in a high school basketball game — in 16 minutes of a high school game — and ends with her name in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. She's a fierce competitor at everything she does — from basketball to backgammon — a two-time WNBA champion and legend in her own right ...  this week it's the Lisa Leslie story on Knuckleheads. Tune in.  Playing with Magic Johnson in L.A., scoring 101 points, choosing USC [6:30] Playing overseas, 1996 Olympic Team, first ever WNBA game [21:25] Tina Thompson, L.A. Sparks, back-to-back WNBA champions [36:00] Candace Parker, coming back after having a baby, Hall of Fame [57:00] Acting career, first dunk in the WNBA, friendship with Kobe [1:17:10] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Retro Pop
Episode 51 - Bird vs Magic

Retro Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021


Welcome to Retro Pop! On this podcast, hosts Matt and Johnny take you down memory lane discussing all things pop culture! They guarantee at some point they will cover a topic you're interested in or their names aren't Matt and Johnny. Which they are... this was already stated in the previous sentence. Thanks for letting these guys into your ears!! Wait… That didn't sound great. Thanks for listening! The last episode for athlete's month is a spotlight on one of the greatest rivalries in sports history! Larry Bird and Magic Johnson! Hear about their lives and accomplishments from Johnny and Matt in this week's episode! Find us on the web and social media: BICBP-RADIO.com InstagramJohnny Townsend    johnnyism28Matt Johnson maverickmattmultimedia

Mason & Ireland
HR 2: Are Sports Mascots getting too offensive?

Mason & Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 44:41


Are Sports Mascots getting too offensive? are we really going to start cancelling sports mascots? Also, If you can change a rule in baseball, which one would you change? Plus, ESPN is making a lot of changes to their NBA Programming. Would an NBA Pregame Show work with Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon and Magic Johnson work? And Producer Lindsey has her topics ready for RADIO TINDER!

The Rise Guys
THE RISE GUYS: HOUR ONE: 08/26/21

The Rise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 34:11


Mattman went hiking yesterday and busted a couple of pot smokers on the trail, their ages might surprise you Headlines with Monica Lewinsky adding a very important scene into the new show about her scandal from the 90's Sports with Magic Johnson saying he banged the hell out of six chicks at once way back in the day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Tuddle Daily Podcast
Episode 469: Tuddle Daily Podcast 462 “My Interview With A Citizen From Pakistan”

The Tuddle Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 67:40


Charlie Alaimo joins me right of the box to start today's show. Myself and Charlie want to start the ice bucket challenge that was for ALS but with the Milk Crate Challenge but our charity is for ourselves. Is it cool to have a disease named after you like Lou Gehrig? Why wasn't AIDS names after Magic Johnson?Worst actor to play an athlete in a movie? Mine is John Goodman in the movie The Babe because his swing was horrendous Charlie makes fun of my Sean Connery impersonation. The Fez Whatley tribute from the Bennington Show where they played audio from my show and loved that Ronnie B busted my balls.We talk about two syndicated shows Delilah at nights and Bob and SheriWhy do male talk shows try to shoehorn females onto their shows?We talk about how everyone in their lives have taken or been in a picture that made you look horrible. Then I was grateful to interview Muhammad Waqar who lives in Pakistan https://www.facebook.com/naqshbandi11/https://www.linkedin.com/in/waqarnaqshbandi-b47bbb132/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1uS9B-eQ8vBCsY-E16IBggWe talk about how horrible the internet connection is in Pakistan We talk about arranged marriages and how he met his wifeHis new bride happens to be the sister of his best friend and how it's considered an honorMuhammad explains how you feel pride to give priority to your friends We talk about how Pakistan and India use to be apart of the same country We talk about the debacle in Afghanistan and how America handled their removalWe talk about the proxy war and how America armed Afghanistan during the Cold War I find out Muhammad Waqar is a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe The big rivalry in cricket between Pakistan and IndiaAll voicemails are welcomed even the ones that say I suck because they'll go right to the front of the line 407-270-3044 and I promise all calls are anonymousDonate to help upgrade equipment for my podcast PayPal.me/tuddleOnTheRadioEMAILtuddle@Gmail.comWEBSITEStuddle.netYOUTUBEYouTube.com/tuddlePODCAST PLATFORMSPodomatictuddle.Podomatic.comTuneIn Radiohttp://tun.in/pjOR7iTunes Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tuddle-podcast/id1501964749iHeartRadiohttps://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-tuddle-podcast-59498985?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false&autoplay=trueSpotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/1ZHRedrnxvAX4CnAFybSJe?si=D1Juw7NuSIqIXVWbMsj99Q315 Livehttps://315live.com/category/tuddle/SOCIAL MEDIATwitter.com/tuddleYouTube.com/tuddleFacebook.com/tuddleInstagram.com/tuddleLinkedIn.com/in/tuddleTikTok.com/@tuddleOnTheRadiohttps://www.reddit.com/r/Tuddle/rigthitt batch 

Not In My House
Jerod Ward: Eat Adversity (Former Michigan, NBA & Overseas Player)

Not In My House

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 52:47


Anytime we ask former guests about the best high school basketball players they played against in the early 90's, there is always one name that is mentioned immediately. Jerod Ward is that name and we are beyond blessed to have him on the podcast today. The message is clear in this one. Never Be Average and “Eat Adversity.”Ward was the number one recruit in the nation and went on to win the Naismith Player of the Year in 1994. He was a McDonald's All-American, First Team Parade, Slam Magazine, USA Today, and Basketball Times All-American. He went on to Michigan where he was a member of Fab Five II and battled a series of obstacles including continuous injuries, the pressure of living up to expectations, and depression. After career-threatening injuries he still managed to carve out an incredible pro career overseas that included stints with multiple NBA teams. The journey will WOW you with all of the adversity he had to overcome and we know this conversation will inspire our listeners. Our time with Ward was incredible. His words absolutely hit home and this was truly one of the most inspiring conversations we have had on this show. We can see why our former guests speak so highly of him and why so many people across the world love learning from his motivational speaking. You don't want to miss this one!Be sure to check out and support JerodWard.com for more information on upcoming events, products or connecting with a motivational speaker or life coachYou can find this episode on Apple, Spotify or any source for podcasts.Follow us on social media!Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/notin.myhouse.79Instagram- @Not_in_my_house_podcastTwitter - @NOTINMYHOUSEpc

Liquor License
LL 318 "Cornball Joose"

Liquor License

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 73:15


Lengthy discussion of the Woodstock 99 doc on HBO. It's deeper than just a terrible lineup and people frolicking in shit. Hat Club is fucking up big time. Interlude: hat discussion and banter. A set playlist is hacky. Giannis owning part of the Brewers and fucking shout out Magic Johnson.

Ramble by the River
Call the S.W.A.T. Team, We've Got A Wild One with Devannon Hubert

Ramble by the River

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 121:52


Devannon Hubert is the host of Sex, Drugs, and Jesus, a podcast that highlights taboo concepts and the people that enjoy them. He joined me on Ramble by the River to discuss his life as a gay man, his experience of being excommunicated from his church, his time in the military, his rise to prominence in the black-market drug trade; his HIV diagnosis; and his eventual arrest by SWAT team. We covered a lot of ground over two hours and kept coming back to ideas about how to practice acceptance and tolerance in a world that sometimes feels so hostile and unforgiving that selfless love feels impossible. We covered hypnosis, drug abuse, religion, romance, social manipulation, oppression, hate, love, and podcasting. Devannon brings his irreverent and hilarious sense of humor to these heavy topics and the result is something magical. I really like this episode. I think it shows how two people can appear to be quite different on the surface, but deep down we all share so much in common. I had a great time making this thing and I hope you enjoy listening to it. If you want to support the show... Go to the all new Ramble by the River Patreon. Thank you so much for being part of the Ram-fam, Jeff Topics/Keywords: podcasting; starting a podcast; Podmatch.com; Alex Sanfilipo; matchmaker.fm; Descript.com; audio editing, audio production; podcast community building; church; LBGTQ; children's church; community service; volunteering to serve; gay-affirming church; The Golden Compass; Nicole Kidman; The Matrix; mass-deception; hypnotherapy; stage hypnosis; highly-suggest-able state; critical thought; executive control; willful suspension of disbelief; personality types; LSD-assisted hypnotherapy; psilocybin; Triumph of the Will; Adolf Hitler; Hitler Youth; propaganda; evangelical church; evangelists; Don't Ask Don't Tell; gay in the military; The Village People; homosexuality conversion; conversion therapy; gold-star gay; dreams; dreaming; dream-interpretation; Sigmund Freud; dream symbols; prophetic dreams; supernatural abilities; premonitions, deja vu; collective unconscious; Carl G. Jung; Buddhists; religious diversity; philosophical autonomy; drunkenness; sobriety; abstinence; wine; alcohol; addiction; Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-step programs; environmental correlates of addiction; Dr. Carl Hart; Columbia University; Drug Use For Grown-ups; relapse; harm-reduction strategy; Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous; heroin injection sites; needle exchange; morality; psychoactive substances; methamphetamine; cocaine; sugar; Christianity; Jesus Christ; free will; women's right to choose; abortion; The Bible; Love; apostle Paul; House of Cards; Book of Acts; Joel Olstein, Joyce Meyers; John the Baptist, social isolation; idolatry; wealth; Sex, Drugs, and Jesus: A memoir of Self-destruction and Resurrection; HIV; AIDS; Hepatitis B; drug dealers; selling meth; trauma; PTSD; SWAT; Houston, TX; trap house; bug chasers; HIV treatments; Truvada; Magic Johnson; Mary J. Blige; Chik-fil-A; Donald J. Trump. Guest Links: Devannon Hubert -Podcast: Sex, Drugs, and Jesus -Book (Coming soon): Sex, Drugs, and Jesus: A Memoir of Self-Destruction and Resuection Connect: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SexDrugsAndJesus/ (https://www.facebook.com/SexDrugsAndJesus/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/TabooTopix (https://twitter.com/TabooTopix) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devannon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/devannon) Websites: www.sexdrugsandjesus.com Ramble by the River Links: Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main page): RamblebytheRiver.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube:...

The Shooting Bricks Podcast
Shoot your Shot Episode 3 | NBA Trivia

The Shooting Bricks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 29:48


In this episode, Jarrod, Daniel, and Gerrel take a break from the usual stuff by playing the third edition of Shoot your Shot! This time, Daniel will briefly take the role of moderator, as he challenges Jarrod and Gerrel's knowledge of 1980s basketball! Stay tuned to see who comes out on top! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

In Good Hands
EP100: The fundraising platform that's raised over $150M for charity - Omaze

In Good Hands

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 42:28


Omaze Founder Matt Pohlson joins Peter on this week's episode to discuss:- Magic Johnson and the company's eureka moment- How Omaze raises ~10x more than traditional fundraisers- The risk analyses they do before paying upfront for the prizes- His near-death experience - Raising over $150M for charityCheck out Omaze here.

The Jason Smith Show
08/13/2021 - Hour 4 - The Magic Johnson Twitter Game!

The Jason Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 46:43


Welcome into hour 4 of the Jason Smith show with Mike Harmon! Join the guys as they break down the upcoming preseason NFL games this weekend and things we expect to see! Since Magic Johnson is about to celebrate a birthday, its the perfect time to play our favorite Magic Johnson Twitter game! Plus, Todd Fuhrman joins the guys to give us the latest odds live from Vegas! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast
High Scores & Results

BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 49:01


Episode #212 of BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast. On today's show, where has the time gone? It's been a while. Bryan is back with a nice collection of High Score themes and Results music for your listening pleasure. Email the show at bgmania@leveldowngames.com with requests for upcoming episodes, questions, feedback, comments, concerns, whatever you want really! Please consider supporting the show by using our Amazon Affiliate link when shopping online! EPISODE PLAYLIST AND CREDITS Result Screen from Pilotwings Resort [Asuka Ito, 2011] High Score Screen from Marble Madness [Brad Fuller, 1984] High Score Music from Deluxe Pac-Man 1 & 2 [Unknown, Unknown] High Score Theme from Silver Surfer [Tim & Geoff Follin, 1990] Hi-Score from Pokemon Pinball [Go Ichinose, 1999] High Score from Outlander [Mark Knight, 1992] New High Score from Dreams [Ed Hargrave, 2020] High Score Theme from Tuff E Nuff [Yasuhiko Takashiba & Suguru Ishida, 1993] Last Wave from OutRun [Hiroshi Kawaguchi, 1986] High Score from Magic Johnson's Fast Break [Tim Follin, 1988] Winning Results from Mario Kart 64 [Kenta Nagata, 1996] Rank In from Super Bowling [Unknown, 1992] Results from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [Masato Nakamura, 1992] High Score from Dig Dug [Yuriko Keino, 1982] CONTACT US Website: https://leveldowngames.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/cC73Heu Twitch: https://twitch.tv/leveldowngames Twitter: https://twitter.com/OriginalLDG Instagram: https://instagram.com/bryan.ldg/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/leveldowngaming --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bgmania/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bgmania/support

Bleav in Warriors 24 with Rick Barry & Cyrus Saatsaz
The Rick Barry Show - Jamaal Wilkes and Jeff Mullins

Bleav in Warriors 24 with Rick Barry & Cyrus Saatsaz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 72:52


NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed two of Rick's teammates from the Golden State Warriors 1975 World Championship team, Jamaal Wilkes and Jeff Mullins! Mullins came on first and Wilkes surprised him halfway in the show before taking over the guest slot and together they talked about the championship team, with Wilkes sharing stories from his Hall of Fame Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers career where he won a combined four NBA championships. Wilkes also talked about his days playing for UCLA, where he won two national championships playing for John Wooden and was offered under the table deals from other colleges and universities while Mullins talked about his number being retired playing for Duke University. At the end of the show Rick and Cyrus discussed the Warriors' decision to not use the MLE, with Rick becoming very optimistic that Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody are going to contribute immediately, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Glossy Beauty Podcast
Uncle Bud's CEO Bruno Schiavi: "We have everything for everybody"

The Glossy Beauty Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 24:27


While many industries took hits during the pandemic, Covid-19 set the stage for brands within the wellness industry, like Uncle Bud's CBD, to grow. Customers “were coming to us not necessarily because of hemp and CBD, but because they wanted hand sanitizer. “From just buying hand sanitizer now we've gained a longtime customer,” said Bruno Schiavi, Uncle Bud's CEO, on the Glossy Beauty Podcast this week. Schiavi co-founded Uncle Bud's in 2018 with Garrett Greller, a sufferer of arthritis since he was 14. “I wanted [Greller] to be the pillar of the brand,” said Schiavi, who added that his co-founder is “at the forefront of every campaign” along with mega ambassadors including basketball player Magic Johnson and actress Jane Fonda. “We wanted Uncle Bud's to be a brand for the people,” from 15 to 99 years old, said Schiavi. “We have everything for everybody, again, from pain relief to sun care to anti-aging, to pet products, [to] personal wellness,” ranging from $2.50 to $46.99 retail, he added.  Before launching the brand's DTC site in January 2020, Schiavi ensured that Uncle Bud's CBD was “linked to big national retailers” like Walmart and The Vitamin Shoppe. This was largely for awareness, but also to combat the still challenging digital landscape that exists for hemp and CBD brands. As for the future, Schiavi hopes to expand Uncle Bud's reach even further as he looks to increase penetration in China and launch in Australia. “We have a strong plan for the next two to three years in terms of making sure that we grow our DTC business, making sure that we grow with the customers, and also expand with new customers," ” said Schiavi.

2 Bears 1 Cave with Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer
Ep. 93 | 2 Bears 1 Cave w/ Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer

2 Bears 1 Cave with Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 101:13


SPONSORS: - Get Bud Light Seltzers delivered right to your door by going to https://budlight.com/delivery. - Go to https://saatva.com/theshit for $200 off your order. - Sign up for your trial at https://Noom.com/BEARS. - Get three extra months free at https://EXPRESSVPN.com/CAVE. - Go to https://WHOOP.com and use code “Bears” at checkout to save yourself 15% off today. - Subscribe today and you'll save 35% by going to https://beamtlc.com/BEARS. - Go to https://TommyJohn.com/BEARS for 20% off. - Go to https://BlackRifleCoffee.com/BEARS today to get the new Cold Brew Packs. Today on 2 Bears 1 Cave, Bert tells Tom about getting weird haircuts in Serbia and ordering 100 cheeseburgers from McDonald's. Next, Tom talks about doing shows in Las Vegas again, meeting Justin Bieber and taking pictures with TikTok superstar Addison Rae. Afterwards, they discuss how terrible Bert is at keeping secrets, his special relationship with Will Smith and Britney Spears' conservatorship. Last, Tom and Bert talk about celebrities who have gone broke, Johnny Depp's spending habits and Magic Johnson's vacation pictures.

Mortgage Marketing Expert
118 AMPLIFII Your Influence with Rene' Rodriguez

Mortgage Marketing Expert

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 39:07


This is a special episode because it is the very first MME podcast episode recorded LIVE on social media! The guest is one of my best friends Rene' Rodriguez and I recorded it live in honor of his upcoming event AMPLIFII Live on August 19th in Las Vegas.  In addition to being a close friend, he's also one of my mentors, and has been one of the most impactful people in my life. Rene and I talk about influence; what it is, how to use it to amplify your business, and also ways to find your "why" so that you can better connect with people. René Rodriguez is entertaining, but he is NOT an entertainer. His clients describe him as “powerful”, “thought provoking”, and “authentic” & his engaging speaking style, backed by his scientific approach, makes him a top-rated speaker at every event. For the last 20 years, René has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. He believes that we are only scratching the surface of what is possible and that every profession can benefit from fully engaging human mind/brain. He has trained over 100,000 people, he's 2x TEDx speaker, he's one of the most sought-after leadership & influence training specialists for Fortune 500 companies, he's shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robbins, George W. Bush, Magic Johnson, Ken Blanchard and many more. Check out Rene's content on his website www.SeeReneSpeak.com and register for one of his events atwww.AmplifiiMyLife.com If you are enjoying the podcast, please take a second and LEAVE US A REVIEW! MME is a founding member of the Industry Syndicate Podcast Network - check out the entire line-up on our website!

On Purpose with Jay Shetty
Darren Prince ON: Imposter Syndrome, Substance Abuse & the Road to Recovery

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 62:36


Darren Prince sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about his freeing journey from addiction. They discuss how the substance abuse started, the effects it had on him and his family, the many hurdles along the way as he tried to break free from it, and the stories of the lives he touched and helped save.  Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase, and the late Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali to name a few. Through his new cause, he has become a sought after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health. What We Discuss with Darren: 00:00 Intro 03:46 Growing up with a crippling anxiety  06:16 The Impostor syndrome grew deeper over the years 09:14 Realizing the addiction was getting bad 13:04 At 14, came the first taste of addiction 17:01 Youth should have access to a trusted teacher or a guidance counselor 21:52 When you are just a shell of yourself 28:08 How addiction affects the people around you 31:35 Helping others recover when you're still battling addiction  32:35 Recovery isn't based on promotion, it's based on attraction 37:58 Addiction and substance abuse is not getting the coverage that it should 40:38 Your God-Managed Coincidences (GMC) 42:34 It can be therapeutic to look back into your past self 46:34 The story of a father who can see his kids again 49:34 Making a connection is all about the energy you put into it 53:43 A story of several 99 days relapse 58:38 Darren on Final Five 01:00:43 People can send help to Aiming High Foundation Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even one sentence helps! Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag us so we can thank you personally! Episode Resources: Darren Prince | Website Darren Prince | Instagram Darren Prince | LinkedIn Darren Prince | Facebook Prince Marketing Group Aiming High by Darren Prince Achieve success in every area of your life with Jay Shetty's Genius Community. Join over 10,000 members taking their holistic well-being to the next level today, at https://shetty.cc/OnPurposeGenius See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Steam Room
Keep Your Towel On: Best of Guests (Season 2)

The Steam Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 56:23


In this bonus episode of The Steam Room, Ernie and Charles take us back through some of their favorite “special, special guest” conversations from Season 2. Featuring equal parts hilarity and impact from their discussions with Jimmy Kimmel, Spike Lee, Magic Johnson, Coach K, Anderson Cooper, Bill Walton, Maria Taylor, Kyle Korver, Tony Dungy, Rick Mahorn, Masai Ujiri & Scott Drew. Keep your towels on, loyal steamers… It's a good one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
07/21/2021 - Hour 1 - Giannis' Magic Johnson Moment + Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 46:00


Media personality Veejay Huskey is in for Rob, and he and Chris discuss where Giannis Antetokounmpo's virtuoso Game 6 performance ranks amongst the greatest closeout games in NBA Finals history, and debate whether or not Khris Middleton actually elevated his status around the League in this series. Plus, 5x NBA All-Star and Milwaukee Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson swings by to share his thoughts on Giannis and the Bucks' championship window. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Full Show (Bucks win the NBA Title, CP3's legacy, Giannis' MVP performance, Grading Devin Booker)

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 118:34


00:00 Skip & Shannon break down the Bucks winning their first NBA Title in 50 years after Giannis dropped 50 points in Game 6.  23:02 Should Chris Paul's reputation change after losing this series? 35:38 Is Magic Johnson right that LeBron is on the verge of being replaced by Giannis & KD as the face of the NBA? 51:28 Did Giannis have the greatest performance ever in the NBA Finals? 1:04:40 How impressive was it that Milwaukee won it all without a second superstar? 1:15:48 How impressive was Devin Booker in his NBA Finals debut? 1:24:25 Chris Broussard joins to break down the Bucks' Game 6 win to close out the series. 1:40:40 Stephen Jackson joins to discuss whether LeBron is on the verge of being replaced as the face of the league. 1:49:36 More likely to win it all in 2022: KD, LeBron or Giannis? 1:53:10 Did you like LeBron shouting out Giannis on Twitter last night? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Lakers - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Lakers
What Milwaukee's Title Says About the Lakers This and Next Season. Plus, Scouting Jared Butler!

Locked On Lakers - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Lakers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 41:09


The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champions, capping off a crazy season that was, frankly, often difficult to watch. But beyond being a great story and reward for some outstanding people, like Giannis, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, the Bucks showed a few things that are instructive for the Lakers. First, it's a reminder of how thin the margins are, and how easily things could go the other way. If Brooklyn's Big Three is healthy, do the Bucks make it to the Finals? Maybe not. If Anthony Davis doesn't get hurt, do the Lakers get there, despite all the other things that ate into the margin for error built up from winning in 2020? Yeah, they probably do. Next season is going to be as open as any in recent NBA history. The Lakers have two superstars. Is the lesson of Milwaukee the need to take big swings, like the Bucks did with the Jrue Holiday trade? (And the Lakers did with Davis?) What's the equivalent of that for LA this offseason? Magic Johnson has some suggestions on how the Lakers can improve. The Kamenetzky Brothers discuss, and acknowledge executing on Magic's plan requires a little chicanery. Finally, NBA Draft prep continues at Locked On Lakers. Kendall Kaut, who literally wrote the book on Baylor's 2021 NCAA title, joins to break down smooth-shooting guard Jared Butler. Is he the best fit for LA at 22? SUBSCRIBE TO LOCKED ON LAKERS ON YOUTUBE... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyBhh19es9nSvPn0ixAmYEA HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky SEGMENT 1: The Bucks are NBA champs. How did they get there, and what does it say about this year's Lakers? SEGMENT 2: Magic has a plan that, no surprise, doesn't necessarily fit neatly into the NBA's salary cap rules. But no worries, the Kamenetzkys explain how it can happen. Plus, should the Lakers make a big swing this summer, even if it comes with some risk? SEGMENT 3: Kendall Kaut joins, with an excellent scouting report on Butler's Jared Baylor. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Colin Cowherd Podcast
90. Colin's Travel Nightmare, Eddie Johnson on CP3's Suns Future, Finals Gm 4 Preview and Magic's Best 3 Minutes Ever

The Colin Cowherd Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 47:37


On this episode of the Colin Cowherd Podcast, first, Colin tells the story of his nightmare travel experience from over the weekend and how things went from bad to worse (1:00). Then, former Suns forward and current play-by-play announcer Eddie Johnson tells his own nightmare travel stories from his 17-year NBA career that are somehow worse (12:00)! Next, Eddie and Colin discuss how the Suns remind them of old school 80's teams (16:00), why Chris Paul had trouble with previous teams and teammates (20:00), why CP3's contract situation reminds them of Kawhi's (23:00), when Eddie witnessed "the best 3 minutes" of Magic Johnson's hall of fame career (26:00), the legendary shooters that were better than Steph Curry (29:00), the most underrated NBA teams of all time (34:00), and the crucial adjustments the Suns need to make before NBA Finals Game 4. Make sure you follow Colin and The Volume on Twitter for the latest content and updates and check out FanDuel for the best wagering and daily fantasy action! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com