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See, I don't know if you saw this, but Dan A White is looking into getting an island.
The pretty crazy No.
And why not? You know, it's, uh it's It's an interesting concept.
He keeps on getting pushed on that count.
Obviously, Right now, a lot of people would be ****ed off about holding a live event stuff.
But, you know, the UFC for now.
Pacific career, I think everything the Bahamas, I don't Yeah, I don't know exactly where. I guess the Bahamas.
They haven't revealed the location.
Something in the central by a casino.
Um, in near Livermore, California.
You can look that up.
I saw something come across, um, about so, um, it makes it easier.
Thio, you know, skirt the laws, Shall we say I did see that yet It's it's gonna be April 18th for their pay per view event on tribal land in California.
It's Tachi Palace Casino Resort, which is about 40 miles south of Fresno.
Goat tribe Problem saying that right.
And the way they get away with this is the loophole.
By holding UFC to 49 on tribal and the UFC isn't subject to California, stay out in which canceled all about.
It's through May 31st.
That's how they're getting away with it.
That's ah, people are going to get creative involved.
And not only that, you know, there's a huge audience as we know absolutely huge audience for u f C M S O.
I think I like the island from this dude.
I mean, that's like some kind of barbaric Do just everyone go to an island and just all the all the killers, the felons, You take the ball out, give them their own island, drop him off and say, Go for it wins do you know, brutal but concert? Well, I'd watch it.
Yeah, even with no fans in attendance, has that ****k you out a little bit? I know if you've seen the WW year, even that one Orioles White Sox game pretty little bit, Yeah, yeah, it's it's it's fighting right.
It's different than there have been a game.
I mean, people could say Fighting's a game to watch.
This drive is involved.
But the point is, is that back? That you know that it would be something to watch, and it's a little bit more of the one on one than a team.
Sport would be obvious a little bit more.
So they have the fans.
I don't think so.
I think the fans are in a perfect world, man.
We don't like that, but we're not.
So in this time I think it's I think it's a good idea.
An email you can get back Thio some of the classics.
You know what happens on an island, but the concern here I want to ask you this are you four that it's a combat sport.
That's what the association combat sports require athletes, officials all really close to flying around, and then they're gonna need additional metal medical attention, not wear a baseball.
It's like, Oh, my immediate medical attention, and how can you justify giving that to, you know, during this pandemic? Are you concerned about that at all? I was.
It's a tough It's a tough It's a tough It's a tough line in the way of okay, yeah, social distance and keeping people away from me.
Then you've got a plan.
You going on tribal have to do because there's no way they're gonna get cleared anywhere else.
I think it's great for us as a a SZ humanity to do that right now. Probably not.
No, it's entertaining.
People will watch it if that's what you're asking.
Do I have reservations about it? Of course, dude.
I mean, I'm in quarantine warranty where you're up in San Francisco, and so I mean, it's, you know, going out anywhere.
Unless I have to That, uh, I think I think they're gonna find a way around it.
Then they're gonna make it okay.
And if they get tested, and so that there that Yeah, we'll have to see.
I think the biggest thing that the league's overall have been looking at is that when you have players come together to play or fight in an event, you have to make sure they're all quarantined together than for the 14 days.
Because that brings us to the next point.
Major League Baseball.
They had a couple considerations.
Now about moving all 30 teams into Arizona where you are now, Scottsdale hokum, all of them bring them all there killed.
And that's it for four months.
Maybe Maura playoffs.
Oh, Bo Hoboken's in New Jersey.
Yes, Uh, but I think that hell of a time in this, You imagine? I mean, you got you got so many people involved.
You'd have to have to be in the start.
And that's why I think you have to start with to get people going, and that worked out okay or work and people got frickin infected and then it would set all the other sports back.
And they'll be such a big, big, big I mean, there's Entourage involved, right? I think that would be definitely, definitely pretty record at the point right now and early June that they could get a couple of teams together someplace in game.
We don't we don't work is going day by.
That's, you know, looking at May June made me how how how close are people gonna want to get together? But not only that, I would you league baseball player, and you've been sequestered to a hotel from kids and your friends for for for But yeah, that that's the thing.
The thing These are people too.
They're not just, you know, faithless family.
Now I saw a tweet from ah, was Erik Sogard wife talking about If it means you know that my kids can't see their father for the next four months, you know? No, 100%.
You know that you can't do that to these people to force them special and full God service time or any sort of other kind of, you know, 50 cent on the dollar for how much output they produce, even for seven inning games.
If they try to cut it back that way, do you think there's do you think you think there's any? Do you think there's gonna be any families? They're gonna They're gonna be like, Okay, I go away for five months, don't see your family at all.
They're gonna be any of those players out there like that.
Uh, that Trevor Powers? Yeah, he'd be hosting the whole league.
You kidding? He'd he'd be all over that over, so, uh, regard.
I don't I don't see it is viable, man. I don't.
So and then you know, all that came out again.
You know, it's everything is right here right now.
It feels like 10 minutes there.
And then there was all this spring training, Of course.
Thoughtfully, it could work, but, I mean, let's be serious, man.
I mean, you know, our keep because you don't want to get close to the shortstop.
Um, you know, then you have a point the way six feet away.
Understands? Yeah, it just doesn't seem.
And then, you know you know writers.
Followed about, You know, Kevin Rosen.
Tone on those guys.
Talk about how this might happen.
Thought bossom a statement saying a There's nothing in stone.
We're looking at all kinds of different opportunities, all kinds of different, and we and health.
And they said, health for one for the baby baseball players and fans.
Right? Well, I think we'll have to.
We'll have to look Biggs Opening Day works because they're going to go on with games closed and breaking down all the teams and one of the racked in ******s.
They announce that they're gonna have He said, You see this? It was it was pretty scary.
I did a couple of tweets about it.
It's the type of stuff nightmares are.
I said, Is this really e? I mean, it is a bizarro baseball.
What, uh, what are we? I'm sorry, robo people.
Robo mannequins in the stands.
And I said, Do you? That is awesome.
I can't wait and down and fan down.
Yes, yes, I get it.
Um, yeah, there.
I think that that's they would think that they would be first to get back.
Okay, What? Also, and they've had the push get.
In fact, they had the first practice date and been too aggressive.
So I think that's a look at that.
And I think that's what you're going to see. Come.
You know, I think so.
I think I saw one report part of the Rosenthal Jeff Passan reporting that they're gonna have expanded rosters in case someone gets infected, which seems a little tone deaf if that actually happened, so we have a picture scratch.
You know, Kevin Gausman Someone isn't going to make it today.
Oh, he's covert 19 And now we're gonna bring it this.
It wouldn't really be appropriate, by the way.
There No where? Yeah, I think if any sport was to come back, the sooner so you probably have to say it be baseball because, you know, this is ready.
Takeaway leads from first base.
There'll be no reason to hold guys on the leads.
You conceal base.
And maybe now you can steal bases but no leads.
And you have the catcher.
And you have a specific ball boy with collapsing like a HAZ mat on to get the bats.
Then people aren't getting close together.
Everyone goes back to their quarters of the, uh, the state LF you and and right fielder goes out there and then comes in for his at bat and goes back out, people are football.
Yeah, that's direct Contact.
No pocket ground ball play.
Get three, including the pitcher or catcher fire.
Well, I no, in that.
If football forget, they're gonna have to go.
I don't know what football is gonna than n ba.
Obviously you got a big old hearted Rudy Gobert.
That's where it started to with some right? And thankfully, men, we don't know what I mean.
They boy, You know, I didn't get section, you know Donald Mitchell got it.
A cz? Well, they probably didn't.
Uh yeah, they didn't release because the Lakers and other Nets players had it too.
I said name one, uh, for the Celtics and Pistons that? Yeah, you know.
So I mean, the fact is, is that no basketball, You know, what I'm did in men is the second in reports and such, uh, what is pandemic capsized, and we Now, even in a year's time, what happens to the smaller in the the hockey leagues? The lacrosse leads the soccer.
See, all these aren't funded by major TV contracts where they're going to get money from.
Yeah, I don't know.
I looked at the major league lacrosse like they just they just shut down their season.
They just shut it down.
There was already on suspension.
Now it's shut down.
Minor league baseball was already pretty question mark there already cutting teams, they're minor legal across.
I'm not sure that that's gonna be viable going forward.
I think you're gonna just have tea.
Less and less teams.
I think I was era kind of.
Today's generation has so many other distractions, and at the forms of TV, it's probably have to just see the best teams and then seeing expansion within Major League baseball within the NFL, they already want to get a London team, get a team in Portland, saved baseball basketball, too.
They want an expansion.
You probably see those resource is go towards Maur major league professional teams and Mel s.
I'm not sure they had they had a promising season coming up this year the new team in Miami, but adds what I think.
I think we'll see them disappear and then just see more maturely. Teams.
What are your thoughts? Yeah, it's kind of like it's what I, uh, engagement sports that don't have the contacts.
I've talked about the cross hockey sorry us for sure that don't have those big contracts, man.
You know, it's kind of going they're gonna go.
I tuned it to like a small business here.
States right, the middle class that our struggle now and don't have that the feet air, the feeder income from level or the big big cushion right now on DSO That's what I feel for the restaurant workers and all the folks, the small business under and stuff like that in the real world.
And then you have the sport equated to that.
Yeah, crosses the hockey's that soccer's volleyballs beach volleyball turn.
There's something like that, you know? How are they gonna freaking turnover for sure, Do you? Are you still looking forward to seeing minor league baseball this season? Is that still on your radar all Or do you think that's basically cancelled here? I think it's done at all at any level.
Little League keep caught. Nothing.
Now I I i and extreme And, um, this is not going away anytime soon.
Um, and I think that the economic impact on everyday people is unprecedented.
It's a global pandemic.
I've never, never thought I'd watch the world just stop.
You know what I mean? Just like for, you know, just like everything. Commerce.
Um uh, Just stop going out to eat restaurants, movie theaters, everything.
So in the even realize how big it's going to be and therefore, baseball.
I'm real hard time, man.
Real hard time, Um, for them to play, um, I just, uh I don't know if baseball can make it.
I mean, what? What? It's okay.
You get it all, you know, get it all clear.
What is baseball? I mean it.
I mean, we don't have a knack for this, is that I'm I'm hoping that they can play.
I just think that we have to get this cleared up first.
Before I started thinking about some scary times.
We're in right now, unprecedented.
But in all of that, but in terms of the sport, for when we'll see that return to normal.
It could be awhile.
I saw this Poli was on an ex CEO.
Sports here, they said, Based on what you know about the crooner Viers, when do you expect to be able to watch live professional and college sports again? So the majority 28% of the polls in most of the people that September, August September, Then he had 23? No.
And then they asked again.
Based on what? Based on what you know about crooner buyers.
When do you expect if you're comfortable tending a live sporting event in person again, 2020% at August September 22% that after December 33% said don't know all spans? Because there's been conversations off? You know, you have to sell out once it every three seats, and then at that point, if you're getting off 10,000 people for 40,000 event, do you even have people at all? What's the point? Why risk it at all? Do you think we're just going for the rest of the year? Even if we do see a return people in attendance because they're worried about that revenue because it's not like there was a lot for Major League Baseball.
For basketball football, though, that's a decent amount.
You know that question, man, in a way that I think I said Okay, maybe key TV and sponsorship contracts, most of their it used to be at the gate and people coming in and spend the money concession.
That's like third yeah, in their revenue stream.
So you have to understand that that's why they're so helping on getting back.
And they're okay with playing with the fans, because that's not their number one in number one business.
But we know these owners are pretty greedy that though they want every last dollar new back and go full full on with crowds and even more, I can't and even tried to skirt health issues.
But because everyone's hurting for cash, every every party is out of work due to most people, our work and it just it's it's unfair.
But the fact is that they will try get games on.
It depends on if they are allowed to.
And now now we have the problem with different governors, different state, say different things about when they're gonna allow stuff tohave like I know California Governor Newsome.
Very, very strict on Hey, you know what? Thinking about that right now.
Santa Clara, Captain.
He just came out in California and said that that the county super button there or the guy who makes all the decisions And you know what? We're not gonna take anything losers, but nonetheless, the competitive team and we're into lodges and say that we also have two teams.
We lost the Raiders.
So they're out of California.
You don't worry about them.
But you still have two other teams that don't have stadiums to play in right now.
The Rams gonna play in ST Louis.
Yeah, it's gonna be a state by state case, but no.
All right, Control, credit out of control.
And that's why come up with a package where everyone's to get yeah together than your You're missing the point when it comes to trying to contain this virus.
It just it's yeah, there tone deaf in what everyone else is trying to do.
But there's a special.
But you, right often you know, my game did I love love baseball, you know, threats.
Response was come together as a frickin and L b you know, we will play ball again.
Don't push if you don't want to.
You don't want to hit a bump. You don't want to get speed.
Bones Start to play your maid.
You're early next year.
They have scrap The whole thing leaves a bad taste in a lot of people's mouth.
Did you know? Especially when ever went six million? Okay, over 10 million people in the U. S.
Father Unemployment Me? Yeah, it is going to be difficult for any leads to June.
I think that's probably won't we have to see teams potentially consider coming.
Leagues resume in the middle of the country.
At college, campuses were like isolated.
You have the accords, have stuff they're already be, or even turning ballrooms into football tournament.
Cem, Cem Bey, Early sixties and gangs.
What do you would you Here's what.
Here's what I think you mentioned the broadcasting money and here's what I think we could see happen.
Is there Netflix or Twitter or Disney where they have all these has Fox boards or F s wine or ABC would, But for 99 cents, what do you figure when you try to watch crap, and you got the Sun's clocks game.
And it's the old live event on right now, but would pay 99 cents a watch that and you could walk through Twitter.
And it's digital.
Will only say you don't have the TV when you walk people younger than me and probably would, um, I would not.
I think it should be free tow lot.
What? That's it to watch, um, a game on you, too, if they were.
And they really want to bring people back together again, Put it on streaming contracts.
You know, ESPN, Disney.
It's the same, you know, But point is that they have these making contracts.
They have the money if they're gonna isn't concessions.
So, you know, over sense on Twitter.
Tow watch Hawks in next game, Do you? Just not gonna do it.
You know what, but yeah.
What do you think people craving for sports is gonna come back stronger, aren't you? Start? Aren't you starved of some sort of live sports content right now? Aren't you pretty hungry to see some sort of lost sport? What do you wanna watch? So the point is, that man is that I would I would love to watch a live game, but it has to be in the right context, Jimmy.
Okay, That's too, You guys.
That's his barbaric stuff.
Now what? I paid for that.
No, I don't know.
I have way back the dinosaurs.
Hey, what? No way back received, Do I remember? You know, I was I want to say, late twenties, but I used at the house, conquered over there, and I have a bunch of people over We've ever charge 10 bucks, man.
Have about 80 people in there, dude.
And we'd all huh? What's the fight, dude? That was the whole paper view experience, right? I don't really pay for that kind of stuff, but obviously a market for it, But for baseball, Rogers, Yankees, Dodgers.
A really good matchup.
Not at all You want, You're the one who would want to see anything.
The watch baseball get back to the give back to society.
Okay, That's what I want.
And I think especially with our nation, the way this right now, with globally the way this is right now, I think it's to be I see that it should be 00 These guys, they're gonna play and take in TV money and then they want to charge me into what they have.
I think we could see that happened.
You saw Trump on that call, right? Talking to the commissioner's talking about some sort of tax break things so that that could be a turn.
That could be an interesting one for 20.
We've seen a lot of other digital content be free, right? Inner Twitter, Instagram.
Why don't live sports too correct And have Twitter pay for Yay for a feat of MLB to broadcast.
Do now you know instagram or something like that? You know where where you can engage the younger generation and have them platform for they could watch and get them interested in the game against Like, this is like a big global reset thing for baseball.
You haven't offered to market market to the young.
A play is a great opportunity to get people interested in your sport, I think so.
We'll have to see turns up church.
I think I think the life sports for free are you, so they want to be part of the recovery economic recovery.
And what's there then? Recovery than some that you could watch anywhere on the go or even in your house If we're still in the record where every.
It's kind of like it'll help, You know it'll help people.
All the big boys, all the big boys and big girls.
What paying for, dude? Come on, man.
You know, im hunker down my my now, So you know, don't go out and spend 99 cents a game.
I don't want to deal with that.
We're gonna play great, man.
What? People interested and put it down so I could watch.
I know Is it that they could do what we're setting free life? Sports? Is that the NFL and N B A maid there? Game pass platforms.
The replays where you can watch all 29.
And they opened that up more normally.
That was gonna be behind Paywall.
If you wanna watch replays a game which I've heard, the NFL one is but names.
You could miss some stuff, but it's definitely more for die hard fans.
Now, anyone watch any game that basketball and football I'm not, but right if if give replayed games are free, why not just make the actual games free? Especially during this time? So yes, yes, I think the opportunity to do that.
Some very smart people, men will will understand that.
And I think they're already thinking about it.
I don't doubt that, you know, but yeah, it needs to be more accessible to a lot of people, Specially with them were hurting the way everyone is right now.
Yeah, well, we just if you get Pepsico sports with church cast a little sports talk here on a Thursday taste.
Yes, Well, Thursday just hit over Mike Greenberg on.
He said, Ah, happy Wednesday or something to open the show on a Tuesday and then at the end, like I completely thought it was one day.
This has never happened to me before.
I don't even know what they say.
It's all what? It's all the same day now.
Ah, man, it's so ground over.
It is It's crazy because you feel like maybe I should like moment does not want you to do that.
Do not go out and do that.
So And what about this one? a couple of decades.
Hey, Yeah? Yeah.
Be able to illegal to go aside the good old days.
The little are you.
You mean we're talking about you're talking about About what? Sports are gonna be okay, What sports are gonna be, you know, marginalized because of income, Streams of revenue.
Let's talk and a little see.
And who, uh, that that's a meeting.
How do you feel about that? I mean, with your college coming people Amanda, all of a sudden, just having a prop stock I couldn't for you.
It's definitely unusual.
I was looking forward to, you know, a final great year.
I'd miss off more all of sop****re year for an injury.
Such good freshman in junior year by looking forward, notion I was going to go out.
We barely played about five games, play hitting our school rivals, and I was looking for so that, you know, I was getting well in the play high school.
It's like, this is what you were promised.
You're the Yeah, you're the top dog.
Everyone from your freshman class that you play with, you know, that's the highest level.
That's oldest people you have.
And then you just you played the younger guys.
And from the academic standpoint, this is another.
That's time, Toby.
Oh, this would be the best time to actually, you know, hanging out.
You could relax, actually enjoy learning on this sprint for a goal that all of this means.
Not nothing, but it's really disappointing this you kind of promised that.
You know, I think for baseball will buy specifically.
Look more now, just the training to become a Division one athlete.
What? And that's the plan to get a little garage set up.
Now, get a little pull up bar.
A little bench can get that in it every now and then.
But yeah, pointing at the biggest I could imagine do just, like, just taken away Solace.
Uh, but the weird I just But the word thing was on that Wednesday, the day before 12 March 11th.
Be actually before a baseball team had a team dinner at team afternoon.
There was pizza because we had two consecutive games with no errors and the like, I'm like the mental mistakes.
So our coach rewarded us with a pizza dinner, so we went over to Giorgio's and had some some pizza for as a team, and it was always like the way it wasn't like the universe wise, where normally, team, there's at the end of a season, right? Oh, great.
You guys will get together, you know, celebrate our the Dipper.
Great that this the the school is coming.
They just sent out that email saying, You know, Thursday, Friday is cancelled.
Then we're going online, and then we do it.
We're realizing it's all over like this is stopped.
We all thought it was kind of a two week thing.
Didn't think this was gonna be a continuation of flattening the curve word almost like a hard shut down two weeks.
And we be back neck because if you look at the guys, go bears healthy.
Mitchell's healthy now if they actually has shut down entirely.
Hardcore locked down just two weeks, we'd be old with it right now.
It was a little unusual.
Now we're kind of going with this 50 50 Weg can going forward, which is was hard, which is hard on a lot of people and disappointing you lose the last high school senior year of friends for academics.
Fine athletics. Awful.
So that will card Gorgeous. I know.
Do I thought about that? No.
Is as a senior call there something like that working towards something here I am.
My is it go? Things that seniors do bad, I kind of have and just go forward.
So, you know, keep work.
Life. Life will continue.
Life will go on, but sorry.
Yeah, that's that's the plan.
Just to kind of record hard, enjoy what you can of it, you know, got these dreams.
You look a little, uh, they're planning on keeping us out until May 1st.
So if it looks like a long shot when you look at the other public schools But Newsome saying about public there were graduation June 1st.
So you get you get a full month.
If that If that does come right two days later, so but I don't know is is we're almost halfway through month.
Another two weeks.
Are we gonna be okay to get for the small private school? But it's still it.
You're getting a lot of people walking, touching to talking together.
Is that really gonna be something there, So I'm holding out hope, but yeah, I really I don't know.
It just probably set the you know, it's cancelled that you have 2040 minutes go down.
Uh, I'm just hoping now, College state, they let us come back.
Todos on campus in a fall is Phil January.
I cannot handle with the parents.
Ah, staying inside.
I cannot always only time to go into the office.
Uh, but he's so long. Story short.
All right, way jump in here is 45 minutes straight.
That was pretty solid.
Dude, Thanks for keep on doing stuff.
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