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Here we d'oh you everybody! It's Brian Egan, Keith McPherson reporting for clutch points and SportsCastr the synergistic partnership of the Future.
Keith, how's everything going? How are you? Tell me everything. Don't spirit GTO.
What's up, Brian? Happy Sunday.
Um, I just said to you that I'm trying to get everything done out here before.
Everybody does the same thing tonight.
And that's watch ESPN the last dance.
Uh, and we're all just trying to see how much of a ******* Michael Jordan actually really is more than we already thought.
Yeah, forward to that.
It'll be hard to.
Yeah, my expectations are that he's a pretty big a hole, but, you know, whatever we'll find out, it could be that he's a saint.
You never know anyways, but the point of this whole thing is we're talking about Mark Cuban, Uh, just exhibiting super high quality leadership skills here in ah, just really piloting the effort to get sports back on in America.
I guess he's been He's been tapped by the President Donald Trump Thio to bring us our sports back.
Keith, is this the guy for the job are you? Do you feel safe and Mark Cuban's hands? I do. I do.
I want start, Yeah, I was gonna say your big Gary V guy.
I don't know where you stood on Cuban Gary V.
He's been around long enough.
I think he's, um he's seen enough and done enough, and it's time that we can trust him.
He's got, you know, a lot of different things going for him.
He's a MBA owner.
He owns the Mavericks.
We all know that.
So he's got his own personal interests in mind.
But he's also been in the MBA and in the sports world for some years now, and he's a businessman.
Um, we know that he's been making business, moves out there for years now.
Ah, one of the richest guys in America, and I think if Mr Donald Trump, 45 is going to take advice from someone, he's, uh, you know, a decent guy to be listening to these times.
So I was doing a little bit of like reading around about this.
There's also not only is there a clutch points article, but there is a vastly inferior new York Times article about reopening, um, the just sports broadly, but also the MBA and some figures in there that I found quite interesting, which I guess, even I had really thought about what exactly the number was in my mind.
Try to conceive because there's all these crazy numbers flying around about, you know, just we've we've suddenly just injected $2 trillion.
It's a crazy big number.
It's so so such a large number of Canton really conceive of, um, and I was turned this.
So in the article, it talks about how much money sports generates in general, um, which was $71 billion annually across the four major sports in America.
What quite a bit of money, but was, I found, was interesting.
So there's this whole big snafu with Ticketmaster specifically, and that was who they mentioned this article, but among other destinations where they're not refunding people their money back.
So the 19 of that's heavy $1 billion which I I guess I didn't think about it was like that made up this still that size of that much of the pie, it's no sorry was $19 billion of it is ticket revenue, which is about 1/4 pretty significant amount of money.
Yeah, and they're holding that.
And just, uh I'm pretty sure I heard Ticketmaster's doing some type of credit or some type of like rain check.
And I know personally from the Yankees.
If you put money up for the Yankees, they're holding that money.
They haven't They haven't returned anyone's money, haven't refunded anyone's money, and I think they're looking at it like, Well, you know, you're a fan.
You obviously put money on these tickets.
When we get to games, we'll get back to the regular season or whatever it is, then we will.
Ah, well, credit you for the money you put down, but we're not giving that money back just yet because we're gonna be hurting for a little.
Have you ever gotten dinged in a Ticketmaster? Uh, one of those.
One of those cons, you know, we're like, you show up.
You have the tickets already started.
Got through the door.
You ever been on the receiving end of one of those? I mean, funny story.
I've been going toe.
Yeah, I have some friends.
I got caught up in that because when they started doing that at MetLife Stadium, which is like 15 minutes from me.
They were pretty hard on it.
And there were some scammers that we're getting people, and they basically set it up so that you you couldn't do the old fashioned scalped tickets thing.
Um, I've never gotten caught up in that.
I feel like it's It's been so long now that we've been using digital tickets that, like, I don't even I don't really even think about, you know, doing anything that's not official anymore.
Always through stub of always through vivid seats.
Really, it's through Ticketmaster or through the team itself.
So the one that so I did.
We sent my dad a boomer, A classic boomer, got got, got, you know, caught up.
He got, got, got, basically by one of these things.
So we're actually at Barclay Center trying to get in the game.
Apparently, StubHub not partnered with some places.
Ticketmaster was part.
You know how they have, like, the preferred partner.
Think so? It was not verified.
Had to take a fat l on that and buy another ticket to get out the door.
Uh, my dad a man.
Shiva kind at half time.
Want to go sit in the seats of the first ticket that he didn't? He didn't give them that to go confront the people.
And there was a like, a Russian guy who pretended not to speak English.
And we're like, that was definitely you.
Nearly 100% present you? No, I've had that issue before I played that game, I was just that Ah, Yankee stadium for the A L C. S.
And there was a mix up with tickets where the people came to our seats, took us out of our seat, made a go down to the ticket window and verify the tickets with the other people.
It turned out that the other people were wrong.
Shot to the yes network.
The yes network got my tickets.
And they were They were always holiday.
They pulled in like some bigwigs to confirm that.
Like we're good in Yankee Stadium.
These other guys, I don't know where they got those tickets from flexed flexed upon heavily.
Um, Thea Article uh, Cuban.
Apparently they've been talking about that The NBA's coming back in the summer.
That's that's the martyr trying to hit.
Um, that sounds optimistic based on everything that we're at.
But what do we know? I don't know.
Who knows what's going on behind closed doors? And these these big corporate offices really hurt me.
Um but I mean, if that's anything will say, like, paid Mark Cuban's shooting for the summer.
So at least there's some kind of at least something on the board because I was talking about Buddy last night, who's in a band, and he's talking to his manager.
He you know, they have, like, a bunch of different bands that they manage whatever.
And they're like, Yeah, I think we're projecting be shut down until, like March 2021 for live venues, for just for bands, you know, just being really like That's the reality of it.
If this thing is what we are already treating it as, we gotta wait for vaccines and we gotta wait for people to get healthy, and we gotta wait for a lot of things to happen before we can say, you guys were good to gather in a group of 50 or more.
So, yeah, that's I mean, that seems so far from now.
Yeah, that is what the reality is looking like.
Yeah, it could be.
So, um, Anyways, there's been some, uh, back and forth between Donald Trump and Mark.
Even I don't know how political we weaken get on this thing or if we want to get on this, Um, but, I mean, we're my American flag.
You're That's about as far as I get in a politics I've never voted.
And I don't feel any type of way about voting in the next election.
I'm sure I will, because I'm been heavily impacted by things going on in this country right now, but ah, yeah, I'm not really too big on politics.
I don't stand on one side or the other, but let's go for it.
Let's dive into this is, ah, an article with Trump in the headlines.
So you know it's going to get clicks.
You know, there's some people that are watching this stream right now.
Yeah, waiting, waiting for just this talk.
And really, if if you are watching stream right now, I really recommend that you pull up your keyboard and start typing away what you think about all this stuff in the chat on SportsCastr because it works and we can respond to you.
Um, so, uh, yeah, So anyways, there's some political push and pull.
I mean, we don't get too much into it, but there's obviously some line of demarcation being drawn where some people want to move faster than others.
Based on what I've heard you talk about your sort of on the side of play, it safe is that Is that fair to say Yeah, because at this point, why why? Why gamble? We've We've already cancelled things.
Things have been shut down for over a month.
Everyone is adjusted.
It doesn't take that long to adjust to this new norm that we're in.
Let's not jump back into things or Friday go back to things as they were and get set back.
Or, you know, let's not try and rush things back before it's it's ready to go.
I don't want I don't want this thing to be something where it's like it's It's too soon.
And now the numbers have spiked again and things have gotten worse.
In the article, Cuban said something along the line.
It's like he just if we're gonna do this do it right? No rush, like Not like it says not to take a chance.
Get it? All right.
Like Cuban set of his message to Trump.
I think that what's missing and what I'll say to him the next time we convene is we need a task force that deals with all the little things that are required to open up any business.
It's not just about opening up an arena, but we have any type of opening like there's there's there's very, like, little details.
The devil is in the details, and if you missed one of these little details, it could blow up everything in our face.
That's incredibly true.
And I'm inclined to agree with you.
Yeah, because especially when you're dealing with something with so many moving parts like ah, live sports event and you know where you're collecting sometimes up to 80,000 people, that is the basically the pinnacle of disease prevention awareness.
You know that right? There is industry that is going to be, you know, leading the way with this and and to this point, actually like the NBA's has sort of been on the forefront of all these decisions Somehow it seems like they've been the the league that's just been most progressive and making like hardline decisions about how do you respond to the Corona virus? So as ever, I think they're going to be looking to the N B A to make like the next decision about one to reopen it.
Because, yeah, of course, I say, I say This is a lot of these two phrases. I say one.
The MBA is king, and I say that their king, because out of the major sports in this country, they're athletes of the most visible.
We have a LeBron James who was a global presence.
A lot of these MBA athletes are globally known, their king there at the top.
The NFL product is great.
That's more of America's pastime.
But NBA's king, they lied and everyone else will follow.
And that's the other thing I've been saying.
The N B A will lead and everyone else will follow as soon as they canceled the season or suspended this season.
That's when everyone in the world took it serious.
That night I remember was 9 35 on March 11th and I'm like, Okay, she just got Really? Yeah.
I was doing a podcast with, like, a guest when it happened.
At which point we were like talking about Kenny Atkinson being fighter.
Think and so yeah, yeah, Kevin Roberts.
And suddenly like that, we're like, Do we like obviously none of what we've just been talking about for the last 20 minutes? Matters at all.
Like in the face of this, Like a completely new paradigm.
Uh, what the country is facing.
That was the great podcast.
If you guys are listening, go check out the glue guys, you have to go back a little bit.
But listening to that audio, you can hear the pandemic hitting in real time.
It was it was weird because it was like, you know, it's such a human response just, like, sort of make fun of something that's like, truly like, potentially altering and in all of the ways, like, it was so like you.
Sometimes people say that like, the idiom, you know, if the league ends tomorrow like this, teams in the playoffs, But like you don't actually ever think about that idiom, is it? Like if the season ends tomorrow, like like that, that's that's a real thing.
It's just it's like, actually happened.
It was a complete abstraction until that point, um and so it was almost like I mean, it was scary, but almost had to be laughed at, Um, which was sort of a reaction was like You guys reactions were great, but it was really It was like your raw reaction.
No time to really prep for it.
Didn't know that was happening.
The day before, I made a video that I was saying because the Nets were about to go play the Warriors in the Chase Center with no fans.
Then I'm like, awesome online fans stand up.
We don't need to have hands in the stands.
And the next day it's like no fans, no players, no games. No, no.
Um, already? Well, one last thing I wanted to bring to your way.
You've inspired me, Keith, Um, in all the multiple, like so many ways, but one of the ways you have a really great background and now I have my first piece of swag.
This is the drills and pitch.
There's a drowsy Petra fish.
Um, I see the name of that brand starting line up.
Yeah, it's got beat up a little bit on the way here, but this is my first piece of I got some toys up here, like further back there somewhere.
I've got a long way to go.
I've got a lot till I get a long way to go.
But I just want you to know that I'm on the journey now.
Among the memorabilia.
It's this one and then you There was some more collectibles up there in a week or two.
They're like, Brian's got a firewall.
Suddenly you, me.
We're gonna be making road trips to the trade shows, slinging slowly and cards and who knows what else? March, March 2021.
Yes, it's in the Atlantic City, right? I'm saying that just like that, right? Exactly.
But there is one in Atlantic City assistance, Gary V.
Anyways, um, did we get to it all, Keith Any any remaining thoughts on the Mark Cuban Task Force? I just hope that Trump does.
Listen, Thio hope it goes well. I hope there's not a research.
I hope he listens to everyone that is trying to advise him I'm not a Trump supporter or hater, but I did watch because I've been watching a lot of CNN.
I did watch him say a few weeks ago that this will all be okay.
We'll be back to normal by Easter's something along those lines.
He put an Easter time line out there and me watching.
I'm like, Is this guy serious? This is this guy's in charge, he said Easter. No way.
So hopefully he's listening to more people that are just well versed and educated, more inclined, in different fields, in different areas in him before he makes any moves or any Ah makes any statements or makes any decisions because, like I said, and that's the main thing I got from this article was like, Let's not rush to do it now.
Everyone is at home.
Everyone is already where we want them to be.
We've done We've done so much work.
Yeah, yeah, like where everyone's people have already lost their jobs and lost money and taking a hit.
So let's not forced this back too early and then send them back to their home like No, I don't want I just don't want it to be a revolving door where it's like, No, we gotta go back to social distancing or we got to go back to stay at home orders for another couple months because this thing spiked.
Um, I just wanted to be a We have a plan.
We move forward ones and for all.
No second waves.
Let's let's stay the course.
That being said, I'm Brian Egan.
This is Keith McPherson.
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Um, thanks everybody for hanging out.
Let's go nets and all that.
Now, boys to draft is coming.
Yankees if they ever play again, which they probably want this year.
Yes, all that. All right.