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So, you know, I didn't show yesterday, and it was a normal segment every Tuesday, 1700 champ out there were at Steen on sports.
I, you know, pretty pretty good segment.
I like what we thought.
We kind of touched on every single sport, you know, four for four plus more is a common thread.
But we talked about who follows the same path of Michael Jordan, who follows that same pain and the reason why I actually surprised who follows the same page as Michael Jordan.
But the reason why I ask that is because Michael Jordan, as we've seen in the last dance, completely changed the game forever.
Changed the game forever.
Still changed the game today because we're still talking about it.
And, you know, I said this on the show, you know, just like the Gatorade commercial says, Everybody wants to be like Mike.
People still want to be like Mike.
You could go to a school yard, not today.
Hopefully another few months when we're all back out of quarantine.
But you can go to the black top and you could hear a kid doing a crossover saying, I want to be like money.
Still, Ah, Guy wants to be like Mike, and that's the crazy part about this thing is Michael Jordan for 20 plus years has still been the figment.
Are the image I should say off the MBA like my main joining in? What's up, Mike? How you doing, buddy? So the biggest thing to me is one other athletes.
It doesn't necessarily have to be the MBA, but has emulated the same status.
And I'm gonna get the horse grand a minute because Horace Grant really ****ed me off.
Because Horace Grant, let's get right into that first.
Okay, Horace Grant comes out, says he doesn't agree.
That's my dog Maverick right there behind me.
So if you see him flying through the studio down here, he's just going to chill over down them.
But I said, What's up bad? Say how everybody.
But at the end of the day, what happens with Horace Grant is what happens with a lot of jealous people.
Horace Grant last time I checked got paid because off Michael Jordan, he went to the Orlando Magic and signed a big money contract.
Because of who? Michael Jordan.
We see this constantly throughout sports, right? We see a guy named Larry Brown of who else? That Dallas Cowboys on a big money deal, right? Because he was the M V p of a Super Bowl.
And it wasn't because Larry Brown won that Super Bowl had a little bit to do with a guy named Evan Smith and Tori Aikman.
OK, sorry, Philly fans.
I'm not trying to put a down's reference out there, but this is the way I feel and Horace Grant.
Besides, now Anthony last dances over to come out and start critiquing on what he feels was wrong.
What he feels wasn't riel that the rial Michael Jordan.
Listen, man, it's so salty, in my opinion, because at the end of the day, harsh Grant got paid.
Horace Grant was featured on multiple episodes, and again, harsh.
Grant was was quoted, you know, by highly credential sports writers and athletes of how important he was to that first run.
Michael himself even said he hated the lose horse green.
So at the end of the day, Horace Grant to get is do.
But what more did he want? You were playing with the greatest basketball player of all time.
Stop! You know, at the end of day stop all the crying stopped the complainant.
Your name will be forever, ext in n ba history, because off Michael Jordan is what it is.
I mean, you know, And when I look at this, I look at all the other sports and I look at sometimes we underestimate some athletes, and sometimes we don't talk enough about them, you know? And when we look at each individual sports association, we talk about who has changed the game for the better, who has changed the game to where we are still trying to follow it right now.
And we Look, let's just talk about the NHL.
Because the NHL is a sport that nobody really talks about.
My boy Trevor was here right now.
He'd be getting excited.
Okay, Trevor, you're not here.
I know you're busy working, which is great, but I'm talking hockey, my man.
So you watch it on the replay.
you're gonna be very proud of me.
Okay? I'm gonna go goalie.
And the easiest thing to say is Wayne Gretzky.
Marry a love you, right? We all remember the greatness of Wayne Gretzky.
Whether we add Benton Oh, or whether it be the king's doesn't matter.
Oilers or Kings.
Wayne Gretzky changed the game.
Tactically, Philly fans are gonna kill me for this.
But Sidney Crosby, in the same essence, probably changed the game.
You know, you could say that.
But if you go back and you look at it and this is close and dear to me because I remember facing this guy between the pipes, you look at the goalie and the goalie is a position that I think doesn't get enough credit.
And in Philadelphia with the Flyers, we know as well as anybody we don't have a goalie.
We know all about it cause we always signed the right that the wrong guy when we should sign Patrick wa We signed John Van Bees broke.
And how did that work out? So we're looking between a place we look at Dominik Hasek and Marty Bro door, in my opinion, to stellar Hall of Fame goaltenders that made you watch the sport.
That's a thing made you tuning.
Who makes you tune in even if you're not a fame.
And that's the thing.
He made you tune into the game of basketball, even if you weren't a basketball fan.
I'll tell you right now, I'm not gonna put no names out there.
But I dated a few females at that time who weren't in the basketball.
But guess what? They got into it because of Michael Jordan.
Mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, Children that weren't even sports.
Kids got into the game because of Michael Jordan.
So the same thing when we talk about a guy dominant concept Marty Brodeur.
They were ESPN gem worthy.
They were sports underworld, and they were guys who you flipped on the channel to see they were guys that you flipped on at a certain time to see a highlight.
This is what they done, and people will always get to you to talk about them.
They will try to make those kind of saves.
They would try to make those same kind of games, right? This is what they dio.
What did Sid change? When? When you say I'm thinking, Well, they could Bob Gibson.
Where? Right, exactly? What? What? When who said who talk about Mike? You said it did that typo.
So I'm sorry, Said say, That's how much I follow City Crosby.
I think City Cross retains the rules a little bit, right? He changed the rules as being a young, an up and coming kid straight from the minor league system directly into the NHL, almost like horror Heart and the Golden for the Philadelphia Flyers.
He showed that it's okay to be young and play a man's game, because if you remember back in the day, you always had to put your time in.
It took you Tano with just City.
Crosby came in right away and was electric.
He waas He was electric with his speed when his finesse right, okay, exact.
And that's what I mean by change the game, right? Bob Gibson's are really good one of major league baseball, right? The old time still leader, we we all know we all know about that, right? So you know.
But at the end of the day, when we look at the other sports that we look at.
Who changed what? Let's look at even sports like tennis.
How about Serena Williams? Okay, I know I'm going way over the top here, but I just think that these athletes don't get enough credit.
Serena Williams, 39 grand slams the Michael Jordan of tennis.
Say what you want.
It's not Steffi Graf.
Okay, it's not I'm trying to think of, you know, all the old time tennis female players.
You know, Serena Williams is that cat that you watch because she is that good.
Not because you like women iton.
Not because you like the lots tennis on clay.
No, it's because Serena Williams is a beast and you're watching history.
And that's the thing.
Surreal wounds change the game.
You know why I'm going to say this? I'm gonna be honest.
Serena Williams came in okay, you know, obviously took the pay.
The Arthur Ashe delayed her.
OK, But as an African American athlete who showed that it's okay to be strong and fit and be a tennis player, because if you remember mother, be Monica, Sell us whether we Steffi Graf Okay, you You remember these pliers and you're like, You know what? They're just They play the part.
They had the game, but they didn't have the body that it had the physical stature, that serene oils, that certain winners came in and right away, just like Tiger Woods in golf right away, people put their nose up at her.
You know why? Because she was African American.
She was from a different culture.
That's what they did because people didn't understand how to accept.
It was it was against the norm, and Serena Williams changed that forever.
Tiger Woods changed that forever.
In golf, everybody.
Brooks capture role McIlroy You know, at Dustin Johnson, every single one of them.
If you ask them right now who they were trying to be.
It's not Arnie Palmer.
It's not Jack Nicolas.
It's Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods change the game in the NFL.
You may what we may agree.
You may disagree, but Tom Brady change the game.
Tom Brady is the go right. He is ago.
People tune in tow, Watts, whether you hate him or you alone.
Think about that.
Everybody hates Jordan and there is do***entary in a way, right? You know on this guy.
I can't believe you punches teammates. He called him out.
He made them better.
You may not like them, but guess what? You tuned in.
You watched every single Bulls game.
You may not like Tom Brady, but guess what? You tuned in and the quarterbacks coming up want to be that gem in the draft.
They want to be that late round draft pick to go on and win multiple and multiple Super Bowls.
Tom Brady, change the game.
Lay its Armstrong in cycling.
Let's make always think about where your cycling.
Okay, the Tour de France.
I would last about two minutes.
Everybody sees how I look.
I would never last in that race, and I think the training that leads up to such a thing, you know, it's in the Olympic statue right there.
It's in that category off how much it takes for you to be able to endure such a long and hard fought race and contest.
So Lance Armstrong again change the game, take all the doping away, take all that stuff out of the out of the equation.
He changes the game and that brings us to baseball brings us to baseball and again.
Barry Bonds and told about last episode.
I'm gonna talk about it again, right? Barry Bonds changed baseball.
You could say whatever you want about the roids.
It doesn't matter.
And I'm going to get in and a little bit with a race for the record, because I feel very strongly about that.
Because again, Major League Baseball lined our pockets because of such a thing.
Mike Texan again.
Shack made them change man because of his version.
Absolutely. It's a huge one.
Shaquille O'Neal basketball.
You know, we've been told really basketball because, you know, we already say it's Michael Jordan.
But there's others in the same sport, right? Skill? O'Neill, the 1st 1 It besides Darryl Dawkins, the cross backboards.
I mean, listen, at the end of the day, she Conille actually dropped.
Then that onto the ground.
Okay, that's what he did.
He made them reinforce like Mike says.
He made them reinforce the rims and the baskets, right.
He made that reinforce the rules because listen, if you watched that 2001 finals and you seen they can be with Tom Bo, just basically get abused by Shaquille O'Neal.
It just shows you how much of a man child shack waas.
And every time I, you know, I watched that that movie Blue chips And if you've seen the movie Blue Chips, you haven't seen it 92 You got to see it Nick Nolte the whole story with With Penny Hardaway and Shack It was awesome, you know? And it showed you just how big security awas as he He was insane, right? A classic movie, Mike.
That's one of my favorites of all time, right when the guy shows up with a bag of cash, you know, out the form when he didn't think he was actually gonna want money, right? Which was what was amazing.
Nick Nolte had a, you know, had a rude awakening what these players really wanted, whether we shaving points, whether be getting cars and get money.
But that's why they call blue chips, right? But yeah, shacks, Another good one.
Lesson staff carry stuff, carry chains.
The MBA, right? Staff, carry chains, the MBA.
Your Yeah, but he went broke up that part.
I think he was playing Madden inside that party to when he when he busted through the door.
But yeah, I mean, Steph Curry, James Harden, Aziz.
Much as you want to say, they changed.
The game they take is the way basketball is played.
They made guards become the focal point of an offense, Right? Harry made foots up.
And what about in Philadelphia? Allen Iverson? Say what you want, but Allen Iverson changed the game.
He almost like Sid Crosby.
Change the game where this guy came in.
Hey, took over right from the beginning.
Ah, smaller guard, right? With no strength, no weight room, no practice, Okay.
Comes in basically hung over some games and just show with will and determination and raw athletic ability.
You can be who you wanna bay if you're put in the right situation.
He may baggy shorts, the new culture.
He made cornrows and tattoos The new culture after Dennis Rodman because remember what that is.
Robin made it cool, that is Robin was the bad boy, Dennis Rodman.
Everybody looked the other way.
They thought, Oh, here we go.
But Allen obviously made it cool.
He made it acceptable.
And because of Allen Iverson, hip hop was introduced, not hip hop, the mascot for the Philadelphia 76 days of hip hop.
The music between timeouts before the field of play hip hop concerts at halftime.
That's what he brought to the MBA out.
Harbison changed the game.
Look at that again.
Let's looking back in the NFL and take a guy like Bo Jackson and Dion Sanders, two sport athletes at a time when that thought was to be impossible.
They changed the game forever because everybody talks about it and everybody may not in a major league baseball standpoint, but you see it with guys like Patrick Mahomes and guys like Allen Iverson back today who actually were to sport players when we ever seen under to sort player.
I doubt it on Lee because I think this goat boils down to Athol, an actual use sports perspective that everything has become a full time sport.
Nothing stops, there's.
There's offseason workouts.
Okay, there's voluntary O. T.
A s. There's clinics, there's cames.
If you play a sport, you play 10 to 11 months a year.
There's never a break, so I don't think there's enough to get that in right now at the professional standpoint, because of that, because it's what it's changed into.
But we were all remember, You could hate the on.
You can love whatever you feel about Dion Sanders about prime time.
Okay, coming off.
You know, a helicopter.
Leaving a National League Division championship game in order to a football game is on her off.
Okay, that's what that wasn't.
Listen, okay, Prime wanted some attention.
We all know that prime time was an attention grabber.
But at the end of the day, at the end of the day, he was committed.
Right? Who plays a football came than 24 hours later, Plays baseball, exact.
Think about that right now, guys, or what Now? This do was playing two times.
Ah, three, our football game and in the three hour baseball game.
So that's what makes this amazing.
And I don't think enough people talk about it.
They really don't.
So let me get real fast in a race for the record, because ESPN has embellished into the do***entary world once again, which has been great for a time where we have no life sports, I don't want to watch the K beyond being honest.
I don't want to watch that.
Kubo, who who's being actually criticized for having fake *** styles in the stains? That's not what I call live sports, right? I'm sorry.
I just not gonna get into it.
But when we talk about ESPN do***entary series, you know we haven't Kobe Bryant one coming up.
We have a doc holiday, and then we have a race for the record and e 60 on the race for the record.
And obviously, if people don't know the race for the record Sammy Sosa.
Mark McGwire now at a time probably the peak of the steroid our I get it.
My thing is I accept it for all you people out there.
I want to argue with me.
I'm not saying I agree with it.
I just accept it as part of the game.
And the reason why I accept it as part of the game is because Bud Selig, in Major League Baseball, accepted it as part off the game.
What they did at that time.
They lined their pockets because of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire at a time where baseball was thought to be dead.
Baseball was having a major attendance problem.
Office strike ridden season.
They were having a major problem.
Getting people to tune in as an from a national and local audience.
This was an issue.
And then Sammy Sosa, remarkable.
Are came in hitting the cover off the ball, making the home run a national story day in and day out.
And they followed it every every time they were at bat.
You got the zoom in the double screen on baseball tonight.
You got the live update on Sunday night baseball every single time.
The video, the VHS wasn't Devi these at that time VHS state race.
For the record, they profile their entire run knowing **** well that they were doing illegal substances.
We all knew it, right? We weren't stupid.
Look, he was enormous.
He was like the jolly Green giant.
If you look at the 87 tops.
Yes, I am a baseball collector.
Baseball card collector, 87 tops, if you look at it, 86 tops traded.
If you look at it, the the U.
A rookie card of Mark McGwire and you put it up against him in the ST Louis Cardinals uniform, just like you would with Barry Bonds, The Pirates versus the Giants.
Just like you would say me Social with White Sox, as opposed to the Cubs.
Yes, listen, we can name the players hearing and here out, I get it.
My thing is, it was accepted.
It was an accepted for baseball by certain players at that time, by start managers at that time and by the Major League Baseball Commission.
That's what was going on.
They knew it and they knew it was the only way to save the sport.
So my my question to you people and my question, the audiences.
If that was the only way to save baseball, do you agree with the way it was handled? And if you do, you have to let these guys in the record books you have toe because no matter what you say, what they did was a remarkable feat was remarkable.
I get it bad speed, I get power.
I understand all that.
I get all that, but what I'm saying is we all bought into it at that time and I guarantee it.
I'm telling your line at that time that you weren't watching it and say, I'm gonna turn it off because you're doing steroids and her cheat.
I guarantee you the percentage is under 5% of the national audience that turn it off and didn't watch it at that time.
But because now it gets all the accolades, and now it gets all the opposition everyone wants to jump on board on.
That was ridiculous.
Back that stop you were watching it. You really wear.
You were watching it.
So this dis episode I want do they, you know, kinda encapsulated everything in the one right? Because right now, Major League Baseball, we noticed.
We know two proposals, right? We know what's going tohave toe happen.
If baseball is going to make an appearance this season.
We already look at the NFL, and it looks like they may be the lead.
We may be talking in October Star.
Listen, everything is, you know, basically on charted waters that we're still trying to figure out we're still trying to swim in, right.
It's like we have one paddle and we're waiting for the other one in order to get us to where we need to go.
And for right now we really don't know what direction we're headed.
But what we can dio is at least we can look towards a positive direction and say, We know at a time there is going to be sports again.
And when they come back, whether be no audience whether be full audience, whether behalf, whatever they want to dio we're gonna watch.
Why? Because we're all sports fans and we all love it.
That's why we're going to watch.
And I can't wait.
But what I want to do right now as I want to give credit Everybody out there every sports writer, every sports show host, every podcast there, every blogged writer, every website, every Facebook administrator, anybody who has to do anything with sports.
I'm telling right now you guys have held it down for longer than 90 days.
This isn't about a competition to me.
Okay? I'm telling that right now this is not I'm not here.
You will never see me, Barry Competition.
That's not what I dio.
What I do is I look and find that there are people out there that just like we talked about who follows the same path.
It's Michael Jordan well, who follows the same path of a famous SportsCastr who follows the same pay off a famous sports radio host, right? There are people out there that you may never even listen to the have unbelievable talent that haven't been given a chance.
And right now guess what.
They're putting their blood, sweat and tears not because they're getting paid because they're passionate.
They're passionate about opening up and being riel.
And that's why I want to give credit.
So I don't want to give credit to the people out there that are just doing it because it's a paycheck. Right now.
There's going through the motions, right, talking about the Netflix streaming, talking about.
Listen, yeah, if it comes up in the conversation, that's fine.
But let's let's take every conversation that we have and let's make sure it involves what we love and at sports.
Okay, let's let's think about what we had at what we're going to have once again.
And that's what I wanted to do, that I want to thank everybody out there as always for listening.
I want to do a 20 to 30 minutes segment lunchtime break Because I think this is the perfect time.
When people, whether you're working or your at home, it's windy as hell out.
I don't know why I feel like I live in Kansas anymore, but that's okay.
Okay, you are, baby.
I'll be doing this on my back porch.
Maybe I'll do that in the summer.
Hopefully if everything cooperates, but again, follow me on here, it SportsCastr.
It is a great, great venue for anybody who would like to talk.
And I, you know, I get a lot of comments.
I get a lot of flowers, which is great because I want to know what you're thinking.
You what your quotes dio and what you think comes back to me and gives me bigger ideas.
So I want to thank you for that.
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