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I'm gonna do that when I when I'm fully prepared.
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Welcome to the show.
It is Tuesday, Correct? Yes. Tuesday.
The night that is 69 Mike, try to not giggle.
Ah, we're here to talk for an hour.
We're gonna talk some sports.
We're gonna talk some You set 69? Yes.
That voice you hear on the other side is my immature co host.
Not only is the immature in ah ah mental mentality, but he's also immature in stature.
He still hasn't got that second girl.
Spartan Mike, I'm sorry.
At your age, I just don't think it's goingto happen.
How do you want to respond to that? You want to respond? To know getting aside, folks.
Now it is It is great to be Well, I shouldn't say that it is.
It's ah, it's contractually obligated to say You got a job only getting I am only kidding, folks.
Now you know what? We have a lot of fun at each other's expense.
But yes, it is 69 today, my friend.
And, um, you know that that means that we'll probably be talking about a certain subject and those of us that Listen, those of you that listen to us, I should say, on a regular basis, you know where we're going with this.
But you know what? That's a conversation for a little bit down the road that's called the teaser folks and, well, well entice you to keep listening to find out exactly what we're going to be talking about.
Calm down, folks.
It's a family show when I get too involved here.
But there's a certain athlete that has a real pension for those numbers.
So I think we might be talking about him at some point throughout this show.
Well, and And look, there's other Ah, there's other significant my I'm gonna bring one up here, actually in in a moment, but yeah, obviously we're talking about Rob Gronkowski and, you know, obviously he's He's always talking about the number 69 So it's it's essentially become ah, Rob Gronkowski type day, you know? And you know, of course, it's more relevant now, because guess what? The Gronk, You know he's back.
He did however, recently.
I can't believe we haven't brought this up yet.
He lost the 24 7 title in a ah, quote unquote surprising fashion.
Um, again, I mean, I I think we all ah realize that eventually he was gonna have to give that up because although, although I was kind of hoping they'd wait until at some point in the season, so at least we could speculate that at some point on, like, 1/3 and 17 like, Ah, um, I keep wanting column k quick because that's what he wants when I used to watch.
But you know what I'm talking about, right? That the wrestler Ah, yes, Ron Killing.
I you know, but yeah, that's what he used to be.
Used to be k quicker or something like that, Um, in, like, 2000.
But anyways, you know, I I'm just waiting for the time that on 13 17 he comes running out from the gate to come tackle drunk in the middle of an NFL football game.
Now, do I think that was gonna happen? I don't know.
I give it a I give the 1% chance.
Let's put it that way, you know.
But now that Gronk does not have that title, we cannot hope and and and anticipate that happening.
So, unfortunately, but it is Gronk Day.
So Gronk did have a decent rain as the 24 7 title, although it might have come with an Asterix as it comes during the Corn Team era, where naturally, it's a little bit easier to stay away from your opponent.
So, you know, maybe we'll see how, how where his ah championship run ranks several years down the road.
Maybe maybe it'll grow on us a little bit.
I'm obviously being a little sarcastic.
If you can. It is possible.
You never know. They have a huge scandal.
You know they could.
They could be the Astros.
If Rob Hall of Fame.
Yep, absolutely other quarantine screwdriver.
We'll have do***entaries on this, you know.
You see Gronk's group drunk.
I mean, you know, the possibilities here are just that you could You can use this for marketing in any way, folks.
Kat, Kyle, Right on cue joins.
And any reminds me of something.
I participated in a podcast last night.
Ah, Patriot show.
And I'll share the link later when it's available.
Um, but I No, you know how if you listen to the big, bad Bruins podcast that I host with our friend Chris Blackie, I, um I tried toe try to push the phrase anything is possible.
Well, Kyle reminds me by saying it Ah, that I accidentally and and did not unintentionally rather said anything is possible when I meant to say anything is possible.
So it has officially taken over my ah, you know, my subconscious.
I I now do that instinctually.
So, um, it worked.
I'm I'm happy. So anything is possible.
You know, what about you Get it into the American lexicon, and all of a sudden you will start saying it.
They don't even realize they're saying that.
I think it's it's pretty good.
It's like it's very much like when the Patriots came out with their ice cream flavor.
Giffords has a nice screen flavor called dough.
Your job It's a takeoff on. Do your job.
Well, you will not be.
You'll be amazed at the amount of people.
And I'm serious folks.
You would be amazed at the amount of people that I hear on a daily basis, say, Oh, you know, they're gonna know your job, you know? And all of it just comes out.
So these types of things, these market employees, could be really good.
It's really good, you know, adverti*****t.
And I think it's good publicity for the show.
So keep saying anything's possible, my friend.
So I think it's a good thing I can't help myself.
So I'm gonna keep saying it.
But it's good because, you know, this kind of brings me into what I wanted to bring up before.
And, um, you know, this is Ah, not only obviously we bring up Rob Gronkowski and everything like that, but this is also a anniversary of sports of another moment in and in fact it's probably my well, it's hard to say now because obviously I've watched the Bruins won a Stanley Cup, so you, almost by default, that's, you know, probably my favorite hockey moment.
But if they're if we're gonna have to rank him one A and one B Something that that I owe a It always gets to me Every single time chills every single time.
Um, it happens to be the 19th anniversary of this event, so Ah, I don't know if you know what I'm talking about.
You might have seen what I shared earlier, but here we go x well, telling you man chills every single time.
I see that I've watched it like three times a day, and I still still get it.
Still it still it still brings a tear to your ear to your eye.
No matter how you take that in, you still remember where how you feel And then the feelings that I had watching Raymond board finally get a chance to hoist the Stanley Cup? No one more deserving.
Ah, And then, in my opinion, when you take a look at everything he did for a franchise and you have folks, I mean, you know, we've talked about last week in terms of, you know, prolific goalscorers and great hockey players, players that have a chance to have multiple Stanley Cup runs, you know, they obviously Gretzky comes to mind, Crosby comes to mind.
Ovechkin got his is shot.
But when you look at all the blood, sweat and tears that Raymond Bork put into the Bruins franchise, it's a shame that he couldn't get it done here.
That would have really made it perfect.
But he deserved that opportunity.
He deserved the opportunity to be able to hoist Lord Stanley, just one of the great ambassadors of the game and one of the best players I've ever I've ever seen.
I mean, guys, my age when you grew up in Boston s'more, it's There were two posters, really, that were indelible in your household.
It was Larry Bird and Raymond Bork.
You know, Let's face it, I mean, you know, the Boston Red Sox? Yes, they had a lot of great players back when when I was growing up in the mid to late eighties, even early nineties.
But there was never really that dominant figure in Boston that just encompassed everything that you saw.
I guess the closest that you could possibly say would come Maisie, the Roger Clemens or maybe even Wade Boggs.
But Bird was the unquestioned leader, and Bird was the unquestioned, you know, the figurehead of the Boston Celtics, and Bork was that way with the with the Boston Bruins.
So when you look at these two guys and the career rocks that they had, obviously Larry won a few titles here in Boston. Three.
That was, you know, a great way for him to be able to be remembered.
Sport never had that legacy.
And to see him finally get it, it was worth it.
So I'm glad that you played that because that that should be ah, you know, celebrated, maybe even celebrated a little more than it was here in Boston.
I don't care what other people say about Oh, you know, you had to celebrate someone else when it isn't someone winning a championship elsewhere.
Yeah, wasn't about him winning a championship elsewhere.
It was about celebrating Raymond board for what he did while he was here and enjoying the opportunity to see him get his well deserved accolade well, and and it's funny part of the reason why I wanted to bring this up because it's somewhat relevant today.
Now there are some differences in the cir***stances, but the you know this idea that you cannot root for a player once they leave that, like my memory again at the time.
I was a sop****re in high school.
You know, our Yeah, Yeah.
Are finished out freshman year because it was obviously in the spring of 2001.
Um, so, you know, at the time, I remember people being happy for Ray, and now again there.
I mean, there again, you can You can pinpoint that particular time as being the last moment of Loserville.
Um, because again, you and I are old enough to remember when, especially during the nineties, that the Boston was was was Loserville.
It was loser town, you know.
The Bruins had a streak of of getting to the playoffs every year, but they'd always get knocked out the first round.
So, like, but, hey, they made the playoffs.
But at that point, you know, the Patriots were about nine months away from winning their first Super Bowl.
And obviously, we know everything that happened since then.
But I seem to remember people being excited for right now again.
Like I said, the cir***stances were different. He was traded.
Um, he expressed not wanting to leave.
So eventually, essentially, his hand was forced cause they were like, Look, right, it's not gonna happen here in Boston.
We want to get you a cup.
So he was traded in 2000 in the middle of the 2000 season.
Ah, the Avalanche did not win that year, obviously.
And then the following year he played a full season with the Avalanche, obviously taking the defending Stanley Cup champion Devils toe to seven games and obviously, finally being able hoist the cup there in his final game again, You know the type of storybook ending you want to see.
You know your final game 22 seasons is his ah, number of games, and having be been without a cup was and I can't remember this, but I think at the time it was probably the most in NHL history or pretty, pretty **** close.
And it was certainly one of the biggest story lines for those few years leading up to that.
Just because again, we all know that Ray was was, you know, really kind of.
It's getting towards the end and the Bruins were not going in the right direction.
Certainly not enough time.
I mean, we're talking about a team that you know, had a nice season in like 2002 But other than that, those early 2000 teams were We're not fun to watch, so Ah, that was exciting for me.
Like I said, I still watch that now and get chills I And and here's the thing, too.
It's like, obviously, I'm a Bruins fan, but you know, my my favorite hockey player of Alzheimer's, Martin Brodeur or so and he was suited up in Game seven against the Avalanche.
So for me, I'm watching that, obviously wanting to see rate Bork when I obviously wouldn't bend is disappointed to see Obrador one another cup.
But you know the what what Ray Bork meant to the city and obviously, as fans of Boston hockey was.
Ah, you know, you really you really took that moment and really appreciate it.
And guess what? The city celebrated it with a little bit of a rally for him.
So, um, times were a lot different than Mike through the summer of 2001.
I mean, for I mean for so so many re I mean again, we're talking specifically sports reasons, but for many other reasons.
It changed drastically in the coming months, plate, but yes, sports wise in Boston.
It was a different time, my friend.
A lot of kids they were listening to the show were alive for that.
So, yeah, and if they were, they weren't aware of what Boston was, what they had become.
And look, a lot of people roll their eyes and say, Oh, yeah, it was really That was a long drought.
I mean, 86 was the last major title for a Boston sports team prior to 2000 and one ordained early 2000 and two, when the New England Patriots finally won their first Super Bowl Super Bowl 36 times were lean.
Here in Boston, the Bruins were on and off.
They were up and down.
They would have decent seasons, but nothing that would allow them to break through.
Ah, those were difficult and lean times for the Red Sox as well.
You know, we all remember the days of the late nineties with stocks, started to put together some pretty good teams, but just couldn't get past that Yankee drug or not, you know, led by the core four and Joe Torey, the manager.
So it was difficult for them to break through the Patriots until Tom Brady and Bill Belichick did their thing.
The Patriots were seen as a nice team that might contend every now and then, but they were never gonna win a Super Bowl.
They were just going to.
They may make the occasional trip.
They may get their fan base a little bit riled, but ultimately they would meet an NFC team that was far superior and that was going to obliterate them off the face of the earth.
This is what Boston's forts waas, and that really was a turning point.
And I think in so many ways, the region, the city needed something to celebrate.
And again, I don't think it was so much that they just wanted to be a part of Ray Bork winning a Stanley Cup.
I think it was Boston's way of saying thank you for all of the dedication you had or sorry you had to go elsewhere to do it, but we celebrate.
You were not celebrating Colorado.
We're celebrating you being able to finally hoist the Stanley Cup that we wish that you had the opportunity to do here.
So in a lot of ways, that was different.
What? It was a different time.
And now you look at Boston and that kick started.
The resurrection of Boston is one of the major sports meccas in in all of the world.
Really, if you think about it and the success that the teams have had, whether it be the Celtics, the Bruins, the Patriots or the Red Sox all in that span in the last 20 years they've won.
You know they've won.
Ah, you know, major titles.
And all four sports teams have been to the finals or the Super Bowl with World Siri's or the Stanley Cup final multiple times in that realm.
So even though the Celtics and the Bruins have come away with one MBA title, one Stanley Cup, the chances for them to win multiples have all been there.
It's an amazing, amazing feat when you think about it, and the ride that we've been on for the last 20 years as Boston sports fans is just that some parallel well and then it also.
But see, here's something now.
It also fosters the attitude that a large segment of ah, of Patriots fans air now like F Tom Brady because he left, You know, he he owes us more.
And it's just like, Wait a minute and And this may be explains, my ah ah, outlook on this and and how I've approached this whole situation with Brady leaving New England where it's like, Look, I hope the Patriots and the Bucks play in the Super Bowl, and I hope the Patriots win 55 to 54.
You know what I'm saying? And I want Tom Brady to, you know, because again they have a game like that.
I mean, there's there's nothing that could be done to tarnish Brady's legacy at this point.
I mean, obviously, people out there agree.
But, you know, I'm sorry that they're kind of foolish.
Ah, but to me, I just It's a funny.
Like I said, maybe I'm just not remembering.
Ah, what happened 20 years ago? Correct Again.
Obviously, there was no social media.
There was barely the Internet, you know, I don't I don't even think I had the Internet in my house at that point.
You know, we're at least Ah, I had ah knows dial up which again? That just gives me a headache Thinking about that.
But ah, yeah, we won't.
We won't harbored too much.
Bring back to men in many bad memories about that, because way we sit here and complain about some of the issues we have connecting, it's like, just just think about all the all the hoops and and and and jump you know, all the other ah, hoops.
You have to jump there Gs on kind of trying to speak and I get It's not happening.
Think about all the hoops had to jump through.
Just just they used the Internet back in the day.
It was it was pretty.
It's pretty different.
But anyway, excuse me anyways, Ah, we're gonna take a commercial break here in just a minute, so ah, you know, we'll be about five minutes, so don't go.
Don't go too far.
When we come back, we're going to talk about ah, some of the NFL protocols and how the ah Major League Baseball it just is not looking good for them to ah, return for a ah season this year.
So again we'll see what happens.
Things can always change but every little bit of news that we are getting lately is it's not looking good.
So Ah, we're gonna take that break.
So stay tuned and we'll be or night that howdy, folks.
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Why, You know, look Big hit, man fan and, you know, it was always and I was always a big fan of the heart break as well.
So, you know, that was that was a tough moment.
It was a tough moment, for me is a wrestling fan.
You know, your your ask.
It's almost like, you know, choosing between your two Children.
It's very, very difficult.
But, uh, yeah, I was there was a big hit man fan back in the day.
He was always, um so he was the excellence of execution in the ring.
You got to give him that Well, and again that I'm right there with you.
I was also a fan of both, Obviously, You know, Shawn Michaels is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time.
Because, you know, when I was a kid, I was a huge rockers fan.
And so you can imagine how Ah, you know, when Marty Geneti cowardly threw him a coward leak through, he cowered into himself through the window itself for the Yeah, exactly.
Yeah, how much that that pulled at me.
But, um no, I again, I was fans of both and obviously, you know, 97 with screw job and everything like that.
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We talked about yesterday.
Um, the NHL is return, obviously going into face to starting yesterday to return to play.
That means teams are starting to participate in practice in their own facilities.
Eventually, the teams that will be participating in the postseason quote unquote will move to the eventual Ah ah, host cities which have yet to be determined.
However, the NFL has just started to kind of lay out their plan.
Um, and they've kind of done that with, um, just at least guidelines to start.
And it talks about limits of who and how many people can be in training facilities.
How many people can, um, participate in specific? Ah, situations? I know I saw something today that Ah Belichick doesn't expect or doesn't want the coaching staff back in the building until training camp.
So some teams are choosing to go that route.
Other teams are back in their buildings already.
Um, but there are some rules they're trying to limit contact.
Teoh, uh, you know, to six feet, which again, I mean, you know, trying to trying to figure out how you're gonna range a locker room that way, you know, I don't know that they will have to figure it out.
There's questionnaires and then things that they're going to go through to to get screened as they enter and leave the facility to it.
Obviously, Ah, you know, maintain a pretty, ah, clean facility and all that to to Brent, any sort of spread if if it were to come to that, Um, but yeah, I mean, it's it's, you know, they seem to be taken it seriously.
They seem to be, um, looking at, you know, the health as as the top priority and, um, tryingto shape their plan around that.
So I don't know.
Do you have any problems with it, or do you see anything that kind of six out? That seems kind of odd? Er, I wouldn't say things that seem kind of odd.
I mean, things that caught my eye that I think are going to be very difficult to enforce.
Is the physical distancing by, you know, rearranging the furniture, adding additional lockers.
I mean, that really kind of opened my eyes a little bit.
You and I have been in professional locker rooms.
You know, these locker rooms are fairly good sized, but I mean, they're not like these immense warehouses, so it's going to be difficult when you're talking about a 53 man roster, especially during training camp.
When you have a 90 man roster in there that are doing that, it's very difficult to prevent any type of co mingling.
There is a lot of reconfiguration, I'm sure going on.
And since the Cove in 19 Pandemic, I have not been to Gillette.
I haven't seen what they're doing in in New England.
Um, I've spoken to a lot of other you know, of my colleagues in the media across the different NFL, you know, landscapes and their equally as baffled as to how this is going to be able to come together.
I think Green Bay has actually the largest square footage in terms of a locker room, and even a Green Bay beat writer that I had a chance to speak to last night said, I don't know how they're going to do it, and that, to me, is just one thing where you look at it and you say I understand what they're trying to do and believe me, they're going to do it, folks, it's not that there.
It's not that it's going to be impossible.
It's just it's one of those things that is a little bit unfathomable right now to think about exactly how they're going to be able to prevent any type of co mingling, especially when it comes to a sport like football or any sport for that matter.
So it's going to be difficult.
It's gonna be interesting to see how they do it.
Um, I know they're encouraging virtual meetings whenever possible.
I think that will continue.
That, to me is something that is relatively, you know, that that's something that is able to be put into effect, I guess is the best week from, you know, put it.
That doesn't seem to be too difficult to enforce.
Um, obviously, is the seasons, you know, become, you know, has the season progresses and his training camps begin.
You know you'll have more inter person, you know, personal interaction, but to me, that's going to be it is going to be ableto actually enforce that six feet social distancing, you know, parameter that's been put in place because it's a sports locker room is not really the best forum to be able to do that, especially when you have players that have step stuff and it's you know Mawr.
They're actually talking about eliminating lockers next to each other, having every other locker, maybe putting lockers in different locations.
So it's just gonna be an adjustment.
They'll they'll do it.
But again, I'm intrigued to see how, because I'm thinking of just the logistics of it, and the parameters just don't support being able to do it.
So it, uh, it's just like anything else.
You look for it and you you hope for the best, and I'm sure they'll build do what they need to do.
But I'm intrigued, just like everyone else.
But ultimately, I thought the guidelines were you know, we're pretty much what I expected from the NFL.
Yeah, and and again, I mean, I I have a hard time believing a lot of these.
The guidelines air safety precautions are really gonna matter when you know you have to £300 linemen, you know, bashing heads against each other.
It's, you know, at a certain point, all this all these precautions and and all these steps become moot because not ****s moot.
Ah, because again, you it's sports.
There's physical contact and and really, what's the point? You know, I'm not saying to disregard that.
I think what they're doing it is good, especially when you first enter and kind of play this out over the next couple months.
But like it said eventually, when it comes down to competition, all that contact is basically, you know, I guess I don't know.
It just it seems like a lot of, ah contradict with the Ah, it seems to me to be take yeah, exactly.
Well, it's like, you know, it's like I mean again, you know, you're not supposed to do this, But, you know, again, people are out in hundreds of thousands and it's like, I mean, I just What's gonna happen? Who knows Who knows at this point, we're just gonna have to see.
And that's kind of the same thing with sports.
It's like you're just gonna have to see how it plays out.
Um, you know, taking the precautions early on a great because really again, you better safe than sorry.
And but like it's at a certain point, it's just gonna get to Well, you just can't avoid physical contact.
Just it is what it is.
But anyway, there is a little bit of NFL news.
So and I actually saw this on Twitter and I do this old time and I wish I could give credit to the to the person who tweeted this, but, um and I kind of feel like it was one of ours, too, and that makes me feel even worse.
But they said it's not the NFL season until an NFL quarterback are running back.
Holds out and we have a holdout folks.
Dalvin Cook running back Los Los Angeles, Minnesota Vikings Ah is holding out until he gets a better deal.
He's reportedly looking for 16 year.
That's all I can say.
Ah, so especially getting it from the Vikings, considering, you know, they weren't going to do that with ah Stefon Diggs.
They just gave a whole bunch of money.
Uh, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Cousins.
I you know, again, I I understand why he's doing it, and I'm always I always advocate for those running backs to get their money if they want it because, you know, hey, these guys have very short career unless your friend or, um on your freak of nature Ah, you have a generally short career as a running back and you've got to make the money while you can.
Now again, Is he going to get 16 million? I don't know.
I really haven't At this point, you kind of dived into the comparative running back contracts and and kind of versus what he is.
But I don't know that to me.
Seems a little high.
Yeah, I do think it seems a little high as well.
And look, when it comes to death, Alvin and the things that I was taught that was thinking about yesterday.
I don't see this holdout lasting long, folks, and I just don't And I think I understand what he's doing and I understand why he's doing it.
Like you said, running backs do not have a long shelf life in the NFL.
You want to try to maximize your value, maximize your earning potential early on in your career.
I'm all for doing that and I don't necessarily have a problem with him doing it.
I just think it's very ill timed and it's not so much because I think he's ill timing and I just think the time right now is not conducive for this types of for this type of action, it's gonna be a shortened offseason.
Let's face it, I mean, I know they're saying training camps are still going to start, but many camps have been eliminated.
T A s have been eliminated, rookie camps have been eliminated, and we know that veterans show up to rookie camps as well, and they participate in help.
So there haven't been those types of opportunities for players.
Teens ownership to come together, have negotiations and be able to plant the seeds of something like this.
That's strike one.
The second strike is down is probably looking other running backs who have done something similar and been able to essentially get the money that they were looking for.
Um, Melvin Gordon did this last year.
You know, you look a levy on Belle and some of the running backs that have done this and held out and tried to maximize their earning potential.
I think he's looking at it and saying, Well, this could go one of two ways.
I fully expect that you'll try it for a little bit.
It's not going to be something that's going to gain a whole lot of traction, and I think he'll be back sooner rather than later.
Now again, I don't know what Kelvin's resolve is.
I don't know what he knows.
His agents may be feeding him different information and saying that, you know, this is the exactly the right time to do it.
That's just my opinion on this, But I don't see this ending, um, optimally for him, at least not this season.
I think there's too many factors working against the successful hold out at this point.
But again, you know, I mean, e I do understand where he's coming from.
I think you made a good point about him trying to do what he can.
So who knows? What do I know? But that's that's just my two cents on the matter.
I think you know a lot.
I mean, if I were to ask you Ah, some useless ah TV trivia.
I mean, you'd be you'd be right on top of that.
So you see, I see the head is filled with some useless knowledge, folks.
Yes, Yes, you know, and and again, I mean, it's better that than nothing.
So, you know hey, positive mental attitude, Mike.
You gotta in every aspect of your life, you gotta You gotta keep that positive mental attitude and we try.
We live in hope, folks. Yes, yes.
So, um, anyways, we ah, we had a, um You know, we have a pretty pretty, pretty fun the rest of the week coming up before we kind of jump on the major league baseball the close out the show.
I just want to give you a rundown.
Um, I mentioned already.
1/2 of the Dylan and Ross safe sports show that will debut on July 1st will join us tomorrow.
We're going to talk about the show.
Talk about some NFL A.
We'll talk some saints because he is the host of the locked on Saints podcast.
Just like my my co host here.
Ah, the guy that with the still image that that I know a lot of your convinced don't doesn't actually exist.
Um, he is colleagues with him with a, um ah, with the blocked on network.
So we're gonna have him on, uh, we also another actually somewhat saints connection now is we're going to have the author of the book Jamis one of one and and folks out there if if you're familiar with him, um, you'll know, obviously has a big following. He covers.
Ah, Jamis Winston.
And now, obviously with saints.
He's really got his ah, you know, finger on the pulse with them.
So we're gonna talk to him about the book.
Some of the current events going on.
And Friday, of course, we're going to wrap it up with some eighties Ah, music fun with our top 10 countdown.
And of course, we're gonna pit Mr Mike Debate and Kyle Center against each other and in what will be the greatest ah, game competition off eighties music clips ever.
And I think that's pretty safe to say, Yeah, I think it's gonna be an epic battle.
Ah, you know, I like to pride myself on knowing a lot about eighties music, but I got a funny feeling that this man on the other end of the microphone has got some really obscure stuff in his ****nal.
So, uh, this could get interesting.
This this could get very interesting.
I'm spending a lot of time, a lot of time going through and finding the right one, because here's the thing.
I know both You and Kyle are gonna know your stuff, so I can't, you know, You know, I can't come out with, like, it's something like, uh oh, God.
Right off the top of my head.
You know, maybe some, either.
Of course you're gonna know I have the tiger, Obviously your Rocky fans, your your wrestling for while you're wrestling fans.
So you remember the early days of Hulk Hogan and using that music.
Um, so again, you know, I I'm not gonna make it easy for you.
I want to challenge you guys.
I want to see you guys look like fools on camera.
Or at least ah, over the microphone.
And, you know, that's kind of pretty much what I do every single day, folks.
So I'll just look like a fool, but in a different capacity.
So that's pretty good.
No, it's gonna be fun.
Like I said, we're gonna try to do a lot of the cool stuff like that.
Just kind of, um, Kyle's of, uh we don't need much help.
I'm assuming he's talking about you and him because yeah, exactly, but yeah, we're gonna have some fun with that we're gonna you know, hopefully this will spur Ah, syriza different games and activities that we can all do on this show and have fun and maybe interact with some of you guys out there that are participating in listening to the show.
So, uh, anyways, anyways, we talked last week earlier. No.
Last week could stay soused. AA has only been one day.
Um, we talked last week about major league baseball in the Major League Baseball Players Association and how we kind of just feel that Look, this is not gonna end well for this season, and I think each and every time we hear something new, ah intends to further put the nail on their coffin What's sort of speak? And, um, yeah, I just I don't know, a major league baseball rejected, or the Players Association rejected the most recent proposal for the season.
And, um, they said one quote was it was even worse than the last one.
So, to me, that tells me that we're just not gonna have a season.
There's no way that the these guys, they're going to come together and solve this issue at this point.
And, um Yeah, again.
I mean, unfortunately for them, I mean, if you're a baseball fan, uh, it sucks because again, I understand.
Like, you know, the people that love baseball, love baseball, and I do love baseball, too.
It's just, you know, again, if I were to rank this four to probably come in last or burst second the last, you know, in terms of what I, you know, consider what I really enjoy.
So but at the other day, baseball's screwing themselves, you know, baseball screwed baseball here.
OK, just like Bret screwed Bret.
Baseball is going to screw baseball because they have an opportunity to participate in what I like.
I said what I feel like or at least what I'm hoping for is going to be a exhilarating few months of playoff on just sports in general.
Because again, I think everyone's going to be anxious.
Um, Kyle PSA and I know Kyle's feelings on baseball, he says.
I'm not even sure if it it makes his top 10.
Um, and I don't agree with.
Kyle also says Phin screwed bread.
But you know what? He's Canadian.
So he's biased Saragih disease, you know, again, he's a big Bret Hart fan.
I'm assuming right are you know who knows? Who knows? I don't know what I'm talking about.
I'm putting words in his mouth.
But Bret screwed Bret. Kyle.
All right, I I agree with Kyle on one of his two sentiments treaded.
Guess which one? I agree with him on.
Do you don't Do you not think that baseball isn't a top 10? Because I thought you did.
But maybe you don't.
I do believe they always in the top 10 so I think that gives it away, folks.
You know what? And you know what I am.
I am a firm believer in the fact that prints offense screwed Bret, but Vince didn't have a choice but to screw Brett, but he still screwed him.
It doesn't matter.
So all right, So you know what? That's a whole conversation for another day, folks, because we you get my pilot would on that, and I can go for about 1/2 hour and we don't have 1/2 hour left.
Agreed with you on the major League baseball proposal, folks, just in case you were wondering what Ah, this next wave was, um the proposal that was put forth by Major League Baseball ownership yesterday.
Ah, 75% of the players pro rated salaries would be covered over a 76 game season.
Those are two figures that air down from the previous offer that was rejected by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Basically, what we're looking at is $1.
432 billion in total compensation.
The proposal that was rejected was, I believe, about 2.
87 billion, Excuse me, that was that was rejected.
So when you look at the fact that you're looking at a reduced schedule, you're looking at reduced overall revenue.
And the players rejected the first proposal again, like my good friend said, It's just it's major league baseball screwing Major League baseball.
And unfortunately, this looks like it's at a stalemate.
And every day that goes by my optimism.
I think this is the best way for me to put it.
My optimism, Wayne's that we'll see baseball on the field this year and it really is a true shame and and look that I have very little optimism to begin with.
So you know again, t have it waned each and every day.
It is very discouraging.
And and look, I mean, you know where we're all there.
They're all obstacles that have needed to be overcome.
You know, these last few months, for all of these leaks, there's certain protocols that need to be made.
But, you know, when it comes to hockey, basketball and football, it seemed like they all have the same priority.
And it was health and safety.
And to get back to the playing field.
And at this point, baseball.
I don't know what their priority is.
I mean, you can save money, but you know, of course it is.
But you know, at this point, what is their priority? You know, do the owners actually want to play baseball or you know what's going on? So again, it's discouraging because as much as I you know, baby, I don't agree with Kyle's Outside of the top 10 I I do.
You know, I can live without baseball, if so, beat.
You know if if it if it comes to it, I can live without that more than I could live without hockey or football.
Let's put it that way.
And again, I'm tryingto be as, uh, you know, down the middle with this and not try to trash baseball.
I'm just saying this is the reality of it.
Baseball can't afford to lose this.
I mean, you mentioned earlier.
What is this all about? I mean, in one word, I think what it's all about is this power.
I think it's This is an opportunity for both sides to play the power struggle to gain the upper hand.
I think that Major League Baseball finds this as an opportunity to maybe knocked the Major League Baseball Players Association down a peg.
And I think the MLB p.
Is looking at it and saying This is our chance to make a power play and to get the owners exactly where they want them.
So if it's not just about money, which I agree, I mean, you can't just leave a whole season on the table and think that it's a better financial decision than to actually play a shortened season and get some revenue, then it's got to be about power on.
And if that's what this is about, folks, it's showing that the owners and the Players Association did not really care about the fans maybe as much as we thought they did.
I mean, if you can guarantee safety or at least put measures in, please to ensure the best possible outcome when it comes to player, safety and player elf than you know, if you're doing this for purely other reasons, it's just It's such a terrible look, especially with everything going on in the world right now and how deeply we need sports to bring us back together.
In so many ways, this is just a bad look for major league baseball.
It's a bad look for the players association dio, and you know it's It's one of those things that will hurt them.
This will hurt baseball if they don't find a way to get back on the field this year.
And at this point, I just don't see how they're going to do it.
Yeah, I mean, look, they both they both want hand Mike.
They both want Very God I love.
This is why he is the guy.
See, folks, this is why I am low man on the totem pole and this man as sends to the top.
It's for reasons like that night.
All kidding aside, there's a lot of reasons by folks.
But now that without my Seinfeld references there certainly what What has been keeping me together.
So But I'm not even gonna knock you down a peg and say, and you're gonna need it.
Yeah, C c I I was going to say, you know what? They both have hand.
They both want hand, and they're both gonna need it because they're gonna be having to satisfy themselves.
And maybe that gets me a little bit of trouble.
But but really, because they won't.
And I'm not talking about it in that way.
I'm talking about it in terms of satisfying your itch to play baseball.
And they're not gonna be able to do that because they can't come to an agreement.
The fans aren't going to be able to enjoy it because they're not gonna be on the field.
And you know what? It's a **** shame.
And and you can you could knock baseball all you want.
You could say all these things about baseball, But at the end of the day, um, there there, sport that that out of all of all of these major leagues probably could could not afford to lose their season.
Um, based on some sort of squabble like this, if it was completely pushed off because of the virus, you know, so be it.
I people would understand and understand that, like, look, what else are you going to do? But again, you see the NHL, you see the National Basketball Association.
You see the National Football League, who's been bound and determined to play every seat every game this season from from the get go, and you just don't see it from major league Baseball.
We'll see how it changes throughout time.
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