In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world.
And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.
Mankind That word should have new meaning for all of us today can't be consumed by a petty differences anymore.
We will be united in our common interest.
Perhaps faith that today's Fourth of July and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, tyranny, oppression or persecution.
But from annihilation, we're fighting for our right cleaning to exist.
And should we win the day.
Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, Rick and home.
But is the day when the world declared in one voice We will not go quietly into the night.
We're going to live on.
We're going to survive.
Today we celebrate our independence.
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Good morning. I hope you guys enjoyed that.
A little callback.
Teoh, one of one of the greatest, most famous July 4th themed movies out there, of course, inappropriately named Independence Day.
And of course, it's a It's a favorite of mine.
It's a favorite of Mike's.
And without further ado, let's let's bring him along because I know he was just chomping at the bit.
I know he couldn't resist himself and he actually started, Ah, saying the speech out loud while it was playing.
Mike, how you doing today? But, you know, you listen to that speech, my friend, and I don't know how it does Not if you do not get pumped beyond belief by listening to the eloquent words of President Thomas Whitmore.
I don't know what to tell you, folks.
I mean, really inject it into my fans.
Great stuff. Unbelievable.
You know, the president Whitmore is the leadership that we need a conversation for another day that folks.
But now, seriously, just yeah, one of the, I think, the flagship movie of Independence Day Weekend, Fourth of July weekend.
There's no question about it.
You have to watch this.
It's, um, yeah, it's it's It's great, folks. Absolutely.
Just Just phenomenal.
Great way to kick off the show, my friend.
Well, you know, I guess that I debate I was like, you know, should I just play it to start the show and I'm like, you know what? That's That's something that I think we did before because, you know, we we have been on the air on, you know, this day before.
So we've had some fun with it, of course, again being one of our both of our favorite movies because aside from the fact that it is Ah, July 4th tomorrow, which again it doesn't feel like it, It doesn't feel like it.
I mean, there's so many other things going on right now that obviously it's kind of taken a back seat to everything.
But again, it is the fourth of July weekend, and I hope everyone has a great holiday.
And of course, I will be spending it surely watching that movie once, maybe twice.
I'm sure some channel on cable will be, um, broadcasting that over and over and over again.
Shout out to the folks.
Ah, joining chat room.
I see. I see. Kyle.
I mean, he has nothing better to do.
He's with us every morning.
So thank you, Kyle.
I appreciate that.
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So, um, do you think what do you some of your favorite? Ah, we're going to say July 4th themed movies, but they're they're essentially patriotic ish movies.
Basically, we just wanted an excuse to bring up a few movies that kind of loosely fit into this genre, or at least this holiday.
And, um, he obviously, Independence Day is at the top of list for both of us.
I would assume I I would again, you know, it came out in the month of July, and it's it's very patriotic, and it's certainly, ah has a president, very few presidents that I would hold above President Whitmore from Independence Day, and that is therefore Swon.
So Ah, I I was browsing a list of Ah, I I search July 4th themed movies and it essentially just came up with, you know, a few.
But, you know, they they sprinkled in some patriotic ish movies to kind of fill the voids.
And, uh, that was certainly one of my favorites as well.
Oh, definitely, without any question, when you say when you talk we talked about, I believe, on President's Day.
We talked about the fictional president, fictional presidents and then the greatest fictional presidents of all time.
And of course, you and I both have an affinity for a fictional president that wasn't in a movie but in a TV show.
We're prepared TV show that we know and love President David Palmer of 24 1 of the greatest No, no question about it.
But when you look at movie presidents, you be hard pressed to beat out Harrison Ford beat out Harrison Ford and in an Air Force One.
I mean, just, you know, to me one of the one of the great you know, one of the great action movies of the nineties.
Definitely one of my favorites, without any question about it, just just a a really, really good.
You know, President James Marshall in that movie to me was the president that we all if it's an ideal type of press, it's kind of doing I'm not gonna lie.
It's kind of depressing talking about this because, like, you know, in the past, maybe we joke.
But, like, right now, it literally a fictional precedent for what we have right now, and that's saying a lot, I guess.
But again, we're not gonna We're not gonna get into any sort of political discussion here.
It's just, you know, I can't help but think that this is just ah ah, somewhat depressing conversation when we're trying to be a, um you know, positive and happy and all that stuff and have a little fun.
So but, yeah, we'll definitely James Marshall.
I mean, I I would I would I would go to anyone that I get off my plane.
I mean, you know, even at the beginning, you know, you you take a look at President Marshall speech Teoh to the Russian consulate when he's there and there, you know it's not our time to be afraid anymore.
Now it's your turn to be agreed to be.
That's that's that's leadership t fair.
I mean, if our current leadership was involved in that movie, there probably would be no hijacking and would actually be a probably pretty pleasant flight beyond again.
I'm not I don't know, Gary.
Gary Oldman in them.
We had some stuff stuck in his possible that they were.
They were separate, uh, loyalists to what was erratic.
General Radin was actually who was a good one.
I want to bring things full circle.
Yeah, he ended up being in season.
Season eight of 24 that's for Ah, he was Jurgen Prakken. Al.
What was his name in that in 24? I d. On the restaurant.
I know you're talking about kill his own son, but you're composing a guy that the, uh he also he also played Max and Beverly Hills cop two.
You're getting in and 30 years and one of the more recognizable faces in Hollywood that you may not know the name, but just great, great stuff.
So how did we get on this? I don't know, but, um, I'm about to Ah, I'm about to just pick my jaw up off the floor because I just saw a T.
Murph Argy, Murph say the Am I the only person who hated 24 I'm honestly, seriously reconsidering our relationship at this point? Um, that that actually that's that steep.
I mean, that that's, like, minimum 24 hour view.
But I'll consider, um, I'll consider an alternative if he wants to take take, take that back a little bit, but yeah.
What were we talking about again? I don't ever remember.
Oh, you have a guy talking about patriotic movies.
Somehow we ended up on a big surprise for us.
Somehow he ended up on 24.
Yeah, I was talking Constant was more patriotic inject. Exactly.
What do you look at? What the man has done for this country? You know, floral country.
But still, you know, you still done a lot raise, you know, the, um the optimism in this country. Yeah.
All right. The live again.
It's It's Ah, another.
Another depressing reality.
Is that those type of people around right now? But again, we're not gonna get on that.
But if we're gonna talk about degrees of separation very quickly, very, very quickly your gun. Prague.
No plates. Circe Bazaar? Yes.
Season eight of 24 hours.
It's well, Table 24 discussion today, So I You know, a I'm not I'm not going to say I'm not going to say it's never gonna come back to 24.
Just It just so happens, you know, we'll see.
We'll see what we have her time, but going back to Independence Day Because again, I one of my I was always a big fan of Jeff Goldblum for for one reason, really.
And it was because he played Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park.
And at that point, that was really the first time I had ever heard my name outside of someone addressing May.
Because, I mean, how many people were named Ian? I mean, even even, Ah, you know, when I was a kid, I mean, I never met another kid.
Ney me and so like to see one on a movie about dinosaurs when I was a kid.
I mean, that's That's yeah, Yeah, that's the That was that was pretty cool.
So I always like you, Malcolm.
Of course, he played a pretty crucial role, and, um, basically, he played himself an independence day.
They all all his characters or just slight variations of who I think he really is.
You know that that whole just his style and everything like that.
So another reason why I like that moving again.
We were talking about the cast.
I mean, obviously Will Smith.
He's been in the news recently for, uh, some some rather ah interesting conversations that he's he and his his wife have had.
But again, we're gonna focus on nonsense television and, you know, not nonsense gossip.
So but yet Will Smith, you have Obviously, we already talked about Bill Pullman.
Thea, um, commencement speech.
I think in 2000 nine I want to say, Yeah, 2009 I want to say at u mass.
I can't remember is one of those years, like, you know, early two thousands, which was great.
I would have given the same speech that I played at the start of this show.
But ah, you know, obviously that he had to be a little bit more, um, a little bit more.
I don't know, professional.
Although again, I can argue that that was the most professional speech of all time.
Uh, and of course, who could not forget did the hero of Independence Day? And that is Ah, of course, he's a whack job.
It's what? Let's not let's let's not kid ourselves outside of this movie.
Well, inside this movie to he's an absolute wackjob, but yeah, it's ah, I always loved ah cheese.
Now see, this is what happens to me, Mike, I completely blank on names that I say constantly.
So help me out here. Bailed me out, buddy.
I will take back my burden comment that I made the other day.
If you could bail me out on this one.
Ah, the hero that you're speaking of his Russell case.
Wrestle case, sir, I fly. I'm a pilot.
That guy obviously had some had some issues.
Drinking? Yes, he did.
Yes, he did. Pretty much every day. Yeah.
Ah, this is a terrible day to start.
Well, you started quitting drinking yesterday of the night.
You know, I don't drink that often, but it did.
You know, I woke up a little, uh, let's just say I was a little under the weather this morning's, uh I'm getting off off topic here.
Topic is Independence Day.
Our love for the movie if anyone else out there again has any, uh, you know, I was gonna bring this up, but I'm still kind Ah, a little upset with Mark because of his 24 comment.
But, uh, he did bring up the sandlot, and that was a movie that we talked about beforehand and again.
I think that obviously, they have, ah, parts of that movie that that fall on Fourth of July.
I mean it za summer movie.
But that was always one that again you watch during the summer and it kind of epitomized everything.
July 4th, always kind of like the unofficial, uh, I want to say Peak, is that right? You know, unofficial like holiday of this? Well, it's an official holiday, but you know what I'm saying? It's like the middle of summer is Yeah, summer and I used to look at it.
It's kind of like the barometer of this summer, even though when I was a kid, I would still I always went Teoh toe Catholic schools growing up, and we always got out a little bit later than my my counterparts.
It was always a little bit, you know, different.
So when we got to the fourth of July, it was almost like, Wow, you still got all of the summer left, and then all of a sudden, it felt like you blinked and it was Labour Day and you were back in school already.
So, yeah, the Fourth of July is kind of like that seminal summer summer moment that just evaporates the rest of the summer.
But you enjoy it until you get there.
And then you continue to enjoy the time after it.
Glad that that was brought up.
That definitely belongs on the list, folks.
I mean, I'm just going to say And not a patriotic movie.
No, but according to their I mean, that's more set around the Fourth of July.
And I mean, how appropriate is it? Now you look at all the covert 19 stuff.
I mean, you know you know, the mayor and in Jaws, Larry, I mean, you know, really epitomizes Ah, lot of these governors.
A lot of these mayors that just can't wait to open everything back up.
You know, you feel like, you know, you feel like he's really is such a It epitomizes that so Well, you know, you can almost picture you know, these governors in these mayors, you know, you Yoko of it.
We got a panic on before the jeweler, and it's true.
I mean, that's exactly what's going on right now.
And look what happened when he tried to open things up too quickly.
Without enough planning in place, we're seeing that pop up all throughout the country.
We're seeing certain regions where opening things up in phases do we think systematically as reap benefits and those, you know, areas are thriving, so it's proven that it can be done.
But then you take a look at other areas in the country.
President, company not accepted.
Andi, there are some that are really struggling right now that are, you know, they're having to close things back down again, or put it regulations back in place.
Kind of like, you know, going back into time out after you got out when you promised you wouldn't do it again and you just fell right back into the same thing.
So again, conversation for another day.
But jaws is one of my favorite Fourth of July films.
The quintessential summer film was filmed is only about maybe about an hour and 1/2 trip from where I Live.
So that's, um, which, for those of you that don't know about this vineyard was am Amity Island and you can actually hear my New England accent coming out.
Believe it or not, folks, Martha's Vineyard eyes how you we pronounce it up here.
But yeah, that's Ah, that's Ah into the island.
I've seen some of the areas where they where they film that.
And, um, one of my all time favorite movies.
It was one my dad's all time favorites, and I inherited that from him.
Well, is there another movie? And I feel like I've, you know, certainly for the age group that you know, For example, my mom is absolutely petrified because of that movie, and I feel like there's a whole generation of people that saw that movie and refused to go into the ocean.
Now it gets me thinking like what other movies have had that type of impact.
You know, where there is this realistic Ah, I guess, realistic threat, you know, and it's frightened people to the point where, like, they won't go on ocean water.
Like I feel like I've met a number of people that said that same exact thing or least uh, mentioned it on Twitter.
And I can't think of another movie like like I'm not afraid of like, any really, you know, an alien ship coming out of the sky because I watch Independence Day.
But like, you know, if I if I was a kid and I saw Jaws, I mean, jeez, I mean O B B pretty really take a U turn and really completely go, and I want a total 1 80 from the movies that we're talking about.
You want to talk about a movie that instill fear into people, Go back to Alfred Hitch****'s Psycho.
I know there are still women in this country that are definitely afraid to take a shower alone because of that movie.
So, you know, it's, you know, Yeah, I think Jaws had that effect.
There is still a generation of people Well, that will not go near the ocean because because of jaws and because of what that movie did to them and scared them.
You know within an inch of their life, thinking that even if you're that close to the, uh, to the to the shore that you're still subject to a shark attack.
So I can't think of any movies out there recently that have had that.
If, Well, Kyle, maybe I'm just not thinking of them right now.
Kyle actually brought up in the chat room and you know, not to the extent of Jaws, but, uh, he proud of some of the final destination movies.
And if you remember, Okay, first off, I never drive behind a log truck to begin with.
Um, I don't I didn't have to see that movie to to realize that.
Hey, you know what? I let me increase my chances of not getting crushed by a giant log and not drive behind one of those trucks.
Ah, but you know, that was obviously a scene from one of the movies that, you know again you go.
Ah, you know, you go and see it.
And there's these little things that start to pop up.
Like when I get on the airplane now or whenever I'm on an airplane.
First thing ideo I always look at that the tray table? Because, you know, you've seen the movie, obviously, right? I'm not I'm not just talking to the audience here.
So obviously one of the opening of the first movie is him sitting there and and, you know, for seeing what's gonna happen.
And it starts with the ah, the little latch on the great table on the airplane on the seat, popping off and falling off.
So, yeah, that I would definitely consider throwing that one in there.
I don't know if I again I love flying.
So if I If I if that happened, I probably want to do anything, I would actually start shifting my my mind over to Okay, uh, this is gonna be a loss scenario.
So So who are the people to know? You know, And and maybe that's just my Ah, my I think about that Every time I get to the waiting room, I don't know if that's just, like, sick and sadistic, but you know, if if it so happens that we crash and, ah, you know, land on on a magical island that shifts through time and all that stuff, you know, I got to know who is gonna be a my gonna be the one that has to step up Or am I gonna be, you know, an auxiliary character with what's gonna happen Like, I would probably step up just saying I don't want to sell myself Not a good point.
I mean, you know, they're, of course, any movie with any type of airplane calamity.
You know, whether it be the old airport movies way back in the day.
Alright, Airplanes, a ****f.
That's, you know, I don't think that made anybody afraid of anything.
But, you know, even a movie like we've talked about, you know, kind of like under the radar.
Films that have gone on executive decision is one of them there you look at and you know, you wonder about plane hijackings and things of that nature.
I don't think anything in the movies ever really instill fear into the hearts of Americans like the real life tragic events of 9 11 I think that made everybody's scared to fly for a good, long time.
And there is still people that harbor that feel and that fear.
Obviously that's a different situation, different cir***stance, that's riel life, and that is absolutely understandable.
But, you know, I don't think, like, even like cruise ship movies and things of that nature.
I don't think anybody looked at the movie Titanic and worried about going on a cruise or maybe even The Poseidon Adventure way back in the seventies.
I don't think those movies have that type of in effect, but maybe they did.
But in terms of a cultural phenomenon, I think if you had the naan and I think Jaws was one of those movies that really made people afraid, because it was something that everybody does, you go to the beach.
Your first inclination is to go in the water, take a swim.
You're there to cool off your there, to be there for the ocean air.
It's cooler than it is in the city.
It's nicer, the scenery is nice and you want to be able to swim in the ocean.
That made you think twice before doing that.
And even the Sequels had the taglines just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it does it again and all right, you know the Sequels.
We can make an argument that the Sequels were awful.
Part two was watchable.
Anything beyond that was just terrible.
It was a, you know, really travesty to the legs.
Wife out my memory of both those movies from except except for the tagline except for the tagline Because again, that was was pretty on point.
But yeah, I mean again, I think when I think of Fourth of July those of the two movies that I think of right off the bat, I think of Independence Day.
Obviously, first and foremost, it's a tradition from you to watch that every I will, you know, continue.
You know that Trish in and of course, Jaws is another.
Ah, that that's always there.
Ah, you know, up there because of its connection to the fourth and and what it means to the storyline of that.
But I like the suggestion of Air Force 12 I'm a Sprinkle that in.
OK, Hey, Like I said, it's Ah, it's gonna be a movie watching marathon.
Maybe I don't know who knows what.
I don't You know, this is the time of the year were like, every day.
If it rains here in Florida, Um, I naturally, it didn't rain too hard this more early this morning.
But I didn't leave both of my windows open.
So again, it's It's, uh yeah, it's one of those days.
Who knows? I mean, Fourth of July.
I mean, I've been down here.
This will be my 5th 4th of July.
I want to say 1234 Okay.
I think it was my 5th 1 down here.
And, um, fourth or fifth.
And I think every year so far, it's rained on Fourth of July.
So generally it's it's, you know, you kind of expect that.
Maybe things will change, but, um, we got to take a quick break.
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Another full week? Well, actually, no, not a full week.
I think we missed to show this week, but another, another week nonetheless.
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So over the last couple of days, Well, I mean, this has been certainly something that's been been pushed by folks for a very, very long time.
And it comes, you know, it deals with the team in Washington and changing their names.
So over this past week, two very significant things happened.
One was one of the majority owners of the team, not Daniel Spider, of course.
Ah, one of the majority owners of the team wrote a pretty much Ah, a letter calling out his partner.
And you know that steps.
That thing is from the Fred Smith, the owner FedEx who have the naming rights to the stadium.
So we're not just talking about a guy.
We're talking about a pretty influential person in this whole matter because off, you know, obviously they owned the rights to the stadium or the naming rights up stuff, so they have a very, ah, big influence as to what? Um, you know what Could could or could not happen moving forward with the team name.
And then on top of that we saw this morning, or at least late last night, I can't remember when or I'm not actually sure when this came out.
But, ah, Nike has removed all of the Washington jerseys from there store, which I mean, look this we've we've heard people push to get this change for a very long time.
Daniel Steiner has been very adamant about never and quoting him, saying, Never changing the name.
Ah, and you know, again much, much like the debate about the Confederate flag, you go back to o tradition.
This tradition that will What is that tradition really think about the name? What does that name mean? Well, again, it's It's based off a tradition of of no and nothing.
So again, it's ah, this this whole again this ties into again, going back to the camp.
Federer it flag, you know.
So we This is our tradition, a tradition that lasted what five years and was built off.
You know, slavery, racism and inequality for everyone.
And it's like to fall back on tradition, as is your reason why you need to keep something that's offensive to of a significant portion of people.
And I think, Ah, but many more people now, because of what's going on, I think you know whether it's naivety or just, you know, ignorance or just, uh, again just unwillingness to Teoh, except what it actually means.
I think a lot of people are opening their eyes to it, and again, we're seeing some pretty powerful statements by some pretty influential people and businesses when it comes to how they promote this team.
And I think, Look, I, it's heading towards the right direction and for for once for once, I actually think this is gonna happen, and I'm I'm going out on a limb and saying Maybe we may never see that name again in the NFL.
So, uh, I I think there's a lot of positives finally happening on that front.
Well, you know, a lot of this.
What it reminds me of is a quote from The Godfather, Part three, where he said, In order to get to you, they come at what you love, not necessarily come at what you are.
And that's what Nike is essentially doing here.
Enforcing, trying to force the NFL's hand and look at the the argument can definitely be made that this is very long overdue.
Dan Snyder is dug his heels in for a good number of years, saying they will never change the team name.
Even Roger Goodell in 2018 acknowledge that a team name change was unlikely at best.
But these are new times.
These are interesting times that we live through and their times in which you're able to utilize the platform in order to be able to get to experience the change you want to see in the world, I commend, Nike said.
Doing, um, very, uh, I stopped short of saying noble, but I think what they're doing is they're lending their platform in the best way that they know how and essentially letting the NFL know that as long as there is racist overtones to the the team name that they're not going to profit from their ah, from their other merchandise.
And look, it's meeting the magnitude of the moment.
You know, when you use your opportunity to oppose racism and to be able to take advantage of the times in which we live, that's tangible.
Those air steps taken to put pressure on the team to cease using a name that evokes a lot of a lot of, ah, offensive and and difficult feelings for a lot of people, and it allows you to move forward now, Yeah, there people out there that are going to oppose it.
Sure, there are people of people out there that are going to oppose it.
But I think for the vast majority of football fans, you know, Washingtonians, Americans in general, um, their fandom for that team is not going toe Wayne simply because the the team name has changed.
If it does, then you weren't a big, big enough fan to begin with.
I think the term New England Patriot is a is a great team name, considering where it is in Massachusetts.
But if they were to change the team name tomorrow or announced that it's not gonna change my fandom for that team.
One you know for one second, because my allegiance is that the team that's on the field, it's not about the mascot.
It's not about the laundry.
It's not about teens change uniforms and things of that nature all the time.
I understand it can always be a part of their history, but it's also an opportunity to grow from history, and I think that's exactly what Washington is doing so well.
See, ultimately, it's going to be up to Dan Snyder, but there's a lot more pressure on him now than ever before.
Ah, and now Nike has really thrown their muscle behind it as well.
And I think when again, they're gonna come at what you love.
And it's nothing Dan Snyder loves more than a prophet.
So if he finds that that's going to significantly affect his bottom line, he'll act well and again.
I mean, that's really what it comes down to is like once once sponsors start affecting things, when money stops coming in and again that that doesn't make his decision noble or anything like that, it just makes him who he's been this entire time, which has Kyle very bluntly pointed.
You kind of a kind of a bigot.
So you know Hey, you know, it is what it is.
And it's like again we saw a couple years ago.
Are was it last year the Cleveland Indians remove? You know, the the character on a chair? Yeah.
Yeah, Chief Wahoo again.
I mean, certainly I think Red skins, and I'm trying to avoid saying it, but for the purpose of this point, I'm going to say it.
I think that is a a farm or offensive term.
Um, so if if if if Cleveland can go about and have the foresight or at least the compassion enough to go through and and start making changes like that Ah, the fact that you know Dan Snyder hasn't to this point just again further speaks to his character into who he is because And here's the thing, too.
And I'm glad you brought up Goodell because, yeah, he he's he's he's ah, he's a puppet for the NFL owners.
I mean, for the for the most part, he does What? Um you know, he does what the owners want.
He's not, You know, I understand him trying to, I guess, trying to to to play it down the middle in this situation.
But, uh, after the what's transpired over the last several weeks and months and and how things have have really changed for the better.
And I mean, there's still lot of work to do.
Don't no mistaking that for saying things have changed.
I'm saying there's there's a lot of positive growth that we haven't we really haven't seen ever or at least in our lifetime in terms of, you know, fighting, you know, Rachel injustice and everything like that.
So, um, if the NFL is truly committed to what they've said and and again, I'm Aiken, I you know me.
I try to be as positive possible.
Um, positive as possible.
I I've screwed myself up my own language up because of the impossible.
I believe the word your looking at possible anything is possible.
I almost wore that shirt today.
Um, but if the NFL is truly committed to what they've said and what these statements quote unquote, that everyone's just pining for, if they truly mean what they said this this would be a no brainer, and I would I would imagine that if things don't progress that the NFL should get involved in changing this.
I know there's there's some loopholes, but I think these air the's cir***stances, where I believe the NFL can take control like you're not going to do it in a normal situation.
But again, if if, if the progress to be made to change the name doesn't happen the way I think it's, it's starting to happen, then I think the NFL has to get involved.
If not, they're hypocrites and what they've said, their statements and all their commitments that they've, you know, claimed that they're now committed to and all this stuff, it just goes out the window.
It's just an empty gesture because if you don't follow through with it, then what's the point? And I think that's something that ah you know, again, hopefully we see this happen quickly, and we don't ever see that character named him.
Well, it's true.
I mean, and you think about what? The NFL sponsorship of their apparel, They're sidelined, gear, everything.
So at that point, if Nike is putting their muscle behind this and they're saying that we're going to support this.
We're gonna pull all this naturally.
If the Washington ownership is not going to take notice of what's going on, then it's in***bent upon the NFL to say, OK, well, if you're not gonna act, if you're not gonna take care of this, we're going to, um, again, I'll go back to the Godfather.
And folks, I'm not making light of this.
I really am not.
But to me, the Godfather is the answer to all of your questions.
Any question you have, you can relate to the Godfather.
If you're out there in that channel, you back me up, back me up on this, my friend.
But in any case, it's where Rocco Lam**** goes over to Fredo in part to where he's, you know and his wife is acting up and he says, Michael says If you can't handle this, I have to.
It's kind of the same type of thought process there.
It's like, OK, well, if you're not gonna act and you're not going to do what the right thing here, then we're gonna compel you to do the right thing and a lot of ways I really hope it doesn't come to that I hope cooler heads prevail, I hope.
But you know, it's it's amicable because if Washington has to be dragged into this kicking and screaming, it misses the whole point of what this is all about.
This an opportunity to grow and move forward, not have something snatched from you and forced into it to me.
It, um it cheapens the movement a little bit, and not because of anything the movement is doing because of the opposition to, you know, people want Teoh given an opportunity to grow and cultivate and be, you know, something that we need to be.
So in a lot of cases and a lot of opportunities, I see this as a good thing, but, you know, we'll see.
Hopefully, like I said, hopefully that you know the good will come from this because it really is truly long overdue.
Yeah, and and look, I mean, I I'm not about to give Daniel Snyder any credit.
He's had plenty of opportunity to do this long before Now.
Um, I I do believe at this point it is kicking and screaming.
We're at that point with with cider and his team, you know, when it comes to changing the name because again, they've had ample opportunity and an ample reason to change those many times in the past, and they refused to do so.
So again, I have a feeling that it's something that is progressing rather quickly and in okay when sponsors speak.
Ah, you know what? You kind of have to listen.
And when it's a it's a sponsor like Nike, who again not only is a specifically ah, like you said, not just geared towards Washington was a league wide sponsor.
So this is this has ramifications.
Be further, um, given the response if they refuse to change or whatever, So a lot of implications, but anyways, other football news.
And I'm glad you brought this up as we're waiting to come back from break.
But the NFL is discussing or pushing forward the idea that ah, 90 players at training camp is just not gonna happen this year.
Ah, which again it's It's a discussion we kind of had the other day, not about the number of people in training camp, but kind of the the these chances for some of these guys that are on the on the brink of making that roster.
You know, they became much slimmer because of this, not only because of the absence of O.
T A's and murky many camps and all this other t all these other team activities that have generally gone on through this point of the summer.
Ah, but you limit the roster size you bring to training camp.
And you know, there's a lot of guys that just essentially lost opportunity that they won't get unless it's down the road during the season.
So, yeah, I understand what they're doing.
Um, again, this is ah, on chartered waters for the league, for teams, for players, we really just don't know what's the what's the best solution.
How do you limit or try to drastically prevent any sort of widespread spread? Ah, of this virus And, you know, maybe it is reducing the training camp roster size.
But, you know, what's the difference from 90 people in 80 or 75? You know what I mean? It could be fairly arbitrary.
All I know is that, you know, you reduce the size of the rosters going into training camp.
There's a lot of guys that are gonna lose an opportunity to make NFL teams, and we know very well being, you know, folks that follow the Patriots and pay close attention to them.
You know, they do a lot of work in that undrafted free agent market, and, ah, you know, maybe this year some of those guys don't get that opportunity.
And, you know, it's a shame.
Yeah, it really is.
I mean, unfortunately, the undrafted free agents like in the pension, the underdogs that guys that claw and fight for a roster spot that maybe are not the foregone conclusions.
They don't come in with the guaranteed contracts or the cachet with a lot of the marquee free agents are gonna have difficulties cracking rosters this year.
New faces and new places is not going to be a common theme among the NFL this year, folks.
It's unfortunate, but it's true.
Players and teams and coaches are going to gravitate towards stability.
They're going to gravitate toward familiarity and in a lot of ways, they have no choice.
Please don't blame the coaches of the players or anything.
For this, it's a necessary byproduct of the Cove in 19 Pandemic and what it's done to the league.
It's shortened training camp.
It eliminated O T A s.
It eliminated minicamp.
It cut the preseason in half.
You know, there's all different kinds of things on the table.
The NFL is considering extended breaks during the season to reevaluate the health of everyone.
This could end up changing the face of the way we watch football or any sport for that matter.
And because of that, you have to adapt and you have to change with things.
So this may not be the year for a player that was looking hook on and get with a team or maybe make an impact.
It could be a little difficulty if you're a new face in a new place, that's not Marquis or that hasn't come with with a great deal of pedigree behind them to make the roster this year.
So in that respect, I think you're going to see a lot of roster re shuffling.
I think you're going to see a lot of people Ah, evaluating what they want to do.
You mentioned the Patriots, I cover the team, so I want, you know, always bring things back to them.
This may mean returns for guys like Joe Tooni and Marcus Cannon and Rex Burkhead, guys that have been considered on the roster bubble and people that could be cut loose in favor of new faces in favor of maybe an undrafted free agent or a new ah, you know, free agency sign E.
That was a little bit of a cheaper option.
They may not have that option this year.
Patriots may have to keep things close to the salary cap, as all NFL teams will, simply because they're recognizing our ah, more hefty learning curve.
Yeah, and and and again, I mean, we talked about this when it came to baseball yesterday.
I believe her the day before because, you know, the minor league baseball season was canceled.
So they're I mean, they're a long lasting ramifications of what's going on here.
I mean, it's just it's just the nature of what we're dealing with.
And, you know, again, unfortunately, the folks at the bottom are going to be the ones that suffer when it comes to the hierarchy of players, because you're really gonna have to stand out it.
Does that mean that these undrafted free agents aren't gonna get a chance.
I'm sure there's gonna be some guys that that get an opportunity, but certainly not the number that did before.
Um, again, you talk about what was the number was at 75 that they were dropping down to our 80 uh, list varying reports out there.
Right now, I've seen as low as 75 as high as 80.
But it's almost by consensus now that it definitely will not be 90 simply because there's just not room to house 90 people in some of these training facilities that a lot of them are not equipped to handle training.
Yeah, well, let's put it this way.
If if each team has to drop down to 80 that's across the board. 32.
That's 320 players that will that what otherwise have an opportunity in camp that won't.
Now again, you add on another five, then you're talking for its 80 or you know what I mean.
So we're talking nearly 500 players if you drop just 15 per team.
So you know, that's that's Ah, that's a That's a tough you know, you could you could feel the you know, the an XFL week with 500 players.
You know what I mean? So that there's a lot of, um, you know, this is a lot of guys that are gonna miss opportunities.
It's and it's unfortunate.
So, uh, we're gonna wrap up here.
We just got a few minutes left, and, uh, I don't really want to get on to another topic, because we don't really have time to discuss it.
So we're just gonna go back and forth with our favorite 24 lines.
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