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I have a feeling this is gonna be a wild one.
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It should be interesting for sure.
Lenny Dykstra Damon Feldman joins us a little later in the show and, ah, Stanley Cup champion head coach of the ST Louis Blues Craig Berube be up in a little while.
But if you are a long time listener of 5 40 AM Sports Talk New York, you know that we start off each and every show with our Major league Baseball beat reporter, John Carpenter, and we bring him in.
Hey, you doing Johnny ones are boxing match its way.
I will be happening to referee that.
All right, so you know what? I'm gonna start off.
Normally, we start off with a little Met Look, I want to start off with a little Yankee talk because, you know, it's very interesting.
The Yankees really have one of the best record since the All Star break.
Like the Mets, however, have the best record.
So, however, their pitching staff is pitching to a 5.
They store their starters over six Now, for me, that does not bode well for a long and deep playoff run.
And also, it flies in the face of everything we've ever heard.
How are the Yankees doing it? And what if you are a Yankee fans? Should you be concerned? I think Yankee fans should be a little concerned.
I mean, they do have a great record there.
They're gonna coast to the division title.
They're gonna coast into the playoffs.
And they're probably going to get the number two seed, maybe maybe one.
Um, but, uh but that pitching staff, I think this series against Cleveland that they just had, I think it underscores the need to have Louis Severina back.
And Severina had a good bullpen session recently.
Either today or yesterday.
I think this team is gonna need Severina for the playoffs if CC Sabathia is one of the three best and I don't think they I don't think they survived with half and Paxton in the rotation.
I mean, maybe I listen, but playoffs are lineups and bullpen's anyway, because because a lot of ah lot of starters get pulled early and playoff games.
But if these guys are gonna keep going three innings down the stretch here.
I mean, that's that's tough.
That's a tough call for them.
I would be concerned about the Yankees technical.
If you're two teams, then you have.
He stole parties should be coming back the next two weeks, and the Indians have Cory Clubber, who? Who's returns, give him or to their team going forward in the place.
I probably Kluver only because they're still battling with the Twins.
I think they're going to need him down.
You know, the Yankees can coast to the playoffs without Severina.
I think Luke is gonna mean more because they're still battling with the Twins.
I think that's gonna be Nic nip and tuck the rest of the way.
And and yet Cuba is has performed well in the playoffs, so I think he's gonna mean more.
I think he's gonna mean more overall to the Indians than several reasons in the Yankees.
But Severina might mean more in the playoffs exclusively than Clubber.
Another name that's been making news is the Reds super rookie, you know? I mean, this is we've never seen anything as great as Peter Landow is Bana.
This is just off the charts.
What do you attribute this to first of all, And have you've seen anything like this ever? No, I've never I mean on.
And we saw how good Alonso waas in those first couple of weeks when he when he arrived on the scene.
But this is I mean, yeah, you could say, Excuse me, you could say that it's playing in Cincinnati and a smaller ballpark, but I don't think I don't I'm not sure how many people would, uh would hit 10 home runs in their first week in the major leagues.
I mean, that doesn't matter what ballpark.
It doesn't matter how, how tightly wound the baseballs are this year, 10 home runs when you first come up is just simply amazing.
You know what keeps him up? That have been, You know, there've been from drop offs and majorly get from rookies, but this is incredible.
I say the same thing.
Watch the desk said about Alonzo.
Wait and see what happens the second time around.
Yeah, but even so, I mean, you have crowds screaming you and I agree with John.
No, a lot of it does have to do with the ballpark he plays in, but it is absolutely amazing.
All right, let's talk about the season Pete Alonso is having.
And let's also talk about, you know, let's give Brody bandwagon and some credit here, Okay? Because, you know, lost in the fact that they had that horrible streak, they were out of it.
They're back in it, you know, and they're within, You know, a city like this relevant baseball, but they're within spitting distance of that wild card.
You take a look at some of those games they want early on because of Pete Alonzo.
In those 1st 3 weeks, you take some of those games out and we're not having that conversation.
And we really have to give him credit for sticking to his guns and saying, If the guy can make it, If I feel he's the best option on the field, we're gonna take him regardless of, you know, spending a year of his eligibility.
So what? What do you are thoughts on the rookie season that Pete Alonso has happened? I certainly agree with you.
That's, uh, that's one of Brody Brody good moves, bringing up Alonso early and sticking to his guns.
I think I think you're 100% right? But let's also give Peter lines of credit.
Let's give him credit for working hard.
Let's give him credit for getting the limited slumps he's had.
He's he's always gone back to basics and trying to get out of it.
It's a he talked in one post game interview about Swing location.
Who does that? Who worries about swing location.
Everybody else seems to worry about swinging out of their shoes and swinging harder and faster and launch angle on this and that and a lot of the worries about swing location.
He seems to always go back to basics when he hits the work patch and it served him well.
He's got a very good season with Patsy's being injured.
Alonso is certainly going to be the rookie of the year, and he's gonna have the meant record for home runs in a season.
And he's on pace to break out and judges working record for all baseball in home run.
So but I think it's the way he carries himself and his foundation and not being just a slugger, but a good all around hitter that's going to serve him well in this career.
Let's step back.
You mentioned Tetris Junior.
Unfortunately out for the rest of the season.
Let's take a look at this whole year in baseball, and this is an exciting year with Reds player with Vlad Guerrero Jr.
This is really an exciting year for rookies, especially working hitters.
And I think that that, you know, people rookies, that people get excited about going forward.
And that's pretty good for baseball.
You know that young players, you'll get Juan Soto.
You want soda? We write who has emerged even more so this year.
Look at the entire Also put in a cabin video involved a shed for Toronto.
That right there is gonna be very good days ahead for them.
So you're right.
I think it doesn't bode well for the sports and top of it, all these young players.
Also, I think baseball is going back to embracing personalities, too.
You see Pete Alonso talking about Mercury in retrograde in post post game interviews, which you wouldn't have seen 34 years ago of you a rookie like your rookie.
Just give the stock answers.
Yeah, I'm working hard, lovable A block.
Um but you're right.
I think you're seeing the emergence of these rookies and a little bit players who people want to go see now.
Lastly, before we let you go, you know, obviously, where we see Pete Alonso is Rookie of the Year, but again, doesn't not piling up those winds but again, starting to creep into the Cy Young Award talk is Jacob the Graham.
Do you think if the Crom wins 12 to 13 games this year, which is probably what he could Max out at, do you think he will be in that conversation once again? With so little wind total, he's gonna be in the conversation anyway.
I think no matter what he's gonna be in the conversation, I think he's gonna have a hard time catching Hun Jin Ryu this year.
Because if you're talking about E r A e r a one to grow on Cy Young last year, it sold the Cy Young this year as long as he keeps it up, it doesn't get Sheldon that after the grumps struggled his 1st 1 this year and has gotten back and started another shriek of games where he's given up three or less runs.
I think it's a testament to how hard he works, how dedicated he is and how focused he is.
I think even just being in the side, young conversation is a victory of sorts for the Graham.
In terms of that, I don't know if he's gonna win it.
But the fact that he is this close, yeah, he should be talked about for the for the Cy Young Award this year.
For sure you got a giant John Coffey hurt here each and every week over 5 40 AM Sports talk Quick break On the other side, the head coach of the Stanley Cup champion ST Louis Blues, Craig Berube.
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Joining Us now is a man who played 17 seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders.
He served as a national team scout hired by Doug Armstrong for Team Canada's 2016 World Cup of Hockey team.
On November 19th 2018 the ST Louis Blues fired head coach Mike Yo and named him the interim coach for the rest of the season.
And what a season it would be.
It is a pleasure to welcome the head coach of the Stanley Cup champion ST Louis Blues.
Craig Groovy to Sports Talk New York.
Yeah, thanks, guys.
I appreciate it.
Thanks for having me on. It's our pleasure.
And when you hear those words head coach of the Stanley Cup champions, followed by your name, What's the first thing that goes through your mind? I mean, obviously, obviously very pleased and happy, you know, accomplishment that our team, you know, you know when the conference is the big thing, you know, it's a big deal.
Obviously, it's a lot of lot of hard work.
It takes a lot of effort.
Team play makes you so good that our team really, you know, came together and played for each other and did a good job there.
So I'm pretty proud of those guys.
It's interesting because if you go back and you look at your playing career, you played for 15 head coaches in your career.
Mike Keenan, Paul Holmgren, Tom Watt, Doug Risebrough, G Shiran Dave King, Terry Murray, Jim Schoenfeld, Ron Wilson, Roger Neilson, Butch going warn hitting Greg Gilbert.
How McNeil, uh, Darryl Sittler among the Darryl Sutter Sutter among them during the run to the cup was one of you.
Did you feel yourself channeling? One of your former coach is doing things that he might have done during your playing days.
Well, I don't think you look at it that way.
I mean, that's That's, uh, you know, there's obviously things that you learn from coaches over your time and things they've done that you might use.
But I think we're importing assisting contact with other coaches that I'm pretty close with NHL.
That coach, you know, asking them for advice and things like that are, you know, they might reach out to you and sail.
What? This is what I'm seeing.
So you use all your old coaches at certain times of certain things they've done and learn from himself.
But I think in the end, you coach, the way you want a coach and, uh, be yourself is the most important thing.
We had Mercury Morris on the show last week, and he talked about the 1971 Super Bowl loss and how that fueled the 72 team in doing my book on the 1979 Rangers, with Howie Carr pinned to a man.
Every single ranger that lost to the Canadians felt that it was a wasted opportunity.
And so many of them never got back that opportunity again.
How much did you draw on your 97 98 run to the Cup final, ending in that four game sweep at the hands of the Red Wings? Well, I think the one thing that I learned from that series is that we got there, were satisfied, in my opinion, as a team against the Red Wings.
I don't believe that we we're hungry enough going into that finals.
You know, you gotta be careful.
It's one thing to get to the Stanley Cup finals, but you gotta be.
You gotta be hungry or even more hungrier than you were to win it.
It's tough because that team your plan, I can guarantee you they're hungry and they're ready to go.
So I didn't feel maybe we're hungry enough at that time.
Uh, well, we're 97 98 against Detroit.
They have had experience.
Obviously, they knew how to win that we did.
And, um, that that was the difference.
And going into the series against Boston, Yeah, they had more experience that guys, that you underwent one cup.
So I think it was important that we really doubt their team in and made them understand how hard we had to play and how disciplined we have to be.
It's interesting, because the Blue started at the season 7932 games under the 500 mark that early in the season usually is not cause for firing.
However, it came on the heels of a nonplayoff year.
The season before, You're an assistant coach, so obviously you worked with the head coach.
How difficult is that transition and what When that happens, what's your immediate goal? Well, I mean, it's tough when you're working with somebody.
Is a friend and colleague Ah, friend years getting fired like that? It's not an easy situation, but at the same time, you know, I was asked to do a job, you know, like that's what I have to go boat.
So I think first and foremost when I took over is just getting everybody dialed in.
And I understand the situation that we could we can't We couldn't look back.
You don't think that was over with? Things happen.
Gotta look forward and really took the approach of talking about today at the next game and I was dead and that's kind of approach we took.
It took a little time to instill that in the players, but once we got that mentality, I think we got on a roll.
I heard it on floors.
We're speaking with head coach of the Stanley Cup champion ST Louis Blues.
Craig Berube here on sports Talk NEW YORK Things didn't click right away as the Blue struggled at first, going 89 and one at that point, leaving Guys last in the league standings as 2018 turned to 2019.
The team rallies improved throughout the remainder in season, going 30 10 and five, including a franchise record 11 game winning streak to make the playoffs.
What were some of the the keys to that turnaround in your through your eyes? We'll get everybody you know to really play for each other and put the team first.
Once we started to do that and once they started to do that, we started to see results we weren't getting enough with.
But we started to see a good hockey and the results were coming, but the winds weren't quite coming quick enough, so bidding got in there, and once he got in there, that really boosted their team's confidence because the Shahgholi that played aggressive, you really went out just challenged and had a really good bind set.
Our team really set off.
That gave her team confidence.
You know, we got on a roll and just kept going and it never stopped.
You know, I think our guys did a good job of staying focused throughout the whole time, so even we're in the playoffs.
They still were focused that I thought that they were doubted a lot more.
They they could win.
That's that's a big key, thinking that it would be difficult, but they knew they had a chance, that's all.
You're gonna give yourself a chance and we did and give yourself a chance to the playoffs.
To get in there, you have a chance to win.
It's so interesting that you mentioned joining bringing things because I'm sure No one in ST Louis got overly excited when they saw it on the transaction wire on December 9th.
When they recalled him, he got into two games as a backup.
Then January 7th, he made his NHL his first NHL start.
Three nothing win over the Flyers.
Became the 35th NHL goaltender.
Turn a shutout in his first start.
At what point did you see that he had the potential to achieve what others had saw him way back when he was ranked as the Ohh lt's top 2011 NHL entry draft.
Eligible goaltender I the last couple years in the minors.
He had really good season, like I mean, really good.
So, you know, we all knew he was a good goalie and he started to really come around and live up.
There is potential when he was drafted.
So, uh, when he came in, we knew that, you know, he said, Really too good road, Good cheese down in the minors.
So we got him in there.
Yeah, gets on a roll for a while, but I don't know if there's one you know, one game or one point where we thought Now this guy's the real deal.
I just think that he was just mentally in such a good spot.
If you lost the game or you had a bad game.
Let's bad goals in a game.
He was really good about just moving on from us.
And I mean weather was in game next game or whatever, So that gave us a lot of confidence in him mentally.
You know, he has the ability in that, for sure.
We like the way he plays.
But it was the mental side of it.
There really probably gave us confidence.
You know, sometimes you need a team.
That place is their coach, their manager.
They don't get off to a good start right after that has happened here, Management says, Well, maybe it's time to look what we have and start thinking next year.
Was there ever any point at which you set down with the front office and said, Let's think And they said, Let's think about next year Whatever happened, recovers.
They know, Let's see, we have.
We think we can turn it around Well, there's always conversations about lots of things throughout the whole time.
I mean about certain players, individuals, we need more young guys who would move on from this guy or that guy.
And, you know, you just you gotta just you know you talk about things, and I think Duck did a great job of not really doing a whole lot like like I said December, he saw us playing real good hockey and we weren't getting the wind.
But he saw us playing real good hockey.
And I think that was a big key and keep the team together.
Um, and again going forward.
Once Pennington went in there, that really boosted her confidence as a team.
And, uh, he did a good job of going out and keeping us in games that give us an opportunity to win games.
And that's what happened.
You know, again, you mentioned vacant.
And it should be noted that his first win also coincided with another key factor in the season as the game before that starts, ST.
Louis traveled from a home lost.
The Islanders went on the road to Philly.
A few of your players one in Philadelphia, bar watching the National Football League playoff game.
When the deejay started playing the 1982 Laura Branigan Song Gloria and according to Defense control Edmondson, the one guy looked at the deejay and said, Keep playing Gloria and they kept on playing it all night long.
Um, that became a rallying cry for the Blues, and you guys would play that after everyone.
And I know it sounds ridiculous, but I know that the Panthers once rallied around the rats.
And other teams have had good luck charms.
How important things, how important are things like that to keeping a team loose? And were you surprised how much the city rallied around it, including K Y K Y, which played it for 24 hours straight at the Siri's victories in the minutes from the players? That's that's all the players like you know, they find things or they have certain things that they do after with in the locker room.
Whether gives something odor, you know, something done.
And, you know, they went to that, uh, watch the Eagles and Bears that they were in a playoff game.
You know that things happen, that they find things and they like the song I like going on.
They used it so I mean, it's gonna take off because of what the team accomplished on the field on the ice.
That's why the song became so popular and like you said.
It was because of the performance on the ice that that drives everything.
We look at all these different championship seasons, and obviously so many things have to forward the place and go just right.
You look back and and just to get through around, let alone, you know, to win a cup, just everything has to fall right.
Your first round playoff matchup against the Jets went six games.
Five of those six games were decided by one goal.
As a coach, when you're in the playoffs, what's the mindset? So what percent is motivation? What percent? This strategy? Because it's round after round.
You have a lot of time to strategize, and and you know what's the mix there? Well, you you break a team down when you're in the playoffs.
You really have the opportunity in our league to really break a cheap down and really dial things in.
Um, Journal sees that stuff.
You have so many games, it plays so much.
It's not easy to do that.
So we really break down a team and you know, after each game we really focus on breaking down even more what we can do a little bit better.
Well, you know, figure out some other weaknesses.
What's their strength? Things like that.
The NHL's it tightly.
There's so much parity.
Um, throughout the whole league, you're gonna have a lot of one goal game.
That's just the way that tight league.
So our players, they motivate themselves from the most part.
I mean, they're in a during the Stanley Cup playoffs are motivated group.
Sure, you don't really have to do a lot of motivation.
What you gotta do is you got to keep people focused more on anything.
Your players gotta stay focused.
You gotta stay in the moment.
They gotta worry about the next game is today that it can't worry about what happened as a coach at your job.
The second round, as well as the finals, went seven games.
You've played in game sevens and you've coaching Game seven, which was more stressful for you playing or coaching coaching for sure.
I mean, I don't think it's even close.
Uh, you don't have a lot of control.
Uh, you know, we dominated that game seven and barely one.
Yes, a double overtime.
But this goes to show you.
You know, Bishop played really well.
Um three period and it's a tie game.
Now you're going over time.
And as a coach, you understand one little play, one shot could be over and your team played well.
You know, I love the way we're playing that game.
We're doing a great job.
We were shooting box of attacking, but we're just getting by him.
You played great.
Is there anything that you do differently as a coach? Knowing it's a sudden death game and one mistake could cost you not only the game with Siris.
Well, you don't want your team to go on so tight they can play.
I think you gotta understand that all these players of draftable them situations Game seven scoring a big going on that.
You just gotta remind him of that.
Listen, I gotta go on play.
It's okay to be nervous, couple shifts, and you're gonna be fine.
And then you just go play hockey.
It really doesn't change that much.
So what's the difficulty level for you? Because you did say that's more stressful for you to be the coach than a player.
How do you mask that stress on the bench to give that sense of calm to the players and to keep them relax.
Well, I enjoy coach, and I mean, listen, that's That's what I like to do.
So it's not that I'm so stressed out again.
Do my job, er, or enjoy my job.
Listen, I'm watching the game.
I'm coaching changing lines, busy looking at things, thinking about what we can do better or different.
So you don't really have time to be stressed coat.
But it is more stressful to sit there and not be able to do anything about the game on the ice.
You know what I mean by that? You can't won't play.
You got to just rely on your players, trust your players to do the job.
So it's obviously not the Chicago Cubs or Boston Red Sox type drought, but on june 12th 2019 when your Blues defeated the Bruins in seven games to win the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history, up until that moment, the Blues, with the oldest franchise to have never won a Stanley Cup, does being the coach that was able to accomplish that, add, you know, an extra layer of pride to that accomplishment.
Well, for sure, I think you know, being part of that part of the team that, uh, you know, put the first cup up in a city like that, it's, Ah, a lot of pride.
You're really good for the people, the fans, the city itself.
And again, your players.
You know, your players of the ones that won't do the job with the game.
And they very proud of those guys.
They played hard.
They played for each other.
How did you spend your day with the cup? Well, I have a couple of times.
I brought it back to my hometown up to Canada, first time and just I belong to a very tiny town small and just had all the people up to see the cup.
Take a picture with it.
And I just had a little private event up where I grew up with friends and family.
Really good time.
And then in Philly, um, kind of the same.
I, uh I live in a town called Hope and opened it up for the town, and people came over, you know, took pictures of the cup.
The guys from Jax came over things like that and then again, just had some private events for that and the outpouring of the fan support in ST Louis.
What did that mean to you for a team that was really at the end of 2018 was last place and going nowhere.
And now you're the Stanley Cup champions? Well, I mean, her fans have been behind for a long time.
I mean, they've had great fan support in that town for a number of years and including this year, too, when we weren't doing very well.
And when we want.
Like I said to the fans, they were great.
Did a great job of support the team, um, for a number of years, not only this year, uh, again, it just you're sure? Well, happy for the town itself, in the fans, everybody that's involved.
That was part of that cup.
You know, you you think of ST Louis and you think of it as a baseball town, not a hockey town.
That's what the fans have supported rabid fans.
The loyal fans were supported blues for years.
What does this Stanley Cup do in your mind to change the equation of perception of ST Louis is a baseball, Have I? I know it's a good.
It's a great baseball town for sure.
And it should be.
They got 11 or 12 championship, Very, uh, very good accomplishment, for sure.
But I think that it's almost just as much as the hockey town, far as I'm concerned.
Even before we won the Cup, I say again, we have great supports our fans, you know, just being out in the public and everything.
You could just see you know, the people and how much I like hockey and support it.
But it's gonna be hard now with the cup on our side.
So I mean, I think I get it.
Louis is a baseball town, I agree, but it's very much so.
A hockey town, too.
Lastly, heading into camp, you have to change anything once you are the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
Well, there's a lot.
You gotta change your lot of saying guys coming back.
I thought pretty much the same team.
But, you know, you got to be prepared.
You can't live in the past.
I think we've got to do a good job of getting our players to move on from winning the cup? Uh, yeah, it's always gonna be there.
It's something I'll never be taken away from you, but you gotta move on from it.
You gotta get prepared for the next season that starts training camp.
And it's so much of this coach is getting our guys ready to go and really down.
And I don't like physically but mentally been a short season, uh, short offseason for our guys.
So it's important that they get moving again and get skating, get working, get get shape.
They'll be in shape to get hockey shape, which is obviously different.
And everything is on the mental side of things really get dialed in to, ah, looking, looking forward, not the past, because it could be very dangerous thinking about the castle, but too much.
You won the confidence of great accomplishment.
But, you know, we got work to do.
And again, you know, this league is so tough, you gotta be prepared.
Unfortunately for the Rangers, they had a weight because of the lockout.
But there was also a little bit of that, um, banner day, you know, let down after the banners raised, and that's a very difficult day because there's so much emotion, so much pride, and then you have to go out and play a game.
How much you looking forward to actually standing, you know, at the arena, watching the Stanley Cup banner go up? Well, yeah.
I mean, it's gonna be It's gonna be a great thing for sure, but like you said, once it's up there and it's all done, let's go.
All right, Coach, we really appreciate we know how busy and off season of a Stanley Cup champion coach is.
We really appreciate you taking out the time to speak with us tonight about an amazing, memorable season for the fans of ST Louis and the fans of the National Hockey League.
I appreciate you guys.
Thank you so much.
Craig Berube be head coach of the Stanley Cup champion ST Louis Blues A J.
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A car with you this Sunday evening? If you've just tuned in Mr Really good 20 minutes with the head coach of the Stanley Cup champion ST Louis Blues, Craig Berube be really, really good stuff.
It'll be up on the website also.
If you are new to the show, um, then you're listening in your car when you get home and you don't want to go to your your clock radio or your your stereo, you can just find us on the Web site.
It's sports talk and why live dot com and you can actually see a streaming over the SportsCastr app and you can interact with us in the chat room, which is something you might want to do in the eight o'clock hour when Lenny Dykstra and Damon Feldman join us.
So that's another option.
And if you are new to the show oh, it's a pleasure for me to introduce you.
Your NHL beat reporter.
That's Russ Kony's heard here each and every week over 5 40 AM Sports Talk New York.
How you doing? Good, Mark.
Thanks. I had to turn down my clock radio.
It's the little transistor that you put in your pocket.
The court runs out that s o go.
And before we start talk hockey with Russ actually had to send them a picture.
Because if you do follow rust on social media, you know who his favorite met baseball player of all time was.
And I happened to be our wedding today at its Citi field.
And my table was table number 41 Tom Seaver.
So I took a picture and send it to him.
That's Russ's favorite place.
Doesn't get any better than that.
It's pretty cool.
And Mark was released when he really wanted that Duffy dire table.
There was no Lenny Dykstra today with a rod can.
Lt There was no one.
There was. Ah, Peter a lot.
It was interesting.
The numbers they chosen. Who? There was a bronze.
Oh, there was a P.
Ossa. There was a strawberry.
I'm trying, but believe it or not, it was Ah, Rey Ordonez table.
Not shocked that it was you.
Listen, there are other lots on the choice.
I would like to sit at table number 37.
Casey Stengel Tape. That would be great conversation.
Maradona's is the best fielding shortstop ever had.
Yeah, he has a footnote.
All right, let's talk hockey.
You got You got a big NHL rookie showcase.
And part of that showcase is probably, you know, let me ask you this way.
Does the Metro Division the metro area teams have the greatest amount of top rookie prospects than anyone else in the leak? Yeah, I think it does.
I think starting this year it does.
I mean, when you look at the devil's, you're gonna have Jack use.
Yes, for Bo Quest Bell. Both start.
When you look at the Rangers, you're gonna have cracked off.
You're gonna have Fox.
You're gonna have taco.
I mean, we're not just talking about one or two you know, we're talking about possibly three for each of those teams.
The Islanders eventually guys at the showcase or Wallstrom Dobson could make the team this year.
I mean, lose leaving the door open.
And I still think it's, you know, a little bit of a long shot.
Not because of his play, but just physical strength.
Other or not, I think he could do it.
I mean, I can't think, and I left out since York.
And who's gonna be there, too? I just I can't believe the amount of talent that is just going into the into the Metro, and that's really Alexey ever.
And I'm really just talking about New York Metro because again, Alexeyev is going to be there for Washington, like just in the amount of talent that's getting pumped into the Metro is crazy.
That's interesting, because we we see these seismic shifts from conference to conference over the course of 2 to 3 years, and you take a look at the players that have come over and you know Piquet.
Supan is now in the metro.
Do you think the Metro and you can't forget that you still have Ovechkin in that conference you slowly.
2021 right? You still have said so you have a lot of star power now in this area.
Do you think we're going to see that shift where that might now become the most competitive conference in all of hockey? Yeah, I think we're going to start to see it happening this year.
But in, like, a year or two, I think it's gonna be like as competitive as the old Patrick Division I d'oh.
And I think it's going to be these, You know, a lot of times fans how you get bored when toward the end of the season.
Teams keep playing teams from their own division because they sometimes set it up that way.
But I'm saying in a couple of years you're gonna want that because all these games are gonna mean something.
They're all gonna be fun to watch.
The Devil fans will be hating the Ranger fans again, and Ranger fans will actually care about Devils fans again to Hatem.
Islander fans will get in their shots like there's gonna be a lot of competitive balance and all these teams were getting good.
That's that's the reality.
You know, even Pittsburgh.
Uh, Pierre Olivier Joseph, who they got in the trade.
He's there to Casper vocalist.
As a guy from college, he's gonna be there to Those were a couple of guys who, if they don't say this year, probably will play next year.
So they're all adding players.
That's amazing, the Penguins to me or an intriguing watch this year.
I I don't know if they were a stock if you buy your cell at this point because they still have three great stars on that team have a very good goaltender, but it seems like they they're on the downside.
But you can never count them out.
If they were stock, would you buy or sell at this point? Nights go by it because there's still more to come out of Crosby.
I still think there's more to come out of Malcolm, believe it or not.
But also, like you said, if Murray gives you a healthy season, uh, he's fully capable and I do think some of these other parts will help their defense.
I think they upgraded their defense a little bit and then eventually I think some youth will help them out in some of those other areas because, you know, they have.
They have big salaries now, losing Kessel Gonna hurt a little bit, but I don't think it's gonna hurt as much as people think.
And, you know, locally, the Belmont deal finally is official.
All right, Lots of talk.
And there was a lot of uncer*****y.
How much of it being official now helps this island, The franchise moving forward? Oh, it definitely helps.
I mean, you know, you could see the wait.
Is that a lawsuit from Floral Park, which could still slow down the process.
And so the process is gonna happen, but it still could get slowed down there.
They are a little bit behind schedule.
I saw some quotes where they say they're gonna be working 24 7 I don't know any New York construction that's ever worked.
24 to 100 village codes that were formed, a realist.
I think I disagree with us.
I think that, you know, the train has left the new Belmont station, and Floral Park has limited ability to slow it down.
Once you get it can slow down a little bit.
No, no, they can't even just filing a lawsuit will slow it down by a few more months.
I'm not even convinced that that's gonna slow it down that much.
I think they wanted to think that the government wants it to go ahead.
He wants to have a groundbreaking in the next month or so on and then get things going on all the major steps.
Once you get past the environmental impact statement what they have until December that still have litigation.
If you have to mention it, yeah, absolutely, I agree.
What are now the things that teams should be looking to do to prepare themselves for a draft? Obviously, as we get to its trading deadline, that's a new factor.
That's going to be a wrinkle in this year's trading deadline.
So what teams have to do to get their ducks in the road to be aired for that entry draft? Well, I I drink What they have to do is not do what they did the last time, unless you're really capped out.
Do not give them players and say, Don't take these guys will give you this instead because it instantly fueled you know, Las Vegas.
And if you're a team that's out and west like the Blackhawks, I would tell you, Don't do it. Blackhawks.
I I get that you'll be helping yourself on the cap end, but you may be killing yourself on the competitive angle.
So I think there is that.
I think you saw a lot of teams draft over ages this year, so I think that's a factor.
And I think you might see team's draft over ages next year, too.
So I think and you know it's not at the beginning to draft it, sort of in the middle of the draft.
But when you get guys like that, uh, it could help you a little quicker and especially if you're gonna lose somebody in that draft.
But I don't think there's much else that can be done, though, to protect yourself other than make those bad kind of trades.
And I just don't I don't think I don't know, I if I say teams may not do that because of what happened, but sometimes history does repeat itself about how all right before we let you go, we fail to ask this of John calm pitcher, but we're gonna ask you in the upcoming Lenny Dykstra versus Veil Boss Guy fight.
Who are you rooting for? I'm not rooting for anybody, but I'll take the bagel boss guy because Lenny's got the bad back.
You know, the spinal stenosis or whatever.
That is his condition.
So the bagel boss guy seems pretty vibrant.
I'm gonna go with him right now.
And the second follow up question to that is, if you could get two celebrities in the ring to fight, who would they be? Oh, I think Larry King and Stan Fischler.
I think they would still fight it out for the old Garden days when Larry King used to hide out and go to like the first game of a doubleheader on hockey doubleheader.
Go to the bathroom, stay in there and then come out when the second game started so he didn't have to pay.
I've heard some of that.
Whether that's true or not, I don't know, but that's what I heard.
But King officially would talk each other to death this one way or the other.
It would it would end.
All right, Russ, Thanks so much, Russ.
Code higher and here each and every week on 5 40 AM Sports talking.
But what we do something.
Papers. Let's talk about that celebrity boxing.
We're going to speak to Damon later.
But do you remember? Was it? And Rick would probably know because he's younger than you and I sounds like a Monty Python concept and routine.
No, but do you remember Celebrity Deathmatch? The claymation? I don't Wasn't troubles on MTV or VH.
Want you were correct was on MTV.
It was on MTV the Claymation, and it had the famous ring announcer in Claymation.
You know, uh, I know it was the referee was the final flame.
I was like Miles Lane.
He was a referee and he would go over the ground rules.
And it was, you know, Sylvester Stallone versus of these different.
If you were a promoter and promoting celebrities, what two celebrities would you want to see get in the ring? Well, I I would I would go political.
I would go for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
Oh, I think Trump would be in on the absolute best.
It'll be the greatest. Nobody.
Would you like it? What? You know what the thing is? I don't know if you can get you know, boxing gloves small enough to fit.
Yes, I would like to see her, You know, to New York City Street fighters.
See, I would go as long as you're on the political.
And I would like to see Chris Cuomo versus Hannity.
That would be that would actually the media that would actually be abused.
They're both pretty big guys.
I think Korman would probably beat him, but I think that would be a good fight.
Actually, I really do.
Maybe we got a pitch that the Damon a lot.
That's you know, I'd go Chris Cuomo versus Andrew Cuomo because we grew up together.
And I'm sure there's some unfinished business between the two of them.
We're not gonna mention Fredo.
Right heavy or let's see or read Commentator on What's the Laura Ingraham or or Ginny bureau? Oh, junior.
That would be a great match to, you know that.
You know what? I think that would probably get better ratings for Fox and CNN if they just did that in CNBC.
Forget about bringing all these people on screen.
Just get Rachel, and I'm gonna ask you a question before we get to date.
If they put this and I use the word loosely fight on paper, what is the price point? They would actually get people interested.
You know what I think? If you price that correctly, you get a lot of people.
You know, you have some maps of free.
Some after 99 cents.
Number 14 99 4 95 I think if you go out and get a, you go out and pay a major, Have you? Wait.
You pay what, $75? Now that's crazy.
I don't even do that anymore.
If you don't know dollars.
I think Mike Tyson killed the old paper. Bubis.
You spend $60 for fighting in the first round to be over.
So if you're the price point now for a heavyweight fight for major championship fight, it's $75 on paper.
What is it for this again? I lose the word loosely like Well, it depends on the undercard.
You have five or $95.
I bet you if you go 10 bucks, you would get a number of people to buy it.
A very large amount of people.
So 9 99 exactly most you're getting $3.
You know, there's a whole undercard is obviously, you know, you go in the locker room, it's a whole show.
It's gonna be a show.
And and for 9 99 I think, you know, people don't listen.
You pay 5 30 you pay 5 95 for, like, a movie that from 1983 that are on your on demand.
So this is new engagement if you're a baseball fan or, you know, if you're one of those people that are Rex, man, listen, look at how many of you's just on YouTube? The bagel boss guy got.
Obviously, there are people adjust it, but still look how many people went.
So here's the next question.
We're gonna be o'clock hour.
Who gets more out of this? Our promoter or bagel? Boss, every time this guy's out there, you know, bagel bosses getting free publicity, bagel balls hates this guy.
Yeah, but publicity, right? Yeah.
Obviously the name is that no question about it.
There's no question Bagel, boss Winds and and I think that you know, they Lenny should be taking the approach to find opposing bagel company.
This on your head? Oh, No, no, no.
If I'm letting I walk into the ring with a big brown bag of bagel boy's bagels and I waited in the guy's face.
Well, that's the other.
You know, you could have a lot of fun with this, Obviously, in the first Rocky movie, you know, his? Ah, Paulie, you know, got Shamrock.
You know, Rocky puts on the thing was, I got shamrock meats on the back because they paid him, like, $10.
And that would be the best spot instead of having, you know, a ring card.
Girls, you wanna have a mascot, dresses a bagel, hold on rounds up.
Um, but the thing is here, so so, you know, let it could go a number of directions.
He could have Chico's bail bonds on the bag.
I think Lenny has got to be sponsored by some implant dentist implant guesses.
Who advertised or uber or my jersey? Mike's up so he actually right, Jersey, my exams.
He should go the other way.
He should be lift.
Should sponsor Mr Poster because he doesn't like uber.
Obviously don't know even over.
Driver will help the dumpster down.
Lenny can go in any direction. All of them are right.
All right, so let's do Sunday papers.
All right, so we got to get your theme music, Theo.
So if you are new, they're show Sunday papers is where a.
J scours the Internet newspapers for weird stories and just talking about the celebrity boxing.
That was not the weird story that's weak enough.
It's weird enough, and we'll get into depth at the eight o'clock hour on that.
So what do you got for us and something? I haven't done this one in a while.
We do it every now and then, which is unusual sports, and I actually found a website, which is top in sports dot com, which has what they call the complete list of unusual sport.
If it's yes, I went away, but excuse me, I If if I were you, I would clear your browser history because top and sports I don't know if I lean saw that on your browser.
History might be working.
It's it's totally jook.
They list alphabetically.
Some call the sports.
I'm just holding competitions, so there's some of actually talked about We talked about wife carrying and bed racing.
We have this on before course beer pong, but there's some other ones I thought you might find interesting and unusual.
I'm sure I'm not gonna find any of them interesting.
I'll find the wall unusual.
I think you might.
So let's start with one.
You might actually have the beer mile, the beer mile of you, and you know, it's it's It's a four lap mile to a mile and you start by chugging a beer.
You do one lap, which in the quarter mile you trucking struck another bill.
You have to finish doing the mile.
It's 34 years, four beers.
Will you finish? Finish age and you know you can't throw up now.
How hard is this? What's the record? They have a record for the time.
Ah, I don't know.
The current record holder completed the course in four minutes and 47 seconds.
Women first, so he first person to break the five minute beer mile.
Four minutes, four minutes and 10 seconds of running and 30 seconds of chucking.
That's not bad, and that's pretty decent and by the way, has been drinking.
Lance Armstrong once tried to do this and didn't make it past the second year.
Okay, What kind of be are they drinking? Is that the water down, natty ice or something? I think.
Well, I'm sure it's certainly not Canadian.
Certainly not Maximus. Super.
Remember that beer twice the alcohol.
And it's definitely a way that is.
I have to give you that.
That was interesting.
Then we have something that's called duck racing. Actually.
See that every year in Riverhead, on the Taconic River River It and this is initial thing.
Get these little plastic ducks fundraisers.
You put your name or a number on them and you put him down, you know, river and see which one comes in first that when I don't find that interesting.
Okay, had in 2007 in, you know, in England course on the River Thames.
865,000 ducks in Singapore.
They want 123,000.
Okay, okay, then we have one that I'm sure that they used to be along.
The book's called offensive extradition, but things were outlawed in New York was offensive and throwing balls of somebody's head was one of the which means sport face ball may be illegal in New York State and that you sit down.
Two guys sit in chairs facing one about 10 feet apart, and you throw a ball each other's head look like a dodgeball around.
It's like a beach ball.
The actual beach balls not gonna hurt an exercise ball.
That's you know, you try and hit the guy in the head, you get points every time you do.
And there's another variation called Hoover Balls in that joint era of President Herbert Hoover.
I wish the president brought us the Great Depression.
Oh, and to keep him in a fit because he had a lot of time being president of states.
His doctor invented this game.
We basically play volleyball with a medicine ball.
It's actually developed.
Now there are Hoover Bowl leaks.
It has stayed around.
Wow, that's that's hard t hit a medicine ball over and that is typical.
You would like Mac a punk, which is basically a Buffalo race that is played in the Valley underneath.
But why would you say I would like that? Just was This unusual is different and will come down to our last, our last two.
So I pull this apart.
I like it. We're down to our last two.
Well, that was my favorite words out of this entirely too violent Jonah throwing just like it sounds.
Can an ornate actual tuna, I think the hand cream or interests a tuna as faras possible living or dead? And ah, good question, Rick.
Living or dead, I think it doesn't matter.
It's, you know well, naturally does matter alive.
Soon it will be flopping that it matters to the Tuna. Certainly.
Finally, finally, we're going to come to redneck skeet, skeet shooting works.
You throw the clay pigeon up, pull that well, instead of the clay pigeon rednecks get.
You use a putting symmetry on this whole spot.
A beer can so wait.
So if it's if it's true, rednecks, skeet shooting.
It's an empty beer can.
Correct, Right? Okay, so we come from the beer Mile two rednecks, skeet, which is a favorite of all those Ah, you know, Beer Mile.
Sounds like I would actually watch that.
I think I might, just just to see people.
It's almost like that the whole month.
The Monty Python bit jumping over the weight of the air twit of the year.
One of the year was one of the greatest Monty Python skits ever getting out of bed in the morning.
Was that? Yeah, All right, so, uh, just to recap, we just heard a Jay's Weird Sunday papers News.
Ah, we had Craig Berube E In the first hour, We had Russ Kohner, NHL beat reporter, and we had John Carpenter on baseball eight o'clock hour.
In addition to With Me and Damon, we're gonna have a brand new football beat reporter, J Records.
So keep it right and hang in there passing money.
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Hi, this is Kenny Albert.
And what I'm not calling your game for the Rangers.
Or that it's, um Listen, Rose has been at a J.
Carter and welcome back to 5:40 a.
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Carter with you this Sunday evening.
We're just waiting on Rick to ah, handle.
It is gonna be a little bit of a conference call and that it should be fun.
It should be interesting.
If you are watching on the SportsCastr, Abasi, there are a number of people watching.
You can interact in that room.
There's, ah, chat room that you could definitely talk to us in and, you know, talk at the guests.
We can ask questions of them.
So Rick is gonna try to get them both on the phone.
And I won't try to get money, though.
Tried one more time before, think, letting me, I think she would disclaimer.
You know the way I want to join that disclaimer.
I just want you to know that I know you can't get out of this.
You're guilty for this whole thing.
However, this comes off, it's all your fault.
So So what's your timers claim.
What is yours If bad things happen to you want things that happen? That's the whole idea of it, but not for the show.
So we're waiting to get, um, Lenny on the line.
Hopefully having a little self service trouble.
So what do you believe, David? Well, let's just wait to see if we can get Lenny.
All right, so we're gonna go, Let's talk today, we're gonna talk to Damon.
And so, Damon all right, um, this whole thing, it's interesting because two guys have been guests on the show.
However, sometimes those connection leads to other things.
And it's guys, actually, Lenny's call me right now.
Sorry, guys. Right.
You gotta love it.
The money is not going to back out.
He will not know, You know, they got a contract.
What do you mean? If they make compassionate, that'll be great.
Yeah, because he's ignoring me.
I don't think you guys, he's waiting for you at home right now.
All right, so we're gonna put David on hold, and we're gonna get meanwhile, you and I will talk.
So it's what I want to know is that I'm looking here at your phone.
I'm seeing that you've got Lenny's contacts.
Why do you have a middle initial? Is there another Lenny Dykstra with different middle initial in your contact list? Yes, you know what? Lenny's had so many different numbers over the years that as they keep updating, you have to make sure what you're seeking.
Think cases, 11th 1 So we're good to go that route, all right.
Joining us now are two men who have been passed guest on our show.
That in of itself is not a big deal.
However, Sometimes those connection leads the other things, and in this case, it most certainly did.
Joining us now is the former undefeated middleweight boxer who had a nine and a professional record.
He comes from a boxing family as his dad, Marty, was 20 and three, had 17 knockouts, including about at Madison Square Garden.
His brother, David, was a welterweight After his boxing career.
He turned his attention to roading, his celebrity boxing.
He has had baseball's Holgate, Jose Conseco, skating Tonya Harding, Rodney King, actor Danny by the duty of the Partridge Family, among others.
It is a pleasure to welcome back Damon, the Jewish Rocky Feldman to Sports Talk New York Joining fingers because it's our pleasure.
Joining him is out.
Other favorite and most frequent guest, 1/13 round pick of the New York Mets, he led the Carolina League in at bats, runs its triples, batting average, stolen bases.
His 105 stolen bases would be a league record for 17 years.
His friend and teammate Billy Beane of Moneyball fame, said he was perfectly designed emotionally to play baseball and that he had no concept of failure.
That, in and of itself, should bode well for him in his boxing match.
Coming up is a pleasure to welcome.
The man who was beloved by two fan base is New York and Philly, the one and only when he ****s or 25 40 AM Sports Talk New York Welcome nails and Where were clapping and man.
Oh, that's right to your end.
You got a question for nice? Nice.
All right, let's set the stage for what's going to take place September 28th in Atlantic City.
They must tame and tell us a little bit about your family ties to boxing and how that influenced you to become a boxer and then your transition to promoter.
Yeah, no doubt about my dad was, you know, between six world champions, I fell in love with boxes, you know, in the adrenaline champion turn professional one to be world champions and worked out undefeated.
No, I just came over the midst over boxing so that they called promotions back in 2002 went to events, and I don't want to renew the contract that continue going through.
And, uh, I promoted it.
Anybody who's everybody in tabloids at that? Now we have the woman I was when he takes It was probably work *** in this match.
I mean, in my career.
So it's so funny because I heard Damon on and listen, I'm gonna get going.
You're having Someone came about, so I'm gonna get props herself.
I love Howard Stern.
I love when Lenny's on how it's turned.
So I heard Damon on how it's turned, and he was offering money to truly a Gara comedian and part of the great, how it turned team to fight the bagel boy's guy.
And as I'm listening, I'm thinking to myself, why surely the guy arm Stern that would be the best is Lenny.
So I texted Lenny and Damon at the same time I went first.
You texted me and said, Should I do this? But I did it.
That's you listening. Exactly.
So, Damon, first you tell me what was your first reaction when you saw Hey, Damon.
I think Lenny Dykstra would be great for this.
Well, the lightbulb went off in my head.
I was like, we tried to work before some idiot, the wrong thing.
But I was always thought about money.
I would be the perfect guy and, uh, you know, it's I have to think twice to be how she really sort of any would be the perfect personality.
Celebrity guy's a legend, man walking through New York last night.
People love this guy, So let's back off. Wait.
What? His 1st 20 When I sent you that text said, Lenny, would you get in a ring with someone in for X amount of money? What was your first reaction when you saw that from me? I e and be my way.
You will fight like Okay, everybody eat carrion.
So I had just done Jillian Barberie radio show this morning.
And like she said, she wanted me to kick in, but, you know, she was serious.
What? Do you have a way to work, mastermind this whole thing? Because when you said I yeah, I'll get it on with that.
Okay? And again, you know, I mean, this is the 1st 1 of hope.
I'm kind of a two and done to make you work.
Someone else only want still falling in, out and in a fight.
But what could happen on the show going on A 28.
Have you had me? Okay.
The little guys learn about lot.
Learn about law.
Actually, he's a crippled or something.
I mean, these people out of our air Force people out there every day.
Sorry for dropping like a s.
Let's let's back up a name for a second.
I can understand why more if you would think about Lenny, why he's perfect for this.
But you're here.
You're more somber, and I think people have 15.
16 that gets you just bagel.
So have what made you think that this is the guy you wanted to have a one end of the fight.
One matchup with somebody.
He talked about me. Yeah, Yeah.
Well, I got a call and everybody was setting me up about this guy.
You got to put him in the event, you know, have him in the ring.
So any time a tabloid star, anything Creasy happens, they reach out to me and I give them their platform.
That's what I'm known as 16 Minutemen.
I get deliveries of 16 men.
If I step in a celebrity boxing ring, it means that we're building the WWF boxing and just, you know, when that guy came aboard him unsure, he got into it, that that was a big talk, I assure you see, our stern but it was wouldn't say that he died should there was just no away.
Can't say no to that because, you know, the guy's just a legend and him stepping in the ring.
It's just just got to be the talk of the, you know, Country Inn, already being talked about all over.
And you know he's gonna be in a good match for having having spoken and signed the guy up.
Do you hate the bagel guy as much as the world does.
Well, now he's always been.
He's always been cool.
May I get new problem? You know, we'll see what he does in the press conferences this Thursday at 3 p.
And original Tony roots in south.
So I sort of feel what he's gonna bring to the table there.
Lenny, you know what's interesting is that you called me that Friday after you met with Damon and you two guys seemed to hit it off, You know, instantly.
What was it about Damon that you liked and and what was it about? You know, this whole event that really got you going? You've been energized by a lot of things.
Go when? After me, Damon.
And it's building is, uh, one out.
So then even that is again expect from right there.
So let me offer me to do this.
It will be talking both on the same path, breaking in the same car, Same over same destination, entertain people, but entertain people the right way.
I love that you're taking, like so, Damon.
This is far away, you know, having more for Wednesday.
Whatever it doesn't matter what it is or where it is little guy.
Okay, I know Damon.
So the same exact question for you, because the same Friday night after would you called me and said, Man, I love this guy.
What was it about Lenny that got you so excited about this match? Well, the guy you know, a lot of people when you meet.
If you don't know me, you don't know him.
We just kicked it all because, you know, we see business with each other and, you know, he's, uh he's a guy.
Step it up, and this is just being part of this.
And, you know, it is a passion for things.
And, uh, I just Look, I look it we could be friends and also business friends.
And you have a, you know, other business together.
Possibly this guy's really rule intelligent guy, and he knows how to get things done.
And he's definitely in entertainers.
It's interesting, Lenny, because when you're here and you know, I've said this so many times, and when people say you know when he's on stern or some when you do some things that might be quote unquote many type things.
People go. Oh, my God.
But when you're here and you talk baseball, you're brilliant.
Talk about business.
So when you're bringing the Lenny Dykstra brand to this event, what is that demographic you feel is gonna show up to this fight a lot.
I think there's gonna be business before, and they're gonna be your your book, Our people.
Even That's a big ring I think you have.
Is your wife in the air? I don't either.
Secular bagels down for your butt.
One that had a run, did.
He said he wants me to run this guy.
I really want down.
So anyway, I'm just excited.
Thio, give me a reason.
Work out again to getting again.
Come on. The fighting machine.
What? I mean And you know what? People don't really remember this, but if you are a fan of Lenny, you can point to a fight he had with Rick Dempsey.
Where you Dempsey said something in the batter's box.
That didn't go too well for Rick Dempsey, did it, Lenny? Well, let me look.
I was in 400 okay? And like the first vampires gems.
You know, he's old Mike Ward, round of the umpire.
You definitely said about about right after my second.
Same thing happens first.
So selective scoreboard out there.
The big airplane daughters.
It is a big slower, you say 400.
You know why I know what a strike those *****es are, not strike. Can't.
That's why he was brown.
You're right, Damon.
You had a lot of other celebrity matches before have any of them had this amount of pre fight hype as this one has had we had about a hype.
But I think this one bigger, immediate personalities, people are on it.
And you know Lenny Dykstra men, and it says the regimen, uh, personality.
And he's around.
Uh, what you say is a mogul or something.
The guy knows Abby with do was needed here.
And I think he's really excited.
And it's gonna be a night you'll never forget.
There's a big question for you, Lenny, and I think you already alluded to it.
But you also did say that you wanted ****ey Rourke next.
But let's say you win this fight.
Who would you rather defend your title against uber driver Brian Luddy, Los Angeles County prison guards or Ron Darling.
OK, so number one with a prison guard.
What's that now? In a way, I mean, this guy put them in prison until Jenny God, I got a working on any more work for use in third graf, thinking of all of us to be got letting you have a knock it again.
I said, Let's go borrowing model But then he got that.
I want to do it and that made party with him.
Well, no one's done that.
Nothing that makes you stop and I'll take it out.
And like I said, I'm turned.
I'll stay here that are beating a path out so don't have found dead.
Maybe they get their money back.
It may be time enough to take oboe.
Maybe Chris Rock.
I know you're Chris Cuomo.
Yeah, he might even thought about, uh, he's got He's got some big guns land you want to see.
But I don't know what you are.
I What I do is I show up a one way or another and whatever happened.
But many fires, Damon you obviously have a great headliner match.
How do you put together an undercard that leads off his great headline? Well, how we do it, It will still be boxing to give local vice of chance.
Always wondered, between comes through opportunity.
Step in the ring.
Um, another opportunity.
Step in the ring When I get there, Head knocked off somewhere the sort of say we're going to dub w boxing our new business model.
And we have great people attorneys, everything behind us and business people, and we're gonna take us to a new level. You see, boxing.
This could be a W V style, and but we get these people the word out social media, you know, And people want to keep coming on board and you know, they love it.
It's an addiction of people stepping in the ring and getting an opportunity missed, right? 99% of the American male will oversee a step in the ring and wonderfully from the guy who makes it happen.
And it was funny.
It's a two day event.
We rejected one, then make your work afterwards, and then then basically got me my first event going in them and may, you know, we get agrees To go forward with that we were really excited at making onboard is like, you know, I have some ideas.
Just come on board for the future will be amazing.
So when you did mention your your training a little bit for this, Um, So what is your training regimen like? Um, you? No.
Hey, Anything I don't.
I work out and push up, work out with this Dude, those gloves.
You really think because the rules are what is it? What is the size of the gloves, Damon? What? The reader rob a big 22 ounces.
But, you know, you still get knocked out with a little bigger, but their safety 70 boxing clubs.
What? Okay with the committee members now.
So a J and I, we're kicking this around before, and we were thinking, you know what the perfect sponsor for Lenny Dykstra would be? We knew that Rocky had Shamrock meats his first match against Apollo.
So we were kicking around either.
The bad news bears, you know, they had Chico's bail.
Bonds were thinking that maybe for you were thinking left thinking uber we were thinking, Ron Darlings book.
I was thinking implant dentist implant that this, You know, Jersey Mike's, Which is the one, which is the one you want to get on the back of your robe, Wendy.
Well, I mean gonna be perfect crime.
Uh, the fun stuff.
A pawnshop owner and virginity that will be 20.
Horse wants me, like my way.
He says, if the nine men, I mean, look, I think it'll be a lot more living now that they know what I know you.
That not only I'm an artist to work in the ring, I'm gonna play with him, you know, play with them and it will be a king.
I gotta go down hard.
What? All right.
You're a ****ed thing.
Any constraint on the count of 10 started smelling salts kind of come to you.
Gotta keep rolling.
All right, quick.
We gotta let you go.
What is your prediction? What rounds Are you gonna knock him out in? They're round.
So you're gonna play with them, and then you're gonna drop him in the job. I'm in three.
For my, uh, alright, guys.
Damon, quickly before we go to break.
Where can people get tickets for this fight? I already booked my hotel room September 28th.
Where can people get tickets? Lead six W E B T i x web tix dot Net Get tickets there.
And, uh, probably it spills out.
He wanted to give my door, but thank you, Mark.
It was always a long time.
Thanks for, you know, helping thanking me for this, and it's gonna be a great event.
I'm looking forward to it now.
I will speak to you tomorrow, guys.
Thanks. That mean, man, you made it happen.
You gotta be. Thanks for having us go.
How pleasure? Damon Feldman.
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Giants, you know, they've already set themselves up for a quarterback controversy.
Know if Eli gets off to a slow start.
Obviously, everyone's favorite guy on the football team is the backup quarterback.
Have the Giants made a mistake? You know, I don't think so.
I think they're gonna be very patient with Daniel Jones backing up you.
I mean, you know, I looked these look pretty good through the 1st 2 preseason games, but like you alluded to it very hard to not look at Daniel Jones and and just kind of think, man, how good, kid, this kid B but known New York Giants.
I think they're gonna vegetation.
They're gonna make sure that you are see this thing through.
But I don't think they're going to come to the media and all those outside noises and start Daniel Jones too early.
But if this team is really struggling, knew what they crew and stick to the 1st 8 might want to see Daniel Jones back.
Then we'll get to in six.
What if they get closer to something where there be closer to, you know, four and four.
Maybe the playoff run.
At what point would you say? OK, it's time, as happened when he lets you move on, all right? And you, definitely You guys remember that when Kurt Warner is having trouble back there didn't seem to do anything right in it.
Almost forced this hand just because he wasn't playing as well on every plane.
If this is the way it's gonna go, let's go with you, I hear and just handed over the reins Stone.
So if you feel I've played deteriorating as the games were going on, and you know it's one play either way in there Luke games, one possession James were involved in, then maybe the high turns a little bit and you look hate.
That little thing to put us over the edge could be this kid.
Maybe that's the way that they go looking at the other team on the other side of the field.
The Jets, you take a look.
They have, ah, big acquisition that they have yet to take the bubble wrap off, and I kind of agree they need to be conservative because he hasn't played entire season.
When do you let live Levy on Belle? Get out there and start taking realistic hits.
I want to see him at least one time in the free, even if it's just for one.
You don't want him taking his first hit after missing an entire and then an Empire priest in here and then the first time.
Don't take a hit eyes in the first game off the rial NFL season, so I want him out there here for weeks.
We get him out there, gets in touch, is just see how Sam feels with them back there throwing the ball. Threw him out of the backfield.
Just seeing him, you know, probably the ball 23 times and then get him off the field and then get him ready for the regular.
It's tough to invest a lot of money in the guy.
You don't want him to get hurt in the preseason, but you definitely want to see how he kind of works with the team and you want him to knock a little rushed off to me, though, and maybe this is more Ah, look at the fails and the captain era.
You take what's happened with the injuries and your lack of death of special second secondary and then the offensive line.
How concerned about them being ableto fix that fine players.
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Oh, yeah, no problem.
Yeah, that's one of the biggest things that funny.
I actually talked to Anthony Becht, Uh, this past that Buck's camp and he was telling me about man the secondary, just they didn't do anything and some of the other guys getting signs here early on in the preseason, it's gonna be tough.
And I think that partially goes into the reason why.
Maybe don't play lady on Belle back there in the creek.
You have a lack of depth back there.
And you know, you saw four guys, four non starters out there to start with jam the first of the past.
So you know, it's gonna be an interesting situation.
Death is a problem for a lot of teams in the NFL.
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