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This is the down labor part, sure, with this still got Sparkasse. Mike, Brian's music is not working, so it is a cold open that we start with and we should start the gods talking Damian Lillard Dame Time. If we weren't starting there, we should probably start with the Seattle Seahawks getting losing his job. You heard this story right, losing his job. You know the story I'm about to. You don't know this story do you.

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I don't know the story now, but I've got to got to Seattle. Seahawk got cut from the team for trying to sneak a woman into through the protocols as a man. But we're not going to start there either. And you are not paying attention to anything in sports. If that story hadn't reached your doorsteps, dugouts, I don't know what you're doing with your day, but it isn't working on anything because this was a story not a lot of people missed yesterday because of how amazing it is.

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But this is not where we're starting either. Have you seen these photographs of Bomani Jones? Have you seen on the Internet these photographs, yes or no?

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I have seen the pictures of Bomani Jones. Yes.

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OK, this is where we're starting. And we're starting here because. Chris Coady. Yes. Chris, you want me to keep you out of this? This is how it happened. You want to keep putting this on, Tony, but this is how it happened. You held up to the zoom camera photographs, glamour shots of Bomani Jones. They are great pictures. He looks cool as hell across any decade. He's got shades. He's got a dashiki.

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There are some pictures there. And Chris Coady looked at me with these photos while waving it at me and saying, Bomani has changed.

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That's that's what happened, OK, that's what happened. And now there's this awkwardness because Chris doesn't want to talk to Bomani about it, but I want to talk to Bomani about it because he looks cool as hell. Tony, am I misrepresenting anything that happened here?

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No, you're not misrepresenting anything, the problem was that Chris wanted to make me do it so I can face face Bowman's wrath and not feel like everyone's scared.

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You just heard Tony couldn't speak all of a sudden out of nowhere because everyone is scared right now because they're scared of making fun of Roy. And it's not just during these sensitive times. It's not. They're always scared of making fun of Roy because Roy is brooding and Bomani Jones is someone we don't make a lot of fun of around here and nobody's making fun of these pictures. But Chris just said he has changed. And so I want to get Bomani on the phone and talk to him about these pictures because they're cool pictures.

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Is there any chance Chris told you that in a private moment? Yes, of course.

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Yes, of course. Yeah. You know, a man. Yeah. But here's the thing. Do you know how good attention has to be for me to abandon the story of a Seattle Seahawks wave trying to smuggle a woman as a man into a hotel? I want to sink into this, Mike. Please call Bomani. I want to sink into it right now. I want to talk to him about these pictures. Tell me those pictures are cool.

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They're great pictures. If I took pictures like that, I would be putting up pictures all the time to.

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Oh, so, yeah, I'd be so proud, man. I just for one minute of my life, Chris and I were talking about just for a minute, we'd like to see what it would feel like to be as smart as Bomani. I want to spend another minute knowing what it feels like to be as cool as Bomani Jones, because that guy is cool. He really is.

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I I also would love for Dan to recreate this photo shoot. Yes.

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Me in a dashiki. You'd like to see me in a dashiki with shades. I don't think I'll probably fit into the same gear that he wears, so I would have to have, you know. OK, Chris. Go ahead.

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Chris, explain explain to Bomani what happened. I want you to be maximum uncomfortable with this. I don't want Tony taking this bullet for you. He was near it and you saw how ill equipped he was. He couldn't speak all of a sudden.

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I am not embarrassed to say this to Bomani. He looks great in these photos. It's just not something that I ever imagined Bomani would do. I imagine that Bomani would maybe make fun of somebody that does that. So that's all that was my only comment that it seems like in Cauchy. And we've all changed. Look, it's been a rough go of it for me. I'm not saying well, but he seems he seems to have taken this quarantine and, you know, become more open and willing to share.

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So he's doing a lot better than I am.

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He's had what the kids call a glow up because Bomani Jones right now with these photos is someone absolutely that Bomani Jones would have made fun of two and a half years. They're great pictures.

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No lectures. No there no there's no disputing how cool he looks. Handsome as all hell. It's almost as if he revealed the hairline and everyone's like, why have you been hiding that glorious hair line? And he's leaning into it and he's feeling himself a little bit. And these pictures are great evidence of that.

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But there I think what maybe Chris is saying is Bomani was already cool. He didn't need to go to any lengths to become cooler. He was cool on his own. You know, I think well, now we have this.

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So, Bomani, you've heard a portion of this. Can you help me, please? Because I'm not sure that they're terribly wrong about that accusation that perhaps ten years ago, that's not a photo shoot that you would have, you know, celebrated, but that you look cool in the pictures. So anyone who looked like that would put out those pictures.

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I mean, look, man, I don't necessarily think that this is something that I would have made fun of previously. Like these this say this is the old railroad track. You know what I'm saying? Like this.

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This is this is this is this is that that what happened was this quarter started and I was like, oh well I missed my head shaved. At one point I was like, let's just see how it goes. And what I thought was going to happen is that I was going to look ridiculous because my hair light had been running back and I have had in seven years.

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So I thought that I would look funny and then I would put up the funny pictures and then everybody would laugh at little did I know that I would grow the hair out and it would verify what we already knew. I know, Joe, baby.

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You know, like I tried I tried to give you a little soap, you know, what I made.

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And and I guess that's what I'm about. Just wasn't in position to give you all the joy and the jokes that we all thought would go was just kind of wrote it out a little bit. And then I thought, you know, it'll be kind of funny. It takes some like 70s theme type things like this. They go last forever. Might as well do it. Called up my brother. He takes pictures and I'm like, Yeah, let's go take some photos.

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I remember I'll talk to him. I was like, yo, you know, I got a dashiki at crib. And he was like, I was thinking, a dashiki goes.

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We throw all the dashiki walked around Harlem, you know, and then that's what the pictures came out.

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It I don't know what I'm. That's just how the pictures happen to look where you booked the photo shoot, I thought you were just helping. I knew your brother took the photos and I thought you were just helping him out. You called him up and you booked the photo shoot just because you were sending out these third straps on social media.

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I did not view this as a tourist trap. I thought that they would look like period pieces and ironic and the like. And my brothers always look at the some to take a picture up. So he and his wife came out and they took the pictures. I can't help what other people turn to pictures.

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What's your reaction, though, when I tell you that Chris Gote just said that you've changed? What's your reaction to that?

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I mean, with all due respect, I've never had a conversation with that man in my life who in turn put this on the pole, Tony.

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More flagrant disrespect. Who the hell is Tony? Or with all due respect, I've never had a conversation with that guy in my life. Bomani Jones is doing some very strong work on college football. You should check out the right time with Bomani Jones because he's out there reporting some of this stuff. I do want to get into, though, with Bomani, the difficulties we have in having fun, sort of mocking things around him because we badly want to play both the sound of you coughing, choking on the air.

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But we don't know how to do it because we know that you don't like how often we play it.

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Well, like I said, I minded a lot less that you played it or anything like that. Then the fact that everybody jumps in my mentions like nobody's ever done it before. The problem is a lot less you the people you associate with. I don't like it as long as it's funny. Like with the pictures that just put up, everybody's telling the same joke, right?

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You look like you would be bad. Like if that's the best you could come up with that to decide and let the pros do it. Oh boy. Chad and had a great lighthearted that looked like raffia. They like, get out now.

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That was fun.

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I just, I just demand that you're funny. Be funny. I think that's an appropriate angle for me to take from where I stand. I just don't feel funny to be funny, Bo.

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I mean a little disingenuous. It just sort of casually say that happens to everybody. I've listened to a lot of radio in my life.

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I haven't quite heard something like that, although there is. I like what you want me to play. Oh, but you know what, my real problem with that is right away, you were like the cool we played. I was like, sure, I didn't think you were going to do it for like a month and a half.

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That's what we do. But you do like you do have to acknowledge who the hell y'all are, right? That was the part that I didn't get. And I don't remember who it was.

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Was it, Tony, by the way, somebody that worked in Bristol was like snuck that across to you, but it wasn't somebody that I knew. And I'll never forget. Somebody told me who it was if you happened to be in the studio, because I used to, you know, beam in to the Bristol folks that I was doing radio. I forget where I was. And they they put them on and I was like, yo, what's going on?

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And that dude shook whoever it was was scared to do that.

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Him were not cool enough for him to decide that he was going to put me into the joke. I think you'd agree to that.

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That's OK. But point to make.

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Is this a fair point to make, you know, radio, is it a fair point to make that now a whole lot of this audience doesn't even know what we're talking about? I'm obligated to play it for the audience. Yes or no?

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Hold on. Hold on, hold on, hold on. You know damn well you ain't obligated to do nothing for me to do it at all.

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If you decide to do it, then I have permission and I have permission, please, to play it for you.

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So how did this start? With how cool I was looking. Right. I know now we can't let him shine. Why? Why, why would we let. So times like this. No, no, no. We need to we need to allow our audience to feel better about themselves. Oh, masterful job. I did. All right.

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This was all a back door. So your play is there.

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But I what is such an obvious cut? And before I get back to the second, I do want to make a point as much as people to say that I would make fun of somebody, put up these photos or whatever. Yeah. Act like I hadn't been on TV and thousand dollar suits for years, y'all, since 2013. I mean, come on.

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We called it. Right. I had the sound cued up before I got him on the phone.

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I wasn't trying to trick him. We just I was marveling at our friend Chris and Tony were to make fun of Bomani.

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I know. I just wish that I had I mean, this is this is just where it becomes a problem. It is no peace. I can't do nothing back to y'all. I have no means quite honestly, don't nobody care enough about half a yard for me to be able to have fun on my radio show with our podcast, split up and make jokes about it.

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So I will allow you in this moment where you could just be like, wow, to the great photograph. Yeah, maybe, maybe we should, like, you know, give my brother some shot at all these things. That's what y'all could be doing. Instead, I will let y'all get in a booster seat, see can get on my level and enjoy listening to me choke on the air. And one day I'll tell you the story of what I was choking God, which is a lot funnier than anybody else ever.

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All right. So just so that we get there at Mumblecore, Jones is his brother. He's a very good photographer. And these pictures are cool at Bomani Underscore Jones if you want to see him. But now that we have permission, thank you. Here's Bomani Jones falling apart.

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Coughing Welcome back to the right time. My name is Bomani Jones. Thanks for listening on ESPN Radio and the ESPN app. Excuse me. Welcome back to the right time with Bomani Jones here.

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We're going to be joined by Brian Windhorst, our insider at ESPN here very shortly.

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I'm good. I'm some to cut down my throat. Sorry about that, Brian.

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In the meantime, so good. I'm looking at it and I'm dying to look it out. Why do some people he didn't recognize what was going on. It is no way to tell what's going on without being on the microphone.

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It was real at the right time with Bomani Jones.

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It's very smart and very fun. Check it out. Thank you, Bob. Good talking to you. I.

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You guys be good. Damian Lillard yesterday wheezes into this play in game against Memphis, and the bubble experience has been a huge positive everywhere except the ratings so far and the Games, the Suns and the Blazers were playing and Memphis felt like they mattered a little bit, even though we usually don't care who the hell's going for the eighth seed. But what Lillard was doing yesterday when he is down seven and they need this game for their season to continue after he said that he was not going to come to the bubble unless there was a chance to make the playoffs, he wasn't going to come play games.

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That didn't matter because he's a killer and he only wants to play in games that matters. So in these games that have mattered the last three of them, he's got more than one hundred and fifty point. But yesterday, yesterday and this guy is so, so icy, he comes over the half court line, so got while everyone there miked up for sound and the nets are talking to each other and they're like, pick him up at half court.

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You have to double him at half court. He comes down down seven, down seven and shoots from the half court line. And in the wired for sound that I heard you got, the guy is simply saying the player is saying, I don't know which player was for the nets. I don't know who the hell is playing for the nets. He is saying you got to pick him up at the NBA logo, yeah, you have to get over there and then got to and I loved this so much.

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There was sound because there are no fans in the place. There was sound of Joe Harris. Tell me you guys heard Joe Harris where Damian Lillard is falling out of bounds on a corner three OK he's falling out of bounds and he's guarded. And it goes in and you hear Joe Harris say, clear as day. Bleep bleep bleep dame. I can't even say it's it's God bleep. And he was just frustrated, like just simply like, you've got to be kidding me.

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We did everything we're supposed to do. Damian Lillard You're falling out of bounds. And you just heard the frustration in his voice in a way that you normally don't hear a guy articulate where he's just befuddled because the ball has gone in and they know they've done everything right. And against this dude it doesn't matter sometimes from distance because he's going to get a shot if he can make it from 30 feet away.

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I know you mentioned the ratings, but I think the expectation is that Damian Lillard is just unstoppable right now, even though last night he came pretty close to being stopped. Jammer nice seasoned rookie year. But we're all picking Portland in that in that game to get in the playoffs. LeBron versus Damian Lillard first round matchup, LeBron versus Damian Lillard, McCollum and Carmelo Anthony, or really informed team a team that made it to the Western Conference Finals last year.

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All of a sudden you're going to have a really well rated first round matchup for the Los Angeles Lakers. Damn, hit some amazing shots, though, Dan, you're right, and there is no limit to his range, because I remember C.J. McCollum has been on my podcast like three or four times that he told last year when he took out Paul. George McCollum has told them, hey, you better pick them up at half court. He is shooting it with the intention of ending that series and send you home.

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And it was it. He was there. He took the shot. Paul George was five feet away from him. I mean, it's crazy.

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Mike is love this dude forever because he thinks that he shoots to end people's lives with the intention to win in the series.

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No deep shooting and people careers. Absolute killer. So fun. I mean, a lot of people get you know, Kobe was an assassin and he carried that mantra and absolutely lived it. Damian, since Kobe. He's that guy. He's the guy that's so icy, the guy that you want the ball in his hands at the end, because he I think he legitimately lives for this. He tells me, I won't tell me I won't. I love that.

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But I don't think Dan, you don't think LeBron is is sweating the Blazers or Damian Lillard at all?

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I think it's a weird season. Strogatz I think there are a lot of different things and if it's true what they're saying, which is the sight lines in the bubble with no fans help shooting teams because all of a sudden Gary Trent Junior can't miss a shot like it's if indeed the bubble is helping people. I don't know what to expect. I always expect the better team, the more talented team to win. I always expect the one to beat the eight.

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And if I bet it, I'd be rarely, rarely wrong. What's it happened once? Twice for the eighties is a one in. One of them, though, was in one of these truncated seasons when the Knicks took out the Heat in one of these seasons with a work stoppage where it was fifty four games or something. And it was all weird, I think is going to be hard because look what the Blazers do. Well, we all know it's Damian Lillard.

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Avery Bradley is probably the guy on that Lakers roster best designed to stop him or give them headaches and he's not in this bubble. Rondo's dealing with fitness so Lillard is going to get his and it's going to be super fun to watch.

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It's interesting the reputation that he has got because Caris Levert last night gets like basketball credibility points because Damian Lillard is saying after that game that guy's cold like he's giving, he is giving praise. He's giving street credibility to LaVert by by just being somebody who is maximum assassin. A tweeter writes in Stuttgart yesterday, refuses to use industry standard headphones, thus ultimately making everyone else's job harder to Gotz today, quote, I don't think Joe Buck takes his job seriously.

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Tim Kurkjian with us now on ESPN Radio, if you want to talk to him with baseball called seven eight six four five, six, four eight three, seven, 10. When it comes to the things that have distorted the structural integrity of the game runners on second in extra innings, seven inning game, 60 game season, which is the one that bothers you the most. Well, they all do then, but in in on all of them for this year, only then will adjust hopefully, and go back to the way the game is supposed to be played next year.

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However, the runner on second to start the 10th inning is what troubles me the most. And again, I'm way in the minority here. I'm 63. This is the only thing I've ever like to do. But some of the best and greatest games I've ever covered have been extra inning games. When they go 18 innings, it takes a lot of work, but sometimes that's the best game that you can possibly see. And if it is such a great rule, then why aren't we going to use it during the postseason?

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But we're going to use it during the regular season. And what it's also done there is it has shown how incapable so many of our great players are at moving a runner along to get him in from second base. If you don't hit it out of the ballpark these days, you don't score many runs. What this is showing is our hitters are very good at hitting a ground ball. The second baseman moving that guy to third and hit the fly ball.

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The score run again against pitching that we see today. I don't know anyone ever gets a hit anymore, but I think this is going to work against the game, not because it's against everything the game stands for. Let's play until somebody wins, but it it's going to show some of the inadequacies of our hitters who have one approach and one approach only, and that's to hit it out of the park.

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All right. Settle down, please. Stop yelling at us. Chris Cody disagreed with almost everything you said. So what do you say to the young person, Tim, who says the following? Go ahead, Chris. Go ahead and say all the things you were shouting at the Zoome.

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Well, I was laughing at Tim loving extra inning games because I feel like he's the only one that loves a good sixteen inning game. But I have to admit, Tim, as somebody who loves baseball too, I'm enjoying seven inning games during a doubleheader when you can get both games in in like a four and a half an hour period. And I like I just like some of these rules. I like the runner on second in extra innings. So it's just it's just interesting to hear you say.

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All right, Chris, you're in the majority here. I'm not disputing that most people like the new rules. Most people are going to clamor for seven inning doubleheaders next year. Also, all I'm trying to say is this is not softball. This is not American Legion. This is the big leagues is the highest level. And I think we should play nine innings for all the games, but not this year, not when the Cardinals have to play 55 games in 44 days.

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They're going to need all the help they can get and seven inning doubleheaders will help him.

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So next season, let's say, after this season, that baseball decides to make all these changes permanent, will you cry? No, I'm not going to cry, I'm going to adjust like I adjusted to the D.H and to expanded playoffs and the wild card, I wasn't for all that stuff either. But I'm adaptable. I love the game no matter what. Let's just think about a guy who pitches a no hitter or a perfect game for seven innings.

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All right. He doesn't get credit for a seventh inning no hitter or seventh inning perfect game. Doesn't even get credit for it. That's what happens when you play seven in the game. All right.

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Let me try to get the mission out of you here, OK? Because we are excited for Marlins, the Braves now. We were playing 162. No one would be excited for more on the Braves. But because it's 60 and all the has ever said is baseball needs to create more urgency. We pitch some zany ideas, some wacky ideas, all in the spirit of there being more urgency. These games obviously feel a lot more important because we're only playing 60 of that.

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The season needs to be shortened. Can we at least agree on that? These games all feel very important because there's only 60 precious games. I mean, is that fair?

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Yes, of course. Look, I understand the mad dash to the finish. Every game matters. Every team has a chance. I understand it. And part of me likes it. I just think the best barometer of how good you are is when you play 162 games or like they used to, 154 games. I'm just fearful if we start accepting all of these things, then we are going to have a trampoline on the warning track like you guys want, and we're going to have a whatever, a bonus hitter.

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So Mike Trout said that 10 times in the game instead of four. I'm just not sure that's the way to do it.

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Does Dave Gettleman look like a guy who says bada bing, ba boom when things go right?

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I think it does.

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Andrew does. Andrew Luck does Andrew Luck look like the guy who picks up his Starbucks order and then while flashing an ear to ear grin, says, thanks a lot to say.

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I was gonna throw him off the road yesterday and never heard it.

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What made you almost drive off the road yesterday, Lou?

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Who holds the track? It does look like a train conductor.

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Who else does those terrible twos so funny?

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Does Adam Silver look like a butter knife?

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Does all right? Yeah, he looks like a French fry. Yes. The lone French fry in a basket of onion rings. Yes. Does urban does Urban Meyer look like a guy who says don't spend it all in one place as he slips the 17 year old valet one dollar bill to park his Lamborghini?

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Who does Adam Silver look like? The villain under a mask on a Scooby Doo episode titled The Ghost Dentist?

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All right, stay there. Tim, we've got more questions for you. I've got more baseball questions for you. And we've got some callers as well. Seven, eight, six, four, five, six, four, eight, three, seven. We come back with Tim Kurkjian after this. Tim, I know baseball is really, really hard, but how do you explain Jose Altuve going into this season, being an MVP player and now he's hitting 187.

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His ops is under 600. He struck out 17 times in the last 17 games. These are damning numbers if you want to make the argument that he's not a cheater. Yeah, I understand what you're trying to say here, Dan, but sorry is a really hard game. It's the ultimate beauty of it is that great players who got fifteen hundred hits in an area over three hundred in their major league careers can be this bad. No NBA jump shooter goes the first 10 games of the season without making a three.

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That's how hard the game is. I watched Altuve. I did his game the other night, Monday night against the Giants. He had three of the worst swings I have ever seen him take. He was completely overmatched. He's never overmatched that pick up in the strike zone that he Tomahawks that he crushes. He's not even get into it. It is an amazing drop off by him this year. And yet next week he might get sixteen hits in a week.

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That's how good he is. So to say, well, he doesn't know what's coming anymore, therefore he can't hit anymore. And those first eight years, whatever it was, are a mirage. That that's just not fair.

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Kyle, you're on with Tim Kurkjian. Go ahead. Would you rather take a 95 mile an hour pitch off the back or not watch baseball for a year? Love you got. I weighed in at 140 this morning, so I think if I got hit by Gareth Cole in the back, it would go through my entire body, come out of my chest and kill. Yes, that's right.

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I'm going to have to say I'm not going to watch baseball for a year because I think Gary Coalwood would put a hole through my entire torso if he hit me with 100 in the middle of the back.

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Put it on the pole, please. Tony, would Garrett Cole put a hole in Tim Kurkdjian torso if he threw a baseball at his back? Mark, you're on with Tim Kurkjian on ESPN Radio. Go ahead, Mark.

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Hey, Tom, what are your thoughts on the White Sox and their young core players? And do you think Rick Renteria is the right manager for this team moving forward? Yeah, he's a really good teacher.

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People don't know much about him. He doesn't have great charisma. It doesn't make you laugh. But he's a really good teacher and that's what the White Sox need. And, yes, I love the corps of young players that they have Anderson Moncada and Luis. Robert is a joke. He is so unbelievably physically gifted with speed and strength. And that team is going to be hell to play in a very short amount of time. So, yes, I think Renteria is there for a while because he's been there to help move the process along.

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Yes or no? Tim Kurkjian is still, after all these years of shifts, bothered by line drives up the middle that used to be obvious base hits that are now caught by a shifting second baseman on the wrong side of the second base back. Yes or no?

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I am not troubled by this. It does confuse me when I say, boy, the shortstop made a great play there and it was actually the second baseman because he was playing on that side of the field. That is what bothers me. I don't like all the shifting, but I understand all the shifting. It's the one sabermetrics number that really works. You look at say, look where this guy hits it all the time. And again, our hitters are so amazingly skilled and talented, it's about time they try to figure out how to beat a shift by hitting it in another direction.

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That is not easy to do. I'm not suggesting for a second to make that huge adjustment when Max Scherzer pitching, but I don't have any sympathy for someone who hits a line drive up the middle or a hard grounder up the middle when there are three guys playing up the middle.

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Can you explain to me, Tim, when it changed, we were talking about this earlier in the week, the opposite field, home run. And just I'm watching baseball these days. And every guy I mean, every real Muto can go opposite field, 400 rows deep, opposite field. And I wonder when that change, because coming up, watching baseball, Tim, you remember it was only the very strongest of guys who could go on opposite field on a home run.

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Yeah.

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And now everyone can dance real muchos the catcher who's really strong, we have little second baseman that are going 20 rows up to right field, has a right handed hitter. And that this all started to change for me after the steroid era when everyone hit all these homers, everyone got paid and all the hitters said, all right, let's go. Then in came the launch angle and everyone said, hey, if I can get it airborne here, I can hit a bunch of homers and I'm going to get paid if I do that.

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So that's when the pitchers made the adjustments that we're get killed here every night. So we have to come up with more velocity, greater secondary stuff. And that's leads to the game we are today where people either strike out or hit a home run or walk. And there's not a whole lot in between Timmy and the Marlins for real.

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Oh, come on.

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No, Stu, it's an amazing story. They use nine different starting pitchers for the first nine games. That's never happened. They used twenty seven pitchers for the first nine games. That's never happened. It's amazing how well they've done. But they can't keep this up. They're not going into the playoffs. But God bless them for playing this well so far.

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Does Steve Clifford look like a high school principal watching in horror as a talent show performance crosses the line, does Quin Snyder look like an evil prison guard in a 90s 1990 Stephen King movie?

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Does Terry Stotts looked like the dad who tells you to have his daughter home by nine and then jokingly says, All right, fine. Nine 30, does Randy Scott look like he's in an a cappella group?

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That's so true and so right?

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It is, yeah. Does Jerry Glanville look like he spent his life performing a rural exorcism, the last of which nearly killed him?

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Does Mike Budenholzer look like a stand up comedian who shows up with a title seven minutes only to find out he's been booked for 15 years?

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And finally, does Mike Tomlin look like an assistant principal in charge of security at a high school who takes his job away too seriously while using the handle action? Jackson on his walkie talkie.

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We'll talk to you next week. Tim.

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Is Memphis' going to mess it all up strogatz because that's not the series we want to see, right? I mean, I'm guessing that the audience wants to see Melo and Lillard as the Lakers first round match up.

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I mean they get blessed eventually. We'll want to see Jomaa in the playoffs because he's fun to watch. He's a fantastic player, but I think for this season a I don't think Memphis can beat that team two times in a row and B I think we all want to see that series. LeBron Anthony Davis, Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and C.J. McCollum on the same court playing each other.

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Are you going to get CJ McCollum for stupidity like he's your buddy. He wants to, he clearly wants the broadcast with you. Are you going to get him to break down some playoff basketball if they get it?

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We are. What we've left it with CJ where they can win and beat Memphis to get to the playoffs that we are trying to have him and Damian Lillard on Stupidity together before the Blazers and Lakers series. So that's what I am angling for would see because there's always an angle, especially after I've had you on three times and I need to spice it up a little bit.

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You know, I'm saying Rob Schneider joining us today in the noon Eastern hour because Strogatz is trying to get closer to Chris Rock and and the people in his world.

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I'm trying to get us closer to Chris Rock and Adam Sandler and that entire cruise. I think it'd be fun for the show. Now, I don't think today is the day we asked Rob Schneider because he's he's only been out once. This will be his second appearance. I think we ask him back on Monday. And Monday would be the day where I would start to go away and ask, are you going to get Sammara? Like, let's go here, you know?

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So third date, if you got the way this works with guests is third date, there better be some lovemaking. That's that's how that one works. One of the tensions that we have around here, one of the many one of the longest standing is has his soccer is boring take. And Mike Ryan is annoying. Soccer guy Mike Ryan wants so badly to talk about.

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Not what what about my passion for soccer is annoying. I look, you may just call me annoying, and I'm proving that right now, but I think I'm very welcoming. I'm not the soccer zealot that tries to think that he's better than you. And give that off. I want you to give the world's game a shot. Oh, OK.

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I'm sorry. Regardless, you wanted to talk about MLS. Well, not a whole lot of people are talking MLS.

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Well, I'm a little upset that you guys didn't congratulate the MLS is back champion Portland Timbers. In fact, it was missing from the updates. And thank God stuff like that changes come Monday. Christine Lacy will make sure that you know, that the timbers advance. That is something that we neglect around here because Stewart can't do his job correctly and it doesn't live up to the standards of ESPN.

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Mike doesn't like to hear himself talk about soccer. He doesn't have a soccer podcast called Miked Up.

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I didn't come up with the name and thank you for not giving the full name. I mean, you know, I can't do it. I mean, if you're going to give me a plug, give it a full plug either way.

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So the MLS is back. Back because I don't know if you notice the bubble. It seemed like it was on shaky ground at the beginning because FC Dallas and Nashville got booted from the bubble because they were poison and so many positives. So they got booted from the bubble, but it was all intake folks. Bubbles work, apparently. Then Nashville and FC Dallas got right to action, right to playing in their home stadiums with fans. They played each other, the two covid teams.

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So they're the ones that start this off. And I don't know if you've seen all these other bubble match ups, but the anthem and the kneeling, it's accepted. It's we've come so far from Colin Kaepernick losing his job and becoming a political story in the biggest sports story, maybe arguably of all time. For years now, everyone's kneeling. It's it's a crazy end to the Colin Kaepernick documentary, but they're doing this in empty arenas with no fans.

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We finally got a taste of how fans are going to react to this. And I was foolish. I assume that this was the new normal. But did you guys see what the reaction was in Dallas? No, I understand Texas, predominantly a red state now up for grabs. Demos are changing.

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Their booed a cup thrown onto the field, totally caught the players off guard. Dan, totally. And it'll be really fascinating to see certain football teams have come out and said limited capacity. Other football teams have said Jerry Jones says, I want fans there. Yeah, other football teams have said no capacity. I think the Jags have 25 percent. I imagine in Big D they're going to have some fans there. Be fascinating to see how this plays out, because then you'll have people kneeling, trying to respectfully protest and then people actually being rude during a national anthem in.

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Booing and throwing stuff, throwing darts, throwing garbage on the field during the anthem is probably more disrespectful than kneeling before a flag.

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Soccer fans generally veer politically a little bit more progressive. So this was a surprise, but it's also Texas. But American football, the NFL, if this stuff happens and they have fans there, it could get potentially ugly. And I don't know if you're familiar with Hank Williams Jr. and his hit song, Take a Knee, Take a Hike.

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Wait a minute. I was teasing this 24 hours ago and what a great name for a country song. I'm sorry. I can't even I got I can't even hate on this. I can't I know many of you think I'm liberal. DARD I take a need to take a hike is exactly what Hank Williams Jr. has to be saying. That should be our Monday Night Football anthem. That should be that should be what we need to bring him back and just have him perform.

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Take a need. Take a hike.

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Yes. Take a knee. Take a hike from Hank Williams.

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Yes. These are the same artists.

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Such a great title for the same artist that does has them mentioned the Monday Night Football theme and who could forget such great hits as if the South would have won from Hank Williams Jr.. That was way back, you know, way back. But now and I don't know if this is true because the websites are a little suspect, but conservatives are convinced that Hank Williams Jr. has pulled his music from Monday Night Football. Sort of breaking up with you first.

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Now take a knee, take a hike that was actually back in twenty eighteen.

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Every time you say this, take a knee, take a hike is actually an older jam. But I was sitting by these people that were congregating over dinner and they were like twelve feet away. And I overheard like, good for Hank Williams Jr. did. And have you heard that new. There are older people so they weren't using Bangar, but if they could have they would have overtaken you. Take a hike. Good for him. And these were Saints fans, mind you, they were wearing Saints.

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So I think we're in for quite the show if anthem protests. And I know some head coaches. Bill O'Brien in the Lone Star State says he's going to take a knee. Might he also have to take a hike?

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Dan, I cannot wait to analyze this. I would like to create our own spoof songs that have lyrics for Take a Knee, Take a Hike, because this is these are exactly the words like that should be on Hank Williams Jr. Tombstone. Those like those words in terms of what do I stand for? I'll tell you what I stand for. It's not just take a knee, take a hike, but I'm going to put it on my belt buckle.

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How about that? My every belt buckle is going to have to take a need, take a hike, because that's what I'm about. When you get near my nether region, my 70 year old nether region, my I don't want America to change. America needs to keep looking like me. Nether regions. I mean, it's very it's a very clever title also, because when we we usually see in that sport at the end of games, someone takes a hike and then takes a knee.

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So this flips everything upside down.

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That is so good. Yeah, they're going to be some changes around here beginning on Monday, this is our final noon hour on the radio. ESPN has released some of the information. We are going to be a podcast entity that is in your life a little bit more than it used to be.

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More podcast hours at your disposal and we will be on 10 to one.

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No, I'm sorry, 10 to noon Eastern. And also, Stewart is losing his sports flashes because it does not live up to ESPN's brand standard.

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Yeah, I don't going to tell you and I'm sorry about that. ESPN Monday at noon. I don't think I'm going to get out of his seat. I agree. He wants to talk to me. I will be here for him. I just I want Mike to know that I am not giving this up without a fight. And if he needs me to be here, I will be here for him and be here for him. If he comes to me, I will have some I will have some heartaches for him.

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But we are going to do more digital. But I am torn down because I'm upset about this noon hour. I enjoyed the noon hour was my favorite hour in large part because the last hour I had to speak to you. That that was it. Wow.

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OK, very good. So it just sort of got you into your weekend. Why don't you call Greenberg and ask him if you could be a part of his very first segment on Greaney in the morning? Why don't you see if he debuts his new radio career sans Mike Golic, willing to just sit around with you taking your hotcakes? I'm sure he wouldn't mind sharing the stage with you.

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I'm sure he does. Mind or else he would have asked me to share the stage with him and he is not. But that will not prevent me from sitting here and being a lifeline for Grady in the event that he needs me, assuming that we're not doing anything after the show, which I think we are, because I have this feeling that I'm going to be doing more work, not less work. The feeling I am starting to get around here, that's fine.

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Well, the tension is going to be that we are going to try to get you to do more work. And what that's going to result in is a lot more lies and a lot more slippery and a lot more you trying to get out of doing that. More work, Mike. I don't know how you do it. I really don't.

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You've been dealing with this dynamic of trying to corral the dishonest and fundamentally immoral student into more work for a long time. And every time we talk about what we're doing beginning Monday, Stewart is talking about the ways he can do less work.

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It's amazing that I still do this. It's amazing that I'm still surprised by it. I was doing the math. I'm inching towards two decades of doing this with still guards. Yeah. Oh, you know, have we been on the air?

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We got should we take advantage of some point, like write down when we started this so we could celebrate in a really self-absorbed fashion our twenty year anniversary you guys started, I want to say a year and a half, maybe two years before I jumped on, I jumped on as an eighteen year old boy as an intern. I'm now a 34 year old who just moved into a single family home with his baby. And I get to say things that sound weighty, like my two decades in this industry and surprise people.

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That kid like thirty four. Are you trying to I go for some sort of like twentieth anniversary? There should be a big celebration. I'll tell you also what's right around the corner. This is how long you and I have been doing this together is the Radio Hall of Fame. You and I should be walking into that Hall of Fame together. I think someone needs to nominate us. I'm not certain who's going to be willing to do so. It can't be me.

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We can't be you.

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But someone to start again to God has lost his sports updates because they do not live up to ESPN's standards. He is taking that and wanting to parlay it into the Radio Hall of Fame.

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I mean, you do have a Hall of Fame career, though. Look at the recent resume booted from the season we kept afloat for so many years, kicked off a local our forced into a digital exclusive property, this national show that's wildly popular, especially when you talk about podcasts that cut an hour and now some shots fired from SportsCenter anchoring. Man, that sounds like a Hall of Fame career to me.

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I they're trying to shrink everything that is around us and we will continue to churn out the nonsense. I do want you to take some inventory, though, of the fact that after everything that just happened in America, this is the show that gets cut by a little bit because they want to get back to the scores and highlights, scores and highlights after everything that just happened in America. Please, dear God, let it be about. Pause and highlight the tape.

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Look, I'm I don't have to be happy about this decision. I have the kind of mentality that you would want from an employee not take this news. Well, so, yes, the show keeps shrinking, but Dan keeps growing, everybody. That's right. Ice cream for breakfast.

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That's right. A plus to 60 in my fight against Dana White. That's not the betting odds. That's the weight advantage.

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You see you guys look at it your way and I look at it my way, OK? They have turned since we started at ESPN and they have turned this radio line up over two or three times. And the show that is still standing, it's not standing for as long as it used to stand, but it's still standing nonetheless. At two hours a day is the day I left Tiger Woods, the gods, and that it has to have some value if it's still here after two complete turnarounds of the radio lineup that were still here in some form or fashion, again, not as long, but it's still two hours.

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But we must be pretty good at what it is we do. And therefore, I would like someone of ESPN to get us into this all again.

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You have the sports updates have been taken away from you because they don't live up to the standards of the brand. You say we're still standing. I would argue that we're standing less than we used to because we were as a show kneeling. And now what you have happening is I just need a chair. I just they need to wheel me in here and pull a chair up so that we could weasel our way through this and fight the power from inside the machine.

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But I do want everyone listening to my voice right now to take inventory of what just happened in America noon Eastern beginning Monday. Mike Greenberg, I just want you to absorb that. Just let it sink in scores and highlights.

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But he is an actual Hall of Famer. Yes. Instead of to do anything about the hall, if that is correct. And August 17th is the official, OK, enough with this exhibition games. He has some games have meaning, some games don't. NBA playoffs are here. Full sports, full new lineup. And I get it, man.

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I get it. I don't have to be happy about it. But let's you think that this is still portrayed publicly as a loss, Dan, because I know that that was a narrative and we're trying to spin it here. No, no, no. It's the same amount of show. In fact, more show. We're giving you more latitude. How about that? And I just saw a press release, Dan, featuring a quote from somebody I haven't spoken to in years, making it seem like it was all their idea.

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This is a win publicly. Again, Dan, is it? It's a win. How did it become a more batard? They're winning like the second most popular sports podcast according to something that they cite. I mean, I am excited about this because finally the conversation started nationally about, hey, these guys are pretty good on one specific platform. All right.

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Well, let me hear let me hear that press release. Now, since we haven't gotten any of the advertising we were promised the last couple of years, let me hear some of this advertising that we now have for the growing Dan Levitas show on podcast. What its second rate ad. Why are we the second rated podcast? What happened?

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According to Poltrack podcast category, audience rankings in July 2020 with a unique monthly audience. Dan, which is Advanced Metrics? Yeah, we put up the counting stats because we put out five episodes a day. Yeah, we kind of game the system, but also we do a lot more work than our competitors in the podcast game. Suus but unique audiences, Tony, you know, you can't fake that because that's an individual person listening. And guess who's number two in the nation.

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And that's right. You and got a Chris.

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Chris, what's happening? You're making faces. You think we sound bitter? Bitter.

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That's what I'm trying to get across. I mean, a bit repetitive. I feel like we've been saying the same thing for a couple of weeks now. Like I like Mike said, I get it. I mean, this is a cup of tea that is not for everybody. I get it. And so you understand.

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Yeah, it's OK.

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You understand both sides, but we're number two. It seems to be for a lot of people. I mean, we're number two. We are not going to hold on to say you're not too.

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I've always said that about us. We are number two. Where the hell did that Sean Connery impersonation come from?

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As in the trailer from entrapment? I've never actually seen it happen, but I've seen the trailer like seventy five or ten. It's great. When YouTube became a thing, the twelve year old Miranda, it well it was older, but like in my body I was like twelve year old man that needed to see the entrapment trailer once again because of the laser scene. We hold on a second.

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Hold on. I just realized why it is. We're going to Mike Greenberg and scores and highlights. I'm pretty sure that that Sean Connery impersonation, the last time I thought of Sean Connery, we had Sebastian Bach on with us. And we did nothing but take calls for him and for him from Sean Connery, impersonators from around the United States. We absolutely deserve all the elves we can take. Think about that for a second. That is not what you will be getting on Monday.

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Sebastian Bach. And he never talked to us again because he was furious that we wasted his time.

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And it was weird because you told him, talk to you tomorrow and we're just playing for him again and again. Callers doing Sean Connery impersonation. I wanted to actually have a serious Sean Connery conversation. Cameron Diaz just retired from acting and didn't just retired.

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Sean Connery get out at the right time. Google it. All right. Let's get back to that. We're going to get back to that coming up next.

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Oh, you know, you better go.

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Somebody might there. And he did the spots away from us.

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I mean, they already responder's those spots. Oh, no. Money's disappeared. It's just becoming sad.

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Rob Schneider going to join us in just a minute here on the show, Pennzoil performance line, here's your SportsCenter update. The Cardinals will resume their season tomorrow with a double header at the White Sox Arsenal outside midfielder Lelliott on a free transfer after his departure from Chelsea. William will play with the gunners after signing a three year deal worth a hundred thousand pounds. And finally, Egyptian fruit bats trade food for sex. Is that the final finally? Is that the final, the historic final finally, as two guards get stripped of his update duties because it did not?

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You eat fruit. I know I heard food, not fruit. I actually heard trade, food, fruit bats.

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I don't think that they're scarfing down popcorn, OK? I, I don't know what fruit bats. I don't. What does that even mean? What's a fruit bat. Fruit.

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Fruit. Yeah. OK, so you made a fat joke. Yeah, that's what that was. All right.

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So Rob Schneider is not to be found at the moment, which is not terrible news for this reason. More fake Sean Connery called seven eight six four five, six, four eight three seven is the telephone number. If you want to bombard Mike Ryan with more call screening responsibilities as he tries to find Rob Schneider.

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Oh, darn good news on the success of the last segment. I decided to change it up and not even say hello to these people. Just assume they had a Sean Connery. OK, they called, put them on hold and say hello. This is the kind of responsibility ESPN has come to expect in the final hour from this show.

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So we are reckless and irresponsible, always a little dangerous, usually off subject as the NBA playoffs are about to start. And we again, for, I believe now the historic one hundredth time in show history are taking limited fake Sean Connery calls seven eight six four five six four eight three seven is the telephone number.

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I mean, on Monday, there's a good chance, you know, they will probably have Sean Connery on the show. I mean, the actual Sean Connery. Yes.

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Well, if you're happy doing this in the twelve o'clock hour, I'm sure Greaney will oblige on Monday to take your Sean Connery calls.

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God, is there any chance that you judge can you call Greaney this weekend? You make absurd asks. You have no shame when you say, hey, Greaney, can you pass the torch? Can we pass the torch publicly on Monday and have me in for your very first segment on the radio? Sure, I will.

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I will reach out to tea during the show. In fact, I'll reach out to him right now and see what he says. OK, OK, let's go.

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Let's reach out to him and see what he has to say about that. And in the interim, we will entertain you with what are usually pretty terrible, limited, fake Sean Connery calls. So let's begin here and this is tricky trepidation. I am scared right now this might not have any payoffs. We might just sink into four minutes of terrible radio that Stewart's believes should be in the radio hall of Fame. But here we go, limited fake. Sean Connery, you're on ESPN Radio.

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All right, let me try this again, why he dressed the doctor. All right, that was a tough man. He finally got it right. That is terrible. Here's just a quick hand since everybody has the same name. If you hear limited fake Sean Connery and then on your phone line, you hear that means you're on.

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Well, it doesn't even matter if you hear limited fake Sean Connery. Just do it in your car. So it's better by the time it arrives at my doorstep. Please just do it every time we say limited fake Sean Connery so you can perfected and get better at it.

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That man is a resilient son of a gun. Oh, my God.

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And he's terrible. Like, honest to God, sir. What is the matter with you? You derailed our radio show while already derailed. Like we're already having trouble. We don't need your help getting in there with that tough man. Like there was a terrible man. Like he thought that was good. I'm sorry I sound so angry about this. I'm sorry about this. I'm texting Greaney. I mean, limited fake Sean Connery. You're on ESPN Radio.

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We'll be Queenie. All right, excellent work. These are the final three minutes of limited stage Sean Connery, I regret with great remorse that I went back to this bit.

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Where's Rob Schneider, Chris?

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I couldn't hear you. Your microphone is muted, Chris. You can try that again. Was just a total silence.

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Sorry I couldn't get him hard on the board because Rob Schneider called and you're in luck, guys. He also has a limited. Oh, OK.

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So Rob Schneider is now there. Chris, before we get to him, what were you calling what were you about to say, Chris, that we couldn't hear because your microphone was muted? I was saying this is not going well down.

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Thank you. Would that be funny if your microphone had worked? All right. So Rob Schneider is with us now and he does voices. We learned this yesterday are a couple of days ago, weirdly. Absolutely.

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Well, think about the bad Sean Connery impression, which I think people just focus on the wrong path about this. The simply look slightly Scottish. That's not the most important part of doing a Sean Connery impression. The part of the Sean Connery impression is to do this slight Scottish drawl.

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But that's what you need us to stop. And, you know, I Sean Connery was like one of the first American the first of I mean, one of the first, you know, Hollywood actors who like, you know, screwed up on TV, you know, like that with back in the late 70s. He said, I think he was Barbara Walters. And he said he said sometimes a woman needs to get hit. She likes to get hit.

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She wants to show you. Just get a slap, not with or not with a closed fist, with an open face. But then she basically will go off and make you some coffee and go on with their day. It's kind of a resetting of her and say what say?

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Well, he survived it. He said it. And he Sean Connery and the James Bond thing in the history of James Bond, he somehow managed to escape.

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I don't know if he really got through it. I mean, I think he ended up I think I think he ended up being OK. But that was a tough one, you know what I'm saying? Like where that would have ended. You know, you do that today. Forget about it. You know, I mean, on Twitter, forget about it. It's on Twitter forever.

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That is the truth. New standup special available now on Netflix. Right. Rob Schneider, Asian mama, Mexican kids. How's the feedback been?

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It's been unbelievable. And there's you know, I've been doing press I used to was on Australia Morning Show, and I'm exhausted. But it's been unbelievable. You know, it's it's like the region wasn't like I was jinxing the world, but like I was kind of hoping that everybody would be locked in their homes and having to watch my show several months ago. And but and here it is. They have to. So, Rob, you made that joke last time you were on with us.

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You're doing too many radio shows. You're doing comedy doing to me. Yes. Well, you made that joke the last time. It's a good joke, but you didn't get the laugh you needed from us because it's the same joke you made last time you were on. But that was it.

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Really OK, I am doing too many shows. Let me do it. Let me let me try it again.

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As Sean Connery The thing about it is like I was hoping that that would be a potential for people to be locked in their homes for a comedy special until two years. And they were I hope I didn't jinx the world that you work better than Sean Connery if you here the second time. All right.

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We're going to talk to you on Monday. We ran out of time because you called late and the alarm reminding people and late alarm reminding you to be on with us with seven minutes.

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Just heads up. If you're on the West Coast, it's going to have to be earlier because they're stealing this hour from us, which is a shame because it's been so good today.

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OK, so, Rob, we got to talk to you on Monday again. Beyond that, Rob Schneider, here's what I'm going to do.

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I'm just going to become part of your morning team, OK? That's what we're going for. Perfect. Yeah. Move in. All right. Very good.

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I'm going to say the same thing every morning on Friday.

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I will wait all week and hear that same joke on Monday about Asian mama. Mexican kid.

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Yeah, but if you haven't seen the show, you can watch it. And if you see the second time, you know, it's interesting, it's the same jokes the second time when you see the.

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So doing it. Well, talk to you man.

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All right. I'm calling Monday. I'm going to call Tuesday to just to make sure call it the red carpet.

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Right. Great. Have a nice weekend. I wouldn't call it the right time. All the best to you guys from I wish you the best. And remember, if you're going to hit a woman U.S. Open.

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Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Not broadbrush. How Miami is this stuff got our club over the years, we've been opening a club at the end of the week, headed into the weekend, we've been opening a club earlier and earlier. It used to be for happy hour at seven p.m. Eastern Time. And now this is the last one that will be at about 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, 10:00 a.m. on the West Coast next week.

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When we open the club, we will be doing so at 9:00 a.m. at 9:00 a.m. on the West Coast. And that's very Miami is my, ah, Miami and Vegas, the only places that have these all night clubs, the clubs that go of 24 hours, or is that something that appears outside that is legal?

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Outside of Miami, there's a city that never sleeps down.

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But I, I don't think New York closes. I don't I mean, you might have underground stuff. It's a really unfortunate nickname then, right?

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I think New York has those clubs. The more underground, as you pointed out, I would assume L.A. probably does right now.

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The exact opposite of that. Yeah. I mean, very close closes early out there.

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You got to go to a house party in the hills. Wow.

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I got in there really fast to show off his L.A. expertise in a way that was uncomfortable. And he did it in the most obnoxious L.A. way possible.

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You did.

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When did you become a guy, L.A. guy? I don't know.

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I kind of was annoying myself from, like a local area. So I'm just like full bore right now.

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OK, so how do you want to do this? Let's do this to close this out because we got the club. Can you handle all of this club? And fake Sean Connery is on the line right now. OK, we're going to do both of these. We're going to mix them together at LeBreton, show on the polls if you want to get in on the polls. But let's go ahead and open it for the weekend. Let's open up the club.

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So you think you're going to be able to do this, there's a degree of difficulty here, you're in the production studio by yourself. You've got to play sounds, you've got to take calls. The calls have been pretty mostly miss, hit or miss and mostly miss listeners. If you can keep it clean for me and just know that when Dan says limited fake Sean Connery and you hear a crash, you're up.

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OK, Chris has no confidence. He is moving away from his microphone and staring at us, laughing because he knows this is going to fail.

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Now, what I'm doing is I'm kicking my feet up and just going to relax this segment while Mike works, OK?

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Yeah. You don't want to be the call screener on this. What you have for lunch.

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Oh, firehouse. Yeah, good work. All right. What's the first sound in the club? Kato, who gets a touchdown, passes Kevin Johnson put up two hundred seventy two yards. That's a martial record. Nothing to sneeze at. So finest moment to hold sneeze.

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His best broadcasting moment. Who else in the club?

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Excuse me. That is Bomani Jones doing a segment choking on something and shouting to his producer. Shannon, help me.

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I'm good God. Cut down my throat. Sorry about that, Brian.

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In the meantime, I love that. Who else is in the club?

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I thought you were going to mix in a fake shot right there. You are a limited fake Sean Connery. You're on ESPN Radio Ltd, fake Sean Connery.

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Well, World Arbitrage and stuck much shorter to hear about your shoulder being shorter. Sure.

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Yeah. Well, who else is in the club? The foreign player? Dontae. I don't think he's a foreign player either. Ouch.

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Oh, Chris roaring with laughter with his feet up in the breath of a hogy.

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Oh, who else is in the club has a feel playing in empty arenas, not playing in front of fans. No.

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I forgot all about that. TJ Warren hung up on us. Did we ever find out whether he was mad at us. Nope. OK, very good. I've limited fake Sean Connery.

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You're on ESPN Radio Diluent. Stewart, you really got screwed by that Greenberg fella.

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Who else is in the club?

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TJ Warren on any given night can light you up for forty five point.

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Yeah. Who else is in the club?

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That is a funny and introspective man right there. Like he is interesting. I know a lot of different levels. I petered out.

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Who else is in the club? Oh, yes.

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That is, of course, Stu Godse earlier this week actually farting on air and us pretending that it was him rushing into the Zoome and sitting in a chair with limited fake Sean Connery.

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You're on ESPN Radio.

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Go ahead. Limited fake Sean Connery. Rasheed Wallace.

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Oh, man, that was good, but it was not a good one. Sean Connery, you're on ESPN Radio.

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But I'm a runner. There's nothing to about me. OK, terrible. Let's go. Somebody make this a payoff. Let's go. Limited fake Sean Connery. You're on ESPN Radio.

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The name is on Connery. And I just want to know what kind of guys like Bond to be admitted into the Hall of Fame.

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Limited fake Sean Connery closes down with a laugh. Let's go. A lot of pressure.

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No namers, actually, Shibulal, I must be dreaming, yo, thank.