Jul 5, 2016|
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Mike Hsu open. I'm a Bulldog. Then I interviewed. Him well but I don't look again you start new home and you ought to do all of well. Well haven't you that don't know what your career. You really want from my favorite player of the movie player Anderson a second. We think the headline what. They don't care that we did that went into the it's flat not classy. The plot of this great team reorganization great city great everything the only track bar about it. But right now all I hope there's even in Europe and articles that he Oklahoma. Thank you bet that nrgreen saying things even not privy to act now it figured out. Well. Thank you solved. Under I think you and I think we'll be back right at windows and sit and look what they're defeated constantly at war is now. The last three NBA MVP great three and they handed me. That would let you would be you know you have that I think you're industry you know you've. You know and if you know I don't I don't monitor the security is that I don't expect. No respect my fluid far more than they throw the they'll have it good Thursday that he's been able class. Well let's go on WTO and sports where he'll find fifteenth. Just it's long so I'm thinking here of all the things I'd rather listen to the Mac guy. C'mon. It's totally fake. Fans like I guess it's about you right. Fans like. To be mad. And that guy if he's a real person who really does scare the Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City and it's not just. Some neutral person who wants to get YouTube hits or something. If he were a real person thinking that way like being upset. Could actually is that without writing it down reversing a botched times Beck guided. He would have to admit that. He most feels like he's a sports fan when he's mad. Because that is how most of us are. Most of us use sports to get mad to get something off our chest that won't get us into trouble. Boeing is not only not frowned upon its. Cool to slumped to to a lot of people that's what you use sports for. So. Not that every Oklahoma City Thunder fan is happy Kevin Durant left. No normal ones are not happy about it but a lot of sports fans are not normal. They loathe to be mad at it they log to be met their teams. And so word deep down in there with this person if he's a real person he is happy about this is it gives him what he wants. That I'll let. That. However long it took hours it took I got to prepare that and then spent it. That's what you want that's what he wants to have. Winning and being happy who really needs that. What's interesting about that no. I've got to be. Mad better I've got to be bitter. Bitter is better than mad bidder is oh you took this from me you did this to me Kevin Durant you do this to meet. You made my kids cry right that's one of these two is that you made my kids cry. You know what dude you make your kids cry that's why your kids are crying. Your kids think basketball is more important to them. More or do you than they are. We say it again. You are the one making your kids cry because they think basketball is more important to you than they are. In case we fewer romo's. Right. The kids not crying because Kevin Durant left the kids crying because daddy's mad there's a Cameron is space for summaries and the kid did the right and punched him to face when Torre learned to say that. Coldly to. When Torre learned that. C'mon admit. We like sports stories written get mad at stuff we get mad Kevin Durant. I'm disappointed that he went to Golden State I would really digging Golden State and they're different now. Now other big money now there. You know little Hollywood and one got the best guy in that's them if they remove. And I think I'd rather have Durant what a lot I don't I don't mean anything in this none of us does it's about him but. I would rather have to rant on another team like he was. A different teams could play them it was a great series great drama great to talk about now. It's less likely I guess that will have that and that's disappointing I'm ought to want that write a blog want good series good drama. Don't pretend. You know dude on the YouTube video whenever don't pretend that. This is it working out for you. You get your five minutes. To be met and everybody sort of watching you wouldn't sort of just feel bad for you that. Dial after basketball team. You nailed it though if you did rehearse that he nailed it oh of course he didn't write these guys. The monologue is just. Lighter tight lid. Worth lasts that and the Jersey the flu it's pretty cheap to the Stephen Adams line Steve of atom line is pretty I do this for a living review he's not improvising. Now that the as. He might hurt her. Yeah these and a Adam is on WG RI Adam. They don't. A long before I get my point just the first comment I understand the NBA and NHL at greater. What man it's some of the speed and be able players committing twenty million dollars a year woke up making an HO role player monies required that they were parole is the same. The amount of money being spent and and being created and sit on the but my have a point was as far as current going through. You know on the diamond where I mean. More and Chris Paul a couple of years ago north retreat there's this region you can be got all the trader can go into the lakers I mean. Indeed did that I don't remember is that the reason curse them that on top it by. It's hard I mean. There were at the league is worried about the specs on a smaller market like you were talking about ought lol when courier Greer left what happened and it. I mean wouldn't the legal why wouldn't release didn't call I don't know it's even possible why wouldn't delete it and all. As far as where ever grant gonna go in or it would effect a smaller market in the week. We said it was a trade right. I believe yeah I don't remember all com that would be answer if you thought it was a trade that probably would be the answer may be yet. I mean I don't think patrol freeagent go back on here that the team that beat him at the tree yeah. I haven't I haven't thought about that a long time Adam ought to remember what the reasons were like his outlook. If bulldogs were here I'd probably slight overdo that but I there's just no rule being broken at all there's nothing about what. Has happened here that. Look if if the NBA. Who the commissioner few people wherever and you consider running the NBA got together. And discussed. The rains decision what would they say. It is a good or bad for the league. Is to re going to Golden State good or bad for the league. For the association. Those viewed rather BC association. I don't know. It's it's both. But then it becomes. Which side is it more. Competitive balance. It appears to be weekend. I don't say appears to be all these times because you just don't know one injury so summing unpredictable nobody knew gold stayed at the finals right. Everybody knew Oklahoma City had Golden State right. Neither happened so who else but. It appears that competitive balance is weakened. But. You've got a super team that you are your head you've added to it you vote meant that it. And so those dates those primetime games total Mosul primetime games Christmas Day opening night whatever else. Is it more revenue. Is it better off. Financially for the league if one team. Separates like that. You might rather that team via Los Angeles and Oakland. But so be it that way it is. I don't know everybody's talking about you that's a check mark. Or race talking about this. We get a caller before Brett who was right on. And he said. Basketball is all the way over here where. Yes you have a cap or luxury tax you have you have a system. By the way the top players control games the impact they have on games. The top players the top teams win almost all the time. And if your any almost any other team in the NBA. What's the point what are you what are you watching for. I think that's a good question and we have a hockey team would revenue NBA team but I'm telling you the way I am. If we have basketball instead and over the Indiana Pacers or somebody. I don't know. What what is the point. I don't have the brawn James I can't win. And that's just the east. What am I doing your teams like Toronto and Indiana. And other teams that are pretty good Atlanta's been good Boston what do we do winner it's it's a joke. Click play in the AFC east actually. What are we doing here are open for second and a couple breaks and a wildcard. There's no chance of winning. Real winning. So that's no good if that were my perspective. On the NBA as a team as a as a fan with the team. That wasn't one of these gifted teams. And I don't changes. That needs to be said it should be said here that changes not always the lakers in the next obviously right now it is it. That always the cavs in the warriors when you're not though in that you lead company. Why do you do you exist. What is. The what are the of the hole that the pros and cons. Of SuSE pluses and minuses of the pros and cons of supporting the team watching the games spending your money on it Serra. I'm not in that position. So. I don't really frankly care about the pacers for the raptors or wherever whenever they do they do. I'm watching for greatness I'm watching this story lines and this year I got paid off I was there. Whoever bought time on the NBA finals I saw your reds. Although right now it probably couldn't tell you what they work there somewhere in my brain wreaking Havoc. I watched it. So you wanna that what would you rather be hockey. Bad teams that bad teams but less than great teams can win championships it happens a lot. And that's partly because my top players can't. Can't really play they get they get held they can't score because the goalies are so good. How many nights out of 82. Doses. Over etched in her Crosby early goal. Make a difference in who wins the game some may be a third. Maybe less. So I can't expect to win because I have just one of those guys it's more complicated than that there's a lot of luck. So which is better. I just know that. With a hockey team in a small market it's got to be this way or else I'm screwed and I can. I can't win in the NHL if I don't have. A system that evens the playing field and the three point system does that as much as people complain about it it's obviously not. Best logically. But it evens the standings and that's good in theory for. Teams that don't have the great players or the most money whatever. So all right because hockey works this way or the other way around I would lose my mind if if him. In 2003. When the NHL didn't have a cap. And New York was outspending buffalo 31 or whatever laws I mean I was checking out. And that building was empty. And I think. That's a big reason why plus you know a lot of popular players have laughed and the sabres are gonna screw a lot of things up. And so you're at games with you know two thirds literally two thirds of the building company. It's got to be this way I think for Ross now we it's funny now we have Jack cycle and Ryan are we got real talent we might like via the the other way before we have to pay them. Anyway. Chris is on WGR actress. About my butt off like an ordinary rip on me and I. Will let out reports really quickly. You know why do which one are at Indiana they say they want basketball because. It's there it's Indiana I know it's right Indiana it's in the blood that's different right it and I'll. The Super Bowl win with an elite quarterback we have not Italy court actions in Calgary we still watch every year because they're. But luckily you know that the money you know cap earth and how much respect you know. I'd into the city it's not a big figure big you know big lick Indiana you can get off we go globe box. It like it is thought that opt. We're not a rich city but the lender you've got to bring it off and yet it all every year with on the panel I don't want a much by. Chris you'll lose me what what at what point you're trying to make your you speak talk about something I'm saying one. Watch a whole lot not all these things. NN I what equipment uttered them about the cap and an idol back at camp unit yes. That you have a cap about it even I mean I don't know maybe even think yeah. You know I don't know how I'd I'm Miami LeBron James and while the guys crew. But you know. Okay thanks Chris I don't know why I just pure volume. Joseph is next I joke. Hey Mike are you good. So out of him in basketball. The sellers what 94 their campus. I don't know the number sorry good to sort out there but either way the issue they're back contracts are too low. So it hurting get parity in the league if you increase in fact not currently collect our 45 million or so. Yeah I just learned the difference between flagrant one in flagrant two so forgive me for and a pleas for not known them. That note the cap structure of the NBA really don't you whatever you say L belief that our report I don't know what you know. Where are now America tekelec point six million like that and mr. Kaplan reported acute only twelve players deep. I mean you get a lot of other players under an hour contract you have three that's right. You increase the next contract and then all of a sudden parity or increased penalties aren't super teams like golden pot and a few years ago. Odd now that's logical but the question is still do you want that if you're the NBA do you want that. NBA for the salary cap before. You know forty million dollar salaries joke we had the day in the eighties through the ninety's you read super teams you read dynasties and top teams without. Any sort of system like this so a lot of the NBA the glorification the NBA is great teams mean. Who's better than Michael Jordan are the warriors better than the bulls that act as the lifeblood conversation of the sport. So if you did what you're saying which might be your a Smart FedEx. Would it be something the league would want. I think that they produce another so many more help the players than there was back in the day and more an individual sport. And he's yet started at have been at Rodman but I mean Jordan significantly better than either one of those words you can make a debate between Durant curry. LeBron. Oh OK I don't know like I. It's important what I'm thinking is it a little bit disorganized I just think that. I think the NBA having. Legendary players and teams he's won the NBA is all about I think that is what. Loving the league is all about I I am not the person to tell you that but again I love. This spring. For the NBA I loved it. Because the the conversation the storyline was top notch. Golden State vs Chicago. Oklahoma City vs Golden State what is that Porter was gold sabres San Antonio right all season it was what about these two. But it was gold's favor Chicago that it was Golden State vs Oklahoma City then it was Golden State vs Cleveland and that just Cleveland. In terms of the cavaliers but the browns and the Indians. And every other losing team there. That's what that that's that laws and all the votes were really really interest. And they're all because. You have. Greatness they're all about. Beaten the very very best team it's not about who the eight seat is going to be. What's worse than the first round of the NBA playoffs. What's better than the first round of the NHL playoffs. The NHL playoffs show up and now everybody's gotta go hard. And you have sixteen teams in the Earl pretty even like there's no hardly ever. What looks like a sure thing upsets happen constantly you never know and it's great. The NBA playoffs this year were a step down from Golden State pace because of their record from Golden State's. Quest. And they're just. I mean who even played. There's not thing bear there's rarely any surprise. So it's just like a formality. But I just you know that the caller Joseph think you mean the point there was here's how you fix this. Imbalance in the MBA my point is I don't know if they want to I don't know I don't know that good basketball. Is a ball. Dominance it's about. That imbalance and so I don't think basketball would wanna change the way it is. I think I more often think hockey should hockey should change. Because great talent great teams. Is part of what makes sports great to talk about. Director Golden State thank you for all your calls eagle 30550 I've got time for war. Bulldog is off this is Mike show on WGR. Being shot at guys pension but you don't want to be remembered like. Charles Barkley Patrick Ewing Karl Malone John Stockton. You want to win a championship you don't want to be the guy that is a one like I'm generational type of player that does an outrage. You know I think that's about the stupidest thing I've heard in sports but there is. There's one point I wanna make about it it's a little bit nice. The idea that you wouldn't wanna be remembered like Charles Barkley or John Stockton is incredibly it's just stupid like I mean I. I don't even wanna try to think of like a stronger words than that it's it's it's overkill. Not only the easy perfectly fine to be remembered like legendary whole thing employers that do not get clean for the fact thirteen to win championships on my goodness. Strangely enough players who won championships. On teams but we're not great are not even remembered at all. So there's no other way to be remembered you know you get remembered by winning by being the best in those guys were among the best so. George tadano ESPN radio congratulations. That I think is probably the stupidest sports take going. You don't wanna be remembered like Charles Barkley all wanna be remembered by I can't think of their names guys on championship teams that sat on the bench. Some of its better. Just stop it. So I do have a tape that was tax today and that fine to be pretty calm absurd I do want it tonight before you do that Ryan justice Reddy ice said. There was something I wanted to say it's a little bit nice about it at the end of that he says about being the guy. I'm about other guy is remembered about being in the guy I don't players wanna win. And if terrain or LeBron or anybody want to go. To play for what they think will be the winning team well that's not hard to understand I don't always like it when they do that but my opinion doesn't matter. It's there lives and careers. So when it comes the person OK but the idea that you wouldn't wanna be remembered like Patrick Ewing. Mean. What's the alternative. Being forgotten. Is the alternatives are if your point isn't anything to do with how good you more which is okay Ryan Beck do you in the studio all right. So this is directed at Q Mike. So you're okay with the sabres going after the best guy available on all post so. Who was on a playoff team also but you're not okay what the re going to Golden State in Golden State is different now. That was the question directed to you. Elect you just take care of that in what it sounded a little bit. It was of it was a long weekend mean there was a lot going on the last few days. And I am. At least I was a mean the adrenaline kicked in the bullet came on and now I feel better. But. Yeah like who wasn't dragging this morning so. There I guess you probably have somebody this is not release. Now 100% as Richard Sherman said to somebody who couldn't understand his answer at. At media day at the Super Bowl couple years ago maybe the levels just aren't there for us. As Richard Sherman's way of saying. Get off me. Makes sense. Paul Hamilton. With the sabres entering development camp here's. Paul Paul. Who am. Will and who will not be at this prospect event this week. Folks Nazi Jack Michael Byrd are going to see samurai and are they are now sabres ago. Yonkers CPC in less he signed contracts within the next few hours or sometime early this week so you'll be there but. You'll see Justin Bailey you're gonna see all the guys that were to raft. So leader and get a chance. To see out Alex he later in Rasmus asked Lyndon cliff who. Casey FitzGerald all those guys that were that I've just got drafted so you'd get your first look at those and by the way sections are opened a public. And let's see that he still be the wearer. The cable knots. And registered illegally will be there. He's a very interesting purse yes Clinton bashing will be there Casey Nelson. So. It's that those types of players will be there but if you're going they keep Welch actually. And banking is an excellent quality now they're well. Starts tomorrow goes through the twelfth which would be a week from today and the scrimmage Saturday. Yes and you need to tickets. And it does cost money to gated and a three on three week from today. You'll also have to paid not as much its image by they are charging for those two I'm guessing. You know last year was obviously charges or abuse comes he eichel I'm guessing they are this time so placed as you know on because there are center. And they wanna control what little bits by those double think they're going to be all that many. They've come down for the scrimmage and nothing near the numbers that they had their last year. Well let's talk a little bit about a couple these guys Cooley who you you mentioned. What you said about him just as I was thinking the same thing he's he's an interest in peace what do you think the the ceiling for him this year like odd that he. Ed at this point as far away is it really is. Makes dame. He was fortunate last year I don't think he was gonna make it that they were to keep them as long as they possibly could. Haven't DF and offered and it's. The new rules welcomed into the NHL. Are showing about engineers can get away with coming through the neutral zone not paying attention news coming from the blind side. But not in the NHL basically knocked about darkness beats and yet he was around. But I didn't play dead them when teams are over concussion went back to juniors so. I don't think he was going to make the team even without the concussion but they rarely liked what they saw. And I sat there thinking how this guy at last of the second round this guy is really good and you could see it like right from developmental camp. I'm number on the air there appears in March and for the first time but this kid is good look at how we were cobbers. You know on one on one drills where it looks like he's beaten and he gets back with speed and he'd get himself back third recover and into those types of things. He's in that. Is that door of Gregory go that goofy little slot they're aware. He might be going back to junior might not really help him but he can't go to Roger. Yeah. So coolly and maybe Nelson to hear Paul tell me giving a wrong as I ask you this the sabres have six. NHL defensemen I mean on under contract financial players on their team. Bristol line and if you'll beaming under contract he'll be under contract. Bristol lining cool look off George's friends and Bogosian in and McCabe so what kind of room do you see there being four gui and or Nelson. Well I don't see either one sitting here as the number sevenths on thank you as of right now. Fall as the number seven. You can always if you want to if if Nelson. 10 I guess it's either one. Has are really really good camp what McCain did. And pushes himself onto the roster. You can always drop Bronson your number seven. And one of them and there but neither 1 November windup as your number seven and I don't know there and let fall be that. But you're getting two point with the salary cap now Mike where. If your credit at a fairly substantial amount of money and nobody asked me earlier today about Fowler. Your bow to the point now where it's gonna have to be money in money out. It's no longer going to be sitting on well weekend we got plenty room and we can just at players and that type of thing because she got. I already have what's ABC signs that makes the 925. He got fox 650 and there. What's round Bristol line and off at six million give or take. That brings you up to a little bit over 67 million you haven't signed Gergen since in the haven't signed Leno. And it's not certain neither one neither one of those signings can take you over. But it's gonna get close enough. Where you're not going to be able 3456. Million dollar player without subtracting so they. They finally have gotten themselves to a point right now. I got themselves. We got that in my oh in the Ohio. About 61000. Change the 61 million and change of a cap. And Bristol Winans is not included in that so as I said that's going to be. Six million give or take one way or the other so it's it's two point now if you still wanna add players. In less it's a veteran minimum. Like western coal we doctoral got 900000. That you could do. But if you're gonna get a substantial player it's going to be money in money out. And just to tag this with a point on Bristol line and you mentioned you some numbers that might apply to him to Marie said on Friday. That there discussions have been in the wind of the moreover Leo long term contract than average contract so even though. That's true it may be the number would still be about the same ultimately. But every every sign seems to point Paul to the sabres wanting to lock him up for a long time. I don't think I think they'd want actually if they had their druthers I don't think they mind a bridge deal but. They know the American get a so why even bother worried about movement with the contracts have been signed recently. And I think if you want the best idea go to Seth Jones he was drafted. Four spots responsive from a wrist line in order to. And look at what he got into and lower the little and I think you've arrived at about work you might see Bristol lighted sign for. Paul Hamilton on the eighteenth tee outlined Bulldog is off this is Mike show OK Paul VC. So do we know that the sabres or two Maria at least is headed. To VC now to try to talk him into signing do we know that much. Well that's gonna happen this week I don't know if it's if it's going on right now and are open to. You figure. Buffalo is topped our list anyway even without trading for his right so. Buffalo was going to get an audience. It's just buffaloes audiences now gonna come earlier because they owners' rights. So they're gonna go to do that now whether they can convince him that siding with buffalo would be the thing duke before it gets to the fifteenth I don't know. I don't know if he's that type of person that would just wanna save face it and look I've done all listen. You know like Simon buffalo but let's take it to the end and let's at least make it look type of thing. But. They're they're buffalo at least is gonna get first and only crack. At talking with Pittman and presenting their well Nashville they're cracked twos so. They'll at least know what to teams are have to offer moving forward and then. You never know. You don't know what can happen the rule as I'm sure will be there. I'm sure bile Mo will be there because he he wants to know what tempered coach that that team's gonna have that he's been assigned where he wants to know. If he's gonna get power play time if he's going to be in the top six forwards he wants to know what a coach's plan is for him that's all going to be part of the process. Us. Is there are good enough reason as you see it for BC to sign before August 15 now that it's July 5 dessert is there enough of reason here that. The money peace. Maybe you know details here it's not going to be 22 different probably so. If if your him after the kid do you have enough incentive to get this over. I don't know if you do I don't know ID you know is he said to. The Boston Globe I've come this far. You know I might as well you know ticket till the end. And I mean let's be realistic I think he has a pretty good idea what other teams. Have for what's going on and he wanted to see how free agency would go to C help what teams have after about. Nobody is supposed to be negotiated with them but we almost all professional sports goes. In Arabic we have to you have to say it's so. I think they have an idea what might be out there they know how to look at roster they know what what players are on each team I think they can figure out like we can do. And figure out what teams are on their way to maybe start competing. For crop fairly soon and those types of different types of things that go into this this is decision he's going to make. Now don't forget. Lou Amarillo. And items that this was brought up our color and James Berlin abruptly stopped that. He doesn't believe in Max thing out bonuses for rookies he he won't do any hasn't done. And he's the only GM then has it that I had that top. What myrtle say five picker can pick it doesn't matter whatever wives. That is not maxed out. A a player. On bonuses. And keys it's happened twice in he's got a couple times one of Larson. And the other was. Last. Laughter. It's two players now he thought better myself Mike Matthews pulled out. My eighth if he's not gonna give him a contract the same as what line they already signed. Or at the same neck Columbus signed with their guy. Because he's gonna be skimping on the bonuses if he doesn't believe Bennett and your Matthews do you just say well audience dude is gonna sign it are you gonna hold out. Paul Hamilton with me more of that conversation WGR 550 dot com poll beyond a lot. In the coming days with this development camp continuing and will seek zinni Jimmy BC news here. As again Marie said to Marie on Friday that he was headed down there to talk when them. Lot of lot of interest in that and I was just asked on twittered it in in a certain way try to predict it and I don't I don't think I. I can't I wouldn't trust myself to be right. Doing that we'll get into it here again as polls on and we follow the the sabres here with the development camp underway tomorrow. Back to wrap things up after this this is Mike show this is WGR. Almost done for today. John Murphy is off for one more night and sell as a way so ESPN radio coming up. And speaking of ESPN radio mark cast this year. Who is one of their fine play by play broadcasters NBA broadcasters will join me on Thursday. Mark was somebody's got to know a little bit when I was working part time and ESPN. And he was this super nice guy with a with a big game. They started putting him in the play by play a couple of years ago may be really good. So he'll join me on Thursday to talk about Kevin Durant and a very testing NBA season that culminates here with a pretty stunning. Free agent move the two rant made made official yesterday. Baseball tonight the royals are in Toronto Toronto always within two and a half now Baltimore. As the jays have won three in a row including last night against Kansas City behind Sanchez. Baltimore's lost five straight. Finally. I mean Baltimore again. Get out of here. Boston to back trot out two and a half here's the top of Major League Baseball clubs lost that is Cincinnati the cubs have called off there. Rates early pace. Callebs at 52 and 31. Giants. Percentage points behind 53 and 32 so virtual tie. For the best record in the majors Texas is 52 in thirty Tuesday half game back. Of both teams for the best record in the American League. And then Cleveland. Which has been super hot. Fifty and 32 the game and a half behind. The cubs and the giants and game behind the Rangers you have fourteen is the game and a half apart at about almost exactly the midway point of the season. For best record in the sport. Tune in tomorrow I've got to 49ers guest tomorrow as we continue get back to the weekly look at the bill's opponents. And more on whatever comes around or should be fun thanks for listening today bull dog is off that would mean next week. This is Mike show on WGR.