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WGR. Sports Radio 550. All right. I it's my involvement this off top Ahmet have a hard time concentrating on the show today I don't know how you're going to be able to do it be is the bidding for the golf terminated ten how is one supposed to concentrate on the shot. Well I'm busy checking starting pitchers for the weekend. Because they need to know if balk farmer is going to be pitching for the tigers on either Friday or Saturday this is really. I'm trying to get things they want and sports number one is VC to sign that the sabres you're going to that I can go right to like Stanley Cup Marty trophy deploy short term. Torture and just look like short term. OK before the you know for the Summers out BC ABC one and balk farmer to pitch for the tigers is number two OK that short term care where where would Tyrod becomes a franchise quarterback that's more buy longs not even until this time next year. It could start in September. Mean he's not to be afraid to come throw for like 4500. Yards in September touchdowns this is if he does that in September well that may be September and October. I put too much pressure on the guy I need book farmer to be pitching gone on to the jays game on Friday and Saturday do in the old twin bill. Which I recommend anyone twin bill is is a double header two games and saying yeah but if you two games on the same trip you medical Wendell. And if you should I don't thinking called the twin little twin bill we are going on one trip. And where it is experiencing tool games on said one trip I went to Cleveland saw the Mets play Friday and Sunday that that's not a whole windmill the Friday Sunday with this car well nice a price on Friday sat out the window casino games in two decades an odd thing to do democratic side I'm it's I'm half asleep up at 10 o'clock and start my mind's not functioning well last year balk far pitch for the tigers and it was when the jays were red hot and they were smashing every baseball. They could see out of the stadium. And balk farmer who known and ever heard of pitched for the tigers that's it that's a made up name nice real dude you make an Iowa is no player name but I thought it was fake too. Another billion in eight men out and I think he was on that blacks on that item the video games that didn't get the MLB players' names and they just made up names now tersely buck Farmar is a made up and telling you if you put a fine. Why baseball roster together wanted to pull one over on your body's. What you do whatever ground they all ma. Don't pot farmers still they are. I've taken by farmer I agree. I thought the same thing until I watched the blue jays smash baseball's off him for an entire afternoon. So he just got called up this is great news I'm hoping he pitches on him it's right there. Saturday the ninth away probable pitcher for the tigers is TBD. We get balk Farmar again at Rogers better be great. So I'm sorry I'm just totally distracted because. As Matthew plays the highlight to Josh Donaldson smashing a baseball and a party deck all I can think god is sitting in the party deck on Saturday in wine trying to catch a baseball to get smashed out there. Scott I mean I'm just looking at the replay of Jan Carla sectional Jack Austin's second home run last night which went into the second deck. At Citi Field which is a pretty good last. I know it was not about left handed batters majestic home runs but art rock I mean home runs that are just bombs are awesome to watch. Seth does have one last night that you talk about Donaldson the same way. Rep for us. One Bergen goal or whatever. They did sound up from the Kansas City Royals telecast of the wanna Donaldson's home runs last night. But that's the does that last night like the minute that all leaves the back. And you know he's and then all of its it's gotten. This that you know it's got in fact that you get confirmation. When they surely outfield in the popular Regis he's standing there he's not even chasing anything now I mean assessment is that a bomb last night now so you're gonna go to Toronto. You and I'm purity notice I'm not you don't need this advice. But. Josh Donaldson that's one of those things like if you're going to the bathroom or your going to the concession stand or just want to get up and walk around see the stadium. That's one of those guys we make sure you don't miss his next at bat I think you might be the reason that I'm going yeah a sense this was the same way like we're in Cleveland. Hey look let's go get up let's go get something neat way to minute. Who's up the next order for. Okay the next inning says this is up third we can't be standing in the concession stand because he might hit a home run as it turns out we got food walked to the walked out to the stated again the seat in come company in a home run Donaldson that's pretty cool to get that kind of guy we don't wanna myths and it back. Point two homers in the season for him now another multi homer game last night I think. This is the time of year it's July 6. It's probably a week from now or baseball fans really start to pay attention to standings halfway anywhere right path that went. Any time before now is kind of silly. But I wake up this morning and I I know the jays want and I'm wade find out real that the Orioles win because the Orioles are in front in the mail least I knew the Red Sox have lost. I hadn't. They've picked up the story of the Orioles game so it's right or on the all star break where you start to really. Know what the what the gap business. It's fun that you asked me you know hey how the Orioles do last night it's two things here one. With the Mets typically you get past July 4 and you don't worry about the standings and how much I mean typically not in the right so I'm used to. A summer of baseball where standings sure okay how how large is the Braves lead on the east this year and you know how far I even tell you don't even worry about that stuff. And with the Mets this year it's been weird I mean I am solely been thinking about every day what do the nets do every morning when I commend. What did the nets to pay you lost the brewers last night thank goodness the Mets didn't lose a game to Washington because the nationals lost for the brewer. And now. All the Mets I think I'm trying to think what they would they would five out I gotta check. I am I'm actually for the first time in I don't know how long I have to watch it would with the Dodgers do with the giants or the pirates or the cardinals. What do I mean the Marlins. This wild card race thing has me watching like five different baseball teams now for the rest of the summer it'll be a what are the that's due but then okay what are these other five teams doing because the Mets are in the wild card rates right now fund which is it's it's it's. It's pressure packed. But on the other hand on it it it beats having a summer of meaningless baseball his. I will be splitting bills training camp with Mets baseball again in August I hope is the wildcard as it currently is set up. Is it good. That it's a one game I don't like off I I don't I've never liked the one implant and the Mets have never been in the wild card I've never liked it if they get in it. I'm praying to god cinder garden in the rotation but I'm not a fan of the one. That's the thing with the jays last year you know the trade for price but this year I think they have better options if there is a one game playoff. I've got three guys I'm pretty. Happy with happ has been great this year than Sanchez has been strong Romans greatness product they might have four guys that you wouldn't hate. The only guy you wouldn't want that spot OB RA Dickey who has. Sometimes been OK but I John wrote in the book Farmar gave up three runs and two and two thirds yesterday against the Indians. Tanya you gotta see this guy pitched this guy could be the most popular paid player in baseball. In all fans wanna see home runs balked farmers pitching tonight let's go. I hear he's pitched in the derby. He's I'm not although all run derbies on elect mark farmer is going in and there's good and hammer home run off them. Easy gift to baseball we need more guys more pitches and give up or best pitcher is more bad goalies and I think whoever whispered to Kansas City yesterday has given up like 1718 home runs this season you love guys like that now. It's fun knowing you're right baseball season up in the thick summer you know a lot of I think a lot of sports fans kind of just. In May be you don't watch baseball as you've got your baseball friends that absolutely Lawton every night in Ottawa and you've got those that. Anal hockey playoffs no basketball playoffs the Euro is going to be like that but I think you've just got to focus in a little more playing your baseball trip for guns they wanted to do well. The problem with me again for for me. Geez I mean it's not the same with football or hockey I mean I'll watch anything. But for me with the NBA with Major League Baseball over years maybe it's because I've lived away from Long Island for all these years. I became more of a self centered fan like. Might love of the NBA or Major League Baseball might interest in watching games by interest in that sport. Would rise or fall based on how the knicks doing how the Mets doing. It also it as opposed to you lose your a couple of years ago comes in and says I found my new favorite thing in sports what watching the warriors play basketball you know. And for me it was the opposite like as I watch any football game. I'll watch plenty of hockey. The sabres don't have to be playing I'll still watch I'm interest it. But with the other sports like my interest in the NBA really started to wane over the years when the knicks became really bat and they been a laughingstock for so long now. And the Mets. The Mets I mean more often than not. They're not good and so like last summer that run. I said on the air last year the I know I did last summer just kind of rekindled my love for that sport that was always my first love but I kind of got away from a because he had July 4. Yeah around here. I am too busy in April and may and June to really dive into baseball the Mets aren't really good you've got. So much corner and you've got Stanley Cup Pletcher got NBA playoffs to get the NFL draft. You all these things happening. And then you hit July right and everything's done. NFL news pretty much goes dead until training camp opens up. After free agency in the NHL it's pretty quiet until training camp opens up so it this period here we are like. All baseball I mean I think that that's it. As they said more often than not the Mets are out of it so this year it's a little bit remember your goat this time the Mets were not good. They were. You were even thinking about playoffs and they were the if not the worst one of the worst offensive teams in baseball this was before sass but this and read day and Kelly Johnson and all that stuff it was not fun this. You mention a buzzword and I was about to get to why do I like watching the warriors two years ago I told you hey this team's super fun ones he's just find your way there. It's because they have offence meant and what made the jays sold on last year they just smashed the baseball all the time Miami soccer for offensively the first Wanda admitted. When we talk about increasing scoring in hockey we talk about any sport. We talk the bills they lose 27 it's wanna you know why blame the offense here I am a guy who wants offense from my teams and the teams that I go to try to watch of the teams that score pointless fun. It's a lot more fun here's the argument for it's more fun to miss the playoffs is attends he's the high scoring team in the lowest scoring team the the result is the same. But just give me entertainment I would. Want the sabres to give up four goals of the game but if you can score goals a game and completely OK here's the deal for offense right when we watch football. What ports can put up 3040 points as much. Grief as we get from the patriots. You know there you know to watch them they're offense operate mean it's can be a thing of beauty at times it's precision like. The Mets at it again there's your example of why offences entertaining the Mets can roll out all these great pictures and they were doing that last year RBC in regard to gram. And as the Mets fan but others will that will will say the same thing that I did you'd actually watch the other team back. You'd watched to see part cinder garden to ground and they get through their half of the inning and then the Mets would come up. With their moribund offense and you turn the game often say all right you know what. Whit about 1015 minutes that's a good out once you. Ominous turn back and went Harvick goes back to the mound in the top of the fifth. And all of a sudden they made these traits and in August. Then all of a sudden it became the stuff that's in the national excuse me in the National League most at opal. And they there you know they're knocking out home runs sass but this is written the cover off the ball they're averaging 567. Runs a game. And it becomes wildly entertaining they are I am glued to the set last year because. They have the pitching but the and you add the offense in the end Rex you know Rex Ryan can put together a great defense which would be tremendous in terms of helping this team make the plants but let's face it. You know you won a season full of thirteen to ten football games notes very bored you stunts you want. Last year how much fun was it when you'd wait. I dropping back and he's unleashing bombs to Sammy Watkins you know throw the ball down field. You want offense tonight I want a year younger you were kind of laughing yesterday when I brought up Jimmy BC. And he said one of the one of the things on his checklist of of looking at teams is style of play. And I don't think he'd want to hear the sabres say they were playing Detroit tonight let's slow the game down. You know you want the sabres to be that up tempo team you want to see a player like. Dallas for the race and up and down the ice wanna hear them talk more about. Pittsburgh get that the defense to get the puck well me either mover or give it up make up after the Ford and push it up ice and attack. You'd like to see that on your hockey and that's what everybody wants her to talk about. Gotta have a goaltender and he got it defense wins championships and all that but let's face it offense and you love golds in love touchdowns. Of home runs that's what it's all about who wants the watch. Boy that was the was the Toronto Miami series. When it was a struggle for any team to get to the 100 point mark. The legal flip on Golden State and Oklahoma City and they're just going up and on the court and their scorn a hundred plus points it was in. Probably entertaining. The only downside to direct going to Golden State I was looking for the more golds they don't almost match ups. Right. Yeah right takes him perfect team almost perfect team and adds another player and takes one of their chief competitors in relief weakens them yeah I get that I get that for sure yesterday and NHL network theorist there was a game on. And course it's Saint Louis and Chicago. Here it is I don't know where the angels are showing games on just running games back I didn't see the final it was 55 in the second. Of course that game makes it on the NHL network I rent a hay was there something about this game that made it worth remembering its five to five. I think the hawks were up 52. And Saint Louis scored three quick once he get a 55 and I don't know how it ended him I didn't I didn't stick with a because it figured you'd already been determined. But you know games like that spoiler in the team's going onto in the Stanley Cup it's true merit to be honest tonight be sure if it was from this year they played every year in the playoffs and we could have been any mountain it was just 55. As I would you know what that's what we we make fun of NHL coaches. When this when the sabres are ever any two teams are involved in like a 65 crazy shoot out wacky game in the coaches afterwards talk about how. Well I didn't you know it's sloppy I didn't like it it's that's you know that's not the way we're supposed to play hockey and and in the meantime. Fans are walking out of the building or watching that game on TV are thinking afterwards how much fun was that. And although the pits. Urged San Jose game where there were four goals in the first five minutes and I'm sitting there stunned thinking we limit. This is a playoff game. At a deep in the finals would have they would have been game five. What happens. First gold could wind low scoring tight checking play it safe neutral zone hockey. And here it is up and on the ice goals going in laughter and it but. That is this is that that play out pocket this is. This is and so yeah I don't know I've I don't know that there's a point of the discussion of the venue you've started talking about baseball maybe think about home runs and scoring and and now which is in raw about often yet it got apps often that's why you get oppose so gut. Signed VC gut pitcher top six better so you can play the game faster and open up your often. Yeah I'm going on Saturday Friday and Saturday in a love the jays to win both games but. I'll be honest the the two games will be a success based on whether or not I see them hit baseballs into the party deck. And you know wins winning is fun it's great I'd Celso in July and I'm there to be entertained some. Matthew has Twitter question from our WGR 550 account. I need your help in you go to casinos right yeah okay what do they call it a match play coupon. Like a five bring five dollars and the casino matches that five dollars is an match play year in what what your further NS. That I don't know I apologize. Nine you give it a coupon if you give him five bucks never brought it give you five dollars an extra camps now the year playing with ten. Okay you say coupon I say coupons. Coupon. That coupon coupons coupon I didn't should go with the voucher. It's a five dollar voucher on torture that the casino has matched my five dollar deposit. And now on plane with ten dollars current. That's how I feel budgeting easier Gillick have rough five dollars and this that the casino matched it and then I put it and thirteen on the rule will mean if this thing hits fantastic. And if it doesn't downers firebox. I thought about him yesterday. I'm not sure what led to this but I I thought about him and I I think. I started thinking okay. One if he doesn't sign. And and and I and I don't have I got a little bit of hockey Holland afterward on an Andrew Peters was quite miffed. He was all over VC for like c'mon kids let's go make your mind up sign here what do you wait for needless to all the reasons why I thought it's a a good match for VCU was getting pretty. Pretty angry about it as I was listening and I thought. You know I think that's why later in the day us are thinking OK what do the kid doesn't sign but honestly. I thought to be signed by an. Because I figured you know. They trade his rights eichel stock into them all the time that up and coming organization. Here's the top six spot it's not a leveraged thing there's no. You know this isn't a beating war he wants to go to the market because someone will offer five million dollars in bonuses and the sabres won't go that high. So the money is not at an issue here. And I and you know bought buffalo if you wanna stay close to New England would not too far from Boston. I can drive you it's an easy drive on the interstate which is there and whatever 67 hours I honestly thought he'd be signed already. And you read his comments in the Boston Globe from last week about ice the wanna get three aides have got two or three teams in mind I started thinking okay. What does he doesn't sign maybe just. In his mind. He always wanted to play for the Bruins are in his mind boy how cool would it be to play hockey in New York City wanna play for the Rangers at New York Post last week said. GCs that was their top free agent target so I started thinking about that and whether or not one of the kid doesn't sign. And it won't crush mean far from I think he'd be a really interesting addition to the top six but. He doesn't sign that's gonna take a little steam out of my offseason I love getting a post so but I'd love even more opposed so and VC. In the and I wonder what Tim what Tim Murray does if this thing goes to August 15 and then BC picks somebody else. Is there a trade that Murray tries to do before training camp opens or somewhere in September to try and find another top six forward. Or did you just say I gotta post so I got cooler cough. Let's take it and we'll see what happens over the course of the season in March. At the deadline for edit I'll go make some other move. Thinking about this VC thing I don't know what the right Bette I'm so I'm trying to make this analogy with the casino I'm not playing blackjack is it's not. Five dollars to win ten. I'm not playing roulette because it's not a one in 36 chance right get a huge payoff. But it's not that likely to happen it feels like it's 5050 and yet the payoff is a ten to one thing. Because the payoff is huge you almost feel like you know playing the slots this issue against the machine but the slots aren't that likely to win. I'm at 5050 to win this thing. And right will look you verses. It's cheap it's right now it's you were nobody Emmett Till August 15 just think it's Russa feels even of its buffalo Toronto Boston. And the Rangers find fourteens but it's not random I really believe the sabres have to be won the final two year. The the the the franchise that has the guy that he plays with he's a Smart kid he wants to have success. They have more offer. I really think they aboard or offer them all for all those other three teams that's why it's that I I've got to be done by now I'm not a should be done by now feet isn't it. You know it's funny to talk about him as a as a person of integrity we don't really know him. If he's living up to his work on the reports that he once told Nashville he was interested now and he wasn't but he said I'm gonna go to free agency. If he does he's just following through on what he said he would do so you know we. I guess the optimist in us thought this to be done by now but the fact that it's not I don't view that is any sign of concern. He said he was gonna do this the sabres decided they would rather than be. You know shoehorn into a six hour window to talk to him on August 15 they decided. You know let's have weeks let's have the ability to talk to him to find out how you know what makes him tick let's get. Dan Viles McCann talked to was dead on a regular basis there's there's no tampering or can just go ahead and open up a month window. We talked a wicked tickets and little gifts every day could do what you want Jack cycle can talk to me you don't feel awkward about it anyway because they are members of the same franchise. So it's a huge payoff if they get them and it's not a big loss if they don't write I'm gonna lose five blocks because I spent that third round connect. Or I'm gonna win all hundred dollars. That's not a bad spot to be Ian the only way you're gonna get yourself and about spot as if you start spending that hundred dollars before you actually have. Thank you didn't get him yet right so you're putting him in your top six and if you're going for thinking this kids here and then you lose. You know you can kind of turned that into feeling like you lost a hundred dollars but you didn't you lost five. It would be it would be well Nashville it be Nashville now that was a different scenario but at Nashville said at the trade deadline. Hey you gonna complain that's right yeah okay you know we won't make a trade because this BC kids going to be in our top six. So it I guess the only equivalent would have been if the sabres were so confident BC was going to sign that they didn't pursue post so. Or that Tim Murray just said can we got cooler cough now we just have to wait for BC to sign and that's our off season. And he didn't do anything else to improve the forward ranks and then August 15 rolls around BC sign somewhere else and to emirates lippold bag going to that we didn't do anything this off season you're supposed to be our. Our big forwards signing. Jim and Orchard Park Iran WGR go right ahead. A couple comments one. We ended up giving a little bit of freedom to the other two or three teams actually in on the go you didn't see. Did you immediately and get that opportunity don't talk about it. They couldn't sign them because we don't have the right like you'll put up that period a little bit earlier that Angela do. At work I am certain you know but it compact it and it may be or that are. Homework we're pretty much because I know that these signings and things like that that would eat meat on it. Overall rosters are pretty well. Why the other come and is. Odd but bishop I know as of right now. Tampa Bay looking preacher and bishop and I know that right now apple. Peel it or shut up more money on the lead but he bishop aiming and like what we do it and Miller like that. Would that be an option knowing that we are pulling out there are people. That picture and Leonard do so we're back end. Maybe. And Asia which I am ill but he's my money. Why Italy beat back I know and nobody at all up and later this point. Couldn't get number 180. You know maybe it is all right and bishop who also cute goal after that point I know are there. I'm bishop I wouldn't mind talk about this little bit later in the show. I'm only sit at Tampa is taking some of the salary that's at the sabres entry don't have room really did it once they get wrist the line and sign. Then Jergen since in the lean on our fate deals if VC signs. I don't know much room self Campbell wants to take a lot of the salary and I mean what they can take up the 50% so they want takes three million. I'm listening to that I'd. Mean simmering envisions Robin Lehner being the got soul. If he's not on the putting bishop in front of planner are looking for a back up in the event that Leonard gets hurt. And six million dollars for a back up to something that Pittsburgh is about today. Well we'll have levee she stuff we get back 8030550. Join us 88550. To 550 or WG. WGR Sports Radio 550 and WG ER 515 dot com. Development camp opening for the sabres today at harbor senator. 215 in 415 sessions there are different parts of the development camp images. That they will charge four but today is free and open the public's at 215 and forfeiting a harbor senator if you wanna. Check that out inject Michael knows him right. Not rookies. But our Tammy panera and I'm told will be there know what the hell is he still rookie dole. I go yes he's that I'm with Matthew. Meet I don't let I don't let things go you really don't NBA news Denver Nuggets pursuing Dwyane Wade. Offering him a contract reportedly worth 52 million dollars over two year isn't this the definition of a player is using a team. We get is that serious about playing for the night we get this from the for the bills in the sabres a lot is scheduled using buffalo. Think he's this is day and Brian when horse described it to game of chicken. And where it's saying you know. Her in the Peter saying right you're not go to Denver got hot shot over dale was just me. Like Denver just fine but the nice city elegant better than Miami. Lovely place got it's advantages don't know if I wanna play for the nuggets right now in the end of my career no that's probably true dirt with fuel re sign with the mavericks. Twenty seasons he'll play if he finishes up these two years baseball all star rosters have been announced the cubs will play the American League. Basically they got five starters including their entire infield. The cubs seven players and all and the Red Sox got six players at all. The Red Sox lost to the Rangers jays beat Kansas City yankees beat the White Sox but it's the Orioles out from the at least they won. As well they broke a five game skid by beating the Dodgers for one minute sorry Wimbledon it's. Serena and Venus Williams both advanced to the semis or not facing each other and the men's quarters will be this morning those your sports. Headlines the next update at 7 o'clock. Kind of what it was I think a lot of people around here understand. It was eight incredible years in everything that he's done for Oklahoma City the charity work donating a million dollars after more tornadoes point thirteen. They are thankful for what he's done. That is Royce young and ESPN talk about Kevin Durant that I've we got to get the BC question the gentleman brought up before the break but I also want to remind you about the WGR golf tournament we are now. Three hours. And 24 minutes and a half from bidding coming to an end cell. 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Or to pitchers but that those sports guys are really cool you know cope the Thurman or whoever else is there and it'll take a picture and whatever they have to do so it's it's a fun event. Plus you get the golf and the occasional beverage on the course to in my case. Oh my golf game. 8030550. Join us 888552. For fifty look at the beach in a moment but. Matthew played Royce young from ESPN. And it's funny. You know yesterday the big story was during it leading Oklahoma City going to Golden State and you know a lot of you would be saying why you know it. And I thought okay you want to and championship today. Now you can go on the Internet today and find at least two different things I saw one report that claimed he wasn't happy with Russell Westbrook. I saw another report that claimed he was tired of being the guy. It was too much like you're. You're up the hero here in Oklahoma City everything is on Kevin Durant and he didn't want to deal with that so instead of being. It all on his shoulders and Oklahoma City he's just part of this group. With the Golden State Warriors so who knows it's take it forty want their multiple stories out there are suggesting different reasons why. Kevin Durant sighted leaving the undergo take the two year deal with the Golden State Warriors makes cents. I thought it was pretty simple hit it really gut and I wanna win a championship not just that. I've decided. One thing I did I really disliked about the entire conversation. The it seems to me it's a lazy point but it's a point you could make the if you can't beat them join them. He can't beat them so he decides to join them years is even trying to beat them. To. But the warriors well since the warriors are right that worries rose to the heights where they are right right so it's only been two years and the other part of us this is that. He didn't beat them last year and then they said came awfully close it is not just that then the warriors said. Do you wanna come play on this team he didn't take the David West special. Relieves eleven million dollars on the table to go sit on the bench which they requested last year with the spurs. He's getting a Max two year 54 million down like he will be a part of their team and also struck me that. We have always believed that the regular season means nothing without the playoffs. However. I think the warriors this time around prove that it does. This is people reacting to this is basically admitting the warriors are meted out the best team ever but top 20. Sure that it won the title they lost in seven games. But the backlash to joining a team that did not win the title they did not win. So warriors and the season they say we've got to we've got to be a little bit better. And they go and get the best player available. And that best player is some sort of lame loser. They did not win they did not win. And people say that maybe there's this is the shows that they can be beaten by a physical team that. If that you know you get the warriors inside if you hold step curry a lot if you get physical with them you can beat him so the warriors answer to that is Kevin Durant. It's not Kevin Durant going door to try and just and Wagoner piggyback a championship that is. Golden State saying our plan to win to be one of the best teams ever again. To be one of them to be a dynasty right doesn't every great team wanna be a dynasty care you wanna win as many there are planned for the dynasty is to go to the Hamptons and bring all of their best players. Thompson curry straight months been getting after him for a year they all go and say we want you here you will make us. Even better the next step so. In the old can't beat them join them the team that beat him said boy will be better if we view. I don't know again that. The kid beat them join him thing I mean they were up three games to one. They were that close to beating the team that was heavily favored to win another NBA championship so. Up I'm if I'm Kevin Durant I wouldn't look at that and go were never gonna beat these guys I would try and figure out you know. How to blow the 31 lead talked ownership the GM the coach bigger what are we need to do to get better so we can close that series out next time. So that that that point. You can't beat them join them thing. Pretty weak that they. They came close as close as you can do without actually beating. Golden State I don't buy that I again. I've read the different stories about what may have led to his departure and I honestly think at the end of the day he thinks she's got the best chance to champ chip there. And would what I like about it is. Now wanna get your point about Golden State about some of the resentment. What I like about this from Durant perspective is. Yeah and if he doesn't it because for two years could be one year over one it's a brilliant deal for him you know that the caps going up again next year from 94 million that who knows what may be another twenty million dollars so. And people are talking about. You know Russell Westbrook why would you want extender contract at Oklahoma City. Go be a free agent next year because you can make a pot of money because the cap is going up again. After Kevin Durant guess what he black out of the market a year from he can best case scenario. He goes to Golden State they win the championship next season. And during can go right back out of the market by not take in the second year option on his contract or he decides works on long right. I like winning the championship and a bigger we're a great team and let's go get another one right to be part of a team that wins three in four years it makes. Perfect sense to do what he did to try and win a championship and still have flexibility with your contract. And from the part of the resentment you talked about Golden State is its look they they were the defending champions they come out. Off of their title. Went 73 games I mean there on many nights playing with the other teams to the point where the MVP of the league is told at the end of the third quarter. Hey man this one's in the bag goes down and relax I mean they were just. Blowing out teams left and right. That team. Picks up the best available free agent in the market and I think a lot of people are saying almost like you're saying you don't need him you guys are really good already. This stinks what what is Golden State doing getting Kevin Durant that's not right. They're awesome to begin with they don't need Kevin Durant that you cannot hold it against you the whole against the red as appealing bail that Oklahoma City. And did the whole IE you know I can't be just all join you or. You look at Golden State and say the rich got richer that's not fair what do you do when you're good enough fusion of me going after Kevin Durant let him stay in Oklahoma City. You know or you know that some. Well it's buying out the competition you're worried about this other team. Beating you. Let's take one of their really good players away from them and bring about triggered us and that's just his underhanded business practices in it it's neither in their. They lost it when the championship. And now they're trying to make moves to get back in another championship at the end batters and that's the owner said the night. The net the morning after they were eliminated by the by the cat he said they're gonna be aggressive this offseason they wanna win a championship. So they did but they think they needed to do to win the championship. I'd like to have that team you win a title the next year your great he finished just short and your ownership is in a position to go out and get the best player. Right now it's a salary cap luxury tax kind of league and they still are able to do it via. And not for long but for now they're able to do it. And while cape again from their standpoint they didn't give Durant the ten year deal. I mean it may be Golden State looks at and says after a year or two we can't afford to give him the Max contract and keep everybody else are they have. They also have options year whether he wants to sign long termer he leaves after years to about wade to Cleveland. You've that he believes that scatter I I I heard it this morning in July get. I I would be okay if they went to Cleveland without with Tyree LaBranche our region but I just give I. They are I mean I guess they cut him and he just. What do you do despair and 54 million dollars in luxury tax. So you know Dan Gilbert had no problem going way over the payroll taxes last year maybe we do it again. I don't know I think I think when Dwyane Wade when Dwyane Wade is all said and done it probably stays and finish his career in Miami but if you with the Cleveland great. Good find love it I I've and not as. Another is eight and an opponent to go to the super pleased concept. I understand the downside like I said the the downside to Durant. It isn't the negative for me isn't. Golden State is building this super team it's. Mangold said Oklahoma City if they would have played again in the playoffs last year with the red in west book I thought would have been really compelling tellem. As in the NBA's history been defined by super teams. Well for the most part yeah I mean if you have two top fifty players on all the great teams go back to you know. The lakers which Shaq and Kobe at the same time the lakers with magic and worthy and all those guys at same time and Jabbar I mean yeah Kareem and met a cream and magic on the same team Pippen and Jordan on the same team Rodman's on that team Ku coaches on achieving these aren't exactly to rant but what am I modern the Celtics right I'd Celtic and uglier seeks three in the race are I don't know Ron goes on that team there. Yeah we've we've always watched super teams in the NBA it seems to be that's the standard when you try and do that yet you try except for a LeBron. Who even for four years was on a super team. Made four straight finals when he makes even with the that he does not super team we. Never answer the question about Jimmy BC whether it's ever shall let other teams get in now I'll to have their contacts would do that we get back just so they can no. Get an answer now are as you give give the age of permission to speak right they give me wanna go in here out here with the Rangers and leafs and the Bruins are safe go ahead. And but he can't sign anywhere with them even if he loves whatever they said he can't Simon and anyway that's probably a good idea let's talk about we get back 80305. If the join us 888550. To 550 are on WG. At this point it's gonna have to be. And I'm into the same files of Wimbledon and I don't need to be anything less so yeah I'm feeling pretty good about it. Through New Orleans moves on to the semi finals as does his sister Venus they will not play against each other. And until the final if they guess they could play in the final yes. You're welcome by the way I was got to pull the name up what you think in before because my thinking you for a I actually I I do headlights with you now but yesterday. You know we mention the Wimbledon quarterfinals were about to be contested and Serena was playing and she was going against someone who I thought there's no way hardly mentioned COLT OK shore up pollen pollen and I think it's public Genco. Okay. I just saw the last name and I thought I'm just gonna say Serena is playing at 10 o'clock I'm gonna worry about the opponent tennis is the I do not envy you tennis intimidates the living daylights out of me to do a scoreboard. OPEC looked like Dallas Andy Murray is playing Andy Murray I can get. Outside of that. I don't know maybe earlier like hockey where you can have three different pronunciation of guy and everybody just you're talking about. Are also all posts 00 polls so which it's confirmed to be open house hopefuls are both so I'm going to ask him and it is that impolite. To Connecticut I think we know Kyle welcome to the show I just try to double check what is the correct pronunciation of your last name. We checked with our interstate yes and he said all posts. Going with that Jimmy VC. Yes you with the collar and it does make sense to do that Emmy as oppose if the kid fellowship umps are glad to. Of the caller asked should the sabres allow. VC and his agent to speak what other teams right now. Good point being that hey we want jet writers are sales pitch listen you're gonna pick us or you're not gonna pick us if you're gonna go talk to these teams anyway just go ahead and do it. And that that's the point of the kid says look. I'm not sign and until last August 15 I want to talk to these other teams so appease set in his ways you wouldn't bet as basically say look. We're gonna make a pitch downtrend slalom but he's gonna wait and talk to other teams in mid August 1 we just make our pitch and then let him talk to other teams now. And then take our chances yet. I was resistant to that idea because I thought what an exclusive. So why one of the teams in this is our guy till August 15 but. Nothing's changing it he set it be is going and says. Look guys I love. I love what you're saying but I wanna hear from other teams. I would do it you know than just let me get I don't think it's not even a risk it's just. Hey we'd like to have expedite this thing so yeah if this helps you and helps us and let's be honest helps everybody including the leafs in the Bruins and whoever else in my view. A fine let's get this done before August 15. The team that you're gonna pick would like to know as soon as possible you've. You've got a lot of suitors and is also loved. There's a sign of our confidence here. We know we are good for you know we've made our best offer you're rookie contract is as high as it will be here at the sabres are probably offering the Macs including Max bonuses. And we think we've got a good team for you to play went. So if you wanna go check everybody else out and pick somebody else out well. More power to year we'd like to have a month's worth of planning rather than just kind of holding a spot for sure that's what national this national held the spot. In Nashville went to the playoffs planning to have him and didn't trade his rights because they were holding a spot. Well that's like he said it's hope maybe that it's holding up to America. Maybe Tim Murray says look I want this kid. But either way I'd like to know as soon as possible so let's do this now going to be she says listen guys I'm gonna sign with. New York the rig the Rangers when the period opens up the Marie knows he can move on and go make a trade or whatever else you want to try and do. To fill the spot but they had reserved for Jim McGee's Agassi it would make sense though. The caller brought that up in fifteen point thinks it if you can do it guys in weekend then it would make sense just to speed the process now there is a. I have a big. Roadblock. When it comes to signing Jimmy BC we know that his dad works for believes his brother was drafted by the leafs but is gonna go to unrestricted free agency. But Lowell and corral those policy. Not the facial hair one doesn't facial hair policy is an haircut policy map one of my ritual there OK it is a facial hair policy which is. Ridiculous but he does. So the that's not it they have a major road block. And there already asking in Toronto what it means for Austin Matthews. But bigger than that is what it means for Jamie VC will explain Lou glamour l.'s policy Paul Hamels and brought up Mike shall yesterday. It is a with a bit of a job proper I can't believe someone still has this policy. And expects to be. OK with it so how old liberal might keep the leafs from getting Jimmy VC next.