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WGR. Sports Radio 515 exactly one official the all star game well move. What's the latest. Well the NBA is going to try to bring the all star game back to Charlotte 2019. That's. One positive piece of news out for this India is not announced yet. Where they are going to move the all star game in in February they've reached out to several cities it looks like it's going to be team. With the NBA. Team already. Chicago new York and New Orleans are the options. That we know about so others. It to be some betting with some other ones. This is obviously something that was forced on the NBA because of the calendar. When this state legislature of North Carolina went on their summer hiatus. They made it very difficult for the NBA to wait for resolution satisfactory. And still be able to make an adjustment. That would enable them to change that the value of the Ulster. Happy Friday everybody powered sound that future yacht today and try and make it work. Yankee fan I met fan working together dogs and cats will figure out how to make it work over the next four hours we got a lot of stuff to get to today. NBA we'll start there we got the bill stuff to get too because. Well one week from today. All of the bills will be checking in at saint John Fisher for the start of training camp and Norman pot to will be sensible toxin bills football today. I want some fun on the show today it's Friday it's the summer. I'm boiling water at home it something to make the show fun today so will be doing that as well so let's start with the NBI. Job by the NBA. I was out last week when you guys were talk and a little more of the cross section of sports and social issues but from time to time people get on athletes cases about how they should be more. Public in their comments they should be more socially aware and socially conscious and used there. High profile as a way to influence others by making statements on the important issues in our time well congratulations NBA. They made a statement about North Carolina the look the NFL once pulled a Super Bowl from Phoenix. But because that'd recognize a Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday so. Congratulations to the National Basketball Association this law. Misery in south stuff today from Mike Hsu jet ski called it embarrassing. Roy Williams has come out against two of the high profile sports personalities. In the state of North Carolina so congratulations to it to the National Basketball Association and Adam silver. And coming out and making a statement and doing what they could do that's what people and athletes that do well now you have a major professional sports league. That has made a statement yet but there are just as many people unfortunately who. Saying. Athlete should stick to act leading and people like I should stick to sports and things like that while you know what we don't live in that time where. I think there was. A very big and long time a gap where speaking out on issues was something that you don't really was kind of frowned upon. By people in sports or leagues or players or whatever but we seem to change that we've seen a distinct change in that I think a lot of it really began. With the climate we have now with the police shootings and things like that and where it's now really taken front and center stage. Well what we saw the espy's last week with Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. Chris Paul and LeBron James and I was here with Jeremy we talked about all that and now here you have a leak which as you said is not a precedent if this leaks have done this before. But I think we're gonna start seeing a lot more of this as well an and I also don't think it's any. Coincidence that sun. We just celebrated the life of Mohammed Ali not too long ago. I think that there was maybe maybe some people felt that hey you know this is a guy that really that a lot of mean people think in the world because the stances that he took in May be our athletes or people involved in league who feel that you know it's time that we start doing that a little bit Morgan because we got away from that. I understand this the the part about you know some fans are basically gonna say pages you know just be a sports league got an agent to be. You know I don't need to to make political statements just run that run the NBA Adam silver but. If you look at this story of watching actually it's on right now as watching Rachel Nichols report on sports center this morning about this story. And she was talking about the possible discrimination that can take place in North Carolina and she cited. She she use an example of so the NBA let's say the NBA kept their all star game in Charlotte. And NBA fans descend upon Charlotte the coming at him out of town they wanna go to the game got tickets. A lesbian couple walks into a hotel with their child and wants to check it that's assuming by the way they get a taxi ride from the airport to downtown Charlotte to get there though. But they couldn't. Be denied. The ability to check in at that hotel because they are lesbian couple. The NBA fan they got tickets they wanna go to the game so those that say it's not the NBA's place to make a political statement. Well their fans are being affected by the eighth. So it is the NBA's place. Bruce Springsteen had a what within the last year I forget the exact date. Canceled a concert in the state of North Carolina because of of the trip because of the bill. A North Carolina house built too so it is. The position of the leagues to make a statement because. They have fans that are directly impacted by this law. And what is happening in North Carolina so they are gonna say something about. I think as a college basketball football game also has the Albany was gonna play soup and Andrew Cuomo the governor said. Like he's banned. Nonessential travel from its and all but being a state university that's not nonessential travels Albany at camp to their game against him you know. The shame of it here is to that you're bringing up all these. Entities that. Are in Carolina that don't agree with this. Right yeah. Yeah activity institution it's a state losses nothing they can do. But for example I did read I think is a PGA event coming there. It's a private course however holding the event to the PGA said during this event. We're gonna allow believes whatever vacuum they identify where oh we don't have to hold the release it's our private property to our private event it's at a private golf course. But you're right. You know the things your talk about Mike Hsu Chatzky. Other people other entities. There in certain parts of North Carolina. There in Charlotte for example the city of Charlotte I read. Actually people there don't like this law but there's nothing they can do because this is a state other in the state is the one now that's responsible for. Essentially the NBA pulling all thirty from that particular city where those people. Actually are OK with the. In the NBA. Played this one right I guess I mean you take the game out to make a statement future and you have to get circling back to the comment about should athletes say anything. Is is at their positions anything. I don't think they're required to see anything. But I understand the gravity of them speaking out same thing for professional sports leagues and I I I'm not 100%. Like. It comes with the job if your high profile athlete LeBron comes with the job you have to be outspoken on social issues it's his personal choice to do what he wants to do. And in you know shall we talked about this before I have never. Used athletes. As role models having said that I understand the gravity of what happens if LeBron speaks out some. And how it can effect change. And in the NBA does something like this now the NBA did two things one where poll on the all star game out of Charlotte when he seventeen. To. We could be convinced to bring it back in 2019 like I don't think they wanna hurt. The basketball team. And the economy amid all the things that calm with hosting an all star game some of the players have been talking about you know they feel bad for Michael Jordan because that would have been a great week and bring the game into Charlotte. I think the league would like to bring the game back. But this is the way you affect change and will bring it back. The Super Bowl bid in Arizona sure because they made they needed a national holiday and M and located nationality to the NBA play this right it's at where poll on the game out. We cannot in good conscience have our all star game in your state. Because of what's happening now with the lack of discard anti discrimination protection. But they've also said hey. You know you are kind of like this to get it right there or bring it. They're essentially act like and that's that they are on all the you know what will come back up and do things the right way they're they're applying pressure that's with the Gartner applying pressure that you wanna effect change and that's how do you affect change. Will effect change by. Focusing bringing more publicity. To this issue and this is the NBA's doing that Bruce Springsteen did that whatever you you affect change by. Players speaking out on certain. Things where you effect change by taking money out of people's pockets and that's exactly what they're doing and actually there's. Because if there was poetic economic impact I don't think that there would be really. Any reason for anyone who already is. Being steadfast with this bill hey we're all now or do in this to for them to change what you start to see the dollars that you are costing your state. And where those dollars may go in the long run and how you could be impacting may be an industry that your voting base is very. Attached to it it's important to them that's when people say OK I think I've changed my mind in my vote year. Yeah so can congratulations to the NBA and if you have any plaza that you can share in this morning without we have that story up WGR 550 dot com. And you could always chime in with us here on the show and industrial 55888550. To 550 the so we got a lot to get to south you know we're gonna be one week from today. I'm guessing I'm going to be hanging outside of a dorm room at saint John Fisher College in Rochester and watching players buying furniture that you 12 in the morning and you don't know me I might be out I might be chief might be the guy heckling them when your stalkers watchers say that's we do I don't know it because it hate it those players want to they wanna avoid either I'm gonna be their early. Now that it you're right I'll be on my way up there sometime in the morning that. Next. Friday afternoon really players will start. Reporting to camp as far as the veterans and people that are concerned that next Thursday is when the rookies will begin report. So last year. Value around us every day at camp where there was a dominant story. That was a daily. Topic of conversation in fact you got the point where. We created via. The term who the who's back. Well I mean every day whose act you would committed set stock. Prices every day for Matt Cassel EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor and reporters yourself and other reporters were tracking stats at training camp. Completion percentages. All the things go every single move by all three quarterbacks with documented. Who was practicing with a one today who was out with the pros who was out at the rays what was the rotation today has it changed this week it's the same as yesterday. It was non stop. Quarterback competition quarterback competition quarterback competition every day at training camp. Okay not anymore. What's one what are the stories of most interest I know you I'm sure in your head. You have your list this week at the camp every year I got guys in my mind that I know on going to be watching. Fans of course will wanna hear us talk about certain things from training camp or call up and say so and so look today face what's gonna what the right side of the op Eds like. What stories are most interest TU and by the way. We will I'm sure we will include Tyrod Taylor in this list to see how's he looking. Well we well but but here's really I think about that Howard. He could have an awful treaty candidate won't matter all that it. I'll start panic yes yet what I mean there would be you know now that it's right there would be no threat to him losing his job right. No matter how. He performed he could look like me and I think that's crap the job that's right so is so I agree with you I would I am very interested in his development. I am interest in how they structure some of the practices to see what they're working on with him. Are they throwing a lot of balls over the middle I think I really working the tight end in what it that's how mom really kind of looking at the development I'm not worried about or wondering as much about. One how many passes he's completing. You know how many times he takes off and scrambles. It doesn't matter how he necessarily performs the results. He's losing his job but I am interested in where they taken and what they give him on his plate because they do you think that's going to be an interesting story in training camp. Well that you know because of what's been going on here post Jim Kelly every year the quarterback is you if not the top story. Pretty close to the top training camp a player that's about about Tyrod Taylor. Probably isn't fair but. Training camp for me with Tyrod Taylor. He could light it up. And I'm not gonna tell yeah he's destined for a Pro Bowl season they're going to win eleven games is gonna put if he looks bad. So my point is that he looks good I would tell you its training camp you should look good he looks bad. I'm gonna be really freaking I got you I'm not gonna you know. He jays got to start I mean I'm not gonna do that but if he looks bad yeah I'll be really nervous there's that my point is that they would training camp with him. It's it's only downside like if you throw all out could tell you figure should lead. They kits accurate training camp. You really should look good practice he looked really good you know don't look any good I'm gonna forget going oh my god it's practiced out in public good here. He looked really good note due to make it because of what you just said he Amish I shouldn't freeze that way partly because of what quarterbacks know because not getting yet he can't get hit. He can hang in the pocket a little bit longer he's not taking off and running he's keeping staying right there you know. Less. You know running around and maybe has more propensity that waited to throw an accurate ball he looked good and rookies in the camp again. He did some good things but let's partly remember because of that because he can't get hit because he knows that. And also wide receivers can't get hit either in there were several times where I saw balls or thrown. Pretty much on target but in a game might have been jar away with it hit where you can't touch that guy so he's gonna wind up catching it. The thing I am really. Questioning I wanna work focus on it is the defense to me. I I don't know what really any all its other then I. I'd position battles like wide receiver yes I've got to tell you I don't that's their position battle he added isn't necessarily. Look at the offense and right I don't know we'll be able to gauge watching practices he kind. Which can hear. Think they're Romans opening it up a little bit more maybe I mean I had enough to get that fairly gain that. From from training camp practices if they're gonna shift philosophically. And go may be less run heavy too little bit more of Tyrod Taylor's passing arm. But in terms you're right I mean the Tyrod Taylor and the defense that's it if you had like a look a like a chart. You know in a worry habit the you have branches almost like a family tree you have the matriarch of the patriarchate the top and in several branches coming. Tyrod Taylor defense and everything will trickle down from that with a little lines near. Other story lines to me the only thing on offense well I should say the big thing and often for me is. Who of that hacker gonna be the receivers after Watkins and woods. Well like and with Sammy being injured enemy army a little more nervous about what the receiving group gonna look like because after those top two guys. I got my arms up my side in my shoulder shrug I don't know what the heck is. Well. Here's I think I agree it is a story. I just don't know how much it matters considering they're not gonna throw the ball so much doesn't really matter. Who lines up at number three wide receiver week one or week two is Arsenio watching this healthy that's why it right here I don't know about Sammy walk after an unknown factor with a guy who is clearly the best what does that position. Have that much of an impact on what they do because I don't think it does considering how much they're gonna run the football how the offer to structure in the back of Charles Oakley is probably. You're number two or at the very worst three guy when it comes to targets. And yes that's an interesting story I wanna be I wanna see who makes the roster wanna see who's getting those wraps. Let's also remember they a lot of wide receiver injuries last year throughout camp so those guys can be shuttled in I don't know what we can gain from it. I'm interested in that I just don't think it impacts the team may win lost in point nearly as much as some of the other team things like the defense to me. How is this defense coming along progressing I wanna look at where is the communication level. Are they running around like they don't know what's going on when the bills Kamal would different sets on offense are they talking to each other. Those are things that I am gonna be watching for in training camp and that's gonna be a big deal issued to me that's the key to their season at this point. I do not expect tyra to the to regress I expected to be as good probably better that he was last year how much better I don't know. I don't know what the defense though I'm not sure they're gonna get better. They're not they don't have Jack Lawson out there who they're relying on a Manny Lawson is a very good back up in that situation no doubt about it. Will. Reggie regular press around be able to stay on the field three downs and do some things what is going out there and Williams in the secondary how does that affect what's going on Stephon Gilmore. As are his contract there are a lot of questions there but I need to see. Really the aesthetics of the defense. Tell me what the communication tell me about how guys are really lining up getting plays in and now. Are we getting to where we need to be as opposed to last year where they weren't that's going to be the big issue for me. Yeah I think it's an instant conversation. There were you know would it I think by Matthew seminal message Chad hey you know here here's our here's a good here's photographer that day. Tyrod Taylor or the defense what is the bigger camp topic. I would vote defense I think most people will say defense because your feeling. Better about Tyrod I I think what it would really interesting is if competition from last year. Merged with the defense a topic from this year I have no I mean I would still I would say quarterback at that point but I don't think people are. You are interested in the Taylor discussion because. How is gonna look in your cue here. Because. There's a big contract waiting out there what's gonna happen with his contract situation even if they don't get a multi year deal. They'd have to tag him to keep on tiger committing twenty ish million dollars you know Kirk cousins type money to keep Tyrod Taylor. So Taylor's. Definitely a big topic and how he progresses but if you ask me the biggest camp topic. I'm with you mean not the whole offseason was is Rex going to be okay up rob Ryan's coming in is this gonna help the defense Ed reed's coming and it's gonna help secondary. Look what they get in the draft first three picks boom boom boom defense defense defense merry goes out that's okay because she was dragging down the defense in one of fear. Brad Adams out boy I mean to me. If you as much as we talk about quarterback and as integral opened in two goal yet. As integral position it is and how big a season this is for Tyrod Taylor financially. And where this team is going whether they win or lose because of a quarterback. The biggest camp topic this year. Is going to be. How does the defense look what's Rex doing how much has he changed like you said to the understand what they're doing what the impact of the the young guys coming in on this defense. You know I think that if you ask me one of the two I would say the defense will be of most interest to people. Even though we talk about quarterback endlessly here yet. And again. Which one is more import it if there was a quarterback competition it would be different it's just not there's none it doesn't matter we'll go back to it said that. He could fall flat on its face you know what's gonna happen and nothing beats a he's still our aqueduct after he still gonna start at Baltimore we want it doesn't matter unless I will be going through a little bit of pepto yes I think we all would be doing that. But. It doesn't really matter it's hard the defense. We're going to be picking because oh my gosh that this was a defense that was bad last year or at least I shouldn't say that. It was a deep that it definitely did not live up to expectations last year what we each what what is going on here I mean this was the key in that deep that would have played. You know. At least maybe even I don't know whatever percentage better than they did they might have been a playoff team. Because I think most people think that the that's what hold them back Lester more than anything there were some issues and the office but that was it. So I don't think people are gonna be focused as much John. Completion percentage how Tyrod Taylor looks because there's simply no other option anyway it's kind of like you throw your hands up and say what he gonna do if he doesn't look good he just hope he's that good in the regular season. If the defense is not that you start worrying because this is now going on year to of this says when it comes. The quarterback I am intrigued to see what the heck cartel Jones chair I mean no question me in the overall sure EJ you know. I held on the EJ as long as I possibly could probably longer than they should have last year. Broke me I mean I just I I would have been surprised if he was moved in the offseason he's here I don't expect him to be back after this season. So I will tell you for sure I'll be watching cartel Jones not from the standpoint of what the guy blows up at camp we got up competition now but I just wanna see how. If you look you know is there some then. There that you know what the bills like him is or something that I can see that aid in at least might have another option if things don't work out what Tyrod we're Tyrod regret. Is this season yeah I agree I think to me. Almost more a story line camp for me at least from an interest standpoint because I see it again. I'd settle Monica be wrong Tyrod can be fine he'll be either as good or better. Cardiology and go from I think that's a really interesting topic and high in in things I wanna watch. But also. At this point because of what's gone now with the running back situation. I'm more interested in the number two running back battle in camp and the number three wide receiver. I think the number two running back is more important to this team. Then the number three wide receiver and because of Carlos is issues and he be suspended because Jonathan Williams had his DWY. And because Mike illicitly in boom Herron and jeans why are all guys you can kind of vacations for the could step up in camp. In those three guys are talked about let's be honest and and that must agree somebody else then it. Some that's of more important position in battle for this team to win games early in the season the number three wide receiver I'm assuming Sammy place. I that's all I'm assuming Simi place. Having said that running back when we get back. Is the guys out on the running back market and it was in the news today because of an interesting offer he's making. Deal with that we get back 8030550. To join us 888552. For a fifty what's the biggest topic. Tyrod Taylor. For the bills defense and what of what will be of most interest to you one week from today. When camp opens up we start talking about the practices at Saint John mission. All lined dark wide open. So blowing a watering crab a phone atoll trailed 550 to join us 888550. To 550 here on WG. You GR Sports Radio 550 and WG ER 515 dot com. I hear your headlines some of them JJ watt the two time reigning NFL defensive player of the year. Gonna be out for camp and possibly possibly. In the regular seasonal right now they don't think that's the case but you never know because he had back surgery and timely right now is up put them right up against where. The regular season starts their first he will be against the Chicago Bears Houston Texans by the way the Houston Chronicle first to report this. Josh Gordon suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver met with Roger Goodell. About. Possible reinstatement Gordon can even apply for reinstatement until August 1. The NBA is moving the two thousands of the all star game from Charlotte as a result of the state law limiting anti discrimination protection. For gay lesbian and transgender people as of right now they're looking at New Orleans. Which seems to be the front runner New York in Chicago for places to hold this upcoming all star game. However the will look at returning the LC to Charlotte in 2019. If there is a resolution to this issue. The sabres signed 27 year old defenseman Eric Bergdorf for one year two way contract he was with their version bears in the American Hockey League. Neighbors will appear eight times this season. On national TV on NBC at and guy got thumped and tell you about their broadcast schedule this year. Really NH alone and you're not going to be surprised but you will once again be disappointed the national hockey. Lease sign awesome Matthews who is entry level contract and tonight. Joy Matt's place about isn't Jose Batista will be in the lineup. Presumably and that's gonna be we'll see you happens this weekend with him on rehab assignment but it looks like the Biden's tonight against wood 705. Good night to be down there by the waist or tonight tomorrow and sold out already yeah social SE joy but teased. You should get tickets for tonight. Yankees lost the Baltimore and MLB commissioner rob Manfred says the league's looking at limiting their use of relief pitchers in games we'll talk about that. That later in the show as well those are sports headlines the next update coming up at 7 o'clock. Those programs last year so they came up program only we just finished up for this month so many of them both we're glad glad we got you know what happened. Yeah it was live critical burns so obviously we're we're teammates it's with the vikings but yet a lot closer over the last what is this year I have to on this program does. We were down there for six week less often as we all. Connect Obama. Now we're excited for him feel good opportunity come up the bill. I think he's got some big things reporters here. Were fullback drove Phelps lowered bar last night. Robert Blanton who were together for a little bit in Minnesota both got their MBAs this offseason and he was talking about that with Merv congratulations. Again going back. To school. Doing anything like school work. Masters anything IA. Have like zero motive and I don't think I can ever do any more work. Met him this job on have to work April 30550 to join us 888552. For your enemy which got a date. Up to speed real quick and double talk about running backs first. Webb poll up WGR 550 dot com what will be the bigger story of those training camp Tyrod Taylor or the defense. Vote there. But more important call outs at 8030550. Howard sell Matthew today Jeremy has today off speaking of Merck. Very important reminder mr. Murphy will be on in the afternoon. Beginning Thursday. That's right next Thursday Merv moves to noon to three. It globe's Jim Rome will be over and ESPN 1520 but Murphy will be noon to three starting Thursday. And he will kick off his switch to the afternoons from training camp to be broadcasting from training camp all the time so we're looking for DeVon Mer fund from noon to three. Beginning next Thursday here on WGR. I should be should be. Nice way to spend your lunch everyday certain X there's Imus and those Murphy from listening to take this personal. I mean nap time on my god. Home like that's why we have on demand audio yes at WGR 550 dot com's off ever miss emerge show. I can go listen to it and it's brought you by north West Bank where people make the difference or by the way I can nap time I'm inept on somewhere in that. You somewhere in the one to three window. That's. That's nap time. I don't go a week I can't tell you last week I didn't get it can range it can be at fifteen minute power nap. Now I go to sleep for two hours in the do you shut everything down each copy your phone you yes you I don't of the phone upstairs. That's like you're so nothing too well. Hopefully nothing like me the only problem. With no time in the summer. At that time a day instruction can and sometimes but. Mall in the law yet yet weed whacking me guys are out to people around doing stuff in the middle of the date and I think it are probably so right now I'd better or not. So that's the only issue there's noise is noise outside now this that it ended when it's night and yet the AC and those close. Summer again. It's not personal. I have to have right now are really cranky individual. Okay running backs cross Williams is suspended. There was a report earlier this week the bills had made an offer to Reggie Bush. But it sounds like the bill to be looking as a kind of a feeling guy while Carlos Williams is out and Reggie Bush was in no rush to sign he's still trying to keep his options open. I Salomon bring up another name. Ray Rice the former Baltimore Ravens running back has said he still out there looking for jobs. Has said he would donate his entire salary this season to charity. If he is signed by an NFL team. When it's worth according USA today the minimum salary for a seventh your players such as Ray Rice would be. 885000. Dollars so you can get Ray Rice for one year 885000. Dollars. What about ray writes. As a running back option for the bills now would you explore that. No I have no reason why Ray Rice in buffalo. And look. Back to this this is we're even now another year removed. From this whereas last year I was even saying. Us from all the stuff that you have to deal with with what he did. I don't know these heck of a football player anymore. Oh he does nothing for me they could be any better really. Then the guys they have battling for the number two running back spot right now. In essentially the number three running back spot once everybody's healthy and able to play in the Sunni Carlos Williams is going to be the number two or the three got. I have no interest in a guy. Who last played in 2013. And in that year averaged three point one yards per carry. And now. Is 29 years old. Missing the last two years are you may be fresh like Richie took a year to cap off because backe felt fresh. This is different this is a running back in their shelf life is already usually their window is not very big. So this is an absolute no from bolt the personal angle on it in what he did and not funny guy my team like that. Q the football angle up I don't think he would help me anyway. Yeah I I won't repeat. I'm not to be repetitive I agree it's jumbled fronts I I want no part of Ray Rice I would would want no part of Greg Hardy I saw his name was in the news today. He had a I guess a work out with the jaguars yesterday but the story is the jags are consigned him. I think with Ray Rice there are two things in place. And you'll never forget the video I mean it's burned into your head and it would Greg Hardy did was reprehensible as well. But there was no video I mean it it I'm not saying he's not as bad or worse but there was no video the video of Ray Rice you can't get that image out of your mind. And he has. Apologized. He has since I believe Wright married the woman who was in the elevator with him was his fiancee at the time they're married now. He's done community service he's done a lot of things you can't get that video out of your mind but to the football standpoint. I think while Greg Hardy ends up getting signed by Dallas. And Greg Hardy works out yesterday for Jacksonville. Say which one about the guy what he did was incredibly disgusting. He's a pass rusher and football teams will take chances on guys that are passed pressures because that's an important position an important part of the game. I think teams would be much less willing to take a chance on how old is 29 point nine I think teams would be much. Less willing to take a chance on a Ray Rice because she's a 29 year old running back who's yards per carry went down from 2011 a 2012. And then plummeted from 2012 to 2013 so. I wouldn't sign either guy. In large part because. You don't lay a hand on one. But I think from a football standpoint why does Greg parties they'll get a look these pass rusher why straight rights not getting any. He's a running back and he hasn't played since 2013 and when he did play his numbers were bad to teams are gonna look gotta go it's not worth the PR backlash. Because she's probably not that good anymore. Right and the fact that he is willing to donate his salary paid. I am. I we live a very. Forgiving society where your contrite and you own up to what you did. The people are willing to give second chances in the team wants to do that I'm not gonna be the one to come on the radio and bash at T. It's not for me it's not my case I wouldn't do that I wouldn't want him here in buffalo but the team wants to do that. I I think that people in life should not have their entire lives or careers or whatever ruined because he made a horrible decision a mistake if they if they wanna show contrition. In those kinds of things but the fact easily donated salaries nice it has nothing to do with why would or would one atomic teams that wouldn't impact me until the I have to pay me to donate it all he wants I'm not paid out to be out so to go back out gesture to accounts that that's right nice gesture but means nothing as far as any football team's concerned. Yeah I I just it's funny as you were talking about Ray Rice and you know your team in particular. I. Would rue the day the bills brought in Greg Hardy or Ray Rice I didn't like the Mets signing was Iranians and they want the Mets decide Jose Reyes and Mike what he did and yes you're right we give second chances forgive. Give another chance you do your time whatever the case may be and ray rested his time. But in terms of my individual teams like I'm a Mets that. I did not want Jose Reyes on the median mark Ritchie and I understand that and I got a lot of people I think it's a very justifiable position and I any played well yet and it helped the bills. I can't root for him I can't root for rights. On the Mets. You know if he helps the Mets it's my team I want the Mets to win the care reform is really hard for me to do and it can't root for and Gagne. Well look I mean again. Lots of times tonight I know people in my life who made horrible decisions and they paid. Dearly for those decisions whether it's you know being away from their families and having to go off to jail or whatever or whether to losing their careers because of it. And there is an altar there's a big price to pay a lot of times people doing that and when you do that and you pay the price and you show contrition and you try to make amends and anyway. Generally speaking I'm one who can who can definitely get to hey you know let let's see let's move on and and see where we can go from the so I don't I don't view. Reaching necessarily the same way you do I. I eight. Do you root for Richie I in fact they root for him. More to make sure he does stay on the path that he is on now he seems like explosive article today by the way about Richie in the interview he did with Colin power to say it's terrific I think people should go and really listen and then. The things he went through and what really I love about that interview is how much he says over and over again it's how he's owned what he's done. And that was the first step in immediate shelter. The general point here is when you do that I can get back to. One deceive succeed Rudy feud helped my team and especially if you're someone who has seemed like they turned a corner they turn their life probably made amends because I'd love to see stay that way. An apple back to doing the things you did that which deposition in the first place. He'll Treo 550 join us the bill's report for camp one week from today. What is of most interest you will be of most interest you in the bills get to camp what is the bigger story Tyrod. The defense latter's our web poll voted WGR 550 dot com well we'll talk to bills football eagle 30550. Whatever else is undermined he can join us on that. When we get back. The National Hockey League did something that is very disappointing. But it's also for the National Hockey League not the least bit surprised. I think. The way great battle played last year would cut over bit by we've beat army beat David come in and he I think he had a really strong he's been. So you look at a lot of teams now they they have that once on it. You know writers do often spill is still another first overall pick in with both feet we hear in there by Peter on on the east side of things that they you know big schools and they're moving in the right to work directly. Taylor also. Well he's in Jersey and how. Okay and is finished just one tweet commute to reach it real quick about what our bills governor I want to finish with other. I can't type and talk at the same time. Yell and I I can't just talk we're essentially. Kicking around the bigger story lines. For bills fans when it comes to camp are you more interest that it Tyrod Taylor his development where he goes. Is it something may be from the running back standpoint with the all the issues they seem to have right now headed to camp. Is it wide receiver behind CME. And Robert Woods or is it the defense overall really and where they go and that's to me the number one thing I'll be watching it. At trachea what's the communication like. Do they know. You know what they're doing and are they sat in are they ready to rock and roll at the start of play because that was a lot of the issue last year and I think it all that can be settled then you know this team can. Get a lot better and be better than they were last year simply from that so we're talking about that here this morning sell about Jill Mackie collar along with Howard Simon here in the hours amateur under the GR. I have dueling Twitter polls two ruling to again little a lot of are going to have to figure out there to I might get all it says which poll do you prefer to run and a quarter that's I liked very modern now. The the first one will be bills lead the league in rushing again this year. And up only 34% saying that they think they will think that more passing and which are you more interest in training camp built the answer Tyrod Taylor so far I gotta say I am really surprised by this result. 63%. Saying Tyrod Taylor I would have guessed defense I also would have thought I would vote defense. And I'm surprised as well but hey he is the quarterback and that's what it's what drives people are web polls the same is that latter topic fellows the bigger story. Again it's only been up for maybe 25 minutes or so. 52% defense 48% Tyrod Taylor WG Arafat that he dot com I ready. You are descendants contribute. Can I mention the story first set up piston driven at least it. NBC and NBC at that have released their national TV schedule for the upcoming hockey season. Sabres are on eight times. There are a combined 106. Telecasts of the National Hockey League. Fourteen on NBC ninety true. On NB CS and 106. Ballots. For the grand prize today I want you to put your mind together. And guess the number of times. Economy David well beyond the US television broadcast partner this season. I would guess. The he would beyond mile runner UB one parent I if they got to two I'd be like OK they got a month two times I wouldn't expect that gantlet. Happenstance would say he'd be on one's just. I randomly saying hey we need to gain here our economy David's in Chicago to play against Patrick Kane let's put them up right so I would say one time. Lady got to two I wouldn't be surprised I would not think it's any more than that I wanted to ask why already know the answer to dialogue would have guessed one. Right OK I would honestly. I would've guessed at least three. The answer is. The Euro. Up big in fact. Well. Well I I am speechless which is really it's good for the audience but it's bad if you're a talk show host. I was dumbfounded last year. When. We set her looking at the schedule going to they don't understand comic David is like a really top young player. And you should put him on against Chicago. Does Evans and not go to the expert you know the seventh and not go to Washington I don't think anyone cares except that. I I disagree buffalo watches these games and no one else knows it but it you know what Matthew it doesn't matter you're the National Hockey League you're supposed to promote the stars of your game. You're supposed to let. The US audience of your sport. Most of whom I assume do not have access to Rogers sports net. Maybe ease up some of them do have the center ice package wanna watch countered David go by the center ice package is that it is the NHL. The kick it can't be a by the way the NHL's I think you know what let's not put them on our national TV package will sell more setter I subscriptions that way. He's on the richter David did okay well even if you get past that okay about this one. Austin NAFTA is probably going to be at least right. Number one overall pick in the draft US born kids. Jack cycle US born kids buffalo vs Toronto Matthews vs cycle right shot to your top young American stars. Not on once. On and b.s that see that surprises me more only because it's Toronto even Austin Matthews Mitterand Jill. Probably still play well they're on anyone in American markets are on one time Iran that is classic and it's Toronto here they to me I know they were bad but. Detroit buffalo even Boston I think. Because of old rivalries and things I think Toronto would at least draw a little bit in the traditional aboriginal six northeast hockey markets but I I I agree with you Howard that. For hockey it's dom they should be doing this better but I think Matthew's right that this is not. It doesn't matter elsewhere than here because the most places around this country they're watching the card machines. On a hockey night in America. But it more than they are watching NHL they don't care what they are her hockey fans that get you the one point three rating or whatever you get from NB CF and should be able to see the top young players in the game you cannot I know I have it talent it would a guy that's airport on. I I I don't understand I agree but. I don't think anyone knows we can we evacuated I wonder is there a way to look at maybe that's refineries or maybe Mac and what is the research of last year. Regular season games can we put up when this team was on this is what the Giroux when this team was out what is really the difference let's just say. Is there that much more of a viewership that you put. Probably not that I personally personally I think they could put almost any team on. Good or bad any player on the team in the same people are gonna watch all the time I mean it's gonna be you and you and me and Jeremy and a lot of buffalo Detroit people. And I think they're hoping to get those bigger markets fans to watch like Chicago. Or Boston or New York that they're just going for that. Suck a few more fans in to watch the network but for the in most cities in 99% of American cities where people are watching and we putrid. Speaking of that here's the actually holding her this was the longest set of Princeton trivia me in the history of WGR. So. You need the top four teams Dallas top four teams in terms of most total appearances. On NBC and NBC SN. This coming season match you kind of just gave us most of sorry about that I mean I would easily say. I would beats me be between Chicago Detroit but I think because Detroit kinda. Fought off a little bit I will say Chicago number one Chicago leads all clubs 21 time about that Pittsburgh. Who Pittsburgh is not in the top four. In the right stage and in. Why Philadelphia Philadelphia is second to. With twenty appearances I would not be surprised at the sabres are in the top four in last year they were on quite the considering they are not say better at eight while. In the top four now the neck there are two teams tied for that 34 spot sixteen to got to be Detroit. Two teams Austin Austin is one and Washington know. These Rangers you got you said the roar moment ago in New York Boston Chicago the Rangers and Bruins at sixteen games apiece is pretty clear what their plans just did as many people from the biggest markets that mean Philadelphia not that rates are in open family football. Anyway. And an end Matthew said people and O'Connor David as we you know what here's a good idea put them on TV so fans can actually watch they. This league that doesn't even let their star players score goals for. Okay this is moving up there with the catcher in terms of my obsessions. 80305 trip to join us 888550. To 550. Bills go to camp one week from today. 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