#1026 – Vivek SAID IT! | Live Call In

Sevan Matossian (00:04):

Bam. We’re live. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning, rambler. Hey, what’s up? Good morning. Good morning, rambler. Someone was suggesting that you were Yolo reincarnated. I wonder if you are Yolo Slater. What’s up, dude? Good morning, Audrey. Wow. Wow. Crazy. Oh my goodness. Okay. Good morning, Audrey. Holy cow. That’s a shocker. Spiegel. Hey, good morning, Eric Weiss. Hey, good morning. The Self-Help book. Good morning, three Gs. Careful, careful, careful with those Gs. Careful, careful, careful, careful. David Weed. Good morning, I lake ’em Sala. I lake ’em. Good morning. Well, very culturally diverse. Good morning for Mr. Weed. Good morning.


Drums. Drums. Already a text from my wife. What’s this good? Oh no. Okay. This morning we’re going to have someone from the Master’s Fitness Collective on, and I’m trying to understand, I think the Masters Fitness collective actually is My sound is off. You can’t hear me sound shitty. Really? How shitty is shitty? How’s that better Uhoh sound is off. Good morning, Stevon. Good morning. Good morning. Audio. No bueno. Uhoh. Oh, fix your mic. I haven’t done anything. I haven’t done anything new or different. It’s tiny. The mic’s tiny. Can you guys hear me? Good. Turn on your mic, dude. Sounds like mic is not working at all. Oh my goodness. Standby.


Testing one. It says my mic is working. I got nothing Road. Sounds good. Here John Williams. Thank you. How about that? Am I better? Am I better? Someone help a brother out. Talk to me, guys. Talk to me. You guys missed that great intro, that whole thing. It sounds like it’s coming through a laptop. Oh yes, yes, yes, yes. Something did happen. Ah, yes. Okay, hold on. You’re right. You’re right. It’s going to take a second. This is going to take a second. I got to reboot the whole system. I’m so sorry. Yeah, that sucks. I don’t even know where the mic is right now. Maybe it’s over here by the computer. Shit, standby. Sorry guys. I’m rebooting the whole system. That’s interesting. That’s never happened before. Not like that. Not like that. Give me one second. I’m glad the guest isn’t here, that’s for sure. We’re having Jamie on from the Masters Fitness Collective. I dunno why I’m still talking to this mic. We can hear you just not a smooth quality. Yeah, I’m turning on this whole, this mic’s not this mic that I keep leaning into to talk through. It’s not working. Holy shit. It is like road caster seven. This is crazy.

Sevan Matossian (03:54):

Fuck man.

Sevan Matossian (04:03):

Wow. Now the road caster won’t even go on. This show might be over. Ladies and gentlemen. I Holy shit. This is fucking bad. Here we go. Here we go. Here we go. Jamie, bear with me one second please. Sorry, we got some technical issues. Sorry, sorry, sorry. Oh my goodness. You’re not Jamie either, are you? You are Jamie. Okay. The show must go on. I agree. I agree. The show must go on. Wow. No sign of the road caster.

Sevan Matossian (04:54):


Sevan Matossian (04:57):

Believable. Give me a second, guys. Sorry. I did turn it on and off. Leave me alone. Hey, what’s up dude, I don’t even know if I can hear you now. Can I hear you? Barely. Can you hear me okay? I can hear you just fine. Okay. My microphone went out, my whole system rebooted this morning and yeah, that sucks. Hey, where are you? Are you at the IS Masters Fitness Collective, the name of the organization that puts on the Masters Fitness Championships? Yes, that’s our original name that we came

Speaker 3 (05:56):

Out with.

Sevan Matossian (05:58):

Oh, cool. And this is the weekend you guys are doing it? It started this morning,

Speaker 3 (06:03):

Yeah. I’m in Fort Wayne right now. We’re already a couple of heats in and it’s going pretty well.

Sevan Matossian (06:09):

Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Speaker 3 (06:10):

Yes, sir.

Sevan Matossian (06:11):

And the competition is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Speaker 3 (06:15):

Yes, sir.

Sevan Matossian (06:16):

Open to the public.

Speaker 3 (06:18):

It’s open to the public. We did have a qualifier to compete in it, but outside of that, yeah, it’s open to the public.

Sevan Matossian (06:25):

And what’s the actual address?

Speaker 3 (06:28):

It’s Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. So we have a hundred thousand square foot facility that this is in.

Sevan Matossian (06:35):

Wow. And how long have you guys been doing this?

Speaker 3 (06:38):

This is year four.

Sevan Matossian (06:39):

You seem too young to be putting on a Master’s competition. Shouldn’t you be doing something else?

Speaker 3 (06:44):

I’m 41, just clean living. That’s what it really comes down to.

Sevan Matossian (06:51):

Hey, why do master’s comp, why not do a full comp and then there happens to be masters in it?

Speaker 3 (06:58):

Well, I mean there’s a long story. Do you want the long story or do you want the short story?

Sevan Matossian (07:03):

I’m game, I’m game, whatever. I’ll do the long story.

Speaker 3 (07:06):

So in 2019, I think it might’ve been even 2018, we ended up wanting to be a media company because no one was covering the masters at the games and our buddies were all at the games competing and we could never see them. We actually started doing, in 2019, I believe it was the legends comp. We covered that. We live streamed it for them. We put together a pretty good package and then all of a sudden Covid hit and no one was stepping up and taking care of the masters. So we decided to put Masters on and call it the Masters Fitness Championship in 2020. Had about 120 people and it was pretty successful and then it kind of grew from there. We have 508 people this year, so

Sevan Matossian (07:54):

Wow. Crazy. So your CrossFit media people who expanded into competition as opposed to CrossFit competition, people who expanded into media,

Speaker 3 (08:06):

That was the original goal. So we really wanted to get coverage out there and now we are just kind of putting on this competition because it’s gotten really good traction and it’s become something that people actually want to go to. I mean, no one really wants to go to Fort Wayne, Indiana, trust me. So if it really comes down to it, they’re coming here for this competition, which is pretty special when you think about it,

Sevan Matossian (08:30):

Is that home for you?

Speaker 3 (08:31):

It is not. I’m from Nashville, Tennessee,

Sevan Matossian (08:34):

And 508 athletes is pretty wild, pretty crazy.

Speaker 3 (08:37):

It’s awesome, especially since we do have a 30 to, we start at 30, so it’s a little bit of a change from what the masters are at the CrossFit games and things like that, but it’s very, very inclusive. We have teams as well, so it’s grown exponentially in the last four years.

Sevan Matossian (08:56):

Are the teams masters athletes too? Over 30?

Speaker 3 (08:58):

Yes. So we have three divisions, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, and then 50 plus.

Sevan Matossian (09:03):

Dang. Cool. And what about expanding to other events with 508 people? Is it tempting to have a second event?

Speaker 3 (09:12):

I mean, I don’t know if you’ve ever put on some No,

Sevan Matossian (09:16):

I did a birthday party. I throw birthday parties for my kids every third year,

Speaker 3 (09:21):

So it takes you every third year and I don’t think I could do another event in a year. It’s a lot of logistic work. It’s a lot of behind the scenes, and I think putting everything we have into one event and making it special is way better than just watering it down.

Sevan Matossian (09:37):

Who should come visit? So if I live anywhere within 50 miles of there, let’s say I live in California, but let’s say I live by there, good place to bring my three boys, two six-year-olds and eight year olds for a couple hours, grab a hot dog and have ’em watch and throw down. Is it friendly like that?

Speaker 3 (09:52):

It’s that kind of atmosphere. Obviously if you’ve been around masters’ athletes, the community is way more important than the competition. So when it really comes down to it, like my family’s here, I have a two and a two year old and a five month old, and they’ll be here and they’ll enjoy it, and then they can go to the children’s museum here. There’s also a zoo. So there’s a lot of stuff that families can do after the competition as well.

Sevan Matossian (10:17):

Awesome. Hey dude, thanks for coming on. I know I didn’t give you much notice and I just, it was Will Plummer from Strong Coffee. He’s there and he’s like, Hey dude, you should give these guys a shout out. And so I tried to reach out to you guys as fast as I could. Maybe next year I could, I don’t know, have some athletes on ahead of time, but I appreciate you. I know that we just started texting at five in the morning, so I appreciate you coming on.

Speaker 3 (10:40):

Sorry about the early text. I think it was like three o’clock my time.

Sevan Matossian (10:43):

Yeah, anytime brother. Anytime. Hey, congratulations. And I’ll be checking out the social media at the Masters fitness champions today.

Speaker 3 (10:51):

Sounds great. I appreciate it.

Sevan Matossian (10:52):

Alright, dude, have a good day. You too. Bye-bye. Jamie, from the Masters Fitness Championships and I still don’t have a fucking working Mike, so usually I can just go into the settings here and there’ll be a choice for the road caster and for some reason there is not a choice for the road caster. Fuck. This is not weird. This is not weird. This is not weird. This is totally normal. Totally normal. I don’t know why you would think it was weird to be just moving all the equipment around in the middle of a show. It just makes it just exciting. No other show does it. I don’t understand why you can’t just be positive about it. Why can’t you be like, fuck this edge. This show is fucking cutting edge. No one ever does this. Look how calm and chilly is he Don’t give a fuck that. It’s fucked up. It’s his show. He does whatever he wants. Why can’t it be like that? Why does it have to be? Hi, thank you. I need a fucking co-host.

Speaker 4 (14:13):

Hey brother.

Sevan Matossian (14:14):


Speaker 4 (14:15):

Hey. The audio isn’t like terrible, terrible. We can hear you. It just sounds, I don’t know, sort of under,

Sevan Matossian (14:21):

It’s the wrong fucking hole. I don’t do anal.

Speaker 4 (14:29):

Is that a comment that someone

Sevan Matossian (14:31):

No, I’m just like, it’s a metaphor because you’re saying, Hey, it’s fine. It’s the wrong mic is working. It’s picking up from the mic on my computer and it’s fucking pissed. And it’s just crazy that this is literally probably, I’ve had, I don’t know how many road casters I’ve had now, and it’s just crazy that there keeps being issues with them. And no one’s been in here since the last show. I know you’re trying to be solution oriented, but I think it’s more exciting if I just complain,

Caleb Beaver (15:05):

Hey, I’m game. I just want to let you know, Hey, we can hear you. Okay. And you’re crushing it and that other person is weird. You’re not weird. That other guy’s weird.

Sevan Matossian (15:14):

Yeah. Yeah. This is totally normal. So thank God I never sent back my other road, shitty road caster, so I just plugged in my other shitty one. Let’s see. Oh my God, you guys just saw me put my hair up. This is what an intimate moment.

Caleb Beaver (15:30):

Is there an alternate to the road caster?

Sevan Matossian (15:34):

No. These fuckers got the monopoly on the shit, at least as far as I know. As far as I know. Oh, look, shit, there’s Caleb. Look at Caleb’s just trying to look at that. There is little back. Oh, there he is. Fuck. Thank you. Saved me.

Caleb Beaver (15:52):

Alright, man.

Sevan Matossian (15:53):

Okay. Bye.

Caleb Beaver (15:54):


Sevan Matossian (15:59):

You watching me struggle this morning, Caleb?

Caleb Beaver (16:01):

Yeah, I was on the drive. I just saw how shitty it was going,

Sevan Matossian (16:08):

Man. And this new road caster, it can’t find the new road caster either. Crazy. You think that there was a system, a software update last night on the max?

Caleb Beaver (16:20):

I don’t know. I didn’t get one last night.

Sevan Matossian (16:24):

God, this is a Trip Studio display microphone. Does that sound any better?

Caleb Beaver (16:36):

No, it’s the same.

Sevan Matossian (16:39):

Yeah. This is crazy.

Caleb Beaver (16:41):


Sevan Matossian (16:47):

Hey, do you have the phone number for the show phone?

Caleb Beaver (16:55):

Do I have it?

Sevan Matossian (16:57):

Yeah. I want to see if the phone works.

Caleb Beaver (17:01):

No, if you send it to me, I’ll call you though.

Sevan Matossian (17:04):

Or I can try to call you here. I’ll try to call you. Let me see, because that way I can at least tell if the road caster is set up. Oh, okay. Travis Belling house is calling. Hold on. Let’s Hello. Hey, God, you’re a good dude.

Caleb Beaver (17:28):

Your audio.

Sevan Matossian (17:31):

Well, thanks. I think he’s like, he’s traveling across the country,

Caleb Beaver (17:35):


Sevan Matossian (17:50):

Yeah, that sucks. I’m not doing a show like this. What sucks too is Yeah, that’s what sucks. It doesn’t even give me the option. It doesn’t even see the road caster. I don’t know. But now I’m starting to think it’s No, they can’t hear you. Your phone’s too. But I haven’t hooked it up yet. I haven’t hooked up the phone yet to the road caster. That’s a whole nother problem now.

Caleb Beaver (18:39):

Rolling with it with the regular mic.

Sevan Matossian (18:42):

I’m not rolling. I’m not rolling for shit. I’m quitting.

Caleb Beaver (18:45):

Roll over’s cocktail system problem. What the hell?

Sevan Matossian (18:52):

That’s been your best line yet, and no one heard it. Oh my God. I can’t even hook the fucking phone up.

Caleb Beaver (19:01):

God, I can’t call any Give a born period of shoe review now.

Sevan Matossian (19:05):

Oh, I’m so fucking pissed.

Caleb Beaver (19:09):

All right, figure it out.

Sevan Matossian (19:11):

Okay, thanks. Bye. Yeah,

Caleb Beaver (19:13):


Sevan Matossian (19:22):

My personal phone’s trying to connect, but the studio phone won’t connect. What a fucking joke.

Caleb Beaver (19:30):

What a disaster.

Sevan Matossian (19:33):

No, it won’t matter if Hillary go live and sends a link. No, I just don’t have a mic. Can you hear me?

Caleb Beaver (19:42):

Yeah, I can hear you.

Sevan Matossian (19:55):

I wonder what happened. I think something got updated.

Caleb Beaver (20:00):

Road caster an update.

Sevan Matossian (20:07):

Oh my God. Hey, where are you going?

Caleb Beaver (20:13):

I’m probably going to Louisville. I’ll probably stop in Louisville and then I’ll spend the night there and then drive the rest of the way. I’ll try to make it in two days, but we’ll see if that works.

Sevan Matossian (20:30):

Did you move?

Caleb Beaver (20:31):

Yeah, so I just got off active duty yesterday. The movers came, packed up all my stuff and took it off. Now they’re driving to Nebraska right now.

Sevan Matossian (20:49):

Crazy. And that’s it. You’re done. You’re done with active duty.

Caleb Beaver (20:53):

Yeah, I’ll be off active duty. I’ll be in the guard though, so I still have a time commitment that I need to serve, but it’s only once a month until I’m done with it or until I want to stop basically.

Sevan Matossian (21:05):

Will you start being on morning shows again?

Caleb Beaver (21:07):

Probably. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (21:09):

Holy shit.

Caleb Beaver (21:11):

Yeah. I think I’ll be able to start working on that. Work on the house.

Sevan Matossian (21:18):

Are you depressed? Are you like, Hey, what am I going to do with my life? Or are you excited?

Caleb Beaver (21:22):

No, I’m stoked. I have never been so excited.

Sevan Matossian (21:27):

That’s awesome.

Caleb Beaver (21:28):

As soon as I finished the paperwork stuff at the base, it was like a massive weight just came over my shoulders. It was great.

Sevan Matossian (21:40):

Holy shit. Diane Feinstein died.

Caleb Beaver (21:43):

Died. Really?

Sevan Matossian (21:46):

Wow. Wow. Good written. I mean, I’m sorry to hear that. By Trailblazer in US politics. What a fucking joke. Longest living senator.

Caleb Beaver (22:02):

It’s not a good

Sevan Matossian (22:03):

Thing. What happens now that Diane Feinstein died? She’s died after months of health struggle. Months. How about years? Gavin Newsom will now need to appoint her replacement. Oh, gross. Oh, great.

Caleb Beaver (22:16):

That’s going to go,

Sevan Matossian (22:20):

Fuck that bitch was the fucking oldest Senator. 90. I don’t care. I don’t care that it’s insensitive, it’s honest. I don’t care that it’s insensitive. I don’t care. Anyone who wants to say that, it’s inappropriate. It’s not inappropriate. It’s not inappropriate. There’s people out there where the world’s a better place with them being gone.

Caleb Beaver (22:51):

Plenty of people like that.

Sevan Matossian (22:57):

S your mom is asking if she will take the boys later. Oh, she’s in the comments. My mom is. Am I taking the boys later? Oh, I don’t know. I can’t even get through this show. Mom, can you come over here and fix this shit? Oh, here. Okay. The road caster it. Nope. Still nothing.

Caleb Beaver (23:18):

Fuck. Right. At least you got to talk to Jamie.

Sevan Matossian (23:27):

Yeah. Let me see. What if I replaced the entire cable?

Caleb Beaver (23:43):


Sevan Matossian (23:44):

Shit. Now when my members just went out.

Caleb Beaver (23:48):


Sevan Matossian (23:55):

Okay. Okay. Okay. Here we go. Here we go. Let’s see it. Okay. Can you hear me?

Caleb Beaver (24:19):

Yeah, I can hear you. I think it’s the same as it was before though.

Sevan Matossian (24:25):

Oh, shit. One of my monitors just went out now.

Caleb Beaver (24:29):


Caleb Beaver (24:36):

Just keeps getting better,

Sevan Matossian (24:39):

Eric Wise. We hear you fine. Let’s roll. I don’t know, guys. I don’t know. We are rolling. This is the show today.

Caleb Beaver (24:51):

The next 20 minutes, figuring out how to fix the audio.

Sevan Matossian (25:00):

Okay. You know what I’m going to do? I’m going to replace this. Oh, the monitor. I’m going to replace this cable.

Caleb Beaver (25:07):

Okay. How’s

Caleb Beaver (25:09):


Sevan Matossian (25:14):

With the, okay, here we go. Here we go. Here we go.

Caleb Beaver (25:35):

I think Pedro said if you clap and spin around three times, it’ll start working again. You want to try? That might be a good alternative.

Sevan Matossian (25:46):

Here we go. Here we go. Here we go. Here we go. What sucks is that I’m not even doing a show tomorrow and I wanted this show to be so good. Fuck,

Caleb Beaver (26:05):

Fuck. Fuck

Caleb Beaver (26:10):

The record.

Sevan Matossian (26:14):

What’d you say? Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh my God. You hear me? Like Flynn. That’s good.

Caleb Beaver (26:31):

Yeah, that’s better.

Sevan Matossian (26:32):

Yeah, bitches. Thank you. 26 minutes in Jamie from the Masters Fitness Collective. Thank you. What’s wrong with your mom? Rb?

Caleb Beaver (26:42):

Yes. It’s not worse. It’s not worse.

Sevan Matossian (26:45):

It’s not worse. Oh my goodness. So that was just a shitty cable. All right. Alright. Hey. Alright, Caleb. Thank you.

Caleb Beaver (27:05):


Sevan Matossian (27:05):

No problem. I keep you on, but your audio is a disaster.

Caleb Beaver (27:09):

No, that’s plenty fine. I got to stop anyway later. Good show

Sevan Matossian (27:15):

Caleb Beaver. Oh, look at this. Let’s see. And look, I got a new backdrop. Look at this. Look, I fit. Oh my goodness. How is that? I’m good, right? Everything’s good. What a show. Okay, let’s start. Let’s do this. Let’s do this. God, this is going to have to be, this is going to end up being one of the lowest rated shows ever. Hey, hey. How’s the true

Caleb Beaver (27:41):


Sevan Matossian (27:42):

Well, I still can’t get the road caster to hook. Oh, here we go. Let’s see if the road caster now will hook up to the mic, to the phone. I still can’t get it to hook up to this phone, but that’s okay.

Caleb Beaver (27:55):

Oh, well. You don’t have the call number. Bug

Sevan Matossian (27:57):

It. Yeah. Yeah. It’s good though, right? The audio is good.

Caleb Beaver (28:04):

Yeah. Sounds

Sevan Matossian (28:04):

Way better. Okay, bitching. Cool. Alright. Thanks brother. Alright, man. Okay, bye. God. That’s fucking awesome. Forget this device. Bye-bye. Search for audio devices. Maybe I can hook this up. Shit. Oh, I haven’t even had a sip of coffee. I handle that like a champ. I handle that like a champ. The Republicans had their debate yesterday, right? I saw this thing that Vivek said. I just love the straightforward shit. He says just like, just straight up. Just bam uhoh. Lemme see if my show notes are fucked up. Oh, here it is. Did you see Nikki Haley? Well, we’ll get to this in a second, but Nikki Haley said to him, I’m going to have to about this. I’m going to have to hear about this all night. Oh, geez. I wonder if that really is my mom. Okay. Can we undo the man bun? Now?


It’s not shitty. I won’t be down on myself for this. I did the best I could. I’m working it. I’m just working it like a champ. I replaced a cable, I replaced a road caster. Live on the air. How many people have done that? And what a great audience you are. Fucking 210 people watch me replace a road caster over 25 minutes or something they could give two dicks about. You guys are great. John Williams. I’ve evicted a pretty good job. Thought he was better during the first debate. Well, John, do you think that he was better during the first debate, or do you think that the people were just really fucking aggressive towards him? I mean, people are terrified of him. He’s calm and he’s smart. He’s the calmest dude and he’s the smartest dude in the room. It’s hard. And Nikki Haley’s got this weird chip on her shoulder.

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