Sevan Matossian (00:00):
There’s no reason Dave should be getting views when I could be getting views. Bam. Live surprise surprise, me and Mr. Spin from the barbell spin.
Brian Spin (00:08):
Sevan Matossian (00:10):
Dave Castro’s come out with his weekend review. I started to watch it as I was writing the infamous, notorious and ever powerful assault bike. If you don’t have one, then you’re not a real CrossFitter. Not even a real human. You have one? Do you have one, Mr. Spin?
Brian Spin (00:28):
I do. I have all the machines.
Sevan Matossian (00:30):
Okay, good. You have this one.
Brian Spin (00:33):
I have the skier, I got the runner, I got the,
Sevan Matossian (00:36):
God, I talk so much shit about the skier because someone should give me one. I bet I’d use the shit out of it.
Brian Spin (00:43):
Oh, they’re great.
Sevan Matossian (00:44):
Travis b, Audrey, Jake, kit Room Molo. I don’t know who Molo is, but nice to see you. Kenneth De Lab and Power Bottom. Good to see you Miss Red Dow. So I’m watching the Dave Castro weekend review. I get a few minutes through it and I thought, wow, you know what would be interesting is he shouldn’t be getting views for this. I should be reviewing this, but I’m too belligerent to review it by myself. So I thought, okay, who is the most sober tempered person I know And I thought, oh, it’s Mr. Spin from the barbell spin. And I thought, okay, great. I have 35 minutes and we will watch this in one and a quarter time and I will stop it and then Brian and I will give our oh and look at Mr. Susa also, we’ll give our little tidbits of what we think. Quick bits of like, Hey, this is what I think about this, and that way you don’t have this bias one-sided opinion from our Watsonville Seal, Dave Castro. You get a little more well-rounded. It’s not so ethnically Mexican. Biased. Okay, so you’re Portuguese, right? Susa? Yeah, and I’m Middle Eastern and Ed Norton is, I don’t know. What are you Mr. Spin?
Brian Spin (02:01):
Sevan Matossian (02:02):
Okay. Well that’s good. Alright. Alrighty. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you our fearless leader of the training department in the CrossFit Games, Mr. Dave Castro.
Speaker 3 (02:13):
We can review October 2nd, 2023. Going to start off with comments at Pandy Bear 24. Dave, you mentioned that you don’t like bodybuilding on Jocko’s podcast. I don’t either. What are your reasons for not liking bodybuilding? I think the bodybuilding scene is so much more about looks and vanity than performance and CrossFit and the style of training we do. You’re really measuring your work capacity and you’re measuring your performance, your engine, and your performance as a system to see results. You’re not seeing how big your biceps are or isolating movements, so those are the reasons why I’m not a fan of bodybuilding. I don’t care about those things. I care about performance rather than aesthetics to that degree. That being said, for those who are in the bodybuilding and those who are using that as a way to work out, I don’t discourage that. I think you’re moving, you’re doing something. It’s better than nothing. I’m just personally not a fan.
Sevan Matossian (03:15):
Can you guys hear this? Okay, so I’ll weigh in first here about bodybuilding. I think it’s disingenuous what he’s saying. I think bodybuilding is absolutely fantastic and Dave thinks it’s fantastic. The only thing I think is completely ridiculous about it is the whole entire thing has been completely perversed by drugs. It is in the fake bake. Their skin is disgusting, the drugs are disgusting. They don’t even look human. It’s vile. The women look like it’s just the drugs. The drugs have ruined it. Bodybuilding’s absolutely amazing. It’s very healthy, it’s functional. It does give you flexibility, all that shit, right? It really does. But the drugs have completely ruined that sport. Completely ruined it, make it unwatchable. Mr. Spin thoughts on what Dave said?
Brian Spin (04:00):
I agree with Dave. Honestly,
Sevan Matossian (04:03):
You were a performance guy. I’m just all performance.
Brian Spin (04:06):
I don’t like the judging piece of it. It’s not measurable, right? I mean it comes down to what somebody believes looks better. I mean, yeah, I want to be able to measure it. I want be able to not have, you
Sevan Matossian (04:21):
Can measure biceps, you can measure how much people lift.
Brian Spin (04:24):
That’s not what they’re, they’re not getting out there and measuring who has the biggest biceps.
Sevan Matossian (04:28):
Okay, so you’re saying the competitions you don’t like specifically
Brian Spin (04:31):
If you want to go look great or lift and have muscles and whatever, that’s fine, but from a sport piece of it, I could care less
Sevan Matossian (04:45):
Mr. Souza. Yeah, I’m the same way. The sport’s kind of ridiculous. I don’t understand it or get it that much stand in front of a stage and flex, but I think it has a lot of utility bodybuilding in and of itself and I think some CrossFitters could benefit from doing a little bit more of that type of stuff or putting it in their programming. At least the owner of CrossFit Livermore has spoken
Speaker 3 (05:05):
The 68 32, never forget the team series. Can we do it again? I can do RX now. Can’t wait to volunteer at the games next year. The team series was super cool. The team series was something we did online after the games for several years. We probably haven’t done it in three or four and we had pairs, we had teams of four. I think we had mixed gender pairs, we had same gender pairs and we put out online workouts kind of like the open, but later in the year it never had the same reach or the same engagement as the Open did. But there were a number of people who did it and enjoyed it. I thought it was cool. Maybe we’ll bring that back or something like that back
Sevan Matossian (05:39):
When he says it didn’t have the same reach. I basically mean that’s my take on it. It’s a flop. He uses the word gender wrong. All of CrossFit has been mixed gendered from day one. Anyone can be any gender. You’re not taking away Matt’s fucking five golds if he tells you his gender is a fluffy pink rabbit with six vaginas. So learn how to fucking speak the language, use the right words, especially when talking about sport where it’s relevant at the highest level and anyone who drinks Topo Chica out of a plastic bottle is a ding-dong and missing the whole point of drinking. Topo Chica, especially if you’re Mexican, I’m pulling your Mexican card, Mr. Smith,
Brian Spin (06:16):
I remember the team series, it was a lot. They also did a weightlifting one too. It was very niche and what would happen is you’d have a couple elite teams sign up for it and just destroy everybody. And then if you were an average guy like myself, you’re like, what’s the point of it? I mean I don’t see the value in it from a CrossFit doing it. If they’re going to do something like that, I think they should do it for maybe the open and do something team, community based where you could have gyms create teams and do it as part of the open instead of doing it individually. I think that might have some more weight to it, but just doing something random in the fall. I don’t think it’s the good, the best use of CrossFits resources for their small team.
Sevan Matossian (07:17):
Mr. Souza Cross Livermore speak, we’re talking about the team series where they had rogue black versus rogue red and stuff like that.
Brian Spin (07:25):
Yeah, I think Ben Smith created a team and couple the sponsors came and helped create super teams and then the rest of
Sevan Matossian (07:33):
The only reason I watch it was just to watch those athletes. So I think I agree with you Spin. I think they should take those resources and just create media where we just get to go hang out with them like you used to do with Rich back in the day, like a day in the life of Rich. If CrossFit did those with those people, I would much rather prefer that than the team series. The team series was kind of, I watched it for the media, not the competition. A fantastic water that should never be drank out of a plastic bottle. And yes, it’s not uncommon for me to go to Cilantros in Watsonville with Dave and Greg and I order a margarita, but I also order a bottle of Topo Chico. Chica, sorry, I drink Topo Chica, not Topo Chico and yeah, I like to have a bottle of sparkling water at the table by me.
Speaker 3 (08:18):
Mike, Olivia, so poor boy. What’s up Dave? Still riding high from that 70 point Dolphins win. No, especially not after yesterday where they got crushed by the Buffalo Bills. Hopefully by the time the next week I review comes up, the Dolphins came out on top against the pills they did not. Would love to see your Fins play my 49 ERs in the Super Bowl for a rematch of Super Bowl 19. We all know how that ended. We do all know how that ended. Also that Super Bowl, super Bowl 19 and that game was when I officially first became a Dolphins fan and so the Dolphins played the Niners in Super Bowl 19. It was at Stanford, so not far from here from the ranch. And I remember my dad had tickets to the game and I was like six or seven at the time, and so he went and watched the game and I watched from home on tv, the Super Bowl, hoping to see my dad in the stands. Obviously I had no idea. I was just a kid that seeing him in the stands was going to be next to Impossible, but I watched the game thinking that I would and it was through that viewing that I started cheering for the team in Teal and that’s how I became a Dolphins fan. A Dan Marino fan and to this day have followed them every season pretty much as losers except for this year. They’re doing great at the Kruger.
Sevan Matossian (09:27):
I remember that game too. I think the Do I remember that game? I think the Dolphins were maybe undefeated that year going into the Super Bowl or something crazy. Did the Dolphins really beat someone last week by 70 points? Is that
Brian Spin (09:38):
Who? Yeah, who? Denver Broncos.
Sevan Matossian (09:42):
That must’ve been so fun to watch.
Brian Spin (09:46):
I didn’t watch it, but I saw the score.
Sevan Matossian (09:47):
Wow, okay. I got nothing to great. Great father son story though. I like it. It makes Dave human. Mr. Spin, any thoughts on the N F L story?
Brian Spin (09:57):
I mean I barely watched the N F L. John Young got me into a fantasy league with him and Hiller and a few others in this space.
Sevan Matossian (10:05):
Thanks for inviting me.
Brian Spin (10:06):
I’ve not watched. I think you were invited but nobody, I’ve never watched a game, but I do the fantasy
Sevan Matossian (10:16):
Mr. Souza thoughts about Dave’s N F L story? Not really. It’s kind of cool that it started with him and his dad though. You don’t really get much insight into Dave Nate’s life as far as the family stuff. So for him to share that story I think is cool.
Speaker 3 (10:27):
And three times we have a fifth wheel and we had the RV campground tickets. Talk about an amazing experience with the games transitioning to Fort Worth. Will those of us who have RVs have a specific RV campground for the games like we did in Madison? I know Will Rogers RV Park is right next to the arena, super excited for the games to be hosting in Texas. Yes, it’ll probably feel very different than Madison, but we will do have something similar. We are working on an RV park and what that’ll look like, more details as they are available to be released.
Sevan Matossian (10:55):
We have something similar but it looks very different. I don’t know what I’m hearing, but I fucking love it. Dave. I’ve never stayed in the RV park. I went to the rv. You took me to the RV park this year. One morning when I was filming the behind the scenes and I absolutely loved it. I cannot, to tell you the truth, I would never thought I would take my kids really to go see the games. I will take my kids when they get a little older. I will get an RV and I will go to the games and I will stay there with them. That is the coolest place and thing ever. I absolutely love it and I’m so happy that Dave, I can see it’s a priority for him and they’re going to do that and I love that. That really keeps that. That’s the piece of aromas that’s still alive at the games RV park, Mr. Spin.
Brian Spin (11:40):
I completely agree and that was one of my concerns when I saw that was going somewhere else in a downtown location. So if they are going to be able to replicate that, that’s pretty cool. We just bought an RV two weeks
Sevan Matossian (11:55):
Brian Spin (11:57):
If I can make it work, I’d love to be able to get down there. And
Sevan Matossian (12:00):
Do you have one where you drive it or you tow it?
Brian Spin (12:03):
No big ass fifth wheel.
Sevan Matossian (12:04):
Wow. Good on you. Us in California, we buy the ones you can drive because we couldn’t possibly imagine towing a fifth wheel Susa. It’s illegal. It’s illegal. Yeah. Probably is illegal. I love it. I love it. I’m so glad that he made sure that that was a priority and that was an option for the new place. Great call. Yeah. Dave, you are amazing. I love you Dave at
Speaker 3 (12:26):
Mar Vista Dutch Mar Vista Dutch, thank you for your weekly share and thanks for taking on the challenge of programming visually interesting events with six person teams. Yep. Back in the day we did take that challenge on fantasy land was a masterpiece. Thank you. Relatable and easy to follow from the stands given the high rig plate colors and segments on the film field, most Big Bob events have been easy to follow. I tend to enjoy them as a spectator. There is a gladiator like vibe to them. I think one of the reasons, well I know one of the reasons most Big Bob workouts are visually appealing is because of the slow motion nature of the race that is happening in something like a Big Bob event. Typically there’s a very clear line of who’s leading and who’s behind and where everybody is relative to each other, especially when you do just straight up like big Bob sprints down the field or sled sprints for individuals.
One of the guiding principles throughout the years that I’ve had when programming any event, and I started thinking this way in Carson a couple years into Carson, was this notion of, well even let me back up. Very often on all events we do at the games or even at semifinals, as soon as it’s flowing and going off with no hitches, I will head up into the stands and take a look and watch and see how it plays out from afar. And I’ve learned a ton over the years doing that. And one of the things I learned at one point or thought, one of the things I thought at one point was I want to create a lot of these events well in a linear fashion so you can see who’s winning and B, you should be able to leave from your seat, go get a hot dog, come back and sit down, look at the floor and see who’s winning without having to do any complicated math or without having to ask someone.
And so that’s where you’ll see a lot of these events and how they flow and why they flow like they do is to try to create that visual also to back to the Big Bob and the visual nature of it looking clear. I also describe a lot of these events as slow motion horse races. So creating them in this idea of this fashion to where it is a slow motion horse race or any race, I just like using that as an example. Races in general, 400 meter dash race cars, race, car driving, horse racing, all of that stuff is super intuitive to watch because it’s easy to tell who’s in front and who’s losing. So in our events using some of those, not concepts, but taking that into consideration when making them helps with the visual.
Sevan Matossian (14:54):
Someone was on yesterday, Dave Driscoll and he was talking about the idea of giving a shit. It is truly mind boggling being at the games with Dave because all he does is give a shit from the second you land and he’s just giving a shit. He’s on full alert almost like he’s a ground squirrel and he’s looking for bald eagles and he does all that shit. You see him go up in the stands, he sits down, there is no Dave Vanishes at the games and he’s just give a shit guy about the games and it’s remarkable and it’s cool to hear his insight on that Mr. Spin and the game show it by all the details and nuances that he tends to Mr. Spin.
Brian Spin (15:33):
The first thing I thought about when I heard and he was talking about this, was how different his thought of the spectator experience should be versus what we saw at semifinals, especially the teams, the semi-finals for teams. I know it’s a small field and it’s usually complicated, but BO’S programming at semi-finals this year was so confusing on the team side. There was the amrap, there was just a lot of confusion. You had so many of the running races even on individuals where you’re sitting there and watching a little card with a little square move down for the 800 meter run. You didn’t see that progression. There’s no way that you could go get a hotdog, come back and know what the heck’s going on or who’s even winning. And so I could definitely see him almost making that comment. We’re going to make changes next year of how that looks and they have to be even more mindful when they think about it in Fort Worth with a smaller field than North Park, especially for a team competition
Sevan Matossian (16:43):
Is the field of play I saw it’s 30,000 square feet at Dickies,
Brian Spin (16:49):
So it’s 250 feet by 1 25 North
Sevan Matossian (16:52):
Brian Spin (16:53):
No, the Dick’s Dickies, I mean the Coliseum was like 130 feet long, so I mean it’ll be significantly longer. I think North Park was probably like two 60 to 300 feet long and probably maybe 1 50, 180 wide. But they’re going to to be more creative if they’re going to try to make it easy for somebody to watch. So that’s definitely a priority for him is to make it spectator friendly and he’s probably going to be working more with Boz to make sure that experience is better.
Sevan Matossian (17:32):
Mr CrossFit, Livermore Simplicity is the key because if you really want to reach a broader audience that doesn’t know much about CrossFit and they sit down with two of their CrossFit buddies that are like, you have to watch this. This event’s going to be crazy. It has to be simple enough so they could come in blind and then very quickly understand what’s going on and then continue to know what’s happening. And so if you don’t have that, I recall back to I think the 2008 games where they had that final and everybody had to start at different times according to their time that they had completed the last workout in. And it was such chaos that nobody even knew what the fuck was going on. It was just a bunch of people doing clean and jerks and you had, and then Jason won and people were like, wait, that guy won. He was in the back. So it’s cool to see that evolution from that to being able to stand and look into the field and just know what’s going on. It’s a really good job that he’s focused on that and still continues to focus on that relentlessly
Brian Spin (18:24):
Sevan Matossian (18:25):
Oh, plastic Topo Chico. Strike two.
Speaker 3 (18:27):
Solo way. Dave, do you think a games level female could make it through Buds and S Q T? So even recently I was just told there was a female who was going through Buds basic underwater Demolition Seal training. It’s the selection to become a seal, I think, I don’t know. I can’t say that any of the games athlete, female athletes would make it through Buds because it’s such a mental challenge and it’s such a mental test that I don’t know them well enough. Most of them well enough to know if they have the mental strength to make it through, not because they’re female, but just because of the individual. And what I mean by that is I’d say the same thing for a lot of the dudes. I think a lot of the dudes wouldn’t make it through a lot of the games. Male athletes wouldn’t make it through Buds. Is there some that would for sure. Physically, I think the women in the games, those female athletes are obviously more physically prepared to go through that than a lot of other non high level CrossFit females would be obviously the fittest people in the world, arguably, I mean not even arguably they’re all way fitter than I was when I went through Buds. Tia can run way faster than I was running. I didn’t have the type of strength she has.
Sevan Matossian (19:42):
Speaker 3 (19:43):
When I was 18, 19 going through the training, I couldn’t do half the things they did. But again, one third, sure, but it’s not a test, it’s not a physical test, it’s a mental test. So that part I can’t speak to. So physically I think they’re totally capable of it, but that’s not what buds for.
Sevan Matossian (20:02):
I think Dave, what really Dave thought is this is a completely stupid question, even though I don’t think it’s stupid, I’m just telling you what he thinks. I don’t think it’s stupid. I think it’s a cool question. I think he’s thinking it’s a stupid question, but he’s just like, for some reason he’s just a nicer Dave. He’s answering stupid questions that he thinks they’re stupid. But if I were to ask that he’d been like, fuck off Mr. Spin.
Brian Spin (20:24):
I mean, I’ve never done the buds, but it sounds like it’s buds.
Sevan Matossian (20:29):
I smoke the buds. I used to smoke the buds
Speaker 3 (20:33):
Brian Spin (20:34):
I think if anything you can draw from this is that he doesn’t think that all the games athletes are immensely tough
Sevan Matossian (20:43):
Bags. Who wants it? Bags of weed. Guys. Who wants bags? Who wants it? Fuck with me. I got it way. It’s getting crazy back
Brian Spin (20:52):
Here. That’s the weed. The
Sevan Matossian (20:55):
Weed That was the buds. Yeah, used to. I don’t smoke that shit anymore. That shit’s old right there. Oh, I get it.
Brian Spin (21:02):
No, I think, I just don’t think he believes that too many of the games athletes are mentally strong enough.
Sevan Matossian (21:10):
Brian Spin (21:10):
Think we’ve seen it in the past.
Sevan Matossian (21:12):
I agree. I don’t think Greg was impressed by their athleticism and I don’t think Dave’s impressed by their mental horsepower to be honest. I don’t know if I’m impressed by their mental horsepower either. Mr. Soa? I think it’s funny, obviously I’ve never gone through Buds, but as somebody who’s watched that documentary, that Discovery Channel put out years back unseen amount of times, I don’t think thrusters is going to help you with extreme chafing in between your legs and laying in the cold surf with three days of no sleep. How does that translate over if it doesn’t? It doesn’t. And especially I think Dave’s laughing a little bit here because you find that one athlete that gets a no rep and just goes into a tailspin early in the competition and can’t recover. It’s like, yeah, you’re not mentally equipped to go do something like Buds. Okay, I’m going to tell you two athletes who could make it through Buds. Ready? Yeah. And Yellow Hosty Jelly. I thought you were going to go. Oh yeah, Merton’s, you make it too. You get two also. Is Merton’s one of yours? Oh fuck. Merton’s would definitely have to be one of mine. He just seems like he’s just okay with just the relentless grind of the grit. You know what I mean?
Brian Spin (22:22):
How about Ricky,
Sevan Matossian (22:27):
That category? I think he could, but for different reasons. He drops a canoe on his head and he’s like, yeah, whatever. I think Car Saunders could do it. If I had to pick a girl, I’m doing Car Saunders. Car Saunders for sure while she’s six months pregnant and Tia, I think Tia can do it actually that be so bad. I go Thor’s daughter for the female car. I do. Saunders and Thor’s daughter Thor’s are pulled out of the games, I guess. So did Car Guess. So did Car. And I’m actually think the reason why I go right to that workout is because both of them were like fucking, not even mentally there, but still finish that workout and then wanted to go right back into the competition. If you remember. I think you probably filmed it, but she’s there, she can’t control her body. She’s kind of throwing up and she’s like, guys, I’m fine. I’m fine. And she’s like, you’re like, no, you’re fucked up. You almost fell down over there, right? Cara gets hauled off in a stretcher and she goes to her coach and she’s like, I’m not feeling so good. I’ve been throwing up this whole time. And he’s like, and I know that sucks, but I need you to put that behind you and go.
He’s like, okay, here we go. So that’s what I would say would most likely translate over to Buds more than anything else.
Brian Spin (23:39):
Yeah, if you want to go even older like Speer. Do
Sevan Matossian (23:42):
You think Speer would make it?
Brian Spin (23:44):
Sevan Matossian (23:45):
Okay. I could see him being like, no, I can’t do it. I’m too short.
Brian Spin (23:49):
No, I mean look at Pendleton and that.
Sevan Matossian (23:52):
He did good there.
Brian Spin (23:53):
He basically was passing out on that mountain and still came back and Fair enough.
Sevan Matossian (23:59):
Finished the week. Are you your big peeler fan?
Brian Spin (24:03):
I like rooting for him. I mean, I think he had a similar Colton feel to him. The underdog. He didn’t every time he was like, well, how much does s feeler weigh? He weighs 140 pounds and how’s he competing with Rich and K?
Sevan Matossian (24:16):
All right, fair enough. Spiel gave everybody help. Yeah. Fair enough.
Speaker 3 (24:22):
Oswald Moreno 3, 3, 7, 1. Hey Dave, congrats on moving to Fort Worth. Quick question. Do you think this is a permanent move or are you guys, for example, thinking on changing venues every five years, three years or every year to different locations? Hopefully that makes sense.
Sevan Matossian (24:36):
I don’t know how to raise Dave’s volume. I’m sorry. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. All the way
Brian Spin (24:41):
Up, isn’t it? Yeah.
Sevan Matossian (24:43):
Yeah. I don’t know what to do. Sorry.
Speaker 3 (24:44):
Good day. It makes sense. I think we’re going to rotate the games and we’re going to rotate venues on a more frequent basis, meaning we’re not going to sit in one city for as long as we did in Madison or as long as we did in Carson. So I think, I’m not going to say it’s going to be three or five years. I’m not even say it’s going to be one year. We don’t know exactly yet, but there is a near term plan that I can’t talk about too much for the next few years at this point, but there’s a possibility that it’s not there. There’s a high likelihood that it’s not there for more than three years for sure, and it could end up only being there for one foot. So we have to make some decisions around that. But it’s definitely not staying in one place for an extended amount of time. As long as I’m at the home,
Sevan Matossian (25:28):
Blah, blah, blah, of course it’s going to move Mr. Spin.
Brian Spin (25:34):
I see this as a test run to see if they can move it successfully every year. I could see them staying in Fort Worth twice until I can kind of iron out how to do that and what type of arena is needed. I think it’s very difficult to, unless you start planning ahead to say what’s in 25, you can’t just start that in September of 24. So either they have to start now, but they don’t know what that looks like. So I could see them doing 24, see how that goes. Do 25 again, give themselves now another two years for 26 to move. And I could see 26 being overseas.
Sevan Matossian (26:19):
By the way, Magnus, I appreciate you telling me to raise the volume. I do pointers like that, so I appreciate it and I do like what Mr. Spin said, and that kind of ties with what Don said in the Wexler podcast. I think it was Don, but they basically, yeah, moving to Europe or somewhere out of the country would be hard. And so something like this I do see as sort of a test run, Mr. Souza, I think it’s the traveling circus and it’s a great idea. They just need to be showing up in different towns, creating noise and attraction in those spaces. And you see what happened to the town of Madison, even at my hotel when I showed back up in downtown, they had the podium winners on this big chalkboard when you walked in the lobby. Right? The winners are affiliates is what you’re saying. Yeah, exactly. And I think, yeah, every time you move it, it’s like the winners are the affiliates, but it’s also the town. You’re also exposing to a bunch of new people in those towns. It also creates some attention as it moves. All that I think is important. I do see them going to Europe, but I don’t think that happens within 10 years.
Brian Spin (27:16):
Okay. No, that’s crazy. It’s definitely before that.
Sevan Matossian (27:21):
Oh, some fighting on the show. General, we don’t have time for fighting. We don’t have time.
Speaker 3 (27:24):
Rain. Dave, may I ask what stopped you from being a competitive CrossFitter?
Sevan Matossian (27:28):
Oh shit. Carina Rain. Our very own Carina rain asking, did she just ask what stops you from being a competitive CrossFitter? Oh, Dave, you better be honest about this. I will fuck you up. Give
Speaker 3 (27:39):
The open or will you? So I do the open every year. I didn’t do it this last year, the last couple years, but whenever I was running it, I did the open every year from the beginning. And may I ask, what stopped you from being a competitive CrossFitter? Let’s make one thing clear. I was never a competitive CrossFitter relative to the level that these guys all are at. Even when we created the CrossFit games in oh seven, I was a good CrossFitter, but at that point, right away I’m here and these guys were all here. I could have devoted myself to training for it and I still wouldn’t have been at the level they were, and I had no desire. I mean, at that point I enjoyed what I was doing. I enjoyed organizing it. I was still in the Navy, so it never crossed my mind. And even if it did, it was so far out of the realm of possibility that I didn’t care about it. So no competitive CrossFit for me, I’m just not capable of and not interested in probably because I’m not capable of it at W,
Sevan Matossian (28:34):
Very honest. Thank you. Dave and Adam. Blakeley’s comment, wins, comment of the day, even though the show’s not over, the reason why he’s not going to CrossFitters his Cal, you win the prize a thousand dollars. There you go. Mr. Spin, do you have any thoughts on that response?
Brian Spin (28:48):
Do you remember when back in 20 11, 20 12, I mean 20 11, 20 12 open was like 26,000 people or 2011, and that’s about when I started. And I remember starting this going, oh yeah, that’d be great. Going to the games would be cool. It’s only 26,000 people. And then you quickly realize that that’s far off, even though it’s a small field and now you look at it today, you got to be a beast just to even get to semi-finals and you’re not even close at that point.
Sevan Matossian (29:19):
There was a point where everyone, 2008 and 2009, everyone could do the workouts or 2007, 2008, then 2009 started getting really hard. Then 2010, it’s like, whoa, whoa, whoa. Forget it. Can’t even do some of this shit now. Runaway train. Yeah. Mr. Su, any thoughts about his comments about being a competitor? Yeah, I think we’re all extremely lucky that Dave doesn’t care in the sense of himself being a competitive CrossFitter. I think that if he had any desires to do any of that, everything he touched would suffer significantly from it. So I love exactly where he is at. I’d love to ask why, but we don’t have time for that. But that’s a great comment. That’s a lot to unpack there.
Speaker 3 (29:56):
Dave. Do you think affiliate program from places like Mayhem or.
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