#639 – Danielle Brandon & Patrick Vellner

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Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Jr. Thanks for coming on, dude.

JR Howell (00:03):


Sevan Matossian (00:04):

You demand Danielle. Brandon, thanks for coming on.

Danielle Brandon (00:07):


Sevan Matossian (00:08):


Danielle Brandon (00:10):


Sevan Matossian (00:10):

So much great conversation. All the episodes I think won’t get much out of. Always seemed to be so awesome. Yeah. Hey man, that guy we had on published 123 books in three years and some of his books he wrote in two days.

JR Howell (00:26):


Sevan Matossian (00:27):

You should check out his books. <laugh> absolutely no one has any excuse to do. Like if you, if you have some, he, he, he basically cracked the code on how to use TikTok, Instagram and Amazon and YouTube on how to make a shitload of money without having to do thrusters.

Danielle Brandon (00:45):

<laugh>, I have to do thrusters.

Sevan Matossian (00:48):

I’m gonna send you that episode. Danielle

Danielle Brandon (00:50):


Sevan Matossian (00:53):

Danielle, um, we have, uh, j Howell on the, um, show. If you have any questions on what the events are gonna be at Rogue or at the games next year, Anything he can answer any of those <laugh>

Danielle Brandon (01:04):

Questions for you. He doesn’t sound like he, he’s nodding like he doesn’t wanna share, but that’s okay.

JR Howell (01:09):

He knows, he knows broken clocks right? Twice a day. That’s it. No

Sevan Matossian (01:13):

<laugh> Do you, do you know about, uh, do you know, do you know about what happened at the games? Danielle with Jr. Do JR. Basically predicted all these events that were gonna be at the games and he was just fucking hitting them out of the park. I wanna say he was like, I

Danielle Brandon (01:25):

Saw that video

Sevan Matossian (01:26):

Eight for Yeah, it’s nuts, right?

Danielle Brandon (01:28):

Yeah. I started following him right after that.

Sevan Matossian (01:30):

<laugh>. Yeah. Right. Hey, it is, it’s, it’s kind of like, it’s kind of like his Hiller would say, I don’t believe in coincidences. It’s like something’s wrong. Like he cheated like he, he hacked in at Bozeman’s email or something. It is really weird.

JR Howell (01:42):

Which do you believe more that or that she actually started following me cuz one of ’em definitely <laugh> one of fault, maybe two of them.

Danielle Brandon (01:50):

<laugh>. Your name is jr. What is it?

Sevan Matossian (01:53):

What? How Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (01:55):

Oh, JR is that JR is your name.

JR Howell (01:58):

It’s my initials, but yeah, it’s what I go by.

Danielle Brandon (02:00):

Oh, cool. And you does it, you own Jason Hopper’s?

Sevan Matossian (02:06):

No, just stop there. He owns Jason Hopper. That’s it. You got it. He owns Jason. Yes.

Danielle Brandon (02:10):

And you own CrossFit Crash, which is where Jason Hopper goes.

JR Howell (02:15):

Correct. CrossFit Crash is where Jason Hopper goes. Where? Yeah. Not the other way around.

Danielle Brandon (02:22):


Sevan Matossian (02:22):

Does he really go there?

JR Howell (02:24):

Yeah. Every day.

Sevan Matossian (02:25):

Yeah. Um, do you go to an affiliate Danielle?

Danielle Brandon (02:29):

Um, kinda It’s CrossFit Naples. I don’t know if it’s like, or I mean the Brute gym, which is literally a couple doors down from CrossFit Naples, which is Matt’s gym.

Sevan Matossian (02:43):

Matt who?

Danielle Brandon (02:44):


Sevan Matossian (02:45):

Oh, he owns that gym?

Danielle Brandon (02:47):

Yes. CrossFit.

Sevan Matossian (02:48):

Did he, did he buy it from a lady who, who had cancer and did CrossFit and got all better? Her and her son ran the gym. I think I did a, a story on CrossFit Naples for CrossFit, like gazillion years ago.

Danielle Brandon (03:02):

Whoa. I actually don’t know. I

Sevan Matossian (03:04):

Don’t, you know how long he’s owned that gym?

Danielle Brandon (03:06):


Sevan Matossian (03:07):

<affirmative>, Could you search that Su CrossFit, Naples and YouTube? Maybe it’ll be from 2000.

Danielle Brandon (03:12):


Sevan Matossian (03:14):

Nine or 10.

Danielle Brandon (03:17):


Sevan Matossian (03:19):

Uh, why are you ghosting? Dave? <laugh>?

Danielle Brandon (03:24):


Sevan Matossian (03:24):

Yeah. Yeah. Just ambush. Just ambush. Danielle, Brandon, These gentlemen right away. Dave Castro.

Danielle Brandon (03:30):

Am I,

Sevan Matossian (03:31):

He, I mean, shit. He says you are.

Danielle Brandon (03:34):

I’m ghosting a lot of people then <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (03:38):

Are you, are you mad at them?

Danielle Brandon (03:40):

No. No, No.

Sevan Matossian (03:41):

Not at all. It’s just How many text messages did you get today?

Danielle Brandon (03:46):

More than I have even opened more. I, I, I haven’t <laugh>. I don’t even know <laugh> more than I can keep up with.

Sevan Matossian (03:56):

Is it weird that, um, that there’s a medium? Like that kind of happens with Instagram, right? There’s a point in your life where you can answer your dms and then it’s just when do you tap be because there’s this, there’s this tug and pool, right? Like, at least for me, so, so Taylor was started texting me before the show Just now. Do you know who Taylor Self is? The bald guy looks like a thumb he saw on the show sometimes he texts me, he’s text me like three hours ago and I purposely didn’t open it so that I would answer it when I have more time. Then he texts me again question mark, like, What’s up asshole? And I’m like, Listen Dick wad, I have 500 unopened texts. I’m getting ready to do a show.

Danielle Brandon (04:33):

Yeah, I think, yeah, that’s what’s really tough is I think a lot of people think I’m on Instagram all the time, but really I go on there, open my messages, try to answer as many as possible, and then by the time I get to like my feed, um, and try to like regularly scroll Instagram, like a normal person, I just like, am so sick of Instagram that I’ll get off of it and then I go to like my messages and I’m like, ugh. Like I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna look at these. And then I do make the mistake of opening it in hopes that I’ll see it later and I never do.

Sevan Matossian (05:07):

Do you, uh, what I just saw you

Danielle Brandon (05:08):

Said the unre unread factor like they do on Instagram?

Sevan Matossian (05:12):

Yeah. You can now do that on text messages. They at least, I just discovered it a couple days ago. If you swipe to the right, you can now, Let’s see. Make it unread.

Danielle Brandon (05:22):


Sevan Matossian (05:23):

I you probably shouldn’t know that. It’s just gonna make your shit even more complicated.

Danielle Brandon (05:27):

No, it’d be so helpful. Wow. I need update. I don’t

Sevan Matossian (05:33):

Even have that. Yeah. Need update mine. I hated on Instagram too, when someone sends me something really thoughtful, but I don’t have time to open it and I knew I shouldn’t have opened it. And then, and then I’m just like, I just double hearted. Like I I saw it, but like, I don’t know what, like, I don’t have time to like, I don’t have three minutes for you

Danielle Brandon (05:50):

Or, or you lose it and you’re like, I’m never finding this again.

Sevan Matossian (05:55):

I can find mine Wish it’s not as chaotic as yours.

Mattew Souza (05:58):

It’s not that deep. I wasn’t able to find the, uh, star date on CrossFit Naples just to,

Sevan Matossian (06:03):

So the people, How, how many, how many followers do you have now?

Danielle Brandon (06:07):

I think like, um, 5, 560 k I think something like that.

Sevan Matossian (06:17):

After the show, will you and people think I have a d h ADHD after the show, will you look for da? If you remember, Will you look for Dave’s text and be like, I’m not ghosting you.

Danielle Brandon (06:26):

I’ll do it. I’ll look for it. And you know what’s worse is I have my red receipts on right now.

Sevan Matossian (06:33):

Oh shit. What? Did you get a new phone and forget to turn that off?

Danielle Brandon (06:36):

No. You know, when you turn it on in hopes that it’ll, it’ll make you respond more.

Sevan Matossian (06:41):

No. Wow. That’s discipline.

Danielle Brandon (06:44):

And it, it, it doesn’t always work like that.

Sevan Matossian (06:48):


Danielle Brandon (06:50):

I was, I was hoping it would, but it doesn’t.

Sevan Matossian (06:53):

I wanna see if, if when we text, if it says that

Danielle Brandon (06:57):

It probably does.

Sevan Matossian (06:58):

No, it doesn’t.

Danielle Brandon (06:59):

Well, n not in a group chat. In a group chat. It won’t say that.

Sevan Matossian (07:02):

Oh, all right. I always text you with the witness. I ain’t fucking texting you alone. <laugh>

Danielle Brandon (07:07):

With who? Witness <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (07:08):

Fucking go to jail.

Danielle Brandon (07:12):

Oh my gosh.

Sevan Matossian (07:17):

Uh, some, some, some simple questions. Are you a brute strength athlete now?

Danielle Brandon (07:26):

I train with the brute squad. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (07:28):

Brute squad. You train with the brute squad words are important, right? Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. And, um, and is, uh, Matt Torres your

Danielle Brandon (07:40):


Sevan Matossian (07:41):

Yeah, that would be a good word. Okay. Yeah, Coach

Danielle Brandon (07:44):


Mattew Souza (07:45):

Wasn’t assuming anything.

Sevan Matossian (07:47):

I was hoping I could get her. I was fishing, I was fishing. Is Matt

Danielle Brandon (07:51):

Gonna say only coach

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

Is is Matt Torres your coach?

Danielle Brandon (07:55):

Yeah. And do,

Sevan Matossian (07:57):

And Dom, you said something, um, I was watching the interview you did with Invictus Mindset, and you were saying a couple times in there, you said that you weren’t prepared what, for the 2021 CrossFit games.

Danielle Brandon (08:16):


Sevan Matossian (08:17):

What, what does that, I mean, obviously everything was just thrown to shit, right? You’re in a car with two people who tested positive for Covid. Yeah. I mean, everything from there goes sideways. But was was it, was any of it your fault? Like what did you, do you take responsibility for it? Or is it like, should you have done something different?

Danielle Brandon (08:38):

Of course, like, I don’t think there’s one person to blame, but I definitely have a lot more perspective now on what a coach not necessarily should do, but what, what coaches can do for their athletes, right? Like, uh, the significant difference between like to br the brute camp and underdogs camp is just, I mean, the level of discussion that goes on about workouts and how to approach workouts and, um, breaking down workouts. It’s just like, it’s drastically different. I think a lot of times with underdogs with me and Justin, and not that there’s anybody to blame for that. I think that’s just naturally how it happened. But me and Justin before workout, it would be more of like a, Oh, I think I can do this, or maybe I should do this. And Justin would be like, Okay, yeah. Like, yeah, like, let’s try it, You know, you’re capable. Let’s see what happens. Whereas like with Torres, if I kind of say something like that, he’s like, Well, no, like, let’s break it up here. Like, you know, let’s approach it this way and just see what happens. Um, it’s much more like being coached rather than like

Sevan Matossian (09:53):

Collaborative do, do and, and you like that more?

Danielle Brandon (09:58):

It’s not that I like it more. It just works better.

Sevan Matossian (10:02):

I, I would think that maybe you were the personality that might even be like, Hey, mind your own fucking business that you would’ve preferred the, uh, the Kotler method better. If I would’ve just like, just looking at you for the little bit that I know you

Danielle Brandon (10:13):

I think it, um, not shitting on anyone, but I think it comes down to a lot of respecting your coach.

Sevan Matossian (10:22):

Oh, right, Okay. Okay.

Danielle Brandon (10:25):

Like I, I really respect, um, Matt and Dom and I think they’re really knowledgeable and it makes it easier to listen to a person like that.

Sevan Matossian (10:35):

Right. So like, you wouldn’t take advice on me, from me on how to grow your Instagram account, but you would from Tia?

Danielle Brandon (10:45):

I don’t think either of you.

Sevan Matossian (10:46):

Okay, good. All right. Fine answer. Insert insert anyone’s name besides me.

Danielle Brandon (10:53):


Sevan Matossian (10:55):

But Jr were you gonna say something? Yeah, maybe Hans. Hans. Oh, Han from, uh, yes, Hans. That’s what he does. That’s what he does. Gross brand. How, how, how is Hans, are you still working with Monster?

Danielle Brandon (11:08):

Yeah, I

Sevan Matossian (11:09):

Am. Do you like that?

Danielle Brandon (11:11):

Yeah. I love it.

Sevan Matossian (11:13):

And do you work with that guy directly, Hans?

Danielle Brandon (11:15):

Um, we haven’t chatted in a minute. Um, but I enjoy Hans. He’s a very unique individual.

Sevan Matossian (11:23):

What do you mean?

Danielle Brandon (11:24):

He’s a he just has like a different kind of energy to him that not a lot of people have.

Sevan Matossian (11:29):

Yeah. Good energy.

Danielle Brandon (11:32):


Sevan Matossian (11:35):

Thank you. Uh, good, good energy.

Danielle Brandon (11:41):

I mean, not a bad energy.

Sevan Matossian (11:44):

Okay. I just know him from the UFC scene. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> and he had a really fun Instagram account. He was always playing with the athletes, kicking stuff out of their, their hands. He just seemed like he just, and, and he seems like he’s into it. He like, he knows his, he knows his brand. He knows what he’s doing.

Danielle Brandon (12:01):

He’s into it.

Sevan Matossian (12:02):


Danielle Brandon (12:05):

What is it?

Sevan Matossian (12:06):

Nice motor That motorcycle’s too small for him. It’s

Danielle Brandon (12:08):

So small.

Sevan Matossian (12:10):

So I, I want to go back for a second. So you’re, um, you’re at underdog. You have an abrupt departure a month before the games mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Um, and you couldn’t have been a hundred percent certain what was gonna happen right?

Danielle Brandon (12:29):


Sevan Matossian (12:30):

At that time, during that month, you had to be like, I’m guessing you had to be like, okay, I have to just get my fucking bed down and I have to be up, find a gym and I have to train and go to the games and then unpack the mess.

Danielle Brandon (12:43):

Oh yeah. Are you this year?

Sevan Matossian (12:45):


Danielle Brandon (12:46):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:47):

Okay. So the games finish. Do you have a good cry? Did you, do you cry after the games?

Danielle Brandon (12:53):

I don’t think I did cry. I don’t think so. No,

Sevan Matossian (12:56):

You don’t, you don’t just go up to your hotel room and just like, just let out a cathartic cry?

Danielle Brandon (13:00):

No. What did I do? No, I was, uh, I was having some good beers, got home. It was just, it was just a happy ending. It really was.

Sevan Matossian (13:11):

Was Oh, was awesome. Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (13:14):

It was a happy ending. It was a,

Sevan Matossian (13:16):

I wasn’t insinuating that crying’s a bad ending. I’m guessing. I would, I would ask that to anyone. I would think even I didn’t

Danielle Brandon (13:21):

Had a happy cry. No, I didn’t have a happy cry

Sevan Matossian (13:25):

Or just, or just some sort of release. Was there any moment where you were like, fuck, like you, like now there’s 364 days until this shit comes back. <laugh> like, oh fuck.

Danielle Brandon (13:34):

You know what? It wasn’t, which I think is a good thing. It wasn’t like this dreadful like, sigh of relief because the games was not, I mean, the games was so fun. It was the most fun I’ve ever had competing because I just trust Matt and Dom so much and they coached me so well through the games. Um, and I just stayed, I, for the most part, very levelheaded and, um, it, yeah, it was just fun. I enjoyed competing, I enjoyed working out and doing fitness and, um, I loved the people that I was there with.

Sevan Matossian (14:15):

You, you talked about other times when there were like, if there were mental hiccups or breakdowns Yes. Or if you, if you got to in your head, you could turn to Bethany or Carrie and, and and chat it out with them. Yeah. And I, I’m guessing kind of maybe this is, it’s, it’s like a fighter and, and you looked to your corner and, and those are your homies. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. And then when you, you said in that interview, um, who, who, uh, that when they didn’t come to the games in 2021, that was grow up time. It was like, Oh shit, I’m here by myself.

Danielle Brandon (14:44):

Yeah. I lacked a lot of confidence in my fitness and in my abilities that year. So essentially like, I felt like I had to rely on them.

Sevan Matossian (14:54):


Danielle Brandon (14:54):

Cause I didn’t feel like I could rely on my fitness or anything.

Sevan Matossian (14:59):

But when, when you’re, when you’re at the games, do you, do you, um, you know, there’s a lot of eyes on you mm-hmm. <affirmative> and I, I, I haven’t never been anywhere. I I I have no type of, um, uh, fame where like yours, but there’s times when you’re in crowds where so many fucking people know you and you’re just looking for a pair of eyes that you recognize so you can kind of lock on because you’re, you’re almost concerned that if you look out, it’s gonna get too much, too much engagement. Are, are, um, are Torres and Dom, those guys, like after you finish a workout, are you looking for them? Are you looking to like go, go back to your cave or your Um,

Danielle Brandon (15:33):

I don’t really look for anyone. I think like, what I enjoy most is like, when I am competing, it’s, you get a weird feeling of, um, I mean for me anyways, I don’t really ever think about how many people are like watching me. You can just kind of get in this like zone when you’re on the floor and you’re working out like you, where you almost feel alone, you know, until like, of course, until you like, have moments where you’re like, Okay, I’m competing. Right. So you’re like noticing what’s going on next to you or if you literally look right cuz I’m trying to race somebody. Um, but you get into like a very like, flow state, which is, it’s like a, it’s a cool feeling and it’s a good feeling. So, but I don’t really look for anyone after. I mean like after, if I do well or whatever, I’ll usually Cooper’s there.

Sevan Matossian (16:25):

Ah, coop.

Danielle Brandon (16:26):

Yeah, usually Cooper’s always there.

Sevan Matossian (16:28):

Coop. Awesome. Did your, uh, did your mom attend the games this year?

Danielle Brandon (16:33):

No, she didn’t this year.

Sevan Matossian (16:34):

Any, any family?

Danielle Brandon (16:36):

Uh, no. Mm-hmm.

Sevan Matossian (16:37):

<affirmative>. So it’s the team is you Cooper do Dom and Torres. Yep. Um, do, do you see yourself staying? Did you like the move, do you think outside of the fact of whatever the p outside of like who underdogs and Koler is and outside, outside of Bruton Torres are, are you invigorated by the move? Just something new?

Danielle Brandon (16:59):

Yeah. I love Florida. I love my house and I love Naples, which like, I feel like Vegas it was, it was like just a, I knew it was a business move. I didn’t ever love Vegas. Truly. It was just something that I had to do. It was somewhere that I needed to be for that time.

Sevan Matossian (17:21):

How far are you from the beach?

Danielle Brandon (17:24):

Um, I think if I go five, 10 minutes,

Sevan Matossian (17:28):

Uh, Do you have a beach that’s like your beach? Like, hey, that’s the beach I go to. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>?

Danielle Brandon (17:32):

I did, Yeah. Hurricane, I fucked it up,

Sevan Matossian (17:35):

But, Oh no shit.

Danielle Brandon (17:37):

Oh yeah.

Sevan Matossian (17:38):

Tell, tell me about the hurricane.

Danielle Brandon (17:40):

Oh my

Sevan Matossian (17:40):

God. Where were you?

Danielle Brandon (17:42):

We were at the Power Monkey camp.

Sevan Matossian (17:43):

Which is,

Danielle Brandon (17:45):

Which was in somewhere in, uh, Tennessee.

Sevan Matossian (17:49):

Okay. Was it at Mayhem?

Danielle Brandon (17:51):

No, but it’s, it’s right near Cookville. I wanna say it’s like a half hour or hour from Cookville in Gainesville or something. Like

Sevan Matossian (17:58):

Do you know JR?

Danielle Brandon (17:59):

Yeah. Do you guys, where

Sevan Matossian (18:01):

Is it? Some someone will say in the comments

Danielle Brandon (18:03):

Crossville it’s like, it’s like weirdly

Sevan Matossian (18:06):

It’s a villa, it’s a Gainesville, a Cookville <laugh>,

Danielle Brandon (18:09):

Something like

Sevan Matossian (18:10):

That. Crossville, Where is it? No, it’s CrossFit Danielle

Danielle Brandon (18:13):

Girl Fit.

Sevan Matossian (18:15):


Danielle Brandon (18:15):

Um, yeah, we were at the Power Monkey Camp d Emma Torres and I, and I think Tuesday was when it kind of started and we’re just getting information from D’s wife Karin, who luckily she was staying at my house cuz she was with Cash, my dog. And I think Tuesday she was like, okay. I think I there went over to our friend Pat’s house who has just, um, he has a really nice house. He has like backup generators. Like it’s a house you’d wanna be at for a hurricane. Yeah. Okay. In Crossville,

Mattew Souza (18:51):

Crossville. Wonder why you thought

Sevan Matossian (18:53):

Gotta eat a sock. What?

Danielle Brandon (18:57):

Yeah. Crossville

Sevan Matossian (18:59):

Danielle for the win.

Danielle Brandon (19:01):

So yeah, we were at this camp, Karin we’re getting updates from her. I think she’s texting Torres and d mainly. And I think Wednesday. And this is crazy. I don’t know, uh, where she was staying. It was this house right on the water across the way was where Matt’s house was. Like you could see his condo.

Sevan Matossian (19:23):

Oh, I like this story. Please tell me the hurricane just swept it away and they got to watch it. Absolutely.

Danielle Brandon (19:27):

They literally just insane. Like it was, it was like, I mean that’s like so sad. It’s fucking nuts. Like it was just like a rising and rising and rising.

Sevan Matossian (19:39):

They saw the waterline go up over Matt’s house.

Danielle Brandon (19:42):

They were just like, it’s getting fucked. Yeah. Oh shit. Because where he lived like the water, like they were staying on the water and then like his house and then the beach was like right there. Louder. Milk beach.

Sevan Matossian (19:55):

Hey, what happened to all those amazing homes? Where, where did the hurricane land? Did it land in Naples?

Danielle Brandon (20:01):

I mean it hit Naples but I What’s the

Sevan Matossian (20:04):

Um, what was the name of the hurricane?

Danielle Brandon (20:06):

Hurricane Ian.

Sevan Matossian (20:08):

Ian. Maybe you could look that up. Su where, where it took land. Hey. Um, so what happened to all those fucking gazillion dollar homes that are on the beach?

Danielle Brandon (20:16):

Nuts. Like insane. So a couple weekends ago we went to, I wanna say Sandal Island, I forget or Marco Island, one of those we went to. Um, some of Matt’s friends were basically just going through and helping people clean up their houses because not a ton of people have renter’s insurance because they didn’t think anything like this would ever happen. Um, it’s very sad actually. A lot of, um, older folks, they have these amazing beautiful homes and they’re just destroyed. So we just went through and they’re right by right on the beach. And um, there was this one older man and he was on his honeymoon and came home and, and his house was just a mess.

Sevan Matossian (20:56):

So basically the homes filled with water and then drained like,

Danielle Brandon (21:00):

And sand and their, their shit’s broken. Everything.

Sevan Matossian (21:05):

All your belongings toast. Yep.

Danielle Brandon (21:07):

Cars totaled everywhere. I think everybody in my neighborhood, their car was totaled.

Sevan Matossian (21:13):

Wow. How about your house, where you live? Was your shit fucked up?

Danielle Brandon (21:16):

My car was totaled.

Sevan Matossian (21:18):

Oh my God. Oh damn.

Danielle Brandon (21:20):

Yeah. And my garage flooded like four or five feet, but luck, like my house was built for that. So my whole bottom um, story is garage.

Sevan Matossian (21:31):


Danielle Brandon (21:32):

Which, so your stuck. Which is crazy because like my house and then the house next to me are like built very sturdy and I think this is like a very up and coming area and not many of the homes around me were built for this. So they all got like fucked. Like just today somebody came through and picked up all the stuff because everybody just put all their belongings in front of their house. So like you drive by and people’s couches, I mean everything. And what’s even more nuts is they had to put a curfew because people were coming and looting people’s stuff.

Sevan Matossian (22:08):

Damn Ikea by

Danielle Brandon (22:11):

Ask people coming in the neighborhood all the time, I’m like, you don’t live here.

Sevan Matossian (22:15):

The Ikea by your house is killing it.

Danielle Brandon (22:19):

We don’t have an Ikea but it would be

Sevan Matossian (22:22):

<laugh>. So that’s what it was like. Did you see it like that or by the time you got there? The water had gone.

Danielle Brandon (22:27):

The water had gone by the time we got back. But what’s like crazy is um, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:33):

Holy shit.

Danielle Brandon (22:34):

I think I wonder if that’s sandal island. Cuz I think that’s what got hit. Like the worst.

Sevan Matossian (22:40):

What? Crazy. So I guess I don’t understand a hurricane. It’s just basically so much water and wind. It’s just water’s just, it’s like basically,

Danielle Brandon (22:48):


Sevan Matossian (22:48):

I guess I don’t understand it. It’s

Danielle Brandon (22:50):

Crazy because you’re just like, how, like, you know, I look outside and I’m like, how would water just be four or five feet up? I mean, Karin got to my neighborhood cuz she was trying to check on my house. She walked through like waist deep water in my neighborhood to try to check on it.

Sevan Matossian (23:08):


Danielle Brandon (23:08):

Which is nuts because there’s like gators, fish, sharks, <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (23:16):

All the sea life now.

Danielle Brandon (23:17):

Yeah. Just stuck in people’s front yards.

Sevan Matossian (23:21):

Um, Are you playing pickle ball?

Danielle Brandon (23:23):


Sevan Matossian (23:24):

No shit.

Danielle Brandon (23:25):


Sevan Matossian (23:26):

It’s Who are you playing with?

Danielle Brandon (23:28):

Uh, today it was Torres Cro and I and we played singles against each other cuz all the other boys were golfing.

Sevan Matossian (23:34):

Wow. Have you played with

Danielle Brandon (23:35):

Yeah, there’s pros. We, I live like five minutes from a pickleball court and they’re legit pros

Sevan Matossian (23:42):

<laugh>. Um, uh, does, does Emma play pickleball?

Danielle Brandon (23:45):

Um, when we were at Power Monkey, she played one game

Sevan Matossian (23:48):

Against who

Danielle Brandon (23:50):

It was tourism in her versus me and this Italian guy. And we beat them.

Sevan Matossian (23:57):

Of course it’s a water tornado <laugh>. I guess so that’s what it seems like. It’s

Danielle Brandon (24:03):

Not, it’s just like, it’s a, it’s crazy cuz when you just hear about it, but then when it affects like the place where you’re living, it’s wild.

Sevan Matossian (24:13):

Yeah. Um, but you’re staying, you’re happy. Do you own your house? Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (24:19):

Um, no, I rent.

Sevan Matossian (24:20):

Are you thinking about buying a house down there? I

Danielle Brandon (24:22):

Am. I actually, I think I wanna buy this one actually.

Sevan Matossian (24:25):

Oh, because it survived

Danielle Brandon (24:28):

<laugh>. Yeah. And I love it. It’s can’t prove. Yeah. <laugh>. Yeah. That was the test.

Sevan Matossian (24:35):

Um, I heard, uh, someone told me a couple days ago of an athlete, not Tia, uh, who is making a million, who made a million dollars last year across that athlete. Wow. Yeah. Oh, so that is a wow for you. Does that seem But I don’t know if it’s true. Right? It’s hearsay.

Danielle Brandon (24:55):

I mean, Yeah, I mean I could throw a name out there who I would think

Sevan Matossian (25:01):

Who do you think?

Danielle Brandon (25:02):

<laugh>? Is that rude?

Sevan Matossian (25:04):

I don’t know. I’m gonna try not to flinch if it’s the same person. You I that I heard that.

Mattew Souza (25:08):

That’s a compliment. It’s not Right. It’s

Danielle Brandon (25:10):

Brooke Wells or like maybe Navy Cat, but I don’t know cuz she kinda had a weird year.

Sevan Matossian (25:15):

Weird year. You were years

Danielle Brandon (25:18):

<laugh>. Oh shit. I would think,

Sevan Matossian (25:28):

I will tell you this. That was not the name I heard.

Danielle Brandon (25:30):


Sevan Matossian (25:31):

No, but that But isn’t that, that’s fascinating. I I seriously had no idea that any of the athletes were making that much money. Except for maybe, I mean I thought maybe Tia is and I think for sure mad is with this program, I’m sure for sure Riches, but, but I had no idea. Yeah. This person doesn’t have anything. Um, Eagle <laugh>. Yes. I heard her Instagram subscription is bringing in, uh, 800,000 a month. No, no, I just made that.

Danielle Brandon (26:04):

No, no.

Mattew Souza (26:06):

That’s a lot of crumble Cookies.

Sevan Matossian (26:08):

Her only stands. No, no, no. I I heard she has a um, I think Danny has a Andrew. Doesn’t Danny have a, uh,

Mattew Souza (26:17):

It’s a subscription thing on Instagram.

Sevan Matossian (26:19):

Here we go, Patrick. With a little bit of information. Noble contracts are no joke. Yes. That’s, that’s

Danielle Brandon (26:30):

Their shoes are though. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (26:32):

<laugh>. What is the, what is the deal? They must know that by now must be trying to do something about it, right? They must know. I mean, it, it’s, you can’t find, anytime anyone says anything nice about ’em on the internet, you click on their account and it’s like, oh, it’s obviously a fake account. It’s like, you’re like, oh yeah, this fake account. Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (26:52):

Who, who runs the Instagram

Sevan Matossian (26:55):

There? Who Noble’s Instagram? Yeah. Well you

Danielle Brandon (26:57):

On marketing team

Sevan Matossian (26:59):

Probably. I don’t know. Uh, JR did Noble sponsor CrossFit Crash? Is that why you sat back?

JR Howell (27:03):


Sevan Matossian (27:04):

Alright. You train a Nobles jail

Danielle Brandon (27:07):

Much. Not a big

JR Howell (27:08):

Black, Nah. I wear Nikes

Sevan Matossian (27:10):

You wear, right? Same pair that you wore in college?

JR Howell (27:14):

<laugh>? No, I don’t think they make those anymore.

Danielle Brandon (27:17):

What are they?

JR Howell (27:19):

I usually hoop in Horas back in the day. I’m sure you could find some Hira now, but probably Lifestyle. Not like people actually don’t hoop in them anymore. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (27:29):

No one hooped in em probably back then either.

Danielle Brandon (27:32):

<laugh>, he did.

JR Howell (27:33):

You’d be surprised.

Sevan Matossian (27:35):

Uh, Danielle, what do you wear? What shoes do you wear? The rats. Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (27:38):

And Vans.

Sevan Matossian (27:41):

And you’re stoked on em.

Danielle Brandon (27:42):

Oh, I love, I love them.

Sevan Matossian (27:44):

How are they doing? How’s Rad doing?

Danielle Brandon (27:46):

Amazing. Really good. I actually was just in New York two weekends ago with, um, with the Rad Crew and I mean, they’re doing so good.

JR Howell (27:58):

I mean, I went on their website two nights ago to get some shoes from me and my wife just to try ’em out and both of our sizes were sold out in every color.

Sevan Matossian (28:06):


Danielle Brandon (28:06):

It’s nuts. Like they, they just know what they’re doing. And Benji’s just so smart. They’re honestly legends and they’re all from the uk so they’re on another level of really cool people. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (28:22):

And they got you.

Danielle Brandon (28:25):

Yeah. Which, which it makes me sick to think if I didn’t choose them, like if I didn’t sign with them.

Sevan Matossian (28:35):

Like maybe if you would’ve gone somewhere with more money instead of Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (28:39):

Which like, cause I had people offer more money and Wow. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (28:45):

I would guess. Hey, I know probably don’t wanna float your own boat, but what, what is your team? Does your team tell you like, holy fuck Danielle, you’re the ultimate needle mover,

Danielle Brandon (28:57):

<laugh>? Um, I think it’s more of like a collective thing. Like it’s a group effort.

Sevan Matossian (29:06):


Danielle Brandon (29:07):


Sevan Matossian (29:08):

Who else does Rat sponsor? I’ll, I’ll be, we’ll be the judge of that.

Danielle Brandon (29:13):

Like me and the Rad Group and Cooper, you know, like it’s a, we all do it together, which is really cool.

Sevan Matossian (29:21):

Um, what? Seriously?

Danielle Brandon (29:22):

I’m just the one with the platform.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

Say that again.

Danielle Brandon (29:25):

I’m just the one with the platform.

Sevan Matossian (29:26):

Right, Right. Well, a I I, I think people, people like you and then I think people trust you because they’re, you got the kind of, No, not kind of, you have the no bullshit, you know, thing. Rolling.

Danielle Brandon (29:41):

Yeah. I like to think out. I was thinking about this today actually. I was, I, I think, um, one of, uh, the qualities that I really like about myself is I think when people are around me, they truly feel like they can be themselves. And I, I really like that. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (29:56):

You set people free.

Danielle Brandon (29:57):

Yeah. I want people to feel like they can be themselves.

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