#717 – BREAKING NEWS: Another executive out at CrossFit

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Bam. We’re live. Uh, Caleb, uh, I think we’re going to need, um, that, I don’t think I sent you a link to it, but that CrossFit games equipment listing, um, post we’ll probably need on this show. And I think I have some revised notes. I sent you the notes to this. Okay. Uh, I wanna show you this. Sorry, Caleb, I didn’t send you this link. So I’m, I’m just gonna pull up myself. Um, co couple things. The California hormones, uh, as I finished the last show, I just told you this, California hormones, use the code seon go there@cahormones.com. Sign up between now California hormones. Use the code. Seon go. You like

Brian Friend (00:44):


Sevan Matossian (00:44):

No, I didn’t like that too much.

Brian Friend (00:46):

Oh, sorry.

Sevan Matossian (00:48):

<laugh>. And, uh, from there, um, you’ll be entered into a contest to win a free level one, if you live in the Los Angeles area or in California, you can get your blood work done for free in the doctor’s consultation for free. If you live outside of California, you have to figure out a way to get your own blood work. I did change my shirt,

Brian Friend (01:07):

Shirt. Am I wearing? I don’t even know.

Sevan Matossian (01:10):

Dear. It’s my dear Bill and Katie shirt. Dear Bill and Katie, um, and this is the inaugural, uh, this is the inaugural show of this shirt. Uh, Brian, what are your thoughts about this?

Brian Friend (01:27):

About that?

Sevan Matossian (01:28):


Brian Friend (01:30):

What do you mean?

Sevan Matossian (01:31):

The rogue alpacas lead? Were you the one who told me that this was available?

Brian Friend (01:37):

No, but I’m, I’m not surprised. I mean, they had it at the games this past summer.

Sevan Matossian (01:42):

You like it, right?

Brian Friend (01:44):

Looks, I mean, I’m, I’m sure it’s very well made. I don’t know. I mean, there’s some things I really like about it. I, you know, I’m a big fan of, uh, I’m drawing a blank on the name right now, but the sleds that have a high handles on one end and a low on the other end.

Sevan Matossian (02:00):

And, and that’s what this is, right?

Brian Friend (02:03):

A prowler sled is what it’s called. Um, yeah. Well this, you can use it like a prowler sled. They’re, you know, because you could push it down one way and instead of turning it around, you could just go to the other side and then do the low push. And the low push is very different, I think more difficult. Um, obviously this is also nice because there’s some versatility in terms of how and what you can load into it. So there’s probably a little bit more variety of the, you know, like they did in that workout. You could put some stuff in it, take it somewhere, drop some stuff off, et cetera.

Sevan Matossian (02:36):

I don’t understand this. I don’t understand. I, I want one of these so fucking bad dear. That’s why I put on my dear Bill and Katie shirt. Hey, um,

Brian Friend (02:42):

I’m gonna put on my dear Bill sharp shirt, cuz he’s got the best comment of the day so

Sevan Matossian (02:46):

Far. What, what is it? Uh, bill, uh, when’s the Brian Friend Disco podcast soon? Well, you know, all kidding aside, um, we had a long, we’ve had a long discussion about it less than 48 hours ago. It’s, uh, it needs to be done. It needs to be done.

Brian Friend (03:04):

I wanna do it. There’s 16 pro tour stops in the season and four majors. I think we could cover it.

Sevan Matossian (03:10):

I wanna tell you how the conversation, Brian’s not being completely transparent. It started with excited, you know, the conversation just cuz he liked Disc golfed. Then he, then somewhere in the middle of the conversation, he realized how much work it would add to his plate and then by the, and and it looked like it was gonna just crash and burn. And then by the end he was like, yeah, okay. So it’s

Brian Friend (03:31):

Not, not that much work. I mean, I watch all the stuff anyway. I, I know a lot of the athletes. Uh, so it’s just the time that we would actually spend to do the show.

Sevan Matossian (03:39):

Yeah, it’s definitely, uh, it didn’t get taken off the menu. I thought for a second it was, I, I got to watch him explore it in his head in real time and I thought for a second it was gonna burn, but it was really just like a stunt plane that swos low to the ground and then it went straight back up. Uh, this sled, Brian, how is it that, um, this is the all things CrossFit show. Anything you wanna know about CrossFit, you can ask Brian. Um, uh, but also, um, you can even ask him about equipment. And that’s what I’m doing here today with the alpacas lead. Now look, look what it says here. First of all, do I want plastic skis? If I buy one of these, if I’m gonna be doing pushing it on the street in front of my house on asphalt, do I want plastic ski skis? Uh, yes or no?

Brian Friend (04:24):

No. There are other things you can put on it, but I would assume that this is made st or durably enough to handle that.

Sevan Matossian (04:31):

What’s plastic for? If like, you have turf in your, if you have turf in your gym,

Brian Friend (04:35):

I’m not an expert in that. Remember? I think, I think JR was asking me one day at my gym to take a picture of the bottom of the sled cuz he wanted to know what was on it. Yeah. And he knew what it was, but I wasn’t even sure. But he said, ah, yeah, that makes

Sevan Matossian (04:47):

Sense. Caleb, make a note. Invite Jr. On next, uh, all things CrossFit show. Uh, and, and take ding Brian, one point for not having the answer. Um, what about this? Who is buying that sled? Not practical for most garage. Jim goes, why not? What? I just, I would just leave that out outside the garage and then push it in the street. Right?

Brian Friend (05:04):

I mean this, if you’re buying a sled for your home gym, yeah, you probably wanna buy one sled. You don’t wanna have to buy another sled two years from now and another sled two years from now. Yeah. This from what of all the sleds that I’ve seen, my guess is this is the most versatile and durable sled that there is. Have you already have one? It works fine. There’s no need to buy a new one probably. But if you’re looking for a new one or never had one, it might be worth it to get a really good one. Uh, this is probably a really good one because of the things I, we already talked about. You can load a variety of different things on it. There’s a high and a low sled to push from. Obviously you can tie a rope to it. Um, so you probably do just about anything you want to do with a sled. With this

Sevan Matossian (05:41):

Sled. Where do you tie a rope to it?

Brian Friend (05:43):

Uh, there are different ways to do it. I wonder if there’s a place to attach a carabineer at all. Um, usually there is.

Sevan Matossian (05:50):

I’ll pack a tie

Brian Friend (05:51):

It and put some plates on

Sevan Matossian (05:52):

Top. Yeah, there’s a sled handle kit, but why do I don’t understand this? Uh, pan kit. Every picture has the pan in it. You have to have the pan right.

Brian Friend (06:03):


Sevan Matossian (06:05):

I know you don’t work for Rogue and I know it just got put on their website, but from you looking at these, doesn’t it look like every,

Brian Friend (06:13):

I mean, that looks like you can take it off.

Sevan Matossian (06:16):

Wh what, where would you put the weights then? It would just have the, the like

Brian Friend (06:20):

The pole would possibly without, I’m not sure. Yeah, I wanna, I’d like to see the base of the sled without that on it.

Sevan Matossian (06:26):


Brian Friend (06:28):


Sevan Matossian (06:30):

Extra 16 foot strap. All right, I’m gonna start. Uh oh, wow. Yeah, I want that. I’ve never owned a sled.

Brian Friend (06:44):


Sevan Matossian (06:45):

No, I rarely push the sled at HQ either. That shit’s hard.

Brian Friend (06:51):

I used to do a lot of sled training with the high school football players that had co collegiate potential as little extra practice for them when I used to coach high school football in Texas.

Sevan Matossian (07:02):

You co I thought you coached, coached soccer. You did football too.

Brian Friend (07:06):

I was a varsity soccer coach. I coached the kickers on the football team. The whole, the 99% of the student body at that school was black or Hispanic. And the football team was, there was two kickers. They, they’re both Hispanic, one Hispanic offensive line. And all the rest were black kids and they weren’t, you

Sevan Matossian (07:22):

Know, and a white coach.

Brian Friend (07:24):

There was a, we had 18 coaches on the staff. Uhhuh, I think probably six of ’em were white, 12 black, or maybe 10 and two Hispanic. But, uh, I didn’t know much about football in general, but I did know about kicking a football and those, all the kickers were basically the forwards from the soccer team. And they were actually really good. And I learned a lot about football and had a, I was actually really, I think it actually was valuable for me, for me, even the coaching that I do now, that was a really valuable experience.

Sevan Matossian (07:52):

Hey, did you enjoy that? Going from like, soccer’s got so many pieces and then all of a sudden you’re the head varsity coach from there. And then now all of a sudden for a football, you’re just responsible as like, Hey boys, you gotta kick this ball through this, these posts. That must have been kind of nice.

Brian Friend (08:06):

I think we were the most well prepared kicking team <laugh> in the, in the state. I mean the, the head coach of my team actually played for the Patriots. I think he was on their Super Bowl team in 2008. Wow.


And I had a very hard work ethic himself. Um, and he told me when he, when he hired me, he’s like, kicking is a, is one third of the game in my, in my opinion, the kicking game. Kickoffs, punts, field goals matter. I don’t wanna worry about it. And I don’t want you to worry about anything else as long as I don’t have to worry about the kickers. You don’t have to worry about anything. All the other assistant coaches have laundry duty and all this other stuff. Just take care of the kicking game and we won’t have any problems. And I took that pretty

Sevan Matossian (08:45):

Seriously. Did did you go to all the games?

Brian Friend (08:47):


Sevan Matossian (08:48):

Of course. And, and, um, did, did anything, did your kickers do well?

Brian Friend (08:52):

Yeah. Very

Sevan Matossian (08:52):

Well. You, you were proud of them. Yeah. Longest field goal in the game.

Brian Friend (08:57):

I had two guys that both hit like 42 yarders in games.

Sevan Matossian (09:01):

Wow, cool.

Brian Friend (09:02):

Two different years. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:04):

Uh, did nail biters, like, you’re like, oh shit. Like when they go up there, would you get stressed out if fist clenched? Like they’re like

Brian Friend (09:10):

You. No, I mean, even the best in the world will miss a kick every once in a while. What I wanted to be sure of was, um, you know, cause he would ask me, you know, coach, friend, can we make this kick? And I wanted to be sure that it, that it, if I told him that, that I felt like he could make it at least eight outta 10 times. And if I didn’t think he could, then I wouldn’t send him up. And he was okay with that too.

Sevan Matossian (09:31):


Brian Friend (09:32):

So when it got close, he’d put, he’d say friend

Sevan Matossian (09:35):

Over here,

Brian Friend (09:36):

And then as he needed me, he let me know. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:40):

In those 42 yarders, you were confident.

Brian Friend (09:44):

Yeah. Sometimes it just depends on conditions, you know, a windy cold or not. And critically important that I found out was, you know, you can have the best kicker in the world, but if the snapper and the holder aren’t good, it doesn’t matter.

Sevan Matossian (09:58):


Brian Friend (09:59):

Oh, I’ve demanded that we had at least a specific amount of time every week to practice with the entire kicking team. The snapper and the holder that is. And then of course we do some stuff with the whole team, you know, and walkthroughs, whatever towards the end of the weeks.

Sevan Matossian (10:12):

Uh, get the ball down in time. Have the threads pointed in the right direction and the angle of the ball proper.

Brian Friend (10:18):

Yeah, I mean it’s gotta travel from the center to the holder and then be in the right spot at the time that the kick kickers approaching. And I mean, like, we played a lot, we played some good schools. We went all the way to state semis, uh, one year. And, and we, uh, and every school in Texas has a handful of guys that are just incredibly fast, quick. I mean, it was dangerous. Like kickoffs were no joke. You couldn’t just kick it to some guy back there. He might run it back. So you had to have a pooch kick that was good. You or a guy that could kick it out of the end zone.

Sevan Matossian (10:50):

What’s a hooch kick?

Brian Friend (10:51):

Pooch kick. It’s like kick it basically to the 30 yard line really high. So they have to faire catch it and you’re just conceding the ball on the 30 instead of the, you know, risking them running it back further.

Sevan Matossian (11:01):

Shit. Caleb, did you know that? That’s called a hooch kick? Pooch pooch. Pooch

Caleb Beaver (11:05):

Kick. I used to be a kicker in high school

Sevan Matossian (11:07):

Too. No shit. What’s the longest field goal you ever kicked?

Caleb Beaver (11:14):

I think one time I hit a 50.

Sevan Matossian (11:16):

In a game. In a game?

Caleb Beaver (11:17):

No, no, no, no, no. Like just for funsies.

Sevan Matossian (11:20):

What’s the longest you ever kicked in a game?

Caleb Beaver (11:22):

Oh, in the game. I think it was about a 40.

Sevan Matossian (11:24):

Wow. That’s fucking awesome.

Brian Friend (11:27):

I had, I actually lost a bet to one of the kickers one year. He said, coach, I think I can hit a 60 yarder today. I said, okay, a hundred burpees. He goes, no way. I said, I’ll do a hundred if you make it, you do 50 if you don’t. And he made it. And there’s a video on, on YouTube of me doing those a hundred burpees for time. They were supposed to be counting. I think I only did 97 or 98 cuz I miscounted. But I did it in under five minutes. I was pretty happy.

Sevan Matossian (11:51):

Holy shit. With the whole team watching.

Brian Friend (11:54):

Uh, most of ’em lost interest after 20 minutes or 20 reps or so. But the, uh, kicker steak,

Sevan Matossian (12:00):

Um, I was a snapper. Something I did not uncover in the podcast I did with, uh, Mr. Schweitzer. Um, uh, I was a snapper. Much harder than you think.

Brian Friend (12:10):

Yeah. We lost, uh, the last year that I coached there. We lost our sl snapper to injury for like, uh, the middle portion of the season. And it, it, we basically didn’t kick very many field goals during that time.

Sevan Matossian (12:21):

How, what was the injury?

Brian Friend (12:23):

He, his leg rolled up on?

Sevan Matossian (12:25):

Oh shit. Uh, I bet Brian was a great coach. I bet so. Too stoic as a motherfucker. Right? And then it’s stoic coaches get a lot outta kids. Oh, Corey kicked a 42 yarder. Holy shit. In a game. Wow. Wow. Uh, you, you last question about, uh, field, uh, kicking, uh, field goals. What, what, um, is, is the ball have to be straight up and down? Or is there a benefit of kind of like putting it at an angle? Um, for the kicker,

Brian Friend (12:54):

Caleb, you gotta find that YouTube video. People don’t believe me. It’s not my YouTube station, but it’s,

Sevan Matossian (13:00):

I haven’t Thank you, Alan. Thank you. Someone had to say it. Someone, I know you guys think I’m brave and shit, but that’s what I was thinking and I kept it to myself too. It’s

Brian Friend (13:09):

True. But I also weighed only like 150 pounds at the time.

Caleb Beaver (13:12):

You look like a string

Brian Friend (13:13):

Beam. And I could run like a five 10 mile.

Sevan Matossian (13:16):

Wow. Oh shit. You didn’t weigh one 50 then you’re 1 37

Caleb Beaver (13:21):


Sevan Matossian (13:23):

Wow. Here we go.

Brian Friend (13:29):

This is Tyler, Texas.

Sevan Matossian (13:31):

Yeah. Go to the, go to like the four 40 mark. Let’s see. Uh,

Brian Friend (13:36):

Nothing changes. I think it stays about the same.

Sevan Matossian (13:39):

God, you, you’re goofy, but you do goofy burpees too. Look, do you still do ’em like that?

Brian Friend (13:44):

I I try to have a little more core integrity. Now

Sevan Matossian (13:48):

You don’t touch, I just, I do this. I touch my hands like this. What, what, what, what Tyler? What? What? Look how close his feet are at the top. God, you were a goofball. You’re such a soccer player.

Brian Friend (14:06):

<laugh> speeding up at the end.

Sevan Matossian (14:09):

If you’d have told me that guy was gonna be snatching 180 5 a few years later at a laughed at you.

Caleb Beaver (14:14):

Seven years later,

Sevan Matossian (14:17):

No rep. Look at this shit. You assholes. Those are all good reps. My God. Come on man. Come on man. Oh please, David. Those were good reps. We can, I’ll make fun of ’em.

Brian Friend (14:27):

Nano fours. I think

Sevan Matossian (14:29):

Those were good. Full

Brian Friend (14:30):

Range of those are nano fours. Seva.

Sevan Matossian (14:33):

I don’t know if they are. I prove the four was good. The the four was weird because it had the same shape as the two, but it was like a hard plastic. That was a good shoe. You know, they actually, they actually had a serious concerns that the nano was so well built that they weren’t getting enough sales from it. That was actually a discussion. I have nano oh two s from fucking, I don’t know, 10 years ago that are still been washed three times and still. Awesome. It’s crazy. What a great shoe that is. I know. It’s, it’s like, there’s no question. Yeah, fours were insane too. Those were cool. Squat thrusts. Uh, at least

Brian Friend (15:08):

Pull up Lee PO’s comment.

Sevan Matossian (15:12):

Uh, Mr. Lee Por uh, Brian friend. Have you heard about the trans dis golfer? Who’s beating the pants off the ladies? Wait a second. So you’re saying there’s a dude

Brian Friend (15:24):

We talked who’s

Sevan Matossian (15:25):

Playing the night in the girls’ competition? I don’t, I’m pretending like we didn’t don’t ruin my my bit. You’re telling me that there’s a dude playing in the, um, girls competition.

Brian Friend (15:34):

There was this past season, but now they’ve made a ruling that that won’t be allowed next year.

Sevan Matossian (15:40):

Is he? Is he upset?

Brian Friend (15:42):

Have not checked in. Wow. As you know, we have a hard time getting in touch with the disc golfers.

Sevan Matossian (15:48):

What? Yeah. Why would it matter? Why, why would a dude be better at disc golf? Cut. Yeah,

Brian Friend (15:55):


Sevan Matossian (15:56):

Throw it farther.

Brian Friend (15:57):

I thought that, I thought that it would be primarily because they could throw it further, but from watching as much disc golf as I have, and I’m sorry to say this ladies, but while they can also not throw it as far, they’re not as good at putting either, and I can’t think of any genetic excuse for that.

Sevan Matossian (16:14):

Um, uh, is is it, is it, is it kind of like CrossFit just for a while they were a little far back in the evolution of the game?

Brian Friend (16:20):

Possibly. But like putting is put, you know, it’s like playing a corn hole or bags. Like, it shouldn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman or a right-handed left-hand or taller or short. Like that’s just a hand-eye coordination thing. But I would say in my experience of playing bags, more often than not, the really, really, really good players are men. And so that’s what I found when it comes to putting with disc golf too. Ah, yes. Boobs.

Sevan Matossian (16:42):

So so you think, oh, you, you think that like, that they throw it and then like their boobs, the momentum of their boobs comes like this and makes, takes off their accuracy is that, and and girls boobs are always changing size like minute to minute fact.

Brian Friend (16:58):

Yeah. But for putting, it shouldn’t matter. You don’t put across your body, you put

Sevan Matossian (17:01):

Forward. I know, but I’m just thinking of the momentum. You’re like this and the boobs are over here and then you throw it and then the boobs move over here and it kind of like,

Brian Friend (17:08):

Yeah, it’s like doing a, it’s like doing a push press with the earthquake bar. Like you have to like wait for it a

Sevan Matossian (17:13):

Second. Yeah. And, and, and it’s never the same cuz the boobs are always changing size. You heard that here first. I’ve never heard that actually said, but you should know that’s true. The boobs are always changing size

Brian Friend (17:23):


Sevan Matossian (17:24):

That is a scientific fact. Wait till you wait. Till you wait till you guys get a woman pregnant and she has a baby. And you see the difference in the size of the boobs between when they go to bed and when they wake up. It is nuts. It is nuts. Whoa, someone’s at Brian’s house. Someone’s at your house. You don’t allow people at your house during the show.

Brian Friend (17:44):

My brother’s here. You wanna say hi?

Sevan Matossian (17:45):

You’re slipping. Yeah. Tell ’em I said

Brian Friend (17:48):

Hi. [inaudible]. Does

Sevan Matossian (17:50):

He look like you? Can we see him real quick?

Brian Friend (17:53):

Kev, come over here.

Sevan Matossian (17:56):

Is he older or younger or will we know? Since

Brian Friend (17:57):

He’s going on the live YouTube? He wants to know if you look like me.

Brian Friend (18:01):

No, just better looking.

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

Oh yeah. Oh my God. I don’t why you look like a little Chris Wideman, the UFC fighter. Yeah,

Brian Friend (18:09):

He does. That’s good. Wow. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (18:11):

Was he a wrestler? Was he a wrestler?

Brian Friend (18:13):


Brian Friend (18:14):

No, a tennis player. He’s still a tennis player. He actually, his his men’s state, uh, state league team took second and nationals this year to Texas.

Brian Friend (18:22):


Sevan Matossian (18:23):

Shit. He’s a coach.

Brian Friend (18:25):

He was playing on that team. But he coaches a college in, in Madison or? Yeah, in Madison. Yeah. Not, not Madison, but a D three school.

Sevan Matossian (18:32):

Ask your brother this. Once, once you’re at the highest level of tennis, what’s the most amount of time you can take off before your skills start eroding? Does it happen within a week?

Brian Friend (18:44):

Uh, we actually, I actually had this, a similar conversation, uh, about this recently with him and another friend of ours who’s a tennis, also a tennis pro. No, not, not quite that fast, but I mean, if you’re trying to be like ultra competitive at the top couple months and you’ll, you’ll have to take some time to pick it back up the game Speed is kind of what I understand

Brian Friend (19:03):


Sevan Matossian (19:04):

My, the, my kids coach recently said we, when we were gone, we were gone for two weeks and he said, you know, at this level it’s okay, but as you get to the higher levels, two weeks there’s way too much to take off.

Brian Friend (19:13):

He just wants all your money.

Sevan Matossian (19:15):


Brian Friend (19:16):

One sec. Okay. I don’t need any

Brian Friend (19:19):

Of these. Okay. You can

Brian Friend (19:20):

Leave it.

Sevan Matossian (19:20):

Brian. Off Brian’s brother on. Sorry. Brian.

Brian Friend (19:24):


Sevan Matossian (19:26):

Hand him the headset. Is he CrossFit?

Brian Friend (19:28):

He’s leaving? No, uh, he does, he works out with me sometimes. He’s going to Florida to visit my dad for Christmas.

Sevan Matossian (19:35):

Did he? Oh, so you have the same dad?

Brian Friend (19:37):

Yeah. And mom,

Sevan Matossian (19:39):

Um, does he’s

Brian Friend (19:40):

He’s not

Sevan Matossian (19:40):

There. Did he sleep at your house?

Brian Friend (19:41):


Sevan Matossian (19:42):

Where’d he sleep?

Brian Friend (19:44):

The guest bedroom.

Sevan Matossian (19:45):

You have a guest bedroom at your house?

Brian Friend (19:48):


Sevan Matossian (19:49):

You have a two bedroom place?

Brian Friend (19:51):

Yeah. <laugh>. Wow. I think you, is that that uncommon?

Sevan Matossian (19:54):

I just think you’re way too frugal for that kind of shit. I just think of you just being really tight with your money and you would’ve got a one bedroom place to save money.

Brian Friend (20:02):

Or a You go

Sevan Matossian (20:03):

Ahead put, go ahead and put the whole show on hold to talk to your brother. Go ahead. Stupid. It’s your show. That’s why it’s called Cro Everything. CrossFit with Brian Friend.

Brian Friend (20:10):

Okay. Brian. Friend’s brother. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (20:15):

Um, I don’t think this shirt is for sale, by the way. The Dear Bill and Katie shirt. Maybe it is. I don’t know if it is. It’s over at, uh, vindicate. Um, you should definitely go over there and get your c e o shirt and your Miami shirts. We’re not allowed to call them Waap Alza shirt, so I won’t,

Brian Friend (20:30):

I think there’s a beef friendly Miami shirt coming out.

Brian Friend (20:34):

Wow, you guys.

Brian Friend (20:37):

I didn’t know anything about it. And then, uh, sheer Works sent me a little graphic the other day.

Sevan Matossian (20:41):

Sheer Works is copying my guy

Brian Friend (20:44):


Sevan Matossian (20:48):

The black shirts. Oh, I I got that one. I finally got a camo shirt. By the way. That shirt’s a really nice cool shirt. That one right there should be $30. Raise the price on that please. That shirt will not be $27 for very much longer after I called Travis after the show. $27.

Brian Friend (21:04):

Huh? My brother’s gone. Now we can get back to business.

Sevan Matossian (21:06):

There should be a beaver shirt. That’s a great

Brian Friend (21:09):

Idea. There definitely should be a beaver

Sevan Matossian (21:11):

<laugh>. That is a great idea.

Brian Friend (21:14):

A beaver tail shirt,

Sevan Matossian (21:15):

Sea beaver. Wow.

Brian Friend (21:18):

With a beaver tail on the back. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (21:20):


Brian Friend (21:21):

Blow down.

Brian Friend (21:22):

Yeah. Just below the hip. Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (21:25):

Caleb. Caleb says like, like three things per show and right after we got off the last show, he goes, okay, I’m never saying that again. He asked the guest about the viscosity of her husband’s load. Jesus Rh.

Brian Friend (21:38):

Oh, how embarrassing. What a dickhead.

Sevan Matossian (21:40):

It was just weird

Brian Friend (21:41):

Was the answer.

Sevan Matossian (21:42):

No, no, no. She didn’t answer. It was we, everyone knew it was inappropriate. It was like someone dropping like their drink in a, in a, in a movie theater. She’s

Brian Friend (21:50):

Very nice too, Caleb. How dare you? I

Brian Friend (21:52):

Know. I just, it’s wrong with you Just came outta me. I couldn’t help it. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (21:57):

Uh, boobs get crazy with pregnancy and so sad after.

Brian Friend (22:01):


Sevan Matossian (22:02):

I don’t know. They’re always good. They’re so fun. God, they’re so fun. Uh, C Beaver, be friendly.

Brian Friend (22:12):

<laugh> <laugh>. We could do a collab.

Sevan Matossian (22:18):

Uh, Alan Kester Baum. Great question, beaver. Yeah, it was, it was, it was a great question. It was just, um, there the art of timing or something, or something was off lacking. Beavers been around sev on too long. That’s it. That’s funny. That’s exactly what I thought. Oh, all boobs matter. That’s a great shirt too. All boobs matter. Another, um, yeah, you’re 27. You don’t know. You don’t know. Hang in there.


Okay. Um, 50 years. I, okay, so I, we, we talked about the sled. I want, I wanted to make sure I talked about that. Um, oh, okay. What, uh, I wanna talk, I wanna tell you about what Dave’s doing, um, and get your opinion on that. Uh, and then I wanna go to this morning Chalk article. There’s a morning chalk article that I didn’t put a link to Caleb that I want to ask after I tell this story about Dave. I think you do have the links to the Dave pictures. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> and the Morning Chup article is the 2022 Mute most viewed stories that they had on the morning Chalkup. So I just wanted ask Brian about that. But I wanna tell you something about that DA that happened with CrossFitting. Cause I think it’s really important and I think it fits in the show. All things CrossFit. Hold on. Basically, it looks like Dave went over to the East Coast over to Fort Bragg. Is that where that is Caleb

Brian Friend (23:36):

And he met, met Fort

Sevan Matossian (23:37):

Bragg and he met, I I think we also, by the way, have one on the West coast. We also have a Fort Bragg, which is kind of weird.

Brian Friend (23:43):

FY I just texted you guys something.

Sevan Matossian (23:46):

Okay. And the, and the, um, oh man,


We deeply value where this came. This came to the affiliates. Oh, we deeply, oh, this is interesting. I’m gonna read this to you and then I’m gonna get back to the Dave story and then I’m gonna come back to this story and then I’m gonna go to the morning track up story. And then we are gonna get to the equipment list. We deeply value our, this is a letter that just went out this morning, I think to CrossFit affiliates. It says We deeply value our affiliates trust in CrossFit and are committed to keeping you informed about changes here at hq. In the spirit of timely transparency, I wanted to let you know that as of this past Wednesday, Gary Gaines is no longer with CrossFit. Holy shit.


I’ve been tracking this story for three days. Um, and, um, I I, I did not want to share it with you this story because I didn’t want to, um, there’s a couple reasons why I didn’t share it. Um, uh, uh, effective immediately, Austin Mallilo will be serving as interim GM of the affiliates. So, so, so Austin Mallilo is the new Gary Gaines. Temporarily, it sounds like at least this trans transition will ensure that you remain e uh, equipped with the tools and support you need to continue United Uniting and growing the CrossFit community. I hope you’re able to have an enjoyable holiday and take time to be with your friends and family and community. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Best Don Fall.

Brian Friend (25:33):

How are you gonna reach out?

Sevan Matossian (25:34):

And Don fall is the c e o of CrossFit. I’m very saddened by this. Um, I really liked, uh, I I do, I do believe that CrossFit has some massive, massive, I I know they do more than I can than I ever share with you guys some mass, and I apologize for that. It’s just, I just can’t. Um, b based on, um, who, who my friends are and who I take direction from, and I was v I was very close. Uh, this story was unfolding over the last three days and I was told to, um, by someone, one of my mentors, my only mentor, I think my closest mentor to keep my mouth shut. And so I will do that, uh, because, um, this person has always steered me straight. Um, and I’m very sad also to see, even though I think the affiliate department has some enormous fucking issues, the marketing department is in complete fucking disarray.


Um, we just, I, I bite my nails every day. I, um, wondering what they’re gonna do to fuck the affiliates by, by posting something stupid. And I also think that, um, the games teams has some very similar problems because they have so much inner conflict. Cuz the, because all in all, I don’t think that those teams are working in, in conjunction with each other. I actually think it’s worse than that. I think they’re fighting with each other and there’s some massive egos there. And I think it, from what I’m hearing, things are only getting worse, spiraling outta control. That being said, the training, the pro program that falls under Nicole Carroll is stronger than ever I do. Um, and, and in a very, in very impressive group of people that I highly respect. I do have some concerns that Gary Gaines is leaving because I think he was a CrossFitter through and through.


I think he was, uh, uh, beyond charming and, um, and, and eminently, uh, um, capable of the tasks that were ahead of him. I just think he needed more time. And it, it is a, that I think that is a huge loss to the affiliate community. Um, massive loss actually. Like, like really, really fucking too bad. Uh, he, he had crazy life experience and he had fully dranken the Kool-Aid. And that’s what we need people over there. We need people who are fucking CrossFit fanatics. So that sucks. Have you heard anything else about that, uh, besides that Mr. Friend?

Brian Friend (27:58):

No, I think, no. And I I echo your sentiments.

Sevan Matossian (28:02):

Yeah. You, you like him too.

Brian Friend (28:05):

Didn’t get to spend a ton of time with him. I got to meet him on a couple occasions and he was always very nice. And from the people I know who did work with him, he seemed to be a good leader and hard worker, which I think are both very important things.

Sevan Matossian (28:20):

And, and he came in at a tough time. I re I remember our first, uh, this was fucking ridiculous, but I remember the first time that I was introduced to him, it was in a call with like 200. I was on a Zoom call with like probably 200, 300 CrossFit employees at the time. And it was him and Eric Rosa sitting in an office together and we’re all watching them talk. And Eric Rose goes, this is Gary Gaines. Um, he’s head of the affiliate department now. He’s a Black American. I was just like, what the, it was so fucking weird. I’d never heard anyone introduced like that in my 50 fitty fitty years being, um,

Brian Friend (28:55):

How’s the temperature where you are? Seva?

Sevan Matossian (28:57):

I’m going to beach today. Going to the beach today.

Brian Friend (29:01):

You see, that feels like,

Sevan Matossian (29:03):

Oh my goodness. Oh my good. Negative 27 in, in Chicago. Hey, the good news is crime will be down. <laugh> crime will be down. That’s

Brian Friend (29:16):

Good. Someone told me there’s a, there’s a, uh, bears game here tomorrow and it’s gonna be still this cold. And someone told me that they weren’t allowing any fires or like, uh, portable heaters in the tailgate.

Sevan Matossian (29:28):


Brian Friend (29:29):

And I’m like, what? There’s like no rules in Chicago right now, but you can’t like, make a fire and cook some food in the tailgate. They said it’s too windy,

Sevan Matossian (29:39):

But you can bring your gun. Uh, Sean m can we get, uh, go over Gary’s resume? Uh, I, um, very, uh, uh, I, I don’t remember specifically, but a crazy resume. I think he comes from somewhere. I think he does come from Elon’s lineage. I think he worked directly and maybe even reported directly to Elon Musk at a previ in a, a previous.

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