Sevan Matossian (00:00):
Ah. Link is above. Bam. We’re live again. Ah, here we go. Where? I don’t see it. No shit. You don’t see it here. Copy paste now. Okay, welcome back. Holy cow. That was quick. That was, wow. Look at this. It says there’s 10 people watching, but there’s 10 people in the chat. How can that be? What has happened to this show? Kenneth? What’s up? Why am I still awake? I don’t know. Hope you don’t have work tomorrow. I’ll tell you what, because you want to know about the power rankings. You have issues. You have problems. Wow. Brian, you get a haircut.
Brian Friend (01:01):
Brian Friend (01:02):
In Chicago. Scott Polinsky gave me a haircut.
Sevan Matossian (01:05):
Hey, don’t take this wrong. I like your hats, but you look great without a hat. You look absolutely marvelous.
Brian Friend (01:14):
Sevan Matossian (01:18):
Where are you? You’re in a hotel room. It’s 5:44 AM and you are in France?
Brian Friend (01:25):
Sevan Matossian (01:26):
So two of the three. I was correct. Two of
Brian Friend (01:30):
Sevan Matossian (01:33):
And what are you doing in Madrid?
Brian Friend (01:37):
Madrid Championship starts tomorrow.
Sevan Matossian (01:40):
Oh, that’s crazy. And tell me about this event. This is one of the big daddies, right?
Brian Friend (01:47):
I would say so. I think it checks that box on two fronts. It does have elite divisions that have games caliber athletes and some games athletes from this past year in the field, but it’s also one of the biggest community events in the world in terms of total volume of participation
Sevan Matossian (02:06):
In Europe. Is this the biggest event in Europe, even bigger than the semi-finals, the regionals? Is this just sheer number of participants, fans, et cetera?
Brian Friend (02:20):
Yeah, in terms of volume, yes. I mean, in Europe there are competitions that are definitely the biggest ones in each country. So that one that I did in Finland a few weeks ago, the last time we spoke, that’s the big one for them there. Now in France, the French throw on is the big one, and even for their community divisions, but this one, those competitions will have less participants overall than this will have.
Sevan Matossian (02:48):
I’m going to see, tell me some big names that are here.
Brian Friend (02:53):
Sure. Most of these are announced on their Instagram. They put a post up a few weeks ago. Yesterday I was checking in with the guys here to get an updated list to see if there had been any athletes who have registered since then or withdrawn. Fva is the biggest name that has signed up for this. That was not on that legend. Probably the front runner for the women.
Sevan Matossian (03:24):
And really quick before you go on, how do we know Karen Freo games athlete,
Brian Friend (03:30):
Multiple times games athlete this year. She also won the French Throwdown on, I was meaning to check this actually. I think she was either maybe the fourth highest finishing European woman at the games, and I think this was her best ever. Yeah, she was. Oh, fifth. She was one spot behind Annie. She finished 14th at the games this year. Okay. But I think she might have, I was trying to remember this also. I think she has one other games appearance that’s close to that, but it might’ve been in the online year.
Sevan Matossian (04:02):
Brian Friend (04:02):
14th in 2020? Yeah, yeah. Yeah. 14th and 20. 20 and 14th this year. But this year obviously is much more impressive
Sevan Matossian (04:09):
And as individual elite women.
Brian Friend (04:12):
Sevan Matossian (04:14):
And where does she compare, let’s say, to an Emma Tal?
Brian Friend (04:17):
Well, this year she finished a couple spots behind Emma, but this is the first time that Emma all has beaten her at the games. And Karen been a little bit more consistent than her in terms of qualifying year after year. So I would say their resumes are very much on par with each other. Emma has the better finish, but she has less appearances and Karen’s beaten her more often than Emma has beaten Karen.
Sevan Matossian (04:44):
Alrighty. Wow. Is Noah Olsson there?
Brian Friend (04:48):
No, Olson’s here with Chandler Smith, Sydney and Lana Richter from Oslo Navy Blue. So they’s a, they’re called Los Ninos. They’re probably the favorites to win the team division. I was looking through some of the other teams on the roster that could potentially challenge them.
Sevan Matossian (05:08):
Why does someone, this is off subject, but why does someone like Noah go to Europe and do this competition outside of the fact is he’s a professional athlete. He wants to CrossFit, he wants to show the world what he’s made of. He wants to show what he can do. He’s in shape, but why here and why is a team is this to prepare for going teams next year at the games? Is this to fulfill sponsor obligations? That is a huge name to leave the comfort of Florida, one of the best places on planet Earth.
Brian Friend (05:38):
Absolutely. And obviously Chandler, it’s even a longer trip for him. He’s coming off of his best performance, his best season as a CrossFit athlete, second place at Rogue Top 10 at the games, and he lives in San Diego, so it’s even a further trip to get over here. His wife came with him, Jesse, and she’s not on their team, but she’s actually filling in on a different team. I’m not sure all the answers to those questions, but I think there’s 20,000 Euro first place prize money for the team, so that’s not terrible,
Sevan Matossian (06:08):
I think. No, that’s great. Actually.
Brian Friend (06:11):
Yeah, I think then they are the favorites to win that. So it probably covers the cost of the trip or close or maybe a little bit of money in their pocket. They probably do have help from sponsors, but I also think that it’s fun to be able to do this sport in different parts of the world. You remember that Noah traveled to the Middle East to do that team of three, or was it three or four male competition last year, kind of in the middle of the CrossFit game season? So I think he’s taking some opportunities similarly to, we saw Brent Falkowski go to outfit last fall and dominate the competition there, but just to have the chance to compete in Egypt in a unique place to be able to do this while you still can. Noah still seems young when you hang out with him, but he’s 10 years deep in the sport, and obviously to maintain the level of fitness that’s required, that takes a toll on the body. So he may be thinking, take opportunities like this while I have him.
Sevan Matossian (07:08):
What was the team prize money for the CrossFit games?
Brian Friend (07:15):
I’m not super well versed in that. Maybe it’s at least a hundred thousand dollars, I
Sevan Matossian (07:20):
Think. No shit. Are you serious?
Brian Friend (07:24):
I think so.
Sevan Matossian (07:25):
Oh wow. CrossFit Games, team Comp prize. Wow. Second place, the fifth place teams at the games will receive 5,000 each. More than less. 75. Oh, 75,000. Wow. I had no idea it was that much.
Brian Friend (07:44):
Sevan Matossian (07:45):
Wow. Oh, well the Team Champion once again, we’ll earn 100,000. No shit. Sorry, I’m wrong.
Brian Friend (07:51):
Oh, I was right.
Sevan Matossian (07:52):
Okay. Yeah, you were right. Wow. I had no idea. Seriously, the reason why I ask is I thought it would be less than 20,000. I had no idea that that was, I still thought that that was just a Podunk affiliate comp.
Brian Friend (08:09):
I No, no. I mean, I think the games team and the title sponsors or whoever’s involved in creating the prize are doing a pretty good job with what they have and where the sport’s at right now to make at least the top prizes in those divisions. Pretty
Sevan Matossian (08:28):
Good. Okay, so Karen Reva is the big name, an individual team, obviously Cindy Mic and Chandler and Noah. What about on the Boy side, on the individual Elite men?
Brian Friend (08:44):
I’m not going to let you get away without mentioning Lana Richter on team,
Sevan Matossian (08:47):
Please. Oslo. Oslo. Thank you. Sorry. You’re right. Thank you.
Brian Friend (08:51):
So she’s definitely the most accomplished team athlete of the four of them and three consecutive years making the podium at the CrossFit game. So it’s very impressive and I don’t want to leave her out before we go to the men. The interesting thing is Karen’s the only female in the field, I believe, who was at the games this year, at least as an individual. But the other three women that are four women who have maybe looking at a chance to win here, actually, excuse me, Victoria Campos is in this field and she competed at the games also
Sevan Matossian (09:24):
Mahe side note,
Brian Friend (09:26):
I’m very curious to see how she does here because if I’m not mistaken, and I don’t spend a lot of time looking at this stuff, but someone told me that she’s 13th on the worldwide rankings, so she should be winning this competition easily, right?
Sevan Matossian (09:42):
The worldwide rankings are the CrossFit rankings.
Brian Friend (09:46):
Sevan Matossian (09:47):
We should just call it that. Can we call it that for, can you help me out with that? Cross the CrossFit ranking? The CrossFit L l C rankings. And basically what you’re saying is those rankings needed basically a different name. They’re not really a rankings of who’s the best. There are rankings. They offer a function.
Brian Friend (10:08):
They offer a function within a formula that we know to be flawed,
Sevan Matossian (10:12):
But it’s not who’s the best, it’s not a ranking for who’s the best.
Brian Friend (10:17):
Well, here’s the thing. Okay. CrossFit needs to, in my opinion, publicly communicate what their intent is. Not just with the CrossFit games, but also with the worldwide rankings. It probably does rank the number one fittest person based on a two year picture of competition. And after that, I don’t know, the CrossFit games have always claimed to find the fittest person on earth, and after that, I don’t know. That has been their claim. So within that context, maybe, but it doesn’t take into account a lot of things that a different system potentially could. I haven’t put out the rankings for 2024 yet because I’m learning a lot on this trip, so I want to do it after this trip.
Sevan Matossian (11:05):
Another side note, does Adler Madera competed in the West, right?
Brian Friend (11:12):
Sevan Matossian (11:13):
He was first and Adler competed in the East, right?
Brian Friend (11:16):
He was first
Sevan Matossian (11:18):
Will Adler’s win in the East. It’ll bring that additional 10,000 points to the worldwide ranking.
Brian Friend (11:28):
4,000. Oh, 10,000 from the games. 4,000 from semi.
Sevan Matossian (11:32):
Okay. And so is that enough to get the east an additional person? Do we know yet? That’s kind of a rhetorical question. I don’t expect you to have the answer for that, but that is the implication. There could be some significant movement there by significant one would be significant if it added one right
Brian Friend (11:52):
In that. Yeah, adding just one is quite difficult to do. I think that there’s going to be an overhaul of the system and the distribution method, at least based on what Eubanks has said in the past. He hasn’t spoken publicly in a while already.
Sevan Matossian (12:04):
Already. We just started that one.
Brian Friend (12:09):
Well, he has said that there’s room for improvement and refinement. We know that that’s true. And so I mean, if you know that there’s room to improve and there are methods that have been put out there and people who have expressed interest in contributing to that, why wouldn’t you try to make it better?
Sevan Matossian (12:26):
Okay. Okay. I’m with you. Okay, so make it better. Maybe not, maybe not an overhaul, but some improvements.
Brian Friend (12:34):
Sevan Matossian (12:35):
Okay. Fair enough.
Brian Friend (12:37):
Better work. Better
Sevan Matossian (12:38):
Work. I thought you were going to be so proud of me, and then you had to point out Lena Richter and deservedly so I thought you were going to be like, good job seven. I thought you were smiling. You were like, good job. You’re doing good here. Can we move to the gentleman? Who are the guys?
Brian Friend (12:53):
The guys is probably the more fascinating one. It’s very difficult to pick a favorite. I would say Koski Lazar, ju, Travis Mayer Ulex are probably the top four guys, but there are some others, Yorgos vis Adrian Veer Luka that will be looking to make a statement maybe. I mean, Travis Mayer obviously also, but he didn’t miss the games for lack of trying this year. He just wasn’t, he needed to take some time to get healthy. I think Travis will be eager to show that I can still compete with some of the top 10 guys in the world, which Lazar and Fiona both were this year. But those other guys that didn’t make it out of Europe I think will and generally do better in these style of competitions. I think we’ll have something to say as well. And if you remember from last year, Ola Kai took second in this event. He’s not competing as an individual this year, but it’s certainly possible for someone who hasn’t had the tremendous success at the CrossFit games to do well in a competition like this.
Sevan Matossian (13:55):
Why are there so many big name men there? This is huge. Janowski, Lazar ish, Travis Moon, Weiler Luca. This is kind of crazy. This as good as a semi-final?
Brian Friend (14:09):
No, not anymore.
Sevan Matossian (14:12):
Brian Friend (14:13):
No, not with the way that it was developed this year. I think maybe last year, the previous year it could have been as good as one of the two European semi-finals. But
Sevan Matossian (14:23):
You don’t think these are big names. These are all games athletes. I mean, I’m not even throw it.
Brian Friend (14:28):
They are they. Right. But this year, because of the way that it was designed, you had 15 games athletes in the field at the European Championships or European. So this is probably, I would say half of that. But the prize money for winning is six times as much as the semi-final.
Sevan Matossian (14:47):
Oh, what is the prize money here for individual
Brian Friend (14:50):
30? For first, 15,000 for second, 6,000 for third, which is still more than the European semi-final winner earned.
Sevan Matossian (14:57):
Wow, okay. Okay. Alright. Yeah, I like these names. That’s going to be tough to pick for sure. Oldest Travis and Lazar and Janowski are going to be wanting to win this for a variety of reasons and it is going to be interesting. Is Travis Mayer completely healthy?
Brian Friend (15:19):
I think so. I talked to him at the CrossFit games. It was nice to talk to him. It was interesting to get his perspective. Jacqueline Dahlstrom is here also. She’ll definitely be a challenger to Karen Frey. But both Jacqueline and Travis, our athletes that I saw in Madison and spoke to them and they said it was difficult to be there without being competing. And they were obviously wanting to be out there, but they also said it was motivating. And Travis in particular said, I’m not done yet and I got some stuff left prove and I’m going to be on trying to compete this off season, so you’ll see me out there. Sure enough, here he is.
Sevan Matossian (15:53):
How does Jacqueline Dahlstrom look? Does she look amazing?
Brian Friend (15:57):
Haven’t seen her yet, but yeah, I mean I think she’s still in very top form. Annika Greer is here. Annika Greer has been like, she was so close to making it this year to the games. I don’t think she was impressed with herself or thinks maybe she could have done better at Rogue last year. So I think again, she’s got a lot that she’ll want to prove. I think she’s going to come in top form as well, so I don’t think it’s going to be a runaway for Karen Fre. I do think she’s the favorite, but these games caliber athletes that didn’t make the games this year. Terry Hagada being another one, Elena Carala from Spain, I think all of them are going to come in off of probably a pretty good training session this summer. Knowing this is one of the biggest prize versus available in terms of the top prize or second place prize. I mean, Karen Fra ever won the French Throwdown in June and winning that was less money than it’s for taking second place here. So there’s a lot of money on the line. It’s a big earning opportunity and a big chance for some of these, especially European athletes who didn’t make the games like Yogo vis. He didn’t make it this year after making it the last two years. You probably want to send a message too.
Sevan Matossian (17:04):
Brian Friend (17:05):
Former French throw down winner.
Sevan Matossian (17:07):
Fva did June, then the games and now this.
Brian Friend (17:11):
Sevan Matossian (17:12):
It’s going hard, right?
Brian Friend (17:15):
Sevan Matossian (17:17):
Damn. Do you have a pick out of these boys as a winner?
Brian Friend (17:24):
The workouts are all announced already except for one the final. And I think that it’s going to make for quite a compelling competition. I was actually looking at them, I can’t remember if I was doing it with Tyler or John or Jr, but I was having a conversation with one of ’em over the last couple of weeks after they were announced. Obviously obviously Tyler Watkins is pumping up Travis Mayer to We’ll see if it’s an appropriate level or not. I think it’s probably not for what he’s saying, but it’s great anyway. And these workouts look really good for Travis. But at the same time, like Yona and Lazar were training together yesterday. I was actually invited to go train with them. I just wasn’t up for it after the overnight flight. And Lazar told me he’s like, Yona is the king of Europe right now, and Lazar, he will definitely want to take Yona in this one. So I think it’s going to be a good battle. I actually, I might put out some picks today, now that I’ve seen the updated roster I’m obviously working with to update the stats based on the roster changes as well. So I have some work to do, but I might put out some picks. It’ll be one of those three guys,
Sevan Matossian (18:35):
Meaning Lazar, Travis or Janowski.
Brian Friend (18:39):
Yeah, I think that they’re the cut above. Not to say that the other guys aren’t good, but those are the three I would expect. And Travis Mayer was here last year. He had kind of a slow start to the competition and in that the first event last year was a run that was advertised as a certain distance and I think it was a little less than that. Can you believe that would ever happen?
Sevan Matossian (19:01):
Say that again. Say that again? That what would ever happen?
Brian Friend (19:05):
That a competition would advertise a run of a certain distance and it
Sevan Matossian (19:08):
Would be the actual
Brian Friend (19:08):
Sevan Matossian (19:09):
I’m starting to think that the run was actually five K
Brian Friend (19:15):
And everyone’s watches were wrong.
Sevan Matossian (19:17):
Yes, yes, yes.
Brian Friend (19:20):
I mean, I don’t know, but this is the interesting thing about that. I have two thoughts about this. One of ’em is pertaining specifically to the CrossFit games five K this year. If you’ve studied the history of the CrossFit games and by study the history of CrossFit games, the best, the easiest way to do that is just to go listen to Bill and Chase as they’ve evaluated the programming year after year over the last couple of years, they say in almost every single episode, the distances listed at the CrossFit games are not accurate. They’re not necessarily exactly a two mile run, exactly a 500 meter ocean swim. There’s a little bit of degree of variability to those distances, but it doesn’t matter. All of the athletes are doing the same distance, so you have to get to the finish line first, and that’s how you get the most points, which is true, but the athletes are getting quite smart.
The coaches and the training methodologies are getting quite advanced and they’ll take into consideration what is the actual distance. And I might run a 2.7 mile run different than I’d run a 3.2 mile run and I might be looking at my watch and looking at my heart rate and having a specific intent based on the listed distance. And we don’t have a chance to run the course force first to know for sure, and it’s not on track, so we don’t definitely know that the distance or the lapse or remaining or whatever, obviously. So there’s some element of strategy in there. The other thing that I didn’t love about it is that they were promoting the global five K this year, and so they were encouraging everyone to go on the app and log their five K time. And so you would hope that especially everyone that maybe was doing at their onsite would’ve an accurate distance to run.
When you listen to Dave talk about it and he says, dude, we wield it four different times with over different days, different people, different wheels, all this other stuff, what more do you want us to do? You can’t really argue with him on that either. And if the watches are reading something different than the wheel, I really like the fact that he’s calibrating one of those things and going to test it in a different environment. He’s curious. He wants to know. He wants to get it right too. Dave, he’s a very exact person, so he’s not happy about that.
Sevan Matossian (21:24):
He probably hates this. He hates this. Yeah, he’s not happy about it.
Brian Friend (21:30):
No, but he also is like, but I was there, I told the guys, measure it again, make sure it’s right. And so after the fact to then have many athletes show the data, the screenshots of their watches, that shows, by the way, not exactly the same distance every time. Each one of those things is a little bit different as well. Anyway, last year at Madrid, the reason why I brought it up is because there was a run, there was a listed distance that the athletes afterwards said might not have been that exact distance. And the times that they came back and were really tight, there was 80 something men in the elite individual division last year here, and I think 40 of ’em were within 20 seconds or something. And Travis was a little bit jet lagged or didn’t warm up well or didn’t kick at the right time, and he lost 10 spots by three seconds and it basically cost him a chance to win the competition. So I think he’ll have something to prove at this competition in particular as well. And with the fact that the events, it’s a cool competition in this regard. I don’t think every competition could always get away with this, but it’s four days of competition for the elites, and they never take the floor more than twice in a day. So you should be getting a great opportunity to recover, rest, recharge, and have really high level output and intensity from all of the elite athletes in all of the events. I think that’s to Travis’s advantage.
Sevan Matossian (22:52):
How many events? Brian?
Brian Friend (22:55):
Seven scored events over four days. So it’s like a 2 1 2 format in terms of scored events for the elites.
Sevan Matossian (23:01):
I’d also like to point out that other weird things can happen on the run too, that what we saw happen in Dubai that one year is that the course wasn’t marked in a way that the athletes could follow. And I think it was the women that cut the course in half because someone made a left hand turn and everyone followed her, right?
Brian Friend (23:19):
Yeah. On the ski hill in the mall. Yes.
Sevan Matossian (23:22):
Yeah, that was incredible. Hey, wasn’t Roman at that event?
Brian Friend (23:29):
Sevan Matossian (23:30):
Know if, and I think we saw Roman compete. I think we saw Roman compete against Ricky and Roman was supposed to win that event. It was the skier and the run, and Ricky actually beat him, right? Came down the hill significantly ahead of Roman.
Brian Friend (23:46):
Remember that? Ricky crushed everyone. It was 2021, Roman was there. He ended up winning the competition, but Ricky won that event, the top five that year. Roman Lazar, Ricky, Jeff Adler, and Willie George.
Sevan Matossian (24:01):
Wow. Wow. What happened to Willie George’s year? He didn’t make it to the games. Was he on team?
Brian Friend (24:05):
He didn’t make it to the games. Okay.
Sevan Matossian (24:09):
How did you pull that up so fast? Do you travel with an extra monitor?
Brian Friend (24:12):
No, I’m just using two windows right now.
Sevan Matossian (24:16):
Oh, that’s impressive. Okay, good event. Do the individuals start tomorrow or the team start tomorrow or both? Tomorrow’s Wednesday. I think it’s, it’s Wednesday
Brian Friend (24:29):
Sevan Matossian (24:30):
Brian Friend (24:32):
So when I say tomorrow, I mean here local time, but you’ll be sleeping I think when the competition starts.
Sevan Matossian (24:40):
Do you know where the pun competition showing? I just saw this. This is fucking impressive. It might not be impressive to you because you’re not familiar with this network because I don’t know if you’re a fight fan, but this is saying it’s playing on D Zone and for us fight fans. Yeah, this is huge. All of us have subscriptions that’s like shitloads of good fights. I mean, Canelo fights there. These are massive fights they put on. It’s interesting that they got on D Zone. Did you know that? Are you familiar with that network?
Brian Friend (25:12):
Patrick educated me about it on a Be Friendly show that we did a couple days ago, and the Spanish broadcast will be on that channel. The English one will be through YouTube.
Sevan Matossian (25:23):
Yeah. That’s crazy. Congratulations. That’s cool. And you’re doing the commentary
Brian Friend (25:31):
For the English? Yes. Not for the Spanish.
Sevan Matossian (25:33):
Okay. And who are you doing it with?
Brian Friend (25:37):
Greg lto, who? I’m not sure if you’ll know who he is or not.
Sevan Matossian (25:41):
Okay. So I just want to review where you’ve been. So you did Finland and then you did the Teen Pit, and now you’re doing Madrid
Brian Friend (25:56):
Skipped Iron Games.
Sevan Matossian (25:58):
Oh, and the Iron Games. Shit, I knew it and I was going to throw a joke in there that I forgot to mention Lena Richter. And of course I forgot the Iron Games. Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy.
Brian Friend (26:09):
So this’ll be the fourth consecutive week doing the commentary for across the competition in three different countries.
Sevan Matossian (26:18):
Are you just going from location to location or did you go back home and refuel?
Brian Friend (26:25):
I had one night where I was in Charlotte for 11 hours
And then I was basically, I come back from Finland, went to sleep, woke up and went to Utah. I went to Chicago to visit some friends and family there because I was going to borrow a car in Chicago, drive to Michigan, take the car back, and then fly out of O’Hare to Madrid. So that just kind of made sense as a nice logistically, and obviously to see some friends and family that I left a couple months ago when I moved. So that was a little bit of a recharge, but still kind of a life on the road, not sleeping in your own bed, not doing laundry, recycling the same clothes, having to re-up on some necessities like toothpaste and emergency and stuff like that.
Sevan Matossian (27:19):
So you’ve been on the road and now going back to where they’re broadcasting. I don’t see the show scheduled. Maybe I’m on the wrong YouTube station.
Brian Friend (27:36):
I’ll learn more about this today. We’re having a meeting about this today, this afternoon with Hannu, my friend from Finland who brought me there for the Finland competition. He’s working as a production manager for the broadcast for this competition. Actually, the organizer of this competition, Alfonso tomorrow, invited us both to be part of it in Berlin at the semi-final last
Sevan Matossian (28:01):
In June. Shit,
Brian Friend (28:03):
That’s cool. We’ll be down here today, meetings this afternoon about that. So have more information at that point.
Sevan Matossian (28:08):
Okay. So for you today, Wednesday, it’s 6:00 AM 6:10 AM your Madrid, and there’s nothing for you today. Today you’re just getting your bearings straight, trying to get over your jet lag and get prepped for tomorrow, Thursday, and that’s when you’ll actually start the broadcast?
Brian Friend (28:27):
Sevan Matossian (28:28):
Okay. Shifting gears here. We had Romanoff on today. Did you see the post Roman made today regarding his feelings? I think that’s almost a quote from him, his feelings regarding what happened between him and Adler.
Brian Friend (28:51):
I did see the post. I did not see the show that you did with him. I was sleeping.
Sevan Matossian (28:56):
So in a nutshell, he basically said that he made this post because it’s been brought to his attention that Adler’s been speaking about it on podcasts and that he’s not upset with Adler and Adler’s his friend, and he sees him as his competitor. And it’s not like him and Madera have never said a word but him to each other. But him and Adler have talked and everything’s cool. They talked prior to the games, not since the games. And he’s been staying low for the last two months or however long it’s been since the game, spending time with his family and licking his wounds and that basically it’s been brought to his attention that Adler’s been talking and he just wanted to express his opinion. No hard feelings, but that he doesn’t think that this is a sportsmanlike conduct. But he’s not mad. He’s just saying, if Adler’s going to talk about it, then I’ll talk about it too. And it’s not his opinion that this shouldn’t be sports night contact. And then he also alluded to the fact that, hey, I couldn’t fucking throat punch the guy because I’m fucking visiting from a foreign country and I got to watch my Ps and Qs with a little hyperbole. But that’s basically what he said.
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