Review of The Dave Castro Week in Review – October 30, 2023

@coffeepodsnwods (00:00):


Sevan Matossian (00:04):

Did it say? Oh. Oh shit. That’s weird. Bam. We’re live. It did show Spanish subtitles. Yeah. Why is that? Oh, fuck it. Let’s do

@coffeepodsnwods (00:12):

It. Let’s roll. That’s no bueno.

Sevan Matossian (00:17):

He is a part of the indigenous people here who were colonized by the Europeans and unfortunately have had to take the name Mexican as their new colonized name and they’ve owned it. It’s kind of weird, but that’s what happens when you get colonized.

@coffeepodsnwods (00:35):

Oh shit. It’s like with fucking dogs. It’s just something you just own. You just do.

Sevan Matossian (00:39):

Yeah. Yeah. The AKC, I don’t know if the AKC is American Kennel Club accepted Pit Bull as a purebred. I don’t think it has.

@coffeepodsnwods (00:46):

No, I don’t think so either.

Sevan Matossian (00:47):

Yeah. Isn’t that fascinating? It’s fascinating,

@coffeepodsnwods (00:51):

But a Border Collie is, even though they’re two different breeds mixed together as well. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (00:57):

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, hold on one second. Hey, I’m doing a podcast. Can I call you back? Yeah. Just a quick one.

@coffeepodsnwods (01:06):

That’s what she said.

Sevan Matossian (01:09):

Booya Kasha, welcome to what has become one of the most famous, interesting, exciting, infamous, notorious stops on the internet. The review of the Dave Castro week in review with the regular call WWIR, Mr Spin from the barbell spin, the place where you go to get your fastest and most reliable news about CrossFit on the internet. He is in the blue and it says Brian Spin for those of you who are literate, then down below is Pedro

@coffeepodsnwods (01:45):


Sevan Matossian (01:46):

We renamed him. Can you imagine? You give friends and they rename you fucking weird.

@coffeepodsnwods (01:54):

The weirdest thing now is when someone says my actual name, I almost don’t respond to it.

Sevan Matossian (01:57):

Yeah. Mr. White, like the guy who is now running for office as CNN says, like the guy who’s running for office against Joe Biden, Brandon Phillips, just another entitled white man. But you should go easy on Irish people. They’re

@coffeepodsnwods (02:19):

We’ve had it rough.

Sevan Matossian (02:20):

They’ve had it rough. Yeah. They have different breeding habits than the rest of us. And then also Caleb and he is actually in Ireland. He’s over there. He’s holding down the fort till the Israelis come and kick him out of his country. And then Caleb Beaver live from the chatan. Indeed. Not to be confused with the Vatican, which is now the official Mexicans are now the official poster children for colonized people full circle. What we’re going to do today is we’re going to watch the Dave Castro weekend review and we’re going to give you the deepest insights from anywhere in the community regarding this fine piece of work. Oh, what I am going to do, someone said it didn’t work last week. I don’t believe them. What we’re going to do is we’re going to edit all of our mics down so that you can turn your mics louder. Can you guys edit your, or? Oh, I’m going to lower Pedros to 30. I’m going to lower Pedros to 30. And you want to try lowering Mr. Spins and yours to 32? Yep. And if you guys have issues with of volumes, just let us know in the comments, but we’re lowering our mics so that you can turn your TV louder to hear Dave, because we can’t raise Dave’s mic. You get it? You get how that works.

@coffeepodsnwods (03:43):

So do we have to shout then when we’re talking?

Sevan Matossian (03:46):

No, no. They just have to turn their TV louder. Okay. Ready? Oh, and we’re going to watch this at 1.25 times. I’m altering his voice. Okay. Action.

Speaker 3 (03:57):

Monday, October 30th, 2023. Let’s dive into comments at w Thibo. Dave, can you explain how CrossFit hiring Jada Koons is consistent with the affiliate culture? He’s a man who called CrossFit affiliates unsafe places on industry panels. This feels like a betrayal. I’m going to talk about J first.

Sevan Matossian (04:15):

For those of you who don’t know, Jay Koon is the new affiliate director. Originally, I think it was, I think the original affiliate director was maybe Greg and Lauren, and then it was Dave and Nicole, and then it was Lisa Lugo, and then it was Kathy Glassman, and then it was, there’s been like fucking four or five, I think that’s the history of it since 2000. For those who dunno,

Speaker 3 (04:39):

My experience with him. So I met Jay several months ago when we were doing the interview process to hire someone for this role.

Sevan Matossian (04:45):

Oh, then it was Gary Gaines also. Sorry, after Kathy Glassman. It was Gary Gaines and then I want to say maybe it was Austin, maybe there was a guy even before Gary Gaines. Anyway, it’s a tough position for those of you who don’t know. One of the things about CrossFit is that it is also a small business miracle. It’s the fastest growing brick and mortar, for lack of a better word, chain in the history of the planet. It grew from 300 to 15,000 small mom and pop gyms with a 4 billion, 5 billion, 8 billion ecosystem around the world, and fuck dude, less than 10 years. And so the position of being at the affiliate director is probably arguably the most important position you could have in the fucking company. People really, really are relying on you.

Speaker 3 (05:38):

He came across as a really genuine and great guy and I was really impressed with his perspective and with his experience at that time with CrossFit. I had not seen this video, but he was someone who really had been involved with CrossFit at this point and had done it on an affiliate and how transformative it can be in his own life, but more importantly in other people’s lives too. Fast forward a few months later, he ended up accepting the job. I met him at the all hands.

Sevan Matossian (06:04):

Okay, so what Dave is saying is that either I didn’t catch the beginning either he met him in the interview process or he was introduced to the executive team. He really liked them, but he still hadn’t seen the video. So what Dave is saying is he actually has seen the video. For those of you who haven’t seen the video, it’s on the internet. He was on a, Koon was on a panel at South by Southwest in 2018 where he said some things that you would not want the affiliate director to say if you were one of these gym owners is basically saying CrossFit isn’t safe. Any comments so far you guys? So Dave, actually, it sounds like Dave was part of the interview process.

Brian Spin (06:41):


Speaker 3 (06:41):

That we had here. That’s what it sounds

Brian Spin (06:43):


Sevan Matossian (06:47):

Okay. And then now Dave’s going to go on to say that he met him now in a Romas. Remember they had an all hands meeting a couple of weeks ago and he’s going to talk about meeting him in aromas there

Speaker 3 (06:57):

In Santa Cruz about a month ago and spent some time with him there, had really good interaction with him and since then have been on a number of calls with him, had one-on-ones with him, spent a lot of time with him and genuinely impressed with and enjoy having him on the team as a contributor and as someone who’s leading the affiliate team.

Sevan Matossian (07:17):

I liked what I knew about him before he was hired and now I’ve worked with him and I like him. Is that what you guys are hearing? Yeah,

Brian Spin (07:28):

It basically has not changed. He’s just

Sevan Matossian (07:31):

Things that

Brian Spin (07:33):

Now he works.

Sevan Matossian (07:34):

Yeah. Spin. Is that what you’ve heard so far? Yeah,

Brian Spin (07:41):

No, I mean he liked what he heard in the interview and all the times he’s talked to him since. It seems like he meshes well with them. On what conversations? I don’t know what they, I’m sure it’s talking about how they want approach him taking over, but sounds like he likes him.

Sevan Matossian (08:05):

Yeah, before and after. Okay. Spin. I don’t know if you smoked some fentanyl before the show, but let’s try to make this faster than the dual,

Brian Spin (08:13):


Sevan Matossian (08:13):

Rogue Dual, please. Thank you. Thank you. Did I get a laugh at him? I can’t even tell

Brian Spin (08:20):

Hair to giggle.

Sevan Matossian (08:21):

Okay, good. Alright.

Speaker 3 (08:22):

He has a wide variety of experience, life experiences,

Brian Spin (08:25):

Experiences. My internet is slow I think.

Sevan Matossian (08:28):

Ah, yes. Okay, good.

Brian Spin (08:29):


Sevan Matossian (08:30):

Yes. Well, rogue, rogue, what was your excuse for the dual? No, sorry, Katie. Sorry, sorry. Okay, so he just said something. How do I go back five seconds,

Brian Spin (08:38):

Arrow keys left and right.

Sevan Matossian (08:43):

I’m only going back seconds at a time. Okay. I think he just said he has a lot of life experiences. That’s interesting

Speaker 3 (08:48):

Experiences outside of CrossFit in the business world and in the fitness world away from this ecosystem and now

Sevan Matossian (08:57):

So he’s saying he has a lot of life experiences. I am just going to call bullshit on that in this ecosystem. Out of this ecosystem. I don’t think he has, but maybe he has. I just don’t think he has. I’m not buying it.

Brian Spin (09:09):

Maybe he just interviewed really well. Well he did grow

Speaker 3 (09:15):


Brian Spin (09:16):

Bar method.

Sevan Matossian (09:23):

Okay. Did Ben say one sentence? He said he did grow the bar method.

Brian Spin (09:28):

Yeah, that’s bankrupt now, isn’t it?

Sevan Matossian (09:30):

I grew probably

Brian Spin (09:30):


Sevan Matossian (09:31):

Four or $500,000 in wheat one year. Yeah,

Brian Spin (09:34):

I didn’t see. No, I mean I think he grew, which it is bar, so he was able to do that successfully. He should be able to.

Sevan Matossian (09:46):

Another year I grew probably $80,000 worth the weed and I didn’t even sell it. I just bagged it up and just like I didn’t even sell it. I don’t even smoke it. I don’t know if spin can contribute to this show. He looks the most mature out of all of us, but spin, we can’t hear you and you’re moving funny. Can you do something about your internet? You, how come it never does that on your show? Are you trying to sabotage my show?

Brian Spin (10:14):

I’m trying. I love how he said, I’m trying. When you said are you trying to stop?

Sevan Matossian (10:22):

Oh, that’s funny. The one thing he did here. We heard that part, right? Spin. Okay, here we go. Let’s keep going.

Speaker 3 (10:29):

Now in the past few years he has a lot of experiences within CrossFit, specifically his own journey in doing it. I think

Sevan Matossian (10:37):

His okay. I don’t think Dave said anything in the last 20 seconds. He has a lot of life experiences and he is got a CrossFit journey experience. Okay. Alright, so

Speaker 3 (10:51):

Jay is the right guy for this job and the right guy for this role. I’m really excited about working with him and I believe he can do a tremendous amount to drive us forward and to help the affiliate community thrive and the global community of CrossFit thrive in that regards too. What he said, so

Sevan Matossian (11:10):

He said he’s the right guy for the job that can help the affiliate community thrive. Dave is vouching for him.

Brian Spin (11:17):

Listen, I always said he was a great guy. This

Sevan Matossian (11:22):

Pedro loves him. You did? Wow. Okay, so Dave’s vouching for him. Thoughts, Mr. Spin, why is Dave using? I think Dave has a lot of integrity. I mean with me, he has integrity, trust, honesty. I always fucking got Dave’s back even when he’s fucking ran me over with the bulldozer. I fucking respect the dude to fucking the end of the world and now Dave’s spending some of his reputational equity to get this guy saying he’s got this guy’s back. This guy’s the right guy for the job. Thoughts on that? Mr. Spin? You want to go first and see if you can even talk if the internet gods will let you?

Brian Spin (12:07):

I feel like he has to say this. You can’t come out and say that he doesn’t think he’s the right person for the job. I think we talked about it or you may mentioned it.

Sevan Matossian (12:19):

We can review. He could say nothing, no whole

Brian Spin (12:22):

Lot of things that Yeah, but he does a good job of answering most of the questions on here. He doesn’t filter ’em and take the easy questions and so he’s taken this question, he’s answering it in a way that is politically correct and that he’s not going to knock the guy publicly and we’ll see if he’s right or not. Unfortunately, CrossFit’s been wrong in a lot of the hires they’ve had recently.

Sevan Matossian (12:55):

Pedro, what do you think about Dave spending some of his, would you agree? I characterize Dave, right? He has a lot of equity with the CrossFit audience. Whether you like him or not, people trust him and he’s spending some of that here.

@coffeepodsnwods (13:07):

He’s spending a lot of it because he’s saying he was on the interview panel, he’s saying he liked him during the interview. He’s saying he liked him afterwards. He’s saying he’s the right guy for the job. He’s saying, I vouch for him. I give him a chance. You guys should give him a chance. All that kind of stuff. And it’s like Dave has a lot of respect and he holds a lot of weight and a lot of kudos with a lot of different people, like basically everybody. So it’s like it’s damaging for him if this goes badly because he’s so firmly stood behind it. Obviously if he’s going to talk about it, like spin saying, he can’t come out and say, yeah, I mean I guess we’ll see what happens. I dunno, maybe we fucked up, maybe we did the right thing. Who knows if he’s going to talk about it, he has to to talk about it like this or he just

Brian Spin (13:51):

Four years ago.

@coffeepodsnwods (13:53):

I dunno. It’d be very questionable if he didn’t back it up.

Sevan Matossian (13:56):

Caleb, do you have any thoughts on this? What do you think about him spending his equity? I mean, it’s a bold move. You don’t see, I’m trying to think if I’ve ever seen Dave do this.

@coffeepodsnwods (14:06):

That’s what I was wondering too. Has he ever publicly come out about somebody that they’ve hired and said, Hey, I’m going to vouch for this guy, which also leads me to believe that maybe Dave, he’s investing his own time in developing him maybe because like, Hey, I’m going to vouch for this guy and I’m going to make sure that he’s the right person for the job. I mean, obviously he doesn’t have the CrossFit experience, so maybe Dave’s taking his own time out of his own schedule to give him the tools or give him what he needs to be a successful affiliate director.

Sevan Matossian (14:39):

This is a hot take here and I don’t use that term very often. Heidi Krum, Don Falls, says, Dave, you need to support and help a dude, help a brother out, help a player out. That would be interesting. Go ahead.

@coffeepodsnwods (14:54):

I feel like maybe I’m wrong about your relationship with him, but I feel like if that was the case, he probably would’ve told you to shut up by now. If he was being told, Hey, we all need to cut this out and stamp it out. I feel like he would’ve said, Hey, can you lay off a bit? Maybe I’m wrong, said, if Dave was told implicitly by

Sevan Matossian (15:13):

Oh, that he would’ve said it to me, would you lay it off

@coffeepodsnwods (15:15):

That he would’ve said to you by now? Hey, can you just tone it back a bit?

Sevan Matossian (15:18):

Fair, fair. Yeah. And he might say that to me. Yeah, he has not said that to me for the record, he has not said to me, Hey, don’t ask pound Koon, Martin Graham, TDC. Sadly BSS through this entire explanation, very uncharacteristic of him, but when you got to do it, you got to do it mainly because he’s got his skin in it. Classic passiveness, move on. Oh

@coffeepodsnwods (15:42):


Sevan Matossian (15:43):

Is that what he’s You mean? I don’t, okay, let’s keep going. I don’t feel, hey. Well, I don’t know how much he rehearsed it. I guess I’m naive, but I’m thinking he just opens these up and reads these, but let’s keep going. Oh shit. Look at this cave gastro. Dave must’ve updated to new firmware. Okay,

@coffeepodsnwods (16:04):

Here we

Sevan Matossian (16:04):


Speaker 3 (16:05):

Community thrive and the global community of CrossFit thrive in that regards too. What he said several years ago, I wish he didn’t say that, but at the time that was his perspective and that was his experience. Since then, he’s had a change of heart and a change of perspective on CrossFit and the methodology and the affiliates and what happens in there. And I don’t mean even since getting the job, but I just mean after that and it’s totally understandable and totally okay for people to think one thing at one point and then change their mind years later through their own experiences, through growing and through trying something out and through just this self-realization of being wrong. And he went through that and I think that’s okay. I think it’s okay for us to give him a chance and that’s what we should do. That’s all I’m going to ask of anyone who’s listening to me is just give him a chance and judge him off of what he does going forward.

Sevan Matossian (17:05):

Okay. Heidi says, what’d he say? She said something like, this whole explanation is bullshit. How do you think So let me give you my perspective. This explanation is PR bullshit. Really. Here’s the thing where he kind of got me. We all, I’m not justifying him being hired as affiliate director. I wasn’t part of the interview process. Anything I’ve seen so far, he wouldn’t be fucking hired in a million years. I could name 20 people better than him. I guarantee that. But how many of us, I bet you if you wouldn’t let anyone do CrossFit, who first thought it was stupid, our community would be half its size. Isn’t

@coffeepodsnwods (17:49):

This like the CrossFit version of canceling someone who did blackface?

Brian Spin (17:52):

You don’t have to.

Sevan Matossian (17:54):

Yeah. Yeah. I don’t want to cancel him just because he said he didn’t like it at one point. That’s just kind of one of the many elements that’s not sitting well, and Dave says he wishes he wouldn’t have said it too, but

Brian Spin (18:05):

Fuck, which also makes you believe that there was a conversation which, and I’d fuck

@coffeepodsnwods (18:10):


Brian Spin (18:10):

Being a fly on the wall for that

@coffeepodsnwods (18:11):

Conversation. Dave sitting you down and playing the clip back

Brian Spin (18:14):

For you in the office. You imagine decos would be like, oh fuck, I knew this was coming

@coffeepodsnwods (18:19):

Like a beat of

Brian Spin (18:20):

Sweat out his back. He

Sevan Matossian (18:21):

Probably doesn’t even remember. He probably

@coffeepodsnwods (18:23):

Didn’t remember. What did you mean by that? What was your intent when you said that and then

Brian Spin (18:27):

Just sit back and let them talk for like 10 minutes?

Sevan Matossian (18:30):

No, they didn’t know. They didn’t vet him. They didn’t vet ’em right? They didn’t even know.

@coffeepodsnwods (18:33):

No, but based off that, they definitely had a

Brian Spin (18:36):

Conversation after say last week or whatever.

Sevan Matossian (18:38):

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Brian Spin (18:41):

They get to that, they talk about that. I think you’re right, savant. They didn’t know who they were hiring. If you’re going to hire somebody at that level, you go back and research what they have on the internet and it’s very easy. You type his name in and it comes up as the number one search result, and so you watch that, see what he has to say, and then you either know if you’re going to hire ’em that you have to approach this right away and not let somebody else find it or you don’t hire ’em in the first place in that level of a role. You have to be understanding who you’re hiring and why. And they were, I think, completely blindsided by this when it came out.

Sevan Matossian (19:28):

I a hundred percent agree with you. If I’m an affiliate, what I want from an affiliate director is someone who’s just fucking advocating 24 hours a day for more media. And I will say this also, their media team hasn’t done shit in the last year, two years, and I don’t even know how they have one. If I was don, I would just save every scent I have and just fire fucking everyone. Maybe keep one person who just pushes the button on the workouts and post the post to social media every day. What a joke. And so I am concerned if they don’t see the problem with whatever’s running their media department or what they call a marketing officer, what’s this guy going to do? This affiliate director,

@coffeepodsnwods (20:07):

Did you not see the video about the pumpkin

Sevan Matossian (20:13):

Dude? Google is the largest, YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. You better be fucking posting to it if you’re trying to run a business every single fucking day, and it’s a popularity search engine. It’s a popularity search engine. Okay, let’s go on. I don’t call bullshit on this, I just don’t think it’s a good explanation for an excuse for hiring the wrong affiliate director. I think he’s conflating issues here, but once again, in God we trust, and Dave, we

Speaker 3 (20:48):

Watch the work and the contribution he makes to CrossFit HQ the affiliates and the community at large. Okay,

Sevan Matossian (20:56):

We’ll wait and see his contribution. I agree, but in the meantime, okay, cool. Then can we get rid of whatever’s going on on the media team? We’ve been waiting for their contribution for a while

Speaker 3 (21:05):

Going forward. Let’s set aside what he said then and understand that he’s in a different place in his life and a different person with a different perspective, and that’s okay if, don’t you just want to listen to what he said in 18 and just hold him accountable for that and just think that that’s how he thinks now and punish him for that, which I’ve seen some suggest then we’re essentially engaging in the ugliest nature of cancel culture in the ugliest forms of cancel culture, and so personally I refuse to do that. I think what he said was wrong. I think what he said, I’m not even say was he irresponsible because when he said it, he believed it and that’s okay. What he said was of that time in his life, I can tell you a hundred percent where he is at now in his life is not there. That is how I am going to work with him and that is how I respect him for who he is now and not what he said then that’s all I can ask of you guys to do too. If you want my advice or if you want my perspective on that

Sevan Matossian (22:04):

Thoughts. He’s pivoted this whole thing hinging on his credibility as the affiliate director on this video, and if we hold it against him from five years ago, we’re part of cancel culture. Thoughts, Pedro?

Brian Spin (22:20):

Yeah, I mean it’s a clever way to spin it. It’s well done. Most of the people who would be most annoyed at his hiring are the same people that were most annoyed at what happened with Greg. So it’s like, well, if you do this, then you’re okay with what happened. You know what I mean? You can’t complain about Greg being canceled if you’re going to do the same thing with someone who said something and it’s, I dunno. Yeah, it’s cleverer.

Sevan Matossian (22:47):

Greg said Floyd 19, which basically meant don’t use the same logic you did to fight Covid with the logic you used to use racism and 500 affiliates got pissed. Now they hired a dude to run their affiliates who said affiliates are fucked up and dangerous. The process waits are without a coach and the affiliates aren’t making an uproar.

Brian Spin (23:05):

I’m out.

Sevan Matossian (23:07):

Oh my God. We fucking are surrounded by Dipshits. Mr. Spin. Go ahead.

Brian Spin (23:13):

I mean he’s looking at Mike Mike’s comment there that De Koons is a venture capital boy. I mean you look at de Koons on Instagram, he and Rosa are followers of each other and De Koons never is on Instagram, so he

Sevan Matossian (23:31):

Knows each. Yeah, that is a trip. Right? Okay. You think Rose Rosas, the toing, the strings think the Lone Ranger podcast was right? Wow.

Brian Spin (23:41):

I think Rosa said, Hey, I got this guy who would great. He ran the bar method. He knows how to grow a business and whatever. I think you guys should talk to him When that happens from a board member, you don’t say no.

@coffeepodsnwods (23:58):

Even if it’s that board member, is it irrelevant? Would it doesn’t matter

Brian Spin (24:05):

If it’s that board member, he’s still a board member.

Sevan Matossian (24:10):

Jonathan Ortega named 20 people. I’ll give you five myself, but they probably couldn’t afford me. Daniel Chaffe.

@coffeepodsnwods (24:19):

That’s the most logic that the fact that he’s overlooked and he’s leaving, right? That

Sevan Matossian (24:24):


@coffeepodsnwods (24:25):

Fucking nuts.

Sevan Matossian (24:26):

He is leaving.

@coffeepodsnwods (24:28):

I heard he’s leaving. He’s like the international manager and he’s leaving that

Sevan Matossian (24:31):

Role. Yeah, I’ve heard Rumley too bring Gary Gaines back, the guy that Rosa called the Black American. Bring that guy back. Leave Mallilo in there until you find someone who’s capable or hire from within someone who’s already on the affiliate team. What they’ve done is it’s clear that someone thinks that it’s important that you go to Harvard from who’s, who’s running CrossFit and they’re fucking idiots. Whoever’s doing it is a retard. There’s nothing that beats experience and I am guessing this guy doesn’t have experience. Heidi Krum, just give him a chance. Why wouldn’t an affiliate owner with a shit ton of experience be promoted to that role? Why bring an outside source who has no clue about affiliates?

@coffeepodsnwods (25:18):

Well, yeah, who

Sevan Matossian (25:20):

Great question

@coffeepodsnwods (25:21):

Would they want? It is the thing. I remember when fuck Ollie Mansfield was a UK country manager and I asked Carl Steadman at the time, why are you not doing it, would you? He’s like, oh Jesus, I don’t want that People complaining to you all the time. No, I can’t handle that. Then Ollie took over Europe and Daniel Shay took over international and Carl stepped into the UK thing and I was like, what changed? And he was like, well, I was needed. He’s like, it still didn’t particularly want to do it, but someone had to do it. So if you have that on a global scale, how many people would have the drive to want to do it? I can think of five or six people that would be unbelievable at it, but it’s like, would they actually want to take on that? It’s a bit of a poison chalice at the minute. So would they want to take it on now or would they want to take it on after this Koon sky?

Sevan Matossian (26:11):

Maybe they’re only hiring people they think they can control and that’s why it’s kind of like the DEI team was, so that PFA thing that Kakowski is a part of and the DEI council, those types of things, those are just fake groups that are just used to appease people, so it doesn’t matter who you put in there, they don’t actually have any power and they can’t do anything. So you let those be the really hardcore activist types, but maybe you can’t let someone who’s a free thinker. Daniel Chavy is a pretty free, or

Brian Spin (26:45):

Someone like Rob Lawson. So much

Sevan Matossian (26:48):


Brian Spin (26:49):

With CrossFit. Aberdeen.

Sevan Matossian (26:51):

How about Dale King? How about Craig? How about Craig Howard? Craig

Brian Spin (26:55):


Sevan Matossian (26:55):

How about Matt

Brian Spin (26:56):

Howard in the area too? Yeah, he’s right there.

Sevan Matossian (27:04):

Sevy, you’re not allowed back. You have to stick with us, dude, don’t worry. I’m going to take over from my little seat here. The journey has begun. I might going fucking anywhere. I can’t wait until all you guys are like, holy shit. He did it. You’ll see. Okay, here we go.

Speaker 3 (27:23):

I look at my own journey, and lemme say this too. If people were to be critical of CrossFit and then we are not to let them into CrossFit or even to work for CrossFit, we wouldn’t have anybody around. Even before my journey, before I started doing CrossFit, I was incredibly critical of it. I thought it looked ridiculous. I thought it looked stupid. I thought it was dangerous. Then I obviously as I self-educated and got involved, I had a change of heart. Even more recently, I’ll even take you to 20 18, 20 19 when Greg was really big on keto and fasting and bringing along a lot of the experts from those realms and really big on pushing that within the CrossFit community. I was working for Greg running the games and running training, one of his senior generals, lieutenants, whatever you want to call it, and internally I didn’t, never said anything publicly, but internally I was totally revolting against it. I thought keto was stupid. I thought fasting was dumb. I wanted nothing to do with it. It might’ve had just because of how much Greg was kind of bringing it in and I don’t want to say forcing on us, but just

Sevan Matossian (28:20):

This is kind of where I’m at. I love everything Dave’s saying, but I’m where asymmetric ears is. Geez, Dave, we’re talking about a key role here, not a new member

Speaker 3 (28:31):


Brian Spin (28:34):

Yeah, that’s the thing, isn’t it? He’s also tripling down here, so he, he’s using his own experience to further stand behind him.

Sevan Matossian (28:45):

Yeah, he’s really getting by Koons and Dave’s a loyal guy too, by the way. This is like, we’re

Brian Spin (28:49):

Going to be about halfway through the week in review and all he’s talked about is I vouch for this guy basically in multiple different ways. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (29:01):

Mr. Spin, do you have anything? Yeah, and

Brian Spin (29:04):

You don’t have to bring ’em as head of affiliates, John. I mean, bring people in at a lower level and let the people work up. Let Austin move into that role or keep that role from being interim and bring other people in and work their way up. You don’t bring somebody in who doesn’t understand the methodology, who’s spoken badly about it without having a reason for it. As the head of affiliates, unless they want to bring ’em in to make some radical change and then sack them as a scapegoat,

@coffeepodsnwods (29:44):

Someone that they’re not loyal to, someone that they own nothing to,

Sevan Matossian (29:47):

And by the way, if they do raise the affiliate fees like everyone’s saying, they’re going to decision won’t be his anyway. That decision doesn’t, even when I worked at CrossFit, Greg, that.

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