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33 minutes | 11 hours ago
Steph Curry, Connor McDavid, & How We Judge Individual Success
Both Steph Curry and Connor McDavid are having transcendent offensive seasons. Both are interesting case studies in how we celebrate and judge individual success, especially when team success doesn't follow.
29 minutes | 3 days ago
I Learn By Going Where I Have To Go
The NBA play-in format is generating buzz, increasing competition, and creating spectacular theater. Why aren't more professional sports leagues experimenting with the process of trial and error, and finding a balance between what is most scintillating for the consumer and what is most equitable in determining a champion?
57 minutes | 4 days ago
It's Going To End At Some Point
Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to play for the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers want Aaron Rodgers to play for them, but have shown no sense of urgency in maximizing his championship window. It seems like the end is near, which means it's also time to reflect on a quarterback whose team demanded him to be perfect in order to win.
36 minutes | 5 days ago
A History Of Violence
The game of ice hockey is a beautiful sport built upon speed, skill, physicality, and violence. To some extent, the history of hockey is a history of violence and because of this, the NHL is continually facing a very hard question without clear answers: what is the acceptable level of violence in a sport that has always celebrated it in the past?
23 minutes | 6 days ago
Refuse The Old Means Of Measurement
Nikola Jokic is a -500 favorite to win the MVP, one of the most unique players in basketball, and is being celebrated for his accomplishments. From a roster construction standpoint, Jokic and the Nuggets are mirror images of the Utah Jazz, a small market team featuring a unique player of their own in Rudy Gobert. As we examine both teams and players, how do we refuse the old means of measurement?
29 minutes | 7 days ago
Baptism By Fire
The Phoenix Suns are currently the #1 seed in the NBA, yet lack the playoff experience many believe is a prerequisite for winning a championship. Chris examines the idea of being baptized by fire, the fine line between "taking your lumps" and becoming a "playoff loser," and the notable playoff failures of MJ and Lebron.
30 minutes | 10 days ago
The Easiest Way To Create Hope
The first round of the NFL Draft is complete. Teams are drafting more quarterbacks in the top 10 than ever before and less running backs, engaging with the idea that the easiest way to create hope for an NFL franchise is to draft a first round quarterback.
38 minutes | 11 days ago
Find Anything That Makes You Happy & Run
The NBA and NHL playoffs are quickly approaching, gambling is being embraced by professional sports leagues as both a revenue stream and a way to strengthen emotional bonds, and the lure of believing your team is destined to win a championship.
25 minutes | 12 days ago
The Way Things Were
What does college football mean to each individual? As College Football Playoff expansion looms, Chris explains his nostalgic connection to the sport ("A twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone") and reminisces on The Way Things Were.
19 minutes | 13 days ago
The Jazz lost a heartbreaker to Minnesota and Georges Niang, the minivan himself, bled all over the basketball. Chris examines both the metaphorical and literal bleeding of the Jazz, and segues into a larger conversation about MVP candidates, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and how fans tend to legitimize players and teams retroactively.
71 minutes | 17 days ago
Not My Fossil
CDC guidelines on children wearing masks, the allosaurus is the official fossil of Utah, the fate of Jazz basketball may rest on their wings, and an interview with King’s Camo owner Kevin Pritchett. 4:00 Today In The Beehive - Senator Mike Lee sends a letter to the CDC asking for further clarification on kids wearing masks. 14:00 Why Tho - The allosaurus is the official fossil of Utah. Why tho? 34:00 Silicon Slopes - In partnership with Utah Outdoor Association, Silicon Slopes sit down with King's Camo Owner Kevin Pritchett to discuss Kevin's incredible entrepreneurial journey as a car salesman to car dealership owner to owning a diverse portfolio of companies, including King's Camo. Kevin and his team have built a great company with quality products for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. It is a unique story to hear and apply in any business. 57:00 No Baller - For all the talk of the Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert star pairing, the playoffs will likely boil down to these four wings: Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles, and Jordan Clarkson.
82 minutes | 18 days ago
The USPS is spying on you, going to the circus is a popular family activity, thoughts on Zach Wilson, and an interview with Eric Woodley, Managing Partner of Woodley Real Estate. 7:00 Today In The Beehive - According to Yahoo News, the United States Postal Service is spying on you. 13:00 Why Tho - Going to the circus is a popular family activity. Why tho? 37:00 Silicon Slopes - In the 3rd episode of the Models of the Future Workplace series, Arian Lewis of Kiln chats with Woodley Real Estate Managing Partner Eric Woodley about the commercial office trends his firm has seen during the pandemic and changes that will impact the future. 1:00:00 No Baller - The NFL Draft is one week away and Zach Wilson looks like he will be drafted by the New York Jets. What does this mean for both parties? 1:15:00 Dear Clint - A listener email about loneliness jumpstarts an idea for a new app.
60 minutes | 19 days ago
Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all 3 counts, the beginning (or end?) of college football, and dieters who love talking about diets. 2:00 Today In The Beehive - Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, is found guilty on all three counts. 9:00 Why Tho - Dieters love talking about their diet. Why tho? 34:00 No Baller - College football is at a crossroads, hanging suspended between what it once was and whatever it will become. Expanded playoffs? Super leagues? How can tradition be retained while also embracing a more equitable future and is it even possible? 51:00 Dear Clint - A listener emails in wondering why the Uinta Mountains aren’t open as promised.
80 minutes | 20 days ago
Welcome To The Crying Room
Media manipulation, anger rooms are a popular way to relieve stress, Jazz-Lakers takeaways, and an interview with Mike Wolber, CRO of Rent Dynamics. 4:00 Today In The Beehive - An examination of the Capitol riot and news coverage of the tragic death of Brian Sicknick. 9:00 Why Tho - Anger rooms are a new and popular way to relieve stress. Why tho? 29:00 Silicon Slopes - In this episode, we are joined by Mike Wolber who is the CRO for Rent Dynamics. We hear about Logan-based Rent Dynamics, its products, and its customers. We learn some interesting macroeconomics on real estate and talk about current market trends. Lastly, we chat about Mike’s time at Nike and how he manages his time to optimize the output of the workweek. 56:00 No Baller - Takeaways from Jazz 111-Lakers 97: offense, offense, and the brilliance of Quin Snyder. 1:10:00 Dear Clint - A man loves his daughter so much he feels compelled to email the show.
47 minutes | 21 days ago
You Get What You Put In
Media profits from the division it creates, Steph Curry is on fire and celebrating the journey, and Country Music Monday returns with a song from Lee Ann Womack. 5:00 Today In The Beehive - Media Profits From Division It Creates 15:00 Why Tho - I’m Not Jealous, You’re Jealous 26:00 No Baller - Relishing The Journey 41:00 Dear Clint - The Lonely Road
96 minutes | 24 days ago
Conventional Wisdom Is Not Eternal
The Utah Jazz are making a difference, the Rocky Mountain elk is the official animal of Utah, and an interview with FranklinCovey President/COO Paul Walker. 1:00 Today In The Beehive -The Utah Jazz and owner Ryan Smith have pledged scholarships to underprivileged minority students for every Jazz win. Somehow, controversy ensues. 14:00 Why Tho - The official animal of Utah is the Rocky Mountain elk. Why tho? 42:00 Silicon Slopes -
101 minutes | 25 days ago
If A Competitor Regurgitates, He Or She Will Be Disqualified
Competitive eating contests, Rudy Gobert vs Ben Simmons, and an interview with R-Zero co-founders Grant Morgan and Eli Harris. 8:00 Today In The Beehive - Joe Biden sets an end date for the removal of American troops from Afghanistan. 12:00 Why Tho - Food-eating contests are popular. Why tho? 38:00 Silicon Slopes - Founder and Co-Founder of Rzero sit down with Arian Lewis to discuss how they are helping other companies stay safe. 1:02:00 No Baller - An examination of Ben Simmons, Rudy Gobert, and the ways (or lack of ways) to measure defense. 1:33:00 Dear Clint - A beautiful email from a listener is read on air.
92 minutes | a month ago
The Voice Of The People
The voice of the people makes a cameo during a live CNN segment, gym goers are wearing shoes with individual toe spaces, and an interview with Cotopaxi CEO Davis Smith. 4:00 Today In The Beehive - Amazon workers don’t form a union, vaccination frenzy continues, and the voice of the people makes a cameo during a live CNN segment. 14:00 Why Tho - There are shoes with individual toe spaces. Why tho? 31:00 Silicon Slopes - Clint Betts sits down with CEO and Founder of Cotopaxi, Davis Smith on our Silicon Slopes segment. They discuss benefit corporations, and what its been like to run a cause, rather than a compan. 1:00:00 No Baller - The NFL Draft is upcoming, everyone is arguing about who is more talented, yet very few are factoring the importance of situation. 1:27:00 Dear Clint - A listener email is discussed: what does freedom look like?
98 minutes | a month ago
A Soda With Life-Changing Flavor
The messaging of Utah’s Democrat Party, a trip to the never-ending funhouse of Mountain Dew Major Melon, and an interview with Brian Singer, co-founder of Nobl9. 17:00 Today In The Beehive - An examination of voters switching sides during the past election and what Utah’s Democrat Party looks like moving forward. 29:00 Why Tho - Soda companies are continually coming up with extravagant flavors. Why tho? 47:00 Silicon Slopes - In this episode Brian Singer, Co-Founder and CPO at Nobl9 joins us to discuss the founding of Nobl9 and where the idea came from. We learn about Service Level Objective's (SLO) and how Nobl9's SLO platform works. We also discuss Nobl9’s recent fundraising round with Sorenson Capital and hear about that process. 1:13:00 No baller - The constant battle between accumulating talent and building chemistry. 1:29:00 Dear Clint - A listener emails in wondering about the complexities of life and how to get into fly fishing.
70 minutes | a month ago
Inspired On A School Bus
A dramatic reading of “Only In America,” Hideki Matsuyama wins the 2021 Masters, and an interview with JobNimbus CEO Ben Hodson. 9:00 Today In The Beehive - 13:00 Why Tho - We celebrate Country Music Monday with a dramatic reading of “Only In America” by Brooks & Dunn. 32:00 Silicon Slopes - Clint sits down with Ben Hodson, CEO and Co-Founder of JobNimbus to discuss his company and his music career. 45:00 No Baller - Hideki Matsuyama wins his first major and takes viewers on an emotional post-round journey. 1:02:00 Dear Clint - A listener emails in with musings about life and a question about instant replay in sports.
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