Jun 10, 2016|
Let’s talk Copa America and the U.S.'s big game Saturday against Paraguay. Many say this game will be a test of America’s appetite for soccer. Are you INTO it?
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap and Jeff Palermo talks LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap and Jeff Palermo talk LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap talks LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap talks LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
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Welcome back our number two double coverage here and a letter and he has to give up favored him Zimmer hanging out with you tonight and a lot of fun there now one. Discussing tomorrow night's super regional between the LSU tigers in coastal chanticleers got a couple texts. And it needs and he is well asking what exactly is she and clear it is. It's a rooster apparently. Yeah I know it's it's it was an exciting to me as well when Hitler actually was the word chanticleers seemed to hold such potential could've meant. And ancient dragon. Could have been some sort of Childress night I don't know climb the leaders on medieval things actually was a big. Agreed to establish an eight fairy tale from medieval times of the rooster was called the ship the clear either way that's what we should clear mask means. And once again first pitch in the LSU goes Caroline this year he's set for 8 o'clock tomorrow and you're gonna be a real. Got a real pre game shall come every five to 730 so it's going to be it's not a public that's all the super regional talk for tonight. This hour rear going to talk soccer we're gonna talk soccer though from a couple of different perspectives first and you have my. US men's national team Jersey on trying to bring a little luck. To the boys tomorrow but first a look at Copa America. And we're gonna take gore approaches from a competitive standpoint like we would any other sport where you have a vested interest because as with the US men's national team steel beam and yes we have eight vested interest. So we'll lay out exactly what the situation isn't what they have to do in order to advance to the quarterfinals. In the knockout rounds and I would invite you text eats at me tenure call 504260187. And let me no do you care. About the US men's national team have you been interested in the Copa America because when you look at it tomorrow night's game in the linked in Philly. It's arguably. The biggest game for this US team since the World Cup. And despite this I don't know that I've heard quite as much chattering quite intimate whispering quite as much. Murmuring about this team and about his term as I originally. Would have thought. Syntex aides have aides have any do you care are you planning on watching the game what are your plans for game day. Males call final four to 6018 semi towards the second half of this hour we're going to transition into a different sort of soccer talk Euro 2016 the Euro cup got started today guy a great start first game. The host country France going is or Romania. France defeats Romania 221 but the conversation that I wanna have with the Euro cup. Well it's not. It's. It's at a competitive conversation it's not. And I'm not going to get scouting reports on teams. We're not going to look at who weeping should not go to look at key players would how I want to frame this conversation. Will be around the positive. Affects the healing effects that. Athletics. In sports can have on a society in on a community and there's really two ways of looking at but I mean Europe as a whole right now embroiled in. A lot of controversy that's what he pass any parts to me about. The Euro cup is that. These are countries that EC and should leave because they were at the victors and like is that. Especially learning over here in the west these of the countries that we kind of income. Everybody coming from that these European could have been fighting for. Thousands of years in this full well they don't dean gauging open warfare anymore but sometimes of these soccer tournament of the closest. That they get bold take a look at Europe. As a whole and some props it's broadening in this term help to solve some of those issues and I also want to do do a relatively deep dive on the host team. That would be France the blues. Because when you think about Fran GC country that has dealt with a year full of tragedy. I don't wanna discuss just how much any potential Euro cup win could mean to that country. And I think in this area especially here in New Orleans. May be more than anywhere else it's relevant if people can relate. You look at the tragedy of Katrina. Followed by the rise of the saints culminating eventually in 82009. Tubal and you look at the effect that had on the people of this city the uplifting effect the U nineteen affect. That it had. And you start to apply that to a country like France. We've had so much go wrong recently and it probably not even as much wrong as you realize loaded in that. And even if you don't have a vested interest you might. By the in his conversation that's another question wanna ask you to answer by texting a seven needs any. As far as the Euro cup goes because we don't have a dog in the fight you're allowed a little more freedom as far as who you're going to cheer for who is who do you hope wins. Euro 2016 in the final question that it went to pick people's brains on ten and a star review yeah it could be neater you could say that. But what interests you Mort is it the Copa America or is it the Euro and why ask that. Is because obviously the Copa America has the US and it's you kind of assume William that would be the one but. The same time the Euro for what ever reason these fuels. A bit bigger it feels like a bigger deal I don't I don't know why that's big Kasich or maybe because. These European team to just be used to getting more Presley do a team that we care more about the south American teams with the Euro cup to me at least deals more in arresting them cope. I'll keep watching the company until to the US is not that I like I mean resort here and it's and it's obviously were worth watching. I as far as the arrows I'm probably not gonna watch much of the first couple rounds because. I'm not I'm not really incidents in Wales or NORTHERN IRELAND Ireland play I'll wait to the quarterfinals of the Germany yet while Portugal yup those big teams in Spain all of them. Yeah all the big dogs made Europe 2016 really the only team that didn't and it's incredibly surprising me when I read this it was unaware. The Netherlands. Came in third place last Roca the Dutch are a traditional power. The bad guys like rude and mr. Roy. And Percy Wesley should night. In the air the Netherlands at home while you have first timers like Wales. Iceland. Made it. There's a mobile will get the list of it later but is a great mix of kind of traditional European powers and some young upstarts you're debuting. In. The Euro cup turn it but coming up next he earned double coverage but it talked US men's national team we're to talk Copa America we're gonna lay out. The groups what each group has to do nude dancing with the US specifically. Has to do to advance. Takes 87 atypical of ports is still wanted him and it's WW or this double coverage on WW LAM after him and count. Back to double coverage here on WB LA. Dot com jumped him hanging out with you while we ask you to question which you prefer the Coppola. America cup or the Euro couples could phone lines he got bin and dealt Jay's bit what's up man. It was going. Why not much here but not being here you are about soccer are all excited and our and you really are not bad. It's very rare it's your life or they give me a Friday night. Show to Cuba myself I'm Dina I'm gonna take advantage we're gonna get in. Not that great man I've actually doctor GA and followed at all high school so I guess in that regard and of course remember watching the World Cup in Dayton on war. And and I'd like in the sport it Holland remember like is one of the buy into Holland and Brazil. The Brazil team that eventually won in Italy on politics and final. But they had like a a bit though and Mario knows there's there's two meters and the coach now Brazil but the cap and I'm not economic resiliency so. Very young Renaldo on the Brazilian team. He may have been noted big break out walk up within 98 don't know if she was on that team. I want all day he weighs. He would read. It in their may be as you will see a bid to. As for as the Coppola bursts the Euro is YouTube from the United States. Obviously took ads that appeal but the it might be on it just feels bigger. There and that of that your attitude because I was watching that. Like going out and seeing all the sort of international callers. Each year like January typically. We disperse the international and become all the work out. And followed watched in Europe really before MarketWatch in intent and kind of got it interest. Inco and Copa America and haven't hit it because basically green 1990. Really tree 1990 war. On them the same kind of appeal it and are currently in that World Cup. And unfortunately you know last lodged in Iowa and soccer started becoming you know I mean that's certainly out whole thing. Like people more that the interest of United States. I thought they made it from me like you're there because battalion are always Italy. I would like to more country Italy like in that you know your championships. Over me again that. That that I mean why why the part that I liked going. You know played a lot of the national team like David Beckham. Anyway you know and and I'd like to eat for Italy play inspectors means increased orders in the Arctic. Sort of idolize or whatever going out. Well well said and I don't mean because you all but I do. Have to get into this an expert but I think your way you. Were this spells are vivid since may you were talking I think there's a lot of people. Who agree I mean Carner HR drove to be seven on Twitter says he's absolutely going to watch the US game tomorrow. But he has more interest in the euro's overall because he follows the premiere league sends exactly we talk about bin. Because. So many of them for really probably the most all the at least here in the states in so many of those stars are from. European teams and you've seen those guys play for country as opposed to club is always. A bit interesting let's talk about the Copa America and coming up tomorrow we are almost out of the group stage in the top two teams. In each group will qualify for. The quarterfinals in group A that is the USA's group Columbia has already qualified essentially. If the US beats pair weigh Colombia will need at least one point against Costa Rica to finish top and avoid. Running into Brazil also. If Columbia wants to avoid potentially having to play Brazil they need to come up with the result. Bursts. Coast Rica which you imagine that dame won't have any issue with. Now the US pair way imaginable is much more interesting. If the US wants to ensure its place in the quarters. It has do Gator result a win would guarantee it. A tie would all but guarantee below its high does indeed theories of Costa Rica beat Colombia by six goals which is not. Going to happen now if pair weigh beats the US they will advance so even though we're not in the knock out ring in knock out round yet. Already tomorrow's game between the US and Paraguay. It's essentially a knockout game big stakes for him now they'll be paired up with. Group B the winner. A group they will play decent in case place teeming groupie and vice Versa group B is made up of Brad you Peru Ecuador and Haiti. It Ecuador beat Haiti did Brazil will need at least one point two advanced Brazil's really Saipaia their only game they can only be eliminated. If they were to lose to Peru and Ecuador beat Haiti they're not going to lose to pru I would not imagine. Peru can get through it Haiti Pete's Ecuador. However a win for Peru Brazil would also put him automatically. So basically Brazil's gonna come through mid together going to be for a Akron or out of this group. Group C it's easy. Mexico and Venezuela are already through they're just deciding. Whoever wins their matchup with the each other will be the first and second place finisher so they're both trying to avoid any potential matchup with Argentina. Coming out of group DC although both Mexico. And Venezuela are already through. It's relatively critical than they do their best to win that game two they don't have to play the Argentine. To wit Chilean pay animal right now hour and airlock at a three way tie at three points apiece. Now as far as. This game tomorrow night it's going to be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. First kick at 7 eastern 6 o'clock central. And it's maybe a bit more evenly matched big would they can least according to. The depot world rankings Paraguay's currently ranked 44 in the world. The USA a bit down from where they may be operated the last years or 31 in the world. But they still should be terror there still be better team needed two more slight. Didn't IE originally thought and they urge huge stakes per year in Klinsmann ride on the schema to the head of the guy US soccer federation said earlier this week you would not acknowledge a year and Clinton won't be beat coach of the US team. By year's end he needs to get out of the group's aged in this Coppola. To make your statement. And again a breezy and exploit. If you're asking yourself why should I really hear about tomorrow's game looks like it's it's essentially a knocked game. Anytime you're watching countries play. Whip stakes that are this high it's one of those things where you can. You can eagle the exciting you could feel the tension in the air and if you're someone who thinks it's soccer is boring. Bull what everybody's welcome their opinion and absolutely you could being suckers were nothing is wrong with them but. I would ask you if you've ever watched soccer with a vested rooting interest when there was a lot on the line. Because all of a sudden the little passes amongst the back line in the poking and prodding that takes place. It's doesn't look like killing time it looks like almost a heavyweight boxing match where you have these little test punches. Going beckon for you kind of probe and prod foray. Chink in the armor. So if you know because the stakes and because you're gonna get into the knock our rounds and makes things even more so and because if you advance of the groups staged think about it. Any turn image setting. Where a win and move on and losing go home anything can happen like yes you'll have to play Brazil so yes you will. Get knocked out in that quarterfinal matchup if you make it they're still a chance. That you deal. Also you wanna named to look out for have you heard of have you heard this guy create Tim Christian. Populous niche. He is a seventeen year old boot camp from Hershey Pennsylvania may this is an actual. American kid not a Ford born on American based jobs that matters it is find it intriguing these seventeen year old from Hershey. He already plays for broad Lucia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. That's a big dead dead dead that's the premier. German soccer league and he scores goals he's RD score goals for the US team at seventeen years old and he's from Pennsylvania. So he's coming back home. In one of his country's biggest gains and seventeen years old this is the perfect example for fuel usage to have. ABC. And. Coming out on the national stage. And if I watch you care about tomorrow's game it's going to be a great look at the mixture of young and old talent the US means NASA team is currently sport along with fuel usage. He got 23 year old Bobby wood who also plays in the Bundesliga. Darlington Maggie. Is one of the young exciting names 25 years old I believe. That everybody seems quite excited about however it's not on names is Clint Dempsey Michael Bradley. Jermaine Jones there's still the court they still make of the Horton soul of this team however for how much longer. Nat king kind of come under question. Because of their agent about Dempsey Bradley Jones I think all of these guys will be at least 35. For the next World Cup and we've seen that your Klinsmann has no problems. Parting ways that the guy if he believes in to be to hold if he believes that he just can't cut it anymore even if you have a name like Landon Donovan Clinton and bring him. Or guy has no problem. Dropping you from the squad so in theory. Potentially. This could be the last big term that we see Clint Dempsey Michael Bradley or Jermaine Jones is unlikely but it's. Possible. So there yet. Massive. He massively high stakes game taking place in America. Would the mixture of young and old superstars we jobs are aligned with the chance to advance to the quarterfinals of a major international tournament how could you not. Get excited. About that game tomorrow. Are coming up next your double coverage are going to shift our viewpoint that we're going to move away from Coble mayor camera when you talk a little Euro cup. We'll explain what exactly your cup is and elsewhere to get into the potential impact. Of the Euro cup she's double coverage here on WWL. A anathema dot com. Hey Tim I don't want to count our chickens before they had cheer but it. We might actually get an exciting NBA finals game tonight I I I. I hesitate to say this early exit don't jinx it knock on wood. But currently Cleveland up nine minutes of the third Cleveland's up 61 to be five stepped Curry's heating up seventeen points four of six from three. The broad does it to victory looks as if this one might actually come down. To the wire so. We'll keep you updated on this files important time of finals coming up afterwards as well. You know Tim I'm kind of surprised. The text line they're responding positively to soccer like yes I've gotten if you. You're a dirty Communist did this soccer talk while all of the air but we've actually had an overwhelming image or an overwhelming. Majority that has supported this talks you think everyone did a ball on now let's talk Euro cup. Before we get to. Serious with the Euro a couple of just talk about what is education don't know it is now 824 team tournament. And all the big games count we don't they'll call by viewed Germany's Italy's stance frame. Spare chance for rain. Spain France is what I meant England Czech Republic Portugal barrel and there. Like you said the only real traditional power missing would be Dutch as the Netherlands failed to qualify. But you've got some smaller countries making their debut in this stated to me Iceland. You got NORTHERN IRELAND go Wales Garrett really got around pot Albania. In Slovakia. All plane in the Euro cup for the first time how they qualify. 53 nations compete for 23 spots is the host nation is automatic that sprint to this. Europe company compete at a 53 nations they whittled down to 23 over the course of fourteen months. And determined it will go on from to date June 10 all the way. Next month July 10 two it is straight month of excellent European soccer action now the first tournament ever. I'd for your cup IC was held in 1960 in France. This is the third time that the French are hosting which is more than any other country. Now if you watched the opening game of Europe's 2016 today did you may have seen Dmitry Piet tearing up art she's. Tearing up after scoring the game winning goals are really good game 00 at half. Second half France strikes first. Romania ends up getting penalty be tied up 11 and then in the 89 minute. At home in France with the crowd kind of hold it spread to the crowd nervous that this game was going to in a tight hi Ed comes up this just. Beautiful. Beautiful goal one touch left foot upper and I just in absolute laser shot to see in France ahead. And when he's coming off the field he later at sabbatical minutes it would cutoff starts to tear up and I saw some people on Twitter kind of you know making fun of seeing ads do after you know after all soccer after all right soccer players are known for their emotions. In I think perhaps the right there may be an element of the but it thing when you take. A deeper look at least eight of France and what it has experienced recently. We come to see that this Euro 2016 cup has an opportunity to reasoning for bigger. Just to gain. It has an opportunity reasoning for more than just another set of matches. In fact. I would say that this 2016 Euro cup has the chance to show the healing and strengthening effect that athletics can have. On a society. We dog bit a bit earlier but obviously the 2009. Super Bowl and the saints' success from 2006 on played a key role. In this eighty bouncing back from Katrina. Well I read an excellent article in the local today. The local is a English based newspaper out of Paris that is Europe's largest. English base news source. Imagine that it's in English it's a large English speaking news source in your ball the local. Really had had a great article David just laid out just how much this tournament could mean to France. When you look at France's recent experiences it seems like bad news on top of bad news right. Do you build up to the term itself flooding in much of central and northern print exe claimed the lives of four people. I did not know this but after reading their been months of ongoing nationwide strikes. It's causing canceled transportation's it's causing. Petrol shortages at gas shortages and most recently even the garbage man on surround strategy of garbage piling up in the streets. And then of course there were the attacks. Vote in November. In January the left a combined 147. Dead. In now with this tournament. You know France is actually still technically in a state of emergency it's it would this term this heightened security everywhere and then almost brings back east he leans. Experienced by these horrendous terrorist tag brings these feelings back to. The four for a when reading this article in the local I came across an excellent quote from a local French newspaper the cohesion. Mind you this was written before it's the days to one match or they didn't know that prince is gonna have winning but. The Prejean said that the opening game will provide a quote. Breath of fresh air in a France which has struggled to breathe. For months. Know a football match will not erase days of strikes and weeks intentions. But the prospect. Of a delightful little digression is enough to leave any of us smiling. In quote. And after hearing some of that it's hard not to empathize with perhaps. Is a non. It's tough not to cheer for the home team. Don't let me be clear. I'm not saying that French winning the Euro cup is going to solve all of France's problem par from. Currently they have their own version of Donald Trump nothing Le pen. Gaining momentum in the presidential race they're still gonna have economic issues he still had. Migration issues they sought class usually these issues are not going away but that said. I like how the local puts it quote the point is a France victory would peel bloody good. Close quote. And I think we can all relate to that can we now. I mean after all the more distance that we gained from that 2009 to roll it's. Cleared to see it did not solve all of New Orleans issues not even close. We didn't feel. Pretty damn good. So I think it's per Euro 26 in these love vive Le frauds. Go they blew. I am supporting the French national team I don't have a dog in this fight. My last name is neighbors should stick glee of French pair took. GS it's this will be mighty mouse support over the next two are you going to support. In Europe cut 2016 text 877 he is it because of some stories because of a fever players because of where you're friendly originally comes from. I'd love to hear your answers. Here's a fun fact for you. France won the Euro cup in 1984 won the World Cup in 1998 both of these times. They were the host nation. It is said that these wins from the blues prompted dancing in the streets of pride that is still talked about today. Hopefully. They repeat that 94 also the last time. The home team won. The Euro cup it's just it's almost uncanny it's civil or. Not to relate to the French played enough to see this as a coming from this is the positive impact the unification. Just the happiness. That athletics can boring. What is your cup has the potential to do that semen have a kind of seemed healing effect as for France as these Google did a year for. New Orleans in a lot of times when it comes to athletics it comes to sports. It's easy to belittle I mean ally Dieldrin. Hosting the show. And then there was feel like you know what am I talking about all time does that actually mean anything a lot of times it does a lot of times it's all just entertainment. It's all just BS but athletics. Are ancient. The support of athletics is rooted in our DNA. And it has the ability to mean more it has the ability to have real of decks on society. Hell one of my favorite part about sports in plain sport to be involved in sports. Is that you meet people from different backgrounds that you would have met otherwise. It's an even playing field. So I can't wait for this year cup and I think there's a lot of lineups this or France but really for Europe as a whole dealing with a lot of these same issues. That France is just on a wider scale. Class tensions racial tensions. Unifil be tensions not just America that stealing this it's the entire world at this point in yet. Despite the differences. Despite all of this. We still unite and come together for a major athletic term there's something special. About that. In due to be a hell of a lot of fun to watch this term unfold. Over the next month and just contracts to France. For gaining that 21 victory you could. Idea I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it earlier empire had scored that goal you could feel the emotion in that stadium. It was almost dead if this stadium itself the stat the for also believe it's called. Is almost at that stadium itself to be giant exhale. Now friends is gonna have to improve. They wanna win but it's going to be a hell lot of fun to watch. What do you think Euro Coppola who's your favorite team text a Timmy Timmy call 5042601878. Yeah do you have any memories. What that symbol meant what it felt like where you were how would help you recover from maybe some tragedy of. Zero revenue of our number two when we get back here on WWL AM FM and dot com. We'll go back to double coverage here on WWL AM FM and dot com. 1798. Talking about. Ask him other commercials and that really everybody does it to an old 95 master craft should view commitment twenty years of aids still tournament. Wu and out there last week leech lake country should do is lot of fun racist and it. I curly Golden State up 7269. Over Cleveland 345 left. In the third quarter we are still close to having a good NBA finals game two and I still don't want to jinx it but staff Currie is heating up. Quickly Curry's got 23. Klay Thompson's got 21 curry six attended three Klay Thompson's for a five from three do you wanna hear it the most warriors stat ever. Corridor of the missing during and as warriors that ever Tim currently. The warriors are. 43%. From two. And 58%. From three they're the only team that could shoot fifteen percentage points better. From beyond the arc then they do you incited. So we'll continue to update you on this games they'll 72 XEV 74. Ms. -- to Seve won Kevin Love not looking like as. Much of a liability as originally thought how many minutes has load played. Fifteen minutes thus far so I yet you know. Get a big key was gonna be thirty kindly be toppling about yesterday and so far he's not Richard egyptians got 92 the seemed to be splitting. That workload pretty well love is plus three on the night whereas the entire cavaliers starting lineup right now. If you're from mine is June miserly tiger your urban it's been excellent thus far 25 points. LeBron James twelve points eight assists eight rebounds at once again. Doing it all however he does have five turnovers and the bottom line is that. When you talk about LeBron he is judged at a higher level. Then almost anyone else in the entire league so blessed that point total goes up regardless of the ditzy triple double him he has team rebounds and assists. People might care they're gonna expect James to take over. In this fourth quarter and that's got to be most intriguing part right now is how do you think have to respond to your season for all intents and purposes is on. The line. Four exhibiting five Dixon went to chewy update Cherie of course is. My now almost six month old. New pup he is half Irish Setter after lobbies get gigantic gets go to the park today man he loved the rain. Giant puddles splashing all around. I'm doing great yeah I've not got him to learn a true one key call just yet Tim. A loan. Thirty you do that you Texans is an oldest son turned one the day before the saints won the suitable. He was sitting on my lap watching the game when Porter made the interception I was proven across the room. When I jump W and about three feet in the air luckily I caught him but else culture dirty looks from my wife so. There you go we talked about the power of sports we talked about. The ability of athletics do you have a bigger meaning did just the score on a scoreboard and it's not about winning and losing money it's about. It's a pride its about accomplishment it's about unifying people like there are people that. You may never talked to in this city on a daily basis but it dollar in this Lieberman in these scenes you brought up you now have come grant you have something. You can talk about and win they argued in everybody's habits why IE. Would hope that the saints can get back to their winning ways and will bring this city little Berenson media and of course it's going to be incredibly tough wit howl leaky cod Cary. Unitarian Hayes ACL UMR probably talk about a bit more. Later in the hour. Coming up next hour though on double coverage gonna Tutsi in this NBA finals game. We talked to a good friend of the show corder Bryant at court the power on Twitter. He's a sports are there for one person won that and Intel Bartow talked to order. About Coppola about Euro about this NBA game and about really whatever the hell else we wanted his Carter he is true Renaissance man. He can do it ball. And I Wii by you to get involved with your thoughts on the finals game as it ramps up who's your MVP who were you surprised by who were you disappointed by as always you can text. 8770. You can call 5042601. 87. What do you think. In the cavs getting done here going into the fourth quarter go ahead and let me know you got pulling out and once again fingers crossed. Barring some sort of insane run by stiff critically towns which looks to it may be started we might actually get a close finish in this one. I'll be intrigued to see because like you said curry is heating up. He now has me gentlemen. Points exactly Kurds get 23 and died six of eleven from three. To only going to increase can LeBron matched that pace it's the unanimous MVP against maybe the only other guy that deserve votes in the lead. It's double coverage to coverage of the book to our left here on WWL AMF and and dot com.