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Jack Youngblood reflects on dirty business of NFL relocation and football in Los Angeles

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The Hall of Fame defensive end visited with Nestor and Luke at Super Bowl 51 in Houston.

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SPEAKERS

Jack Youngblood, Luke Jones, Nestor Aparicio

Nestor Aparicio  00:00

Welcome back wn st Towson, Baltimore and wn S T dot nets. You know, I’m losing my voice. So luckily I got other people here to talk to us about all sorts of things. Jack Youngblood is a frequent contributor to our program here each and every year. Sometimes you bring the Hall of Fame jacket, sometimes the Hall of Fame shirt, always the ring, and always a tan and a smile and some stories.

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Jack Youngblood  00:22

And that’s something it isn’t this something man you

Nestor Aparicio  00:24

put your hands How does the ring get across? You got that knuckle going on? Oh, yeah, that looks uncomfortable. Jack it is. So I’m not wrong. I’m not wrong about life for you.

Luke Jones  00:35

Great. Great.

Nestor Aparicio  00:37

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Where are you? You got an LA No, no,

Jack Youngblood  00:39

we, we got back to Florida. You got back to Florida boy, I knew that tried to, you know, try to get back and 95 go back to Winter Park.

Nestor Aparicio  00:48

And that’s it. Golf, that kind of stuff.

Jack Youngblood  00:51

I can’t go off the left shoulder just it won’t. It doesn’t work. Doesn’t work anymore.

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Nestor Aparicio  00:56

Well, I mean, you played the game at a high level for a long, long time. And, you know, I guess all of us when we see a guy of your age, we always wonder how you feel in that. And I guess that’s kind of a statement of what football does to players, right?

Jack Youngblood  01:10

Well, I tell people this not so much the model is the mileage.

Nestor Aparicio  01:16

A lot of miles,

Jack Youngblood  01:17

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a lot of mileage on this thing. But I you know, like I said, I have been blessed way beyond what I deserved because I haven’t been I’ve been orthopedically cut on yet. Really? Yeah. And I’ve you know, I’ve had teammates in you know, players around the league. You know, they’ve got half their buddies artificial knees, shoulders back. You know, that did but I’ve been blessed and maybe sometime before good Lord takes me home. But right now we need some we need some aspirin

Nestor Aparicio  02:00

beverage to leave beverage that sort of thing. You know for you haven’t this legacy with the Rams spinner. However interesting ride. I mean, I haven’t been easy. I mean, they moved to St. Louis. And then they moved back there. A lot of people that don’t remember the LA Rams. It’s all sort of you knew I said the other day. It was the weirdest thing ever going into a Dome in St. Louis. And seeing your name on the wall. Right? I mean, right. And I would think it was probably a little weird for you. Very sad for the people of St. Louis. I’m from Baltimore. Jack. I know what it was like to lose our football team.

Jack Youngblood  02:32

Yeah, yeah, it was you know, I I got mad at him when they left LA and then I got mad at him again when they left with St. Louis. In that brings them back home where they’re supposed to be. But I think it was so much of a of a distraction of trying to get him to get that the families that whole family of the ram organization moved to lala land

Nestor Aparicio  02:59

Oh, I thought about when the browns in our motel came in and trying to set up shop and playing in an old stadium and you know taking on the Old City’s piston you know other people and there’s politics involved but in LA there’s going to be a day where they’re going to open a stadium out there two three years from now they’re gonna play Super Bowls and combine they’re gonna do are you looking forward to that you’re gonna get on an airplane and go out there and be the RAM and be the Hall of Famer and see I mean, you can picture what that state is gonna look like because you’ve probably been to Dallas. You’ve probably been to some of these new states I’ve seen

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Jack Youngblood  03:30

the mock up of it is going to be fantastic is going to be it is going to be the state of the art Taj Mahal. Yeah, literally. Everybody’s gonna have to follow suit. You know, they’re gonna have to everybody else in the league is gonna try to match what he’s, you know what he’s done. And it’s gonna be gonna be a big step.

Nestor Aparicio  03:50

Jack Youngblood is here, Hall of Famer, of course, in here by a writer system, something a little bit about rider because I know they’re, they’re bringing you around here and having some

Jack Youngblood  03:59

fun love and I’m loving being a part of rider and, you know, what they’re doing with veterans today? They they’re hiring veterans, you know, right and left. They’ve over the past five years. I think they’ve, they’ve, they’ve hired 4800 Wow, veterans, and I look at it like this, that. It’s like they they’re going out there. And they’re they’re drafting veteran football players, for their football team. I mean, they they’re going and getting guys who already been trained, they’ve already got experience. They’ve they play on a team, they know what it means to be a teammate, and they do a good job. I mean, there’s not many, not many companies in the country that are that are doing the work that that writers do. Well, the only

Nestor Aparicio  04:41

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way we get successful stories when people come out of the military and get into civilian life is to have employment and to have that be a big part of what part of the promises I think for America and we talked about that every year around your we have wounded warriors and football games and I know you participated for years and those type of event Exactly.

Jack Youngblood  04:58

zactly always do And we’ll we’ll always, you know, follow up with those guys there. They’ve got a program that matching veterans with, with jobs. And you know, in mind that that’s, that’s an emotional thing. That, that I appreciate that what the company is doing

Nestor Aparicio  05:18

appreciate the work you’re doing. Look, you got some football for.

Luke Jones  05:20

I just wanted to ask you a little more about the Los Angeles your experiences as a player, you you worked in the front office after you retire. We hear so much in this day and age in 2017. About how much thirst there might be or may not be in LA for football. Do you think it’ll work there? Do you think the city will embrace the Rams again? Or is it going to come down to what we usually think about the winning and the Oh, yeah, the Chargers now to well,

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Jack Youngblood  05:44

that yeah, in that experiments already been done. And it’s been proven that two football teams don’t fit in LA. Now they can in New York, and it’s worked there for a long time. But it didn’t it didn’t work in LA and I don’t know whether it was the you know, the the writers fault or or what it was, but I think they they’re a one team. You know, one football team town. Not not so much like, like the baseball or the basketball is. There’s so much going on in LA. It’s so big. It’s huge. And it times it can be just awful trying to commute anywhere there.

Nestor Aparicio  06:27

That’s why you left right traffic, right. You got sunshine,

Jack Youngblood  06:32

I had to get back to the farm. There was way too much concrete out there.

Nestor Aparicio  06:39

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Well, Jack, you know, we come here every year and the Patriots are in this game. And you play this game at a high level for a long time trying to win championships. This is incredible what this franchise has done. It’s certainly a lot less fun for the rest of us. But watching it I mean, we always want to see something great, something that’s never been before. Certainly Tom Brady’s an astronaut in trying to do this into his 40s.

Jack Youngblood  07:04

Exactly. It’s amazing that he’s playing at that high level at this point in his career. I love to see perfection. And he’s come close to it. And I enjoy watching him play. Play the game. He’s, he’s these thoughts are like to two heartbeats ahead of everybody else’s.

Nestor Aparicio  07:28

It’s a beautiful game to watch unless you’re trying to play defense against it.

Jack Youngblood  07:31

Unless you’re trying to kiss you. Yeah.

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Nestor Aparicio  07:34

Good for you to have to go after

Jack Youngblood  07:37

we get good effort. I’m

Nestor Aparicio  07:39

sure you will. All those guys. Jack Youngblood is here on behalf of rider they have an on time delivery rate of 99% with over 80 years of experience that 230,000 vehicles manage and 100 maintenance facilities. You can find out@rider.com For all your company transportation needs. Thanks for coming by. Thank you. Nice little blue jacket too. But I see that yellow jacket.

Luke Jones  08:03

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I don’t know

Jack Youngblood  08:05

you can’t wear that every week. It causes a commotion award through the the the the airport the other day. Yeah. Oh my gosh, I will never do that again. I just want to touch.

Luke Jones  08:15

John Rambo told us he keeps it in his car. If he ever gets pulled over for speeding. The officers say oh, there you go.

Jack Youngblood  08:25

Gotta go check out.

Nestor Aparicio  08:28

Jack Youngblood here courtesy of a rider as well. You can find me on the Bayou Toyota audio about 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world. We’re down here in Houston the rest of the week. My hat should tell you so it’s super bowl 51 We’re at the George Rufus brown Convention Center. We are wn St. dotnet am 1570 and wn st Towson Baltimore and we never stop talking. Baltimore sports

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