Lately, whenever Nestor Aparicio walks into a room around Baltimore he gets the same question: “What do you think is going to happen with Lamar?” Dennis Koulatsos asked him the tough questions and if you cared enough to ask here’s the extended answer.
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Nestor Aparicio, Dennis Koulatsos
Dennis Koulatsos 00:02
Welcome back. My next guest is Nestor J Aparicio. All we bring in a heat bringing the noise on board positive wn NST 1570 Am Nestor welcome in
Nestor Aparicio 00:13
a March Madness March comes in like a lion right? I say
Dennis Koulatsos 00:18
it comes in like a lion and the Terps are roaring from my college park Kevin Willard got I’m doing some great things down there. My buddy Bruce Potter is over the moon with the performance of the Maryland Terrapins
Nestor Aparicio 00:32
you know postures probably ready to admit it’s still basketball season. It’s not fully lacrosse season. Yeah, no, he’s he?
Dennis Koulatsos 00:39
Well, you know, he loves them both. He loves all things that are Terps. And he didn’t worry, we’re in it right now both squads doing very, very well. And he’s getting a lot of a lot of attention from people all around the country as he’s the most knowledgeable Terps analysts that I know,
Nestor Aparicio 00:54
this was always one of my favorite times of the year. And you know, I was never a lacrosse guy. But I always loved March Madness. I mean, and and the hockey playoffs will be getting focused in right. NBA, you’d focus dialed in. Yep. But spring training when the Orioles were the Orioles here and games are on TV and we’d like blah, blah, blah. But games on the radio. We they’re there. There’s some energy about spring. And I’m sure you feel that at the dealership as well. This whole spring, from a sports perspective, Lamar, it’s such a giant story, you know, outside of Baltimore. And everywhere I go, somebody wants an opinion from me. And, you know, I’m trying to and I watch the press conference from Indianapolis and I’ve attended those on Wednesday many times. I say, this is his biggest stories we’re gonna have around here. I’ve been doing this 31 years. I don’t remember anything. That’s his ongoing. The RE Louis Atlanta story was a huge story. Right? It was, there was no Joe Flacco story. He won the Superbowl they gave him a deal. And he came back and we played football. That was the only story that year was Angela screwing them on by playing the game here on Thursday to kick off the season. Right? That was that was the big story for six months here. But there wasn’t a story. We knew the outcome, right? I don’t know that we know the outcome in this case. And Luke is leaned on me this week, and I’m sure to lean on you. You and I are the only two people that are out in front of it. And and when people ask me, why do you feel that way? And I’m like, I there’s a litany of evidence to me, including the text of John, horrible OTA weekend. But there’s a litany of evidence to me and this is the new term I’m using. This week’s term is my March term. All right, let’s have it ready. Bruised feelings. Yeah. You alluded to this when Lamar held the sign up the morning after that you and I did radio the morning after that. We did we did and I thought the sign was fake. I literally when I saw it, I’m like, that’s a meme. And because I didn’t see it, I turned the game off at that point as watch the press conference. And you said that morning. Something like he’s gone. Yeah. You literally said he’s gone. His heart’s gone. What do you add something really poignant. You said about it? I
Dennis Koulatsos 03:15
did. His his athletic is yeah, good luck with that one. Maybe
Nestor Aparicio 03:20
I’ll go back and find it but you just changed. And he’s not all in anymore. He
Dennis Koulatsos 03:26
wasn’t in I didn’t think he was in the entire season. He wasn’t wandering with the same reckless abandon. As he was in prior years. He was making business decisions all over the place. He wasn’t as explosive. He was quicker to go down he was quicker to get rid of the ball. He was playing not to get hurt and when you do that Ness you’re not given the best of your team and it’s also opens you up to getting hurt which is exactly what happened to him I’m not saying it’s his fault. I’m not blaming him but there’s a right way to negotiate and and a wrong way and to me, you know, go see Steve Bushati go see Erica caster, close the door. You can scream curse at each other. But when you start holding up fans as props about pay the man and you start the same things on social media and giving out your own injury reports Nestor again it. That’s not how to do business. It just isn’t and I don’t care how young he is or who’s in his ear, but there’s a right way to go about things and a wrong way to go about things.
Nestor Aparicio 04:26
Yeah, and I think that they’re done with him and my you know, the Harbaugh’s eyes moving back and forth when he says I love him I love him. I love him I love him.
Dennis Koulatsos 04:37
Meanwhile, the beamlet the Casa says we have four to five scenarios. People have said you know the Ravens hands are tied and they’re they’re in no man’s land. The cost of just confirmed what you and I’ve been saying all along Why don’t
Nestor Aparicio 04:50
believe the cost of his lips are moving like i It’s where I am with all these guys at this point they’ve had they’ve lied about to me about the most fundamental truths of my life. So I don’t lie about anything.
Dennis Koulatsos 05:01
But they have contingency plans. When they do that there’s a plan B, C, D, E, F and G. And it should be just like the market a Plan B, C, D, E, F and G. They all have. Everybody’s got a plan, an exit plan. And so to the Ravens.
Nestor Aparicio 05:13
Dennis, I know it’s your show this week, but I had this top of mind and I had this with Luke. And I, you know, the thing that’s keeping me up at night, if I were at the press conference on Indianapolis on behalf of the Baltimore sports fans, on behalf of wn St. I, the questions I would have legitimately asked, and if I were with Eric and I checked, Eric and I went through a two and a half hour, two hour and 40 minute breakfasts last February 16. Very quietly off, but but but we spent, so I every offseason, I spent hours with Eric d’acosta, privately hours, and all that will become public as he just did. But I would say this if if I had a question to ask him a silver bullet question, or if I would have been at the podium in Indianapolis, I would have said, if you tag him, are you concerned that he won’t play for the tag? And let it let him dance and do sweat? But that’s that’s an it’s a question. I knew the answer to 100%. Okay, and then the other part of this behind closed doors, and this is where it makes me sweat. If I’m him, this thing keeps me up at night. And this is the thing I bet they spent a wall was a Three Cigar conversation down in Jupiter last month, is where I think it is. The shotty got the cigar out. All right here. We’re done with him. How are we going to trade him? What’s the scenario? Now and I think about how many people it took in the Lamar Deshaun Watson situation last year, how many people in Charlotte tried Atlanta? How many people were in on how many? Patmore Yardies? How many doctors how many lawyers? How many the quarterback coaches like all the people in on it and then the contract people in on Deshaun? Watson what who’s getting it? Who’s the agent who’s on the phone? We have to get on the phone with Mr. Robbie or not Robbie Ross, three owners ago with the dolphins Zenga. But But Stephen Ross, we got to get on the phone with Arthur Blank. We got to get on the phone with mrs. Benson whoever’s running the team, I don’t know. And we need their approval to go. And I would think the first thing for Eric right now and Eric’s most sophisticated guy there is. It’s March 1, right? Eric knows what teams might want him. And they’ve called Eric. And Eric starts by saying, Look, if you’re not giving him 230 I’ve sat with the kid. Yep. And you’re gonna have to sit with the kid because there’s nobody else to sit with. It’s him and his mother, or maybe it’s not his mother, whatever. He will talk to you. Unless it’s 230 million. So if it’s not 230, we are talking about traffic, wasting time wasting time. And I don’t know where those communities the real business community, the lawyers, the money people, because he doesn’t apparently have any. And the players associations behind him obviously, in a big way right now. But I’m wondering how this fundamentally can get orchestrated, because the ravens are going to have to be such a huge part. They’re gonna have to be his agent and, and the dealer because they want if they want out, they better do whatever, and they’re doing everything they can at the podium, shining it all up. But if they’re getting down to dealing This is not an easy thing to do at all. Not at all.
Dennis Koulatsos 08:34
That’s not Nestor, and you talk about his morale. The fact that you’re talking about a tag infuriates him I’m sure right, whether it’s a non exclusive exclusive tag, which is 32 minutes, right? I mean, he’s gonna he will never sign that tag. He will not play on the 32 mins our tag, the 45 minutes an explosive tag investor. He wants sign that until maybe the last second if he does at all. The fact he doesn’t have that fully guaranteed contract he wants already has infuriated him and has caused significant calluses between him and the Ravens. I’ve said all along that if he wants to be a raven, he’ll be a raven. It’s up to him. It’s not up to the Ravens Raven to put money on the table. It’s not enough for him fine. But it’s up to him to stay to remain or a raven or get traded someplace else.
Nestor Aparicio 09:25
I will take Eric to cost that goes to bed and I think and I have not insulted Lamar Jackson. I have not
Dennis Koulatsos 09:30
offered him the second richest contract NFL history. Of course he hasn’t. But if but if if Lamar Jackson’s perception is that he has like maybe he wants out of Baltimore I don’t know how many people
Nestor Aparicio 09:42
I but I’m more in that direction. Rather.
Dennis Koulatsos 09:47
We’re Trump city but you know what in Florida right? He’s a smart guy. He wants to be billionaire. He does want to give half of his money to the state right so if it’s it’s not going to be Jacksonville Tampa Bay needs a quarterback. Right Miami maybe look Want to move away from a to? So he’s looking to make money and keep the bulk of his money? And that’s to me that’s the question I would ask him is do you want to be in Baltimore? And if he says yes, then I did ask
Nestor Aparicio 10:11
him that. The last question I had before chance to kick me out, go check. don’t last. That’s true.
Dennis Koulatsos 10:17
And what did he say? I
Nestor Aparicio 10:17
asked what the last question I had. I love my team. I love I love to go watch. It was June. He loves the last day of the mandatories. I asked that question. Do you want to be a raven? Alright, well,
Dennis Koulatsos 10:30
he wanted to be a raven, but he didn’t want to go to the OTAs he wanted to be a raven. But he didn’t travel with the team to Cincinnati for the playoff game right. So again, there’s you can say that you love me but you got to show me right I’m from Mississippi. I care about the Missouri and Mississippi Missouri I digress.
Nestor Aparicio 10:49
You know, I mean, you and I always talk about humility and running a dealership and being you’re all you’re you’re out talking to real people all day long and doing what you do a criminal record tutorial. Yeah, it’s it’s some days it is right. To shoddy and to caster and horrible I think when the door shuts down and Jupiter, they’re like, We made that kid we picked him up he’s the fifth quarterback like we are going to go get another quarterback we’re gonna we only have five draft picks. We need to get a couple more. So this week at the Combine these quarterbacks up like who’s gonna be the quarterback one of these guys, and they might not be very good next year. And you know, he’s okay with that. Steve shot. He’s okay with that, because he didn’t spend $250 million on a quarterback he didn’t want.
Dennis Koulatsos 11:33
Hey, Nestor. You know, I’m Steve Knight, Nestor. Cigarroa. Melvin Nestor, that Coordinator We got mungkin did didn’t he went to national championship was that kid? Stetson Bennett, can we just draft Bennett? I know probably a free agent. Just draft them. Take your last draft pick and let’s let’s let’s win a championship with Stetson Bennett a quarterback. I can hear that coming from his mouth. Yeah,
Nestor Aparicio 11:55
you know what, from what I know about Steve and how badly you know, he he he wanted Matt Ryan, you know, because Matt Ryan was the best quarterback in that draft, right? Yep. You know, and now that he’s won with Joe Flacco, and now that he’s won, and given Flacco more money than he probably feels like he should have right I mean, he feels like he lost that negotiation even though he won the Super Bowl, so I’m sure he’d say I feel okay about it. I feel okay about that.
Dennis Koulatsos 12:23
But to let go Dilfer, so they’re even with the lack of the got into the gap. My opinion of course, it’s an unpopular opinion but
Nestor Aparicio 12:31
I was in that here and now and I watched Trent Dilfer go and play in Seattle clean like and I am not and I’ve watched the I’ve watched the Super Bowl game a whole bunch now right and I go back and watch that and I’m like, right no so getting better receivers me some Trento for I do I love me some Trent Dilfer but even in retrospect and it’s just in any probic I don’t have any reason it gets billets as at this point right? Like I go back you know, they didn’t know where his heart was right they didn’t have a heart you don’t want to play football but he want to play off game and add them in Pittsburgh in a game where they weren’t the better he
Dennis Koulatsos 13:07
was the 10 man he didn’t have a heart and and Phil for was all heart and blood and guts and who you want to be your
Nestor Aparicio 13:13
costumes around for that he wants to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Right I mean, he was a field general he was the conundrum happens the day after they trade him and or the minute after they trade him and I told Luke I said to Luke your fingers are on the wn S T tech service brought to you by Baltimore Ford are you really will you really be shocked the moment your your fingers are typing that he’s been traded to the Detroit Lions Atlanta, wherever it’s gonna be would pick big T max wherever. Like you should be fully prepared to do that. And not shock Monday that happens. But you should be shocked to receive it.
Dennis Koulatsos 13:48
Luke should have four or five scripts ready just like the Casa does. Five that way he could just hit the button baby. All you got to do is just change the team name if he has to right if need be. But that’s what he should do. Because you know, it’s common. It just is
Nestor Aparicio 14:04
it feels that way. If it feels that way to me, I really does what they
Dennis Koulatsos 14:09
say they’re going to know. But the one thing I would like to see I would love to see Lamar Jackson in a Todd Monken offense for one year just to see what he looks like because Monken does put his best players in space. And here’s the best bass player in my opinion in NFL history. History. He was put in the box by Greg Roman. So I would hate to see him go someplace else. Have a coordinator opens things up for him and he just goes bananas. And he’s league MVP again. And that’s a conundrum that the ravens are facing right now. Because that’s why I think he should play at least what they should bite the bullet. Do the exclusive franchise tag on him keep him he shows up great. He’s on the show of great but he’ll show up at 45 million. And let’s see what he looks like. You know what, and if he lays an egg, you move away from him. But if he if he blows up under the system and maybe they get them a wide receiver that can separate and stay healthy. You never know what he looks like. But me as an analyst and as a fan, that’s what I want to say.
Nestor Aparicio 15:03
You know being thrown out of the league this year and not going to the Super Bowl and not talking as much about football as I probably would have liked to or as I have the last 30 years the free eight and and the fact that Lamar Lamar, Lamar, there’s no oxygen for anything else, right like not as a Ravens fan, but not to get my head around all of these other players and putting my head into the combine the last day day and a half seeing the cost the CNR ball and even the cost of mentioning to some degree, the depth that cornerback and where these positions are and that they only have five draft picks for now until they deal with them are right and the amazing part of this is all 31 other moving parts have all of these moving parts and new Eric be enemies in Washington and all these things that are happening. It’s a really exciting couple of weeks for change, not just large accent change and ravens change, which is so many things happening around the league and you’ve always loved the draft right? If you love the draft you love the combine. I’ve been to a dozen combine. I’d love to combine enough to spend a month of my life in Indianapolis more than a month of my life in Indianapolis in the worst month of the year in Indianapolis, walking around tunnels like a like a gerbil, like a hamster through a mall. But nonetheless, couldn’t convince you to go I did make it sound dreamy at one point. I was I was I had you for a minute I
Dennis Koulatsos 16:26
was I was really close.
Nestor Aparicio 16:27
Well you would have loved because they needed to grow they screwed it up that now this homogenous it’s only worth going to this time of the year from Will we won’t we sign our own guys will Calais as Campbell will he won’t he? Did we sign Roco okay, we you know the all of those checkboxes for the Ravens. Every team has all of those. It’s fun watching the Jets do this Derek Carr meeting call right? You know what I mean? And figuring out who’s coming back and where and the next couple of weeks are significant. I mean, yeah, super was three weeks ago, and it feels like oh, we have the football. I feel like there’s a lot of football the next day weeks because of this chatter on Lamar, how it affects everything else. And then oh, they’re gonna pick football players in six weeks. Seven weeks, right?
Dennis Koulatsos 17:10
Yep, it’ll be a definitely a domino effect, right? By the Baltimore Ravens in the thick of it, no matter which direction they go to. So it’s gonna be explosive. It’s gonna, what my feeling is we’ll still be talking about this eight weeks from now. Nestor
Nestor Aparicio 17:23
Lamar Jackson? Yes. Yeah, no, no, no, he has to go before the draft. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Dennis Koulatsos 17:30
Don’t be surprised. Maybe you said to a farmer.
Nestor Aparicio 17:33
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Dennis Koulatsos 17:35
He said the farmer will see how many dance partners he has. You know, they’re all they all have to be talking. They all have to have a sense of where this is gonna go, don’t you think?
Nestor Aparicio 17:46
I mean, I absolutely fell in love with the costume was up there look very composed and look very much like they know. All right. I know. These are the three teams. These are the you know, this. This is what they could do. This is what we’re not willing to do until I get that extra fourth round draft pick this year. So I get another pick this year. We’re not dealing Lamar. I don’t care how much money he gets all Eric cares about his draft picks. That’s that’s where they are with law right now. Where they are with Lamar is what can I get for him? How much do I have to give them to sign him because they’ve already been there for two years and they can’t get it done?
Dennis Koulatsos 18:20
You know, I saw a recent Michael Vick interview where he his advice Lamar would be to sign with the Ravens. Stay Raven. Because he thinks with the ravens, organizationally speaking that one more executive can win a Super Bowl or two. But that’s an advice for that’s advice from Michael Vick who played for the Atlanta Falcons. His recommendation Lamar is to sign the contract, do the deal.
Nestor Aparicio 18:43
I think there might be a point where a guy like Michael Vick would say they love you more than anybody else loves you. And you know what? They love him anymore. You know what I mean? You don’t I mean? I think there was a point where they loved him
Dennis Koulatsos 18:57
that would blow a lot of people’s minds doesn’t blow my mind but a lot of people What do you mean? Oh, they used to love him a lot. But you know, things have happened and that relationship
Nestor Aparicio 19:06
bruised feelings and what did you call you? You called it something else? You had some other wisdom for him and I it was earlier in the segment I’ll go back and listen to it.
Dennis Koulatsos 19:16
No, I appreciate you but it’s gonna play out the way it’s supposed to and everybody’s calm and everybody’s gonna move forward and we’ll be talking about whatever
Nestor Aparicio 19:26
well spring training spread
Dennis Koulatsos 19:28
but but it’s also a tight story right? We don’t we have like Lamar fatigue at this point. It’s just Oh
Nestor Aparicio 19:33
my god. I have Lamar fatigue before we get injured
Dennis Koulatsos 19:37
Ah, all right. Lamar, this Lamar that what’s he going to do? I don’t know. He I don’t think he I don’t think he knows. I mean, I’m sure his days he doesn’t know what he’s gonna do.
Nestor Aparicio 19:46
Luke and I got into it and we were fatigued in a fatigue conversation. You know, this week, a 45 minutes into this Lamar debate with him. And he said something about like, you know, who’s gonna play quarterback and you know that We’re gonna have trouble selling tickets. And I’m like, well, I already had Lamar did not sell tickets like, like, I’d love that he would have sold tickets. He was exciting enough to sell tickets. The brand, the football they played was the most exciting brand of football they played in a long, long time. If you don’t love defense, a great team, but like, they didn’t sell tickets.
Dennis Koulatsos 20:21
He didn’t see the the the fans dressed up as empty, empty seats at m&t Bank Stadium.
Nestor Aparicio 20:27
And this is what happened. A handful. This is where Luke is better than even you and I before I could even get done spit that out. Luke said it could get a lot worse. And I’m like, a okay, I said I’ve traveled this league, it could get a lot worse. But I
Dennis Koulatsos 20:42
think also the league has changed. You don’t mean you don’t need the the 71,000 seat stadium anymore. But I think 45 to 50 is plenty big because of the streaming services and the young people and how they like to watch the games and whatnot. I think it’s a condemnation under under on the Ravens. I think it just they don’t have the passion that we had that Nestor the younger generation, they just don’t.
Nestor Aparicio 21:02
Well, you know, it’s not the place to be anymore, right? And they’re trying to make it the place to be and they’ve had this, they’ve had the biggest star in the sport. Right, right. Like I mean, or not, well,
Dennis Koulatsos 21:14
very exciting. But a very exciting player. I mean, the kind of guy that you’re he was mercy He still is when he’s healthy as a football player, but the younger generation just had that they haven’t embraced football in a manner that that we have.
Nestor Aparicio 21:29
Think about you said must see no he wasn’t my see, because they didn’t feel like they must see it. I felt that way. I felt like every time he touched the ball, anything can happen. But that doesn’t mean that they can win the Super Bowl either. Right?
Dennis Koulatsos 21:41
And look, you gotta have like 31 teams can’t win a Super Bowl every year. You have to have a lot of luck going for you Patrick mahomes helps. That’s That’s why I bet
Nestor Aparicio 21:53
well, and I would also say we shot him and said we couldn’t win a Super Bowl we’re paying a 15 million how are we going to do a payment of 50
Dennis Koulatsos 21:59
Again, you have to have you’re making the playoffs and anytime you make the playoffs you have a shot but you also have to have your quarterback healthy for your playoff run in December and that’s that’s the other side of the coin with Lamar. He hasn’t been there and you
Nestor Aparicio 22:12
I never thought it was a great idea to have a quarterback run in the linebacker so I’ll keep going. I’ve said I said five years and I’ve just never thought that was a great idea. And I think after watching it for five years that’s another thing aside from all the other dramma with Lamar and he like all that it’s it’s the him saying I’m your guy you guarantee that if I get hurt you’re going to take care of me and then saying huh you run into too many linebackers who made it make that deal?
Dennis Koulatsos 22:43
Well strategically speaking that’s true they moved away from Greg Roman a year too late had they moved away from Greg Roman the prior year brought in a progressive offensive coordinator gotten a more some some toys at wide receiver. Perhaps what we would have seen what he was and what he wasn’t by now, but we don’t know that because he hasn’t been in the wide open pro style offense. He got the two ravens and did they enhance his talents? Or do they hold them back? That’s that’s the that’s the $200 million
Nestor Aparicio 23:11
question. We’ll find out is he gonna go champion just in and ride for two Super Bowls? We’re gonna find out right?
Dennis Koulatsos 23:18
What not If not afraid, Romans EOC let’s see more than say, right. Let’s see what the more can do in a different offense. But we saw it in college though. He played in in a pro style, wide open offense in college under Bobby Petrino, and he was phenomenal. He really was as a pastor, and as a runner
Nestor Aparicio 23:37
who’s phenomenal 2019 here. He’s phenomenal when he has great.
Dennis Koulatsos 23:42
The league caught up a little bit, right, they started you know, caging them and putting speedy linebackers and safeties around them. And he just couldn’t he had to do more and more and yeah, he wasn’t Patrick mahomes. But then again, there’s only one Patrick mahomes is one of one I keep I keep going back to that.
Nestor Aparicio 24:01
Well, sure show man you know on the spine time you know what I’m saying? You know, I’m I’m just here on this. You’re hanging out way to get the drug city to the Maryland crabcake tour. I’m taking the crabcakes we’re back out on the road. It’s my dad’s birthday this weekend. On Sunday, March 5, we’re going to meet we’re going to be at on a truck city Friday during the crabcake one of my with my middle school music teacher, Mr. Calvin stadium is coming out and my dear friend, Dr. Ingrid Calshot is coming from my seventh grade class. So we’re going to do a little Ode to Dundalk. And then we’re going to be on Wednesday at one of his family’s back at the old markets old stole the only thing left in the Old Market is families. I’m gonna be there on Wednesday morning. It might be the last time
Dennis Koulatsos 24:42
or they move into Catonsville let me know they are
Nestor Aparicio 24:45
but they’ve been in the new market. They’re going to location
Dennis Koulatsos 24:48
because I’ve seen the signs up for a while now. We were at the state fair the other day and
Nestor Aparicio 24:52
they’ve had issues in the building and things to be wallpaper place and they had to have some extra gotcha but they’re doing it like big time they’re doing Like a showroom on the second floor, I can’t wait. They’re doing a lot of buildings with them and I
Dennis Koulatsos 25:03
love I love Catonsville federal cabinet. That’s my Frederick road. That’s my place.
Nestor Aparicio 25:07
I’m taking over to Beaumont for a steak freak lunch one day. We’ve been there many times
Dennis Koulatsos 25:11
but they know me my they know me my first name there.
Nestor Aparicio 25:14
Oh, your Beaumont guy are absolutely
Dennis Koulatsos 25:16
yeah, I love all those places there. Oh, getting’s Cafe chips.
Nestor Aparicio 25:21
Bonus, it’s made Koons point a better place to be
Dennis Koulatsos 25:25
absolutely state fair. I mean, it’s seven. I can get there in seven minutes. even shorter Baltimore.
Nestor Aparicio 25:30
There you go. Right. Right. Right. Right now for rolling. Right down rolling down rolling
Dennis Koulatsos 25:35
road, man, I’m right there. Oh, good enough.
Nestor Aparicio 25:37
I will have you next week. I’m going full full bore back to doing sort of radio. We’ve got the crabcake tour happening. I’m going to have more of those. We got Terps in the in the March Madness. I mean, just there’s a lot going on Baltimore positive is alive. And well. I need a little time. I had taken a vacation in a year and a half. So I took a couple days. And and it was weird because like I didn’t get to travel into Raven stuff. Right? So no New Orleans, no Tampa things that I had done the last 26 years of my life. I didn’t get a chance to do this year. But I took a little bit of time in February. A little bit of Springsteen, saucer family, you know,
Dennis Koulatsos 26:14
take tickets are on sale, and I logged in today and they’re like, 1000 bucks apiece. They’re already there. I’m not I can’t.
Nestor Aparicio 26:19
Now you get my shirt. You’re gonna go with me, we’re gonna
Dennis Koulatsos 26:22
be fine. But they’re already on a secondary market for grand apiece.
Nestor Aparicio 26:26
Well, don’t do that. Don’t do that.
Dennis Koulatsos 26:27
I know. I see. I told somebody I know a guy asked you.
Nestor Aparicio 26:32
I was gonna say I’m a guy. You’re the guy. You’re the guy. Like to go to the show? Well, you know, there’s
Dennis Koulatsos 26:38
two of them. There’s the arena in the stadium. Right? Okay, either one. I’d like to see Bruce and 73. I’d like to see well the
Nestor Aparicio 26:43
outdoor will be much more inexpensive. In the end. I will tell you plan your September 9, and he’s giving you a bunch of outdoor shows. And yeah, I’ve seen the show four times in the beginning. He’s starting to mix things and he’s adding and that’s very very common.
Dennis Koulatsos 26:58
Garbage all those people buying and reselling when a secondary market for premium that’s that’s that’s that’s crap.
Nestor Aparicio 27:03
Really that’s Ticketmaster and Live Nation and they’re a monopoly
Dennis Koulatsos 27:08
monopoly that’s horrible because it prices your hardcore fans out of the market. They’ll talk to Taylor Swift people. Oh, I know me I love to see him but I’m not paying for grants Good to see him I’m not
Nestor Aparicio 27:17
saying you’re not you’re not gonna have to miss the good news. You’re not gonna have to supply and demand says that. How many people around here are going to pay grant?
Dennis Koulatsos 27:26
Don’t worry about it. I can tell you one who is it?
Nestor Aparicio 27:29
Well, this is supply and demand of steep Ashanti saying 232 million who and he was gonna do that? Right right. You know, that’s what he’s doing right now. Same thing you’re doing with Springsteen tickets. Anymore glory days around here, Dennis. Fall.
Dennis Koulatsos 27:44
I have a man. Keep doing great things.
Nestor Aparicio 27:47
I’ll be out on 10th Avenue freeze now.
Dennis Koulatsos 27:49
All right out. There he goes. Mr. Jeffries, you’re here 50 To 70 Am WNS T we’ll take a quick break and come back right after this.