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B Daht, The Official Sixth Man of Tar Heel Basketball

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August 29, 2022 4:43 pm

B Daht, The Official Sixth Man of Tar Heel Basketball

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August 29, 2022 4:43 pm

B Daht, The Official Sixth Man of Tar Heel Basketball, joined the show to talk all things UNC, including the UNC football win over FAMU football, the FAMU and UNC marching bands doing a mashup together, and the NC A&T football vs NC Central football game.

Also, the NFL City tour continues, this time visiting the home of the Washington Commanders, Landover, MD.

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This is the best of the Adam Gold Show Podcast brought to you by Coach Pete at Capital Financial Advisory Group.

Visit us at Capital Financial This is the Adam Gold Show. Correct me if I'm wrong about this, Dennis Cox.

I'm Adam Gold, by the way. Huey Lewis equals smile. I mean, come on. Does Huey Lewis have any depressing songs? Not that I can think of. No, there's nothing.

It's just all happy. This is driving with the, I shouldn't say the top down. It's more of a, probably a tee-top.

Okay. Probably a tee-top. Driving with the tee-top off. For the tops off.

So. I used to have a tee-top. Did you really? Yeah, I did. Was it a Camaro or a Firebird? No, it was a Nissan 300. It was my first ever cars. A Nissan 300ZX was an 87. Okay.

It's actually better than if it was a Camaro or a Firebird. See, if you were from New Jersey, where I'm from, right? And the voice you heard was Joe Gillio, who was part of the round table with Josh Graham on Friday. Gillio also from New Jersey.

We all knew that guy. In fact, Gillio was probably that guy who grew up like Emwood lean into the middle of the car with the one hand draped over the steering wheel with the tee tops out. Blasting for Gillio, probably Bon Jovi. Even though it's a Philadelphia. That's Southern Jersey Bon Jovi, right? Sure. He's more of a Philly guy.

More of a Philly Jersey guy than a Northern Jersey, you know, like a Springsteen guy. All right. Let's let's get right to the wall of sound, because there's a lot of things in it.

The wall of sound is a function of this studio. There's no doubt about it. Let's start with the Panthers, shall we? So Baker Mayfield got his final action before the 13 day break before we start, actually at that point because they played Friday night. So it was now like a 16 day break before the regular season.

Baker Mayfield on his final foray. Some good, some bad. Overall, a little sloppy, to be honest with you. I felt like my feet weren't very calm.

I felt like I kind of drifted in the pocket a little bit, created my own pressure. But, you know, room for improvement. Going to look back at the tape. Haven't watched it yet, obviously. Yep, we are going to look at the tape. He is already influenced by Matt Ruhl, and that's okay. You should look at the tape and figure out what that's why they have it.

That's why they have it. That's why you have all that film study. So as for Matt Ruhl, Sam Darnold got hurt. Do you have the guy to replace Sam Darnold, essentially, as your backup in house? Like every position, we'll look at every option. You know, Scott does a great job of that. But, you know, we spent a lot of time training these guys in this particular offense and, you know, we'll continue to just build off what we've done. And, you know, we have a lot of decisions. A lot of, I left Scott's office on the way down here, and I'll probably go right back there. We're working through every position and all the things that are, you know, important this time of the year. And I think it's time to say that maybe Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is not crazy, although. You might not have the same arm strength and ability, and so it could be a tough sell there.

There's not much else out there. And so Carolina right now is hopeful that Darnold can be back to them at some point early in the season. All right. Did he say Cam Newton? Twice.

He said Cam Newton. Twice. Two times. Yep. I mean, no. Just don't. Just don't. P.J.

Walker can hold a clipboard, can turn his hat around backwards. Everybody be fine. Everybody be fine.

All right. To the other football team that played the night, the following night, the Tar Heels, Florida A&M. Really, the story in terms of personnel was the first start for Drake Mays, prized prospect, freshman quarterback, Mac Brown on his guy. He's got great vision. He's a good decision maker, and he's big. He's 65, so we can see. And 220, so he looks thin.

He's really not. He's a big guy that obviously can really run. I think the thing that surprised us the most is how fast he is.

And we saw that some in his summer work, because he won a lot of the races in the summer. I told the kids, those defensive backs, wide receivers, Drake's beaten you, man. Quarterback's beaten you. And he says his legs are longer. I don't understand why we're throwing shade at Sam Howell, though.

There's no need for that. He's 65, so he can see. What are we doing? I see what you're doing here, Adam. You're being that guy. Well, why else would you say that?

I don't know. Sam Howell did lead the NFL in passing yards in the preseason. I hope Sam Howell gets a chance to play in Washington. I do, too. I do. I loved Sam.

What wasn't to love about Sam Howell, in spite of the fact that he was small and he couldn't see, according to Mac Brown? All right. Drake May, the quarterback at North Carolina, on his first career start. You know, the crowd, pretty good turnout. Felt good. You know, playing with the guys out there, you know, for a first game. Took us to the limit after that first drive to get it going a little bit, but I thought we did a nice job. I'm glad we got the win and got the win on Coach's birthday.

I'll say, yeah, a little bit. You know, just a draw and, you know, Corey made a nice block and just tried to do what I can. I think I had the ball in the wrong hand.

I could have stiff-armed him, maybe. So, could have maybe even scored, but now I'll take it. Drake May taking a shot at Carolina fans. Pretty good turnout. It's like, what?

Come on, man. Rock us crowd for the opener. Speaking of the opener, Florida A&M showed up short-handed. For people who did not follow this story as it was coming, they had major eligibility issues. They have a lot of transfers, a lot of kids, a lot of guys that came out of the portal and that and a few other issues caused a lot of players to not make the trip. And there was a time where they weren't coming. But not only was there a $450,000 payment going to the Rattlers program, if they don't show, it would have cost them $450,000. That's bad.

Mac Brown on that dilemma. Well, they're in a team meeting and I said, well, just let us know. And then they said they're playing. And then when I looked at their depth chart, we got one this afternoon for the first time.

There were only three guys missing out of the two deep. I said, I don't, I think they're good, man. You better get ready to play. But I thought it was a really good mind game for our players. I mean, it does keep you on your toes, but man, you felt you had to feel for Florida A&M. I mean, you're already undermanned and then you're showing up and your roster is decimated. I mean, I don't know what Florida A&M's travel roster size normally is, but it's probably not more than 80. And you were down 25.

That's pretty significant. So I don't know what to read out of the game. North Carolina's offense looked good.

Defense didn't look great, but it is week zero. Adam Gold in studio with my friend Coach Pete DeRuta with the Capital Financial Advisory Group. We are talking retirement. Coach, how does longevity risk figure into our retirement and income plan?

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And that's not what we want to have happen. Because when we get to that day after you run out of money, it's not going to be a fun time. So let's design a plan that guarantees you'll never run out of money. We call it the GPI plan, Growth Protection Lifetime Income, for the next 10 people. This is a golden ticket, Adam. $1,000 value, we're going to do it at no cost or obligation. And all you have to do is call. We make it so easy.

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Or you could text ADAM to 21000 for Coach Pete DeRuta. A lot of good things happened Saturday night. North Carolina got a win. There were some concerns maybe on the defensive side of the ball, but we'll discuss that. There were a lot of cool things to see on offense.

There was a cool thing to see at halftime, which we kind of expected anyway. But when the North Carolina band got involved, it went to another level, I thought. But we'll talk about that and some other things with my friend Bdaht. You can follow him on Twitter at B-D-A-H-T, also on Instagram. And he joins us on the Adam Gold Show.

Hey, thank you very much for doing this, for hanging out. The unofficial sixth man of Tar Heel basketball, the in-arena host, who was such a... The official, official sixth man? Yes, official sixth man. You heard Coach H.D., he came on there and told... This guy's part of the program.

He's an extension of us. I am the sixth man of Carolina basketball, A.G. You are, and I love the hat. I love the... You are in mid-season form already. Alright, so football began Saturday night, and I don't want to put too much importance on week zero. I think we saw some really good things, though. So, give me the best thing that you saw coming out of that game.

Gosh, there were a lot. I really enjoyed the energy from the HBCUs with FAMU being there and the, you know, the respect that they showed there in Keenan for HBCUs honoring people like Bill Hayes, who was very instrumental in what I do today professionally. But on the field, everybody was excited about Drake May, and rightfully so, but I really enjoyed seeing the thunder and the lightning in the backfield that we have, man. Oh, my gosh. Like, we've got a double-decker in the backfield, and it's super fun to watch with Pettigrew and with Hampton. Like, I'm going to really enjoy seeing them hitting cats with the one-two punch.

It reminds me of Javonte and Michael Carter Jr. Yep. Right there. Boom, boom. I really enjoyed it. But the offense, it was like playing with a new toy.

Like, what are we going to do with it? We can throw, we can run. It was very fun to watch. I think we're going to have some good things to happen offensively for the Tar Heels this season. John Malongo said after the, or actually, I think he may have said it today, just a little while ago, that Orion Hampton, that he reminded, Hampton reminded him of Javonte Williams. And that's pretty high praise because Williams and Carter are both going to be, I think, ultimately number one running backs in the NFL. Carter's maybe more of a change of pace guy, but I think he'll be a number one for the Jets this year. But Williams has been awesome for Denver, and that's pretty good to come, to have your first foray into college and be put in that category. But I think they're, they're very different, but I also think that they're deep. Like they've got other guys too that they can spell.

So if one guy is a little nicked up, they don't have to lean too much on the other guy. That depth of running back is huge in college. Agreed. And I hope you're right about Michael Carter Jr. because I just picked him up in my fantasy football draft. It was a 14-team league, but that's neither here nor there. Listen, Omarion Hampton, I really like him. And I think I said Pettigrew, but I meant Pettaway. Please forgive me. It's all right.

I called him Orion as opposed to Omarion. We're all getting those weak zero jitters out, but just, I think we're going to have a lot of fun with the backfield. And like you said, we've got a lot of depth. I hope Josh Downs is okay. A lot of stock being put in the defense, but you know, against a banged up FAMU team, you got some big games coming up.

I think it was more strategic of not showing too much of your hand defensively versus our defense. Oh, there are questions here in question. The front seven we had with guys like Storm Duck in that secondary.

Of course, we hope that, why am I having a brain problem? Tony Grimes. Tony Grimes. They called it an upper body injury. I thought I was watching hockey already.

Yeah. I'm just glad that, well, I hope he doesn't have to miss any time against App in concussion protocol. But I think the defense is going to be fine. It was great seeing the homie Travis Shaw get out, rob him of a fumble recovery. That was a fumble, Mr. Rep. That was a fumble.

Right. It was a great time in Canaan on Saturday night for sure. Yeah, look, it was good.

I will call you out on this one particular thing. If we're going to be excited about the offense, I think it's worth just a little concern about the defense, the two fourth down conversions that they allowed. There was some power running for FAMU, especially on that second touchdown drive that concerned me just a little bit. But I am willing to say everything was simply a week zero and maybe they were just going very bland on defense and not trying to do too much.

All right. Your thoughts be dot on what we saw at halftime, which again, I thought when North Carolina's band got involved had to be an absolute blast for those guys. But your thoughts on what we saw. I loved it, man.

I loved it. I love the fact that the Carolina band could come out of their comfort zone and just have some fun at halftime and just show the fans what, you know, me being a product of an HBCU at Winston-Salem State University, FAMU's band, the things that they were doing, the way they were sounding, that's customary for me. I'm used to those types of events.

I'm used to them marching and I'm used to the drum majors doing splits and back bends. And those are things that football games carry every Saturday on an HBCU. So to be at Carolina and to be with the basketball team, to be with the Biscuit Boys and Jackson Watkins had never seen an HBCU band before and Dewey Ferris had never seen. And Crayton Lebo's eyes are wide open. He's like, I'm super excited. You know, Seth Trimble's like, no, I've seen this before.

And it's just fun seeing the back and forth between those guys. But then for FAMU to come and represent the way they did, like they played like Flight of the Bumblebee. And then they played Nuck If You Buck. It was just beautiful to see them represent because as far as HBCU bands are concerned, the Marching Hundred, the FAMU Rattlers, they have a standard. You talk about North Carolina A&T's band with the Blue and Go Marching Machine.

You talk about Grambling State. Like there are certain bands whose reputation precedes them and FAMU is one of those bands that for them to come in to deliver, they were just as loud in the fourth quarter with the score of 56-24 as they were at the beginning of the game with the 0-0. So hats off to them as well. But it was great to see the two bands come together and give us a show at halftime. It's not going to be everybody's cup of tea, but I think it was awesome that they would jump out there and do that. Here's the thing.

It should be everybody's cup of tea. In my opinion, college football as an entity is not as good as NFL football when we're talking about the game. But it's everything around college football that makes it so cool. And to me, the bands at halftime is what gives college football some flavor. We discuss who's going to dot the I for Ohio State. Purdue apparently has the biggest drum we've ever seen. I don't know if that's true or not, but that's a thing that they talk about. The bands are important and the bands are the culture of HBCUs.

We should be celebrating that and highlighting it. No, no doubt about it, man. I'm to the point where there are some games where after the halftime show, the fans leave. Only there to see the bands get down at halftime. Like if you got a FAMU versus ANT game going on, like we got Aggie Eagle coming up. ANT versus Central, like those bands are going to be rocking in Charlotte. Like it's going to be a great time. The next week is Winston-Salem State and North Carolina Central. And those bands are going to be just.

So, I mean, again, like it's just as much of a show in the stands and at halftime as it is on the field and in the court when it pertains to HBCUs. Are you going to be at Aggie Eagle? Absolutely. For a party, AJ, you can come with me if you want. And big y'all vote. You can come and party with me if you want, AJ.

If I could do that, I absolutely will. Look, it is an absolute party. I did want to ask you this in a serious matter. I talked about it earlier. And look, to me it's a tragic situation, what happened at BYU.

And I hate to close on a downer, but I want your thoughts on this. So, the Duke volleyball player, Richardson, is serving and she hears the n-word shouted at her repeatedly. Am I wrong in thinking that once we hear it once, all right, not that it's okay, but it's a one-time thing. But as soon as we hear it a second time, and it was clear that people in the arena, including this girl's godmother, heard it multiple times. After the second time, don't we just take the team off the floor until that person is removed? Just out of respect, I feel like Duke failed her as much as BYU did.

I agree 100%. Prayers to her family and I really – it was a disgusting play from everybody in the vicinity. The fans who were there because, you know, that's what disgusts me more than anything. Because it showed me the lack of allies that we have out there. And people like to scream a lot that, you know, black people, pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

And that happened so long ago, et cetera, et cetera. And when it's a hashtag and when it's Black Lives Matter on social media and when we're going to black out our Instagrams, you know, white people are there for that. You know, when the news is out there and the white folks are there for that. But when it's situations like this, where are our white allies then? Where are our white people to say, hey, she's out of line. He's out of line.

Get them out of here. You know, that's what's necessary in those moments. I do agree that Duke failed in the idea of continuing to go on and just telling her to push through, sis. It wasn't a time to push through. That was a time to man down and to correct that action. There's no reason an officer should have been put by the bench, but this person wasn't escorted out of the arena.

It was a disgrace all the way around for sure. Enjoy Aggie Eagle, man. If I can't get down there, I'm jealous already, but I will try. Appreciate your time. That's B Dot, the official sixth man. I screwed that up. Look at the hat. He's got the hat. The whole thing. I appreciate your time, my friend. I'll talk to you soon. No doubt.

You got it. B Dot, here on the Adam Gold Show. Off of the crossbar, and the Hurricanes have won the Stanley Cup. June 19th, 2006, but it all started May 6th, 1997, with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina.

It's a story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move. Presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina, listen now, find Canes' 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcasts.

We've been doing this for the last three and a half or so weeks. We've got, I think, eight more shows. Yeah, eight more shows.

Eight more shows where we will highlight NFL City's Let's Do It, Dennis. And we are going to the city formerly known as Raljohn, Maryland, Landover, Maryland. Do you want the Raljohn story?

Yes, actually, I do. So we're going to start with the Raljohn story. And by the way, I have stories about Landover, too.

I want them all. Remember, I went to college in nearby College Park, Maryland. So I spent plenty of time at the old Capitol Center. Anyway, Raljohn, when the when the Washington Commandos, then we all know what they used to be called, moved from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. to FedEx Field. I think it's always been called FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Jack Kent Cook, the owner at the time, commissioned the area around FedEx Field to be named Raljohn, Maryland. All one word, R-A-L-J-O-N, because his two kids were named Ralph and John.

And he thought, well, Landover, whatever. Let's just call it Raljohn and the state acquiesced. And for a very short period of time, it was called Raljohn. My favorite thing of that.

Do you want to jump in and say something? Was it the stadium also called Raljohn Stadium? No, I don't believe so. At least I don't remember it that way. Tony Kornheiser, longtime columnist for The Washington Post, wrote at the time, we're just glad that Jack Kent Cook didn't have kids named Peter and Ennis. Only Tony Kornheiser could do that. His mind works in a different way.

Bless him. But that is a true story for, it is now I think called Summerfield. Just the area around the stadium. Oh, the area around the stadium now? I believe it's called Summerfield. I think technically it's North Englewood. There's like the greater, they call it the Greater Landover, Maryland area. Right.

It's weird. But yeah, there is a Summerfield Park that is actually nearby there. Yeah, the whole place. Okay, Summerfield is a census-designated place near Landover in PG County, Maryland. And FedEx Field is located in Summerfield CDP, Census Designated Place. Yeah, that's the thing about Greater Landover, it's also a census-designated place. So silly. Yeah, so that's the thing about this area that we're getting into.

We're staying in the Greater Landover-ish area. By the way, grape bread at Lion Bakery. Really? Yeah. It's also the- You get a nice challah. What?

You get a nice challah bread? Yeah. Did I say that incorrectly? Maybe.

Okay, correct me on this then. How do I properly say it? Challah. Challah, okay. I didn't even do it right then, did I?

You can't. Can you go challah? Yeah, there you go.

Challah. There you go. You just did it.

I knew you could do it. Alright. So you get a nice challah bread.

I probably did it wrong there. A nice focaccia. Right. They got ciabatta bread as well. Oh, they have bread.

Yes. It's a bakery. They should have all these things. Yeah, it's a bakery.

They should have all these things. And the headquarters of Giant Foods is located in the area. Is in Lando. Yes. Yes.

Giant Food is located in the area. 8 o'clock coffee also. Yes. That's right.

8 o'clock coffee. You can also swing by, let me make sure I get the name on this correctly, the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center. He's from PG County. He is. Yeah. So maybe go check out some activities at the Palmer Park Community Center. Okay. And also right there next to the stadium is Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.

Very nice. Kevin Durant's from PG County. He is actually. I think our friend Nolan Smith is from PG County. Nolan Smith's now an assistant at Louisville. Is he PG County? I believe he's from PG County. I thought he was in New York.

No, no. PG County is, I mean, again, that's where the University of Maryland, Maryland's campus is in the part of PG County that butts up against Montgomery County. But yeah, I lived in Greenbelt, Maryland for a couple of years after graduating from UM. It's a special place. It's a special place and its residents take great pride in PG County. They very much do. I had a couple of teammates from La Crosse that were from PG County.

They were very much all in on it. Have you ever been to the Capitol Center in Landover? No, it doesn't exist anymore.

It doesn't. They demolished it in 2002, I believe. So no, I have not been there. When you were a little boy, you might have gone.

No, I actually never did, actually. My first dead show at the Capitol Center in Landover. Really? Yes.

My first dead show. That is where the Wizards and the Capitals used to play. I believe at the time. I'm not sure they were the Wizards then. Well, yes.

I think they were the Bullets at that point. Yeah. And they moved into DC before they even became the Wizards.

Correct. I also, I mean, I covered Capitals playoff games there. Before the Capitals became great again, the Capitals were having the hardest time beating the Islanders. And I covered some Capitals Islanders playoff game. I covered Georgetown basketball at the Cap Center. I covered some Bullets basketball at the Cap Center. Plus I covered when the NCAA tournament was there. Oh, I have actually a quick, funny story about the covering the NCAA tournament.

Okay. Liberty was playing North Carolina in a first round game at the Cap Center. I forget which year it was.

I'd say this was mid, early nineties then. Yes. Liberty's playing North Carolina and somebody who thought it would be funny asked Dean Smith if he realized how much he looked like the Reverend Jerry Falwell. Oh boy. Yeah, exactly. And Dean had no time. And I don't like, I don't know why he was so angry about it, but he had no time for that discussion.

It was a short press conference. All right. I'm done. I'm done telling stories.

Okay. Well, I'm glad she has some stories because let's be honest, there's nothing in Landover. I hate going, I've been to multiple games to watch the now commanders. I've seen multiple games there just having grown up in Virginia, right? You know what? I'm not going to lie, man. That place sucks.

Here. Here's that stadium. The whole area stinks.

It was at a time where everybody was, I shouldn't say everybody. It was at a time where it was still popular to build stadiums away from your fans, right? Washington should play in Washington. The baseball stadiums in downtown DC, right? There's no reason why the football stadium, which is far more important than the baseball stadium, isn't in Washington DC. I remember correctly, Snyder was trying to, it's trying to build in there, but I think he wants to take where old RFK is and like turn, but I'm sure there's some issues with the city. There are always issues with the city, but that's a perfect place to go right back to where RFK was. Put it right there and then rebuild that area and make it just like a shrine to the city and its heritage. But it's Dan Snyder.

Well, I think he wants to get in there. Yeah, but the way Dan Snyder probably wants it is probably untenable. I will say Snyder did not build FedEx Field.

That was Jack Kent-Kut like I mentioned earlier. That's why it was called Raljohn. But still, this is probably the hardest one. This is actually the second hardest one in terms of finding donuts, I'd say. Because in Orchard Park, New York, we had to go to a Tim Horton's to get donuts. I might have to send you to a 7-Eleven. There's no Dunkin' Donuts? I mean, there is, but I'm not going to send people to Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' Donuts is great. No, actually, you know what?

Just understand it. Actually, you know what? Just south in the Summerfield area, there's a Krispy Kreme in the Summerfield area. That's where we're going. Your dislike of Dunkin' Donuts is unnatural. They have a purpose.

Their cup is good for holding the others. Potentially damaging. Tell me where we're going Wednesday. No, actually, I've got to tell you where we're going tomorrow. Oh, tomorrow. I'm sorry.

We're usually a day ahead. I know, but I saved it. So, actually, if you want, I can give you two cities today. Just give me one.

Okay, I'll give you one. All right. Oh, we're going to Foxboro. Oh, very nice. Yes.

Talk about nothing in Foxboro. Excellent. Again, why are we leaving cities? We should go to cities.

We should bring people to cities. All right, so that'll be tomorrow. All right, that was fun.

This is the Adam Gold Show. Off of the crossbar, and the Hurricanes have won the Stanley Cup. June 19th, 2006, but it all started May 6th, 1997, with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina. It's a story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move, presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina. Listen now, find Canes' 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcasts.
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