OJ Simpson

Episode 132 April 19, 2024 01:00:52
OJ Simpson
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OJ Simpson

Apr 19 2024 | 01:00:52

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Slack talks about the life and legacy of OJ Simpson and how he was a hero to a lot of people before the controversy.

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[00:00:00] Speaker A: And now it's the time you've been waiting for. You're in the mix with film producer Jason Slack, aka the talk of the town. Now, the 40 Vision films man himself, the owner of the Jason Slack brand. The place to be is here on the Vision live network. And now, let's get it in. Welcome to the Slack is Talk podcast. Welcome to the Slackest Talk podcast, aka the talk of the time. Now, I'm your host, film producer Jason Slack, and this is season number four. And on today's show, we got an episode you do not want to miss. So without a doubt, let's get it in. [00:00:49] Speaker B: Welcome to the Vision Live Network. You are now tuned in to the Slack is Talk podcast hosted by film producer Jason Slack and presented by the Vision Live Network. The Vision Life Network is the home of a number of today's popular podcast. Since you are already a fan, you might as well subscribe. Visit www.visionlifenetwork.com, go to the Slack is Talk podcast, then click the subscribe button. That's it. It's that simple. The show will be delivered to your device every time there is a new episode. Now you can hear all the talk from the 40 Vision man himself. Thanks for tuning in to the Vision live network where you can experience our vision live. 40 Vision Films and Godstar Productions are two proud sponsors of the Vision Life Network, working together to bring us the best listening experience possible. 40 Vision Films and Godstar Productions, two marquee names in our industry today. For more information, visit 40 visionfilms.com dot. [00:01:55] Speaker A: And welcome to another epic edition of the Talk of the Town. Now, I'm your host, film producer, Jason Slack, and today is Thursday, April 18, 2024. And I want to start off this episode by saying thank you to a couple of people. And I also want to apologize to a couple of people. So I want to say thank you for tuning in these past two weeks. These past two weeks. The last two weeks, I should say, on the Slackest Talk podcast, we had, you know, a special event going on. You know, it was our first WrestleMania special. In addition, it was a crossover show. In addition, it was also our first, well, my first prediction show where I actually, like, sit, you know, and make predictions, you know, such as mock drafts and all that. That's something that we promised on the sports court network. And, you know, we basically did a preview on that. So y'all gonna, y'all. Y'all can know what to expect when our prediction panel and competition goes in effect on the sports corps network. And I just want to say thank you all for tuning in, man. It was much love. I didn't realize it was. A lot of my listeners are wrestling fans as well. The prediction is off the chart, man. I went twelve and two out of 14 matches. I got twelve of them right, too. Wrong. And I mean, what can I say, man? Sports, you know, I'm saying that that's my thing. You know, I mean, I look forward to that, man. I can't wait to the actual competition start. You know, I'm saying I'll introduce, you know, I have on the show, we'll do a show where I introduce a couple of people that I'll be actually going against. So, you know, I'm saying, so that, so be on the lookout for that. And overall, like, it's this a fun time to be a sports fan. You know, you got, you got major League Baseball that just started two and a half weeks ago. So, you know, you got that going on. This, this past, this past Monday was the WNBA draft. Caitlin Clark went number one. As we all know, if you are a woman college basketball fan, you know, there's a lot of stories in that. Camila Cardoza and Andrew Reese are now teammates. I mean, it's a lot of, a lot of stories coming out of that. And I expect the WNBA to become more popular, you know what I'm saying? With these group, with each group of women that's coming in, they actually have a huge social media following, and not just a game of basketball, but their entertainers, their brands. They know how to get fans into it. They know how to, they know how to sell the game. You know, I think that's what the WNBA is missing along with, along with needing to have more teams. So I look forward to that. You know, the popularity shooting up, shooting through the roof. I definitely look forward to that. The NBA playoffs are just getting underway, so make sure, you know, you get your bracket ready for that. We just, at the sports corps network and the Vision live network, we just don't do the college brackets now. We do professional, too, man. Any playoff, any playoffs that's going on, man, expect there to be a bracket, you know what I'm saying, where you can pick all the way through. So, you know, go ahead and fill out your, your NBA brackets. You know, that's, you should have, should have done so already because it's getting ready to get started. And last but not least, man, we got the NFL draft coming up next week along with the WWE draft. So, I mean, there's this, a lot going on. You know, I'm a jet fan. I can't wait to see who we take. Draft is always an exciting time. You know, if you're on the road, you know, tune into the sports court network so you can receive all your updates and things of that nature. Tune in to see who your favorite team is selecting, you know, things of that nature. And this excited, man, you know, good time to be a sports fan in general. Once again, man, thank you for tuning in to that special crossover show. There's more to come, you know, I know we got a lot to talk about, a lot going on, and it's getting to a point now where we need more shows, you know, saying we need more episodes and we trying to make that happen. But thanks for tuning in, and there's more to come. Now, on the flip side, you know, I owe some people an apology, and I'm talking about my vision for kids, April birthdays, because we had, you know, a special going on the last two weeks. You know, I wasn't able to give all my April birthdays. They just do. I wasn't able to give them the shout outs. I wasn't able to, to give them the celebration and the recognition that they deserve. And, you know, I apologize for that. But sometimes, you know, our schedule, you know, doesn't allow us or it takes us away from, you know, our regular scheduled program. You know, y'all understand it's all love, but I want to say happy birthday to Danielle. She's another one. We watched her grow. We watched her become, you know, the woman that she is today. And then we just super proud, you know, she celebrated her birthday on April 8. We want to say happy birthday to Ebony, who celebrated, you know, her birthday three days ago. She's another one. You know, we watched her grow from day one, and we just super proud of the woman that she has become. Like, these are, these are people that's been in the organization since day one. You know, I'm saying day one. And that's what, that's why I'm so proud of the vision for kids, man. You get to see the whole, the whole process, you know, I'm saying happy birthday to Emma. She celebrated hers on April 16. We want to say happy birthday to Tawana, who's also my niece. And like I said, man, this super proud. I'm gonna say it all the time, man, all the time. Like, this highly successful, one of the most successful people I know. And when I say successful, it's not just, like, financially, but when you, when you meet a person and you see them when they young and you can just look at them and, you know, they gonna be successful, you know, they gonna have a good job, you know, they gonna have a good career. You know, they gonna be, you know, somebody that a lot of people look up to. And that. That's her. That was her. That was her from day one. And, you know, just want to say happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to junior, who'll be celebrating his birthday in a couple of days, coming up on the 21st. And happy birthday to Yuri, who had a birthday just a few days ago on the 15th. Once again, happy birthday to all my vision for kids members. I know we in the middle of April, and I'm just now getting to you, but, you know, like I said, you know, sometimes our schedule, it takes us away from our regular schedule program. Y'all know, it's all love. I love y'all. Y'all continue to celebrate y'all birthday. Y'all just don't do it on the day of. Y'all do it all month long. You know what I'm saying? Y'all deserve it. Once again, happy birthday. We love you. And I didn't do a quote this week, but instead of a quote, man, I want to give y'all, you know, some words to live by this week. And it's called two words. It's really two words. And it's stay focused. And basically stay focus is self explanatory. You know, whatever it is that you want to accomplish in life, it could be finishing school, it could be starting your career, it could be a basketball game that you playing. It could be a lot of things. It could be a schedule that you want to keep. It could be a lot of different things. But whatever it is, stay focused because there's a lot of things and a lot of people that try to get you out of, out of. Out of your train of thought. You know, there's a lot of people out there that try to put your mind on other, other things, and it can get you off track real quick, you know, especially if you continue to go down that path. You know, we, it happens to the best of us. You know, we all lose focus sometimes, but, and it's going to happen. You know, I keep it real here on the Slackest talk podcast. I keep it real and it's going to happen. You know, you're going to lose focus sometimes you want to get off track, but the great ones know how to get right back on track right away. They don't let the process keep going on and I think that's important. I think that's one of the major things in life is stay focused. As long as you stay focused and you realize what your goal is, you on your way to bigger and better things, but just stay focused. That's the word of the week here on the Slackest talk podcast now. Now that I got all the news, all the announcements out the way and everything is taken care of, we took care of our business, now we can get down to business. You know, on today's show, you know, I want to give props. I want to give respect to a legend. You know, this guy is one of the greatest football players of all time. This guy was one of the greatest football players of all time. This guy was one of the greatest running backs of all time in many cases. He's a lot of people's favorite running back of all time. And it's sad, you know, he recently passed away and I want to give him, you know, his flowers anyway. I want to give him his just due anyway. You know, I want to talk about, you know, his life, his career, his legacy. I want to talk about the controversy, I want to talk about all that. But here on the Slackest Talk podcast, I want to give I want to give him his flowers and I want to talk about a lot of the things that I think fell by the wayside because of, you know, certain drama that happened to him or should I say certain situations that he was involved in later on down the line in his later, you know, life. Now, first, I want to start off on the positive side. Not only because, you know, we represent positivity here on the slackest talk podcast, but I feel like this is the side that when it comes down to OJ, nobody talks about. It seemed like everybody forgets, you know, the gift that this guy had, the type of NFL player he was. People forgot, you know, the reason why he became famous, the reason why, you know, who he is before, first and foremost, before anything else. Now, first and foremost, he's regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time. Now, as far as me, you know, my favorite is Barry Sanders. OJ is before my time. So I don't have the privilege of being able to say that I actually seen him, you know, playing the game because it's, you know, before my time. The only thing I was able to do was, of course, watch highlights and do my research and listen to those, you know, some of his peers that were there that were witnesses to how he played, his style of play and the damage he done on the field and stuff like that. So, you know, he was before my time. But as far as, you know, him being your favorite or him being the best running back of all time, it's definitely debatable. That's because there's so many great running backs out there, man. You got Marshall Faulk, you got Barry Sanders, you got Emmett Smith. You know, it's just so many. And they all play different styles. Some of them play in a different era, you know, different teams, different situations. And it just, it's a matter of like, you know, what's your cup of tea, you know, what do you like best? And it also depend on, you know, what are you a fan of? You might be a Buffalo Bill fan, you know, which is the team he got drafted by. So of course, you know, I can imagine that being your guy. But to start off, I just want to remind you like, how great of a football player he was because I think a lot of people forget his name is Arundhahl James Simpson. He was born in 1947 and unfortunately he passed away April 10, 2024. He was, you know, american football player and actor. Now, you know, he played in the NFL for eleven seasons, which it's not, not really that much compared to others, you know what I'm saying? Eleven seasons is definitely like a good career, a great career, but a lot of people like, a lot of people played longer than that. But I want to, I want to talk to you about his numbers in just eleven seasons, though. And when we talk about that is going to, it's going to bring some reality. It's going to make you put some respect on this guy's name. He played eleven seasons mainly for the Buffalo Bills. Who he, you know, who drafted him out of his eleven seasons. He played nine with the Buffalo Bills. He played his college football with the USC Trojans, you know, and he won the Hodgeman Trophy as a senior. As I just said, you know, he was selected first overall by the Buffalo Bills and the 1969 NFL Draft. During his nine seasons with the Buffalo Bills, he was able to make it to five straight Pro Bowls and was a first team All Pro selection from 1972 to 1976. He led out of eleven years, he led the league in russian four times. He led the league in russian touchdowns twice. Now this, this next one is crazy and it, I didn't notice. It's never talked about, but I just want to like, like, I just want you to understand, you know, how crazy this is right before I even like, tell you what it is. Let me explain something to you. About the NFL, right? So in the NFL and the history of it, like, I'm talking about, you know, back in the day all the way to now, right. There used to be a 14 game season and then it went to 16 games and now it's at 17. Right. So no matter what team we talking about, no matter what your team is, no matter what player we're talking about, right. There's no player on any team that, that scores a touchdown every single game. You understand what I'm saying? Like, you might not, you might not score a touchdown this game, but next week you might have two. But, you know, somebody scoring a touchdown every single game is like rare. It's very rare that that happens. And I haven't, I haven't did my research on it. You know, I'm sure like, it probably, maybe in the history, all the greatest players that ever played, it may be somebody that did it. If they did, I'm telling you, there's only a handful out of all these years that the NFL have been operation. I'm telling you, if anybody did it at all, if they did, the numbers are very low. It just doesn't happen like that. You know what I'm saying? Because your team might be running the ball this week. If you're running back, you know, you, you might be, your team might be down this week and they have to pass the ball like strategically and as far as the game goes, it just doesn't happen as far as like one person scoring a touchdown every single week. Definitely. You're not scoring twice every single week right now. With that being said, you know, if you don't know about the game of football, each team have what you call a field goal kicker. A kicker. And what that is, you know, that's three points. Now, it's very likely, very, very likely that your kicker scores, you know, at least one time every week. A lot of times, you know, if, let's say it's a low scoring game and your team only scores nine points, three field goals, that nine points goes to your kicker. You know, you might, you might, y'all might kick another two field goals the following week. That's points for your field goal kicker. You get what I'm saying? The odds are great for a field goal kicker to score every week. You understand what I'm saying? Like a field goal is a big part of the scoring, is a big part of the game. Your kicker usually scores every week. Usually. Right. So I want you to understand where I'm going with this. Your kicker scores every week. But your positional players, like a running back or receiver, they normally don't. You understand what I'm saying? So at the end of the year, it's, it's more than likely that your field goal kicker has scored the most points for the team. More than likely. You know, every year is usually a field goal kicker that scores the most points in a season. In the NFL season. That's on the normal. On a regular. I say all that to say. I say all that to say. Say this. OJ Simpson led the NFL in points in 1975 as a running back. As a running back. So he scored more than any team's field goal kickers, any more than any wide receiver or tight end. He led the league in points. That's crazy. I don't understand. I don't think people understand, like, how big that is. That is just, that's a, that is just a crazy stat, man. A crazy stat. And it, and it's only the beginning of all his accolades. We're gonna take a small, you know, commercial break, and then when we come back, I want to talk to you about some more of his accomplishments. And I want to talk to you about how he ties in to what I've been telling you about as far as we got to do a better job of taking care of our people. I'll be back with more here on the Slykers Talk podcast. 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Now, before we left for commercial break, we were talking about his football, you know, his accomplishments, his accolades, his legacy, you know, the damage that he did on the field and the reason why he became famous and the reason why, you know, everybody knew who he was in the first place. Even, you know, people like me who never actually saw him play because it was before my time. So, you know, we left off. He led the league in points scored. In 1975, he became the very first player in the NFL to rush for more than 2000 yards in a season. And get this, he earned the NFL most valuable player that same year. And that's not it, man. That's not it. So we talked about earlier how, you know, football, the NFL is a 17 game season right now. I believe maybe two or three years ago it was a 16 game season. And back in the day when OJ played, it was a 14 game season. So I just want to throw that out there. When he rushed for 2000 yards in the season, they were only playing 14 games. So just to put that in perspective, the NFL has now added an extra three more games and there's no running backs. That's getting 17 to 18 in a season. With the three extra games, nobody's getting close to 2000 with 17 games. So that just gives you an indication of what kind of season he had that year. Now, you know, you would think that that's it. No, there's more, right? This dude actually holds the NFL single season record for yards per game average at 143 yards a game. You would have to, you have to be a football fan to like, understand how crazy that is. You have to be a fan to like, understand, you know, those are, those are video game numbers. Those are the type of numbers that running backs put up in college, not in the pros, man, 140 yards is like a, you call that like a monster game in today's NFL. Like, you get 100 yards in a game as a running back and people are going crazy and bragging about you. That was his average. That was his regular. Every game that was on a regular, that was just an average night for him. You went to his game and you expected him to get that. You knew he was going to get that. Whereas in today, if somebody does it, you'd be like, oh, so and so had a real good night. This dude was averaging that, man. That was normal. This dude consistently, consistently put up more than a thousand yards per season and over ten touchdowns in a single season. That was just a regular, a regular for him. Another day at the office. And in 1979, he retired with the San Francisco 49 ers. And of course, later on, without a doubt, he was inducted into the NFL Football hall of Fame. That's just a small list of his accomplishments. I can go on for days, man. You know, he led the nation in college two years in a row. I think I mentioned that he won the Heisman he has other NFL records, like becoming the fastest player to gain a thousand yards in a season. The list goes on and on about OJ Simpson's accomplishments. He's well celebrated. He's decorated, known as one of the, not just the best, one of the best running backs, one of the best football players of all time. Now let's get to the sad part. Let's get to the ugly part, right? On June 12, in 1994, OJ's ex girlfriend, or should I say ex wife, Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman were killed. OJ Simpson was charged with both murders. And, you know, during this time, you know, I was young at the time, and this is one of the first times that I have ever seen, like, something like this, like, so publicized and being on tv so much. But OJ, he was charged with both of the murders, and he tried to flee the scene or, you know, flee from police. And I remember it like it was yesterday. You know, he was in the Ford Bronco, a white suv. And, you know, those cars are not fast at all. It's not a racing car. They're not known for being fast. It's one of the slowest police chases that I've ever seen or ever heard of in my life. I remember saying as a kid, I mean, as far as like an actual chase, it was ridiculous. It wasn't a chase. It was more like they was just following them. I mean, if I could be honest with you, it was more like they was just following them. And this chase, it seemed like it came on tv every day for about two years. No matter what state you lived in, what time of day, this case was talked about every day. It felt like for about three years now, even, you know, me being young at the time, I believe I was 13 or 14 or something like that. Even with it being on tv so much, it was something that the teachers talked about all the time at school. Everybody, everybody in school was talking about it. Everywhere you went, like, it was, it was talked about. It was the biggest thing going. And I remember saying, you know, sadly enough, I know it's not the first time that, you know, somebody got killed. It's not the first ever murder case. It's not the first time like something like that ever happened. But it seemed like it was the first time that it was being showcased on tv so much. It was as if, like, they wanted everybody to know about this for some reason. I mean, you know, sadly enough, there's killings and murders that take place every day. And some of you know, them, some are high profile, and some are not. But there has been even, you know, high profile cases that, you know, might get mentioned for a day or two or maybe a week, and then it's over with. But this in particular story dragged on for a couple of years. And at the time, many people believe that it was because OJ Simpson, you know, was a black man being accused of killing two white people. You know, I'm just going to tell it like it is. You know, that was. That was the word on the street. That was. That was the reason many people believe this. Many people believe, still believe this to this day, that that's why this was so high profile, besides, you know, OJ being a celebrity. But anyhow, you know, he was accused of the murders, of course, you know, he had to go to court. He was represented by a lawyer named Johnny Cochran, who would go on to become a celebrity in his own right after the case, because he was able to get OJ Simpson off. And this case started on January 24, 1995, and it lasted all the way until October 3, 1995. Now, you know, that's a long time. That seems like a long time. I have never actually sat back and pointed out a case and sat and watched how long it took for them to actually reach a verdict. I have never did that on no case, no trial or anything. But at the time, that was the first that I've ever seen a court case. Like, every day of it, every second of it, every hour, every minute of the case. That was the first time that I seen it broadcast on tv every single day. That was the first time I had ever seen, like, anything like that. Like, I don't even remember. I don't even remember seeing the Rodney King case on tv, you know, I don't remember. I don't recall. I remember them talking about it a whole lot. I don't remember seeing anybody having to go to court. There was a lot of situations like that. And like I said, I was young. I could be wrong. Y'all know what I'm gonna say? If anybody, you know, was around during that time and old enough, like, you know, correct me, you know, put me on, you know, let. Tell me some cases that that was broadcast every day, you know, let me know, get at me on that. But in the end of the trial, you know, OJ was acquitted. He was found not guilty. But the highlight of the trial and the main focus was the person left a black glove at the scene of the crown. And OJ, during the trial, he tried on that glove that was found, and the glove didn't fit, being that the glove didn't fit. You know, his hands were bigger than the glove. The popular line was, if the glove don't fit, then we must have quit. That was the line that made famous, that Johnny Cochran made famous. And, you know, knowing how business is and everything today, he should have trademarked that. You know, that the trademarks on that name, on that word would have made him a millionaire alone. That's all that everybody was saying. That's all that everybody remembered from the trial. But he was found not guilty. Even though I'm going to be real, somebody lost their life. And I understand some people think he did it, some people think he didn't. You know, it's a, it's a, it's a crazy subject. You know, he never admitted to anything. Nobody else was ever accused. So, you know, I'm not gonna really get into that part of it. It's one of those situations where people are just gonna have the opinion one way or another on the subject. But I do know even though he was found not guilty, he was still treated like he was guilty all the way up until his death last week. Now, I want to take another break here on the slackest Talk podcast. And when I return, I want to talk to y'all about how I want to share a story with you. And the story is what I've been talking about, like, all along, you know, and I keep repeating myself. But when we come back, I want to talk to you about how this is another example of we as people, man, we losing it, we losing it. We gotta have, we gotta have somebody that's our champion, you know? And this is like, OJ is another example of how things went a total different way. That's coming up here on the Slykers Talk podcast. Keep it locked. Stay tuned. If you are a musician, dj, podcaster, radio host, or you do anything dealing with an audio platform, check out a company called Sonar. They specialize in musical WordPress names and services. 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We talked about how he did it in 14 games. And, you know, we now play 17 games in the season and there's no running backs that come close to that. And we talked about how, you know, he's a hero for a lot of men, you know, that wanted to become football players. You know, a lot of people looked up to him. A lot of people wanted to imitate his game, his style of play, the way he run, and this overall, man, his legacy. We also talked about how later on in his life after retirement, he was accused of murdering his ex wife and her friend. And, you know, this led to a police case. This led to, you know, his trial being broadcast on tv every day for what seems like two or three years straight. This led to be to him being the most talked about figure in the world, and this led to him being known as a murderer even though he was never convicted. Now, here's the situation at hand. And I know this is for the millionth time, I'm going to sound like a broken record, but I'm going to continue to give you stories like these as long as it keeps happening. And until we actually, like, we get the point, we looking at this and we, the people as a whole, we decide, you know, to do something about it. Now, true story. True story, right. OJ passed away, you know, a couple of days ago, maybe, I'm sorry, maybe a week ago. Over a week ago. Over a week ago, right. Let me tell you how I found out about it. I was sitting here, you know, in the studio as I am now, you know, working on getting my notes, you know, together. As I remember, you know, I was doing a bunch of stuff here and there about, you know, my different companies. I was also doing, you know, some podcast stuff, getting my notes ready and just overall, like, doing what I do, man, in the lab, coming up with some ideas, handling business a little bit, you know, here and there, you know, this all over the place. This handling business right now in the studio, you know, I have three monitors, right, so I can multitask. So, you know, I'm working, I'm in the lab. And I also, on one of my monitors, I had a, I don't, I'm not sure which website it was or which platform, but I had a website hooked up to one of the monitors on one of my monitors. And it just so happened that whatever platform I was on, they were showing a video. And rather than a video, it was more like a news clip. There was a guy, I had it on mute. You know, I couldn't, I couldn't hear him because I was, I was working, you know, so I had him on mute. There was no sound. And I'm, you know, I'm back and forth. I'm working and looking at the screens, you know, back and forth, just like normal, you know, normal people do in the lab, you know, back and forth, looking back and forth, this, that, and the third. And I see this video going. And like I said, there's no sound. And at first, I know it's a video playing, I know it's a guy talking, and I notice him talking, but I'm not really realizing what he's talking about at first. Right then in the middle of me working, I must have had a freeze for a minute because I paused. And when I paused, I started really looking at the clip. Then that's when I really started to look at the clip. And when I really started to look at it, I looked. And it's OJ Simpson, right? Not only is it OJ, but, you know, they showing clips of, you know, the speed chase that we talked about earlier when he was in the white Bronco. They showing clips of him being in court, you know, during the trial. They show him trying on the glove and seeing that the glove didn't fit. And I look at the bottom of the screen and it said, you know, OJ passed away at 70, 76 years old. And, you know, immediately I'm like, oh, man, you know, like everybody else, you know, it's always sad when somebody passed. I don't want nobody to pass away, you know, I'm saying, that's just how I am about that. So I'm like, man, I didn't, I didn't know that. You know, I didn't know that happened. That's the first I heard of it, you know, that's how I found out. So, you know, I took a moment, soaked it in, thought about it, and I continued working. And the same, I kid you not, the same clip must have stayed on for about five minutes. This guy must have stayed on for about five minutes. I kid you not. I was looking back and forth. And it was him. And, you know, he was switching off between other people and, you know, bringing other people in to talk to and ask questions for the whole entire five minutes. I seen OJ in the courtroom. I seen him in the Bronco running from police. I seen him trying on the glove. I tried. I saw him while he was arrested after the murder, I believe, for the robbery. And that was played the entire clip. And if you listen to me here on the Slackest Talk podcast, and you're a fan that tune in every week, I think you know where I'm going with this by now. If you listen to all my shows and you listen to the stuff that I believe in and what I teach and everything, you know exactly where I'm going with this. Now, this is my point, and this is what bothers me and it's sad. And we have to, we have to change this, man. We have to change this, as I mentioned earlier, so I'm going to repeat myself. OJ Simpson is one of the greatest running backs to ever step foot on the football field. Not only just a running back, but he's one of the greatest NFL players to ever step foot on the field. This man is a hall of famer. He holds numerous records. He has, he's a Heisman Trophy winner. He has a number of accolades, a number of NFL records. This man is a hero to many people. Many people have decided that they want to become a football player because of OJ Simpson, because of the impact that he had, because the excitement that they had of him watching him play the game, all these accolades. The man was a broadcaster. The man was a good actor. He played in one of my good movies, naked gun, you know, the entire series, one of the funniest comic movies ever. And he did a good job in all of them, right? All these positive things that OJ is known for, right? Him being a hero, all the records, all the points, all the touchdown scored, everything he did, all these great things. All these great things. And this is how he became famous as a football player. He became famous for being a football player. That's when everybody first knew or recognized who he was from him being a football player. That's what made him. Right. All these great things. And then at the end, when the man passes away, all we see is the time that he's sitting in the courtroom being charged for murder. All we see is him running away from police in the white Bronco. All we see is him trying on a glove that don't fit. All we see is him being arrested, going to jail. That's all we hearing about. Once I got to really watching the clip and I realized what the clip was about. I watched the entire clip, like I said, for about five minutes and some change. I never saw OJ do one football play. I never seen no football highlights in there. I never seen him getting presented with the Heisman trophy. I never seen him holding up his russian title. I never seen, and I never heard anything about football or his football career. And this is what bothers me, man, like, our heroes, man, whether they are football players, OJ, one of the greatest football players of all time. And as I say this, you know, it's not about the individual case, it's not about the, you know, right or wrong or is the person guilty or not. I'm not really focusing on that part. You know, I'm not really talking about that part. I'm talking about how heroes, you know, people that we should be able to look up to, people that we should be able to use to example, to say, hey, that person made it. You know, he opened up doors for all of us. You know, we could do it because of him. OJ, one of the greatest football players. Diddy, he's gonna do it now. You know, a guy that started off in music and built an empire in clothing and liquor and became entrepreneurial, showed you that, you know, there's other ways besides music. You can brand yourself. You could do a little bit of everything and be great at it. Russell Simmons, R. Kelly, one of the greatest r and B singers. You know, his legacy is tarnished. We have to, we have to have somebody, not just one person, but we have to have a lot of people that have had this kind of impact on life, whether they one of the greatest football players, one of the greatest singers, one of the greatest entrepreneurs, one of the greatest basketball players. We have to have somebody and not only have them, but have a legacy that's not tarnished, you know what I'm saying? Have a, have a, have a person that's, that's, you know, one of the, one of the all time greats at achieving the highest success. And not only to do that, but to stay known for that, you know, not some case, not something else, you know, somebody who just went to the highest level and they stayed there all the way throughout their career, you know, and they still looked at in high regard to this day. We need more people like that. You know, people that, that's, that's, that's solid all the way through. They're not forced to sell a catalog, because they're in trouble now. You know, there are, there are billionaires out there that we don't even know who they are and they just live in it. They build a legacy. They still have that legacy and they can walk around with no problems. They don't have to sell anything. They leaving it to their sons, their daughters, their family members. And they create in generational wealth after generational wealth. That's what we need. That's what we need is everybody, it's tarnished. You know, we gotta, we gotta take days to the next level, man. We got to, we gotta put an end to this, man. Somebody has to get to the highest level. They have to stay there and they have to remain there until the day they die. Not, not they legacy not being tarnished by something else, by a court case or not having to sell off their properties or going broke. They have to go to the highest level, stay at the highest level and die at the highest level. Create generational wealth and the cycle repeats itself. That's what we need. That's what we need. And I wanted to share that story because that's another one, he's another one that, you know, just tarnished. And, you know, I said, I'm not focused on the fact if you believe he did it or not. I'm just saying in general, we gotta have, we gotta have some people that's clean, man, and remain clean. And, you know, that's the only way we gonna go to the next level. But I will, you know, say this in closing. Since his passing over a week ago, I looked at all the reports, all the news, and it's the same thing. Everybody's playing the murder trial here on the Slackest talk podcast. I wanted to celebrate his football career. I wanted to celebrate what made him famous from the get go. I don't want, you know, him being one of the greatest running backs of all time to be forgotten. And it shouldn't be because he has some amazing accomplishments that will never be done. There's not even a 14 game season anymore. So there's no running back that could rush for 2000 yards in a 14 game season. You know, he got stuff that's, that's untouched. And here on the Slackestalk podcast, I wanted you to know, I wanted him to know that we haven't forgot your football career. We appreciate, you know, what you did for the culture. I appreciate you being a hero to the older guys that came up before me, that came up watching you, the impact that they had on their lives and you know, I'm sure that you are a hero to my favorite running backs that I grew up watching. You know what I'm saying? I'm sure Barry Sanders has gotten some inspiration from you as well. But I just want to say thank you. Your football career and the positivity is not forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother, and thanks for the good times. This has been the slackest talk podcast, aka the talking to town. Now I'm your host, film producer, Jason Slack. Let's take things to the next level. You know, even if somebody never had, you know, the, we not, we all not perfect, but even if somebody got into a situation, let's still not forget the good stuff and let's take this to the next level. Let's. Let's get somebody all the way through. All the way through, man. This has to be all the way through. You have to become great, remain great, and you have to die great. That's what I'm going with on the slackestall podcast. Y'all be safe out there, and we'll be back to talk again next week. Peace.

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