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Tag Team Pokemon TCG Podcast
Tag Team Pokemon TCG Podcast

Season 3, Episode 19 · 1 year ago

3-19. Tag Team Drip

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The boys are here for the first time in 2021! Come stop by to hear about our resolutions for the year, about the most GOATed deck of the last few years, and how we plan to achieve our goals.

Yo, what is up, guys? Welcome back to tag team, the POKEMON trading card games for me,or podcasting Doo. My name is Riley Holbert, joined as always by mygood, good friend Mr JW crew. Wall JW. How you doing today? Pretty good, Riley. Nice intro today. Yeah, without on usthat, I thought there was unders like some extra has as today. Idon't know, just the way that you spoke. Your words had a lotof authority and Gravitas. Oh, thank you, thank you it. Loveyou. I gotta say you're look an awful professional now that without the theBun actually going on. I know, I know, shame. I havemourned to every day since it's cutting. I know it is sad and Iknow you were like tracking how much it grown for. Well, it was, I mean it like that. First I remember the first day that Icould actually put it into a bun. There was like that weird in betweenperiod and I don't know if you remember, but it is like I had towear a headband but it wasn't long enough to put into a bun andI had like a lot of like extra hair on the side, you know. Yeah, so it was quite a glorious day. When I can justhave everything up in a bun and then just to see how that hard workgo out the window. Well, I didn't go out the window. Weenjoyed her while she is around, but right now we're without her and wemore in the loss. But we look ahead to a bright future, forsure. For sure, I feel like I'm kind of in an awkward hairphase right now. I don't know if I want a man but or not. My hair is like a little log but I like it a little long. It's just hard to manage. Sure not like gets in your face,in your eyes and probable with my hair is like, I feel like,compared to your hair is very straight and mine is very like wavy and curly. So I have to it's like harder to get it to bun status becauseit gets just so chaotic. So that's kind of in my little grife recently. Gotcha, Gotcha. Hey, how about those buck eyes? I knowI'm actually wearing the undisputed champ shirt from I tunny fifteen right now. Soyeah, the buck eyes definitely killed it. You know, they beat Clemson,which was awesome. It's pretty funny in to watch too, so itwas really exciting I really do enjoy. It's kind of my guilty pleasure.I don't know if it's guilty. I don't know. Actually, I'm goingto own up to it. That's my pleasure to watch blowouts. I don'tknow if you feel the same way, but I really enjoy a good blowout, especially if it's an underdog blowing out a right and there's definitely like somestory lying there. Right, like Lemson has historically been difficult for a highstate. You know, I asked. It has wins against Alabama and aswins against all sorts of other like power house teams, but Clemson has beenlike really the bin of our existence for years. So yeah, and youknow there's a little bit of trash talk in terms of rankings find the scenes, and so you know, getting that little carmeic payoff was very nice.Yes, yes, indeed it was. But you're not here to listen aboutfootball, and all right, you're here to listen about POKEMON. So Iwanted to first kick off the cast just briefly. In case you didn't geta chance to see it, and in case you have been paying attention,we did a giveaway over on our twitter. It is now over. Mr VickSabo ended up winning the trainer tool kit and the Zashi and v BattleDeck. If this is coming as a surprise to you, you should definitelydefinitely follow us on twitter at tag team pokemon. We do giveaways, wehave fun little tweets for you, we have announcements from we're going live andit's top get a little seek peaks and...

...what the episodes are looking like interms of topics. You definitely want to come over to our twitter that besure to follow us. Absolutely couldn't have said a better we we love twitteras a way of engagements and maybe that's something that we could explore more ofin two thousand and twenty one. Yeah, and actually later in the episode weplan to talk about more kind of what our goals are in two thousandand twenty one. I think that's a good one to add on to their. Speaking of two thousand and twenty one, we have a deck that's really takenthe year so far by storm. Mr Jw and I, could wetalk about this deck anymore on the podcast? I feel like we'd be remiss notto talk about it now, but we talked about it so much thatif it's kind of you it feels like we're being the dead horse a littlebit here. Yeah, definitely, definitely, of course. That deck is PeakaChuon Ze Cram. Taken home number of victories over this last week,most notably in the full group Games online series tournament number eight and the heastertournament number eighteen, piloted by you know another, well, I guess,a notable peak Ram player. Yeah, I mean he grom. Sure youknow, we've been talking for weeks now about how we really enjoyed Peka Ramin this format, how it's been a really overall good go to deck.You know, obviously taken home the player's cop as well, and this doesn'tseem like it's going anywhere. Yeah, let's just consistently putting up the numbers. It's adaptable to the format that is placed in. You know what,I guess. What more do you want us to really say about Peak Rom? We've really really been as dominance in full for us here. Yeah,it's pretty amazing that you have a deck that loses like arguably the best piecesabout it. Like I think you could really make a case for, youknow, electro power being one of the best cards in the deck in lastformat and then to lose it and still be able to compete is pretty incredible. And then, you know, even losing things like Thunder Mountain, likethat was a very good card for the deck last format as well, andjust it's amazing that it's still around. It's still here and it really,like you said, isn't going anywhere, no doubt, no doubt. Andwe were talking before the cast and I think I think it's worth saying,like Pe Kurram really is, in my mind at least, up there inthe Pantheon of like alltime decks. It's it's been such a mainstay in expandedand standard ever since it came out. It's been so adaptable to the formatsit's placed in well also still maintaining like a straightforward and simple strategy. Toa degree, I'm like obviously Pe Kurram. I feel like Pe Krom really variesin terms of like a tech attackers and various formats, but you know, overall the goal is to get a peak ram powered up and that usehim to go forward into the night, whether that means powering up something elseor going in with a tag bowl attle right shoe has been a staple,obviously, since you find minds came out, sure, but the fact that thedeck is main hand like a level of consistency and power across over ayear now formats, or almost a year now, a form now, overover year. I don't just completely losing my mind. Over a year formatsnow. Yeah, almost two years of formats while still being a top contender, while continually losing cards to rotation. It's pretty amazing. I mean,you think about some of the best decks from all time, right, youthink about like the Guardi or Galaids, and you think about the Lux chops, you think about even think it's recently like Zorarc, and I certainly thinkyou got to put peak I'm up there...

...because just it's one pretty much sense. It's inception all the way to now. And you know, it's amazing whatthis deck can do. And I think you know, in terms ofindividual formats, I don't think peek ur I'm truly like matches up with someof the like strongest decks we've had of all time. Sure, but Ithink what Peek Roum really is going for is it's staying power and it's consistencyas remaining one of the top decks. Sure, you know, whereas youhad decks like guard of our glaid that were, you know, unequivocally likebest decks in their format, peak rom never really reaches that status, Idon't feel, like where it's just like blows everything out of the water.But what it does have is it consistently beats a lot of things and stayshanging with the best act, which I think is still worth noting. Right. Yeah, you know, we look back at Zor, are very rarelyto Zoreak have like a complete strangle hold on every single deck in the format. Sure, but it insistently had staying power and was able to handle allsorts of things, and he cram almost feels like it's more in that category. Sure, Yep, absolutely, so super cool. Obviously we're stands apeak. I'm here SAG team, I mean peterups kind of like the thenamesake of the show in a way. You know, we started, westarted the show and Peek Aram was coming out tag team for the saying.So right. Yeah, kind of crazy, though. He Kurram is kind ofhad a major impact on on our journey here, on us as individuals. There you go, and there you go your Crom. Now I feellike they don't have to be to dead horse. Fantastic deck. It's definitelymy got in this format going forward. You know, if you're ever unsurewhat to play, Pek Ram in all of its forms is a really goodchoice. HMM, totally, totally. What are some other top decks,Riley, that you've been seeing recently and that you've been liking in terms oflists that have come out from these tournaments? I really enjoy, like straightforward atturn it this decks right now. I think it turn it. Thisis one of the decks that hangs the best that p Kurram, you wereI'm really is reliant on getting good paralysis off and getting good hammer flipped yellgrowing hits keep up with it. Turn it it's in like a meaningful capacityand sometimes, if they just don't quite hit right, it's heartiness can reallyjust blow you out and while also maintaining like relatively good matchups across the board, especially against like tag team pokemon and Senny Scorch, as well as likehistorically been a good matchup. So I think it turn of this is apretty solid stay in this format. I'd also call out another deck that Ihave enjoyed and have called out recently. I called it a specifically in theATP this format, but I think ex couldrill is kind of got a nichefor itself right now. I think the ATP matchups going to be your hardestone, but Peter Rom and a turn of this are both pretty favorable andif you can find ways to plow through your deck quickly enough to get toyour I forget what it's called. It's like last chance tackle or something likethat. If you gets that one hundred and eighty damage attack on the extradrill to actually be able to knock out Zaustions with the stadium and play,then theoretically you can hang with ATP. It's kind of hard to do,but I definitely know. I've been the ATP and been against extra drills thatgot there really fast and it's not pleasant. Right, right exactly. I wantto look back around to you make a really good point. They're aboutthe about the ex could drill. I think it is quite an interesting deckand obviously suffers a lot from just atps existence and you definitely look at thatdeck as being something that in a format of tournament that maybe has atp bandas that deck probably flourishing, obviously taking those extremely good match which just basedon weakness, but also being able to...

...hit just hard enough to take downreally anything. I want to look back to a turn. It is,in as much as it has one of the best matchup spreads right now.I was looking on twitter and I found a spread chart from a limitless kindof overview of their tournaments and it had a turn it this as going prettymuch fifty against all the other top contenders. You know, the ATPEC's, thepeak ROMs, Lucario Mel Metal, Bliss Falon sent to Scorch Mewtwo,while only having that one unfavorable matchup of those seven decks against Lucario Mel Metal, and so I think it just we've been kind of saying it like peakAramin, a turnity speak, Ramin eternity is but to have this limitless graphicbreak it down to the point where they're taking the data from tournaments, turningit into a graphic and then that still backs up the claims that we aremaking is really gratifying. So it turn it is one of the best deckshands down and has even or favorable matchups against most of the format. Obviouslywe're going to take, you know, some bad els, to two thingslike ex couldrill and the colossal, but the good thing is that those aren'treally that highly played right now. Yeah, and even then, like if colossalcross awkwardly or gets what weird start both people on man, a turnof this can kind of get there certain situations. So yeah, sure,certainly like mainstays in the format P grum and and a turn of this.Any other decks that really jump out of you lately, JW, anything kindof inspiring you and getting in creative juice is flowing? Yeah, I've reallyenjoyed sind race. I did a video interesting the other day. Yeah,Sind race seems like something that if I were to play kind of casually butstill wanted to have. You know, we're talking about the the Non vMax. No, no, The v Max Bro Okay, okay, yeah, yes, I can saddress that's why I ask right. Yeah, absolutely. Now it has has a couple of interesting attacks. Got A one hundredand seventy burn attack and then I counter attack. The counter attack is reallycool because you can actually heal in between. So you can get hit into andthen you can heal bring it back. But then when you come back tothe active you can do the same amount of damage that you got swunginto for. So that effect like doesn't reset. The Game Remembers. Youknow, okay, you got hit in two for thirty or one hundred eightyor whatever it is, and you know, even if you Malon Laana, youcan go ahead and swing back for that damage. So I find Sindrace to be a very tanky option for, I don't know, just just anothervmax color that you can play another vmax color. Yeah, yeah,that's Super Fun. Yeah, there isn't an ass because I and all theselike table moon events. I feel like that the baby sindoor race has beenpopping up everywhere around over the deal. Sure that is I guess that's thedeal was option, right, like yeah, Oh, yeah, definitely it's certainlythat kind of zostion counter. That really the only zoshen counter. Imean if you look at the post rotation, you know next format next at postworlds. I guess what, we don't have worlds, but next rotation. Certainly Zoshen is like the deck to be. You just have just somany options. You're just consistent. You have this built in Drawingsen and you'reswinging pretty hard pretty quickly. So certainly the deck to beat, and alot of those sind races in that future format are able to take advantage ofthe weakness. Absolutely absolutely don't. There you have it. Are Top decksin this format are going to be pe Kuram and it turn. It isat the tippy top, and some of our fun pet x are going tobe ex could drill and sind race vmas. Yeah, they have. You know, you called out peak Ram obviously doing doing pretty well in these onlinetournaments. We also saw in a chill series tournament that ex coul drill tookhome the DUB. So I mean ex...

...couldrill can still, you know,function in this format if you're looking for something that is a little bit interestingto play. And I mean I honestly feel like it's pretty well poised,just considering the amount of fighting week dexster are right now. Yeah, andATP is kind of felt like it's on the on the low compared to howit's been before. I mean I've kind of been saying that for a while, like it hasn't ever felt like the dominant deck, and that still doesn'tmean that it doesn't, I don't know, maybe this is a topic that wehave already discussed or could discuss further, but it almost doesn't feel like,you know, ATP probably should be banned because it does maybe limit alittle bit of the deck building creativity, but it definitely doesn't feel like thatdominant force that it has in the past. For sure as felt like in thepast. So for sure. Yeah, I think the linealist right up dida good job of explaining like why ATP might deserve a band. I'mjust because it basically decides it's games on turn one. It's actually yeah,so I think that makes enough sense to me. But it never I don'tknow, it doesn't feel like an extremely dominant deck it but it feels likea deck that is oppressive and on fun have around. Yeah, definitely couldn'tagree more there. Cool. So let's just jump right in to our cardof the day here, JW. I pick this car of the day especiallyfor you. So I needed some good news in my life. As youall know, I am a huge efficionado of the mad party archetype. Itis by far my favorite deck to play in this format. I love discardingthose little guys and doing lots of damage. and JW is a big, bigfan of a certain pokemon and that is going to be glary and MrRyan. So on twitter there's for context. There was a new Mr Ryan revealedthat does like forty times the amount of ball item cards in your handthat you discard, which sounds awful to be honest. and I wonder whatthey're going to do at her balloon, because I don't think they want thatto count. Oh yeah, that is interesting. That's more of a showerthought, though, so I thought it honor of this, I would givejw a little bit of a gift in shouting out glaring Mr Rhyme for madparty. So obviously it has the mad party attack, which is functionally uselessbecause it is for a water and I will colorless and unless there's some wayto fulfill that water cost effectively, glary Mr Ryan will never see play inan attacking way. But I like the glary Mr Rhyme a because he's goofyand fun and a Mad Partier, but I love his like random ability thathe has as well. So if you're unfamiliar, haven't read Glary Mr Ryan, be besides by this mad party. That's the shuffled dance, attack orability. Sorry, and this is kind of be one of the most interestedthe abilities I ever see. So, once to your turn, you mayswitch one of your opponents face down prize cards with the top card of theirdeck. That is just completely ridiculous. Yeah, it is, it is. It's actually so funny, like if your opponent just, I don't know, maybe they use a rang guru to try and like stack their Marny forSycamore for next turn and you just like put it in their prices image thatof imagine losing like that. That ability is so funny to me. Idon't know, I think it's so good. This is a great card. ILove Glory, Mr Ryan, the card. Obviously, if you washedback on our least favorite pokemon video, Glariya, MR R'm did end upgetting the worst pokemon of generation eight, so not a fan favorite it termsof Pokemon. I just every time you say Galeryan, Mr I'm like myheart like clenches. Like you, sir, I actually have this kind of likegut reaction, this physical reaction,...

...to when you say Mr Mime ormy junior glarian, Mr Rhyme, like it all just kind of makes mefeel just almost not human in a way. That's why I wanted to share thiswith you. This is my gift, Huh, the Great Card Fun Art, and I also just want to shout out, like the Mr Rhymein general has a lot of bizarre cards. It has the screen cleaner Mr Rhyme. It has the balmb is str rhyme and has mad party like something'sgoing on in the Mr Rhyme like cinematic universe and it's starts weird. It'slike that off brand superhero that I drank the surge or something from, youknow, one thousand nine hundred and ninety, and now is turned into some weirdabomination at the Mr Rhyme cinematic universe. Something dark is definitely happening there.For sure. Shouts to Mr Rhyme as a pokemon and as Kirche shoutout. So we wanted to spend the latter half of the cast today Ikind of talking about our goals. Right in the spirit of new years andNew Year's resolutions. I figured it'd be a good opportunity for us to kindof share out what some of our resolutions are and how we might go aboutachieving them and this coming year. So, yeah, JW, I kind ofI wanted to start with like a little bit of a structure format tothis and then we can kind of, you know, see where it goesfrom there. But I wanted to take three different kinds of goals. SoI wanted to know like a personal goal or resolution and Pokemon centric goal orresolution and a tag team centric goal or resolution. There you can sit onthose for a minute and I'll start to like give on on my own.X. I obviously didn't give you like time to prep on that. Yeah, yeah, for sure, so I'll I'll actually go backwards. So I'llstart with tag team. For Tag team, I think a really good point thatyou magw and I think it's kind of expands to my larger goal isI want to find more continuous ways to engage our community. So outside ofjust are typical like chatting experience, I want to develop like stronger like communityrelations on the podcast, so be that through twitter or some other mechanism.I want to make sure that people are feel like they're involved and they havein a voice that's heard in tag team. So ways you might accomplish that wouldbe, you know, through more direct engagement on twitter or, youknow, including more viewer topics ahead of time into our cast. Some ofthe ideas I've been thinking about in terms of Pokemon. For my next goalhere, one thing I really want to do is just take home a dubin a large tournament at some point in two thousand and twenty one. Ihaven't really been doing a lot of the online tournaments so far. Just reallyhaven't had the time or the energy, to be honest, but I'm hopingthis invest more time into like actively playing at a competitive level the game thatI love so much, and I really felt invigorated when I was doing playerscut to and I kind of want to continue that like energy and momentum aswe get deeper into two thousand and twenty one. I imagine that most oftwenty one will still be online since my haunch, unless something changes very rapidly. So we'll see how that like evolves over time. But I want totake on a dub. Dubs are so nice. Yeah, absolutely. Iwas thinking like literally, sometime very early on in two thousand and twenty Igot like a nice two League Cup wins back to back. Yeah, there'slike both of them were at the start of two thousand and twenty and itwas like right before everything went the crap and I ought to like relive thatglory. I hear you, man, I remember, I like very distinctlyremember the last League Cup I played ATP...

...and I like swept through everybody andI made the finals and I won and it was like okay, see younext week, and then the whole world shuts down and it's amazing how thatkind of stuff happens. I mean it's just wild. Like you, Idon't know that I necessarily took it for granted because at that point, likeI just had so many other things on my played already, like it washard to get to tournaments, so every time I did it was it wasa joy and something that I really look forward to. But yeah, it'sjust amazing. Like I was touching physical cards today and I was like man, I really really miss this. Yeah, for sure, I definitely miss playingphysical cards, but I still want to try and get a win somewherein the absence of a physical event. Yeah, I really do, likelove this game and I love playing it. It's just been hard for me toget as motivated in the online setting and I want to kind of changethat attitude a little bit. I kind of hardened his back to and discussionson twitter today. You know, online events, are they as hard aspittschool events? Does it even matter? Like they're still pokemon events. There'slarge amount of people competing in them and like who are who are we oranyone else to like try and tear down the accomplishment? Right, sure,that is. That is a win. When is a win? Who's goingto tell you otherwise? Right, you were in yeah, I mean it'sI think a lot of it is what you know, what you place onit. Right. So if you're proud of it, then that's great.You know, and then I am. I am happy to, you know, give you that space to be proud of your accomplishments, and that's thesame for online tournaments as it is for in person tournaments, as it isfor, you know, anything you do in your life. Yeah, really, or, you know, you got a new dog or you got agirlfriend or a boyfriend, like, I'm going to be happy for you ifyou're happy for you. So, exactly, keep doing your thing, man.Exactly. then. My last goal here for two thousand and twenty one, my personal goal. I have an extension of like my fitness journey throughoutthe last couple of years. Is I want to work on like my ownself image and self confidence. I feel like I place a lot of mylike value in other people's opinion of me and I want to have like amore independent, like positive, affirmed view of myself. That's something it takesa lot of work and a lot of time, but that's definitely something Iwant to pretty heavily work on this year. Yeah, yeah, it's great,a lot of great things there. What are what are kind of theactual steps that you're going to take towards that third goal? It's a littletough. I think some of it's going to come down to even like simplethings like taking time at the end of day just like meditate or like thinkabout things that I did that were successful in a day. You know,a lot and a lot of it's like kind of in your head right likejust, you know, taking a look at yourself in the mirror in themorning, like giving yourself positive affirmation and positive space. I think some ofit as well is to almost like train myself like kind of like slide myselfon the wrist to like not be reliant on other people to like for myopinion of myself, it's tough. It's tough. I'm very hard on myself, naturally. So yeah, it's tough, like as discretely planned out, butit's something I will hundred percent be working on and, like my strategyfor it, will almost certainly be evolving as the year goes on. Yeah, definitely, definitely, that's good. How about you, JW, though? What are your your three goals, those three different categories? Okay,yeah, so tag team. Am I allowed to say like analytics, like, am I allowed to talk for it? All right, I did. Ijust never know, because I feel like stats, particularly with podcasts,are very secretive, like we don't really know what's going on, you know, as opposed to like a youtube video or right, I can go searchup anyone and see, okay, they got, you know, this amountof views on this video or over this month, you know, or theyhave this amount of subscribers, like we just know that inherently. And alot of other content creation platforms we know,...

...like you go on their Patreon,okay, they're making this amount of money and they have this amount ofsupporters, like it's just very obvious. But with the podcasting realm that's alittle less obvious. So, if I may be a little bit transparent here, appeel back the curtain. We've had really great growth here over the lasthalf of the last year. I feel like I sound like a broken recordwhen I talk about the growth of my own channel and tag team, butit really is true. So we are averaging somewhere in that three to fourthousand listens every month or every period, they say so every thirty day period, and that's that's great. I would love to, you know, obviouslyincrease that. I think like a achievable goal that we could have for thecast would be somewhere in the five to six thousand range every month of downloads, and that would be where I would want to go. Now how doI achieve that? I mean, I think it's a lot of what yousaid, you know, trying to drive some engagement, trying to just getmore people involved, because I think we do have a lot of people thatare very excited about the cast that either listen live or, you know,I know a lot of you guys are listening, you know, obviously behindthe scenes, because I could see the numbers. You know, there area lot of you guys listening, but you know, we do have apretty passionate fan base and so it's just trying to grow that. You know, it is trying to grow that, that base. That's that's that's alwaysthe hard part, right. I know that there are a lot of passionatepeople out there and now let's try to let's try to grow the family.So that would be the goal for tag team. And then, in termsof a personal goal, I've been doing some home workouts, which has beengreat. I feel like it's you know, it's not a it's not ever something. I don't know that that I don't know, just getting the fitnessand check. I've been watching a Lo lot of fitness tick tock. Sopretty inspiring. But it has been like pretty fun to like lift weights.It has never had I had never lifted weights before, but my wife gotsome, you know, fifteen pound dumb bells and I've been slaying those cratersaround and, you know, doing doing all the things that you can dowith, you know, minimal weight dumb bells. Yeah, but it's beenit's been pretty enjoyable. You know, I've gotten some some good sweats onand I've never truly felt the endorphin rush of a workout, but you know, I love like playing sports and getting my work out in that way whereit's like a goal oriented competition. But you know, with lifting weights Ican definitely like start to see the appeal. Like I've tried to give it enoughtime. So I'd say over the last like two months, like I'vebeen doing just, you know, again like he can't do a ton witha fifteen pound dumb bells, but you can do something. So been tryingto do something and maybe eventually, if I feel comfortable going to a gymor you know, maybe we can find more weights at a very appropriate price, because man, that's expensive. I didn't realize how expensive having weights.There actually was a huge like inflation on dumb bells post covid. Okay,okay, how much were they before covid? They are still kind of expensive,but I'm pretty sure you like, if you can look it up,there's like articles about it, but they like one of a lot. Okay, I have no doubt, because right now we're seeing about two dollars perpound. So if you're thinking, you know, if you extrapolate that intoyou know, if you get twenty five pound dumb bells, while you're allof a sudden it's a hundred dollars for two dumb bells. Right it's likewow, that doesn't really seem for what they're doing for me, like itdoesn't seem worth it, but anyway. So I would be a personal goalslike to continue lifting weights, and I hear that it's really good for likebone density when you're old, and I'm basically ninety year old, a nineyear old in my mind, so maybe I need density now and then.A pokemon goal that I have is a...

...very it's coming up soon. Ireally want to qualify for that day too of Players Cup three, and missedout by about eight points on Players Cup two, and so just trying tobe in the right mind space and head space and preparation space for Players Cupthree. The reach goal would be to obviously win the Players Cup, whichI always want to do whenever I play in a tournament, but that kindof comfortable goal that I feel very confident in achieving would be to make itonto the second leg of competition. So that would be my pokemon base goalfor two thousand and twenty one. Yeah, those players Cups I get excited whenI'm in the many. Yeah, it's pretty it's pretty exciting. Imean I'm going to extend the extend offer, Riley. I mean if you wantto do like some actual hardcore testing. I don't know the last time thatI didn't do. Well, no, I do remember the last time,but I don't frequently get it, get the chance to do, youknow, really meticulous testing like you know kind of we used to do withwith you before regionals or something like that. So I'm opening the offer. Iwould love to, you know, work more for Players Cup three orfor any other tournaments that we have come on up. That's a good idea. So well, I think those are some really good set of goals andI hope that both as a as a cast and a duo and just individually, that we're able to reach for this. Yeah, absolutely. We have acomment here in the chat. You need a tag team online tournament.What do you think about that, Riley? I'm curiously what kind of structure wewould take on that, because we also do have the full grip onlineseries, it's true, but for Gup, obviously, is it a great allyand sponsor of the cast to stuff, but that said, like we talkedabout this I think I like five months ago now, maybe longer,of potentially doing something. Yeah, I guess I'm curious with the the communitywould want out of that and then we sure we can tell out of itthat meet that need. You know, I would love to like Co casta tournament with you or do something from the Sean to feel that community.Yeah, absolutely, always be thinking of new ideas. J W. doyou have any like super like I think they're called, like big fat airyaudacious goals in in two thousand and twenty one, anything crazy you're trying toreach for? I mean, I guess for like well, the first thingis to get a job, right, so I'm doing this coding thing,and I say it's so like flippently, like I'm doing this coding thing,but it's actually, you know, basically going back to school. That's likea job, like school as a job, which I've never really well, I'vehad before, but it's been kind of like varied topics, right whereyou'd like do individual practice and then you'd you know, play in an orchestraand then you might have your lesson, you know. So it was alot of work, kind of spread out over various things, whereas this isa lot of work and it's all one kind of one track, you know, and so that'll be a little bit different for me. So obviously,you know, the end goal of that get a job. And and Ihave been looking at houses recently. We found like, I mean it's nota dream house because it's like a first house, but it would be.It would be fantastic. It would be fantastic. We're going to go seeit tomorrow. It's like in the location that we like. I mean we'rein Bexley, or near Bexley. You would know Riley. So I'm tellingyou the details, but we're near Bexley and this one is just like literallylike two streets down from where we are now. So great location and theprice range is perfect for what we can afford right now. And it wouldbe just nice to have our own space as opposed to renting. and Ohyeah, for sure, put that, you know, money into the realestate right, investing in yourself. Yeah,...

...exactly, and it's about that time. And Yeah, so maybe the stars will align. They probably won't. Doesn't seem, you know, likely, but it's a possibility. So we'reopen for that. And Yeah, another another goal that and I wantto have. It sounds kind of like silly to put this as like ain the in the same realm as the other two, but I really wantto like make more merge in two thousand and twenty one. You know,my friend was texting me that. He said he wished we had tag teammerge, and I started to come up with some ideas. Yeah, Ididn't really bring them to you because I didn't wasn't sure if you wanted todo anything, but it no, I like really want to do I wantto do merch for my for my personal channel, and it's not really likeI'm not really hoping to like make a lot of money, because I amyou know, we're not like the biggest thing, but it just may becool, like I just want it because it's like I want it for myself. Really, I was thinking like a polo with the logo on the youknow, it would be because we want something that's a little bit you know, I feel like that reflects the cast, right, so like a little likea polo. I don't know that they I was thinking to like replacethe class, not a cast. We have like a very our consistent themein terms of like imaging is always been like duel, like duel almost,like there's always been like two colors going on. Obviously, ever logo,I was thinking we could do like a my picture in my mind and ourgoing into details was like a crew neck or a sweah shirt, but itwas like a color block with some so we would have like maybe our redwith our blue sleeves or something like something cool, you know, something verylike street where, like trendy. Yeah, we're sleeve. Oh, that wouldbe sweet. Yea something cool. I don't know how we would everget that made, but that would be cool. There's got to be away, there's got to be away. So that was like my main idea.I want. My firm brought it up to me. Okay, and thenwe could have like we can still have our logo almost like a almost likea like a Polo Ralph Lauren. Right, we'd have our logo like in thein this corner on the chest, you know. Okay, that'd besick. All right, well, let's let's make it a goal in thenext month to like take an evening or a weekend ay and like just likedo it, just do it, just make it happen. Whatever way ithas to happen, let's just make it happen. Yeah, so if youhave you're listening and you have ideas or tag team merge, you should havedropped them on our twitter. We'd love to hear what you got. Absolutelyor if any ideas, we said our particularly appealing to drop pinions on thatas well. Yeah, let us know what you'd buy and really like.I don't think we'd be that interested in making like a huge turn around ourmerch but I think having get out there would be really cool. Yeah,yeah, no, no, it probably and honestly, like any any profitswould go basically back into the cast, right. Yeah, any posits wouldbe like, Oh, well, we get to do an extra giveaway thisweek or this yeah, for sure, for sure. Like, I thinkone thing is like worth noting in Tho spirtish transparencies, like the cast isreally just like reinvested back into itself. We don't really drop it off ofit or anything. Anything that we've gotten from like twitch is just gone intolike getaways or or like maintaining our our quality and getting logos and like that. Yeah, absolutely awesome. So think we're approaching the end here. Today, JW, anything that you want to share with our viewers and nuggets ofwisdom for two thousand and twenty one? Well, just don't doom scroll.Don't doom scroll. That's a good one for sure, in the spirit ofthe day here. Yeah, I'm fault. I'm falling victim to it. I'mgetting really overwhelmed. I don't I...

...don't normally feel, and we've talkedabout this, like I me personally, I don't normally feel the effects oflike mental fatigue or or mental stress that I felt like I was that Icouldn't overcome. But certainly it today just is hitting a little bit different forsure. So how about you, Riley? Anything else you want to leave uswith? You know, Love Yourself, do what's right for you in twothousand and twenty one. Stay healthy, you stay safe and stay listening totag team. Absolutely I couldn't have said it better myself. So thankyou, guys all so much for listening. We appreciate every single listener that pospsby, be it for every single episode or one episode. You guysare truly truly valuable to us and yeah, have a great week. We'll seein next Wednesday. That's the same time, same place. Tag Teamby Everyone.

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