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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 my good, good friend Mr JW crew. Wall JW. How you doing today? Pretty good, Riley. Nice intro today. Yeah, without on us that, I thought there was unders like some extra has as today. I don't know, just the way that you spoke. Your words had a lot of authority and Gravitas. Oh, thank you, thank you it. Love you. I gotta say you're look an awful professional now that without the the Bun actually going on. I know, I know, shame. I have mourned to every day since it's cutting. I know it is sad and I know you were like tracking how much it grown for. Well, it was, I mean it like that. First I remember the first day that I could actually put it into a bun. There was like that weird in between period and I don't know if you remember, but it is like I had to wear a headband but it wasn't long enough to put into a bun and I had like a lot of like extra hair on the side, you know. Yeah, so it was quite a glorious day. When I can just have everything up in a bun and then just to see how that hard work go out the window. Well, I didn't go out the window. We enjoyed her while she is around, but right now we're without her and we more in the loss. But we look ahead to a bright future, for sure. For sure, I feel like I'm kind of in an awkward hair phase 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 because it gets just so chaotic. So that's kind of in my little grife recently. Gotcha, Gotcha. Hey, how about those buck eyes? I know I'm actually wearing the undisputed champ shirt from I tunny fifteen right now. So yeah, the buck eyes definitely killed it. You know, they beat Clemson, which was awesome. It's pretty funny in to watch too, so it was 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 going to own up to it. That's my pleasure to watch blowouts. I don't know 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 some story lying there. Right, like Lemson has historically been difficult for a high state. You know, I asked. It has wins against Alabama and as wins against all sorts of other like power house teams, but Clemson has been like really the bin of our existence for years. So yeah, and you know 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 about football, and all right, you're here to listen about POKEMON. So I wanted to first kick off the cast just briefly. In case you didn't get a 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 Vick Sabo ended up winning the trainer tool kit and the Zashi and v Battle Deck. If this is coming as a surprise to you, you should definitely definitely follow us on twitter at tag team pokemon. We do giveaways, we have fun little tweets for you, we have announcements from we're going live and it's top get a little seek peaks and...

...what the episodes are looking like in terms of topics. You definitely want to come over to our twitter that be sure to follow us. Absolutely couldn't have said a better we we love twitter as a way of engagements and maybe that's something that we could explore more of in two thousand and twenty one. Yeah, and actually later in the episode we plan to talk about more kind of what our goals are in two thousand and 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 taken the year so far by storm. Mr Jw and I, could we talk about this deck anymore on the podcast? I feel like we'd be remiss not to talk about it now, but we talked about it so much that if it's kind of you it feels like we're being the dead horse a little bit here. Yeah, definitely, definitely, of course. That deck is Peaka Chuon 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 heaster tournament number eighteen, piloted by you know another, well, I guess, a notable peak Ram player. Yeah, I mean he grom. Sure you know, we've been talking for weeks now about how we really enjoyed Peka Ram in 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't seem 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 pieces about it. Like I think you could really make a case for, you know, electro power being one of the best cards in the deck in last format and then to lose it and still be able to compete is pretty incredible. And then, you know, even losing things like Thunder Mountain, like that was a very good card for the deck last format as well, and just 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. And we 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 in the Pantheon of like alltime decks. It's it's been such a mainstay in expanded and standard ever since it came out. It's been so adaptable to the formats it's placed in well also still maintaining like a straightforward and simple strategy. To a degree, I'm like obviously Pe Kurram. I feel like Pe Krom really varies in 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 use him to go forward into the night, whether that means powering up something else or 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 the deck is main hand like a level of consistency and power across over a year now formats, or almost a year now, a form now, over over year. I don't just completely losing my mind. Over a year formats now. 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, you think 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 think you 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 what this deck can do. And I think you know, in terms of individual formats, I don't think peek ur I'm truly like matches up with some of the like strongest decks we've had of all time. Sure, but I think what Peek Roum really is going for is it's staying power and it's consistency as remaining one of the top decks. Sure, you know, whereas you had decks like guard of our glaid that were, you know, unequivocally like best decks in their format, peak rom never really reaches that status, I don'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 stays hanging with the best act, which I think is still worth noting. Right. Yeah, you know, we look back at Zor, are very rarely to 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 all sorts of things, and he cram almost feels like it's more in that category. Sure, Yep, absolutely, so super cool. Obviously we're stands a peak. I'm here SAG team, I mean peterups kind of like the the namesake of the show in a way. You know, we started, we started the show and Peek Aram was coming out tag team for the saying. So right. Yeah, kind of crazy, though. He Kurram is kind of had a major impact on on our journey here, on us as individuals. There you go, and there you go your Crom. Now I feel like they don't have to be to dead horse. Fantastic deck. It's definitely my got in this format going forward. You know, if you're ever unsure what to play, Pek Ram in all of its forms is a really good choice. HMM, totally, totally. What are some other top decks, Riley, that you've been seeing recently and that you've been liking in terms of lists that have come out from these tournaments? I really enjoy, like straightforward at turn it this decks right now. I think it turn it. This is one of the decks that hangs the best that p Kurram, you were I'm really is reliant on getting good paralysis off and getting good hammer flipped yell growing hits keep up with it. Turn it it's in like a meaningful capacity and sometimes, if they just don't quite hit right, it's heartiness can really just 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 like historically been a good matchup. So I think it turn of this is a pretty solid stay in this format. I'd also call out another deck that I have enjoyed and have called out recently. I called it a specifically in the ATP this format, but I think ex couldrill is kind of got a niche for itself right now. I think the ATP matchups going to be your hardest one, but Peter Rom and a turn of this are both pretty favorable and if you can find ways to plow through your deck quickly enough to get to your I forget what it's called. It's like last chance tackle or something like that. If you gets that one hundred and eighty damage attack on the extra drill 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 that got there really fast and it's not pleasant. Right, right exactly. I want to look back around to you make a really good point. They're about the about the ex could drill. I think it is quite an interesting deck and obviously suffers a lot from just atps existence and you definitely look at that deck as being something that in a format of tournament that maybe has atp band as that deck probably flourishing, obviously taking those extremely good match which just based on weakness, but also being able to...

...hit just hard enough to take down really 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 kind of overview of their tournaments and it had a turn it this as going pretty much fifty against all the other top contenders. You know, the ATPEC's, the peak 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 peak Aramin, a turnity speak, Ramin eternity is but to have this limitless graphic break it down to the point where they're taking the data from tournaments, turning it into a graphic and then that still backs up the claims that we are making is really gratifying. So it turn it is one of the best decks hands down and has even or favorable matchups against most of the format. Obviously we're going to take, you know, some bad els, to two things like ex couldrill and the colossal, but the good thing is that those aren't really that highly played right now. Yeah, and even then, like if colossal cross awkwardly or gets what weird start both people on man, a turn of 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 kind of inspiring you and getting in creative juice is flowing? Yeah, I've really enjoyed 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 but still wanted to have. You know, we're talking about the the Non v Max. 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 hundred and seventy burn attack and then I counter attack. The counter attack is really cool because you can actually heal in between. So you can get hit into and then you can heal bring it back. But then when you come back to the active you can do the same amount of damage that you got swung into for. So that effect like doesn't reset. The Game Remembers. You know, okay, you got hit in two for thirty or one hundred eighty or whatever it is, and you know, even if you Malon Laana, you can go ahead and swing back for that damage. So I find Sind race to be a very tanky option for, I don't know, just just another vmax color that you can play another vmax color. Yeah, yeah, that's Super Fun. Yeah, there isn't an ass because I and all these like table moon events. I feel like that the baby sindoor race has been popping up everywhere around over the deal. Sure that is I guess that's the deal was option, right, like yeah, Oh, yeah, definitely it's certainly that kind of zostion counter. That really the only zoshen counter. I mean if you look at the post rotation, you know next format next at post worlds. I guess what, we don't have worlds, but next rotation. Certainly Zoshen is like the deck to be. You just have just so many options. You're just consistent. You have this built in Drawingsen and you're swinging pretty hard pretty quickly. So certainly the deck to beat, and a lot of those sind races in that future format are able to take advantage of the weakness. Absolutely absolutely don't. There you have it. Are Top decks in this format are going to be pe Kuram and it turn. It is at the tippy top, and some of our fun pet x are going to be ex could drill and sind race vmas. Yeah, they have. You know, you called out peak Ram obviously doing doing pretty well in these online tournaments. We also saw in a chill series tournament that ex coul drill took home 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 interesting to 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, and ATP is kind of felt like it's on the on the low compared to how it'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't mean that it doesn't, I don't know, maybe this is a topic that we have 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 a little bit of the deck building creativity, but it definitely doesn't feel like that dominant force that it has in the past. For sure as felt like in the past. So for sure. Yeah, I think the linealist right up did a good job of explaining like why ATP might deserve a band. I'm just 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't know, it doesn't feel like an extremely dominant deck it but it feels like a deck that is oppressive and on fun have around. Yeah, definitely couldn't agree more there. Cool. So let's just jump right in to our card of the day here, JW. I pick this car of the day especially for you. So I needed some good news in my life. As you all know, I am a huge efficionado of the mad party archetype. It is by far my favorite deck to play in this format. I love discarding those little guys and doing lots of damage. and JW is a big, big fan of a certain pokemon and that is going to be glary and Mr Ryan. So on twitter there's for context. There was a new Mr Ryan revealed that does like forty times the amount of ball item cards in your hand that you discard, which sounds awful to be honest. and I wonder what they're going to do at her balloon, because I don't think they want that to count. Oh yeah, that is interesting. That's more of a shower thought, though, so I thought it honor of this, I would give jw a little bit of a gift in shouting out glaring Mr Rhyme for mad party. So obviously it has the mad party attack, which is functionally useless because it is for a water and I will colorless and unless there's some way to fulfill that water cost effectively, glary Mr Ryan will never see play in an attacking way. But I like the glary Mr Rhyme a because he's goofy and fun and a Mad Partier, but I love his like random ability that he 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 or ability. Sorry, and this is kind of be one of the most interested the abilities I ever see. So, once to your turn, you may switch one of your opponents face down prize cards with the top card of their deck. 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 for Sycamore for next turn and you just like put it in their prices image that of imagine losing like that. That ability is so funny to me. I don't know, I think it's so good. This is a great card. I Love Glory, Mr Ryan, the card. Obviously, if you washed back on our least favorite pokemon video, Glariya, MR R'm did end up getting the worst pokemon of generation eight, so not a fan favorite it terms of Pokemon. I just every time you say Galeryan, Mr I'm like my heart like clenches. Like you, sir, I actually have this kind of like gut reaction, this physical reaction,...

...to when you say Mr Mime or my junior glarian, Mr Rhyme, like it all just kind of makes me feel just almost not human in a way. That's why I wanted to share this with you. This is my gift, Huh, the Great Card Fun Art, and I also just want to shout out, like the Mr Rhyme in 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's going on in the Mr Rhyme like cinematic universe and it's starts weird. It's like that off brand superhero that I drank the surge or something from, you know, one thousand nine hundred and ninety, and now is turned into some weird abomination at the Mr Rhyme cinematic universe. Something dark is definitely happening there. For sure. Shouts to Mr Rhyme as a pokemon and as Kirche shout out. So we wanted to spend the latter half of the cast today I kind of talking about our goals. Right in the spirit of new years and New Year's resolutions. I figured it'd be a good opportunity for us to kind of share out what some of our resolutions are and how we might go about achieving them and this coming year. So, yeah, JW, I kind of I wanted to start with like a little bit of a structure format to this and then we can kind of, you know, see where it goes from there. But I wanted to take three different kinds of goals. So I wanted to know like a personal goal or resolution and Pokemon centric goal or resolution and a tag team centric goal or resolution. There you can sit on those 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'll start with tag team. For Tag team, I think a really good point that you magw and I think it's kind of expands to my larger goal is I want to find more continuous ways to engage our community. So outside of just are typical like chatting experience, I want to develop like stronger like community relations 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 have in a voice that's heard in tag team. So ways you might accomplish that would be, you know, through more direct engagement on twitter or, you know, including more viewer topics ahead of time into our cast. Some of the ideas I've been thinking about in terms of Pokemon. For my next goal here, one thing I really want to do is just take home a dub in a large tournament at some point in two thousand and twenty one. I haven't really been doing a lot of the online tournaments so far. Just really haven't had the time or the energy, to be honest, but I'm hoping this invest more time into like actively playing at a competitive level the game that I love so much, and I really felt invigorated when I was doing players cut to and I kind of want to continue that like energy and momentum as we get deeper into two thousand and twenty one. I imagine that most of twenty 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 to take on a dub. Dubs are so nice. Yeah, absolutely. I was thinking like literally, sometime very early on in two thousand and twenty I got like a nice two League Cup wins back to back. Yeah, there's like both of them were at the start of two thousand and twenty and it was like right before everything went the crap and I ought to like relive that glory. I hear you, man, I remember, I like very distinctly remember the last League Cup I played ATP...

...and I like swept through everybody and I made the finals and I won and it was like okay, see you next week, and then the whole world shuts down and it's amazing how that kind of stuff happens. I mean it's just wild. Like you, I don't know that I necessarily took it for granted because at that point, like I just had so many other things on my played already, like it was hard to get to tournaments, so every time I did it was it was a joy and something that I really look forward to. But yeah, it's just amazing. Like I was touching physical cards today and I was like man, I really really miss this. Yeah, for sure, I definitely miss playing physical cards, but I still want to try and get a win somewhere in the absence of a physical event. Yeah, I really do, like love this game and I love playing it. It's just been hard for me to get as motivated in the online setting and I want to kind of change that attitude a little bit. I kind of hardened his back to and discussions on twitter today. You know, online events, are they as hard as pittschool events? Does it even matter? Like they're still pokemon events. There's large amount of people competing in them and like who are who are we or anyone else to like try and tear down the accomplishment? Right, sure, that is. That is a win. When is a win? Who's going to tell you otherwise? Right, you were in yeah, I mean it's I think a lot of it is what you know, what you place on it. 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 the same for online tournaments as it is for in person tournaments, as it is for, you know, anything you do in your life. Yeah, really, or, you know, you got a new dog or you got a girlfriend or a boyfriend, like, I'm going to be happy for you if you'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 throughout the last couple of years. Is I want to work on like my own self image and self confidence. I feel like I place a lot of my like value in other people's opinion of me and I want to have like a more independent, like positive, affirmed view of myself. That's something it takes a lot of work and a lot of time, but that's definitely something I want to pretty heavily work on this year. Yeah, yeah, it's great, a lot of great things there. What are what are kind of the actual steps that you're going to take towards that third goal? It's a little tough. I think some of it's going to come down to even like simple things like taking time at the end of day just like meditate or like think about 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 like just, you know, taking a look at yourself in the mirror in the morning, like giving yourself positive affirmation and positive space. I think some of it as well is to almost like train myself like kind of like slide myself on the wrist to like not be reliant on other people to like for my opinion 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, but it's something I will hundred percent be working on and, like my strategy for 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. I just 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 search up anyone and see, okay, they got, you know, this amount of views on this video or over this month, you know, or they have this amount of subscribers, like we just know that inherently. And a lot 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 of supporters, like it's just very obvious. But with the podcasting realm that's a little 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 last half of the last year. I feel like I sound like a broken record when I talk about the growth of my own channel and tag team, but it really is true. So we are averaging somewhere in that three to four thousand 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, obviously increase that. I think like a achievable goal that we could have for the cast 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 do I achieve that? I mean, I think it's a lot of what you said, you know, trying to drive some engagement, trying to just get more people involved, because I think we do have a lot of people that are very excited about the cast that either listen live or, you know, I know a lot of you guys are listening, you know, obviously behind the scenes, because I could see the numbers. You know, there are a lot of you guys listening, but you know, we do have a pretty 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 always the hard part, right. I know that there are a lot of passionate people 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 terms of a personal goal, I've been doing some home workouts, which has been great. 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 fitness and check. I've been watching a Lo lot of fitness tick tock. So pretty 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 got some, you know, fifteen pound dumb bells and I've been slaying those craters around and, you know, doing doing all the things that you can do with, you know, minimal weight dumb bells. Yeah, but it's been it's been pretty enjoyable. You know, I've gotten some some good sweats on and 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 where it's like a goal oriented competition. But you know, with lifting weights I can definitely like start to see the appeal. Like I've tried to give it enough time. So I'd say over the last like two months, like I've been doing just, you know, again like he can't do a ton with a fifteen pound dumb bells, but you can do something. So been trying to do something and maybe eventually, if I feel comfortable going to a gym or 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 per pound. So if you're thinking, you know, if you extrapolate that into you know, if you get twenty five pound dumb bells, while you're all of a sudden it's a hundred dollars for two dumb bells. Right it's like wow, that doesn't really seem for what they're doing for me, like it doesn't seem worth it, but anyway. So I would be a personal goals like to continue lifting weights, and I hear that it's really good for like bone density when you're old, and I'm basically ninety year old, a nine year 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. I really want to qualify for that day too of Players Cup three, and missed out by about eight points on Players Cup two, and so just trying to be in the right mind space and head space and preparation space for Players Cup three. The reach goal would be to obviously win the Players Cup, which I always want to do whenever I play in a tournament, but that kind of comfortable goal that I feel very confident in achieving would be to make it onto the second leg of competition. So that would be my pokemon base goal for two thousand and twenty one. Yeah, those players Cups I get excited when I'm in the many. Yeah, it's pretty it's pretty exciting. I mean I'm going to extend the extend offer, Riley. I mean if you want to do like some actual hardcore testing. I don't know the last time that I didn't do. Well, no, I do remember the last time, but I don't frequently get it, get the chance to do, you know, really meticulous testing like you know kind of we used to do with with you before regionals or something like that. So I'm opening the offer. I would love to, you know, work more for Players Cup three or for 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 and I 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 a comment 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 we would take on that, because we also do have the full grip online series, it's true, but for Gup, obviously, is it a great ally and sponsor of the cast to stuff, but that said, like we talked about this I think I like five months ago now, maybe longer, of potentially doing something. Yeah, I guess I'm curious with the the community would want out of that and then we sure we can tell out of it that meet that need. You know, I would love to like Co cast a tournament with you or do something from the Sean to feel that community. Yeah, absolutely, always be thinking of new ideas. J W. do you have any like super like I think they're called, like big fat airy audacious goals in in two thousand and twenty one, anything crazy you're trying to reach for? I mean, I guess for like well, the first thing is 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 like a job, like school as a job, which I've never really well, I've had before, but it's been kind of like varied topics, right where you'd like do individual practice and then you'd you know, play in an orchestra and then you might have your lesson, you know. So it was a lot of work, kind of spread out over various things, whereas this is a 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 I have been looking at houses recently. We found like, I mean it's not a 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 see it tomorrow. It's like in the location that we like. I mean we're in Bexley, or near Bexley. You would know Riley. So I'm telling you the details, but we're near Bexley and this one is just like literally like two streets down from where we are now. So great location and the price range is perfect for what we can afford right now. And it would be just nice to have our own space as opposed to renting. and Oh yeah, for sure, put that, you know, money into the real estate 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're open for that. And Yeah, another another goal that and I want to have. It sounds kind of like silly to put this as like a in the in the same realm as the other two, but I really want to 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 team merge, and I started to come up with some ideas. Yeah, I didn't really bring them to you because I didn't wasn't sure if you wanted to do anything, but it no, I like really want to do I want to do merch for my for my personal channel, and it's not really like I'm not really hoping to like make a lot of money, because I am you know, we're not like the biggest thing, but it just may be cool, 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 you know, 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 like a polo. I don't know that they I was thinking to like replace the class, not a cast. We have like a very our consistent theme in 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 our going into details was like a crew neck or a sweah shirt, but it was like a color block with some so we would have like maybe our red with our blue sleeves or something like something cool, you know, something very like street where, like trendy. Yeah, we're sleeve. Oh, that would be sweet. Yea something cool. I don't know how we would ever get 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 then we could have like we can still have our logo almost like a almost like a like a Polo Ralph Lauren. Right, we'd have our logo like in the in this corner on the chest, you know. Okay, that'd be sick. All right, well, let's let's make it a goal in the next month to like take an evening or a weekend ay and like just like do it, just do it, just make it happen. Whatever way it has to happen, let's just make it happen. Yeah, so if you have you're listening and you have ideas or tag team merge, you should have dropped them on our twitter. We'd love to hear what you got. Absolutely or if any ideas, we said our particularly appealing to drop pinions on that as 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 our merch but I think having get out there would be really cool. Yeah, yeah, no, no, it probably and honestly, like any any profits would go basically back into the cast, right. Yeah, any posits would be like, Oh, well, we get to do an extra giveaway this week or this yeah, for sure, for sure. Like, I think one thing is like worth noting in Tho spirtish transparencies, like the cast is really just like reinvested back into itself. We don't really drop it off of it or anything. Anything that we've gotten from like twitch is just gone into like 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 of wisdom 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 of the day here. Yeah, I'm fault. I'm falling victim to it. I'm getting really overwhelmed. I don't I...

...don't normally feel, and we've talked about this, like I me personally, I don't normally feel the effects of like mental fatigue or or mental stress that I felt like I was that I couldn't overcome. But certainly it today just is hitting a little bit different for sure. So how about you, Riley? Anything else you want to leave us with? You know, Love Yourself, do what's right for you in two thousand and twenty one. Stay healthy, you stay safe and stay listening to tag team. Absolutely I couldn't have said it better myself. So thank you, guys all so much for listening. We appreciate every single listener that posps by, be it for every single episode or one episode. You guys are truly truly valuable to us and yeah, have a great week. We'll see in next Wednesday. That's the same time, same place. Tag Team by Everyone.

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