Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jason Garrett's Personality is 8-8


That phrase occurred to me the other day.  Just thought I would share it with you.

Other quick hits:

(1)  I said it about Wade Phillips;  I said it about Jerry Jones:  Why should we think that they talk to their underlings any differently than they talk to the public -- i.e., incoherently and ineffectually?

Same question about Garrett.  What evidence do we have that what he says to his players evidences any more creativity, emotion, accountability, or interest than what he says to us?

(2)  I try to keep ad hominem reasoning out of these pages.  However, I am going to grant myself a dispensation this occasion to say that from the moment of his hiring I have loathed Roger Goodell because I didn't like his smug, thuggish, privileged, self-regarding face.  I'd never heard of him and knew nothing about him, but I've disliked him ever since.



Everything I've heard about him since confirms my unfair first impression, even before the recent evidence of his unsuitability for running anything.  The Ticket guys have from time to time described encounters with him, to the extent one can have an encounter with someone as cocooned by his entourage as this grossly-overpaid monarch.

(3)  I have only spoken with one person about the Goodell interview with Norah O'Donnell, the one were he looked stupid, inarticulate, and truthless.   She said to me exactly what I was thinking myself:  This guy's a big, hard drinker.


Small-eyed, red-faced, blotchy, trouble forming sentences. However, I just googled "roger goodell alcohol" and the only thing I come up with is "drunk with power."

(4) I've been punching out on the Central Market "are you really into  .  .  .  ?" commercials for quite some time now.  They show no sign of abating.  I'm sure I've missed me some good Ticket lately.

I'm missing more.  I'm now punching out on the Evil Cat telling her owner about Dropcam.

The first reason I'm punching out on it is that the accent is stupid.  Can't decide whether to be British or East Coast Patrician, really inept.  There have to be better voice actresses around.  Maybe one of the no doubt thousands who really have an accent?




The second reason I'm punching out is that the narrative is stupid.  The end of the commercial forgets what's in the beginning of the commercial.

     --   The Evil Cat says "you're not here right now" -- meaning not present in the house, or else the whole Dropcam premise is nonsense -- at the beginning of the ad, and finishes by ordering the owner "now get in here and pet me."

     --   The Evil Cat says it "hates" Dropcam because it shows all of the naughty things she is doing, but then it says there's a "bright side" because the cat "can't wait" for the owner to view "what I'm doing to your sweaters."  The "bright side" is exactly what the Evil Cat claims to "hate" about Dropcam.  

Listening too hard again.

Apologies for all of today's negativity.

I do like The Ticket.  There.

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76 comments:

Anonymous said...

All good points, Great and Powerful one. RojGood moved into the football world when he discovered it's better pay than a coxswain.
Oh, there is no end to the misery that is/are the Little One's radio commercial run. I do find it sweet relief for my ear buds, but their life is reduced due to yanking them from my ears when (insert almost any spot here) comes on. I pray that a Betsy Ross action figure will load up a musket and put us out of our misery.
This excludes the impromptu greatness of 99% of the hosts live spots. From Neil Young Moose to floor contractors, they some funny guys. Heck, Texas Land and Cow spots are 100 times better tan any Corby driven segment.
Keep doin' watcha doin p'man; Keep chasin' that money - keep it one hundo.

charlie0712 said...

I agree with most of this but haven't we seen in Garret's interview with both Intentional grounding and Norm last year that he does have a personality and it shows in non-press conference forms? And how during my half watching football Sunday they showed him in the locker room with the team after the win and he was much more of a real person and not a robot like we normally hear.

I'm just guessing that this is his bit to keep the press conferences short cause he hates doing them. And if only we could convince Cat Man to not air them anymore we would all win. I'd much rather listen to any of the great shows then listen to him say nothing. And then if something actually happens and he says something important then they can replay the audio and talk about it.

But we know that will never happen so....

Anonymous said...

...from the moment of his hiring I have loathed Roger Goodell because I didn't like his smug, thuggish, privileged, self-regarding face. I'd never heard of him and knew nothing about him, but I've disliked him ever since.

Agreed!

This guy's a big, hard drinker. Small-eyed, red-faced, blotchy, trouble forming sentences.

Totally baseless. Physical appearance does not corrolate with drinking habits.

However, I just googled "roger goodell alcohol" and the only thing I come up with is "drunk with power."

Well there you go! If it's not on Google, it can't be true!

I've been punching out on the Central Market "are you really into . . . ?" commercials for quite some time now.

Funny that The Musers devoted an entire segment to how much they loved them. That one had me scratching my head a bit.

There have to be better voice actresses around. Maybe one of the no doubt thousands who really have an accent?

Don't blame the voice actress. Blame the Director. I've done voice work, and the things Directors ask you to do is ridiculous. This actress is probably top-notch, but an idiot kept telling her "more accent! More exaggerated! Now do a crazy one!"

But yeah, those spots are horrible. Like you said, the way the "cat" spins its logic around 180-degrees drives me insane.

Anonymous said...

So Mr. Entertainment didn't know that Andrea Bocelli was a guy? Maybe he should stick to things he knows - like what brand of underwear Switzer wears.

Gopher said...

[b]
This guy's a big, hard drinker. Small-eyed, red-faced, blotchy, trouble forming sentences[/b]


Describes about half the posters here.

Don't really mind either of the commercials mentioned other than the frequency with which they show up in the rotation. Three times each in an hour is a beating.

cactusflinthead said...

Maybe DA or somebody else can explain it to me, but if the streaming ad is considered not profitable isn't that a boon for the buyer? Meaning if the oft-offending Roeger-Dykes Auto Group can whip our asses relentlessly then why couldn't another intrepid small business person?

Let's take two guys I know that do some selling of food items, artisanal stuff. Could you buy a minimum amount of air time on the radio for the opportunity to run the ad on the stream? If I was an advertiser of any national brand I would want my product on their stream. Particularly a station like the littlest of Tickets with an abnormally loyal fanbase that continues to listen even when they are are no longer living in the DFW area.

The Plainsman said...

I caught a bit of the beginning of The Top Ten tonight. Mr. Thomas C. Fleming is sitting in tonight and tomorrow. He began his presentation with a fleeting reference to his departure from the station some months back, and then said something about things having changed at the Top Ten, something to the effect (and I am quoting very imprecisely) of "let's not worry about rankings" and other things not to worry about that I have forgotten. But the thrust of his remarks was that some structural or philosophical change had taken place in The Top Ten.

Come to think about it . . . I'm not sure the introductory numbers ("NUMBER TEN") were even used, but my memory may be faulty on this and I only heard a couple of segments. I'm not a regular Top Ten listener. Can someone enlighten us?

By the way, T.C. sounded energized and smooth. I liked him as a Top Ten MC before his departure.

The Plainsman said...

1058, I would respectfully disagree that physical appearance does not correlate with drinking habits. Not all drunks are puffy and splotchy, and ascetics can be both of those things. But surely we've all seen the toll that even short periods of intense alcohol use can take on a person's appearance, and that includes the face.

Now, just as I unfairly dislike Goodell because of his general look, I have no evidence that Goodell is a boozebarge. But he looked terrible in that interview.

Maybe he'd been crying.

Justin Montemayor said...

Plainsman,

They stopped making the Top 10 a countdown format and made it a note "Here's the best segments of the day in any order." That being said, the first couple will usually be what the host considers best because they want to keep the people that tuned in for The Hardline to keep listening. It didn't make sense before to have the 10th best segment right after THL and then the top one way later when listenership is down.

Hope that helps.

Shaggy said...

Yeah, this was already covered here in the comments section of the BREAKING: Bad post! C'mon Plainsman!

:-D

Shaggy said...

Yeah, this was already covered here in the comments section of the BREAKING: Bad post! C'mon Plainsman!

:-D

Anonymous said...

Ticket broadcast on all the various streaming services are down this morning including IHeart, Ticket Sportsday App and the website player??? WTF!

Anonymous said...


Craig Miller @junior_miller · 1m

We are very sorry that our stream sucks yet again this morning. Please find an old-fashioned radio: 1310 AM or 96.7 FM. Stay Hard, stream.

cactusflinthead said...

"We are very sorry that our stream sucks yet again this morning. Please find an old-fashioned radio: 1310 AM or 96.7 FM. Stay Hard, stream."

Tanks for nothing Junez. We listen to the stream because we can't get it on the radio. Blame engineering, blame corporate, blame the weather or Rick Perry's hair, it really doesn't matter, but give us somewhere to unleash the hounds.

Shaggy said...

Stream was back up at 7:45, if not slightly sooner. I noticed it was down last night at around 11 or so. So, the stream was down for over 8 hours with nothing done to fix it.

blergoyen said...

Great post Plainsman. I've always thought Goodell looks like a guy who might have thrown Martin Sheen off a building in another life. And he does look like a Gin Blossom could be in his near future.

In regard to Garrett, I think his Q&A with one of the Ticket hosts, where he referenced Springsteen, is probably best representative of his real personality.

P1 Dan said...

You guys hear about the article that one of the FAIL hosts wrote that's getting a BUNCH of negative buzz around the sports arena?

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/09/17/why-adrian-peterson-needs-a-star-on-his-helmet/

Our very own Jake Kemp managed to fire a shot as well:

https://twitter.com/NotJackKemp/status/512974671953018881

Lucky Jime said...

"These are comments being made in every part of the country, but there’s less being made here in the great state of Texas. They are reportedly angry in Minnesota. They don’t view Peterson’s methods as a form of discipline. They view it as a form of abuse. The reaction is a mixture of outrage, anger and attack. The reaction HERE is a mixture of understanding, acceptance and debate. Adrian was raised in East Texas.

They just don’t understand AP like ‘we’ do.

‘We’ believe and practice corporal punishment. We got Whoopins, beatings, belts and switches administered like a bath at night. We agree and support your way of parenting Adrian. We get it, because it’s the way we grew up. Come back home and finish your HOF career here. We would welcome you with open arms like no one else in the country."

You're kidding me. Let's forget for a moment that the dude is from Kansas City (I myself am not from Texas). This is the kind of garbage that fuels my colleagues' beliefs in Texas as a backwards state.

Lucky Jim said...

Jim, even

The Plainsman said...

This has just got, just got, to be The Fan taking a showy, fake position for the pub value, and Sham was appointed to put his name on it for the team.

Problem is, it's so idiotic that if anything it threatens to incite a sponsor backlash.

And yes, Jim, or Jime, it does portray Texans as drooling morons.

Anonymous said...

Shan is from Maryland. His last job before Dallas was in KC.

Anonymous said...

DALLAS, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – I’ve had a few thoughts after the reaction to my Adrian Peterson-Cowboys article that was posted on Wednesday September 17th.
I don’t support child abuse or what Adrian Peterson did. I understand not everyone listened to our show this week but if you did, you heard me say what Adrian did was excessive and he needed to miss some games.
The use of “WE” in the piece needs some clarification. I am not suggesting EVERY single person in Texas supports child abuse or agrees with AP’s form of discipline. Looking back, I probably should have clarified that.
“WE” refers to the Texas mentality of supporting/agreeing with this form of discipline MORE THAN other parts of the country. (See results of ESPN poll below for further examination.)
(Poll courtesy ESPN)
(Poll courtesy ESPN)
Texas, Peterson’s home state, voted 68% in favor of reinstating Peterson on Monday, registering more than 24,000 votes. By Thursday, 21,000 more voters split 50/50 on banning him. Other Southern states fell into the same pattern.
Is it insensitive to be thinking about Adrian Peterson’s next team at this time if the Vikings cut him? Maybe, but that’s the FAN in me and I don’t apologize for it. If Calvin Johnson or Aaron Rodgers were facing the same Peterson accusations with the chance of their team cutting them, you’re telling me every fan base (AND OWNER) wouldn’t be thinking about acquiring them? Please.
The national writers criticizing me for thinking about football as an ‘Asset Management business’? Maybe they don’t have the license on their websites to do so. Or maybe they’re not being honest with themselves every time a player comes available to their favorite or local team who gets in behavioral trouble. Well, I’m not them. I always have and always will present my thoughts with honesty.
Just to reiterate:
IMO, Adrian Peterson was wrong for what he did.
He deserves to miss SOME time.
He WILL play football again, in a city and state that must accept him PR wise.
He’s still a Hall of Famer difference maker who can put a team over the top.
I’d want that talent playing for the Dallas Cowboys.
If you and I have ever talked through the show, Facebook or Twitter, you know I LOVE the interaction, exchange of ideas and even the debate. Keep it coming – and have a good weekend peeps! Thanks for the time.
Signed,
Public Enemy #1
*until the next player gets arrested

T4 In Rockwall said...

Thanks for the MTC support...

Me being from Texas thinks it's ok to administer corporal punishment, but also thing AP was out of hand. I would count that as abuse. Being a diehard local sports fan I really hope JJ can swing something to make him a Cowboy. I doubt Adrian ia an abuser but I'm sure his past will make him get out of hand at tumes. The sad part in this situation is he probably doesn't know all of his kids very well and to do that to two of his kids is pretty sad.

Anonymous said...

Reading twitter, it looks like Danny has decided to fully embrace the Liberal Danny bit.

Anonymous said...

Because it's fun to believe you are a part of the group that always is on the right side of history, that is morally superior (on the things that truly "count") and thus is intellectually superior, and where everyone agrees about everything and has great fun demonizing those with whom they disagree (said group not merely wrong, but evil and/or stupid, of course). I mean, hey, it feels (and "feels" is the key term here) so damn good to be so bleeping correct in all manner and in every sense of the word. And you get to all pass around the same links to buttress your right side of history views, making you feel that much more secure in your worldview. Links that, mind you, that are from sites, etc., that are funded by right side of history groups.

Oh yeah buddy, the Right does the same thing. So all you "real Texans" out there, don't think you're not guilty of the same thing. At least you Righties don't fool yourselves into thinking your'e something you're not. I'll give you that much.

East Texas P1 said...

@Anonymous 9:16

Any chance of posting a link. I am somewhat technically challenged and if I don't find the link right away I am out. I googled DANNY BALIS TWITTER and came up with the following.

@badkaratemove; @thekingbucks; @DannyBalis and @danny_balis. Did not see anything you are referring to.

Lucky Jim said...

Shoving leaves down a four year old's throat is not a left or right issue. It's simply child abuse. Hey, I got the belt to the butt in my day. I don't resent my parents for it. But I do feel that things progress.

Two more points:

1. PMan is right about drunks. As a boozer myself, I can spot one based on the face from a mile away.

2. For those of you who feel that corporal punishment worked for you and so therefore it will work for you kids, I suggest Larkin's "This Be the Verse":

This Be The Verse
BY PHILIP LARKIN
They f*ck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were f*cked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.

The Plainsman said...

I daresay there are probably not a lot of Ticket blogs -- I can daresay this because it looks like we're still the only one for the time being -- where (1) our chief confidential informant (Gypo Nolan) is named for a Victor McLaglen character in a movie directed by John Ford in 1935, (2) a frequent Confessor is named for a Kingsley Amis novel (Lucky Jim), who (3) favors us with Philip Larkin poetry.

For elevated Ticket commentary, you have no choice but to shop at My Ticket Confession.

The Plainsman said...

I agree that it distorts the story to make Adrian Peterson's story about whether it's OK to spank a child under any circumstances.

By credible accounts, including the child's reported testimony and the photographic evidence, this wasn't a persuasive swat, it was a brutal attack by an NFL player on a four-year-old, and it wasn't an isolated incident and this child wasn't the only victim. We can make slippery-slope arguments all we want but there is surely a point where permissible attention-getting passes into illegal abuse, and as the public record stands now, Peterson is well on the other side of it. The state is entitled to protect children from their parents in cases like this by some coercive punishment of its own.

Meanwhile, Roger Goodell has vanished.

Anonymous said...

"Meanwhile, Roger Goodell has vanished."

Except that he just did a high-profile press conference Friday.

Shaggy said...

Did you not see the Goodell press conference yesterday?

Anonymous said...

Yep. The one that was set up, hosted, and commented on by two women....on the NFL channel, of course. A sleazy league run by sleazy, cynical, calculating people. A sport with a nasty culture, one instilled and inculcated at all levels of play, all age groups.

A wonderful . American past time. And the sleazy league is about to foist their sleazy product, permanently this time round, first on the UK then Europe, then the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Orphanage suspended agin. Wonder if this time will be permanent. If Danny is fired, who would produce THL?

Anonymous said...

I'm an orpnage/rant P1 and greatly enjoy the Saturday morning time waste. I really don' need deep breakdowns of batting orders or defensive alignments or why the 3-wide works better when you need more than 6.25 yards. And I damn sure don't need f'ing soccer talk!!! And I love the EPL!!! i just don't wanna hear it 10am Saturday f'ing morning!
about 20 reasons off the top of my head why this makes no sense, why have a show that focuses on soccer WHEN THE MATCHES ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF TELECAST? ok, the MISL/FC Burn fans have a place to listen and scattershoot, but they're watching Aston Villa vs Arsenal. Maybe? I mean, really guys, let's schedule a 3 hour show "The Cowboy Flingaround with Bob Sturm and Norm Hitzges" 3 o'clock Sundays?
What am I going to do without Heloise?

Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/badkaratemovie

Anonymous said...

Do we know if the orphanage was actually suspended or is this just a guess?

Anonymous said...

per davey's twitter the orphanage was out this week due to smu footballball.

3502

Tom Foolery said...

Smu football came on at 1:00. The orphanage runs 10:00 - 12:00...
That should have made no difference.

Memo to Cat: the soccer show was popular because of world cup "fever"..
You are wasting air time running it now.

Anonymous said...

Memo to Tom Foolery: I think Cat has a better handle on his job than you do. I also think you are in the minority where The Orphanage and soccer are concerned. The goal is to get younger listeners. Younger listeners are more into soccer these days. They are not into two middle aged guys pretending they're 23...and stuck in the year 1996, in both a everything sucks 'tude and faux self loathing.

Anonymous said...

Larkin's poetry is, like Bukowski's, the stuff that preys upon the immature mind.

Anonymous said...

Larkin's poetry is, like Bukowski's, the stuff that preys upon the immature mind.

Anonymous said...

I guess it's possible Davey or Danny was going to need Saturday off so they just went with Plan B.

Are they contractually obligated to run Race Week?

Lucky Jim said...

@Anon 1:46.

You're joking about Larkin, right? Bukowski and Larkin have zero in common.

The Plainsman said...

Yeah, 146, I don't think we can utter "Bukowski" and "Larkin" in the same breath.

I bought a (well-used) copy of the first American printing of "A Shropshire Lad" (A.E. Housman) yesterday for a friend in need of a spot of poetry. Perhaps I'll post "To an Athlete Dying Young" one of these days.

Maybe that's what this site needs -- fewer redheads, more poetry.

Interesting that we're all posting during the Cowboys game.

East Texas P1 said...

"Fewer redheads, more poetry."

NO No No Never Never No!!!!

More redheads

Anonymous said...

@139
Pretty dialed in assessment.

@146
To say that's an iffy statement would be an understatement.

Lucky Jim said...

Redheads and Poetry are not mutually exclusive. There is room at the table for all.

Anonymous said...

Give me Holderlin's "Andenken."

Anonymous said...

Grab your butts warning.... no Orphanage next Saturday for the second week in a row. There won't be an official announcement, just a "soft transition."

I'll miss the award winning background noise.

Anonymous said...

@11:32 PM

No Orphanage this Saturday, 9-27, as SMU football will be on starting at 10:30 AM

cactusflinthead said...

I'll miss the Orphanage boys if they are permanently gone, but it had run its course IMO. Can we do away with race week next?
I don't mind the Kick around. In my effort to learn me some EPL I approve. Put me down for poetry and redheads.

gunther said...

I'm non-commital on Sat mornings. Ever since Rant went off the air, I've become a very part-time Sat morn listener.

Anonymous said...

Let me pre say no offense to either Danny or Davy, and I mean absolutely no offense whatsoever, but like cactus said, TO has run its course. I think 9/21/1:39 has it about right. The Ticket must capture - keep capturing a younger audience. Will soccer talk on Saturday mornings help out? Dunno. I have a feeling if that is where Cat's heading, he's using Saturday as a proving ground of sorts. (Which, after all, is what the weekend programming is about anyway.) But one this's for sure: 139's analysis of TO was accurate. The younger demo can smell it a mile away and they will and do stay away.

Anonymous said...

"this's" Ugh I loathe the fill-in feature of my browser.

T4 In Rockwall said...

I might have missed it as I'm listening to THL at the moment, but why is Jake filling in for Danny?

T4 In Rockwall said...

I've been hearing a couple of different commercials about so and so capital but I swear one of them says crapital. Has anyone also heard that? And why so many capital commercials?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we have solved the mystery of why we got soccer talk Saturday morning. Danny is in New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

"I might have missed it as I'm listening to THL at the moment, but why is Jake filling in for Danny? "

Like I said, hold on to yer butt. No Orphanage... Jake producing THL... an unscheduled "vacation"...

Shake-up time at the little one.

Conrad's Bloody Pants said...
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gunther said...

I'm with you Conrad, FWIW.

The Plainsman said...

1130 (Conrad's Bloody Pants), that was just a bit too harsh for me. Also I didn't understand some of it.

Suffice it to say that Pants would not be sorry should Danny Balis not return to The Ticket in any capacity.

I would.

Conrad's bloody pants said...

Really? Wow. Well alright then.

Anonymous said...

Hold onto your butts...my ass. That phrase has little cache anymore. Danny's not going anywhere.
It's called spacing out vacation slots. I read Conrad's now deleted comment. Good on ya, Pman. Harsh, uncalled for, and unnecessary it was, indeed.

Anonymous said...

I would be sad to see The Dark Cloud go. I think he's great on Hardline, and more than makes up for less Greggo. But I can't see how he balances The Ticket, owning/working at a bar, and playing (multiple) bands. I wouldn't be surprised if he had to drop something. Maybe the bar is doing that well these days.

Anonymous said...

If it weren't for his high profile, long term Ticket gig, do you honestly think the other endeavors would fare as well as they do? Moreover, don't you think he's mote than a little aware it? So why on earth would he leave?

Anonymous said...

Spoiler: He's not leaving by choice.

gunther said...

Jeez, now my "I'm with you" comment looks like I responded to some crazed, expletive-laced diatribe when I thought it was a pretty honest description. Oh well...

P1 Dan said...

Guys, please, do you think Mike and Corby would have talked about him going on vacation AT ALL if something had happened?! Come on now, don't let a drive-by "hold onto your butts" comment get you in a tizzy.

A vacation can just be a vacation.

"13302"

Anonymous said...

Totz def. Dan Balls is going nowhere. Stop the holding butts trolling. And all y'all who fall for it every time, stop that too. As close as Pizza Man F Pants and Rhynes are, you can bet yo ass and bring da wingz that Mr. Give Up would be raising hell if his little music buddy was getting squeezed out against his will. Do spoiler alert folks, if you got the goods bring it. Otherwise kindly stfu and stop causing trouble.

Anonymous said...

+1 5:14.

Anonymous said...

If there was as any scuttlebutt flying around out there about Danny leaving or getting fired, Plainsman would've been tipped off to it by now. He'd have received emails from his sources by now. He'd have said like he has many times before in these situations: something's going down and it appears to be x related. And something this huge would be burning up the interwebs by now. You are all getting trolled, yet again.

The Plainsman said...

Yes, there is scarcely anything more embarrassing to The Confessor, or as uncomfortable, as a prolonged and unrewarded butt-holding.

The Hardline was playing Danny drops today, which I think we would be unlikely to have heard were his absence not in the normal course.

Anonymous said...

Stay hard Ramrod!

Anonymous said...

Danny takes a vacation with his bros to New Orleans every year. What's the big deal?

Anonymous said...

Thank you P1 Dan! I started to write the same comment yesterday but then I decided not to submit. They spent several minutes talking about Danny's annual trip to NO and joking about it. There's no way they would have done that if there was something "hold onto your butts" worthy.

It's ridiculous the stuff people make up.

Anonymous said...

you will all be glad to know that Danny is back. My source tells me he had to promise to dial it back several notches on the Orphanage if he wanted to continue on with the Hardline. Look for the orpanage to be much more PG13 if not PG rated from now on.