Continued from Confessions of a Serial Salesman, Episode 53: Part 7!
Josh Cohen: And if you ever noticed, as I was lecturing the last two weeks on the air, during the radio show that I do with your podcast producer here, you ever notice how accountability appeases? It calms people when someone goes, “Yo, yo, that’s my bad. That’s my bad. I’m sorry.” Problems go away. And when the NFL had the terrible non-call in the NFC championship game in New Orleans. New Orleans was irate, and gamblers where irate, and football fans where irate, and the commissioner stayed silent. It was like, “No, no, no, you can’t do that.” People just need you to go, “I own it. We screwed up.” The reason Sean Payton was so calm during the post press game was because the head of officials called him immediately and said, “We bleeped up.”
Steve Nudelberg: Right?
Josh Cohen: “We were wrong. You got screwed. You’re absolutely right.” Had they not called them, what do you think he would have done during the press conference?
Michael Ralby: Oh for sure.
Josh Cohen: Accountability appeases folks, it puts you at ease. It calms.
Michael Ralby: I think it was Henry Ford. He said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”
Steve Nudelberg: To your point, especially on that call, that is not why the Saints lost the game.
Josh Cohen: No.
Steve Nudelberg: And so they’re all about all of the Saints fans are saying, “That’s why we lost the game.” That’s accountability gone wrong.
Josh Cohen: It might have been why they won it, but it’s not why they lost it. It could have been why they won it if it had been called. It’s just not why they lost it.
Steve Nudelberg: Look at you.
Josh Cohen: Like your old buddy, Dan Moreno, used to say? Right, Dan? Dan would say, “Yeah, you know there’s nothing I can do in the first quarter of the game. It’s going to make sure we win, but there’s a lot I can do to make sure we lose.” Yup, and there you have it. Michael Ralby, congratulations on what you got.
Michael Ralby: Thank you. I appreciate it.
Josh Cohen: You got the gig during the podcast, and two minutes later, you got promoted.
Michael Ralby: Promoted.
Josh Cohen: Promoted in a whole new, a whole new world.
Steve Nudelberg: And it comes with a lot more money.
Josh Cohen: President of On The Money.
Michael Ralby: On The Money.
Josh Cohen: In partnership with On The Ball. Steve, every week we tell him to tell you to tell us something good.
Steve Nudelberg: So two really quick things, that are really, really good.
Josh Cohen: Yep.
Steve Nudelberg: Number one is I met a CEO in Philadelphia probably two months ago in December, and that guy offered to reach out and pick me up at the Philadelphia airport.
Josh Cohen: Wow.
Steve Nudelberg: Which we did. It was great. I thought he was, could be Jeffrey Dahmer.
Josh Cohen: He’s not an Uber driver, is he?
Steve Nudelberg: Cause Michael’s going to Philly, and he’s picking Michael up too. So a shout out to my boy Chris Joyce. Thank you for doing that.
Josh Cohen: That’s awesome.
Steve Nudelberg: Tomorrow night, my oldest son is coming to Philly to go see his son play basketball at John Hopkins. They’re in, they’re in Philly.
Josh Cohen: Who are they playing this weekend Drexel?
Michael Ralby: No, Swarthmore.
Josh Cohen: Swarthmore, okay.
Steve Nudelberg: And then this weekend, young Nudelberg turns 21.
Michael Ralby: Happy Birthday young Nudelberg.
Josh Cohen: He will finally taste alcohol. Yes, for the first time in his life. It will touch his lips for the first time ever.
Steve Nudelberg: So we will be partying at Hard Rock. Anybody listening to this that wants to come, I am paying.
Josh Cohen: Bam. Fantastic. Thanks again, Michael Ralby. It was a pleasure. Steve, as always. Want to go for five-four? Let’s do a 54 we’ll do that and then some. Steve Nudelburg, Josh Cohen, thank you for listening. We’ll catch you next time on the Confessions of a Serial Salesman podcast. So long.