Episode 34 is dedicated is to an athlete Jim Brown called “the epitome of greatness” – Walter Payton. In this Far Middle episode, Nick connects the explosive running of “Sweetness” to the hot-running stock market. Nick urges caution as anything and everything seems to cause a market rally these days. Meanwhile a key spread continues to be ignored – the difference between inflation and treasury bond yields. Are the Fed’s massive interventions to blame? Nick transitions from government rigging the bond and equity markets to government rigging pandemic science in this week’s “Fauci Focus.” Next, the latest geopolitical dynamics between Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and the central role energy is playing is examined. Nick closes this episode’s set with a review of his ten greatest rock guitarists.