Sporticast

'Sporticast' is a new podcast hosted by business journalists Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams from Sportico that will deliver the inside scoop on the intersection of money and sports. From billion-dollar valuations to team sales, sponsorship contracts and media rights, go behind the scenes on the deals that power the global sports economy. For more coverage and information, be sure to check out sportico.com

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NFL Revamps Super Bowl Halftime Show, And Pro Bowl
Scott and Eben discuss the latest from the NFL, which has a new sponsor for the Super Bowl halftime show and an a-list headliner for February’s game. It is also rethinking the Pro Bowl.
27 min
2
Sarver Selling Suns / NBA Mulling More Competit...
Scott and Eben discuss Robert Sarver’s decision to sell the Suns and Mercury amid public pressure. They also talk about executive compensation in sports, and what the NBA is mulling to boost it.
24 min
3
MLB Goes International as Judge, Pujols Near Ho...
Scott and Eben discuss Major League Baseball’s international strategy, plus the year-end drama involving Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani. They also discuss the world’s highest paid soccer players.
27 min
4
Shark Week, Rampage and Both Footballs
Scott and Eben speak with Tony Khan about his executive roles at AEW, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fullham FC. They talk media, analytics and how Shark Week found its way into the wrestling ring.
36 min
5
NFL World Overreacts / One of LA’s Richest Men ...
Scott and Eben discuss the start of the NFL season, and Patrick Soon-Shiong’s interest in buying the Los Angeles Angels. They also briefly hit on a series of other sports business topics.
28 min
6
NFL Season Kicks Off with Fox 95% Sold Out of S...
Scott and Eben discuss the start of the NFL season, which begins Thursday amid strong business growth. Fox is already 95% sold out of its Super Bowl ads, some of which cost $7 million per 30-seconds spot.
25 min
7
U.S. Open Business Booms / College Football Pla...
Scott and Eben discuss the business of the U.S. Open, where revenue from tickets, merchandise and concessions is booming. They also talk about the College Football Playoff, and the start of the NFL season.
27 min
8
Yankees Invest in Italian Soccer / Serena’s US ...
Scott and Eben discuss the New York Yankees’ investment into Italian soccer giant AC Milan, its latest tie-up with PE firm RedBird Capital. They also talk about Serena Williams’ final tournament, the LIV Golf latest, and the NBA cutting prices for its digital service.
26 min
9
Tennis Economics with New PTPA Head Ahmad Nassar
Scott and Eben chat with Ahmad Nassar, newly-named executive director of the Professional Tennis Players Association, about the economics of the sport and how the PTPA is planning to help innovate the business by building consensus among the athletes.
35 min
10
Angels Hit the Market, PGA Tour Continues LIV R...
Scott and Eben discuss news that Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno is exploring a sale of the club, which Sportico values at $2.5 billion. They also talk about the PGA Tour latest, and the Big Ten’s $7 billion media deals.
27 min
11
A Sports Mecca In… Utah / Where Does Tennis Go ...
Scott and Jacob Feldman discuss what Arctos Sports’ latest NBA investment could mean for the future of sports in the Beehive State, plus what the US Open will look like if Novak Djokovic isn’t able to attend. Are there new stars waiting in the wings? They also discuss the up-and-down weekend for Americans in the English Premier League as well as Thursday Night Football heading to Amazon (hopefully you’re prepared), and more.
30 min
12
PointsBet’s U.S. CEO Talks Pricing, Susquehanna...
Scott and Eben are joined by PointsBet’s U.S. CEO, Johnny Aitken, to discuss the sportsbook’s approach in the U.S. They discuss Susquehanna’s recent investment, the cost of new customers and how PointsBet differentiates itself in a crowded field.
29 min
13
Barcelona Sells to Buy / Viral Trumpets Boost M...
Scott and Eben discuss the financial challenges facing FC Barcelona, which is selling off assets amid mounting debt. They also talk about a $100 million NWSL team, Air Jordan’s NASCAR debut, and the viral song behind Mets closer Edwin Diaz.
30 min
14
Serena Says Goodbye / Big Ten Nears Billion-Dol...
Scott and Eben discuss the looming retirement of the highest-paid female athlete in history. They also discuss the Big Ten’s massive next TV deal, and Endeavor’s decision to sell its 10 minor league baseball franchises.
26 min
15
Crypto Winter Arrives for Sports / NFL’s Punish...
Scott and Eben discuss the NWSL’s crypto partnership with now-bankrupt Voyager Digital, and what it means for the whole industry. They also discuss the latest from the NFL, including discipline for quarterback Deshaun Watson and owner Stephen Ross.
27 min
16
Sausage Tunnels, ESPN8 and Cornhole’s Commercia...
Scott and Eben speak with Stacey Moore, founder and commissioner of the American Cornhole League, about the sport’s growth and his organization’s unique business model.
33 min
17
NFL Valuations Soar, Sixteen Teams Now Worth Mo...
Scott and Eben chat with Sportico valuations expert Kurt Badenhausen about the latest NFL valuations. The Cowboys top the list at $7.64 billion, with the average team worth $4.14 billion.
35 min
18
Big Ten Behind the Scenes, Navarro’s Tennis Buy...
Scott and Eben are joined by Sportico’s Daniel Libit to discuss his new story about the tumultuous start to Kevin Warren’s Big Ten tenure. They also discuss Ben Navarro’s new tennis acquisition, and NWSL’s looming expansion.
29 min
19
An NFL+ Breakdown / Wall Street Reaction to WWE...
Scott and Eben discuss the formal launch of NFL+, a streaming service that will please some football fans and be irrelevant to others. They also talk Green Bay Packers finances, WWE’s shakeup, and an interesting trademark battle with vast consequences.
33 min
20
J-Rod’s Home Run Derby Breakout, Raiders Ticket...
Scott and Eben discuss Julio Rodriguez’s star turn at the MLB Home Run Derby, plus the NFL’s most successful ticket sellers, and a major milestone for esports.
31 min
21
NFL Earned Record $11 Billion in Shared Revenue...
Scott and Eben break down the latest insight into the NFL’s multi-billion dollar empire. They also discuss the looming ESPN+ price hike, and Juan Soto turning down a $440 million contract.
29 min
22
Fanatics and Nike Draw Closer / Apple’s MLS Str...
Scott and Eben discuss a new partnership between Fanatics and Nike in college sports. They also discuss Apple’s live sports strategy, the LIV Golf latest, and the NBA’s decision to fund payments for ABA players.
27 min
23
Condoleezza Rice Joins Broncos Ownership / UEFA...
Scott and Jacob Feldman discuss why the former secretary of state would want to become a limited partner in Denver, and what it might mean for her future in sports (is she still eyeing a commissioner gig?). They also discuss the wide field expected to bid record amounts for Champions League media rights, YES Network’s app experimentation, and Dan Snyder’s ongoing battle with Congress.
26 min
24
The Next College Football Domino Falls / The Fu...
Scott and Jacob Feldman discuss USC and UCLA’s move to the Big 10, and who could join next. They also discuss the NFLPA’s biometric data play; ownership updates for the Warriors, Trail Blazers, and Seahawks; a PR debacle in Dallas; and the strange case of the peanut pitcher put on pause.
28 min
25
‘Where’s Moose Jaw?’ 30 Years of Team Sales wit...
Scott and Eben are joined by long-time sports banker Sal Galatioto to discuss his career, which includes dozens of team transactions in every major U.S. sport. Galatioto tells stories about some of the sports world’s biggest investors, including George Steinbrenner, Dan Snyder, and Tom Ricketts.
33 min
26
Deshaun Watson Awaits NFL Punishment, NBA Chann...
Scott and Eben discuss the latest in the ongoing Deshaun Watson saga. They also talk about a new NBA video game, and the first year of the NIL Era.
30 min
27
Stan Kroenke’s Year of Titles / F1 Stays on ESPN
Scott and Eben discuss Stan Kroenke’s historic few months, becoming the first owner to win both a Super Bowl (Rams) and another major U.S. title (Avalanche) in the same year. They also discuss ESPN extending F1, Roger Goodell’s day in Washington, and the sale of Deltatre.
29 min
28
What the ‘Bear Market’ Means For Sports Teams a...
Eben is joined by Sportico colleague Jacob Feldman to discuss how the recent economic downturn affect sports owners, teams and fans. They also talk about changes in digital media, and a weird F1 anomaly.
28 min
29
Nashville Predators Sale Looms, MLS Inks Big Ap...
Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam is buying the NHL’s Nashville Predators, while MLS inks a long-term broadcast deal with Apple, and PointsBet lands a $65 million investment from a big name in trading.
29 min
30
Unfinished Business: Women’s Hoops Doc Details ...
Scott and Eben speak with sports owner Clara Wu Tsai and filmmaker Alison Klayman about their new documentary “Unfinished Business,” which details the history of the WNBA through the lens of the New York Liberty, which the Tsais purchased in 2019.
38 min
31
Cricket’s Billion-Dollar Media Deals / Del Rio’...
Scott and Eben discuss the Indian Premier League’s new round of billion-dollar media rights. They also discuss Jack Del Rio’s $100,000 fine, the LIV Golf latest, and an NBA business venture in China.
26 min
32
Rob Walton to Buy Broncos in $4.6 Billion Deal
Scott and Eben discuss the sale of the Denver Broncos, to Rob Walton, for a record $4.6 billion. They also talk about the latest in professional golf’s upheaval.
26 min
33
Broncos Bids Are Due, Trail Blazers Might Be Next
The second round of bidding for the Denver Broncos concluded on Monday evening. Plus a $2+ billion offer for the Portland Trail Blazers, a $3 billion valuation for HBSE, and the latest in the pro golf shakeup.
27 min
34
Golf’s Rubicon Moment Arrives / SeatGeek SPAC D...
Scott and Eben discuss the latest in LIV Golf’s challenge to the pro golf establishment, including Dustin Johnson’s surprise move and a sponsor’s reaction. They also discuss the termination of a high-profile SPAC deal, another European soccer purchase, and the latest in the Broncos sale.
28 min
35
Champions League Debacle, NBA Finals Matchup Set
Scott and Eben discuss what went wrong at the Champions League final in Paris, where police used tear gas on fans and the start of the match was delayed 35 minutes. They also discuss the NBA Finals, and a new funding round for Big League Advance.
28 min
36
American Money Eyes Mexican Soccer, NFL Biz Latest
Scott and Eben discuss another potential U.S. investment into Mexican soccer. They also talk about the quirks of the All-NBA vote, and some NFL business.
30 min
37
Longest-Tenured U.S. Commissioner Getting Exten...
Scott and Eben discuss a looming extension for Gary Bettman, who’s run the NHL for the past 30 years. They also discuss the relationship between MLS and the Mexican national soccer teams, and the XFL’s new ESPN deal.
26 min
38
U.S. Soccer’s New Economics, Plus Latest on NCA...
Eben and Sportico reporter Emily Caron discuss the new U.S. soccer labor peace, which will see the men’s and women’s national teams paid equally. They also discuss the latest with Brittney Griner’s detention, and with the NCAA.
30 min
39
Sports SPACs Dry Up, Apollo Mulls $1+ Billion M...
Eben is joined by Sportico’s Corey Leff to discuss the ice cold SPAC market, the innovation underway at lower tier leagues, and a $1.25 billion investment proposal from Apollo.
31 min
40
LeBron James Tops Highest Paid Athletes as Star...
Scott and Eben are joined by Sportico valuations expert Kurt Badenhausen to break down the 100 highest paid athletes in the world. LeBron James is first at $127 million, followed by soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
29 min
41
Chelsea Sells for $3.1 Billion / Magic Joins Br...
Scott and Eben discuss the sale of English soccer giant Chelsea, one of the most expensive transactions in sports franchise history. They also talk about the F1 race in Miami, and the latest in the sale of the Denver Broncos, which will almost certainly fetch more than Chelsea.
25 min
42
How F1 Became an Overnight Sensation in America
Eben and Sportico reporter Asli Pelit discuss the Formula 1 race this weekend in Miami, and how new ownership transformed the sport’s popularity in the U.S.
28 min
43
College Sports Confronts “Runaway Train” of Reform
Eben and Sportico reporter Daniel Libit discuss the upheaval currently underway in college sports, including new rights for athletes, state laws, anti-trust lawsuits, and a big job opening at the NCAA.
31 min
44
Military Mulls College Sports Takeover, Mark Em...
Scott and Eben discuss a recent Sportico story about a proposal for the Department of Defense to fund athletic scholarships for tens of thousands of students in exchange for military service. They also talk about Mark Emmert’s surprise decision to step down, Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase and the Super Bowl champions on a real estate binge.
25 min
45
Chelsea Sale Winds Down, Arctos Hits $3.9 Billion
Scott and Eben talk about the Chelsea sale, which now includes Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton and John Terry. They also discuss the Arctos Sports Partners war chest and Netflix’s bad week.
26 min
46
Yankees President Break Down MLB Team’s $7 Bill...
Scott and Eben speak with New York Yankees president Randy Levine about the team’s recent $7 billion valuations, its non-baseball business, and why the team is staying away from private equity money.
28 min
47
Five Broncos Bidders Reach Next Round / USFL De...
Scott and Eben discuss the latest in the sale of the Denver Broncos, plus the USFL’s debut weekend, the Chelsea sale, and Syracuse University renaming its iconic Carrier Dome.
31 min
48
New Franchise Valuations and the Commanders Con...
Scott's back from vacation to talk about the new valuations for all the sports teams and which MLB team has the most valuable sports franchise in the world. They also discuss the controversy surrounding Dan Snyder's Commanders.
30 min
49
Scottie Scheffler’s Meteoric Rise / Why Basebal...
Eben is joined by Jacob Feldman to discuss The Masters, Apple’s entry into live sports, and how tech is changing the way we watch sports.
28 min
50
National Championships, NIL and NCAA with PlayF...
Scott and Eben chat with Christy Hedgpeth, president of Playfly Sports Properties, about the commercial growth of women’s college basketball, and other rapid changes to the billion-dollar business of college sports.
31 min
51
Coach K’s Duke Career Ends, Coach Staley’s Stoc...
Scott and Eben discuss the latest from the NCAA tournament, including Coach K’s final game, and South Carolina’s national title. They also talk about Dan Snyder’s latest scandal, and Tiger Woods potentially returning to the Masters.
26 min
52
F1 Hits Vegas Strip / NFL Considers New Streami...
Scott and Eben discuss F1’s plans to race in Las Vegas in 2023. They also talk about the Final Four, the NFL’s streaming options, and the pervasive nature of “Man Cave” marketing.
26 min
53
NFL’s Bills Land Record $850 Million Public Sub...
Scott and Eben discus the record $850 million public subsidy secured by the NFL’s Buffalo Bills for a new stadium. They also talk March Madness, and the Chelsea latest.
23 min
54
St. Peter’s Is Already Capitalizing on Cinderel...
St. Peter’s athletic director Rachelle Paul joins the Sporticast to talk about the Peacocks’ surprise run to the Sweet Sixteen, plus what it means for the school and athletic department moving forward.
28 min
55
St. Peter’s Scores Historic NCAA Upsets / Chels...
Scott and Eben discuss the first two rounds of March Madness, including St. Peter’s shocking upsets of Kentucky and Murray State. They also discuss the latest with the Chelsea sale and NFL star Deshaun Watson.
26 min
56
Chelsea Bids Are Due / March Madness Tips Off
Scott and Eben discuss the latest in the Chelsea sale, which has an important deadline this week. They also discuss private equity in MLB, the NCAA tournament, and new Monday Night Football announcers.
27 min
57
Tom Brady Returns, Plus the Future of Sports Me...
Scott and Eben discuss Tom Brady’s return to the NFL. They also share thoughts from the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.
22 min
58
New NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman Discusses ...
Scott and Eben speak with incoming NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman just hours after her hiring was announced. They discuss her career, the future of women’s professional soccer in the U.S., and the difference between diversity and inclusion.
29 min
59
Chelsea Sale Highlights Economic Differences Be...
Scott and Eben discuss the sale of soccer giant Chelsea, which is one of the most valuable sports teams in Europe, under vastly different economic circumstances from U.S. leagues like the NFL or NBA. They also talk MLB lockout, and an NFL betting scandal.
34 min
60
Blue Checks & Viral Highlights with Twitter’s K...
Scott and Eben speak with Kelsey Bowers, a senior manager of U.S. sports partnerships at Twitter, about the changing face of sports fandom, and how Twitter works with partners like the NBA and WNBA.
29 min
61
Jeter Sells Out of Marlins / Broncos Sale Handc...
Scott and Eben discuss Derek Jeter’s departure from the Miami Marlins, which includes him selling his equity. They also discuss the Denver Broncos sale, and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich stepping away from Chelsea.
27 min
62
Phil Mickelson’s Saudi Comments Cause Furor / U...
Scott and Eben discuss the latest surrounding Phil Mickelson, whose comments about Saudi Arabia have caused a separation from sponsors. They also discuss U.S. Soccer’s settlement the women’s national team, and sportsbooks losing money.
25 min
63
NBA All-Star Recap / XFL-NFL Partnership
Scott and Eben discuss the technology on display at the NBA All-Star Game, the XFL-NFL partnership, and yet another Fanatics acquisition.
24 min
64
Move Over Mannings, Here Comes Shaq and Barkley
Scott and Eben discuss a new alternative NBA broadcast, the league’s All-Star weekend, Super Bowl ratings, and the MLB lockout.
24 min
65
Hollywood Ending Sets Stage For Dramatic NFL Of...
The Rams’ win over the Bengals closes the book on another NFL season, launching an offseason that will be dominated by the Broncos sale, racial hiring practices, and a probe into whether Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered to pay a coach for losses.
27 min
66
Rams CEO on Super Bowl, Racial Hiring and Billi...
Scott and Eben speak with Los Angeles Rams CEO Kevin Demoff about playing in a home Super Bowl, the team’s $5 billion-dollar stadium, and the NFL’s poor track record with coaching hires.
35 min
67
Super Bowl Tickets Soar in Rough Week for NFL
Scott and Eben discuss the upcoming Super Bowl, which has so far been overshadowed by questions surrounding the league’s racial hiring practices and its investigation into sexual misconduct at the Washington Football Team. They close with a new funding round for the WNBA.
31 min
68
Bombshell NFL Lawsuit Filed By Former Dolphins ...
Scott and Eben speak with Sportico legal analyst Michael McCann about a lawsuit filed Tuesday by former Dolphins coach Brian Flores. It claims discriminatory hiring practices and other illicit behavior.
24 min
69
The Evolution of Women’s Pro Hockey With Team O...
Scott and Eben speak with John Boynton, president of Firehouse Capital and an investor in three Premier Hockey Federation teams, about the growth of women’s hockey and a recent $25 million investment from league owners.
31 min
70
Tracking Sports Betting Fraud With Sportradar’s...
Scott and Eben speak with Andreas Krannich, who runs integrity services at Sportradar, about the high-tech battle between criminals and investigators in match-fixing.
32 min
71
How Athletes Unlimited Views the Sports League ...
Scott and Eben are joined by Jon Patricof, CEO and co-founder of Athletes Unlimited, to discuss the future of women’s pro sports, and a new model for pro sports more broadly.
30 min
72
Sports Leagues Eye Netflix Series / Sinclair Li...
Scott and Eben discuss the success of recent Netflix sport-related docuseries, which are inspiring a flood of new copycats. They also talk about Sinclair’s new streaming product, Microsoft’s $69 billion deal for Activision, and a major new investment in professional women’s hockey.
29 min
73
Washington Spirit Sale Saga / NFL Playoffs Kick...
Scott and Eben discuss the fascinating sale of the NWSL’s Washington Spirit. They also talk about the NFL playoffs, the NCAA latest, and what to make of Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open exit.
25 min
74
Georgia Wins Championship, Broncos Sale Moves C...
Scott and Eben discuss Georgia’s first college football title in 41 years. They also talk about the looming sale of the Denver Broncos, Apple’s MLB interest, and a strange sports betting story.
29 min
75
Eli Manning The Investor / A-Rod Lands New ESPN...
Scott and Eben talk about Eli Manning’s new job at Brand Velocity Partners. They also discuss ESPN’s attempt to recreate the ManningCast for MLB, and The New York Times’ $550 million purchase of The Athletic.
25 min
76
Fanatics Buys Topps / David Blitzer, Ryan Smith...
Scott and Eben discuss two major sports deals to start the year—Fanatics’ acquisition of Topps, and the sale of MLS club Real Salt Lake to a group that includes David Blitzer and Ryan Smith.
26 min
77
New Year, Same College Football Playoff
Scott and Eben discuss the college football national championship, which will be contested by Alabama and Georgia, SEC rivals that are among the richest programs in the country. They talk about whether another pair of blowout semifinals is an argument for or against CFP expansion.
26 min
78
Cincinnati Athletics Boss Talks Playoff, Big 12...
Scott and Eben speak with Cincinnati athletic director John Cunningham in the run-up to the College Football Playoff. The Bearcats’ historic season has set the table for major business growth in the next five years.
29 min
79
Inflation Hits Fans, Not Team Owners / Bowl Gam...
Scott and Eben discuss how inflation is affecting sports teams, as owners rush to borrow money for capital projects. They also talk about the sputtering college football postseason, and another NBA private equity deal.
26 min
80
NHL Says No To Olympics / Leagues Confront Omicron
Scott and Eben discuss the news that NHL players won’t be going to the Olympics in Beijing. They also talk about how sports leagues are confronting this new uptick in positive cases, and another private equity deal in the NBA.
24 min
81
David Blitzer Nearing Guardians Stake / NBA Val...
Scott and Eben discuss David Blitzer nearing a deal to purchase a significant minority stake in the Cleveland Guardians. They also talk about new NBA valuations and Urban Meyer’s exit from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
24 min
82
College Football Playoff’s Bill Hancock Talks S...
Scott and Eben speak with Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, about the upcoming semifinals, the recent changes in college sports, and the latest on talks to expand the playoff to include more teams.
29 min
83
Tom Brady’s Enduring Boston Legacy / NCAA Probi...
Scott and Eben discuss Tom Brady’s continued popularity in New England. They also talk about the NCAA’s probe into a few NIL deals and the NHL’s new ownership rules.
26 min
84
Yahoo Exec Jo Lambert Talks Media, Data and Spo...
Scott and Eben talk with Jo Lambert, president and general manager of consumer at Yahoo, about the company’s 900 million person global customer base, its sports endeavors and the growth Yahoo has seen in fantasy contests and gambling.
27 min
85
Denver Broncos Sale Looming At Historic Price
Scott and Eben discuss the latest in the potential sale of the Denver Broncos, which would fetch the highest price ever paid for a sports team. They also talk about the growth of sports NFTs and the dramatic final race of the F1 calendar.
28 min
86
College Football Coaches See Green, MLB Lockout...
Scott and Eben discuss the wild college football coaching carousel, the looming MLB lockout, and the rough month for U.S. sports betting companies.
27 min
87
Max Scherzer Inks Record Deal As MLB Lockout Looms
Scott and Eben talk about an active MLB free agency on the eve of a lockout. They also talk about a reset in the market for college football coaches, debt ratings for the major U.S. sports leagues, and Fenway’s deal to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins.
26 min
88
Devils President Jake Reynolds Discusses New Je...
Scott and Eben speak with Jake Reynolds, president of the New Jersey Devils, about the business of the NHL. Reynolds discusses the team’s approach to marketing and media, what it’s noticing in ticket sales, and the value of being the only major pro team with “New Jersey” in its name.
31 min
89
English Soccer’s $2.7 Billion NBC Deal / Red So...
Scott and Eben discuss the English Premier League’s new $2.7 billion U.S. broadcast deal with NBCUniversal. They also talk about the parent of the Boston Red Sox buying the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the New York Islanders’ new $1.1 billion arena.
25 min
90
SeatGeek CEO Jack Groetzinger Talks Tickets, SP...
Scott and Eben speak with Jack Groetzinger, co-founder and CEO of ticketing company SeatGeek, which is in the process of going public via SPAC. They discuss changes in the industry, SeatGeek’s investors and the new $1.35 billion deal.
27 min
91
Real Salt Lake Sale Closer / English Premier Le...
Scott and Eben discuss the latest in the sale of MLS club Real Salt Lake. They also talk about the English Premier League’s upcoming new TV deal in the U.S., and the changing nature of sports streaming more broadly.
26 min
92
Cincinnati is College Football’s Cinderella Wi...
Scott and Eben discuss the slow business divorce between the second-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats and Under Armour. They also talk about MLB labor, a new Manning family sports betting deal, and MLS private equity guidelines.
27 min
93
Jordan, Tiger and the Highest Paid Athletes All...
Scott and Eben chat with Sportico’s Kurt Badenhausen about his list of the highest-paid athletes of all time. They also talk Aaron Rodgers and the controversy around his vaccine stance.
24 min
94
Aaron Rodgers COVID Case Comes Amid Other NFL L...
Scott and Eben speak with Michael McCann, Sportico’s legal expert, about a host of NFL-related topics. They include Aaron Rodgers’ vaccine status, the St. Louis lawsuit and fallout of the Washington investigation.
23 min
95
BodyArmor’s $8 Billion Exit a Windfall for Athl...
Scott and Eben break down Coca-Cola’s purchase of BodyArmor, an $8 billion deal that will produce a hefty payout for the company’s many athlete investors. They also discuss Mets owner Steve Cohen potentially brining a casino to New York City, a new Saudi-backed golf circuit, and the Cleveland Guardians legal fight.
28 min
96
World Series Run Has Braves, Liberty Media Ridi...
Scott and Eben chat with Derek Schiller, CEO and president of the Atlanta Braves, about the team’s World Series run, its unique ownership structure, F1 and the supply chain crunch.
27 min
97
Bobbleheads to Buffalo Wings, Supply Chain Woes...
Scott and Eben discuss how the sports industry is dealing with global supply chain problems and a work force exodus. They also discuss a $1.5 billion valuation for Fanatics’ new NFT platform, the value of in-game memorabilia, and an esports team’s $1 billion SPAC deal.
21 min
98
Drive By DraftKings CEO Meredith McPherron Talk...
Scott and Eben speak with Meredith McPherron, CEO of Drive by DraftKings, about the VC fund’s high-profile investors, its new $60 million round, and who’s shaping the future of sports and entertainment.
23 min
99
LSU Owes $17 million in Dead Money to Fired Foo...
Scott and Eben discuss the firing of LSU football coach Ed Orgeron, who is owed nearly $17 million under the remainder of his contract. They also discuss NHL franchise values, a funding round for LeBron James’ media company and legendary sports lawyer Jeffrey Mishkin.
22 min
100
Boston Red Sox Welcome Younger Crowds As Team A...
Scott and Eben talk to Sam Kennedy, president and CEO the Boston Red Sox, to discuss the team’s playoff run, historic Fenway Park, and the franchise’s role in Fenway Sports Group’s sports, tech and entertainment platform.
20 min