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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1
Angels off the Market / Premier League Valuations
Scott and Eben discuss Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno pulling the MLB team off the market. They also discuss Sportico’s Premier League valuations, eye-popping numbers for women’s cricket in India, and Sapphire Sport’s latest funding round.
27 min
2
Playoff Games in Cold Places / Supermarket Battle
Scott and Eben discuss the latest with the NFL playoffs, including the financial motivations behind a possible shift to neutral-site conference title games. They also talk about licensed consumer products, and the unique sale of the Portland Thorns.
28 min
3
Big League Meets Little League / Messi vs. Ronaldo
Scott and Eben discuss a major business tie-up in youth baseball, where David Blitzer and Josh Harris are buying a second little league platform and merging the two. They also chat SRX Racing, and Messi vs. Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.
28 min
4
NFL Playoffs Youth Movement / Tennis Hits Netflix
Scott and Eben discuss the opening round of the NFL playoffs, as young quarterbacks seize the spotlight. They also talk about Netflix's new tennis series, Kevin Warren's new job, and the WWE latest.
29 min
5
The Smell of Success with Georgia AD Josh Brooks
Scott and Eben speak with Georgia AD Josh Brooks following the Bulldogs’ second straight national title. They discuss the granular things that Brooks prioritizes, like the smell of the stadium, the taste of the ice, and the price of concessions.
34 min
6
Vince McMahon Returns to WWE / NFL Playoffs Set
Scott and Eben discuss Vince McMahon’s surprise return to WWE, and his plans to potentially sell the wrestling company. They also talk NFL playoffs, the college football championship, and the silence surrounding Dana White.
28 min
7
Ronaldo in Riyadh / NCAA Changes Afoot
Scott and Eben discuss Cristiano Ronaldo’s introduction to his new club in Saudi Arabia. They also discuss an ugly incident involving UFC president Dana White, changes coming to the NCAA, and Fanatics’ latest move.
29 min
8
Year in Review / Predictions for 2023
Scott and Eben recap the biggest sports business stories of the past 12 months and discuss their expectations for 2023.
27 min
9
College Football Semifinals A Hotter Ticket Tha...
Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan joins the show to talk about the economics of the college football semifinals, and why ticket demand is so high for Georgia vs. Ohio State.
38 min
10
How Sports Teams Use Data, with Two Circles VP ...
Scott and Eben speak with Laura Andriani, vice president of consulting at Two Circles, about how the firm uses data to maximize revenue, and where to look for innovation in sports.
33 min
11
Suns Sell for $4 Billion / Mets Spending Spree ...
Scott and Eben discuss Mat Ishbia’s purchase of the Phoenix Suns, which values the NBA team at a league-record $4 billion. They also discuss Mets owner Steve Cohen’s spending spree, and NFL Sunday Ticket’s future with YouTube.
27 min
12
Messi Legacy Grows with Argentina’s Dramatic Wo...
Scott and Eben discuss Argentina’s dramatic World Cup title, and what it means for Lionel Messi’s legacy. They also talk NWSL expansion, NFL media rights, and the NCAA latest.
28 min
13
Ryan Reynolds, Michael B. Jordan and the Future...
Scott and Eben discuss Ryan Reynolds’ interest in the Senators, Michael B. Jordan’s investment in Bournemouth, and what it means for ownership more broadly. They also talk MLS on Fox, and Fitch’s “neutral” outlook for U.S. sports in 2023.
25 min
14
Suns Bidding Heats Up / World Cup Semifinals
Scott and Eben discuss the bidding on the Phoenix Suns, which is entering the second round. They also talk about NBA valuations, the World Cup, and the latest Dan Snyder revelations.
27 min
15
All Rise! Aaron Judge Stays With Yankees for $3...
Scott and Eben discuss Aaron Judge’s new nine-year, $360 million contract with the New York Yankees. They also talk about Derek Jeter’s latest venture, and a new $31 billion valuation for Fanatics.
25 min
16
RSN, WTF? What’s Happening With the Sinclair Re...
Scott and Eben speak with sports media consultant Lee Berke about the recent shakeup at Sinclair’s RSN empire, and what it means for the billion-dollar enterprise. They also talk NBA investments, NFL media, and NWSL sales.
32 min
17
Billionaire Buys Into Capitals, Wizards / USWNT...
Scott and Eben discuss Jeff Skoll’s investment into Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the parent of the Capitals and Wizards. They also talk World Cup, NFL licensing, and layoffs at Candy Digital.
30 min
18
Fox Posts Big Thanksgiving Ratings / NFL Player...
Scott and Eben discuss a big weekend for Fox Sports, with large viewership across NFL, NCAA and World Cup games. They also talk about the U.S. team in Qatar, and an NFL player’s big hat.
26 min
19
ManU, Too! Plus Fox Sports’ Historic TV Weekend
Scott and Eben discuss the latest at Manchester United, yet another major sports team exploring a sale. They also talk World Cup, Bob Iger, and Fox’s historic Thanksgiving weekend TV slate.
28 min
20
U.S. Opens World Cup Amid Pressure of Entire Am...
Scott and Eben discuss the start of the World Cup, and what’s at stake for the American soccer business as Team USA returns to the event. They also talk about Bob Iger’s return to Disney, and the red hot New Jersey Devils.
28 min
21
World Cup Billions, NYCFC’s Stadium, and Introd...
Scott and Eben discuss the billions spent on the upcoming World Cup, and NYCFC finally landing a stadium site. They also introduce the next Sportico podcast—La Previa—a Spanish-language sports business show hosted by LaLiga North America CEO Boris Gartner and Sportico reporter Asli Pelit.
32 min
22
FTX Crypto Crash Hits Million-Dollar Sports Spo...
Scott and Eben discuss the rapid collapse of FTX’s cryptocurrency empire, and how it affects the company’s sports partners. They also talk about the legal fight between Fubo Gaming and the New York Jets.
28 min
23
Moving Beyond Tickets with SeatGeek CEO Jack Gr...
Scott and Eben speak with SeatGeek cofounder and CEO Jack Groetzinger about the company’s dramatic last few months, including a $1 billion valuation, new commercial partnerships, and technology beyond ticketing.
32 min
24
Liverpool Too!? English Soccer Giant Another Te...
Scott and Eben discuss the potential sale of Liverpool FC, the latest multibillion-dollar sports team to hit the market. They also discuss the NBA’s new private equity plan, and how to interpret DraftKings’ latest financials.
27 min
25
What Dan Snyder’s Commanders Sale Bombshell Means
Scott and Eben discuss Dan Snyder’s decision to hire a bank to explore a sale of the Washington Commanders – what we know and what we don’t regarding a major NFL development. They also talk about the pending sale of the Ottawa Senators.
30 min
26
Big 12 Jumps Pac-12 in $2.3 Billion Deal / NHL ...
Scott and Eben discuss the Big 12’s new TV deal, and what it means in the rapidly-changing world of college sports. They also talk about NHL valuations, NWSL expansion, and the XFL’s reboot.
29 min
27
ESPN vs. Apple, NFTs and The Future of Sports M...
Eben is joined by Sportico reporter Jacob Feldman to discuss the many different ways fans (primarily young ones) are consuming sports. They touch on streaming services, NFTs, and fantasy football.
32 min
28
World Series Showdown Set / F1 to Remain on ESPN
Scott and Eben discuss the looming World Series matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. They also chat F1/ESPN, and major new investments into professional pickleball.
25 min
29
NFL Ownership Drama / Fubo Sportsbook Folds
Scott and Eben discuss drama at NFL ownership meetings, including the first owner to call for Dan Snyder's ouster. They also touch on Steve Ballmer's new streaming service, and a sportsbook going out of business.
29 min
30
“Arbitrage on Sexism”: NWSL Owners Discuss Inve...
Scott and Eben speak with two NWSL owners, Kara Nortman (Angel City FC) and Angie Long (Kansas City Current), about the league’s rapid business growth, the unfortunate revelations of the past few weeks, and how to approach investment in professional women’s soccer.
39 min
31
Athletes Find Business Leverage / NFL Police Re...
Scott and Eben discuss the shifting dynamics between players and leagues, as technology and data rights become more valuable parts of sports business. They also talk about a pair of police reports filed this week against NFL players.
30 min
32
The Curious Case of Rokit’s Sports Deals / NHL ...
Scott and Eben discuss a company called Rokit, which signed $100+ million worth of sports deals in 2018-2019 and failed to finish paying any of them. They also talk NHL and NFL latest.
29 min
33
All Rise! Judge’s 62nd Homer is a Milestone For...
Scott and Eben discuss Aaron Judge’s historic 62nd home run, and what it means for sports media, memorabilia, and Judge’s next contract. They also talk about the growing NWSL abuse scandal, the Suns sale, and early returns from Amazon’s exclusive NFL games.
27 min
34
Systemic Abuse in Women’s Soccer / NFL’s Concus...
Scott and Eben discuss the ugly details laid out in a year-long investigation of abuse allegations within U.S. Soccer and NWSL. They also talk about Shohei Ohtani’s new contract, and Tua Tagovailoa’s concussions.
29 min
35
MLS Valuations Soar, Led by $900 Million LAFC
Scott and Eben are joined by Sportico’s Kurt Badenhausen to discuss his latest MLS valuations. The average MLS club is now worth $582 million, with LAFC topping $900 million. The trio breaks down the eye-popping numbers.
32 min
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
‘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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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