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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch follow the money in the world of sports, taking listeners inside decisions that power the multibillion dollar industry. From media and technology to finance and real estate, leagues and teams across the globe have matured into far more than just back-page entertainment. The show explains the money behind the final score.

Episode Date
Davis Love III on LIV Golf, Presidents Cup (Podcast)
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Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower talk with USA Presidents Cup captain and World Golf Hall of Famer Davis Love III on the upcoming Presidents Cup, and the ongoing tension between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. 

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Aug 08, 2022
LIV Golf Files Suit, NFL Files Appeal (Podcast)
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Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu bring in legal experts to talk about two major sports headlines. Dan Lust, attorney at Geragos & Geragos in New York City joins to dive into LIV Golf's antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour. Plus, Martin Edel, Co-Chair of Goulston & Storrs Sports Law Practice and Adjunct Instructor of Law at Columbia Law School joins to discuss the NFL's appeal of Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension.

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Aug 04, 2022
Metta Sandiford-Artest on Potential Investment Fund (Podcast)
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Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu are joined by former NBA star, Metta Sandiford-Artest, formerly known as Metta World Peace. Their wide-ranging conversation focused on his various business interests through his Artest Management Group, and his plans to launch a large investment fund.

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Aug 03, 2022
The Life and Legacy of Bill Russell (Podcast)
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Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu are joined by Professor Aram Goudsouzian, a Professor of History at the University of Memphis, and author of the book, "King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution". They discuss how Bill Russell changed the game of basketball with his style of play, leading to 11 championship wins, and helped to break down racial barriers off the court as an activist.

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Aug 01, 2022
Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask (Correct)
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Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu welcome Former Oakland Raiders CEO and current CBS Sports Analyst Amy Trask to the show for an extended conversation on the historic hiring of the first Black female team president in NFL history by her former franchise, the globalization of US sports, and her book, "You Negotiate Like a Girl".

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Jul 28, 2022
76ers Plan to Build a New Arena with Private Funds (Podcast)
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Hosts Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower bring in Bloomberg Markets Editor Michael Marois to discuss the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers plan to build a brand new arena in downtown Philly using private money instead of taxpayer dollars.

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Jul 27, 2022
The NFL Launches a New Mobile Streaming Service, NFL+ (Podcast)
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Hosts Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Bloomberg Media Reporter Gerry Smith to talk about the NFL's new mobile streaming service, NFL+. The platform will allow users to stream certain NFL games on mobile devices, starting at $4.99 per month.

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Jul 25, 2022
Athlete | Empire: Ndamukong Suh
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Ndamukong Suh started planning his life in business even before he made it to the University of Nebraska and, ultimately, an All-Pro, Super Bowl-winning NFL career. He leveraged Nebraska connections like Warren Buffett and TD Ameritrade CEO Joe Moglia and started buying property with his dad. Now, as the 35-year-old Suh weighs whether and when to wind down his time in pro football, he's using his hometown of Portland as a base to tackle massive social and economic issues -- from the wealth gap to affordable housing -- by thoughtfully buying and building real and estate and restaurants. For the latest installment in our "Athlete|Empire" series, Bloomberg's Jason Kelly sat down with Suh at the Portland home he shares with his wife Katya and twin one-year-old sons to dig into his history and ambition.

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Jul 25, 2022
Howard Bryant on Rickey Henderson and Diversity (Podcast)
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Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu welcome ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant to talk about his latest book, "Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original", on baseball great Rickey Henderson's legacy. The conversation included thoughts on diversity in baseball and the state of the sport.

They also spoke with Bloomberg's Seth Magalaner, who produced a documentary on Black pitchers.

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Jul 21, 2022
Diversity in Baseball and the Bay Area Black Aces (Podcast)
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Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu are joined by Bloomberg's Seth Magalaner to talk diversity in baseball as we hit the midway point of the MLB season. They chat about his unique experience in and covering the sport, particularly in the Bay Area, and about his documentary, "The Bay Area Black Aces".

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Jul 20, 2022
MLB Agrees to Pay $185 Million in Settlement (Podcast)
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Host Scarlet Fu talks to Bloomberg Legal News Editor Peter Blumberg about the MLB agreeing to pay $185 million as part of a settlement with minor league ballplayers who say the league has been exploiting them.

The settlement also strikes down an MLB rule that prohibited teams from paying minor leaguers for work beyond the regular season, and requires that all team comply with laws covering minimum wages and overtime.

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Jul 18, 2022
Athlete | Empire: Steve Young
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Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young changed the game of football. Sitting (impatiently) behind Joe Montana for years, he finally led his own Super Bowl-winning team. Two decades after retiring from the NFL, he's quietly built a private equity business that's done upwards of $50 billion in deals, and isn't slowing down. His twin ambitions: To change the world of investing and help other athletes find their voice in business. This special edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports features Jason Kelly's intimate conversation with the MVP about his life in football, private equity and how the late Bill Walsh is his leadership role model.

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Jul 17, 2022
Jane McManus on Griner and Female Equity in Sports
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Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by veteran sports journalist and Executive Director of Seton Hall University's Center for Sports Media Jane McManus to discuss Brittney Griner's imprisonment in Russia and female equity in sports. Plus, Bloomberg's Gerry Smith joins to talk about the latest with LIV Golf, Vince McMahon's misconduct allegations and Champions League soccer TV rights bidding in the US.

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Jul 14, 2022
LIV Golf, Vince McMahon, Champions League TV Rights (Podcast)
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Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and guest host Damian Sassower are joined by Bloomberg's Gerry Smith to dive deeper into LIV Golf, the misconduct scandal that might bring down Vince McMahon, and how Champions League soccer is looking to top more than $2 billion in US TV rights.

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Jul 13, 2022
WNBA Honors Griner, Raiders' Historic Hire (Podcast)
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Bloomberg's Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower talk the latest sports headlines, including how the WNBA honored Brittney Griner during their All-Star Game in Chicago, the Las Vegas Raiders hiring the first Black female team president in NFL history, and LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman not being invited to the British Open.

 

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Jul 11, 2022
Brittney Griner, Dan Snyder and Guest Joe Theismann (Podcast)
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Bloomberg's Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu discuss WNBA star Brittney Griner's guilty plea in Russia, and the latest in Dan Snyder's battle to keep ownership of his NFL team with Bloomberg Law's Justin Wise.

Plus, an extended conversation with former NFL MVP Joe Theismann on golf, investing and DeShaun Watson.

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Jul 08, 2022
Ex-Goldman Sachs Law Chief Aiding Dan Snyder (Podcast)
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Bloomberg's Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu, along with guest host Damian Sassower talk with Bloomberg Law's Justin Wise about the latest developments in Dan Snyder's battle to keep ownership of the NFL's Washington Commanders amid a series of scandals, including recruiting help from an ex-Goldman Sach law chief.

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Jul 06, 2022
USC and UCLA in Big Ten, Joe Theismann Chat Preview (Podcast)
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Bloomberg's Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu chat about USC and UCLA moving to join the Big Ten, the latest on LIV Golf and more. Plus, a preview of their conversation with Super Bowl winning former NFL QB Joe Theismann, who will be participating in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

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Jul 04, 2022
Oakland Athletics President Dave Kaval on A's Future (Podcast)
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Bloomberg's Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu talk with Oakland Athletics President Dave Kaval about his plans for the future of the franchise, from how he plans to rebuild the team's roster, to his thoughts on the ideal location for a new stadium. Plus, conversation on soccer, including the first confirmed case of CTE in a former MLS player.

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Jun 30, 2022
US Senate Revisiting MLB's Antitrust Exemption (Podcast)
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Bloomberg's Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu discuss golf pro Brooks Koepka's lastest comments on joining LIV Golf, the NHL's Stanley Cup TV viewership numbers, and the US Senate Judiciary Committee signalling their intentions to revisit the MLB's long-standing antitrust exemption.

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Jun 29, 2022
Stanley Cup Champions, Aaron Judge Rises on Arbitration, LIV Golf Controversy in Oregon
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Join host Michael Barr and special guest host Vanessa Perdomo as they discuss the Colorado Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup, WNBA star Brittney Griner's preliminary hearing in Russia, Aaron Judge on his arbitration, and controversy in Oregon regarding the LIV Golf tournament. 

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Jun 27, 2022
CAA Executive Shawn Costner on Diversity
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Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and special guest host Damian Sassower chat about LIV Golf poaching talent from the PGA Tour, human rights concerns with FIFA. Plus, they have an extended conversation with CAA Executive Shawn Costner on his career, the sports industry, and his work heading up a diversity initiative at CAA.

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Jun 23, 2022
Brooks Koepka Joining LIV, Deshaun Watson and Gronk (Podcast)
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Join hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu as they discuss pro golf star Brooks Koepka's decision to leave the PGA Tour to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series, the latest on Cleveland Brown's quarterback DeShaun Watson's allegations, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers star tight end Rob Gronkowski's retirement announcement.

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Jun 22, 2022
College Hoops with Duke University's Nina King and NIL chat with Marty Edel
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and guest host Damien Sassower as they chat with Duke University's Director of Athletics, Nina King, a discussion on NIL in college sports with Marty Edel plus family drama at the Baltimore Orioles home. All that and more on the Business of Sports.

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Jun 16, 2022
Cheribundi Takes on Gatorade for Sports Drink Crown
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Cheribundi is making a splash in the world of sports drinks. The cherry juice company has announced partnerships with several major sports leagues. It's promising properties that help athletes recover off the field. For more on the compamy's push into sports, Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Michael Barr speak with US Women's National Soccer team star Lindsey Horan and Rob Willey, who is an operating partner at Emil Capital Partners, the parent company of Cheribundi.

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Jun 15, 2022
LIV v. PGA; LeBron Gets New NBA Goals
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Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Michael Barr discuss LIV Golf Investment taking on the PGA Tour. They also talk about the NBA playoffs and LeBron James' plans to purchase a team. Plus, they look at why World Westling Entertainment Inc. is signing college athletes.

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Jun 13, 2022
Grant Hill is ‘Game’
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A national champion, Olympic gold medalist and NBA All-Star, Grant Hill is widely considered one of the best all-around players – and humans – in basketball. Now an owner of the Atlanta Hawks and the president of USA Basketball, Hill has entered a new phase.
But he’s recently reflected on how he got here, and his new book, simply titled ‘Game,’ is a clear-eyed and, at times, emotional journey. Hill discusses his upbringing, his influences, a playing career cut short by injury, and how all of that drives what’s happening now, and next, as he ponders life as a businessman and investor.

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Jun 10, 2022
Ice Cube on Upcoming Fifth Season of Big3
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and guest host Damian Sassower as they chat with Ice Cube, a rapper, entertainer and founder of the professional basketball league, Big3. They'll discuss the league's upcoming fifth season and future projects in the works. Don't forget your Ice Cube this summer, all that and more on Business of Sports.

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Jun 09, 2022
Katrina Adams on American and International Tennis
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and guest host Damian Sassower as they chat with former professional tennis player and former CEO of the US Tennis Association, Katrina Adams. Topics include the current rise of American tennis, the French Open and Adams' work as executive director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program. All that and more on Business of Sports. 

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Jun 08, 2022
NBA Finals, French Open Faults and Religion of Sports
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and guest host Damian Sassower as they discuss the NBA finals, backlash toward tennis media during historic moments at the French Open and Tom Brady's Religion of Sports raising funds during a time when venture capital investments are slowing. All that and more on Monday's Business of Sports.

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Jun 06, 2022
Bill Mulvihill on Stadium and Sports Financing
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and guest host Damian Sassower as they discuss stadium financing, the high demand for new construction and the financial health of sports franchises with Bill Mulvihill, senior vice president and head of sports finance group at US Bancorp. All that and more on Bloomberg's Business of Sports.

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Jun 02, 2022
NY Rangers WIN, Brady vs Rodgers in Golf, and Mayhem in Paris
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Damian Sassower as they chat today on the NY Rangers big win vs Carolina, Brady vs Rodgers on the golf course, and a soccer roundup revolving around the mayhem at the Champions League Final in Paris. 

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Jun 01, 2022
A Race to the Finish with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown
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Start your engines! Join Michael Barr and guest hosts Damian Sassower and Matt Miller as they chat with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown about this weekend's biggest auto races, McLaren's strengthening presence in IndyCar racing and the growth of open-wheeled racing in the U.S. Plus this week's "Number of the Week"! 

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May 26, 2022
Steve Kerr's Emotional Presser, Chelsea Football Sale (Podcast)
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Michael Barr and special guest host Damian Sassower talk about Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr's emotional response to the Uvalde school shooting. Plus, they touch on the UK government approving the sale of Chelsea FC, and the future of the NFL Pro Bowl.

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May 25, 2022
Donaldson v. Anderson, NBA Playoffs, and ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
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Join Michael Barr and guest host Damian Sassower as they chat the latest from the PGA Championship, the kerfuffle between Josh Donaldson and Tim Anderson, and the excitement of the NBA Playoffs leading to high TV ratings.  

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May 23, 2022
Joe Moglia on his Career and the State of the NCAA
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Join Michael Barr and guest host Damian Sassower as they chat with former chairman of the board and CEO of TD Ameritrade and former head football coach at Coastal Carolina University, Joe Moglia, who gives us insight on NIL, NCAA decision making and more on Business of Sports.

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May 19, 2022
Soccer Equity, Golf Controversy and Coach K Pay Day
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Join Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu on Wednesday's Business of Sports as they discuss pay equity between the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and men's team, Saudi Arabian golf organizers poaching former champion Jack Nicklaus and Coach K's most recent salary in his final season as Duke's head coach following a run to the final four before losing to North Carolina. 

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May 18, 2022
NBA & NHL Playoffs, Golf Controversy and Apollo Global
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch on Business of Sports as they discuss the NBA and NHL playoffs, controversy in the golf world and Apollo Global's $1.25 billion Mexican soccer investment. 

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May 16, 2022
Chris Cabott, CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch as they speak with CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, Chris Cabott, about his role as CEO and how he was involved in negotiating Patrick Mahomes' contract extension leading to the largest deal in sports history. All that and more on Business of Sports. 

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May 12, 2022
Tom Brady...The Analyst, Richest Athletes in Sports
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Join Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch on Business of Sports as they discuss Tom Brady's record deal with Fox Sports and the richest athletes in sports. 

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May 11, 2022
Adam Graves on the NHL
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch as they discuss the NHL playoffs and future of the sport with two-time Stanley Cup champion and former All-Star, Adam Graves.

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May 09, 2022
Talking Derby and Dallas Mavericks CEO, Cynt Marshall
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch as they discuss the Kentucky Derby with Churchill Downs' CEO, Bill Carstanjen, then stick around for a chat with Dallas Mavericks' CEO, Cynt Marshall, as they talk about the playoffs, working with Mark Cuban and franchise star, Luka Doncic. All that and more on Business of Sports. 

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May 05, 2022
Bill Carstanjen and The Kentucky Derby
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Join Mike Lynch and Michael Barr as they chat with Churchill Downs' CEO Bill Carstanjen about the upcoming Kentucky Derby, betting in horse racing and more on Business of Sports.  

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May 04, 2022
Military's New Recruitment Plan and Trevor Bauer's Penalty
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Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss a new recruitment plan the U.S. military is considering to enlist college athletes. They also talk about Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Trevor Bauer's two-year ban from Major League Baseball. Plus, they take a look at Giannis Antetokounmpo's self-assist in the NBA Playoffs.

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May 02, 2022
Economics of Name, Image and Likeness
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Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch as they discuss the economics behind Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) and the changing landscape of collegiate athletics with Kurt Rotthoff, a professor of economics and finance at Seton Hall University. All that and more on Business of Sports. 

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Apr 28, 2022
Winning Time, MLB Signage, Boston on the Bus
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 Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss Jerry West's distaste with HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, sign stealing in the MLB and how the Boston Red Sox plan to avoid Canadian Covid-19 protocols. All that and more on Business of Sports.  

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Apr 27, 2022
Netflix, Duke Keeps Losing, Women's Barcelona
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Scarlet Fu returns joining Michael Barr and Mike Lynch as they discuss Netflix's recent plunge with no intent on getting into live sports streaming, Duke University losing players to the draft and transfer portal following Mike Krzyzewski's retirement and final four loss to North Carolina and women's Barcelona soccer dominating the league and seeing record high attendance numbers. All that and more on Business of Sports.

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Apr 25, 2022
Mike Tannenbaum on the NFL
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Join Michael Barr and Mike Lynch as they chat with former New York Jets General Manager and former Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Mike Tannenbaum, about the NFL and his co-founding of the 33rd Team, the premier football think tank. All that and more on Thursday's Business of Sports.  

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Apr 21, 2022
Oakland A's, Wimbledon Bans, Jerry West
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On this episode of Business of Sports join hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch as they celebrate the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball as they discuss his legacy with 13-time All Star and Hall of Famer, Ken Griffey Jr.

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Apr 20, 2022
Religion of Sports
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Today on Business of Sports, Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch speak with Religion of Sports' CEO, Ameeth Sankaran, and co-founder, Gotham Chopra, as they discuss storytelling through sports and working with Tom Brady and Michael Strahan

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Apr 18, 2022
75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson MLB Debut
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On this episode of Business of Sports join hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch as they celebrate the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball as they discuss his legacy with 13-time All Star and Hall of Famer, Ken Griffey Jr.

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Apr 14, 2022
Suni Lee, Chelsea Bid, Alyssa Nakken
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On Wednesday's Business of Sports, Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss the rising interest and viewership in gymnastics as Olympic gold medalist, Suni Lee shines on the collegiate level, the owner of the Boston Celtics teaming up with Larry Tanenbaum and John Terry to bid for Chelsea, and San Francisco Giants' Alyssa Nakken becoming the first female to coach on field.


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Apr 13, 2022
Golf Masters, New Stadium in Buffalo, Broncos Bid
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On Monday's Business of Sports, Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss the return of Tiger Woods and 2022 Masters champion, Scottie Scheffler, the approval of a new Bills stadium in Buffalo and the potential front runner for the Denver Broncos, Walmart heir, Rob Walton.

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Apr 11, 2022
MLB is Back with Noah Garden
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss the return of Tiger Woods, the longevity of the NBA season, issues within the NFL and the beginning of the Major League Baseball season. The hosts are joined by Noah Garden, MLB Chief Revenue Officer as they talk about the upcoming season, partnerships and more on Thursday's Business of Sports.

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Apr 07, 2022
Sportradar CEO, Carsten Koerl
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This Wednesday on Business of Sports, Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss sports data and technology with Carsten Koerl, founder and CEO of Sportradar, a global company that provides real-time sports data and betting odds to major sports leagues and sportsbooks.

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Apr 06, 2022
Gamecocks Win Title, UNC & Kansas Advance, Tiger
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South Carolina women's basketball wins their second national title, UNC and Kansas advance to NCAA men's basketball championship, and Tiger Woods will make a "game-time decision" on whether he competes in the 86th Masters. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch discuss all that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Apr 04, 2022
Discovering Innovation in Sports Technology
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with Jenna Kurath, Head of the Comcast NBC Universal Sports Tech Accelerator and Vice President of Startup Partnerships. They discuss the exciting innovations driving the world of sports technology, and the potential partnerships and investment opportunities given to startups shaping the media landscape. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 31, 2022
Head of NBA Union, Tamika Tremaglio
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Business of Sports hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch chat with Tamika Tremaglio, executive director of the NBA Players Association. They discuss the goals and future of the NBA, the role of cryptocurrency and legalized betting in sports, and more women obtaining leadership positions within the industry.

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Mar 30, 2022
Final Four, Cinderella Story Ends, Miami Heat
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On Monday’s edition of Business of Sports, Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss the NCAA Men’s Final Four including a rivalry match up between North Carolina and Duke to see if Mike Krzyzewski’s last run in the NCAA tournament leads to a championship appearance, Cinderella story St. Peter’s University bringing in millions to its conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic and the Miami Heat altering its broadcasting to exclude any altercations.

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Mar 28, 2022
The Barstool Fund, Serena Ventures
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini about the expansion of its Barstool Fund, which raised $41 million during the Covid-19 pandemic, the expansion of Barstool Sportsbook, and the challenges of being a high-ranking female executive in sports. Plus, women's tennis G.O.A.T. and Serena Ventures Managing Partner Serena Williams talks to Bloomberg about the new $111 million dollar fund focusing on diverse founders. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 24, 2022
MLB Rule Changes, Barty Retires, World Cup Sponsor
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss MLB rule changes that have potential to bring more excitement to America’s pastime, the shocking yet poised retirement of women’s tennis world number one, 25-year-old, Ashleigh Barty and the weight of cryptocurrency’s footprint on professional sports as FIFA announces Crypto.com as the 2022 World Cup official sponsor.

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Mar 23, 2022
Deshaun Watson Trade, Kaepernick, March Madness & NIL
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The Cleveland Browns announced they traded for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Colin Kaepernick still wants to play, and the NCAA men's Sweet 16 is set. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch discuss all that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 21, 2022
Saudi-Backed Golf League, Chelsea FC Sale
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A new Saudi-backed professional golf league that seeks to rival the PGA Tour is drawing interest from streaming services, and Todd Boehly, the U.S. dealmaker planning a takeover of Chelsea Football Club, has added some PR and advisory muscle to his consortium bidding for the west London team. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch get the details with Gerry Smith, Bloomberg News Media Reporter, and David Hellier, Bloomberg U.K. Business Reporter. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 17, 2022
Djokovic, Chelsea FC Bids, Minor League Wages
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Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss Novak Djokovic getting clearance to defend his French Open title, bids for Chelsea FC, and a federal judge's ruling that MLB violated wage law for minor leaguers. All that and more on this Wednesday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 16, 2022
'I'm Coming Back...' Brady Returns to Tampa
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch discuss Tom Brady's 40-day retirement, Joe Buck's move to ESPN, and Naomi Osaka heckled during her loss at Indian Wells. All that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 14, 2022
Baseball is Back!
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Major League Baseball and the Players Association have reached a new collective bargaining agreement, salvaging a 162-game season that will start April 7th. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch catch up with Pedro Moura, FOX Sports national baseball writer, and author of How to Beat a Broken Game: The Rise of the Dodgers in a League on the Brink. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 11, 2022
Calvin Ridley Suspension, Rodgers Stays in Green Bay
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The NFL suspends Atlanta Falcons wideout Calvin Ridley for gambling, Aaron Rodgers will stay to play in Green Bay, and the Washington Capitals condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss all that and more on this Wednesday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Mar 09, 2022
Griner in Russia Custody, MLB Lockout
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Hosts Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss WNBA star Brittney Griner being in Russia custody, the MLB lockout, and the latest in the Business of sports.

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Mar 07, 2022
Wealth Management for Professional Athletes
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with Noel LaMontagne Director of the PRO Team at Verdence Capital Advisors, and a former offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns about wealth management for professional athletes.. We also speak with MLB Network's Jon Morosi on the state of the MLB lockout.

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Mar 05, 2022
GreenPark Welcomes MLS to its Sports Metaverse
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Major League Soccer is teaming up with GreenPark Sports, a mobile game and digital experience developer, to enhance the fan experience in GreenPark's new virtual world. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with Chris Schlosser, MLS Senior Vice President of Media, and Ken Martin, Co-Founder and CEO of GreenPark Sports, to discuss the partnership.

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Mar 02, 2022
Kyrie & NYC Vaccine Mandates, Russia Sports Ban
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Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss New York City's private sector vaccine mandates and Kyrie Irving's ability to play home games, the international reaction to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the consequences of Phil Mickelson's comments about the nascent Saudi golf league.

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Feb 28, 2022
NHL's Youngest GM in History
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Former Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka joins Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to discuss his rise to the team's front office at the age of 26. Plus, U.S. Soccer reaches a $24 million agreement with the women’s national team, and the 2022 Beijing Olympics draw the lowest U.S. ratings ever. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Feb 24, 2022
MLB Lockout, Mickelson Apology Over Super League
599

Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the latest on the MLB lockout and the controversy over Phil Mickelson's comments about the organizers of the Saudi-financed breakaway Super League.

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Feb 23, 2022
Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank
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Feb 21, 2022
Big East Commissioner on NIL
2259

Big East Basketball is back in the hunt for both men's and women's national titles. Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch are joined by Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, they discuss how the league sets itself apart, and where name, image and likeness rights go from here.

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Feb 18, 2022
Super Bowl Delivers Huge Ratings, Super Golf League
898

The numbers are in for Super Bowl LVI viewership; Rams-Bengals had the largest audience for a Super Bowl in five seasons. Plus, some high profile PGA Tour players have been considering offers from the rumored Saudi-backed Super League. Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss all that and more on this Wednesday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Feb 16, 2022
Ads More Expensive Than Ever on Superbowl Sunday
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Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch are joined by Hive Enterprise AI President Dan Calpin. They break down the big winners of Superbowl Sunday, where ads were more expensive than ever.

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Feb 14, 2022
Rams vs Bengals for Football’s Ultimate Prize
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch catch up with SoFi Stadium Managing Director Jason Gannon. They discuss the long preparation that goes into hosting Super Bowl LVI, and the challenges of hiring and retaining staff. Plus, they speak with Martin Edel, Goulston & Storrs Sports Law Practice Co-Chair and Columbia Law Professor, about former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and his discrimination lawsuit with the NFL. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Feb 11, 2022
Brian Flores Lawsuit, MLB Lockout
1357

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch are joined by Martin Edel, Goulston & Storrs Sports Law Practice Co-Chair and Columbia Law Professor. They discuss former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores's lawsuit accusing the NFL and teams of violating civil rights laws, and where things stand with the lockout in Major League Baseball.

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Feb 09, 2022
Record Super Bowl Ticket Prices, Olympics Ratings
650

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch discuss the soaring Super Bowl prices, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke's financial success, and record low ratings for the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. All that and more on this Monday Edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Feb 07, 2022
Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Ohno on the Winter Games
3147

He is the most decorated Winter Olympian in U.S. history, with a record eight medals over three Olympic Games. Apolo Ohno joins Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch to break down the winter games, and give his insight on what it takes to perform on the international stage. Plus, Bloomberg News Reporter Kurumi Mori is on the ground in Beijing to give us the local perspective. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Feb 03, 2022
A Super Matchup Set for LA
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch recap an incredible weekend in the National Football League. They also discuss this year's superbowl matchup in LA, and the future of star quarterback Tom Brady. All that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jan 31, 2022
Terrell Owens Weighs in on Championship Sunday
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch catch up with NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens. They reflect on his storied career in the league, get his take on the Conference Championship matchups, and discuss his new business venture with social media platform, TruSo. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jan 27, 2022
NCAA's Name, Image and Likeness
1193

Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch speak with WNBA star and Associate Attorney for Labor & Employment at Hall & Estill, Iciss Tillis. She gives her expertise on the NCAA's NIL policies, and the challenges former athletes face after retirement from sports.

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Jan 26, 2022
A Wild NFL Playoff Weekend (Podcast)
861

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch recap an incredible weekend in the National Football League, and discuss the future for Tom Brady and Aaroon Rodgers. Plus, Fenway Sports Group climbs the ladder in Forbes’ latest rankings of sports empires. All that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jan 24, 2022
NFT Madness with Candy Digital CEO Scott Lawin
2119

Candy Digital is a next generation digital collectible company offering digital assets for fans and collectors. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with CEO Scott Lawin about the company's partnership with Major League Baseball, the competitive landscape for NFTs, and Candy's foray into the NIL market. All that and more on this Thursday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jan 20, 2022
Premier Hockey Federation Gets Massive $25M Investment
610

The Premier Hockey Federation has announced a commitment from the Board of Governors to invest over $25 million in direct payments and benefits to its players over the next three years. Join Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch as they discuss the implications for women's hockey in North America, the 'Joker'-less Australian Open, and more... On this Wednesday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jan 19, 2022
NBA Africa Valued Near $1 Billion
1072

The National Basketball Association is expanding in Africa through a deal that values its operations on the continent at $1 billion. Mike Lynch and Scarlet Fu catch up with NBA Africa CEO Victor Williams and find out where he sees the growth of the league in 3-5 years.

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Jan 17, 2022
Eli Manning Throws Himself Into Private Equity as Partner
2216

Former NFL quarterback Eli Manning is joining private equity firm, Brand Velocity Partners, as he enters a new stage of his career. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with the two-time Superbowl winning MVP about his new role with the firm, his thoughts on the playoffs, and his other business endeavors. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jan 14, 2022
U.S. Women's Open Purse Nearly Doubles to $10M
1070

It's a blockbuster deal in the world of golf...The USGA and ProMedica have announced a long-term partnership that includes presenting partner rights for the U.S. Women's Open, which means more eyeballs on the sport, and bigger checks for the athletes involved. Hosts Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss with U.S. Golf Association CEO Mike Whan.

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Jan 12, 2022
Athlete|Empire: Alex Rodriguez
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On this special episode of the Business of Sports: One of the most successful, and controversial, athletes of his generation, Alex Rodriguez quietly built a real estate empire over two decades. Now, five years after retiring from baseball, he's accelerating his transformation from former athlete to investor and owner — with an eye on his legacy, and maybe a dose of redemption. 

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Jan 10, 2022
It’s an All SEC College Football Championship (Podcast)
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak to the biggest names in the business of sports. Who better to talk to this week than SEC commissioner Greg Sankey. Hell help us break down the College Football National Champions between the SEC powerhouse Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide, as well walking us though how the conference was able to keep all its athletics during Covid-19.

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Jan 07, 2022
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 18
1095

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower and bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio reflects on the final fantasy week of the 2021 NFL season.


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Jan 05, 2022
Winter Classic Beats Records As NHL's Coldest Game
845

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss Antonio Brown's departure from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the upcoming SEC dominated College Football Playoff title game, and unbelievable temperatures from the NHL's Winter Classic.

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Jan 03, 2022
Dan Shaughnessy Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane
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He has a new book about the Celtics during the Larry Bird era called “Wish It Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics.” How has the NBA business changed from the then to today? Mike Lynch and Michael Barr speak with Boston Globe Sports Columnist and Associate Editor Dan Shaughnessy. They also touch on the impact of the omicron variant on pro sports and the legacy of the late John Madden.

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Dec 31, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 17
678

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower and bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 17 of the NFL season.

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Dec 29, 2021
The Latest Cancellations in The Sports World (Podcast)
618

Michael Barr, Mike Lynch and Richard Truman talk to the biggest names in sports. Today we assess the latest covid-19 cancellations in the sports world and the effects on this weekend’s college football. We also talk about what’s next for Tiger Woods after his performance alongside son Charlie Woods at the PNC Championship. 

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Dec 27, 2021
Steve Young Wants You to Own His Firm (Podcast)
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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch talk to the biggest names in sports. This week were joined by Former San Francisco 49er legend and NFL Hall Of Famer, Steve Young. He tells us about his involvement with Integrity Marketing Group and why they decided to reward all their employees with an equity stake in the firm. Something he’d like to see in the NFL

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Dec 23, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 16
934

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower and bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 16 of the NFL season.

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Dec 22, 2021
Omicron’s Effect on The Sports World (Podcast)
775

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the spike of covid-19 positivity in the world of sports. Many athletes and teams find themselves sidelined during the most important time of the seasons. Well talk about how the leagues are responding to rise in cases and what effect they may have on post season play.

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Dec 20, 2021
MLS Cup Champions NYCFC on Attracting Top Talent
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New York City FC's CEO Brad Sims and MLS Cup MVP Sean Johnson join Scarlet Fu, Mike Lynch, and Michael Barr to talk about the club's recent MLS cup victory, the impact the win can have on recruiting top athletes, and the timeline for developing its own soccer-specific stadium. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Dec 17, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 15
945

Rich Trueman Damian Sassower and Bailey Lipschultz bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 15 of the NFL season.

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Dec 15, 2021
A New Way to Bet on Sports (Podcast)
1474

With the boom of sports gambling in the United States there has been a lack of innovation in how America wages. Sporttrade plans to shake things up in 2022 and come to market with a product that better resembles a stock exchange than a sportsbook. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with Sporttrade founder and CEO, Alexander Kane about what makes his platform stand out against tradition sports books and how you an lock in a profit or limit your losses during play. 

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Dec 13, 2021
NJ Devils' Jake Reynolds on the 'ESPN Effect'
3254

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with New Jersey Devils President Jake Reynolds about the recent signing of 2019 top overall draft pick Jack Hughes to an 8-year contract extension, the catalyst behind the team's new black sweater, and the league's broadcast rights deals with ESPN and Turner Sports. Plus, Jake breaks down the Devils' and Prudential Financial's program to amplify business opportunities for Black entrepreneurs. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Dec 10, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 14
633

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 14 of the NFL season.

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Dec 08, 2021
Super League Gaming CEO on Esports & the Metaverse
1442

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch catch up with Super League Gaming Chairman & CEO Ann Hand. They discuss the burgeoning metaverse market and the powerful opportunities for commerce, digital fashion products, the what the future holds for esports.

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Dec 06, 2021
A Baseball Lockout Has Begun (Podcast)
2689

For the first time in 26 years Baseball entered a work stoppage this week. MLB locked out its players Thursday morning, setting the stage for a tough round of negotiations with the players union. Michael Barr and Mike Lynch sit down MLB network insider Jon Morosi and Goulston & Storrs Sports Law Chair Martin Edel to lean what issues dived the two sides and if well see baseball in 2022.

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Dec 03, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 12
447

Michael Barr, Bailey Lipschultz and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 12 of the NFL season.

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Dec 01, 2021
A Look Inside The New UBS Arena
2436

Michael Barr and Mike Lynch are joined by Bloomberg Businessweek Host Carol Massar to discuss her recent broadcast from the brand new UBS Arena. We hear from New York Islanders Owner Jon Ledecky and Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke. Also, Tom Naratil, President Americas at UBS, shares his market thoughts and what the UBS Arena naming rights mean for the firm.

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Nov 26, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 12
553

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 12 of the NFL season.

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Nov 24, 2021
Las Vegas Mayor on Potential Athletics Relocation, Sports Betting
1290

Michael Barr and Mike Lynch speak with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, about the explosive growth of professional sports in Las Vegas, and the evolution of legal sports betting.

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Nov 22, 2021
College Football Playoff Selection and Sport MegaDeals
2531

Scarlet Fu, Mike Lynch and Damien Sassower speak with Mike Aresco, the commissioner of the American Athletic Conference. The conversation touches on the College Football Playoffs and Name, Image and Likeness laws. All that and more in this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Nov 19, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 11
637

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 11 of the NFL season.

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Nov 17, 2021
A Patriots Game in Germany? (Podcast)
754

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. Today the trio talks about the possibility of a New England Patriot game played in Germany. Former Patriot and German national Sebastian Vollmer was back at Foxborough to call yesterday’s game on ProSieben. With the NFL looking to expand globally, Vollmer looks to bring his team to his homeland. 

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Nov 15, 2021
Bubba Watson on Life Beyond Golf (Podcast)
2006

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with Professional Golfer Bubba Watson on his new book “Up and Down: Victories and Struggles in the Course of Life”. We talk to the two time Masters champion about the mental pressures facing today’s athletes and why he chose to put his family first. 

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Nov 14, 2021
Michelle Wie West & Wale Ogunleye on PlayersTV
986

Michael Barr, Mike Lynch, and Scarlet Fu speak with LPGA golfer Michelle Wie West, and Wale Ogunleye, NFL veteran and Head of Sports and Entertainment at UBS, about PlayersTV, an athlete-owned and culture-powered media and entertainment network home to a diverse collection of original series, co-produced by athletes and brand partners.

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Nov 11, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 10 (Podcast)
655

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 10 of the NFL season.

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Nov 10, 2021
Aaron Rodgers Fallout, Ben Simmons, Barstool Sports (Podcast)
801

Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch discuss the fallout from the Aaron Rodgers vaccination saga, the Ben Simmons return-to-play process, and the drop in Penn National stock after a report on Barstool's Dave Portnoy.

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Nov 08, 2021
The Pistons Are Optimistic About Detroit (Audio)
2870

The Pistons may be at the beginning of a rebuilding cycle on the court, but downtown Detroit is already a success story. Michael Barr, Mike Lynch and Scarlet Fu speak with Pistons Chief Business Officer Mike Zavodsky. We talk about their strategy to returning the team to greatness and how the move to Little Caesars Arena has been a key part of reviving the city of Detroit. 

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Nov 05, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 9 (Podcast)
681

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 9 of the NFL season.

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Nov 03, 2021
Thursday Night Football, Broncos Ownership, Sands Casino Talks
748

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch discuss last week's Thursday Night Football ratings, Peyton Manning denying involvement in Denver Broncos ownership groups, and NY Mets owner Steve Cohen in talks on Sands casino near Citi Field. All that and more on this Monday edition of the Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Nov 01, 2021
Florida's Hockey Hotbed, Drew Brees & PointsBet
2731

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with future Hall-of-Fame QB Drew Brees, about his partnership with bookmaker PointsBet, and the growth of legal sports betting. Plus, Vinik Sports Group CEO Steve Griggs joins the trio. That's the parent company of two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. They discuss the growth of hockey in Florida and the Sun Belt, and how their success has added value to the franchise. All that and more in this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Oct 29, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 8
786

Rich Trueman, Damian Sassower, and Bailey Lipschultz bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 8 of the NFL season.

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Oct 27, 2021
World Series is Set, WFT Investigation, AAC Expansion
618

The Atlanta Braves advance to the World Series, the U.S. House of Representative’s Oversight Committee gets involved with the Washington Football Team email scandal, and the American Athletic Conference adds six teams. Join Mike Lynch and Scarlet Fu for this Monday edition of the Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Oct 25, 2021
Top Rank’s duBoef on the Fight for Viewership
2357

Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch speak with Top Rank President Todd duBoef, just weeks after the heavyweight classic between Top Rank's Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Todd and the trio discuss the boxing media landscape, competition for eyeballs, the viability of pay-per-view, and the future for champions like Terence Crawford. All that and more on this weekend edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Oct 22, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 7
639

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 7 of the NFL season.

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Oct 20, 2021
Sportsbooks Stem Ad Buys and TNF Ratings Keep Winning
557

Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss DraftKings and FanDuel pulling back on advertising, while Thursday Night Football ratings continue to climb.

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Oct 18, 2021
The Sox Are Back in the ALCS (Podcast)
2557

After a trilling walk off finish at Fenway Park this week the Boston Red Sox are back in the ALCS. Who better than Red Sox president Sam Kennedy to walk us through how they got here and what’s in store for the storied franchise. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch sit down with Sam for a conversation about the economic impact this playoff run has on the local economy and we find out if Sam will get his elusive “high Five” from Mike Lynch.

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Oct 16, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 6
722

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Oct 13, 2021
The Premier Hockey Federation Is Ready For Prime Time (Podcast)
1358

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. Today were joined by Premier Hockey Federation Commissioner Tyler Tumminia. We talk the leagues rebranding, Increase in salary cap and what’s in store for the 21-22 season. 

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Oct 11, 2021
The Post Season Is Upon Us (Podcast)
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It’s that time of year, the MLB post season is here and who better to help us break it down than MLB Network lead analyst Harold Reynolds. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch discuss the 2021 season that was and we get some insight into why Cal Ripken Jr might have been one of the smartest players to play the game. Don’t forget to check out Harold this Sunday, during MLB Networks exclusive broadcast of the Rays and Lynchies Sox. You can also catch him throughout the post season on MLB tonight. 

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Oct 08, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 5 (Podcast)
861

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 5 of the NFL season with special guest Bailey Lipschultz.

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Oct 06, 2021
The GOAT Returns to New England (Podcast)
789

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. Tom Brady has made his triumphant return to Foxborough, locking up all time accolades in the process. We get immediate reaction from the Patriot fanbase. We also dive into the NWSL harassment scandal that’s rocked the league. 

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Oct 04, 2021
Is Jake Silverstein the real-life Ted Lasso? (Podcast)
2522

He may not be AFC Richmond’s Rebecca Welton but this America knows his way around a pitch and a boardroom. Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch talk all things soccer with DC United and Swansea City “Diamond Dog” Jake Silverstein. We find out why he continues to invest in the sport and what’s in store for those investments on both sides of the pond. 

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Oct 01, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 4 (Podcast)
595

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 4 of the NFL season and gets you ready for gameday!

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Sep 29, 2021
Is Beer Chugging Good For Golf? (Podcast)
842

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports.Ryder cup 2020 is in the books with team USA absolutely dominating this year’s event. We get Lynchie’s thoughts on the first hole beer chugging along with Barr’s perspective on yet another devastating loss for the Lions.

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Sep 27, 2021
Saving The Penn State Roar (Podcast)
2718

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. “Saving The Roar” recounts the story of the 2012 Penn State Football Team. Today were joined by Director & Producer Mike Nash and 2012 Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti to find out why the 2012 team so important to the community. 

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Sep 26, 2021
Ken Burns on Ali: The Roots of The Greatest
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Muhammad Ali didn't just revolutionize the world of sports. He changed the way we think about athletes, race, politics and economics. In "Muhammad Ali" (premiering this week on PBS) another great -- legendary documentarian Ken Burns -- shows the champ like we've never seen before. Burns talks to Jason Kelly about the process of making the film, Ali's impact and the echoes of the boxer's activism in today's sports figures.

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Sep 24, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 3 (Podcast)
766

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down week 3 of the NFL season and gets you ready for gameday!

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Sep 22, 2021
Fanatics Continues to Dominate The Apparel Space In NFL Week 2
895

NFL viewership continues to climb after a weekend of exciting action for both Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Fanatics continues to grow, announcing a deal with the Cowboys to run their online store for the next 10 years. Michael Barr, and Mike Lynch discuss all that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Sep 20, 2021
AEW's Tony Khan on the 'Best Wrestling Show on TV'
2329

Tony Khan, Co-Owner / Chief Football Strategy Officer of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Owner/GM of Fulham F.C., and President & CEO of AEW Wrestling, joins Scarlet and Lynch to discuss the competitive landscape in pro wrestling, AEW's television expansion, sports analytics, and the European Super League drama.

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Sep 17, 2021
Paul Rabil, Lax's GOAT, Kicks Himself Upstairs
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Widely regarded as the best-known, most-influential lacrosse player in history, Paul Rabil is changing jobs, sort of. Having single-handedly pushed the sport into the mainstream since his days at Johns Hopkins, Rabil is retiring from playing to focus on running the league he and his brother created. In a wide-ranging conversation, Rabil goes deep with Jason Kelly on his career and the state of the fast-growing Premier Lacrosse League.

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Sep 14, 2021
The Tennis Channel Is Expanding Globally (Audio)
2029

Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. Today were joined by Tennis Channel CEO Ken Solomon. After a 2020 year without fans, the Tennis Channel capitalized on the “At home effect” and acquired the exclusive US broadcast rights to both the men’s and women’s tours. Ken tells us about the channel’s digital expansion into the U.K. and India along with his take on why players may take some extra time changing shirts during match play. 

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Sep 13, 2021
NFL Week 1 Ratings, Sunday Ticket, U.S. Open
908

NFL week 1 viewership is up, Amazon looks to be the front runner to land NFL Sunday Ticket, and 18-year-old qualifier Emma Raducanu caps an historic US Open run with her first Grand Slam title. Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr, and Mike Lynch discuss all that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Sep 13, 2021
How the USTA Keeps Its Fans Dry During Hurricane Ida (Podcast)
1022

After a 2020 US Tennis Open without fans in the stands, they bounced back in 2021 to bring back some tennis buzz to flushing. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center chief operating officer Danny Zausner joins Scarlet Fu, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch this week to discuss this year’s event. Danny tells us how he managed to get the US Open back to “Mostly” a capacity crowd and we learn how the Arthur Ashe roof performed against hurricane Ida. 

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Sep 10, 2021
Patrick Mouratoglou is Working to Reboot Tennis
2168

Coaching one of the world's all-time great athletes and creating Europe's biggest academy has helped make Patrick Mouratoglou one of the most influential voices in tennis. He goes in-depth about his new, super-charged circuit (the Ultimate Tennis Showdown), building the Mouratoglou Academy from the ground up, working with Serena, and the next generation of superstars in his stable.

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Sep 09, 2021
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 1 (Podcast)
923

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower bring you the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Podcast. The trio breaks down the upcoming NFL season and reveal their 2021 draft strategies and sleeper picks. 

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Sep 08, 2021
Tom Ripley on the Future of the Lids Brand
1144

After acquiring Lids in 2018, Tom Ripley, Chairman and CEO of Lids Sporting Group has it going on an amazing run. The company is expected to sell about 30 million hats this year! He joined Jason, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to talk everything from the company's future and how soccer superstar Lionel Messi's signing with Paris Saint-Germain F.C. has boosted business.

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Sep 06, 2021
The University of Notre Dame Strives For Gold, On And Off The Field (Podcast)
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He’s one of the most influential executives in college sport, Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick joins us to talk NCAA football and all things Irish. We learn how the University was able to continue its athletics programs during Covid-19, their plan to navigate the NCAA’s NIL rules and the decision to air a game exclusively on NBC’s Peacock platform. Coming off one of their best Olympic showings in university history, this storied program looks to continue their success as they kickoff the football season this weekend against Florida State. 

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Sep 03, 2021
ONE Championship Is All About The Engagement (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. Today we sit down with ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong. Group ONE Holdings is Asia's largest global sports media platform with a broadcasting to over 150 countries in the world. This weekend ONE will become the first professional global MMA organization to put on an all-female card. We talk to Chatri about his path from Harvard Business School to founding one of the most engaging sports properties in the world.

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Sep 02, 2021
ESPN Enters the Sportsbook Scene (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. Hot off the press, ESPN inks a sports betting deal worth at least 3 billion dollars. Our in-house handicapper Michael Barr shares his thoughts and we find out if Lynchie will finally get in on the action. 

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Aug 30, 2021
The Las Vegas Sports Scene Is Booming!
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There is no doubt that Las Vegas is booming in the world of sports. With the success of the Golden Knights and Raiders relocation, the city looks forward to the possibility of hosting a Super Bowl. Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch are joined by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Steve Hill. We discuss what’s next for the authority and how they plan to target an MLB and NBA franchise. 

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Aug 27, 2021
The End Of An Era For Topps Baseball (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. The trio is still reeling from last weeks bombshell report that Topps will no longer produce MLB baseball cards. Fanatics has struck an exclusive deal to begin producing cards at the end of 2022 signaling an end of an era in trading cards. We can only imagine what this means for the value of Lynchie’s long thrown out card collection. Michael Barr says he can still taste the bubblegum. 

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Aug 23, 2021
Player Data & Analytics With Cris Collinsworth
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The NFL regular season is on the horizon. Cris Collinsworth, former Pro Bowl wide receiver, lead analyst for Sunday Night Football on NBC, and majority owner of data analysis company Pro Football Focus, joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to discuss the outlook for the upcoming season, the economic evolution of the sport, and NIL rules. Plus, they break down how his company PFF is powering the business of football.

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Aug 20, 2021
LSA's Todd Ramasar on NBA Offseason, Evolution of League
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The NBA Summer League and Draft are all wrapped up, and most of the big names in free agency are off the market. Jason, Barr, and Lynch discuss the busy NBA offseason and the the evolution of the league with Todd Ramasar, founder & CEO Life Sports Agency.

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Aug 18, 2021
Kevin Garnett Wants You To “Bet On Women”
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Michael Barr, Mike Lynch and guest host Scarlet Fu discuss the biggest stories in the Business of Sports. This week were joined by NBA Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett and Jaymee Messler, the co-founders of the Gaming Society. This gamification platform works to educate gamblers of all abilities and help ensure they make educated wagers online. They also hope to boost the action on woman’s sports and encourage players to “Bet On Women”. Mike Lynch shares some stories of covering KG during the Celtics years and we find out if we’ll see some more entries on Garnett’s IMDB profile. 

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Aug 17, 2021
Field of Dreams, Federer Surgery, Jay-Z Fanatics
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The MLB's field of dreams game was the most watched regular season baseball game in 16 years, Roger Federer will miss the U.S. Open due to knee surgery, Jay-Z is joining Fanatics in a bid to get into the mobile sports betting business, and the NHL will sell its remaining stake in Disney Streaming Services. Join Scarlet, Lynch, and Barr for this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Aug 16, 2021
Big Data Helps The Celtics Win (Audio)
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Scarlet Fu and Mike Lynch sit down with Boston Celtics Assistant General Manager Mike Zarren and Hudl COO Matt Mueller to find out why 29 of 30 NBA teams rely on Sportscode for performance analytics. We learn what kind of data Hudl collects, why it’s so popular and the ways teams are using it to gain an edge on the court. 

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Aug 12, 2021
The Aftermath of the Lionel Messi Mess (Podcast)
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Michael Barr, Mike Lynch and guest host Scalet Fu discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast the trio discusses the aftermath of the Lionel Messi mess, Tokyo 2020’s winners and losers and the plethora of Sports Betting options Michael Barr will see in his Draftking’s account.

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Aug 09, 2021
PGA TOUR, European Tour Strategic Alliance
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Aug 06, 2021
Buzzer: Last Mile Tech For Live Moments in Sports
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The media landscape is changing, and so is the way people consume live sports. Buzzer, a highly personalized notification-driven mobile sports platform, is here to compliment and simplify the sports ecosystem. Founder and CEO Bo Han joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to discuss how Buzzer is partnering up with leagues and media services to bring fans exactly what they want to see- their favorite teams, players, and highlights all on one platform.

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Aug 04, 2021
Olympics Ratings, Sports Broadcast Rights, MLB Trades
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With Tokyo Olympics coverage nearing its halfway point, average nightly viewership through Tuesday, July 27 was down 42% from the 2016 Summer Games across all of NBC's outlets. Jason, Barr, and Lynch discuss the impetus behind declining viewership. Plus, a pay-per-view model for major sporting events like the Superbowl... Barr is HOT about this one. He's is not having it, but Lynch and Jason can see some upside. All that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Aug 02, 2021
NFL Covid-19 Rules and Implications
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The NFL is warning teams that Covid outbreaks among unvaccinated players could lead to forfeited games and fines. Jason, Barr, and Lynch break down the new policy with Professor Bob Bolland of Penn State University. Plus, they get the player perspective with three-time NFL Pro-Bowl running back Warrick Dunn.

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Jul 30, 2021
Fitness for the Masses with Xponential
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Xponential Fitness is the franchise owner of boutique fitness brands like Club Pilates, Pure Barre, and CycleBar. Founder and CEO Anthony Geisler joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to discuss the company's IPO, the impact the pandemic has had on operations, the fitness streaming space, and the opportunities ahead in health and wellness.

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Jul 28, 2021
Tokyo Opening Ceremony, NBA Ratings, NFL Fines
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Prelim ratings for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony were down 36% compared to 2016. Meantime, The 2021 NBA Finals averaged 9.9 million viewers per game, the lowest since 2007. Jason, Barr, and Lynch break down the numbers, and discuss whether TV ratings are still the best way of measuring fan engagement. Plus, the NFL announced it will fine unvaccinated players for violating COVID protocols, and, SEC takeover - the Longhorns and Sooners have announced their intent to leave the Big 12. All that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jul 26, 2021
A Backup College Quarterback With 7 Figure Deal? (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. This week we speak with NIL expert Darren Heitner about the flurry of deals that have already been reached between reached between NCAA athletes and brands. We learn how these players are cashing in, what’s surprised him so far and the possibility of earning 7 figured without being a starter.

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Jul 23, 2021
This Olympian Is In It For The Distance (Audio)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. Team USA marathon runner Jake Riley joins us to talk about his path to Tokyo, how Olympians can best leverage their performance during the games and why he prefers to compete 700 miles away from Tokyo. 

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Jul 22, 2021
Olympians Sleeping On Cardboard?
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast the trio discusses their reviews of Space Jam: A New Legacy, we find out if Lebron’s on court success transfers to the box office. Michael Barr gets awfully excited thinking about the sleeping conditions for Tokyo 2020 athletes. He thinks cardboard beds might not be the strongest material for certain athletes. 

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Jul 19, 2021
The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics
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The Tokyo Olympics begin next week, under some unusual circumstances. The games have turned into a mostly TV event, as Japan grapples with rising Covid infections. Jason, Barr, and Lynch discuss the staggering numbers behind the Olympics, typically touted as a boon for countries that host them, with Smith College Economics Professor Andrew Zimbalist. He's the author of "Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup."

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Jul 16, 2021
Integration, Athletic Stardom, & The 1948 World Series
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There are few events in sports history that stack up to the lasting influence of the 1948 World Series. Luke Epplin, author of, Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball, joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to discuss the decade that changed society, race-relations, and the sports landscape forever. Luke details the interwoven paths of Larry Doby, Bill Veeck, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paige, and their improbable union on the Cleveland Indians.

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Jul 14, 2021
Jason’s Weekend In Las Vegas
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast the trio discuss Jason’s big weekend in Vegas hanging with Dana White and the UFC crew. We learn what it was like being inside T-Mobile arena during the big fight and the electric atmosphere around Ice Cubes Big 3 tipoff. 

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Jul 12, 2021
Ice Cube’s Big 3 Having a Good Day
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There aren’t many areas where this man hasn’t been successful. Musician, actor, producer, philanthropist… just to name a few. Ice Cube joins us this week to discuss the Big 3’s season opener in Las Vegas. We learn about Cubes passions behind the camera, how Kobe’s retirement inspired him to create the Big 3 and why the Big 3 players might be more recognizable than those in the NBA finals.

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Jul 09, 2021
Formula E Comes Back to New York City
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s show, the trio dives into this weekend’s Formula E race in New York City. CEO Jamie Reigle tells us how they managed to keep racing throughout a pandemic and breaks down the unique challenges in bringing the sport back to the big apple. We also get perspective from motorsports legend and team owner Michael Andretti. 

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Jul 08, 2021
The Booming Business of Trading Cards
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The trading card business has turned into a very hot commodity. Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck joined the show to discuss the industry and how it has changed since its early days. He also touched on digital trading cards and how the grading of cards assesses their value. Don’t you wish you kept that Lebron James rookie card in better condition?

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Jul 05, 2021
Bucks’ Success Paramount to Deer District Restart
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The Milwaukee Bucks are one game away from securing a spot in the NBA Finals. Peter Feigin, Milwaukee Bucks President joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to discuss their spellbinding playoff run, what the team’s success means for the city, the staffing challenges brought on by the pandemic, and the evolution and energy of the Deer District.

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Jul 02, 2021
More data for the LPGA! (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, the trio speaks with KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO Paul Knopp about their new KPMG Performance Insights analytics platform. KPMG is partnering with the LPGA tour to bring the most advanced analytics and scoring database to the tour. We find out what the LPGA stands to gain with all that data. 

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Jun 30, 2021
NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, Dodgers-Lakers Ownership
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Michael Barr is giddy after his trip to Pocono Raceway for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series. Jason and Lynch get the inside scoop from Barr's time at the track. Plus, the City of Angels is home to two of the eight most valuable sports franchises in North America. Now, the Dodgers and Lakers are in the midst of an ownership shakeup. Meantime, the Stanley Cup Finals are here, this year with two Eastern Conference teams. Join us for this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports.

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Jun 28, 2021
Feldman on NCAA Compensation, David Beckham on MLS
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The NCAA is expected to abandon the enforcement of amateurism rules that prevent college athletes from profiting off their name, image, and likeness. That's after the unanimous Supreme Court ruling over education-related benefits. Gabe Feldman, director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to break down the ruling, and the future for college athlete compensation. Plus, Jason catches up with soccer superstar and president and co-owner of Inter Miami, David Beckham, to discuss his active leadership role, and the European Super League.

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Jun 24, 2021
Elevating Wellness & Recovery with Therabody
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The business of health and wellness is booming, and recovery has become an important facet of that market. Benjamin Nazarian, CEO of Therabody, the business behind percussion therapy tools like the Theragun, joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch, to discuss their deep bench of endorsements, including superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. They discuss the efficacy of using pro-athletes as a part of their promotion strategy, making their products relatable, and the budding importance of recovery in the fitness and wellness space.

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Jun 23, 2021
NBA’s Final Four, U.S. Open Thriller & Father’s Day
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The Conference finals in the NBA are set and the team breaks down what it means to have the unlikely slate of Clippers, Hawks, Suns and Bucs (spoiler alert: bad ratings). Plus they break down a thrilling US Open finish, an Olympics with (a few, local) fans and talk about how Father's Day and sports are inextricably tied together for them and many others.

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Jun 22, 2021
NBC's Bevacqua on Golf’s Resurgence, Tokyo Olympics
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From the Olympics to golf to auto racing and lacrosse, few have the influence over what we watch and how we watch it than Pete Bevacqua. The NBC Sports Group Chairman joins Jason, Barr and Lynch with the U.S. Open underway in the background to discuss the resurgence of golf, preparation for the delayed Tokyo games and how he balances the sports world's most ambitious broadcast portfolio. Plus, the guys talk about Lebron James's comments about player injuries, college sports betting, and more.

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Jun 17, 2021
The Summer That Changed Sports & Culture Forever
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Bestselling author Jon Wertheim joins the podcast to detail how the summer of 1984 changed the sports landscape for the next half century. From Michael Jordan's heroic Summer Olympics performance, to the emergence of ESPN, Jon takes Jason, Barr, and Lynch through his new book, GLORY DAYS: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever.

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Jun 16, 2021
Kyrie Out, Djokovic Wins French Open, Larson Wins $1M
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Kyrie Irving has joined James Harden on the sidelines. It's an unfortunate twist for the Brooklyn Nets as they head to game 5 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Meantime, Chris Paul led the Phoenix Suns to a second-round sweep of the Denver Nuggets. Jason, Barr, and Lynch discuss the impact these NBA leaders have on the business of pro-ball. Plus, Novak Djokovic won the French Open in a thrilling comeback performance, and Kyle Larson secured victory in the NASCAR All-Star Race. All that and more on this Monday edition of the Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast.

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Jun 14, 2021
The Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving (Podcast)
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Scott O’Neil is a man of many hats. As the CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment he oversees the day to day operations of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center and rest of their business portfolio. None of these roles however, compare to his number one job as devoted husband and father of 3. Scott joins Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch to discuss his new book, Be Where Your Feet Are: The Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving.


Jason also talks to incoming Duke athletic director Nina King about her new role and how she plans to replace a sports legend. 

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Jun 10, 2021
The End Of The Krzyzewski Era (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, the duo discusses the retirement of Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, possible changes to global tennis and the future of professional boxing. 

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Jun 07, 2021
Bringing World Class Basketball to Brooklyn
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BSE Global CEO John Abbamondi joins Jason, Lynch, and Barr to discuss having fans back at the Barclays Center, the NBA Playoffs, and business during the pandemic. BSE Global owns the Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center, the New York Liberty, and the Long Island Nets of the NBA G-League.

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Jun 04, 2021
Premier Lacrosse Starts a New Season with New Money (Podcast)
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Embarking on its third season this weekend at Gillette Stadium, the Premier Lacrosse League has a slate of new investors, including the landlord. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is among those joining an already well-known cast of backers (Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai included). Paul and Mike Rabil, the brothers who created the league break down the deal, the merger with the MLL, the media landscape and more with Jason Kelly.

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Jun 02, 2021
Arron Afflalo on Sports Ownership, Inclusivity, Esports
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NBA veteran Arron Afflalo joins Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch, and Michael Barr to discuss the details behind his bid to acquire the Minnesota Timberwolves, what he learned from the experience, building big-money relationships with investors, and the growth of competitive gaming.

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Jun 01, 2021
Super Agent Steinberg on What Makes a Franchise QB
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He's one of the most decorated sports agents of all time, representing athletes like Steve Young, Troy Aikman, Lennox Lewis, and more recently Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Leigh Steinberg joins Jason, Lynch, and Barr to discuss Mahomes' record breaking contract extension, Leigh's struggle with alcoholism, and his incredible comeback story.

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May 28, 2021
Are they the HBO of fitness? (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, the trio speaks with equinox media President Simon Belsham. With retail locations closed during the pandemic, Equinox doubled down on creating high quality, customized content, to keep their members active at home. Simon tells us what they learned over the past year, how the media business compliments their brick and mortar locations and the value in having a full suite of “premium” offerings for it members. 

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May 26, 2021
Lefty Makes History, NBA Playoffs, Tokyo Olympics
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Phil Mickelson notched another spectacular performance at the PGA Championship, becoming the oldest major champion ever at age 50. That win brought his career prize money to a whopping $94.6 million. Jason, Lynch, and Barr chat about the victory and Phil's jaw-dropping endorsement deals. Plus, fans are back at Madison Square Garden, after a year of empty seats and fake crowd noises. 15,000 roaring Knicks fans were silenced by a slick Trae Young game winner. Finally, Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are set to decide next month if local spectators will be allowed to attend events, despite push back from the public.

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May 24, 2021
A-Rod on SPAC Skepticism & the Business of Sports
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Regulatory scrutiny and investor skepticism around special purpose acquisition companies is clearing the way for better deals. That's according to SPAC investor and A-Rod Corp Chairman & CEO, Alex Rodriguez. Jason caught up with the former Major League All-Star to discuss A-Rod's SPAC, Slam Corp., becoming a team owner, and the business of sports.

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May 23, 2021
Seth Waugh on Tiger Woods' 'Seismic' Impact on Golf
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The 2021 PGA Championship tees off at Kiawah Island's windy Ocean Course. Jason, Barr, and Lynch caught up with Seth Waugh, PGA of America CEO, to chat about what to expect from the oceanfront major, the impact of a Tiger-less tournament, and why golf is the answer to the pandemic.

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May 20, 2021
What do we think of the NBA play in games? (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, the trio discusses the new NBA Playoff format, the WNBA’s 25th Anniversary and the booming business of sports collectibles.

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May 18, 2021
A Basketball Double Header (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch and Michael Barr start off this week with Atlanta Dream Co-Owner and president Suzanne Abair. She is part of a group that acquired the Dream back in February. With only a few weeks to prepare for the 2021 season she tells us how everything came together. Then we check in with the Golden State Warrior’s Brandon Schneider. He began his career in the Warriors ticket office but has recently been named COO. We find out how the pandemic has effected one of the biggest brands in sports.  

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May 14, 2021
Derby Drama Taints Sport, Most Valuable Teams, NCAA
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Medina Spirit's Kentucky Derby victory is in jeopardy after failing a post-race drug test, and trainer Bob Baffert is in hot water. Jason, Barr, and Lynch discuss the implications for the sport, and if the allegations have long-lasting impact. Forbes is out with it's 2021 most valuable sports teams list, and the Golden State Warriors ranking might surprise you. Plus, five states are set to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1 and the NCAA might (finally!) take action of its own.

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May 10, 2021
Could we see a real life Mystery Alaska? (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, the trio speaks with Seattle Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke. We find out what the team has in store for its inaugural season, how they are preparing for the expansion draft and the possibility of NHL hockey in Alaska.

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May 07, 2021
NFL Owners Know They Have the Big Ticket Item
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It's no secret that the NFL is one of the most successful sports leagues in the United States, making over $15 billion during the 2019 season. Jason, Barr, and Lynch follow the money with Noel LaMontagne, former NFL offensive lineman and director at Verdence Capital Advisors. They discuss the omnipresent nature of the NFL, the league's lucrative TV deals, and how players are growing their own brands and leveraging their notoriety.

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May 05, 2021
Kentucky Derby, NFL Draft, Manchester United Protest
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The 147th iteration of the Kentucky Derby kicked off over the weekend with Medina Spirit leading trainer Bob Baffert to a record-breaking win. The SEC dominated the selections at the NFL Draft, and Manchester United's U.S. owners find themselves facing more fallout from the failed Super League plan. Jason, Lynch, and a fired-up Barr discuss all that and more on this Monday morning podcast.

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May 03, 2021
Churchill Downs CEO: Already Recovered From COVID Hit
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The Kentucky Derby kicks off this weekend and you can bet on seeing fans in the stands. Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to talk about the business of horse racing, how sports wagering helps the industry, and the importance of the Derby for local business. Bill describes the impact the pandemic has had on the racing economy, and when he sees a full return to normalcy. Plus, we hear from Endeavor Group Holdings CEO Ari Emanuel, discussing the company's initial public offering, and why he thinks Endeavor represents the reopening story.

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Apr 30, 2021
The Science of Recovery and Covid, via Whoop
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You won't flag down an Uber with your Whoop, but founder and CEO Will Ahmed says if you want health monitoring, it's the best game in town. Will joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to talk about the booming industry of fitness tracking, the major investors and athletes involved in the business, and how "I feel pretty good today" isn't actually a winning strategy for peak performance.

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Apr 28, 2021
Soccer Ownership Shakeup, SNY Sale, 2021 NFL Draft
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There's rumbling of an ownership shakeup across the pond, as Spotify’s billionaire founder Daniel Ek is working on a bid to take control of Arsenal F.C. The former owners of the New York Mets, are considering a sale of regional sports network SNY, according to Sportico. Plus, you can expect to see Roger Goodell's famous hugs back at the NFL Draft this year. Jason, Barr, and Lynch give you the hot takes on this Monday morning podcast.

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Apr 26, 2021
Super Soccer League Sparks Super Backlash
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A plan by some of Europe’s biggest soccer clubs to form their own breakaway "Super League" inflamed fans, and sent the world's richest sport into a frenzy. Jason, Barr, and Lynch get the inside scoop with FC Helsingor Chairman & Co-Owner Jordan Gardner, and NBC Sports Premier League Analyst Robbie Mustoe. Plus, Bloomberg UK Finance Reporter Tom Metcalf joins the podcast to break down the role played by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Apr 23, 2021
PFL CEO: There's Room for More Than One Leader in MMA (Podcast)
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There are few sports that can match the sheer intensity and pure competition of mixed martial arts. The Professional Fighters League is capitalizing on that excitement with some innovative technology to capture and distribute real-time fighter data and analytics. PFL CEO Peter Murray joins Jason, Barr, and Lynch to discuss using Smart Cage and biometric data to enhance the viewing experience, the new partnership with DraftKings, and the process of reaching a global audience.

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Apr 21, 2021
Is It Time For A “Super League”? (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, the trio discusses the implications of a proposed soccer “Super League”. The controversial plan already has 12 teams committed to playing weekday fixtures this August. From our crew to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, everyone seems to have a strong opinion on what this means in the world of soccer.

 

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Apr 19, 2021
Tony Reagins on Jackie Robinson, The Players Alliance
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Tony Reagins, MLB Chief Baseball Development Officer, joins Jason Kelly, Michael Barr, and Mike Lynch to discuss the economics behind the access to youth sports, the legacy of Jackie Robinson and his impact on professional sports and society at large, and the league's decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia voting law.

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Apr 16, 2021
100 Days To Tokyo (Podcast)
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Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, they duo discusses the last 100 days to Tokyo 2020. We also learn why the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale may have even more excitement in the near future. 

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Apr 14, 2021
Dunivant: Sacramento Clearly a MLS City
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Sacramento Republic FC is on its way to becoming an expansion Major League Soccer team. Jason, Barr, and Lynch speak with the President and General Manager of Sacramento Republic FC, Todd Dunivant, about the hurdles to achieving that goal, the business opportunities behind professional sports in the city, the logistics of building a new stadium and finding investors, and what's next for Major League Soccer.

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Apr 12, 2021
The Masters is About Golf -- and Business, Race and Politics
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As golf's most famous tournament tees off in Augusta, Georgia, we dive into the complicated history and current events surrounding arguably the most exclusive club of any kind in the world. Bloomberg Atlanta bureau chief Brett Pulley joins to talk about his piece exploring the power, money and racial politics that have always pervaded Augusta National. He notes that recent protests in Georgia around voting rights have only reminded us how seemingly vulnerable -- but ultimately immune -- the home of The Masters is to the outside world.

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Apr 08, 2021
John Levy, Founder and CEO of the Score
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast they talk John Levy, Founder and CEO of the Score. The team discusses the current state of online gambling, as more municipalities open the doors to new revenue streams. We also preview masters ahead of Thursday’s first round. 

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Apr 07, 2021
Opening Day Was A Success! (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, they talk about a successful Opening Day weekend and Major League Baseball’s decision to relocate this summer’s All Star Game away from the state of George. We also preview Jason’s Quicktake series “How Atlanta Sports Changed U.S. Politics”.  

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Apr 05, 2021
The Red Sox Are Making Lynchie Buy Some Tickets
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Boston Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy joins us on the show. We cover all things Red Sox and Covid-19. He walks us though the new safety measures implement at Fenway Park, how the 2021 Sox look on the field and how they are recovering financially after 2020. Sam also demands that Lynchie start paying for a ticket if he wants to enter Fenway.

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Apr 01, 2021
Derek Jeter's Got a New Name for his Miami Ballpark (Podcast)
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Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has a lot coming across his desk as CEO of the Miami Marlins. Fresh off a playoff appearance last season, the Yankee great-turned-CEO is continuing to turn around what's happening on the field, and on the income statement. Jason Kelly speaks with Jeter and LoanDepot founder and CEO Anthony Hsieh about the deal to name Marlins Park for the lender. They also discuss marketing to the South Florida fan, changes in the game of baseball and what Jeter's learned moving from player to boss.

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Mar 30, 2021
The NFL Is Ruining Michael Barr’s Weekend (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the biggest stories this week in the Business of Sports. On today’s podcast, they talk about the possible unintended consequences of an NFL 17-week season. Michael Barr’s “Sunday” Dayton 500 may be a causality. We also discuss the NCAA tournament’s success as they close in on the finish line, along with the prospects of those athletes earning a paycheck. 

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Mar 29, 2021
How to Host a (Very Different) Final Four in Indy (Podcast)
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Indiana and basketball go hand-in-hand, and a native son is now guiding his home-state's most versatile sports facility through the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis. Lucas Oil Stadium Director Eric Neuburger explains how to safely hold March Madness during the pandemic, the local economy's reliance on major sporting events, and lessons learned from working inside the IU athletic department. Plus, Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder looks to consolidate his power, and an officiating controversy hits the NHL.

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Mar 26, 2021
Amazin' in their Awfulness: Breaking Down the Mets
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Devin Gordon joins the show to talk about his new book, So Many Ways to Lose: The Amazin' True Story of the New York Mets—The Best Worst Team in Sports. He talks about the inspiration for the book, the agony and ecstasy of rooting for an oft-losing, but sometimes winning, franchise and takes stock of the Wilpon era, the Madoff connection, and the prospects under new ownership.

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Mar 24, 2021
Brackets, A Tale of Two Weight Rooms, RIP Dick Hoyt
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The NCAA's biggest annual moneymaker looks and sounds different in its Indy incarnation, but the drama is still there. Thanks to Sister Jean and Loyola Chicago and Oral Roberts, lots of brackets are busted. And social media busted the NCAA for its dramatically unequal treatment of the women's tournament in San Antonio, when it comes to facilities. Plus, we pay tribute to the late Dick Hoyt, who brought heart, charity and attention to marathons in Boston and beyond.

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Mar 22, 2021
Stephanie McMahon on WWE’s Heritage, Peacock and Covid
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There's nothing quite like seeing a suplex along with thousands of roaring fans by your side. Well, the pandemic may have quashed that for awhile, but WWE WrestleMania 37 promises to bring some of that excitement back. Jason, Barr, and Lynch caught up with Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer, to discuss the business of sports entertainment during a health crisis, the new streaming deal with Peacock, and what's next for the wrestling organization under Vince McMahon's leadership. Plus, the NFL signs a $105 Billion television deal with various networks and Amazon takes Thursday night football. The team was joined by co-host of Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Surveillance Paul Sweeney to discuss this massive deal.

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Mar 19, 2021
There's Big Money in Those Baseball Cards!
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Nostalgia meets technology with a new way to trade sports cards -- a far cry from playground swaps or Lynchie's prized collection getting tossed by his dad. We check in with Alt founder and CEO Leore Avidar, who's won big-name backing (including Kevin Durant, Alexis Ohanian) for a platform meant to bring transparency and predictability to a booming market.

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Mar 17, 2021
Hoya Destroya's MSG Return, Goodbye Brees
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Madison Square Garden better learn to remember this man. Patrick Ewing made a triumphant return to his NYC home, taking his Georgetown Hoyas back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015. Drew Brees, the NFL's all-time leader in career passing yards, has retired, leaving a massive void for the New Orleans Saints to fill. Plus, Cam Newton returns to the Patriots. Mike Lynch suspends his disbelief, and breaks down the logistics of the quarterback's one-year contract.

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Mar 15, 2021
Sports Innovation, Dak gets Paid and NBA All-Star Game
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Fans, like sports, have changed forever owing to the pandemic, and Angela Ruggiero, CEO and co-founder of Sports Innovation Lab, has the data to prove it. Plus join Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch and Michael Barr as they breakdown Dak Prescott's monster deal with the Cowboys, the NBA All-Star game's disappointing ratings and the Texas Rangers are opening their stadium to full capacity.

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Mar 12, 2021
Angela Ruggiero on the 'Fluid Fan' and Innovative Teams
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Fans, like sports, have changed forever owing to the pandemic, and Angela Ruggiero, CEO and co-founder of Sports Innovation Lab, has the data to prove it. The Olympian and hockey Hall of Famer joins to talk about what her group has dubbed the 'Fluid Fan' and how teams are adapting to meet us where we are. She delves into why English football clubs out-innovate most American sports teams and an effort to up the profile and consumption of women's sports.

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Mar 10, 2021
All-Star Game Exposes Revenue Crunch, NFL Makes History
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The NBA All-Star Game carried on this past weekend, despite push back from some top players. Jason, Barr, and Lynch discuss the economics of the star-studded event, amid opposition from some athletes. Meanwhile, it's International Women's Day, and Maia Chaka has made history as the first Black woman ever named to the NFL's officiating staff. Plus, there's a new platform elevating women's voices. World Cup champion Alex Morgan has teamed up with a bevy of decorated athletes to form TOGETHXR, a media and commerce company.

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Mar 08, 2021
Yankees President Levine Banks on Baseball's Optimism
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Professional sports across the board had a tough 2020. Well, it was no different for the Bronx Bombers, Major League Baseball's largest revenue generator. Jason, Barr, and Lynch caught up with the President of the New York Yankees, Randy Levine, to talk about what to expect for opening day, the financial situation coming into a fresh season, and the upcoming collective bargaining agreement. Plus, they talk about a Bloomberg Businessweek story that has the sneakerhead community buzzing over the resignation of a senior Nike executive.

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Mar 05, 2021
Ewing on Racial Justice, Thompson's Legacy & the NBA
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NBA Hall of Famer, gold medal-winning Olympian, and Georgetown Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing joins the podcast to talk about the legacy of fellow hall of famer and Georgetown Hoyas coach, John Thompson. Ewing speaks with Jason and Lynch about the impact Thompson had on his career, professional sports, and society at large. They also talk about the difficulties of coaching and recruiting during the pandemic, and Ewing weighs in on the New York City Mayoral race.

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Mar 03, 2021
Stef Strack is Building a Way for Women in Sports to Speak
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Stef Strack built a career at Nike and Rag & Bone understanding the intersection of sport, apparel, lifestyle and culture, especially for women. With Voice in Sport, she's taking it to a new level, combining membership and mentorship. On the first day of Women's History Month, Strack joins the show to talk about the broken economics of collegiate sports, the potential to unlock new markets at the youth level and lobbying Washington for new rules.

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Mar 01, 2021
The Booming Business of Youth Sports, A-Rod and Tiger's Power
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Ever stood on a youth soccer sideline with a whistle, befuddled? There's an app for that. Legendary media executive Ben Sherwood has launched a new company, Mojo, aimed at the youth sports market, leveraging his experience running TV networks into an all-too-familiar pain point. He joins Jason and Mike to break down the business case, and weigh in on the ever-changing media landscape. Plus, the guys catch up with Gerry Smith to talk about the business of Tiger Woods as the star recovers from his accident and hear from Alex Rodriguez about his new adventures in the world of SPACs.

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Feb 25, 2021
Ndamukong Suh Has Massive Ambitions for "Suh Inc."
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After 11 years in the NFL, Ndamukong Suh finally has his championship ring, and his ambitions off the field are similarly super-sized. He's methodically built a sprawling portfolio of assets, notably in real estate and hospitality, carefully cultivating relationships with some of the best-known investors of our time. He talks with Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch about advice from Warren Buffett, shadowing Stephen Ross and teaming up with private equity and venture capital firms, all while thinking about the next contract negotiation.

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Feb 22, 2021
Wertheim is Glad to be Along for the Sports Media Ride
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The pandemic just accelerated the way reporters and journalists gain access to athletes and coaches and changes how sports is now consumed. Jon Wertheim has seen his fair share of sports moments and stories working for Sports Illustrated. And this past year has been no different.


He joined Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to discuss changes within the industry.

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Feb 19, 2021
Michael McDowell is Your Daytona 500 Champion
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Never in his wildest dreams could he have expected this. He trained and put the work in and Michael McDowell still can't believe it. Its a dream come true as he is crowned Daytona 500 champion. McDowell joined Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to discuss what its like winning the "The Super Bowl of Racing" and the long journey he took to get here.

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Feb 17, 2021
Pau Gasol Has Innovation and Well-Being on His Mind
1059

Former NBA All-Star and two-time champion Pau Gasol was never your typical pro ball player. Now, with lessons learned on and off the court, he's directing his attention to investments to make us better at being humans. He joins Jason, Mike and Michael to talk about his goals, getting back on the court and to the Olympics, and the deep influence Kobe had on him as a player and a man.

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Feb 15, 2021
Steve Phelps is Accelerating the Evolution of NASCAR
2396

After the Super Bowl comes the Super Bowl of racing. It's the Daytona 500! NASCAR President Steve Phelps joined the team to discuss the new season and lessons learned from 2020, when NASCAR was one of the first sports to return to action after shutting down due to the pandemic. He touches on the technology that has transformed the sport and how the sport continues to push to be more inclusive, at the fan level as well as with team ownership.

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Feb 12, 2021
NASCAR Champion Kevin Harvick Racing to Daytona
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NASCAR was one of the first sports to return after COVID-19 struck last year. The sport has gone through numerous changes over the years as it relates to sponsorships and safety implementations. Driver Kevin Harvick joined Michael Barr to discuss how they were able to navigate last season and how he is preparing for Daytona 500 this Sunday. They touched on the 20-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s passing. He also discussed his sports agency KHI and its foray into MMA fighting and golf.

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Feb 10, 2021
Is Tom Brady the GOAT? (Podcast)
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Super Bowl LV is in the books and our crew breaks down the big game. Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Richard Trueman discuss the winners and losers of Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady’s legacy and how the NFL made it through the covid-19 season. 

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Feb 08, 2021
A Burgeoning Titletown is Ready for the Big Game
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Ahead of Super Bowl LV, host city Tampa finds itself in all sorts of uncharted territory. There's the global pandemic and the extraordinary measures the city and the NFL are taking to ensure player and fan safety. There's the economic consequences of a scaled-down run-up. And there's the happy matter of having the home team playing in the game for the first time ever. We break all of that down with Rob Higgins, executive director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.

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Feb 05, 2021
Mike Tannenbaum Knows the Business of Football
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Ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl, we catch up with Mike Tannenbaum, a front office fixture in the National Football League who now works at ESPN. The former Jets GM goes deep on the economics underneath the recent blockbuster trade, the drama around the Texans and their unhappy quarterback and talks about his early days as a Saints intern learning the vagaries of the salary cap.

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Feb 03, 2021
The Cactus League is Ready, But Would Prefer to Wait
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Arizona has hundreds of millions of dollars flowing in each springtime, when half of Major League Baseball shows up for spring training. But health concerns are outweighing economics in 2021 and the Cactus League has called for a delay. Bridget Binsbacher, executive director of the Cactus League, joins the show to talk about the gravity of the decision, and how an eventual spring training could look in her backyard.

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Feb 01, 2021
The Globe's Shaughnessy is Boston Sports Personified
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As Boston's former favorite adopted son preps for another Super Bowl with a different team, we check in with Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe for his take on Tom Brady, Curt Schilling and a lot more. He and Lynchie go deep on the big moments across the decades of Boston sports, and discuss a fan base that's created some of the most valuable franchises in all of sports. Plus, part of Jason's interview with Olympian Katie Ledecky, who discusses the state of college sports in an uncertain time.

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Jan 29, 2021
Tampa Is Looking Like the New Titletown
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The world will (virtually) descend on Tampa in a couple Sundays and Tom Brady could add some more hardware if the home team can claim a win. With reigning champs in the NHL and a World Series runner-up (not to mention a recent NBA champion from Toronto camping out), the Florida city is taking the sports world by storm. Jason, Michael and Mike discuss the economic ups and downs of winning and hosting in a pandemic, an empty Hall of Fame ballot and some more barrier-breaking in both pro basketball and football.

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Jan 27, 2021
Jesse Washington Helped Tell John Thompson's Story
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In a sports world of giants, few stood taller than the late John Thompson, Jr., long-time Georgetown coach, activist and agitator. Jesse Washington co-authored Thompson's critically acclaimed autobiography, published after the coach's death last year. Like the man whose story it tells, it's a complicated, funny, insightful and moving work. Jesse joins Michael, Mike and proud Georgetown Hoya Jason to explore the book's themes of education, race, loyalty and fairness and discuss little-known aspects of the coach's life, his work with Nike and his advocacy for his players.

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Jan 25, 2021
Gary Bettman on Navigating Another Covid Season
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With the NHL back on the ice -- albeit realigned, geographically restricted and enforcing reams of health rules -- Commissioner Gary Bettman joins the show to discuss the economics of another strange season of hockey. New, novel sponsorship deals (naming divisions, helmet decals) are all about "revenue retention" as half the normal money is coming in -- since fans have to stay home. Still, the longest serving commissioner across the major sports -- who's seen revenue grow from $400 million to more than $5 billion during his tenure -- says growth is only interrupted, not evaporated.

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Jan 22, 2021
FITE's Weber is Showing Fights and Helping Cut Cords
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In a world awash with content but missing in-person sports, FITE has expanded beyond its combat sports roots into a broad array of pay-per-view content. Mike Weber, FITE's chief operating officer, joins the show to talk about leveraging his experience in pro wrestling and other sports. Streaming services have reintroduced the debate around who will pay how much, for what, and when, and the pandemic has accelerated some of the most disruptive elements of how we distribute and watch sports.

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Jan 21, 2021
Granderson's Player Alliance is a Dream
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To commemorate MLK Day, we go deep on The Players Alliance. It's a group formed by current and former Black baseball players to educate and mobilize around issues of social justice and economic inequality. Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Chris Dickerson join the show to explain the founding values, the state of the game and reflect on their own experiences as pro athletes of color in 2020. 

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Jan 18, 2021
Rich Kleiman and Kevin Durant's Ambition is Boundless (Podcast)
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Thirty Five Ventures is the very model of a major athlete's ambitions well beyond the court. Rich Kleiman, co-founder with Kevin Durant of Thirty Five Ventures. The day after Durant got a new partner on the Brooklyn Nets with James Harden, his long-time manager and business partner Kleiman joins for a wide-ranging conversation on where the Nets go from here, Kleiman's roots in the music business, learning from Jay-Z and building an empire.

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Jan 14, 2021
John Burns Wants to Share the GOAT's Secrets
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John Burns watches NFL a little differently: He's got a lot of business riding on the GOAT. The CEO of TB12 is building an empire around what makes Tom Brady keep going, bringing the secrets of training and nutrition underpinning an all-world, still-going career to the rest of us. Burns and Lynchie swap Brady stories and the group explores how the pandemic has made the wellness business both more difficult and more important.

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Jan 14, 2021
Super Wild Cards, NBA Covid and CFB's Big Money Game
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We catch our breath after a weekend full of high-octane NFL playoffs, including the games that set the stage for next week's Drew Brees/Tom Brady showdown -- a network programmer's dream. On deck, the College Football Playoff championship, itself a product of business-driven negotiations that contemplated all the TV money, and Justin Fields' future prospects as a pro. Plus, the NBA postpones a game and the first real sports fallout from last week's violence at the Capitol -- the PGA says it won't play next year's championship at the President's club.

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Jan 11, 2021
Rabil on the State of Lacrosse, and the World
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Few athletes have the perspective of Paul Rabil. The best-known lacrosse player in history has evolved into both an entrepreneur and activist, using his platform to elevate the game, its players and a new way of thinking about sports. In his latest visit to the show (where he first announced the creation of the PLL in 2018), Rabil talks about the recent historic merger with Major League Lacrosse (where he started his pro career before launching the PLL), what's next for the game, his philanthropic work and the age of the empowered athlete.

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Jan 08, 2021
Gutierrez Guides His Team 'To Where the Puck's Going'
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Less than a year into his tenure running the Arizona Coyotes, Xavier Gutierrez is on the cusp of another unusual season. The former private equity investor is applying lots of business metrics to ensuring a safe season -- with a limited number of fans as the NHL season looks ahead to the first pucks dropping next week. He talks to Jason, Mike and Michael about innovations in ticket sales, as well as leaning into his young, diverse market to find "fans in waiting."

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Jan 06, 2021
New Year, Same Team. And Jason's Got an NCAA Beef
887

Football dominates the conversation as the trio reunites for the first time in 2021. The NFL limped to the finish of its regular season, and Jason, Michael and Mike muse about how head coaching vacancies may be filled in light of the social justice issues reckoned with throughout 2020. And Barr and Lynchie sit back and watch as Jason goes off about the nearly $25 million the University of Texas is paying to get rid of its winning coaching staff.

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Jan 04, 2021
From Oakmont Regional to Harvard University (Podcast)
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Michael Barr and Mike Lynch sit down with Harvard University athletic director Erin McDermott. We talk about what it’s like to switch jobs during a pandemic, how her on the court experience influences her new role and the many “hats” a modern athletic director must wear.  

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Dec 31, 2020
The Fantasy Championship Is In The Books! (Podcast)
802

Bloomberg’s Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, Damian Sassower and special guest Charlie Vollmer, discuss the results of the 2020 Fantasy football championships. We break down the booms and busts from week 16 and the effect those had on the final week of the season. 

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Dec 30, 2020
Are your ready for more NFL football in 2021? (Podcast)
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Michael Barr and Mike Lynch break down some of the biggest sports business stories of the week. Today the duo chats about the first week of NBA action, the AP’s athletes of the year and the NFL’s plan to expand the season to a 17 game schedule in 2021. 

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Dec 28, 2020
NCAA, NHL 2020-21 Season, Peloton
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Bloomberg Opinion columnist (plus bestselling author and podcaster extraordinaire) Joe Nocera stops by to talk NCAA, plus Jason, Michael, and Mike Lynch discuss the Rose Bowl, the upcoming NHL season, and Peloton’s acquisition of Precor.

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Dec 24, 2020
Fantasy Playoffs Championship Round
980

Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower reflect on week 15 of NFL action, and look ahead to week 16. 

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Dec 23, 2020
The Other Side of the USWNT Fight for Equality
1327

The U.S. Soccer Federation has agreed to revise its policies on working conditions for members of the National Women's Soccer team, after part of a long-running legal battle was settled early this month. Following last week's conversation with USWNT lawyer Cardelle Spangler, this week we catch up with Jamie Wine, partner at Latham and Watkins, which represents U.S. Soccer in the litigation. We discuss the details of the settlement, arguments over fair pay, and common misconceptions associated with the case.

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Dec 21, 2020
NBA Makes Fast Break Toward a 'Regular' Season
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The NBA returns next week, just two short months after the Lakers captured the 2020 title in the Orlando bubble. Jason and Mike get a sneak peak with NBA Deputy Commissioner, Mark Tatum. They discuss the importance of a quick turnaround for the business of basketball, the organization's relationship with corporate sponsors, and the challenges ahead for a season with teams at home and on the road.

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Dec 17, 2020
Fantasy Football Semifinals
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Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower reflect on week 14 of NFL action, and look ahead to week 15. Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal. 

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Dec 16, 2020
An Insider's Look at the USWNT Fight for Equality
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Dec 14, 2020
Knight Commission Has Big Ideas to Fix College Sports
3079

Something went wrong across the history of the NCAA, as college football took all the oxygen and attention away from the notion of student athletes. The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has made it a mission to help fix it, and CEO Amy Privette Perko joins the show to explain how it could be a fair system -- when it comes to both economics and race -- for the 90+ percent of college athletes who don't play football.

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Dec 11, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 14: Playoffs????? (Podcast)
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Michael Barr and Rich Trueman break down the first week of Fantasy "Playoffs". We discuss the sleeper picks on the waiver wire and why it might be time to bench Ezekiel Elliott.

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Dec 09, 2020
An NFL Hall Of Famer Wants To Protect You From Covid-19 (Podcast)
1565

With a resume that includes two Super Bowl championships and seven Pro Bowl appearances, our guests knows a thing or two about winning on the football field. Now he wants to take that winning track record to the fight to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We talk to Washington Football Team alum and NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green about his company Halodine, the current status of his former squad and how a short memory for both tragedy and triumph helps him keep him optimistic and looking ahead.

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Dec 07, 2020
Wale Ogunleye Has a Plan to Make Players Smart about Money (Podcast)
3044

Adewale Ogunleye made the leap from the NFL to an MBA and, armed with hard-won knowledge about bad business deals, now has another acronym to add to the mix: being a boss at UBS. The former Bear, Dolphin and Texan is advising current and former players, as well as budding movie and pop stars, about how to keep and grow that wealth they're generating. In a wide-ranging conversation, we talk about athletes finding their voice, locker room money culture and, in a twist, Mike Lynch's days as a substitute teacher.

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Dec 03, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 13: The push for the playoffs (Podcast)
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Michael Barr, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower break down the final week of the fantasy football season. We discuss who you should pick up on the waiver wire, how to recover from a covid-19 week 12 and the best way to position your team for the playoffs.

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Dec 02, 2020
Hyperice Looks to Build a New Category Around Recovery
1533

Flush with endorsements and investments from athletes like Patrick Mahomes and newly minted deals with the NFL, MLB and the NBA, the ambitions of Hyperice are massive. Invoking game-changers like Apple, Peloton, and Dyon, CEO Jim Heuther breaks down the new, booming business of recovery with Jason, Mike and Michael. They discuss how getting products onto the sidelines and into the dugout, as well as a surge in at-home fitness, have Hyperice eyeing more acquisitions and a skyrocketing valuation.

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Nov 30, 2020
Baron Davis has a Business Blueprint for Athletes
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NBA All Star Baron Davis made an impact on the league, but his longest-lasting contributions have arguably come off the court. Starting with an inspired (and lucrative) early investment in Vitaminwater, Davis has become the model for the modern athlete-as-businessman. In conversation with Jason, Mike and Michael, Davis lays out his vision for empowering others through an ever-growing platform. 

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Nov 27, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 12: Ready for Football Turkey?
864

We are inching ever closer to the playoffs as Week 12 is right around the corner.


Are you aiming to squeak in or do you need players to secure that top spot? Well the team has a few guys who can help you.


Michael Barr has made it to the last 28 in his Survival Pool. Who should he pick this week to keep him in the hunt?


The guys also reminisce about the great Thanksgiving memories plus the best Turkey day football player of all time!

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Nov 25, 2020
Only a Pandemic Could Take Down the Boston Marathon (Podcast)
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There are few things less viable in a global pandemic than road races, whose business relies on thousands, sometimes tens of thousands, of people gathering in close proximity. It's a massive challenge for Dave McGillivray, the director of the Boston Marathon and founder of DMSE Sports. A legend in the business, he joins Jason, Michael and his long-time buddy Lynchie to talk about the economic devastation wrought by a calendar filled with cancellations, the evolution of racing, and its intersection with giving.

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Nov 23, 2020
Camby on Draft Memories, Lessons Learned and Haircuts
2285

From a UMass standout to a stalwart defender in the NBA, Marcus Camby had a storied career. Hours after this year's unusual, virtual NBA Draft, the 17-year veteran of the league reminisces on getting picked by the two-year-old Toronto Raptors back in 1996, making good for his mistakes and the magic of owning your own barbershop (MC23 for those in the Houston area).

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Nov 20, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 11: You Want to Trade Who?
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 Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower look ahead to week 11 action. Rich proposed trading one of the most coveted players in fanasty football this season. Want to find out who? You gotta listen to the podcast. And check back in next week to see if Barr has advanced in his survivor pool. It's down to 35 teams and he's getting antsy. Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.

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Nov 18, 2020
Benedict's "The Dynasty" is an Epic Business Story (Podcast)
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The basics of the modern Patriots story are well-known -- six rings, Hall of Famers all around and one of the world's most valuable sports franchises. But Jeff Benedict's "The Dynasty" goes deeper than anyone has before on the Beatles-esque collaboration among an owner, a coach, and a star player. Benedict dives in and compares notes with Lynchie and Jason, bringing the Pats' business story to the fore.

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Nov 16, 2020
Rutgers' Patrick Hobbs is a New Breed of Big-Time AD
2270

Managing a major Division I, public university athletic department through a global pandemic -- as part of one of the most powerful conferences in the NCAA -- is pushing Patrick Hobbs to use everything he's learned as an administrator, lawyer and dealmaker. The former law school dean talks to Jason and Mike about negotiating apparel deals, the power of a conference television network and getting back to the football field (and soon, the basketball court).

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Nov 13, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 10: Most Valuable Fantasy Player
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Jason Kelly, Rich Trueman and Damian Sassower previewed week 10 of the NFL Season as Michael Barr was out this week.

Can you figure out who is your league's most valuable fantasy player? Well look no further as Rich gives you a couple of candidates.

The team also looks into possible trade targets as the playoffs are just around the corner.

As always check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal all season long. 

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Nov 11, 2020
DEFY CEO: Pro Leagues Taking a Serious Look at CBD
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CBD is getting a hard look from professional sports leagues seeking pain management alternatives. Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch speak with the co-founder and CEO of the CBD sports drink company DEFY, Megan Bushell. The business is co-founded by former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis. They discuss the future for CBD products in sports, the difficulties the pandemic pose for DEFY, and the impact of recent legal triumphs for the marijuana industry.

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Nov 09, 2020
FanDuel Co-Founder Has a New Fix for Bettors
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Sports betting is back in the headlines after a trio of states voted in favor of ballot measures aimed at legalizing gaming initiatives. Jason Kelly, Michael Barr, and Mike Lynch speak with Nigel Eccles, co-founder & CEO of sports app, Flick, and co-founder and former CEO of fantasy sports and betting platform FanDuel, about the gaming industry, and the path forward for his new sports chat platform, Flick. The app has drawn investments from several top-tier venture capital firms. They discuss Flick's deal with BetMGM in the U.S., the transformation of fan engagement during the pandemic, and why Flick is targeting sports influencers for the platform. 

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Nov 06, 2020
Time to Bench Ezekiel Elliott? Fantasy Weekly
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Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower reflect on week 8 of NFL action, and look ahead to week 9. Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal. 

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Nov 04, 2020
NFL Sunday Ticket Suit Moves Along (Podcast)
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Nothing against "Dancing With The Stars," but Monday Night Football needs to return to network television. At least if you ask Michael Barr. He's joined by Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch for a wide-ranging chat around NFL ratings, NY Mets ownership, and the Wynn Resorts-NASCAR betting partnership. They also discuss the Supreme Court's refusal to stop an antitrust suit against the NFL and DirecTV over the cost of Sunday Ticket package of out-of-market football games.


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Nov 02, 2020
Myron Rolle Has Big Questions About the Game of Football (Podcast)
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He's a Rhodes Scholar, a former professional football player and now a neurosurgeon on the front lines of a global pandemic. What can't Myron Rolle do? The former Florida State standout joins for a candid and personal conversation about the state of the game and the state of the worldwide health crisis. He talks about his family -- the extended one for whom football is the family business, and his own growing brood, including his twins born just a couple months back.

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Oct 29, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 8: Revenge Game
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Michael Barr and Rich Trueman had to do the heavy lifting this week as Damian Sassower was away on jury duty.

However they still were able to give you some nuggets for your fantasy team as they look ahead to week 8 action.

Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.

Rich made a couple picks that could keep your team going strong.

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Oct 28, 2020
Graham Sees the Future at his 'Juilliard for Soccer'
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A minority owner of the first-place Philadelphia Union, Richie Graham is looking even further down the road. He's put together an ambitious blueprint to help the U.S. develop a soccer superstar -- think LeBron James for The Beautiful Game. At the core of the plan is the YSC Academy, which he calls "the Juilliard for soccer." With North America hosting the 2026 World Cup, and the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles two years after that, Graham is accelerating plans to expand U.S. soccer, especially for the men's game, which doesn't enjoy the global dominance of the U.S. Women's National Team.

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Oct 26, 2020
Reynolds Says Baseball Has to Think About its Future
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Harold Reynolds joins us from Texas, where the the World Series is in full swing. The former All-Star turned MLB Network analyst says Covid has affected not only the big leagues, but the ecosystem underneath, including the minor leagues and the NCAA. Changes --financial and even in-game -- loom large in 2021, and Reynolds even takes a beat to marvel at Lynchie's authentic Boston accent.

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Oct 23, 2020
Fantasy Football Week 7: You Play To Win The Game
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Do you trade Ryan "Fitzmagic?" Do you pick up Tua Tagovailoa? Will Le'Veon Bell recapture his dominance in Kansas City?


Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower reflect on all of this as they look ahead to week 7 action.


Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.


If you listened to the podcast last week Rich made a huge pick.


Don't miss out because his moves can turn you into a fantasy champ.

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Oct 21, 2020
Derek Stevens Hopes to Get Vegas Back and Bumping
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Casino CEO Derek Stevens sees a light at the end of the tunnel as Vegas looks to make a comeback. It was one of the hardest cities hit by the corona virus. Stevens discussed his Circa Resort & Casino being the first new one in downtown Vegas in 40 years and his expectations for business with tourism still lagging. He reminiscences with the team about his foray into the gambling world and how the industry continues to change. Oh and Michael Barr had a lot of good questions and insights... for a friend.

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Oct 19, 2020
NEOU: People Still Want to Work Out, Even in a Pandemic
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The home fitness market has seen a surge of growth during the pandemic, as consumers look for ways to stay fit with many gyms across the U.S. still closed. Jason, Mike and Michael check in with NEOU CEO Nate Forster to discuss how his business is filling that void by providing live streaming and on-demand fitness and wellness classes, ranging from yoga to boxing, and even classes for kids. They discuss what Peloton's done for the wellness world at large and how the future of working out is about going where the customer is, be it a boutique or a basement.

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Oct 15, 2020
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 6
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Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower reflect on week 5 of NFL action, and look ahead to week 6. Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.

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Oct 14, 2020
Doping, Greed, and the Pursuit of Greatness at Nike
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We take a hard look at underworld of professional running with Matt Hart, journalist and author of “Win At All Costs: Inside Nike Running And its Culture of Deception." Hart depicts the saga of the Nike Oregon Project, a talent-stacked team of athletes with the goal of building a homegrown Olympic running champion that would help the corporation dominate the market and sell product. Hart details the effort to uncover a win-at-all-costs culture of abuse, gender discrimination and systemic cheating at the highest levels of professional running.

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Oct 12, 2020
Whaley: Kaepernick's Legacy May Be Akin to Ali's
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Racial justice and social responsibility have become intertwined with professional sports, in a world coping with a pandemic that is shifting the direction of our daily lives. Doug Whaley, COO & Managing Partner Beautiful Game Group and former Buffalo Bills GM joins the show to discuss the impact pro athletes have in shaping future generations and the legacy of Colin Kaepernick, which he says is comparable to that of Muhammad Ali. They talk about the outlook for the NFL season amid the pandemic, draft day jitters, and much more.

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Oct 08, 2020
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 5
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Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower reflect on week 4 of NFL action, and look ahead to week 5. Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.

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Oct 07, 2020
How a Baseball Owner Got Religion About E-sports
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Any parent who's rolled their eyes at their kid claiming there was money in playing video games...listen up. Ken Hersh, part of the Texas Rangers ownership group and long-time Dallas-based private equity investor is now the chairman of Envy Gaming. Hersh dispels Jason, Mike and Michael's skepticism, maps out the future potential and talks about getting into business with Post Malone.

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Oct 05, 2020
The Pandemic Forced Baseball to Rethink Everything
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Who thought it would happen? Major League Baseball playoffs are going on, and it's been must-see TV. That's great news for MLB Network President Rob McGlarry. He joined Jason, Mike and Michael to discuss how much work has gone into making all this possible, how it's not over yet, and how baseball isn't wasting the crisis by trying all sorts of new things to appeal to the next generation of fans.

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Oct 02, 2020
Corona-Virus and Injuries Take Shape for Week 4
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Tomorrow is the start of week 4 in the NFL season.


Now with the first positive tests since the season started with the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans.


Teams have suspended activities until Saturday.


How will this affect your season and how you position players?


Not too mention the major injures that are still ravaging through the league.


Oh and wait until you hear the major trade Rich pulled off in his league.


And don’t forget to catch his weekly fantasy football column that comes out every Thursday this season on the terminal.

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Sep 30, 2020
The Finals, College Football and MJ/Bubba Collab
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Jason and Lynchie were champing at the bit to get Barr's take on the massive NASCAR news that Michael Jordan is getting into the fast-car business. Before the trio takes that on, they dig into the seemingly full return of college football, albeit delayed and diminished. And Jason admits that he's less excited about Saturday afternoon football amid the ongoing NBA playoffs, especially now that we're onto the Finals, with LeBron James chasing that fourth ring against his old Miami Heat team.

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Sep 28, 2020
Pagliuca: Tripling Down on Correcting Social Inequities
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Nearly two months ago the NBA returned to play, and after a busy schedule, we’re on the brink of the NBA finals. Bain Capital Co-Chairman and Boston Celtics owner Steve Pagliuca joins Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch to reflect on an unprecedented season in the bubble, and to talk about his role in maximizing the fan experience and quality of product that has established the NBA as one of the most dominant sports in the industry. They discuss the emergence of private equity in sports ownership, the legacy of Celtics basketball, and the tumultuous year for social justice.

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Sep 24, 2020
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 3 (Podcast)
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Jason Kelly, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower reflect on week 2 of NFL action, and look ahead to week 3. Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.

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Sep 23, 2020
The Mets Deal is a Sign of the Times for Sports Deals
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Talk about the business of sports -- meet the banker in the midst of the some of the biggest stadium and team deals. Bill Mulvihill, Managing Director and Head of Sports and Entertainment at U.S. Bank, joins the podcast to discuss the evolution of team ownership and sports empires, and the transformation of stadium design and the nuances of getting fans safely back to arenas.

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Sep 21, 2020
Super Bowl Winning Coach Brian Billick On The State Of The NFL (Podcast)
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Super Bowl LIV feels like it happened an eternity ago, we last spoke with former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick on radio row in Miami and boy has the world changed since then. Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch sit down with the coach to discuss week 1 in the NFL, the covid-19 changes that might be here to stay, and how the players on field protection has changed since Mike Lynch's playing days. 

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Sep 17, 2020
Business of Sports: Fantasy Football Week 2
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Michael Barr, Rich Trueman, and Damian Sassower reflect on week 1 of NFL action, and look ahead to week 2. Check out Rich’s fantasy football column every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.

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Sep 16, 2020
Failure in Fantasy Football Helped Sports Gambling (Podcast)
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It was a jam-packed weekend for American sports, as the NFL's first week coincided with NBA and NHL playoff action, MLB, and U.S. Open tennis finals. Jason Kelly, Michael Barr, and Mike Lynch speak with a veteran of sports gambling, Steve Budin, Chief Executive Officer of Sportsinfo.com. They discuss the impact the pandemic has had on the industry, the outlook for the professional and college football seasons, and the potential e-sports has for the future of legal gambling.

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Sep 14, 2020
Terrell Davis is Encouraged. But Not Satisfied
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Three months into a widespread, national reckoning on racial inequalities, and on the eve of pro football returning, NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis returns to take on all of it. And amid a wide-ranging discussion touching on systemic racism, player safety and health, the football great pauses to ruminate on Michael Barr's bowling injury -- proving once and for all why he's the show's favorite guest.

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Sep 11, 2020
Fantasy Football Picks For Week 1
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Your fantasy football draft is probably over. Now your searching the waiver wire and combing through the free agent pool to bolster your team right before week 1.

Who do you pick up? Who do you stay away from? Who do you stash for a later dater?

Well Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Rich Trueman clue you in to some pick ups.

Also Rich and Michael are looking to spice up their team names? Any ideas send them to Barr at Big Barr Sports on twitter

Check out Rich's weekly column that comes out every Thursday on the Bloomberg Terminal.

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Sep 09, 2020
Solomon Sees Tennis at the Center of the Big Issues
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An empty Arthur Ashe Stadium isn't stopping the U.S. Open from being one of the most important sporting events of the year. Tennis Channel President Ken Solomon joins Jason, Michael and Mike to talk about how his sport has survived -- and even thrived -- amid the pandemic. He discusses both the social distance, and the social activism, that have defined tennis for decades, and his hope for a new generation of empowered players to continue the legacy of Ashe and Billie Jean King.

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Sep 07, 2020
Amani Toomer Left Football and Found His Voice
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Football, and the world, have changed a lot since Amani Toomer stopped playing. The former New York Giants and University of Michigan great weighs in from Denmark on the pending NFL season and the trickiness of non-bubbled pro football. He also talks to Jason, Michael and Mike about the gross inequalities built into college athletics and how social media has radically transformed what it means to be an athlete.

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Sep 04, 2020
The Impact of Covid-19 on Fantasy Football
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What's the best strategy for picking a fantasy football team when we might not have any football at all? Michael Barr and Mike Lynch speak with our in house fantasy football experts, Bloomberg Intelligence's Damian Sassower and Bloomberg Radio producer Richard Trueman. Do you diversify picks among NFL teams? How many backup quarterbacks do you hold? Do you change the structure of your league? Our team will answer these and many other questions and prepare you for your upcoming drafts so you'll end up holding the trophy at the end of the season. Don't forget to catch Rich Trueman's Fantasy Football column released every Thursday during the season. 

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Sep 02, 2020
Arthur Blank is “Good Company”
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He’s the co-founder of the Home Depot who’s now better known as one of the most influential team owners in the U.S. Arthur Blank joins Jason Kelly to talk about his new book, and the lessons along the course of decades in business. Blank talks about the advice he got from Robert Kraft, Michael Vick’s remorse and the role his adopted hometown plays in a time of massive tumult and discussion around racial injustice.

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Aug 31, 2020
Washington's New President Has a Difficult To-Do List
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The first four days of Jason Wright's new job as the Washington Football Team's new president are even more challenging than anyone thought they could be, and that's saying something. The first Black man to run an NFL team is facing scandal in his own organization, and social unrest in the broader world; he'll draw on every experience as a former NFL player and a McKinsey & Co. partner to tackle them. Wright talks to Jason, Michael and Mike between conversations with head coach Ron Rivera and ahead of an all-hands meeting with his team, about changing the team's culture, coping with structural racism and running a major franchise all at the same time.

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Aug 27, 2020
Dodger Stadium Has a Hidden History You Should Know
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How the Dodgers left Brooklyn has spawned a cottage industry of books, but very little has been written about how they got to Los Angeles -- and how the city picked a site for the ballpark. "Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between" is Eric Nusbaum's gripping new history of one of sport's iconics ballparks and it's a must-read, detailing the lives torn apart ahead of the baseball's team arrival. Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch talk with Nusbaum about how many of the issues around inequality unfortunately resonate today, and how sports fans can be more than an "armchair GM" and think about their home team critically.

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Aug 26, 2020
Neeta Sreekanth Wants to Give College Athletes a Voice
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She was a ball kid for the Dallas Mavericks, and cut her teeth in social media at the Cowboys and ESPN. Now Neeta Sreekanth is the chief operating officer at INFLCR, where she's working with hundreds of colleges and thousands of college athletes to get smart about engaging the world at a time of increased empowerment. She talks with Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch and Michael Barr about what college sports may look like this fall, making big waves with a small following, and that Luka Doncic buzzer beater.

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Aug 24, 2020
Retro Fitness CEO on the Hurdles to Get Back to the Gym
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After months of being shut down, gyms in New York have a timeline for reopening. Retro Fitness CEO Andrew Alfano wasn't even a year into the top job when Covid-19 ravaged the economy and shuttered his franchises. He tells Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch about the demand for fitness centers, the biggest hurdles to reopening, and the attention the pandemic has brought to health and wellness.

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Aug 20, 2020
Bill Keenan on the Shift From Pro Hockey to Wall Street
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Author, screenwriter, and former pro hockey player Bill Keenan joins the podcast to discuss his transition from playing professional puck in Europe, to investment banking, and everything in between. He speaks with Michael Barr, Mike Lynch, and Scarlet Fu about pro hockey in a Covid-19 world, and adapting his first book, Odd Man Rush, to film.

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Aug 19, 2020
Washington Football Hires NFL's First Black Team President
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Michael Barr, Mike Lynch, and Jon Stashower discuss the decision to name former pro running back and business consultant, Jason Wright, as the new President of the Washington Football team. He is the first African-American to hold such a position in league history. Also discussed is college football, and the economic impact small towns like Iowa City, Iowa, and State College, Pennsylvania will feel as athletic conferences decide on the future of the fall season.

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Aug 17, 2020
Dave Kaval Is Getting Creative With His Red Hot A's
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Have you ever wanted to get face to face with your favorite sports teams chief executive? If you’re an Oakland A's fan this is more realistic than you might think. Jon Stashower, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch sit down with Athletics president Dave Kaval and talked about his aggressive marketing plan, how he plans to keep the team in Oakland and why he schedules "Office Hours" to meet the Athletics fan base face to face. Bloomberg 960 AM in the bay area is Oakland's home for play by play coverage of the entire 2020 A's season.

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Aug 14, 2020
Is Football on the Brink of Cancellation?
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Earlier this week two of the NCAA's power 5 conferences decided to postpone fall football. The Pac 12 and Big 10 will not play any games until at least 2021. Jon Stashower, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch discuss the effects this may have over the rest of the NCAA and how it could alter the NFL's plans to get back on the field. We also discuss the thrilling finish to golf's first major in the covid-19 era. Was 23-year-old Collin Morikawa's dazzling final round enough to bring views back to golf? Well find out…

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Aug 12, 2020
The Future of Digital Sports Distribution
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Great power requires great responsibility... as one of the largest social media platforms in the world Twitter has found itself at the forefront of the call for social justice in the sports world and it continues to grow in digital content distribution. Twitters Head of US Sports, TJ Adeshola joins Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch for a wide ranging conversation about the impact the company has had on the sports world. From content distribution to activism, athletes globally have used Twitter as a way to directly engage with their fans and help to elevate their voice in the fight for social justice. TJ also touches on some of the many mentors he's had throughout his career, his journey into this industry as a man of color and how he wants to pay it forward for the next generation.

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Aug 10, 2020
Are Joe Theismann's Investments Better Than Yours?
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Motivational speaker, restaurateur, philanthropist, investor, and oh yeah… Super Bowl winning quarterback! Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch sit down with former Washington Redskin Joe Theismann to find out how his life’s changed since we last spoke at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Joe talks about how he picks his investments, the current state of the NFL season and his thoughts on the future of the “Washington Football Team”

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Aug 08, 2020
Mike Repole Wants to Beat Gatorade and Meet the Mets
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If you made up Mike Repole's life story, folks might tell you it was a bit much. He's sold a company to Coca-Cola, owned a Breeder's Cup Champion and gone into business with the late Kobe Bryant. With that last business, BodyArmor, he's got his sights set on the dominant player in sports drinks: Gatorade. That's not all: This son of Queens is part of a group, with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, to buy the New York Mets. He talked about all of it with Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch and Michael Barr (who elicited a stunning stat about the cash machine that is a championship race horse).

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Aug 05, 2020
The Rock Has a Plan to Revive the XFL (Podcast)
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He's been a college football player, a professional wrestler, a movie and TV star, producer and entrepreneur. Now Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can add "league owner" to his resume, with his purchase of the assets of the XFL. He and his partners will try to pull off what his old boss Vince McMahon couldn't, and stand up a successful non-NFL pro football league. Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch and Michael Barr break down the challenge ahead, and chat about what they watched over the first real weekend of live sports in months.

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Aug 03, 2020
How to Build a New Arena (Or Six) Amid a Pandemic (Podcast)
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Tim Leiweke's the go-to guy when it comes to the modern sports arena. The former CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and AEG, he's in the midst of massive projects from Milan to Long Island to Seattle. Leiweke joins Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to break down some of the cutting edge mobile technology he's bringing to the New York Islanders's newly named UBS arena, negotiating the needs of Jeff Bezos in Seattle, and how he's able to work his magic using nothing but private funding.

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Jul 31, 2020
The Future Of Bookmaking With FanDuel's CEO Matt King
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We may have booked one of Michael Barr's favorite guests in the world… no it's not Barry Sanders…. It's FanDuel CEO Matthew King! On today's podcast, Barr, Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch break down the current state of sports betting in a Covid-19 world, the strength of their casino business and the future of expansion as states and municipalities look to generate revenue.

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Jul 29, 2020
A Red Sox Legend's Perspective on Opening Day
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As the Miami Marlins Covid-19 news broke this morning Jason, Mike and Lynchie had an opportunity sit down with Legendary Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione. Initially our interview was planned to be a reflection on opening weekend, we quickly pivoted and dove right into the headlines as they hit the wire. We chatted about the effect the positive test results will have on the season and what its like calling a game in an empty ballpark.

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Jul 27, 2020
Who Knew You Could Insure a Championship? (Podcast)
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NBA general counsel, USA Basketball President, WNBA President, Women's Basketball Hall Of Famer…. You may need a resume this deep to manage an NCAA power conference through a pandemic. Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman joins Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to discuss Covid-19's impact on the legendary basketball league, how a unique insurance policy helped solidify the conference's financials and when we might see Jason's Hoyas back on the hardwood.

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Jul 24, 2020
D'Antonio on the Complexity Facing the Colonial League
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College football's near-term prospects continue to look bleak. Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D'Antonio describes the 3D chess game he and his colleagues are playing to balance sports, academics and safety across schools and regions. He tells Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch about the decision to cancel conference play for football, the economic implications of this crisis, and how he's seeing all the uncertainty as both a manager and a dad.

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Jul 22, 2020
The Score's John Levy is Betting Sports are Back
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With Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL all geared up for a cautious return, John Levy can barely contain himself. He's a fan first, but he's also got a lot riding on the return. The Score, based in Canada, blends sports news and information with a betting platform; both the company and its customers are ready to put some money on the line. Levy joins Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to talk about how his company cuts against the sports media grain and how he kept his team together in the pandemic shutdown.

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Jul 20, 2020
Paul Rabil Is Not Your Typical Lax Bro
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It sounds like something ripped from a 10-year-old's daydream: Being the star player in the professional sports league you and your older brother create. But that's just what Paul Rabil did last year, and now he and the rest of the Premier Lacrosse League are on the verge of bringing pro lacrosse back to the field next week -- albeit with no fans, and in a Utah "bubble." The tournament could be the most important step in taking lacrosse mainstream, as it's broadcast via NBC to its biggest audience ever. Rabil joined Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch for a conversation that ran from medical protocols and media rights to social media and social justice.

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Jul 16, 2020
The Bundesliga Finds a Way to Finish First
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Germany's Bundesliga had the distinction -- and pressure -- of returning to the field ahead of any other pro sports league. Now Robert Klein, the CEO of Bundesliga International, is fielding calls from across the world as to how the league did it, and what he learned. He joined Jason Kelly to talk about making all the stakeholders (including players, sponsors and fans) happy, working with the country's government and how it might change the game of soccer. Klein joined as part of a Bloomberg Television special, "Sports at the Crossroads," airing this weekend on BTV.

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Jul 15, 2020
Minor League Baseball is Closed
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The decision last month to cancel the entire minor league baseball season had a profound affect not just for tens of millions of fans, but more than 150 towns across America. David Wright, the league's chief commercial and marketing officer, calls the league "the front porch of local communities." Wright, who prior to MiLB spent a decade-plus building Major League Soccer, talks with Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch about keeping fans engaged without play, supporting those local communities and lessons from other sports leagues finding their way back.

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Jul 13, 2020
Trevor Bauer is Worried about MLB's Economics
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Managers, teammates and and fans know Trevor Bauer is restless and relentless. With baseball about to get back to work, the Cincinnati Reds pitcher walks Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch through the contentious negotiations that got us to "summer camp." He also talks about what motivates him as both a player and an entrepreneur, and what's spurred him to consistently push the envelope in everything from rest days to representation to reaching a new, younger fan base.

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Jul 09, 2020
Coyotes CEO Gutierrez Arrived Just in Time
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A hockey fan since his Harvard days, Xavier Gutierrez never expected to run a team. But here he is, recently relocated from a career in the investment world in Southern California, overseeing a franchise on the rise in one of America's fastest growing -- and most diverse -- cities. The first Latino to head an NHL team, he spoke to Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch about the responsibility that entails, and the power of sports in building a fair and inclusive community.

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Jul 08, 2020
Barr is Back! NASCAR, Names and (Cam) Newton
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The team welcomes back Michael Barr and gets down to business making sense of all that's happened in the month he's been away. He breaks down his reaction to the Bubba Wallace/NASCAR incident, and the group aims to answer some big questions: Is the optimism around sports returning increasingly misplaced as players balk -- and leagues look at the virus surging right where they're meant to play? Is Cam Newton just the newest way the Patriots will enrage everyone else by winning? And has the moment come for teams in Washington and Cleveland (and Atlanta) to finally change their names?


Hosts: Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch

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Jul 06, 2020
The Atlanta Hawks Want to Change How America Votes
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As protests roiled Atlanta, thrusting the Southern capital back into the civil rights spotlight, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin had an idea -- turn his team's home into the largest polling station in the U.S. Now State Farm Arena may be the model for how the increasingly activist NBA can attack systemic racism, simply by making it easier and safer to vote. Koonin, a native Atlantan and former Coca-Cola and Turner executive, joins Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch for an exclusive conversation about his city's heritage, the power of players and teams, and the push to make Election Day a holiday, at least in the NBA.

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Jul 02, 2020
Peloton and At-Home Fitness are Thriving, Virtually (Podcast)
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With most gyms and fitness studios still shuttered, the fitness business -- like so many industries -- has been radically disrupted. To makes sense of it, Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch turn to Goldman Sachs's Aarti Kapoor, one of the top investment bankers across the wellness and exercise landscape. It's a reunion of sorts for Jason and Aarti, who was featured prominently in his 2016 book, "Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body." She talks about how the pandemic acclerated digitally delivered fitness, the crisis's role in focusing us all on nutrition and sleep, and which studios will survive this shutdown.

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Jul 01, 2020
Nocera on college football, the NBA's bubble strategy
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Our pal, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (plus bestselling author and podcaster extraordinaire) Joe Nocera stops by to talk about the prospects for a college football season and why the door may be closing for a fall as we're used to. Plus, he tells us why he's bullish on the NBA's chances to get back to work late next month.

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Jun 29, 2020
A Conversation with LeBron James and Maverick Carter (PODCAST)
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On the eve of the pandemic, LeBron James and Maverick Carter -- lifelong friends from Akron who became business partners -- cut their biggest deal yet: a $100 million investment to create The SpringHill Co., a Nike-Disney-Patagonia hybrid. They want to change the way content is made, and consumed by the world. In an exclusive interview, James and Carter go deep with Jason Kelly about Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick, and changing society by changing who's in the conversation.

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Jun 25, 2020
The WNBA's Chief Has a Plan to Play, and to Push for Equality (PODCAST)
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Cathy Engelbert unwittingly spent decades training for this moment. A dual-sport Division I athlete, she spent a career at Deloitte, ultimately becoming its CEO, before taking the top job at the WNBA last year. In conversation with Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch, Engelbert talks about how she held a draft during the crisis, the plans for a restart and what the "player first" mentality means to the WNBA.

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Jun 24, 2020
From WBNA to VC: Alana Beard Talks Reality Check (Podcast)
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Former WNBA Champion and Four-time All-Star Alana Beard says her new job is a lot like being a rookie again. After 16 years in the league, she's moved to Silicon Valley and the world of venture capital and it's competitive in a very different way. She talks with Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch about her early business ventures (including a pizza joint) and reckoning as a Black woman with what may be a monumental moment in racial justice.

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Jun 22, 2020
The MLS is back and DC United is Ready (Podcast)
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Jason Levien, who once led the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, is all in on soccer these days. After buying a stake in MLS club DC United, he was able to deliver a brand new soccer-specific facility in the nation's capital, resisting the easier move to the suburbs. He sits down with Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch to talk about how he got the stadium got built, the effect Covid-19 has had across his business and how a summer tournament in Orlando may be the moment soccer in America has been waiting for.

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Jun 19, 2020
Making a Spectator-less US Open ‘Something Special’
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You'll be able to hear a tennis ball drop in Flushing Meadows this Labor Day, as the U.S. Open will go ahead, but no fans on site. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center chief operating officer Danny Zausner joins Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch to discuss how a major event on the tennis (and New York) calendar will look and feel. Zausner also talks about the economic implications of a spectator-less tournament, broadcast innovations and sponsors, and what the players can expect when they arrive in Queens.

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Jun 18, 2020
Will Trump Save the Baseball Season? (Podcast)
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Bloomberg Opinion's Jonathan Bernstein ponders the idea of President Trump taking action to solve the off-the-field drama between MLB and its players union to bring back America's pastime. We'll discuss his latest column, the current state of negotiations and which team he's rooting for once we get back to the diamond. 

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Jun 17, 2020
Pro Golfer Billy Andrade Shakes off the Quarantine Rust (Podcast)
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Billy Andrade went two months without touching a club, but he's back on the course in his Atlanta neighborhood, getting ready for the Champions Tour to resume later this summer. Andrade joins Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch to discuss the state of sports amid the Covid-19 crisis, learning from the PGA's restart, his charitable work bringing golf to under-served  communities and how TV taught him how to have more fun playing the game. Plus, Jason and Mike take him back to the early 90s, when he burst onto the scene as one of the most thoughtful and fun players on the Tour, and discuss the differences between golf fans in his native Northeast and his adopted South.

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Jun 15, 2020
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan On Getting Back to Golf (PODCAST)
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The sports world continues to react and adapt as calls for social justice echo across the world. NASCAR announced earlier this week that it will ban the Confederate flag throughout its organization. One driver has already announced his plans to retire from the sport over the news. Bloomberg TV's Erik Schatzker stops by to discuss his interview with Apollo's Josh Harris, after it was disclosed he was weighing a bid for the NY Mets. We also talk with PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan about the tours return to play in Texas this weekend, the steps they’ve taken to ensure participants' safety and diversity outreach within the golf community.

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Jun 12, 2020
MLB Negotiations Drag On, PGA Tees Up Restart
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Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch discuss the ongoing -- and incredibly public -- negotiations between Major League Baseball and its players association regarding terms for the abbreviated 2020 season, and the difficulty America’s pastime might face going head to head with the NBA’s return. Also discussed is the PGA Tour, which is set to restart in Texas this week, and UFC star Conor McGregor’s retirement (again) from mixed martial arts.

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Jun 10, 2020
Terrell Davis on the NFL finally getting it right, CBD and his legacy (Podcast)
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Hall of Famer and Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis has some things to say about this turbulent world, through the lens of a businessman, philanthropist and father. In a timely and frank conversation with Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch, Davis -- co-founder of the CBD product company Defy -- recalls early encounters with the police in his native San Diego, the NFL's decision to reverse its stance on player protests, the future of Colin Kaepernick, helping himself and former players alleviate pain, and how he hopes his legacy transcends anything he accomplished on the football field.

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Jun 08, 2020
Sports Restart Offers Unique Content Opportunities (Podcast)
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Jim Van Stone, President of Business Operations and Chief Commercial Officer for Monumental Sports and Entertainment, joins Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch to discuss the gradual return of live sporting events, and the opportunities ahead for broadcast enhancement. Monumental, one of the leading names in sports and entertainment, owns and operates the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics. Van Stone discusses his support for players’ social activism, getting involved in Esports, and the importance of maintaining fan engagement during the lockdown.

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Jun 05, 2020
NBA’s July Return & Drew Brees Anthem Backlash
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Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including a proposal by N.B.A. owners for a July 31st season restart. They also discuss the controversial comments made by star quarterback Drew Brees, regarding players kneeling during the national anthem. Brees’s comments prompted backlash from teammates and athletes across other pro sports, as protests over the death of George Floyd grip the nation.

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Jun 04, 2020