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Michael Barr, Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams 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 b…

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    Tom Ripley on the Future of the Lids Brand

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 21:49

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The University of Notre Dame Strives For Gold, On And Off The Field (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 37:36

    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    ONE Championship Is All About The Engagement (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 14:24


    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    ESPN Enters the Sportsbook Scene (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 18:53


    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    The Las Vegas Sports Scene Is Booming!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 37:46


    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 that runs Allegiant Stadium and how they plan to target an MLB and NBA franchise.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    The End Of An Era For Topps Baseball (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 13:29


    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Player Data & Analytics With Cris Collinsworth

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 51:22

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    LSA's Todd Ramasar on NBA Offseason, Evolution of League

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 31:45

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Kevin Garnett Wants You To “Bet On Women”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 51:29

    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Field of Dreams, Federer Surgery, Jay-Z Fanatics

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 20:46

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Kevin Garnett Wants You To “Bet On Women”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 52:15

    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Big Data Helps The Celtics Win (Audio)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 20:21

    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Aftermath of the Lionel Messi Mess (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 19:05

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    PGA TOUR, European Tour Strategic Alliance

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 39:09

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    Buzzer: Last Mile Tech For Live Moments in Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 24:16

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Olympics Ratings, Sports Broadcast Rights, MLB Trades

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 26:38

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    NFL Covid-19 Rules and Implications

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 48:24

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Fitness for the Masses with Xponential

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 25:17

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Tokyo Opening Ceremony, NBA Ratings, NFL Fines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 29:05

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    A Backup College Quarterback With 7 Figure Deal? (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 43:34


    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    This Olympian Is In It For The Distance (Audio)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 36:12


    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Olympians Sleeping On Cardboard?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 20:44


    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 47:23

    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." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Integration, Athletic Stardom, & The 1948 World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 26:45

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Jason's Weekend In Las Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 21:09


    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Ice Cube's Big 3 Having a Good Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 37:36

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Formula E Comes Back to New York City

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 50:18


    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    The Booming Business of Trading Cards

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 20:40

    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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Bucks' Success Paramount to Deer District Restart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 51:48

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    More data for the LPGA! (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 25:59


    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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, Dodgers-Lakers Ownership

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 18:15

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Feldman on NCAA Compensation, David Beckham on MLS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 52:06

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Elevating Wellness & Recovery with Therabody

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 22:03

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    NBA's Final Four, U.S. Open Thriller & Father's Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 26:15

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    NBC's Bevacqua on Golf's Resurgence, Tokyo Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 51:35

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Summer That Changed Sports & Culture Forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 15:26

    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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Kyrie Out, Djokovic Wins French Open, Larson Wins $1M

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 18:33


    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.


    The Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 61:26


    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. 


    The End Of The Krzyzewski Era (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 32:10


    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. 


    Bringing World Class Basketball to Brooklyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 45:16

    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.

    Premier Lacrosse Starts a New Season with New Money (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 25:49


    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.


    Arron Afflalo on Sports Ownership, Inclusivity, Esports

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 31:49


    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.


    Super Agent Steinberg on What Makes a Franchise QB

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 57:22

    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.

    Are they the HBO of fitness? (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 25:16


    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. 


    Lefty Makes History, NBA Playoffs, Tokyo Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 28:25


    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.


    A-Rod on SPAC Skepticism & the Business of Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 29:46

    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.

    Seth Waugh on Tiger Woods' 'Seismic' Impact on Golf

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 29:05

    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.

    What do we think of the NBA play in games? (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 20:14


    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.


    A Basketball Double Header (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 61:24


    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.  


    Derby Drama Taints Sport, Most Valuable Teams, NCAA

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 28:18

    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.

    Could we see a real life Mystery Alaska? (Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 33:50


    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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