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

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    • Oct 4, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 27m AVG DURATION
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    Systemic Abuse in Women's Soccer / NFL's Concussion Issue

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 30:44


    Scott and Eben discuss the ugly details laid out in a year-long investigation of abuse allegations within U.S. Soccer and NWSL. They also talk about Shohei Ohtani's new contract, and Tua Tagovailoa's concussions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MLS Valuations Soar, Led by $900 Million LAFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 33:17


    Scott and Eben are joined by Sportico's Kurt Badenhausen to discuss his latest MLS valuations. The average MLS club is now worth $582 million, with LAFC topping $900 million. The trio breaks down the eye-popping numbers.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Revamps Super Bowl Halftime Show, And Pro Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 28:28


    Scott and Eben discuss the latest from the NFL, which has a new sponsor for the Super Bowl halftime show and an a-list headliner for February's game. It is also rethinking the Pro Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sarver Selling Suns / NBA Mulling More Competitive Pay

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 24:54


    Scott and Eben discuss Robert Sarver's decision to sell the Suns and Mercury amid public pressure. They also talk about executive compensation in sports, and what the NBA is mulling to boost it.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MLB Goes International as Judge, Pujols Near Home Run Records

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 28:04


    Scott and Eben discuss Major League Baseball's international strategy, plus the year-end drama involving Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani. They also discuss the world's highest paid soccer players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shark Week, Rampage and Both Footballs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 36:47


    Scott and Eben speak with Tony Khan about his executive roles at AEW, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fullham FC. They talk media, analytics and how Shark Week found its way into the wrestling ring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL World Overreacts / One of LA's Richest Men Eyes Angels

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 29:03


    Scott and Eben discuss the start of the NFL season, and Patrick Soon-Shiong's interest in buying the Los Angeles Angels. They also briefly hit on a series of other sports business topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Season Kicks Off with Fox 95% Sold Out of Super Bowl Inventory

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 26:36


    Scott and Eben discuss the start of the NFL season, which begins Thursday amid strong business growth. Fox is already 95% sold out of its Super Bowl ads, some of which cost $7 million per 30-seconds spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Open Business Booms / College Football Playoff Expands

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 27:53


    Scott and Eben discuss the business of the U.S. Open, where revenue from tickets, merchandise and concessions is booming. They also talk about the College Football Playoff, and the start of the NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Yankees Invest in Italian Soccer / Serena's US Open Swan Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 27:39


    Scott and Eben discuss the New York Yankees' investment into Italian soccer giant AC Milan, its latest tie-up with PE firm RedBird Capital. They also talk about Serena Williams' final tournament, the LIV Golf latest, and the NBA cutting prices for its digital service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis Economics with New PTPA Head Ahmad Nassar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 36:07


    Scott and Eben chat with Ahmad Nassar, newly-named executive director of the Professional Tennis Players Association, about the economics of the sport and how the PTPA is planning to help innovate the business by building consensus among the athletes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Angels Hit the Market, PGA Tour Continues LIV Revamp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 28:23


    Scott and Eben discuss news that Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno is exploring a sale of the club, which Sportico values at $2.5 billion. They also talk about the PGA Tour latest, and the Big Ten's $7 billion media deals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Sports Mecca In… Utah / Where Does Tennis Go From Here?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 30:51


    Scott and Jacob Feldman discuss what Arctos Sports' latest NBA investment could mean for the future of sports in the Beehive State, plus what the US Open will look like if Novak Djokovic isn't able to attend. Are there new stars waiting in the wings? They also discuss the up-and-down weekend for Americans in the English Premier League as well as Thursday Night Football heading to Amazon (hopefully you're prepared), and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    PointsBet's U.S. CEO Talks Pricing, Susquehanna and Organic Tomatoes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 30:35


    Scott and Eben are joined by PointsBet's U.S. CEO, Johnny Aitken, to discuss the sportsbook's approach in the U.S. They discuss Susquehanna's recent investment, the cost of new customers and how PointsBet differentiates itself in a crowded field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Barcelona Sells to Buy / Viral Trumpets Boost Mets Closer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 31:02


    Scott and Eben discuss the financial challenges facing FC Barcelona, which is selling off assets amid mounting debt. They also talk about a $100 million NWSL team, Air Jordan's NASCAR debut, and the viral song behind Mets closer Edwin Diaz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Serena Says Goodbye / Big Ten Nears Billion-Dollar Media Package

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 27:00


    Scott and Eben discuss the looming retirement of the highest-paid female athlete in history. They also discuss the Big Ten's massive next TV deal, and Endeavor's decision to sell its 10 minor league baseball franchises. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Crypto Winter Arrives for Sports / NFL's Punishment for Watson, Ross

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 27:54


    Scott and Eben discuss the NWSL's crypto partnership with now-bankrupt Voyager Digital, and what it means for the whole industry. They also discuss the latest from the NFL, including discipline for quarterback Deshaun Watson and owner Stephen Ross. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sausage Tunnels, ESPN8 and Cornhole's Commercial Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 34:18


    Scott and Eben speak with Stacey Moore, founder and commissioner of the American Cornhole League, about the sport's growth and his organization's unique business model. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Valuations Soar, Sixteen Teams Now Worth More than $4 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 35:47


    Scott and Eben chat with Sportico valuations expert Kurt Badenhausen about the latest NFL valuations. The Cowboys top the list at $7.64 billion, with the average team worth $4.14 billion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Ten Behind the Scenes, Navarro's Tennis Buy, NWSL Expansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 30:06


    Scott and Eben are joined by Sportico's Daniel Libit to discuss his new story about the tumultuous start to Kevin Warren's Big Ten tenure. They also discuss Ben Navarro's new tennis acquisition, and NWSL's looming expansion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    An NFL+ Breakdown / Wall Street Reaction to WWE Shakeup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 34:44


    Scott and Eben discuss the formal launch of NFL+, a streaming service that will please some football fans and be irrelevant to others. They also talk Green Bay Packers finances, WWE's shakeup, and an interesting trademark battle with vast consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    J-Rod's Home Run Derby Breakout, Raiders Ticket Bonanza

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 32:38


    Scott and Eben discuss Julio Rodriguez's star turn at the MLB Home Run Derby, plus the NFL's most successful ticket sellers, and a major milestone for esports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Earned Record $11 Billion in Shared Revenue, ESPN+ Price Jumps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 30:27


    Scott and Eben break down the latest insight into the NFL's multi-billion dollar empire. They also discuss the looming ESPN+ price hike, and Juan Soto turning down a $440 million contract. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fanatics and Nike Draw Closer / Apple's MLS Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 28:40


    Scott and Eben discuss a new partnership between Fanatics and Nike in college sports. They also discuss Apple's live sports strategy, the LIV Golf latest, and the NBA's decision to fund payments for ABA players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Condoleezza Rice Joins Broncos Ownership / UEFA Rights Shootout

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 26:46


    Scott and Jacob Feldman discuss why the former secretary of state would want to become a limited partner in Denver, and what it might mean for her future in sports (is she still eyeing a commissioner gig?). They also discuss the wide field expected to bid record amounts for Champions League media rights, YES Network's app experimentation, and Dan Snyder's ongoing battle with Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Next College Football Domino Falls / The Future of Player Data

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 28:53


    Scott and Jacob Feldman discuss USC and UCLA's move to the Big 10, and who could join next. They also discuss the NFLPA's biometric data play; ownership updates for the Warriors, Trail Blazers, and Seahawks; a PR debacle in Dallas; and the strange case of the peanut pitcher put on pause. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ‘Where's Moose Jaw?' 30 Years of Team Sales with Sal Galatioto

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 34:21


    Scott and Eben are joined by long-time sports banker Sal Galatioto to discuss his career, which includes dozens of team transactions in every major U.S. sport. Galatioto tells stories about some of the sports world's biggest investors, including George Steinbrenner, Dan Snyder, and Tom Ricketts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Deshaun Watson Awaits NFL Punishment, NBA Channels Pokemon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 30:45


    Scott and Eben discuss the latest in the ongoing Deshaun Watson saga. They also talk about a new NBA video game, and the first year of the NIL Era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stan Kroenke's Year of Titles / F1 Stays on ESPN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:52


    Scott and Eben discuss Stan Kroenke's historic few months, becoming the first owner to win both a Super Bowl (Rams) and another major U.S. title (Avalanche) in the same year. They also discuss ESPN extending F1, Roger Goodell's day in Washington, and the sale of Deltatre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What the ‘Bear Market' Means For Sports Teams and Fans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:21


    Eben is joined by Sportico colleague Jacob Feldman to discuss how the recent economic downturn affect sports owners, teams and fans. They also talk about changes in digital media, and a weird F1 anomaly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nashville Predators Sale Looms, MLS Inks Big Apple Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 30:05


    Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam is buying the NHL's Nashville Predators, while MLS inks a long-term broadcast deal with Apple, and PointsBet lands a $65 million investment from a big name in trading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Unfinished Business: Women's Hoops Doc Details WNBA History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 39:04


    Scott and Eben speak with sports owner Clara Wu Tsai and filmmaker Alison Klayman about their new documentary “Unfinished Business,” which details the history of the WNBA through the lens of the New York Liberty, which the Tsais purchased in 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Cricket's Billion-Dollar Media Deals / Del Rio's $100,000 Fine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 27:20


    Scott and Eben discuss the Indian Premier League's new round of billion-dollar media rights. They also discuss Jack Del Rio's $100,000 fine, the LIV Golf latest, and an NBA business venture in China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Rob Walton to Buy Broncos in $4.6 Billion Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 27:31


    Scott and Eben discuss the sale of the Denver Broncos, to Rob Walton, for a record $4.6 billion. They also talk about the latest in professional golf's upheaval. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Broncos Bids Are Due, Trail Blazers Might Be Next

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 28:09


    The second round of bidding for the Denver Broncos concluded on Monday evening. Plus a $2+ billion offer for the Portland Trail Blazers, a $3 billion valuation for HBSE, and the latest in the pro golf shakeup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Golf's Rubicon Moment Arrives / SeatGeek SPAC Deal Dissolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 28:54


    Scott and Eben discuss the latest in LIV Golf's challenge to the pro golf establishment, including Dustin Johnson's surprise move and a sponsor's reaction. They also discuss the termination of a high-profile SPAC deal, another European soccer purchase, and the latest in the Broncos sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Champions League Debacle, NBA Finals Matchup Set

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 29:11


    Scott and Eben discuss what went wrong at the Champions League final in Paris, where police used tear gas on fans and the start of the match was delayed 35 minutes. They also discuss the NBA Finals, and a new funding round for Big League Advance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    American Money Eyes Mexican Soccer, NFL Biz Latest

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 31:26


    Scott and Eben discuss another potential U.S. investment into Mexican soccer. They also talk about the quirks of the All-NBA vote, and some NFL business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Longest-Tenured U.S. Commissioner Getting Extension, MLS Keeps Mexican Business

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 27:29


    Scott and Eben discuss a looming extension for Gary Bettman, who's run the NHL for the past 30 years. They also discuss the relationship between MLS and the Mexican national soccer teams, and the XFL's new ESPN deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Soccer's New Economics, Plus Latest on NCAA's Finances, Brittney Griner

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 31:41


    Eben and Sportico reporter Emily Caron discuss the new U.S. soccer labor peace, which will see the men's and women's national teams paid equally. They also discuss the latest with Brittney Griner's detention, and with the NCAA.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sports SPACs Dry Up, Apollo Mulls $1+ Billion Mexican Soccer Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 32:35


    Eben is joined by Sportico's Corey Leff to discuss the ice cold SPAC market, the innovation underway at lower tier leagues, and a $1.25 billion investment proposal from Apollo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    LeBron James Tops Highest Paid Athletes as Star-Backed Ventures Soar

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:47


    Scott and Eben are joined by Sportico valuations expert Kurt Badenhausen to break down the 100 highest paid athletes in the world. LeBron James is first at $127 million, followed by soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chelsea Sells for $3.1 Billion / Magic Joins Broncos Bidding

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 26:25


    Scott and Eben discuss the sale of English soccer giant Chelsea, one of the most expensive transactions in sports franchise history. They also talk about the F1 race in Miami, and the latest in the sale of the Denver Broncos, which will almost certainly fetch more than Chelsea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How F1 Became an Overnight Sensation in America

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 29:21


    Eben and Sportico reporter Asli Pelit discuss the Formula 1 race this weekend in Miami, and how new ownership transformed the sport's popularity in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    College Sports Confronts “Runaway Train” of Reform

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 31:59


    Eben and Sportico reporter Daniel Libit discuss the upheaval currently underway in college sports, including new rights for athletes, state laws, anti-trust lawsuits, and a big job opening at the NCAA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Military Mulls College Sports Takeover, Mark Emmert Steps Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 26:28


    Scott and Eben discuss a recent Sportico story about a proposal for the Department of Defense to fund athletic scholarships for tens of thousands of students in exchange for military service. They also talk about Mark Emmert's surprise decision to step down, Elon Musk's Twitter purchase and the Super Bowl champions on a real estate binge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chelsea Sale Winds Down, Arctos Hits $3.9 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 26:54


    Scott and Eben talk about the Chelsea sale, which now includes Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton and John Terry. They also discuss the Arctos Sports Partners war chest and Netflix's bad week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Yankees President Break Down MLB Team's $7 Billion Business Empire

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 29:04


    Scott and Eben speak with New York Yankees president Randy Levine about the team's recent $7 billion valuations, its non-baseball business, and why the team is staying away from private equity money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Five Broncos Bidders Reach Next Round / USFL Debuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 31:48


    Scott and Eben discuss the latest in the sale of the Denver Broncos, plus the USFL's debut weekend, the Chelsea sale, and Syracuse University renaming its iconic Carrier Dome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    New Franchise Valuations and the Commanders Controversy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 30:56


    Scott's back from vacation to talk about the new valuations for all the sports teams and which MLB team has the most valuable sports franchise in the world. They also discuss the controversy surrounding Dan Snyder's Commanders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Scottie Scheffler's Meteoric Rise / Why Baseball Looks Different on TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 29:30


    Eben is joined by Jacob Feldman to discuss The Masters, Apple's entry into live sports, and how tech is changing the way we watch sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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