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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 back-page entertainment. The show explains the money behind the final score.

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 back-page entertainment. The show explains the money behind the final score.
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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 back-page entertainment. The show explains the money behind the final score.

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Episodes

Billion-Dollar NBA Video Game; $350 Nike Sneakers

1/16/2019
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the National Basketball Association's billion-dollar deal with Take-Two, securing the star power of LeBron James and others in the popular sports video game. The deal allows Take-Two's 2K studio to continue making its NBA 2K video game. Also discussed is Nike's new sneaker, unveiled earlier this week, that tracks performance in real time, allowing the company to give...

Duration:00:15:44

Which Career Would You Choose? NFL Versus Baseball

1/14/2019
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the baseball versus football decision that faces Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray, who has until today to declare for the NFL draft. The Oklahoma quarterback was also drafted by the Oakland A's, who are trying to convince him to play baseball. Also discussed is the NFL's final four, which pits New England (Tom Brady) against Kansas City (Pat Mahomes) and...

Duration:00:15:53

NFL's Money Man Eyes $25 Billion Target Through Media

1/10/2019
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NFL Chief Media and Business Officer Brian Rolapp joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including how the National Football League intends to fulfill Commissioner Roger Goodell's aspiration of $25 billion in annual revenue by 2027. Rolapp also discusses the league's media strategy, which focuses on generating the biggest audience via traditional TV. He also talks about scaling media, FAANG, stadium...

Duration:00:43:06

Jerry Jones Gets a $250 Million Yacht; Tech and Sports

1/9/2019
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the Consumer Electronics Show and what new products are being touted for the world of sports. For example, Alibaba and Intel announced plans to develop the first AI-powered 3D athlete tracking technology for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond. Also talked about are the privacy issues being raised by data tracking and measurement by sports teams. Also discussed is...

Duration:00:19:52

Snoop Dogg's Marijuana Fight vs. NHL's Maple Leafs

1/7/2019
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including rapper Snoop Dogg's ongoing trademark fight against the parent company of the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment filed an opposition to the musician's bid to trademark Leafs By Snoop, a line of marijuana products. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has set a schedule for depositions and a possible trial in 2020 for the case....

Duration:00:15:34

Dallas Cowboys Are Doing It Best in Pro Sports

1/3/2019
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16W Marketing partner Frank Vuono joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including his time as an executive with the National Football League and how the league has grown since that time. Vuono also discusses his work with the New Orleans Saints after Hurricane Katrina and the real possibility that the team was going to relocate to San Antonio. Vuono also talks about the upstart football leagues, including...

Duration:00:35:30

Beer, Here! Get Your $26 Beer; Pulisic to Chelsea

1/2/2019
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including Qatar's implementation of a 100 percent tax on alcohol. A six-pack of beer will cost about $26. The predominantly Muslim country is preparing to host the men's soccer World Cup in 2022. Also discussed is the decision by Dick's Sporting Goods to end its partnership with the United States Olympic Committee. It comes as Team USA continues to deal with the fallout from the...

Duration:00:14:25

Pac-12 Explores Private Equity; Disney, Verizon Deal (Podcast)

12/31/2018
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Michael Barr and Scott Soshnick discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including Pac-12 Conference leadership mulling a plan that involves taking on a strategic private investor. Also discussed is a new distribution agreement struck between Verizon Communications Inc. and Walt Disney Co. Also talked about is how the National Football League's playoff schedule could affect television ratings. Hosts: Michael Barr and Scott SoshnickProducer: Colin Tipton

Duration:00:18:04

Full Price Playstations? Yup, Fiesta Bowl Gets No Deal

12/27/2018
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Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Mike Nealy joins Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the money behind college football's bowl system. Also discussed is the changing nature of college sports, which he said are operating more like professional leagues. Nealy also talks about the effect ESPN's playoff contract has had on all bowl games, including sponsorship restrictions. Nealy also touches on the gifts that bowl games...

Duration:00:30:10

The NFL's South Carolina Panthers?; NBC Sports Betting

12/26/2018
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Eben Novy-Williams and Michael Barr discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the Carolina Panthers’s plans for a new practice facility. The National Football League team is looking to build a new practice grounds and could end up in either North Carolina or South Carolina. The flexibility should give the team the leverage to negotiate a team-friendly deal for land and/or tax benefits, and free up room near its downtown Charlotte stadium for more development. Also...

Duration:00:12:49

LeBron James, Slaves and Jews; NFL Playoffs in Focus (Podcast)

12/24/2018
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including LeBron James's comments about NFL owners having a slave mentality, and his Instagram posting of offensive music lyrics about Jews. James apologized for the posting, saying he didn't mean to offend anyone. Also discussed is a look-ahead to the NFL playoff picture, which shows a number of marquee teams and players headed for the postseason. Also talked about is the Oakland...

Duration:00:00:59

Sports Betting Explosion Is Bringing the Action Here

12/20/2018
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Action Network Chief Executive Officer Patrick Keane joins Eben Novy-Williams and Scott Soshnick to discuss a host of issues related to the burgeoning business of sports gambling. Founded in 2017, the Action Network hopes to be the first stop for both serious and casual bettors as they seek to read about the industry, keep track of their wagers and develop new strategies. A former board member at Bleacher Report and 20-year media veteran, Keane said he sees a future where Action Network is a...

Duration:00:37:42

Red Sox Owner Goes Car Shopping; New Fox Bets on NFL and Sports

12/19/2018
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Eben Novy-Williams and Scott Soshnick discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the Bloomberg News report that said Boston Red Sox owner John Henry is contemplating an investment in Nascar. Henry already owns half of Roush Fenway Racing. Also discussed is the strategy being employed by what's known as New Fox, which is charting a new course after a blockbuster deal with Walt Disney Co. New Fox is focusing on live TV, which stresses sports and news, including the...

Duration:00:11:45

Knicks Aren't For Sale; The Ugly Truth of Stadium Food

12/17/2018
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Eben Novy-Williams and Scott Soshnick discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including New York Knicks Owner Jim Dolan’s recent comments about the possibility of selling the team. Dolan said that he’d received "feelers" in the $5 billion range, comments that sent MSG stock up early Monday morning. Also discussed is the conflicting comments from Phoenix about whether the city’s NBA team is threatening to leave if it doesn’t reach an agreement for a new arena. News reports...

Duration:00:14:50

Pat Mahomes' `Patty Flakes' Coming to Your Cereal Bowl (Podcast)

12/13/2018
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Player agent Leigh Steinberg joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including how the industry has changed since he represented National Football League superstars like Troy Aikman and Steve Young. Steinberg also talks about how he prepares clients for life in professional sports, and how he approaches endorsement opportunities. Steinberg also touches on his current superstar client, Kansas City Chief...

Duration:00:33:31

Sex Abuse Report Lambasts USOC Leaders; Raiders Sued

12/12/2018
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the outside report that blasted the USOC's handling of the gymnastics sex abuse case involving Larry Nassar. Also discussed is the American Athletic Conference's decision to ask its member schools to sign what's called a ``grant-of-rights'' agreement that theoretically would lock them into the conference for the length of the next media rights deal. It's a way for the...

Duration:00:11:14

Lance Armstrong Hits on Uber; MLB Takes on 60 Minutes

12/10/2018
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including Lance Armstrong's investment in Uber. An investment in a venture capital fund that bought into Uber has proved a lifeline for the disgraced cyclist. Armstrong's $100,000 investment has made him about $20 million, according to calculations by Bloomberg. Also discussed is Major League Baseball's decision to move up the start time of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, which will...

Duration:00:11:14

Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan Helped Shape the XFL

12/6/2018
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XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including what it has been like to build a professional sports league from scratch. The XFL earlier this week announced its cities and venues -- just a part of what it'll take to build a spring football league. Also discussed is the rebooted league's broadcast media plan, which will be announced soon, how it's using junior college players to...

Duration:00:34:14

Investing in Athletes; Investment from Athletes

12/5/2018
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including Steph Curry’s new investment in Toronto-based startup SnapTravel. The two-time NBA MVP is looking to make 8-12 investments a year through his SC30 Inc., primarily in tech and media. Also discussed on the podcast is Home Court Capital’s $150 million fund that will invest in early-career athletes, and the NHL’s decision to put its 32nd franchise in Seattle. Hosts: Scott...

Duration:00:16:06

The NFL’s Kareem Hunt Problem; Fanduel Pays Bets Early

12/3/2018
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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including the release and pending suspension of former Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt. A surveillance video released a few days ago shows Hunt pushing and kicking a young woman in a Cleveland hotel, and the fallout has draw comparisons to the NFL’s mishandling of a similar incident involving Ray Rice back in 2014. Also discussed on the podcast is Fanduel’s...

Duration:00:14:50