Jason Kelly and Michael Barr 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.
Wale Ogunleye Has a Plan to Make Players Smart about Money (Podcast)
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.
Fantasy Football Week 13: The push for the playoffs (Podcast)
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.
Hyperice Looks to Build a New Category Around Recovery
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.
Baron Davis has a Business Blueprint for Athletes
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.
Fantasy Football Week 12: Ready for Football Turkey?
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!
Only a Pandemic Could Take Down the Boston Marathon (Podcast)
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.