Jason Kelly, Michael Barr 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.
The Booming Business of Youth Sports, A-Rod and Tiger's Power
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.
Ndamukong Suh Has Massive Ambitions for "Suh Inc."
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.
Wertheim is Glad to be Along for the Sports Media Ride
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.
Michael McDowell is Your Daytona 500 Champion
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.
Pau Gasol Has Innovation and Well-Being on His Mind
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.
Steve Phelps is Accelerating the Evolution of NASCAR
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.