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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.

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    • 4.1, 106 Ratings

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.

    Mike Repole Wants to Beat Gatorade and Meet the Mets

    Mike Repole Wants to Beat Gatorade and Meet the Mets

    If you made up Mike Repole's life story, folks might tell you it was a bit much. He's sold a company to Coca-Cola, owned a Breeder's Cup Champion and gone into business with the late Kobe Bryant. With that last business, BodyArmor, he's got his sights set on the dominant player in sports drinks: Gatorade. That's not all: This son of Queens is part of a group, with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, to buy the New York Mets. He talked about all of it with Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch and Michael Barr (who elicited a stunning stat about the cash machine that is a championship race horse).

    • 32 min
    The Rock Has a Plan to Revive the XFL (Podcast)

    The Rock Has a Plan to Revive the XFL (Podcast)

    He's been a college football player, a professional wrestler, a movie and TV star, producer and entrepreneur. Now Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can add "league owner" to his resume, with his purchase of the assets of the XFL. He and his partners will try to pull off what his old boss Vince McMahon couldn't, and stand up a successful non-NFL pro football league. Jason Kelly, Mike Lynch and Michael Barr break down the challenge ahead, and chat about what they watched over the first real weekend of live sports in months.

    • 12 min
    How to Build a New Arena (Or Six) Amid a Pandemic (Podcast)

    How to Build a New Arena (Or Six) Amid a Pandemic (Podcast)

    Tim Leiweke's the go-to guy when it comes to the modern sports arena. The former CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and AEG, he's in the midst of massive projects from Milan to Long Island to Seattle. Leiweke joins Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to break down some of the cutting edge mobile technology he's bringing to the New York Islanders's newly named UBS arena, negotiating the needs of Jeff Bezos in Seattle, and how he's able to work his magic using nothing but private funding.

    • 44 min
    The Future Of Bookmaking With FanDuel's CEO Matt King

    The Future Of Bookmaking With FanDuel's CEO Matt King

    We may have booked one of Michael Barr's favorite guests in the world… no it's not Barry Sanders…. It's FanDuel CEO Matthew King! On today's podcast, Barr, Jason Kelly and Mike Lynch break down the current state of sports betting in a Covid-19 world, the strength of their casino business and the future of expansion as states and municipalities look to generate revenue.

    • 26 min
    A Red Sox Legend's Perspective on Opening Day

    A Red Sox Legend's Perspective on Opening Day

    As the Miami Marlins Covid-19 news broke this morning Jason, Mike and Lynchie had an opportunity sit down with Legendary Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione. Initially our interview was planned to be a reflection on opening weekend, we quickly pivoted and dove right into the headlines as they hit the wire. We chatted about the effect the positive test results will have on the season and what its like calling a game in an empty ballpark.

    • 26 min
    Who Knew You Could Insure a Championship? (Podcast)

    Who Knew You Could Insure a Championship? (Podcast)

    NBA general counsel, USA Basketball President, WNBA President, Women's Basketball Hall Of Famer…. You may need a resume this deep to manage an NCAA power conference through a pandemic. Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman joins Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch to discuss Covid-19's impact on the legendary basketball league, how a unique insurance policy helped solidify the conference's financials and when we might see Jason's Hoyas back on the hardwood.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Eli1017 ,

Like the new two man format

Love the new two man format with Barr and Eben. Both guys come off very genuine and work well off each other. There seems to be no need for each guy to one up each other and they just do a great job of making this podcast a great listen.

JaManfredi ,

Change is not great

Really missing the old team. The loss of each one and total transition to this new team has been rough. Totally different show. Bigger guests but less business of sports oriented.

MRG77$ ,

Miss the old hosts

Miss the former hosts. They stuck to the business of sports, which is why we are here. Hopefully, the new hosts can get back to that topic and leave the politics for another forum.

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