Julianne Viani-Braen joins the podcast this week to discuss working as an independent contractor with roles at ESPN, CBS, Big Ten Network, MSG, and YES Network.
We chatted about how her transition to color commentating, how she broke into the business, her workload, calling games via virtual reality, her role models, social media, and her plans moving forward.
Finally, her hobbies, interests, if she was a fighter, why she reminds me of Ronda Rousey, television talk, and she brags about her cooking.
Burack - Joe Tessitore
Joe Tessitore joins the podcast this week. We discuss Fury-Wilder II, the insane presser, how big this fight will be, the pressure of calling it, why I think it's the biggest moment of Tessitore's career, the impact of a blow-by-blow broadcaster, this is the biggest heavyweight bout since ___, most powerful person in boxing, the current state of the sport, ESPN and FOX working together, and Terence Crawford now vs. Manny Pacquiao's prime. I also ask if he expects to be back calling Monday Night Football next season.
Burack - Bob Arum
Legendary boxing promoter and CEO of Top Rank, Bob Arum joins the podcast this week. We preview Wilder-Fury II, being the first fight ever promoted during the Super Bowl, how many pay-per-view buys it will sell, working with PBC, ESPN and FOX co-branding, Top Rank moving to ESPN, big fights not being on linear television (they should be) more, how much ESPN+ hurts pay-per-view numbers, if he'd work with DAZN, Showtime's future, HBO's boxing exist, his thoughts on Anthony Joshua vs. Fury, regretting not booking Crawford-Pacquiao, why he doesn't agree with me Crawford is ducking fighters, and more.
Burack - Greg McElory
Greg McElroy, color commentator for the XFL, joins the podcast to talk about the league's coverage; how nervous he was for the Week 1; changes the broadcast team will make for Week 2; what the league needs; working with Steve Levy, Dianna Russini, and Tom Luginbill; when to go to the sidelines for access; expectations for the future; how much disparity between teams; and his opinions on television, movies, and food.
Taylor Rooks joins the podcast this week. We discuss season two of Take it There, how she got her own show, what is success, interviewing Kevin Durant, if her dream job currently exist, starting her podcast, if she is an audio editor, who needs a podcast (Hint: Beyoncé), binging a show vs. watching it weekly, what happened to Tony Soprano, if digital shows can ever eclipse television, who she looks up to, why she is mad at Game of Thrones, and more.
Adam Anshell, Managing Director of Operations for Stadium, joins the podcast this week. We discuss Stadium's Inside The Association: NBA Trade Deadline Special this Thursday, why Sinclair purchased Stadium, plans for the RSNs, capitalizing on local MLB games, if Stadium will get into gambling, the future of live sports, competing with other streaming services, who they are looking to hire, and much more.
I’d like to see the audio quality get a little better but overall this is a fun sports channel
Cedar Bridge Media has a handful of sports-related shows available, including a fantasy football podcast which is really informative.