Andrew Marchand and John Ourand spend much of the pod peppering ESPN’s Burke Magnus, this week’s Big Get, with questions about the college sports landscape. Magnus discussed what happened during Big Ten media rights negotiations and how ESPN views upcoming Pac-12 and Big 12 negotiations. Magnus also discusses how ESPN plans to schedule SEC and ACC games next year and talks about the future of SEC Network and ACC Network.
Pod topics include Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s latest venture, Amazon’s failure to get Big Ten or UEFA rights and CNN’s decision to move away from media reporting. Marchand and Ourand also talk about whether Disney plans to spin off ESPN, Ted Leonsis’ purchase of NBC Sports Washington, broadcasters’ support of women’s sports, Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” debut and the Little League Classic.
Mentioned on this week’s pod: Chris Russo, Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman, Larry Jones, Andrew Fegyveresi, Brad Zager, Tom Brady, The Masked Singer, Urban Meyer, Mike McCarley, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Dick Ebersol, John Collins, Jeff Bezos, Brian Stelter, Chris Licht, John Malone, Oliver Darcy, Sean McManus, Ted Lasso, Daniel Loeb, Bob Chapek, Michael Nathanson, Bob Iger, Ted Leonsis, Zach Leonsis, Randy Levine, Kirk Herbstreit, Al Michaels, Kaylee Hartung, Fred Gaudelli, Mark Gross, Cedric Mullins, Austin Hays, Adley Rutschman, Karl Ravech, Mo’ne Davis, Meghan Ourand, Bill Simmons, David Lennon, Dave Anderson, Steve Anderson, George Bodenheimer, Dick Vitale, Burke Magnus IV, Kevin Warren, Michael Smith, John Swofford, John Wildhack, Mike Aresco, Jack Swarbrick, Jimmy Pitaro, Paul Rabil, Mike Rabil, Keyshawn Johnson, Aaron Judge, Mike Francesa
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