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357. Darren Rovell, Action Network
Sports business reporter Darren Rovell works for the Action Network, an online gambling website, as well as takes part in collecting and other entrepreneurial ventures. He was one of the first journalists to join Twitter and has amassed 2 million Twitter followers. He successfully held two stints at ESPN and worked for CNBC & the NBC Sports Network in between.
In this episode, Rovell explains his desire to be relevant, his start on social media, and his views on the ever-changing sports landscape. He discussed his start in journalism, and how he carved out a niche by covering sports business.
356. 2022 US Open (Golf) Recap with SI.com's Bob Harig
SI.com golf writer Bob Harig rejoined the podcast to discuss the results of the 2022 US Open in Brookline, Mass. At the Open, England's Matt Fitzpatrick won by 1 stroke over Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler for his first major title. The tournament took a turn on a wild 3rd round where the weather wreaked havoc on many scorecards.
Overshadowing the conversation surrounding golf is the talk about the new LIV Tournament. Harig discusses the recent slew of golfers who have left the PGA to join LIV and the backlash they face. There is a discussion about the golf communities vilifying the golfers who join, and the moral ramifications of doing so.
Harig's new book is entitled Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry. Order Tiger & Phil here: https://amzn.to/3vfIaxA
Follow Bob on social media: @BobHarig.
355. Sandy Clough, 104.3FM The FAN (Denver)
For nearly 30 years, Sandy Clough has ruled the sports radio airwaves in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado. Known for his strong opinions and incredible preparation, Clough has given his opinions first at KOA, and then, at KKFN, The Fan in Denver. He's also done TV and has covered some iconic moments in Denver's sports history. He covered John Elway's entire career and saw the city add two new sports teams, the Colorado Rockies, and the Colorado Avalanche.
Clough was a mentor to Seth during the years of 1996 to 1998 when Seth worked for the FAN in Denver. There, they saw the Broncos' first Super Bowl title.
In this episode, Clough explains his approach to sports radio. They also discuss Russell Wilson's arrival in Denver, the Avalanche Stanley Cup Playoff Run, and get into a debate on the validity of the LIV Golf controversy.
Sandy also explains his reasoning for not having any social media of any kind.
354. Sports Business: Streaming Sports, Team Values, LIV Golf
This episode covers various sports business topics with Dan Kaplan, Senior Writer for Sports Business at the Athletic. Kaplan spent 21 years at SportsBusiness Journal, helping create before the magazine even launched the leading industry publication for sports business news. He left in May 2019 to join The Athletic's sports business group.
Topics on this show include: 1) NESN recently announced a new standalone streaming app that fans can purchase without a cable subscription. Still, VPNs and other technologies can make the games available without needing to subscribe. (5:01)
2) Team valuations continue to skyrocket even when that team or sport is not thriving. (18:32)
3) LIV Golf launches this weekend. Will the PGA ban players who participate? Will Golfers and/or fans stay away because it is funded by Saudi Arabian interests? (25:49)
Follow Dan Kaplan on social media @KaplanSportsBiz.
353. Ed Coleman (WFAN)
Recently retired longtime WFAN Mets reporter Ed Coleman was honored by the New York Mets on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 for his over 20 years hosting Mets pre and post-game shows on WFAN and WCBS. Coleman began covering the Mets for WFAN in 1993, before retiring this offseason. “Eddie C” is an original member of WFAN since its inception in July 1987. He served as a talk show host (notably with both Dave Sims and Mike Francesa) before transitioning to the Mets beat.
In this episode, Coleman explained his recent decision to retire from covering the Mets. He reveled in the stories from his time at both Shea Stadium and Citi Field. He also talked about the changes he's seen firsthand in the game of baseball. Overall, Ed talked about the many managers he covered, and so many of the players he dealt with during his time with the Mets.
352. "Mr. Devil" Ken Daneyko
Ken Daneyko is the New Jersey Devils franchise leader in games played and penalty minutes. He was drafted before the team that moved from Colorado had a name. Now, he is a broadcaster for Devils telecasts on MSG Network as well as an analyst for NHL Network. He is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion and had his #3 retired by the franchise.
In this episode, he talked in great detail about his transition from playing to being a broadcaster. He discussed the 2003 Stanley Cup Game 7 victory, which turned out to be his last game. He also talked about the rivalries he loved, the passion he still has for the game, and his relationship with Devils fans.
Daneyko also addressed his partner on Devils games Steve Cangialosi stepping down after the 21-22 season. He also gave insight on the ceiling for young phenom Jack Hughes, on just how good the young superstar can actually be.
Follow Mr. Devil on social media @KenDaneykoMSG.
The interviewer is pretty terrible at his job
I just listened to the TMAC interview after I saw the teaser on youtube and I was really impressed
The interview quality can be a little all over the place but the guests are consistently sensational