Marchand and Ourand Ep. 38: Amazon vs. Apple, Ryan Fitzpatrick and more
Andrew Marchand and John Ourand go deep about the future of sports media in light of the Apple-MLS deal, as both have extensively researched and reported on the subject.
Cubs' Tom Ricketts on jersey patches, betting and more
Chicago Cubs owner and chairman Tom Ricketts talked about jersey-patch revenue, sports betting and media rights in a wide-ranging interview to open the 2022 SBJ Brand Innovation Summit in Chicago. SBJ’s Abe Madkour conducted the interview.
Ourand and Prisbell: Will dramatic moves pay off for LIV Golf?
With the signing of Phil Mickelson and several others, plus the USGA’s announcement that the U.S. Open will welcome PGA Tour defectors, SBJ’s John Ourand and Eric Prisbell look at how LIV Golf is doing as it launches its first event.
USATF’s Max Siegel: It’s a lifestyle, not a job
USATF Max Siegel said giving athletes access to leadership has been a key to success on both the commercial and competition sides during his 10-year tenure.
Marchand/Ourand Ep. 36: LIV Golf, Big Ten rights and C.J. McCollum
LIV Golf’s opening weekend is the top topic, with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand debating the tour’s media future. The two also dive into the latest with Big Ten rights, and interview Pelicans guard C.J. McCollum.
SBJ Spotlight: Bill Hancock
CFP Exec Dir Bill Hancock sits with SBJ's Austin Karp to discuss the future of the playoff long-term, working with commissioners and what to expect with the CFP title game this upcoming season at SoFi Stadium.
Marchand and Ourand Ep. 37
TikTok’s threat to traditional sports media
SBJ's John Ourand and Recode's Peter Kafka discuss how tech companies are consumed with finding ways to compete with TikTok, almost no one in conventional media “spends any time talking about it”
Sports ratings: Field of Dreams down, but KayRod and WNBA up
Abe Madkour and Austin Karp look at the numbers from the Field of Dreams game and how Derek Jeter delivered for the KayRod telecast on ESPN. Also: WNBA playoffs expectations, PGA Tour/FedEx Cup push, and Amazon's Nielsen-rated coverage.
SBJ Spotlight Predicting which U.S. cities will host World Cup matches
SBJ Spotlight Mike Grier
San Jose Sharks GM Mike Grier spoke with SBJ's Alex Silverman about his first few weeks on the job, including the NHL Draft and free agency. He also discussed the significance of being the first Black NHL GM and his vision for the Sharks.
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