Sports business is facing new global economic, political, and cultural changes. Unpacks is a new series from Sports Business Journal that analyzes how current trends are impacting sports business. Listen as SBJ editors and special guests provide trusted insights to help you navigate these dynamic, complex situations.
SBJ Unpacks: Ben Sutton and George Pyne
25:36Two college football insiders, Teall Capital’s Ben Sutton and Bruin Capital’s George Pyne, discuss the College Football Playoff expansion, driving more value from the championship game and the future of bowl games in this game day edition of the SBJ Unpacks podcast.
SBJ Unpacks: Chris Long
30:432-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long chats with SBJ’s Ben Fischer about life after football. We hear about his transition from chasing quarterbacks to pursuing media opportunities including a new podcast and much more.
SBJ Unpacks: Zach Maurides
31:57Zach Maurides infamously started his business called Teamworks in a Duke University classroom when he was a student. Now, the Chicago native’s organizational and communications platform is used by more than 1,000 college teams and the recent acquisitions of INFLCR and Notemeal have broadened the company into new areas of growth. In this edition of the SBJ Unpacks podcast, Michael Smith talks to Maurides about what has driven him as an entrepreneur and founder, the future of name, image and likeness and what convinced him to commit to Duke as a football recruit on his first college visit.
SBJ Unpacks: AXS Chief Product Officer Michael Rojas and YellowHeart founder and CEO Josh Katz
32:07AXS Chief Product Officer Michael Rojas and YellowHeart founder and CEO Josh Katz joined SBJ’s Bret McCormick to discuss blockchain’s potential impact on the ticketing and sports industries. The free-flowing conversation occurred at the AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises and Ticketing symposium in Las Vegas in late September.
SBJ Unpacks: Lindsay Arell
31:11Aptim Director of Sustainability Lindsay Arell joined the Sports Business Journal’s Bret McCormick on the Unpacks podcast to discuss the Sustainable Sport Index, a new report she co-authored looking at the industry’s efforts in sustainability, health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion. Arell talked about the report’s results, including novel findings like 53% of the responding teams allow free water bottle refill in their venue, or that only 18% of the respondents have a devoted sustainability coordinator. And she touched on the report’s shortcomings, including areas where she and her co-authors intend to make improvements in what they’re planning to be an annual effort. The report is available for free download at sustainablesportindex.com.
SBJ Unpacks: Larry Lucchino
19:26Longtime sports business leader and innovator Larry Lucchino, a member of the 2021 class of SBJ’s Champions, talks with Senior Writer Bill King about developing new stadiums, why he insisted on being a part of both the business and the baseball sides, and breaking the curse of the Bambino.
SBJ Unpacks: Lauren Flanagan
13:43Theorycraft co-founder Lauren Flanagan joins The Esport Observer's Kevin Hitt to discuss OneTeam Partners' acquisition of her organization and what is next for Theorycraft
SBJ Unpacks: Gerry Marzorati
26:17Author Gerry Marzorati joins SBJ’s Bret McCormick to talk about his new book, “Seeing Serena,” and how his approach may be the future of sports writing.
SBJ Unpacks: Wasserman's Elizabeth Lindsey and Jason Ranne
26:29Wasserman's Elizabeth Lindsey and Jason Ranne stop by to talk about the company's new music venture with SBJ's Chris Smith.