Episode 71: Jemele Hill

October 14, 2018

It was great to finally chat with Jemele Hill. We talked about SC6 and navigating becoming the poster children for both ESPN being too political and ESPN laying people off. We also talked SC6 ratings (Jemele has become a pretty good ratings analyst), about how the parting with ESPN really was amicable (Jemele nearly appeared on Around the Horn on her first Monday as an ex-ESPNer!) and about dealing with…

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Episode 70: Albert “Scooter” Vertino, SVP of Programming for Turner Sports

October 11, 2018

Ahead of the upcoming NBA season I thought it’d be fun to catch up with Turner Sports’ Scooter Vertino. We talked Yankees/Red Sox, Astros not getting any primetime love in the LDS, Astros/Red Sox ALCS, hiring Candace Parker, 23 years of opening night NBA double headers on TNT, this year’s opening night and the opening week slate. We talked a lot of NBA and we mostly covered topics casual NBA…

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Episode 69: Anthony Crupi, Ad Age/Phil Orlins, ESPN

September 22, 2018

  A two-fer podcast: first up is Anthony Crupi: we talk about ESPN+ hitting a million viewers, studio shows on sports nets, out of home viewing and the late national windows on FOX & CBS and how both are bigger than Sunday Night Football and some of Crupi’s gambling picks. After Crupi is a chat with Phil Orlins who heads up MLB production for ESPN. We talked about MLB production…

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Episode 68: Anthony Crupi, Advertising Age

September 15, 2018

Anthony Crupi back by popular demand!  We talked Alliance of American Football, NFL ratings, tales from the sad salad (the “power salad” wasn’t sad, but…) Crupi’s gambling picks for this weekend and more. Anthony on Twitter: @CrupiCrupiCrupi Anthony’s Story Archive on Ad Age: https://adage.com/author/anthony-crupi/6509 https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Crupi091318.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

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Episode 67: John Ourand & Richard Deitsch

September 7, 2018

I’d never had Richard & John on together and it was as much fun as I’d hoped it would be! We went deep on the single data point (the overnight rating for Falcons/Eagles) of NFL ratings available when we taped. We also discussed the ratings landscape and how ratings can/should be viewed through the season. We also talked about the rights landscape for the next round of NFL rights and…

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Episode 66: Jeff Pearlman, best-selling author

September 4, 2018

It was a pleasure to chat with Jeff Pearlman about his upcoming book: Football for a Buck: the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL. We talked about the book, a bit about his process and some sports media topics. I’ll just tease it this way: anytime I can have a guest on who wrote a book that Lenny Dykstra hated and Ron Darling loved* you should probably listen…

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Episode 65: Jason Coyle, CEO, Stadium

August 23, 2018

  Stadium just celebrated its first birthday and had a lot going on in year one. I had a lot of fun talking to Stadium CEO, Jason Coyle about distribution, media rights, Stadium’s partnerships with Facebook and Twitch, free over-the-air TV, on-air talent gambling and more. Will Stadium be a part of a bid for the RSNs? Even some Lane Kiffen. Jason on Twitter: @jascoyle Stadium on the web: https://watchstadium.com/ Stadium on…

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Episode 64: James Andrew Miller

August 20, 2018

  Jim and I talked his podcast Origins of a Champion: Nick Saban & Alabama’s Crimson Tide. Nick Saban has a heart of gold and Lane Kiffin is very compelling and I’m fascinated by the idea of the pressure cooker environment at Alabama. We spent some time on that and plenty of time talking about how the podcast didn’t wind up being just about Alabama football. Near the end we…

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