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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Episode 63: Ryan Glasspiegel, The Big Lead

August 14, 2018

  Ryan was back on the podcast to help me shake off the rust. He tried! We mostly chatted about our media habits but we veered into HIGH NOON moving to 4pm; some of the OTT services like ESPN+ & DAZN, Ryan sang the praises of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and I ranted incoherently about why there’s no standard Nielsen measurement across all audio & video on the Internet like…

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Episode 62: The “where’s the podcast?” podcast

August 3, 2018

Technical difficulties: please stand by. The podcast will return in late August. https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WTPP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

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Episode 61: Cassidy Hubbarth, ESPN

June 15, 2018

It was great to chat with ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth. We talked NBA free agency, LeBron, NBA Draft/free agency, NBA Summer League, behind the scenes production vs. being on-air, SportsCenter for SnapChat. how important social media (Twitter in particular) has been to Cassidy’s career, and how to get more people watching the WNBA. Cassidy on Twitter: @CassidyHubbarth     https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Cassidy-Hubbarth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google…

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Episode 60: Scooter Vertino, SVP, Programming & Production at Turner Sports

June 6, 2018

  It was great to have Scooter back on the podcast. We covered a range of NBA production-related topics (relationships with talent, dealing with real-time Internet feedback, are they doing anything special for the small and more), TNT’s great playoff ratings, NBA finals fatigue/dream matchups, what to look for in the NBA summer league and more.   https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scooter-Vertino-060518.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google…

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Episode 59: Peter Schrager, “Good Morning Football”

May 30, 2018

It’s always a blast to catch up with Fox Sports’ and NFL Networks’ Peter Schrager.  Topics discussed include: GMFB’s new digs in Time Square, GMFB ratings, and GMFB getting some love. We also chatted NBA vs. NFL, Bryan Colangelo’s Twitter burner accounts and some of Peter’s TV viewing habits. Schrags also gave his three biggest NFL storylines to keep an eye on before the season starts. Peter Schrager on Twitter…

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Episode 58: Joe Ovies, 99.9 FM The Fan in Raleigh, NC (Will driverless cars disrupt the radio business?)

May 24, 2018

  This podcast was inspired by a Richard Deitsch mailbag column on The Athletic (https://theathletic.com/365498/2018/05/23/media-mailbag-why-al-michaels-will-stick-around-the-future-of-espns-michael-smith-world-cup-in-4k-and-more/) that included a great question from Gil Gross in NY on whether young people thinking of getting into radio should be worried about driverless cars. Technology disrupting businesses is always interesting so it was great to talk to Joe Ovies who makes his living doing radio on 99.9 FM The Fan in Raleigh, NC on the…

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Episode 57: Ryan Glasspiegel & Patrick Crakes

May 9, 2018

  Ryan & Patrick together again for a podcast mostly focused on employee salaries being made public inspired by this Andrew Marchand piece in the New York Post. ( https://nypost.com/2018/05/08/why-is-espn-paying-katie-nolan-seven-figures/ ). We also talked the ESPN+ acquisition of some UFC rights and password sharing. After we taped Ryan posted Four Thoughts on Katie Nolan Making More Than a Million Dollars a Year from ESPN ( https://thebiglead.com/2018/05/09/four-thoughts-on-katie-nolan-making-more-than-a-million-a-year-from-espn/ )   https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/PCRG050918.mp3Podcast: Play in…

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