Episode 36: College Football Ratings with SBJ’s Austin Karp & D1.Ticker’s Matt Roberts

November 30, 2017

  The person responsible for scheduling thought now would be a good time to check-in on college football ratings and that Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily’s Austin Karp & D1.Ticker’s Matt Roberts would be great to have on to talk about it. It turns out NEXT WEEK would’ve been much better and I’d fire the person responsible for scheduling but unfortunately that’s me. Austin & Matt were pretty great together…


How much bigger is ESPN than FS1? – December 2017 Cable Coverage Estimates

November 27, 2017

  **DO THESE NUMBERS INCLUDE STREAMING SERVICES LIKE SlingTV, Vue and DirecTV Now?** In the past that was a simple question to answer. The answer was “no.” Some people didn’t like it but it was simple! December was the last month that was the case though. Starting with the January estimates the answer changed to “Yes….kind of.” I applaud Nielsen for  plowing ahead though I don’t know that I’d have…


Episode 35: Kevin Wildes, VP of Original Content for NBA Studio Production at ESPN

November 15, 2017

  Right now is pretty great time for the NBA so it was a great time and a lot of fun to get to know Kevin Wildes a little bit. Kevin heads up the group that produces the “NBA Countdown” pregame and postgame shows, Rachel Nichols’ “The Jump” and “SportsNation” Topics discussed — Three women host an NBA studio show… — How fun the on and off-court NBA action is…


Episode 34: Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated

November 9, 2017

Always a pleasure to talk to Richard Deitsch who was back on the podcast for the fourth time after a somewhat prolonged absence. Topics discussed include: — Podcasting! When it comes to podcasting Richard faces some constraints that Geno Auriemma                doesn’t (Geno was the guest on the latest episode of Richard’s podcast). I was curious about how            that…


Episode 33: Matt Sarzyniak, mattsarzsports.com

November 6, 2017

  Was a pleasure to chat with all-around good guy Matt Sarzyniak who has been showing off his programming skills to compile TV listings grids for college football and men’s college basketball since 2005 (!). Topics discussed include: — how Matt launched his site/twitter feed — how Matt maintains the site — discussion on how the college football schedules are formulated and released — discussion on the men’s basketball TV…


Episode 32: Kevin Draper, New York Times

November 1, 2017

  If you’re a subscriber to this podcast odds are good that you’re a sports media enthusiast so you’re probably very familiar with Kevin Draper’s work at Deadspin and now at the New York Times. So it was a real treat for me to finally talk to Kevin and it won’t be the last time — he’s really good talking about the sports media topics. Apologies in advance: there were…