Episode 37: Jon Wilner, Mercury News/Pac-12 Hotline


The Pac-12 Hotline’s Jon Wilner joined the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion on his work, the recent college football season and the sports business landscape in the Pac-12.

Topics discussed include:

— What Jon’s interested in and how Jon handles the workload

— How social media has changed Jon’s workflow

— Scheduling of Pac-12 conference championship on Friday nights

— Jon gets on the soapbox about Saturday road games followed by Friday night road games

— The Herm Edwards Experience

— Jon having votes in AP’s college football and men’s college basketball top 25 polls

— How Jon feels about the four teams in the college football playoffs (Jon had Ohio State 4th)

— Most frustrating aspect of being a Heisman voter

— Jon’s thoughts on the discussions between Disney and Fox that now reportedly include the regional Fox Sports networks

I’ve been reading Jon’s work for years and it was a lot of fun to finally talk to him.

You can find him on Twitter @WilnerHotline and find his work at the Pac-12 Hotline (http://www.mercurynews.com/tag/pac-12-hotline/)

I’ve started a daily-ish newsletter in addition to the podcast. 

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