Episodes
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Jonathan Soros, co-founder of Athletes Unlimited, a growing network of professional sports leagues for women that recently gained $30 million in funding. Soros discusses how they're planning to serve athletes and fans that tend to be overlooked, and their unique model that gives athletes a voice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/30/22
It's New York Yankees President Randy Levine on the Business of Sports. Join hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower as they have a wide-ranging conversation with Levine on Judge's historic home run chase and looming contract negotiation, his thoughts on the future of baseball and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/29/22
Published 09/29/22
It's the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Football Podcast. As the NFL season heads into Week 4, hosts Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman recap Week 3 and make their picks for Week 4. They discuss some underperforming position groups, and how some teams might respond to big Week 3 injuries. Plus, which QBs could be the real deal and who you should be looking to dump. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/28/22
Host Scarlet Fu, joined by Bloomberg Deals reporter Kamaron Leach, speak with Indianapolis Colts Owner/CEO Jim Irsay on topics ranging from his family's Mental Health Awareness fundraiser "Kicking the Stigma", the changing Media Rights landscape for live sports, and business challenges an NFL owner faces with their team.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/26/22
Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu are joined by Bloomberg Deals reporter Kamaron Leach to discuss the announcement of Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver selling his stake in the teams after an investigation found a history of using racist slurs and harassing female employees and what's next for Sarver and the Suns Organization  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/22/22
It's the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Football Podcast. As the NFL season heads into Week 3, hosts Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman recap Week 2, and make their picks for Week 3, including some buy low sleepers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/21/22
Walk for a bit around UCLA's campus with quarterback Chase Griffin and you'll almost certainly hear him called by his nickname: "President Chase." While he doesn't start, Griffin's garnered a national profile, mostly for his deal-making prowess and his head coach is among those predicting he could hold high office one day, or run a massive company. The former Texas high school standout has inked sponsorships with Degree, LinkedIn, Boost Mobile and others -- about 20 deals to date. His base at...
Published 09/20/22
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Bloomberg Finance Reporter Jenny Surane to discuss the growing pressure the NBA is facing to remove Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver after an investigation found a history of using racist slurs and harassing female employees. Surane reports that PayPal, a key Suns sponsor, could end the relationship if Sarver isn't removed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/19/22
Dick Ebersol, former NBC Sports chairman, co-creator of Saturday Night Live and creator of Sunday Night Football joins hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower to talk about his new book, "From Saturday Night to Sunday Night", and he shares his thoughts on the current sports media landscape. Plus, Bloomberg's Gerry Smith joins to talk about the massive Amazon Prime/NFL Thursday Night Football deal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/15/22
The Business of Sports Fantasy Football podcast featuring Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman as they preview the upcoming NFL week, talk about the players and games they're looking forward to in Week 2, and give a few predictions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/14/22
Azzi Fudd's building an empire that until last year was completely against the rules. The 19-year-old University of Connecticut basketball star has an enviable platform to take advantage of a long-awaited and seismic change for college athletes: Getting paid for use of their name, image and likeness. Fudd has been among the most successful in drawing endorsements, from the likes of Chipotle, American Eagle and Steph Curry's SC30 brand. For the latest installment in our "Athlete|Empire"...
Published 09/13/22
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Bloomberg News Senior reporter Gillian Tan on an upcoming wrap of who on Wall Street attended the US Open plus reactions to the championship matches.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/12/22
Hosts Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower speak with former MLB pitcher turned JL Strategic Wealth Management Founder Jacob Turner on how athletes can better manage their wealth See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/08/22
The Business of Sports Fantasy Football podcast is back. Join hosts Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman as they preview the upcoming season, talk about the players and games they're looking forward to in Week 1, and give a few predictions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/07/22
The US Tennis Association is expecting to generate over $50 million in revenue during this year's US Open. A combination of new ticket packages, exclusive experiences and special corporate packages take the action beyond the courts. Host Michael Barr presents a conversation the Bloomberg Businessweek team had with USTA Chief Commercial Officer Kirsten Corio live from the Open, then speaks with Bloomberg Senior Reporter Gillian Tan about what sets this year's US Open apart. See...
Published 09/05/22
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by NBC Sunday Night Football Lead Game Analyst Cris Collinsworth to preview the NFL season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/02/22
Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu present a conversation Scarlet had with soccer champions Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, discussing their careers, their roles as adoptive mothers and their advocacy work for maternal health, the LGBTQ community and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/31/22
HBCU football teams are getting a rare opportunity to play in games against major NCAA football powerhouses in two early season matchups. Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu welcome Bloomberg's Janet Lorin to discuss the pros and cons these games have for HBCUs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/29/22
In the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Projects and Investigations Reporter Peter Robison details a new partnership between DraftKings and the MLB's Chicago Cubs. The two plan to build a new sportsbook right outside of Wrigley Field, in a move they hope will be mutually beneficial. Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu welcome Robison on the show to discuss the partnership, and what it could mean for the future of sports betting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/25/22
This year's US Open Tennis Championship marks the 25th anniversary of the world's largest tennis venue, Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens. Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Sid Davidoff, founding partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, to talk about his role in getting the stadium built, and the incredible economic impact it has on the NYC area. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/24/22
As of this month, around $15 billion worth of deals for major sports teams have been completed this year - more than any other year on record. With more deals in the works, including potentially for Manchester United, hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Bloomberg Quicktake Correspondent Alex Webb to discuss how to value a sports team, and why European soccer club valuations are so much different from NFL team valuations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 08/22/22
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower talk over the massive new seven-year TV broadcast rights deal the Big Ten struck with Fox, CBS and NBC and what it means for the media landscape of college football. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/18/22
Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu are joined by Action Networks CEO Patrick Keane to discuss the growth of US sports betting and how companies like his are rising to meet the needs of this evolving market with new innovations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/17/22
John Textor is looking transform the landscape of global football. Over the past year, he's acquired stakes in soccer teams from London to Rio de Janeiro. So why is he building this football empire? Bloomberg's David Hellier joins Scarlet Fu and Michael Barr to explain on today's Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/15/22