Ryan Glasspiegel of the New York Post is here, following an avalanche of NBA and ESPNbusiness news. In this episode, we attempt to separate real from rumor, possibility from wishcasting. I believe we succeeded in yet another informative and entertaining podcast.
Topics include but aren’t limited to…
Amazon with a Thursday NBA package? (2:00)
Is this an appealing option to anyone outside the NBA?
Is the NBA going to cash out and get the last helicopter out of Saigon? (7:00)
Talking about the sports TV business environment
Will Commenter JF be the Michael Burry of the NBA’s collapse?
What if ESPN just let NBA rights expire? (20:00)
Would ESPN save money overall if they let the NBA go?
Dave Portnoy vs. the New York Times (22:50)
Portnoy going on an offensive in anticipation of an NYT hit piece
NYT’s Israel reporting and Portnoy’s critiques
Portnoy’s “normal people political instincts”
Israel/Hamas in the journalistic and campus institutions vs. public opinion
Why is college football so hot right now? (43:00)
Why does CFB work better with NFL than CBB work with NBA?
Ethan has a Caleb Williams take
Travis Kelce’s world domination path (50:20)
How Travis Kelce is like chicken breast