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The Joe Pomp Show

By Joe Pompliano

Joe Pompliano explores his intellectual curiosity by talking to the world’s most high-profile athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives about their life, career, business, and investments.
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#122 The Incredible Logistics Of Formula 1
#122 The Incredible Logistics Of Formula 1
Formula 1 is one of the world’s most interesting sports. Teams spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually to build the fastest car, and the 2023 schedule includes 23 races across 20 continents in just 9 months. This also makes Formula 1 a logistical nightmare, so today’s podcast breaks down everything you need to know about the incredible logistics of Formula 1.
11:42
January 21, 2023
#121 Why The NBA Is Poised For Explosive Growth
#121 Why The NBA Is Poised For Explosive Growth
NBA valuations have skyrocketed over the last decade, and the average franchise is now worth nearly $3 billion. Many people have started to say that this growth trend won't last forever, but today's episode breaks down why I think the NBA will be the fastest-growing major US professional sports league over the next decade. Enjoy! Special thanks to Goldin for sponsoring this episode. Goldin is the leading and most trusted destination for some of the most significant pieces of sports and pop culture collectibles. Their marketplace is open 24/7, they have weekly auctions starting at just $5, and there is something for every collector. Check them out: https://goldin.co/referral?utm_source=Joe_Pompliano&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=Brand&utm_content=Awareness
09:54
January 18, 2023
#120 The Hidden Details Behind David Beckham's MLS Contract
#120 The Hidden Details Behind David Beckham's MLS Contract
David Beckham is one of the most influential athletes in sports history. He played for iconic clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid, and he shocked the world when he joined the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer in 2007. But here’s the part you didn’t know: Despite taking a 70% pay cut in salary, Beckham’s MLS contract included two unique stipulations that ended up earning him more than $500 million. So today's podcast breaks down the details. Enjoy! Thank you to Sorare for sponsoring this episode! Backed by superstar athletes like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Rudy Gobert, Aaron Judge, and Serena Williams, Sorare has built blockchain technology that allows fans to collect officially licensed NFT-backed player cards. The concept is simple: Sorare lets you buy, sell, trade, and earn digital trading cards of your favorite players. But rather than just looking at them as a digital collectible, you can use these trading cards to enter fantasy sports competitions for prizes/rewards. So sign up at Sorare.com/joepomp and receive 20 free cards today.
14:11
January 04, 2023
#119 Ryan Garcia: The Business Of Boxing, Fighting Jake Paul, And Building A Social Media Empire
#119 Ryan Garcia: The Business Of Boxing, Fighting Jake Paul, And Building A Social Media Empire
Ryan Garcia is a 24-year-old professional boxer. He is 23-0 (19 KOs) inside the ring and has built an audience of more than 20 million social media followers outside the ring. We talk about his upcoming fight with Gervonta Davis, how he initially got interested in boxing, what his training schedule looks like, the challenges with cutting weight, the business of boxing, and more. ———————————————————————- This email is sponsored by SoFi. SoFi is the all-in-one finance app helping you bank, borrow, invest, and save. SoFi’s mission is to help members achieve financial independence and realize their ambition, all in one app. SoFi is transforming the industry and disrupting how the world sees personal finance. It’s the single app you need to get your money right. I’m a SoFi member, and I love it. Visit sofi.com/joepomplaino to learn more. Terms and conditions apply. Loans originated by SoFi Bank, N.A., NMLS #696891,(www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Equal Housing Lender. Brokerage products offered through SoFi Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. SoFi Money® is a cash management account, which is a brokerage product. SoFi Securities LLC is an affiliate of SoFi Bank, N.A. Advisory services are offered through SoFi Wealth LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. The SoFi Credit Card is issued by The Bank of Missouri (TBOM) (“Issuer”) pursuant to license by Mastercard® International Incorporated and can be used everywhere Mastercard is accepted. Additional terms, conditions, state restrictions apply; see SoFi.com/eligibility for details. SoFi Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. 2750 E. Cottonwood Parkway #300 Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121. ©2022 Social Finance, Inc. All rights reserved. Information as of December 2022 and is subject to change.
45:17
December 22, 2022
#118 Lance Armstrong: The rise, fall, and redemption of a cycling legend
#118 Lance Armstrong: The rise, fall, and redemption of a cycling legend
Lance Armstrong is one most divisive athletes in history. He won a record seven consecutive Tour de France titles after beating stage three testicular cancer, which had spread to his lymph nodes, lungs, brain, and abdomen. But he has also faced intense scrutiny and admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs like EPO and cortisone. In this conversation, we discuss his childhood growing up in Plano, Texas. We talk about how he initially got interested in cycling, and when he knew that he could beat the world’s best. He tells me the details about his cancer diagnosis, treatment, and eventual return to professional cycling. We dig deep into his fall from grace, including the federal investigation, the multi-million-dollar lawsuits, and his eventual confession to Oprah. And finally, Lance opens up about the financial impact this has had on his family — from losing $75 million in one day to a fortunate meeting that enabled him to become an early investor in Uber.
01:12:37
December 07, 2022
#117 Paul Rabil: How To Build A Multi-Billion-Dollar Sports League
#117 Paul Rabil: How To Build A Multi-Billion-Dollar Sports League
Paul Rabil is an athlete, entrepreneur, creator, and investor. He is one of the best lacrosse players in history and now serves as Co-Founder and President of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). We discuss the origins of lacrosse as a sport, why he believes the PLL can be one of America's next major sports leagues, what it was like selling a documentary to ESPN, his experience on The Shop with Kyrie Irving and others, and much more. Enjoy!
01:32:39
November 30, 2022
#116 Troy Aikman: How I Went From NFL QB To A $90 Million Broadcaster
#116 Troy Aikman: How I Went From NFL QB To A $90 Million Broadcaster
Troy Aikman was the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. He won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, and currently serves as the Monday Night Football commentator for ESPN. We discuss how he initially got into broadcasting, why he left FOX for ESPN after 20 years, his take on Tom Brady’s $375 million broadcasting deal, the future of the NFL, what it’s like owning a professional sports team, his new beer company EIGHT, and much more.
40:24
November 17, 2022
#115 Francis Ngannou: Chasing Freedom, Becoming World Champion, And Exposing The UFC
#115 Francis Ngannou: Chasing Freedom, Becoming World Champion, And Exposing The UFC
Francis Ngannou is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion and one of the toughest people on the planet, both mentally and physically. We discuss growing up in Cameroon, his grueling 14-month journey to freedom, getting his first UFC contract, becoming World Champion, fighting for higher pay across the sport, his business ventures outside of the UFC, and more. Enjoy!
55:51
November 10, 2022
#114 Joe De Sena On Building Spartan Into A $100 Million Brand, Developing Mental Toughness, And Becoming An Unbreakable Human
#114 Joe De Sena On Building Spartan Into A $100 Million Brand, Developing Mental Toughness, And Becoming An Unbreakable Human
Joe De Sena is the founder & CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Spartan has hosted more than 250 events across 40-plus countries, and more than 7 million people have competed in a Spartan Race. We discuss why Joe left Wall Street to start the business, how he finally gained traction after ten years of trying, the biggest challenges he faced along the way, the keys to a happy and healthy life, how to become mentally strong, and more. Enjoy!
47:40
November 03, 2022
#113 The Man Behind Kevin Durant's Billion Dollar Business With Rich Kleiman
#113 The Man Behind Kevin Durant's Billion Dollar Business With Rich Kleiman
Rich Kleiman is an entrepreneur and investor. He has worked with NBA superstar Kevin Durant for nearly a decade, handling his foundation and Nike business, building media properties like the Boardroom, and managing a $200 million venture portfolio that includes early investments in companies like Postmates, Coinbase, and more.
59:10
October 26, 2022
#112 Why 14 Americans Could Destroy The Premier League
#112 Why 14 Americans Could Destroy The Premier League
More than half of all Premier League clubs now have American owners, including Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool. So this podcast breaks down how this might (soon) create a dangerous situation where the Super League is restarted, All-Star Games are established, and relegation is ended. Enjoy!
14:20
October 11, 2022
#111 How AC Milan Became A Billion Dollar Club With Casper Stylsvig
#111 How AC Milan Became A Billion Dollar Club With Casper Stylsvig
Casper Stylsvig is the Chief Revenue Officer at AC Milan. We discuss the club being acquired for $1.3 billion by RedBird Capital, why the New York Yankees became minority investors, the future business model for football clubs globally, where the plan currently sits for their new $1 billion stadium, why US expansion is inevitable, and more. Enjoy!
32:43
September 22, 2022
#110 Frances Tiafoe: From The Janitor's Closet To The US Open Quarterfinal
#110 Frances Tiafoe: From The Janitor's Closet To The US Open Quarterfinal
Today's episode breaks down the extraordinary life and journey of Frances Tiafoe, the only American male tennis player left in contention at the US Open. Enjoy!
09:43
September 07, 2022
#109 Manchester United's Billion Dollar Problem
#109 Manchester United's Billion Dollar Problem
Today's episode breaks down the ownership structure of Manchester United, including how the Glazer family has creatively taken nearly $2 billion off the table while still maintaining ~70% equity ownership. Enjoy!
14:11
August 19, 2022
#108 The Qualities That Make Nick Saban The Greatest College Football Coach In History With John Talty
#108 The Qualities That Make Nick Saban The Greatest College Football Coach In History With John Talty
John Talty is a senior sports editor at AL.com and the author of The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban: How Alabama's Coach Became the Greatest Ever. We discuss the qualities that make Nick Saban the best college football coach in history, why he focuses on the process instead of the results, and the best stories from his 15+ years at Alabama. Enjoy!
45:33
August 16, 2022
#107 Dan Porter On Overtime's Growth, Raising A $100 Million Series D, Building Premium IP, And More
#107 Dan Porter On Overtime's Growth, Raising A $100 Million Series D, Building Premium IP, And More
Today's guest is Dan Porter, the co-founder and CEO of Overtime. Dan and I chat about how the company has expanded over the last six years, why he believes premium IP ownership is so important, and what might be next for the $500 million-plus company. Enjoy!
43:26
August 12, 2022
#106 Breaking Down Formula One's Q2 2022 Financial Results
#106 Breaking Down Formula One's Q2 2022 Financial Results
Today's podcast breaks down Formula One's Q2 2022 financial results, including a 50% increase in revenue and record attendance for the first half of the 2022 season. Enjoy!
16:04
August 09, 2022
#105 Andrew Brandt On Deshaun Watson's Punishment, The Miami Dolphins Tampering Case, And More
#105 Andrew Brandt On Deshaun Watson's Punishment, The Miami Dolphins Tampering Case, And More
Andrew Brandt is the former Vice President of the Green Bay Packers and one of the sharpest minds in sports business today. So we sat down to discuss various topics around the NFL, including Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension, the Miami Dolphins tampering case, and more. Enjoy!
40:49
August 04, 2022
#104 ESPN's Streaming Service Gets A 42% Price Hike
#104 ESPN's Streaming Service Gets A 42% Price Hike
Disney announced earlier this month that its sports streaming service ESPN+ was getting a 42% price hike. So today's podcast breaks down why they made that decision, what it means for consumers, and where we are headed next. Enjoy!
18:16
July 29, 2022
#103 Avery Akkineni On The Future Of NFTs, Web3, And The Metaverse
#103 Avery Akkineni On The Future Of NFTs, Web3, And The Metaverse
Avery Akkineni is the President of Vayner3. She leads the company's mission to build long-term Web 3 and NFT strategies for the world's leading intellectual property owners serving brands, celebrities, and athletes. We talk about her experience leading VaynerMedia's expansion into APAC, growing a team from 0-150+ employees, the future of Web3, and the importance of building through a bear market. Enjoy!
34:39
July 21, 2022
#102 The Champions League US Broadcasting Rights Are Up For Sale
#102 The Champions League US Broadcasting Rights Are Up For Sale
UEFA is currently soliciting broadcasting bids for more than $2 billion over six years for the Champions League. So today's episode breaks down why the winner will end up paying much more than $2 billion. Enjoy!
11:32
July 19, 2022
#101 The $250 Million Financial Details Behind The 150th Open Championship
#101 The $250 Million Financial Details Behind The 150th Open Championship
The final major of the 2022 golf season has arrived, with the 150th Open Championship teeing off today at St. Andrews in Scotland. So today's podcast breaks down the $250 million details behind the event, including how you can get a ticket and sleeping arrangements for less than $500. Enjoy!
13:50
July 14, 2022
#100 Topgolf's CMO On Making Golf More Fun, Expanding The Total Addressable Market, And Ditching The Country Club Stigma
#100 Topgolf's CMO On Making Golf More Fun, Expanding The Total Addressable Market, And Ditching The Country Club Stigma
Geoff Cottrill is the Chief Marketing Officer at Topgolf. We talk about the company's growth from zero venues to more than seventy today, what has changed since their $2 billion merger with Callaway last year, and how they are contributing to the surge of interest in golf globally. Enjoy!
31:35
July 13, 2022
#99 The Multi-Billion-Dollar Reason Why The NFL Wants Flag Football In The Olympics
#99 The Multi-Billion-Dollar Reason Why The NFL Wants Flag Football In The Olympics
The NFL is aggressively pushing to include flag football in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. So today's episode breaks down the multi-billion-dollar reason driving the decision and the likelihood of it happening. Enjoy!
15:21
July 11, 2022
#98 The Business Behind Joey Chestnut And Major League Eating
#98 The Business Behind Joey Chestnut And Major League Eating
Joey Chestnut won his 15th Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship, finishing 63 hot dogs in just 10 minutes. So for today's episode I break down the business that Joey Chestnut has built over nearly two decades of competitive eating and how much his rivals make via Major League Eating (MLE). Enjoy!
17:36
July 06, 2022
#97 The Man That Saved Nike And Built Jordan Brand Into A Multi-Billion Dollar Business
#97 The Man That Saved Nike And Built Jordan Brand Into A Multi-Billion Dollar Business
The Jordan Brand just crossed $5 billion in annual revenue for the first time. So today's episode breaks down the story of the man that saved Nike and built the Jordan Brand into a multi-billion dollar business—I'm talking about Tinker Hatfield. Enjoy!
17:51
July 01, 2022
#96 Breaking Down Wimbledon's $350 Million Business
#96 Breaking Down Wimbledon's $350 Million Business
Wimbledon is one of the most exclusive sporting events in the world. But similar to The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, tournament organizers appear to be leaving tens of millions of dollars on the table to protect that prestige. So today's episode breaks down the $350 million business behind Wimbledon. Enjoy!
17:09
June 29, 2022
#95 Breaking Down ESPN's $225 Million-Plus Media Rights Deal With Formula 1
#95 Breaking Down ESPN's $225 Million-Plus Media Rights Deal With Formula 1
Formula 1 has agreed to renew its US media rights deal with ESPN for another 3 years, and ESPN will see its annual fee increase from $5 million to $75 million-plus. So today's episode breaks down the details of the deal and what this might mean for the future of F1 in the United States. Enjoy!
16:31
June 28, 2022
#94 Justin Papadakis On Building A Professional Soccer League, Expanding Through Real Estate, And More
#94 Justin Papadakis On Building A Professional Soccer League, Expanding Through Real Estate, And More
Justin Papadakis the COO and Chief Real Estate Officer at the United Soccer League (USL). We discuss where the league fits in today's sports landscape, how its ownership and profitability model works, the league's aggressive real estate expansion plans, and more. Enjoy!
33:15
June 27, 2022
#93 Alan Stein Jr. On Improving Mental Toughness, Overcoming Adversity, And Maximizing Performance
#93 Alan Stein Jr. On Improving Mental Toughness, Overcoming Adversity, And Maximizing Performance
Alan Stein Jr. is a keynote speaker, author, and performance coach. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet, including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant. We discuss personality traits that make elite athletes exceptional, how to overcome failure, the keys to maximizing performance, the importance of a routine, and more. Enjoy! Link to Alan's new book: https://www.amazon.com/Sustain-Your-Game-Performance-Stagnation/dp/0306926253
35:40
June 23, 2022
#92 Justin Medeiros On Becoming The Fittest Man On Earth, The Business Behind CrossFit, The Importance Of Recovery, And More
#92 Justin Medeiros On Becoming The Fittest Man On Earth, The Business Behind CrossFit, The Importance Of Recovery, And More
Justin Medeiros is a CrossFit Athlete and the 2021 Fittest Man on Earth. We talk about how he got into the sport, his training and recovery routine, the growth of CrossFit as a business, and more. Enjoy!
31:04
June 22, 2022
#91 How A Duke Football Player Raised $100 Million And Built One Of The Most Essential Businesses In Sports
#91 How A Duke Football Player Raised $100 Million And Built One Of The Most Essential Businesses In Sports
Zach Maurides is the founder and CEO of Teamworks, a digital software that more than 5,000 sports organizations use to manage their operations globally. We discuss how Zach started the business as a student-athlete at Duke University, the journey from bootstrapping to raising $100 million, the future of sports tech, and more. Enjoy!
31:19
June 21, 2022
#90 Breaking Down Apple's $2.5 Billion Bet On Major League Soccer
#90 Breaking Down Apple's $2.5 Billion Bet On Major League Soccer
Apple TV has signed a 10-year deal with Major League Soccer and will become the exclusive home of all MLS games globally starting next year. The deal is worth at least $250 million annually, or $2.5 billion over ten years, and that is 2.8x the $90 million MLS currently earns from its TV deals. But does that mean it's a good deal for Major League Soccer? Today's episode breaks it all down. Enjoy!
20:43
June 17, 2022
#89 Ameeth Sankaran On Building A Billion-Dollar Production Company, Board Meetings With Tom Brady & Michael Strahan, The Future Of Sports Media, And More
#89 Ameeth Sankaran On Building A Billion-Dollar Production Company, Board Meetings With Tom Brady & Michael Strahan, The Future Of Sports Media, And More
Ameeth Sankaran is the CEO of Religion of Sports, a sports media production company co-founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, and filmmaker and entrepreneur Gotham Chopra. We talk about the increased demand for sports programming in the streaming era, how the company will expand after raising a $50M Series B, what makes Tom Brady and Michael Strahan elite at business, and much more.
44:05
June 16, 2022
#88 Crypto Is Down 70% — Are Sports Sponsorships In Danger?!
#88 Crypto Is Down 70% — Are Sports Sponsorships In Danger?!
Today's episode breaks down the recent drop in crypto valuations and discusses whether the multi-billion-dollar sports sponsorships we saw last year are in trouble. Enjoy!
15:23
June 14, 2022
#87 Jenna Kurath On Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, And The Future Of Sports Tech
#87 Jenna Kurath On Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, And The Future Of Sports Tech
Jenna Kurath is the head of Comcast NBCUniversal’s SportsTech Accelerator, a technology accelerator that finds, funds, and fast-tracks technologies from innovative entrepreneurs. We talk about the pros and cons of the accelerator format, how they add value through existing partnerships, the current state of venture capital, and more. Enjoy!
34:51
June 13, 2022
#86 Devin Haney On Becoming The Undisputed Lightweight Champion, The Business Of Boxing, Building An Audience, And More
#86 Devin Haney On Becoming The Undisputed Lightweight Champion, The Business Of Boxing, Building An Audience, And More
Devin Haney is the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. We talk about his recent fight against George Kambosos Jr. in Australia, what it was like fighting in bars and pool halls in Mexico when he was younger, his approach to building an audience on social media, and more. Enjoy!
22:07
June 10, 2022
#85 Can LIV Golf Be Bigger Than The PGA Tour?!
#85 Can LIV Golf Be Bigger Than The PGA Tour?!
The LIV Golf Invitational Series has taken the sports world by storm. They have committed hundreds of millions of dollars to some of the world's best players, and the first tournament kicks off the weekend in London. So today's episode breaks down what LIV Golf is and if they actually have a chance of competing with the PGA. Enjoy!
18:37
June 09, 2022
#84 The Rock's Plan To Build The XFL Into A Billion-Dollar Business
#84 The Rock's Plan To Build The XFL Into A Billion-Dollar Business
Today's episode breaks down how Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dany Garcia, and RedBird Capital plan to turn the XFL into a billion-dollar business that competes with the NFL. Enjoy!
16:58
June 07, 2022
#83 How LeBron James Became A Billionaire
#83 How LeBron James Became A Billionaire
LeBron James officially became a billionaire last week, according to Forbes. So today's episode is an excerpt from a conversation with Anthony Pompliano (my brother), where I break down exactly how LeBron built his business and what deals made him a billionaire. Enjoy!
17:14
June 06, 2022
#82 Spencer Owen On Taking Hashtag United To The Premier League
#82 Spencer Owen On Taking Hashtag United To The Premier League
Spencer Owen is a content creator on YouTube and the founder of Hashtag United, a professional soccer club and eSports team. We talk about how he built his audience, why he decided to start a soccer club, how he plans to bring them to the Premier League, and more. Enjoy!
50:26
June 03, 2022
#81 Ezra Levine On Collectibles, Fractionalization, The 21st Century Portfolio, And More
#81 Ezra Levine On Collectibles, Fractionalization, The 21st Century Portfolio, And More
Ezra Levine is the CEO of Collectable, a fractional ownership platform & community for sports collectibles. We talk about the modern financial portfolio, the future of investing, and he even announces some breaking news about a special hire at Collectable. Enjoy!
33:54
June 02, 2022
#80 Andrew Brandt On Colin Kaepernick's Potential Return, Dan Snyder's NFL Future, The Annual Pro Bowl, And More
#80 Andrew Brandt On Colin Kaepernick's Potential Return, Dan Snyder's NFL Future, The Annual Pro Bowl, And More
Andrew Brandt is the former Vice President of the Green Bay Packers and one of the sharpest minds in sports business today. So we sat down to discuss various topics around the NFL, including Colin Kaepernick's workout with the Las Vegas Raiders, Dan Snyder's NFL future, what might happen to the pro bowl, and much more. Enjoy!
48:09
June 01, 2022
#79 Bryson Sullivan On The Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari's Mistakes, And The 2022 Championship Fight
#79 Bryson Sullivan On The Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari's Mistakes, And The 2022 Championship Fight
Bryson Sullivan is an aerodynamics expert and F1 enthusiast. We break down the Monaco Grand Prix, including decisions made by the FIA, Ferrari's strategy mistakes, Fernando Alonso holding up the pack, Monaco's future place on the F1 calendar, and the 2022 championship fight. Enjoy!
38:41
May 31, 2022
#78 Barcelona's Multi-Billion-Dollar Plan To Get Out Of Debt
#78 Barcelona's Multi-Billion-Dollar Plan To Get Out Of Debt
Today's episode breaks down the financial situation at FC Barcelona. The historic club is roughly $1 billion in debt, and they are attempting to dig themselves out of the hole by creatively leveraging some of their most unique assets, including equity offers from Goldman Sachs, Fanatics, and others. Enjoy!
14:07
May 26, 2022
#77 Donn Davis On Raising Capital, Building A Multi-Billion-Dollar Global MMA League, Challenging The UFC, And More
#77 Donn Davis On Raising Capital, Building A Multi-Billion-Dollar Global MMA League, Challenging The UFC, And More
Donn Davis is the Chairman and Founder of the Professional Fighters League (PFL). The MMA organization has raised $200 million in venture capital and is currently valued at $500 million. We discuss the growth of MMA as a global sport, their plan to steal market share from the UFC, the future of media rights, why this can be a multi-billion-dollar company, and more. Enjoy!
38:15
May 25, 2022
#76 The Origin Story Behind LeBron's Billion Dollar Relationship With Nike
#76 The Origin Story Behind LeBron's Billion Dollar Relationship With Nike
Today's episode breaks down the epic origin story of what eventually became LeBron's James' billion dollar business with Nike. Enjoy!
15:43
May 24, 2022
#75 Haider Rafique On Negoating Sponsorships With Manchester City And McLaren's F1 Team
#75 Haider Rafique On Negoating Sponsorships With Manchester City And McLaren's F1 Team
Haider Rafique is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at OKX, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges. They have recently signed massive sponsorship deals with Manchester City and McLaren's Formula 1 team. So Haider walks me through the details, including how much these partnerships cost, what you can expect in return, the questions and concerns crypto companies are being asked, and more. Enjoy!
36:05
May 23, 2022
#74 The Business Case Behind Lionel Messi Going To Major League Soccer
#74 The Business Case Behind Lionel Messi Going To Major League Soccer
Lionel Messi is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain after the 2023 season and join MLS club Inter Miami, acquiring a 35% equity stake in the franchise, according to Alex Candal at DIRECTV Sports. Messi's camp has denied the rumor, but today's podcast breaks down the business case as to why this might make a lot of sense financially. Enjoy!
10:41
May 18, 2022
#73 Rugby Is Coming To The United States & The Future Of Sports-Crypto Sponsorships
#73 Rugby Is Coming To The United States & The Future Of Sports-Crypto Sponsorships
Today’s episode breaks down two of the most recent topics in sports business — the United States being selected to host the Rugby World Cup and the future of crypto sponsorships in sports after a 50% drop in digital assets. Enjoy!
22:23
May 16, 2022
#72 Brian Feroldi On Investing, Personal Finances, And The Rules You Should Never Break
#72 Brian Feroldi On Investing, Personal Finances, And The Rules You Should Never Break
Brian Feroldi is an investor, writer, and content creator. Brian is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter regarding personal finances and investing, and he joined me for today's episode to discuss his new book "Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?". Enjoy!
30:37
May 13, 2022
#71 Tom Brady’s 10-year, $375 million Deal With Fox And The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes
#71 Tom Brady’s 10-year, $375 million Deal With Fox And The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes
Today’s episode breaks down Tom Brady’s new 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox Sports, and Sportico’s new list of the world’s top 100 highest-paid athletes. Enjoy!
27:16
May 12, 2022
#70 Matt Leinart On The 2004 USC Trojans, How NIL Is Changing College Football, His Latest Entrepreneurship Endeavors, And More
#70 Matt Leinart On The 2004 USC Trojans, How NIL Is Changing College Football, His Latest Entrepreneurship Endeavors, And More
Matt Leinart is a college football analyst at Fox Sports. He won a Heisman Trophy and National Championship at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2004. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, and he played in the NFL for six seasons. We talk about what it was like playing at USC, how NIL has changed college football, the new business he is launching to fill a void, and more. Enjoy!
45:01
May 11, 2022
#69 Fredrik Haga On Building A Billion Dollar Business In Three Years With Just Sixteen Employees
#69 Fredrik Haga On Building A Billion Dollar Business In Three Years With Just Sixteen Employees
Fredrik Haga is the co-founder of crypto analytics platform Dune. The business has only 16 employees and was founded just 3 years ago, yet just raised a $69,420,000 Series B funding round at a valuation north of $1 billion. We discuss his fundraising journey, building through crypto winter, the future of analytics on the blockchain, and more. Enjoy!
33:52
May 10, 2022
#68 Yanni Hufnagel — The College Basketball Coach That Built A $100 Million Business
#68 Yanni Hufnagel — The College Basketball Coach That Built A $100 Million Business
Yanni Hufnagel is a former college basketball coach for the California Golden Bears, Vanderbilt Commodores, and Harvard Crimson. But in 2017, Yanni left coaching and launched Lemon Perfect, a flavored cold-pressed lemon water brand. The business will do $60 million in sales this year, they have raised $40M+ at a $100M+ valuation, and their cap table now includes Beyonce, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, Channing Frye, Nick Young, Spencer Dinwiddie, and others. We talk about how Yanni came up with the original idea, what made him decide to go all-in, the lessons he has learned along the way, and how he thinks the business can go from a $100 million valuation to a $5 billion valuation. Enjoy!
35:28
May 06, 2022
#67 Justin Marks On The Business Behind Owning A NASCAR Team
#67 Justin Marks On The Business Behind Owning A NASCAR Team
Justin Marks is the owner of NASCAR Cup Series team Trackhouse Racing. We discuss the business behind owning a NASCAR team, why he thinks the sport is ripe for disruption, how he thinks about building a cohesive organization, the future of media rights in the United States, and more. Enjoy!
38:37
May 05, 2022
#66 Chris Pronger On Becoming NHL MVP, Financial Education In Professional Sports, Focusing On Your Mental Health, And More
#66 Chris Pronger On Becoming NHL MVP, Financial Education In Professional Sports, Focusing On Your Mental Health, And More
Chris Pronger is one of the best players in NHL history. He was the second overall pick in the 1993 NHL draft. He played 20 years in total. He won an MVP trophy in 1999, a Stanely Cup in 2007, and two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada. We talk about the pressure he faced early in his career, the financial lessons he learned along the way, how he thinks about investments today, and his advice for a younger generation. Enjoy!
41:34
May 04, 2022
#65 Why Netflix Should Add Live Sports After Shedding $50 Billion In Market Cap, And How Liberty Media Turned A $4.4 Billion Acquisition Of F1 Into A US Phenomenon
#65 Why Netflix Should Add Live Sports After Shedding $50 Billion In Market Cap, And How Liberty Media Turned A $4.4 Billion Acquisition Of F1 Into A US Phenomenon
Today's episode breaks down two of the most interesting topics in sports business — Netflix potentially getting into live sports and how Liberty Media grew Formula 1's US presence after buying the business for $4.4 billion in 2017. Enjoy!
28:24
May 03, 2022
#64 Nicholas Horbaczewski On Building A Billion Dollar Sports League, The Value Of Proprietary Technology, The Future Of Drone Racing, And More
#64 Nicholas Horbaczewski On Building A Billion Dollar Sports League, The Value Of Proprietary Technology, The Future Of Drone Racing, And More
Nicholas Horbaczewski is the Founder & CEO of the Drone Racing League (DRL), the world’s premier professional drone racing property. Before founding DRL in 2015, Nick served as the Chief Revenue Officer of Tough Mudder, which he grew to over 60 global events and $100mm in revenue during his time there. We discuss the growth of drone racing globally, how he turned a niche activity into a 9-figure business, why it's valuable to own your tech stack, the challenges he has faced, and more. Enjoy!
40:15
May 02, 2022
#63 The Crypto Game That Pays You Six Figures To Exercise With Nat Eliason
#63 The Crypto Game That Pays You Six Figures To Exercise With Nat Eliason
Nat Eliason is one of my favorite writers in crypto. His blog (www.nateliason.com) eloquently breaks down complicated topics into simple concepts that anyone can understand. We discuss the crypto gaming market, Web3 projects, decentralized finance (DeFi), tokenomics, play-and-earn gaming, and more. Enjoy!
56:38
April 29, 2022
#62 Tyrre Burks On Raising Capital, Hiring Fast, And Disrupting Youth Sports With Technology
#62 Tyrre Burks On Raising Capital, Hiring Fast, And Disrupting Youth Sports With Technology
Tyree Burks is the founder and CEO of Players Health, a risk services and insurance firm that protects athletes and sports organizations with a risk management platform. We discuss his background, the current state of youth sports, raising $28 million in funding, and more. Enjoy!
30:02
April 28, 2022
#61 Ice Cube On Rapping, Acting, Filmmaking, Entrepreneurship, Investing, And More
#61 Ice Cube On Rapping, Acting, Filmmaking, Entrepreneurship, Investing, And More
Ice Cube is a rapper, actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and founder of BIG3. We discuss his ability to excel in several industries, why he's building the BIG3, his current investments, crypto, his favorite movies & diss tracks, and even who would win in a one-on-one game of basketball — him or Snoop Dogg. This episode was a lot of fun. Enjoy!
38:35
April 27, 2022
#60 Ferrari vs. Lamborghini — The Argument That Created Two Multi-Billion-Dollar Brands
#60 Ferrari vs. Lamborghini — The Argument That Created Two Multi-Billion-Dollar Brands
Today's episode breaks down one of my favorite business stories, the argument between Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini that created two multi-billion-dollar brands. Enjoy!
12:34
April 26, 2022
#59 Eric Thomas On His Journey From Homeless To World-Renowned Speaker, What It Takes To Be Great, How To Ignore The Haters, And More
#59 Eric Thomas On His Journey From Homeless To World-Renowned Speaker, What It Takes To Be Great, How To Ignore The Haters, And More
Eric Thomas is a critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, and so much more. Known as “ET” to most, Eric has become a motivational mentor for some of the world’s most popular sports leagues, teams, and players, including Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Cam Newton, and others. We talk about his path from homelessness to master motivator, the challenges that stop many people from accomplishing their dreams, how he learned to handle pressure, the keys to becoming a great public speaker, and more.
42:57
April 25, 2022
#58 How The NFL Draft Became A $225 Million Event
#58 How The NFL Draft Became A $225 Million Event
Today's episode breaks down the economics of the NFL draft. I talk about the first draft in 1936, ESPN asking to televise it in 1980, its growth since, and what might happen next. Enjoy!
07:45
April 24, 2022
#57 Trung Phan On Elon Musk Buying Twitter, Red Bull's Billion-Dollar Bet On Formula 1, The NBA’s Next Expansion Franchise, And More
#57 Trung Phan On Elon Musk Buying Twitter, Red Bull's Billion-Dollar Bet On Formula 1, The NBA’s Next Expansion Franchise, And More
Trung Phan is one of the internet’s most prolific creators. He previously wrote for 1.5 million daily readers at The Hustle and now writes a popular newsletter, hosts a podcast, and contributes as a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. We talk about Elon Musk's attempt to buy Twitter, why Red Bull is really just a marketing company, where the next NBA expansion franchise might end up, and more. Enjoy!
55:47
April 22, 2022
#56 Joe De Sena Breaks Down The Mafia Lessons That Helped Him Build A Global Brand
#56 Joe De Sena Breaks Down The Mafia Lessons That Helped Him Build A Global Brand
Joe De Sena is the founder & CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Spartan host more than 250 events across 40-plus countries, and more than 7 million people have competed in a Spartan Race. We discuss why he left Wall Street to start the business, the impact that the mafia had on his life, the biggest challenges he faced along the way, the keys to a happy and healthy life, and more. Enjoy!
43:44
April 21, 2022
#55 Why I Left Wall Street For Sports Business, The Crypto Companies Spending Billions Of Dollars On Sports Partnerships, Formula 1's US Growth, And More
#55 Why I Left Wall Street For Sports Business, The Crypto Companies Spending Billions Of Dollars On Sports Partnerships, Formula 1's US Growth, And More
Today's episode is going to be a little different. I went on my friend Andrew Brandt's podcast last week, and we discussed why I left Wall Street to create sports business content full-time, the emergence of crypto within sports, Formula 1's meteoric rise in the United States, and more. Enjoy!
01:04:24
April 20, 2022
#54 Jomboy — From Wedding Videographer To CEO, Building An 8-Figure Business, The Future Of Sports Media, And More
#54 Jomboy — From Wedding Videographer To CEO, Building An 8-Figure Business, The Future Of Sports Media, And More
Jimmy “Jomboy” O'Brien was a wedding videographer just a few years ago, but after launching a popular podcast with his friend in 2018, he raised venture capital and has quickly built one of the fastest-growing media companies in sports today—Jomboy Media. We talk about his journey from wedding videographer to media CEO, how the business got so big so fast, their future expansion plans, and Jomboy even drops some breaking news at the end of our conversation. Enjoy!
37:55
April 19, 2022
#53 Jasmine Maietta On Web3, Community Ownership, And The Relationship Between Sports & Art
#53 Jasmine Maietta On Web3, Community Ownership, And The Relationship Between Sports & Art
Jasmine Maietta is the founder of round21, a creative brand that creates digital & physical art at the intersection of sports, community, and culture. In this episode, we discuss what Web3 really is, why today's athletes want to be entrepreneurs, the future relationship between sports & art, and so much more. Enjoy!
32:50
April 18, 2022
#52 Jack Settleman On Building A 1M+ Subscriber Business, Launching A National Food Brand, And More
#52 Jack Settleman On Building A 1M+ Subscriber Business, Launching A National Food Brand, And More
Jack Settleman is the founder of Snapback Sports, a sports media brand that started on Snapchat and has more than 1 million followers today. We discuss the changing media landscape, the broader creator economy, why Mark Cuban bought an Instagram meme account, and the launch of his new national food brand. Enjoy!
56:12
April 16, 2022
#51 Rob Petrozzo On The Explosive Growth Of Alternative Assets
#51 Rob Petrozzo On The Explosive Growth Of Alternative Assets
Rob is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Rally, one of the world's leading technology companies. Rally helps source and acquire the world's most unique and expensive collectibles, and allows users to buy, trade, and sell equity shares through fractionalization. We talk about the 21st-century portfolio, how Rally determines which assets to buy, the underlying price dynamics, the future of investing, and more. Enjoy!
35:48
April 15, 2022
#50: Mike Tannenbaum — What It Takes To Be An NFL GM, How Analytics Has Changed The Game, And Why Hard Work Always Beats Talent
#50: Mike Tannenbaum — What It Takes To Be An NFL GM, How Analytics Has Changed The Game, And Why Hard Work Always Beats Talent
Mike Tannenbaum has been around the NFL for more than 25+ years, serving as General Manager of the New York Jets from 2006 to 2012. We discuss what it takes to become an NFL General Manager, how analytics has changed football, why hard work always beats talent, the future of sports media, and more. Enjoy!
32:26
April 14, 2022
#49: Andrew Brandt — Dan Snyder Cooks The Books, Buffalo's New $1.4B Stadium, And Deshaun Watson's Record-Setting Deal
#49: Andrew Brandt — Dan Snyder Cooks The Books, Buffalo's New $1.4B Stadium, And Deshaun Watson's Record-Setting Deal
Andrew Brandt is the former Vice President of the Green Bay Packers and one of the sharpest minds in sports business today. So we sat down to discuss various topics around the NFL, including allegations Dan Snyder "cooked" the books, Buffalo's decision to spend $850 million of taxpayer money on a new $1.4 billion stadium, Deshaun Watson's record-setting, fully-guaranteed $230 million contract, and more. Enjoy!
42:05
April 13, 2022
#48: Ryan Harwood — Buying A Pickleball Team With Gary Vaynerchuk
#48: Ryan Harwood — Buying A Pickleball Team With Gary Vaynerchuk
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and Gary Vaynerchuk just purchased a professional team competing in Major League Pickleball (MLP). So I sat down with his partner Ryan Harwood (GM of the team) to discuss the economics of the deal, the future of the sport, and more. Enjoy!
30:33
April 12, 2022
#47: AJ Vaynerchuk — Angel Investing, Life-Long Entrepreneurship, And The Path To A Healthy & Happy Life
#47: AJ Vaynerchuk — Angel Investing, Life-Long Entrepreneurship, And The Path To A Healthy & Happy Life
AJ Vaynerchuk is the co-founder and CEO of athlete representation firm VaynerSports. He previously served as the COO of VaynerMedia and is an angel investor in several large companies like Twitter, Uber, Venmo, Snapchat, Coinbase, and more. We discuss the qualities that all world-class entrepreneurs share, the balance between hard work, family, and health, the pros & cons of angel investing, and much more. Enjoy!
43:14
April 11, 2022
#46: How Michael Jordan Turned $94 Million Into $2.5 Billion
#46: How Michael Jordan Turned $94 Million Into $2.5 Billion
Michael Jordan is the wealthiest athlete of all time. But here's the part that you probably didn't know — less than 4% of his total net worth came from his NBA salary. So for today's episode, I break down Michael Jordan's two best investments: a unique partnership with Nike & a well-timed acquisition of the Charlotte Hornets. Enjoy!
10:04
April 08, 2022
#45: Crypto Sports Brand WAGMI United Acquires Crawley Town Football Club
#45: Crypto Sports Brand WAGMI United Acquires Crawley Town Football Club
WAGMI Untied, a new brand at the intersection of crypto and sports, has acquired Crawley Town FC, an English Football League Two club. The plan is to "bring a digital-first, community-powered approach to the club and turn Crawley Town into the soccer team of choice for the global Web3 community." So for today's episode, I sat down with the club's new directors, Preston Johnson and Eben Smith, to dig into the details. Enjoy!
33:25
April 07, 2022
#44: Mike Rabil — Building The Next Major US Professional Sports League
#44: Mike Rabil — Building The Next Major US Professional Sports League
Today's episode is with Mike Rabil, co-founder & CEO of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). The PLL has raised millions of dollars from the world's best investors in an attempt to build the next major US professional sports league. Mike walks me through how difficult it was to raise capital, the challenges they face today, their road to profitability, and what he has learned as an entrepreneur and leader. Enjoy!
52:35
April 05, 2022
#43: Why The Masters Leave $200 Million On The Table
#43: Why The Masters Leave $200 Million On The Table
Ninety of the world’s best golfers will travel to Augusta, Georgia, this week to compete in the 86th annual Masters golf tournament. But here's the part you didn't know — Augusta National and the Masters reportedly leave more than $200 million on the table. So for today's episode/newsletter, I break down the (financial) details and attempt to explain why tournament organizers don't fully maximize profit. Enjoy!
08:31
April 04, 2022
#42: The Billion-Dollar Financials Behind WWE
#42: The Billion-Dollar Financials Behind WWE
Wrestlemania is taking over AT&T Stadium this weekend, with an estimated 200k people from 47 countries getting together for the largest event in pro wrestling. So for today's episode, I broke down the money and business behind WWE. Enjoy!
08:07
April 02, 2022
#41: Formula 1 Is Headed To The Las Vegas Strip
#41: Formula 1 Is Headed To The Las Vegas Strip
Today's episode breaks down the growth of Formula 1 in the United States, including how Liberty Media pulled it off and what it means (financially) for the future of the sport. Enjoy!
12:39
April 01, 2022
#40: The Crypto Company Spending $500 Million On Sports Partnerships With Avinash Dabir
#40: The Crypto Company Spending $500 Million On Sports Partnerships With Avinash Dabir
Avi Dabir is the Vice President of Business Development at FTX. He has been committed to spending more than $500 million on sports partnerships, including deals with the Miami Heat, Major League Baseball, the Mercedes Formula 1 team, Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Naomi Osaka, and Shohei Ohtani. So when Avi came into the studio this week, my brothers and I asked him exactly how these deals get negotiated, what it's like working with Tom Brady, how their Super Bowl commercial with Larry David came together, and what might be next for FTX. Enjoy!
40:37
March 31, 2022
#39: Buffalo Bills Get $850 Million In Taxpayer Money For A New Stadium
#39: Buffalo Bills Get $850 Million In Taxpayer Money For A New Stadium
The Buffalo Bills are getting a new $1.4 billion stadium, and $850 million (60%) is coming from public taxpayer funds. Today's podcast breaks down whether that is a good or bad deal. Enjoy!
24:39
March 30, 2022
#38: Building The Next Global Sports & Entertainment Giant With Sorare CEO Nicolas Julia
#38: Building The Next Global Sports & Entertainment Giant With Sorare CEO Nicolas Julia
Nicolas Julia is the co-founder and CEO of Sorare, an NFT fantasy soccer platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. The company has raised over $700 million and is currently valued north of $4.3 billion, becoming the fastest startup to reach a multi-billion-dollar valuation in European history. Nicolas and I discuss how NFTs can change the world, the future of blockchain gaming, how he has changed as a leader and operator, the tricks to keep churn low, potential geographic expansion, and more. Enjoy!
51:54
March 29, 2022
#37: How Sneakers Became A $30 Billion Business w/ Dejan Pralica
#37: How Sneakers Became A $30 Billion Business w/ Dejan Pralica
Dejan Pralica (known as DP) is the co-founder and CEO of SoleSavy, one of the world's largest online sneaker communities. We discuss entrepreneurship, the value of a strong community, the future of fundraising, and Dejan gives me a complete breakdown of the economics behind the $30 billion sneaker resale market. Enjoy!
41:21
March 24, 2022
#36: Marc Lore — How To Get Comfortable With Failure And Build A Multi-Billion Dollar Company
#36: Marc Lore — How To Get Comfortable With Failure And Build A Multi-Billion Dollar Company
Marc Lore is one of the world's best entrepreneurs. He has founded, built, and sold multiple companies, including Diapers.com, which he sold to Amazon for $550 million in 2011, and Jet.com, which he sold to Walmart for $3.3 billion in 2016. We discuss: • The qualities that make a successful entrepreneur • How to get comfortable with failure • The importance of an idea vs. the actual execution of that idea • The questions Marc asks during every interview • How he negotiated the Timberwolves deal • His next multi-billion startup idea • Current investment trends (Crypto, NFTs, etc.) Enjoy!
52:03
March 22, 2022
#35: Dana White & Rich Kleiman — Building A $10 Billion Business, Overcoming Challenges, And Ignoring The Haters
#35: Dana White & Rich Kleiman — Building A $10 Billion Business, Overcoming Challenges, And Ignoring The Haters
Today's episode is with Dana White and Rich Kleiman. We discuss how Dana built the UFC, why Rich is so bullish on collectibles, the shift from pay-tv to streaming, and they even share a few epic stories about the most significant challenges they've faced in business. Enjoy!
31:01
March 17, 2022
#34: Patrick Mouratoglou — Unlocking Your Potential & Finding Greatness
#34: Patrick Mouratoglou — Unlocking Your Potential & Finding Greatness
Patrick Mouratoglou owns and operates the largest tennis academy in Europe and has personally coached Serena Williams for the last ten years. We discuss: • How he built his business • What makes Serena Williams great • How to improve your mental strength Patrick also breaks the news on a special project that he has been working on. Enjoy!
40:07
March 15, 2022
#33: FIFA's Hypocrisy, Chelsea's $4B Sale, Calvin Ridley's Suspension, and MLB's $600M Deal With Apple
#33: FIFA's Hypocrisy, Chelsea's $4B Sale, Calvin Ridley's Suspension, and MLB's $600M Deal With Apple
Today's episode breaks down recent events across sports, business, investing, and finance. • The impact of the Russia-Ukraine war • Chelsea's $4 billion sale • Calvin Ridley's $11 million mistake • MLB's $600 million deal with Apple Enjoy!
34:48
March 10, 2022
#32: Chidobe Awuzie — Playing In The Super Bowl and Building A Diversified Investment Portfolio
#32: Chidobe Awuzie — Playing In The Super Bowl and Building A Diversified Investment Portfolio
Today's episode is with Cincinnati Bengals Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie. We discuss: • Playing in the Super Bowl • What he spent his first million dollars on • Investing in private businesses • Crypto, NFTs, and more Enjoy!
41:16
March 08, 2022
#31: Visiting Water-Stressed Communities & Climbing The Tallest Mountain In Africa
#31: Visiting Water-Stressed Communities & Climbing The Tallest Mountain In Africa
I spent the last ten days in Eastern Africa visiting water-stressed communities & climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with the Waterboys Organization. Our group raised over $140k, which will fund multiple water wells & provide clean, accessible water to thousands of people. It was a life-changing experience, and today's episode breaks down all the details. Enjoy!
38:31
March 04, 2022
#30: Tour Junkies — Breaking Down The $300 Million Saudi-Backed Super Golf League & The 2022 Masters
#30: Tour Junkies — Breaking Down The $300 Million Saudi-Backed Super Golf League & The 2022 Masters
Today's episode is with David Barnett and Pat Perry. David and Pat are the founders of Tour Junkies, a popular media network that provides weekly podcasts and blogs on everything related to professional golf. We discuss: • The Saudi-backed golf league • Potential changes to the PGA Tour • Sportswashing • The 2022 Masters • Tiger Woods • Augusta National Golf Club • Stories about caddying for Will Ferrell Enjoy!
53:56
February 22, 2022
#29: Kenny Florian — The Business Of MMA, UFC Fighter Pay, Joe Rogan, Bitcoin, Inflation, And More
#29: Kenny Florian — The Business Of MMA, UFC Fighter Pay, Joe Rogan, Bitcoin, Inflation, And More
Kenny Florian is an MMA legend, sports broadcaster, and investor. In this conversation, we discuss the business of MMA, UFC fighter pay, Joe Rogan, distrust in media, Bitcoin, central bank digital currencies, inflation, and more. Enjoy!
52:03
February 17, 2022
#28: Jerod Mayo — What It's Like Playing For Bill Belichick And The Future Of Athlete Investing
#28: Jerod Mayo — What It's Like Playing For Bill Belichick And The Future Of Athlete Investing
Jerod Mayo was the 10th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, and he played eight seasons with the New England Patriots, winning one Super Bowl and playing in another. Jerod is now a coach for the New England Patriots. We discuss: • Transitioning to the NFL • What it's like playing for Bill Belichick • How much NFL players get paid in the playoffs • The future of athlete investing • And more Enjoy!
22:30
February 15, 2022
#27: Charly Arnolt — Breaking Into Sports Media And Building A Personal Brand On Social
#27: Charly Arnolt — Breaking Into Sports Media And Building A Personal Brand On Social
Today's episode is with Charly Arnolt. Charly is a sports broadcaster and television personality for ESPN, where she regularly appears on shows like First Take and hosts the popular podcast "First Take, Her Take." We discuss: • Breaking into sports media • A day in the life at ESPN • The biggest misconceptions about TV • Building a personal brand on social media • And more Enjoy!
34:03
February 10, 2022
#26: Francis Ngannou — Chasing Freedom And Sacrificing Money For The Pursuit Of Greatness
#26: Francis Ngannou — Chasing Freedom And Sacrificing Money For The Pursuit Of Greatness
Today's episode is with Francis Ngannou. Francis is one of the most inspiring athletes in professional sports. He grew up in a small village in Cameroon, started physical labor at the age of 10, and eventually went on a 14-month journey to Europe searching for freedom and prosperity. The best part? He is now the UFC heavyweight champion of the world. We discuss: • His journey from Cameroon to Paris • Sacrificing $10M+ for freedom • Being paid $300k in Bitcoin • The percentage change he fights Tyson Fury • And more This might be my favorite episode yet — enjoy!
36:42
February 08, 2022
#25: Scott Lawin — Building A Multi-Billion-Dollar Business, Why Every Sports Fan Will Eventually Own An NFT & More
#25: Scott Lawin — Building A Multi-Billion-Dollar Business, Why Every Sports Fan Will Eventually Own An NFT & More
Today's episode is with Scott Lawin, the CEO of Candy Digital. Candy Digital is a digital collectibles business co-founded by Michael Rubin, Mike Novogratz, and Gary Vaynerchuck. The company is less than a year old but has already locked in an exclusive partnership with Major League Baseball, raised over $100 million in venture capital, and is currently valued north of $1.5 billion. We discuss: • What an NFT actually is • Onboarding billions of people to crypto • Consumer adoption of digital wallets • Why every sports fan will own an NFT • And more This was a fantastic conversation — enjoy!
47:56
February 03, 2022
#24: Renee Montgomery — Transitioning from athlete to entrepreneur, building a media business, and investing in Atlanta
#24: Renee Montgomery — Transitioning from athlete to entrepreneur, building a media business, and investing in Atlanta
Today's episode is with Renee Montgomery, a former WNBA player and current vice president & part-owner of the Atlanta Dream. We discuss: • Winning a national championship at UCONN • Investing in the WNBA team she played for • Growing women's basketball in the US • Building a media & investing business Enjoy!
26:28
February 01, 2022
#23: Chris Long — Life in the NFL, building a media business, and saving lives in Eastern Africa
#23: Chris Long — Life in the NFL, building a media business, and saving lives in Eastern Africa
Chris Long was the 2nd overall pick in the 2008 NFL, won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots & Philadelphia Eagles, launched a media business upon retirement, and is one of the most active philanthropists in sports today. We discuss: • Life in the NFL • Winning two Super Bowls • Building a media business • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro • And more Enjoy!
46:35
January 27, 2022
Ep. 22 - Gary Vaynerchuk on NFTs, Investing, and Entrepreneurship
Ep. 22 - Gary Vaynerchuk on NFTs, Investing, and Entrepreneurship
Today's episode is with Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary is a world-class entrepreneur & operator. He's an investor in several multi-billion-dollar businesses. He's an author, speaker, and collector. And most recently, he's the creator of the popular NFT project Veefriends. We discuss: • When Gary first heard about crypto & NFTs • How he plans to grow the IP for VeeFriends • His biggest financial wins & losses • The future of the digital economy • And more This was a fantastic conversation. Enjoy!
33:51
January 25, 2022
Ep. 21 - Pro sports in web3, play-to-earn gaming, tokenomics, and more w/ Sohrob Farudi
Ep. 21 - Pro sports in web3, play-to-earn gaming, tokenomics, and more w/ Sohrob Farudi
This episode is with Sohrob Farudi. Sohrob is the founder & CEO of Fan Controlled Sports & Entertainment, an innovative new company that combines IRL professional sports with Web3 attributes like NFTs, blockchain gaming, community ownership, and more. They recently raised $40 million from some of the best investors globally, and Sohrob broke down the entire business model for me. We discuss: • Fan controlled football's founding story • What role they play in Web3 • Using NFTs for team & league governance • Onboarding people to crypto • The future of play-to-earn gaming • Tokenomics in sports Enjoy!
50:26
January 20, 2022
Ep. 20 - How Twitter powers professional sports w/ TJ Adeshola
Ep. 20 - How Twitter powers professional sports w/ TJ Adeshola
Today's episode is with TJ Adeshola, the Head of Sports at Twitter. We discuss: • Creative ways to get a job in sports • The growth of Twitter spaces • How Twitter partners with leagues & teams • The athletes that utilize social media the best Enjoy!
40:01
January 18, 2022
#19 - WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed on optimizing human performance
#19 - WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed on optimizing human performance
Will Ahmed is the founder & CEO of WHOOP, a human performance company that collects and provides physiological data 24/7 to optimize how you train, recover, and sleep. WHOOP was founded in 2011, they have raised about $400 million, and the business is currently valued at roughly $4 billion. We discuss: • Whoop's founding story • The tradeoffs between distribution vs. product • Working with LeBron James & Michael Phelps • The biggest takeaway's from WHOOP's data • Transitioning to a subscription model • The benefits of meditation Enjoy!
50:21
January 13, 2022
#18 - The 2x World Champion being paid in Bitcoin w/ Ricky Wysocki
#18 - The 2x World Champion being paid in Bitcoin w/ Ricky Wysocki
Today's episode is with Ricky Wysocki, a 2x disc golf World Champion. We discuss: • The business behind pro disc golf • How much the top players are making • Ricky's 4-year, $4 million deal • Being paid $250,000 in bitcoin • And more Enjoy!
30:45
January 11, 2022
#16 - The youngest female agent in MLB history w/ Rachel Luba
#16 - The youngest female agent in MLB history w/ Rachel Luba
Today's episode is with Rachel Luba, the founder of Luba Sports & the youngest female agent in baseball history. We discuss: • How to become an agent • What role data plays in negotiations • Trevor Bauer's $100 million deal • The role of social media • and more Enjoy!
42:34
January 06, 2022
#16 - Investing in the future of the internet w/ Nigel Eccles
#16 - Investing in the future of the internet w/ Nigel Eccles
Nigel Eccles is the former co-founder & CEO at FanDuel and has spent the last few years building multiple businesses that uniquely straddle the creator economy, sports betting, web3, crypto, and more. We discuss: • Raising $450 million in venture capital • Finding product-market fit at FanDuel • Ethereum vs. Solana • The future of DAOs • Regulation in crypto • Lessons from 20 years of entrepreneurship Enjoy!
01:05:27
January 04, 2022
#15 - Building a multi-million-dollar business on social media w/ Buster Scher
#15 - Building a multi-million-dollar business on social media w/ Buster Scher
This episode of The Joe Pomp Show is with Buster Scher, the founder of Hoops Nation. Buster has a fantastic story — he started posting NBA content on Facebook when he was 14 years old and has spent the last seven years building a sports media company with nearly 10 million followers. In this conversation, we discuss: • Building a large media company • Why Mark Cuban is buying Meme accounts • How he monetizes social media content • The reason he decided to skip college • Investing in historical collectibles • and more Enjoy!
42:22
December 30, 2021
#14 - Selling Complex for $300 million w/ Rich Antoniello
#14 - Selling Complex for $300 million w/ Rich Antoniello
Today's episode is with former Complex CEO Rich Antoniello. Topics: • Selling Complex for $300 million • Building a media network over two decades • The craziest things he did to keep the business alive • The future of Bitcoin, crypto, web3, and the metaverse • What he is investing in today & his advice to young entrepreneurs Please listen, subscribe, share, and enjoy!
59:45
December 21, 2021
#13 - Building a billion-dollar esports organization w/ 100 Thieves President & COO John Robinson
#13 - Building a billion-dollar esports organization w/ 100 Thieves President & COO John Robinson
Today's episode is with John Robinson, the President & COO of 100 Thieves. In this conversation, we discuss: • Raising over $100 million from VCs • How they reached a $460 million valuation • Why Dan Gilbert, Drake, and Scooter Braun invested • Their plan to diversify revenue streams • Organic growth vs. acquisitions • If they plan to go public anytime soon Enjoy!
31:32
December 16, 2021
#12 - Shawne Merriman | Former All-Pro NFL Linebacker & Entrepreneur
#12 - Shawne Merriman | Former All-Pro NFL Linebacker & Entrepreneur
Today's episode is with former All-Pro NFL Linebacker Shawne Merriman. In this conversation, we discuss: • How he got the nickname "Lights Out" • Going from homeless to a $10 million NFL contract • The smartest athletes he has ever been around • The economics behind his MMA league "LXF" • The future of sports betting & streaming content Enjoy!
33:12
December 14, 2021
#11 - The future of DraftKings w/ CEO Jason Robins
#11 - The future of DraftKings w/ CEO Jason Robins
Today's episode is with Jason Robins, the co-founder & CEO of DraftKings. In this conversation, we discuss: • How DraftKings raised its seed round • Their plan to reduce marketing expenses • The future of micro-betting & iGaming • The diversification of revenue streams outside DFS/OSB/iGaming • Lowering CAC, increasing LTV, and reducing customer churn • Putting Bitcoin on the balance sheet & letting customers pay in crypto Enjoy!
40:37
December 09, 2021
#10 - The student-athletes making $1 Million w/ Darren Heitner
#10 - The student-athletes making $1 Million w/ Darren Heitner
Today's episode is with Darren Heitner, the founder of Heitner Legal and an expert on all things name, image, and likeness. In this conversation, we discuss: • How NIL rules have changed • Which athletes are making the most money • The school paying millions of dollars in academic bonuses • How brands are determining the success of these deals This was an awesome conversation, and I hope you enjoy it.
45:13
December 07, 2021
#9 - Building a billion-dollar sports ticketing platform w/ SeatGeek CEO Jack Groetzinger
#9 - Building a billion-dollar sports ticketing platform w/ SeatGeek CEO Jack Groetzinger
Today's episode is with Jack Groetzinger, the co-founder and CEO of ticketing platform SeatGeek. We discuss: • Why scams led him to start SeatGeek • Their strategy to minimize customer churn • SeatGeek's approach to influencer marketing • What impact COVID-19 had on their business • Going public via a SPAC at a $1.35 billion valuation • The future of NFTs in ticketing Enjoy!
39:60
December 02, 2021
Ep. #8 | Crypto is taking over professional sports w/ Anthony Pompliano
Ep. #8 | Crypto is taking over professional sports w/ Anthony Pompliano
Today's episode is with my brother Anthony Pompliano, a technology investor & entrepreneur. With crypto becoming more engrained within professional sports by the day, Anthony and I sat down to discuss why athletes like Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr., and Aaron Rodgers are being paid in Bitcoin, the crypto exchanges spending billions of dollars on sports partnerships, the future of NFTs, and more. Enjoy!
36:52
November 30, 2021
Ep. #7: Will Compton | Athlete & Entrepreneur
Ep. #7: Will Compton | Athlete & Entrepreneur
Today's episode is with Will Compton. In addition to nearly a decade-long career as an NFL linebacker, Will Compton has built the popular podcast Bussin' With The Boys. Topics discussed: • College recruitment • Transitioning to the NFL • Financial education & leadership • Building a podcast while in the NFL • The best athlete he's ever played with Enjoy!
01:00:18
November 23, 2021
Ep. #6: Jim Huether | CEO of Hyperice
Ep. #6: Jim Huether | CEO of Hyperice
Today's episode is with Jim Huether, the CEO of Hyperice. Jim joined Hyperice in 2014 and has led the business from less than $1 million in annual sales to over $200 million last year. In this conversation, Jim walks me through how they built a billion-dollar business, what it was like raising nearly $50 million from some of the world's best athletes, the craziest thing he's ever done to keep the business alive, and more. This was an awesome conversation. Enjoy!
58:00
November 18, 2021
The Next Great Pro Sports League | Paul Rabil | The Joe Pomp Show #5
The Next Great Pro Sports League | Paul Rabil | The Joe Pomp Show #5
Paul Rabil is an athlete, entrepreneur, creator, and investor. After retiring earlier this year as one of the best professional lacrosse players in history, Paul Rabil is now focused on building the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) with his brother Mike. In this conversation, we discuss: - The financial transition to pro lacrosse - His hall of fame career - Building a multi-billion-dollar sports league - Traditional media vs. distributed media This was a fantastic conversation, and I hope you enjoy it.
46:50
November 16, 2021
The Best Athlete Investors Ever | Darren Rovell | The Joe Pomp Show #4
The Best Athlete Investors Ever | Darren Rovell | The Joe Pomp Show #4
Today's episode is with Darren Rovell. After spending nearly two decades covering sports business at ESPN & CNBC, Darren became a senior executive producer at the Action Network in 2018. In this conversation, we discuss: • The future of sports betting • The best athlete investors ever • How much college students are making off NIL • Kobe Bryant's $600 million investment win • John Elway's $600 million mistake Enjoy & make sure you're subscribed for future podcasts!
58:27
November 11, 2021
The Sports League Built For The 21st Century | Dan Porter | The Joe Pomp Show #3
The Sports League Built For The 21st Century | Dan Porter | The Joe Pomp Show #3
Dan Porter is the co-founder of Overtime, a multi-platform digital sports network built for the 21st century. With a community of over 50 million followers generating 1.7 billion video views each month, Overtime recently launched Overtime Elite, a pro basketball league that pays high school-aged players more than $100,000 annually, provides health benefits, and college tuition should the player not pursue pro basketball. In this conversation, we discuss: - The idea that led to Overtime - How the company currently makes money - What it was like raising money from Jeff Bezos & Drake - The future of Sports Betting, Crypto, and the Metaverse Enjoy! ======================= Monitor your recovery, sleep, training, and health with personalized recommendations and coaching feedback with WHOOP. Train smarter, recover faster, sleep better, and now feel healthier with WHOOP and their all-new WHOOP 4 DOT O. The latest, most advanced fitness wearable on the market.  Go to whoop.com and receive 15% off when you use the code JOE at checkout.  ======================= It’s time to upgrade your old baggy sweats and check out Public Rec. Finally, a more stylish alternative to sweatpants that are way more comfortable than jeans. Their best-selling All Day Every Day Pant is worn by thousands, including me, and they’re the perfect combination of indoor comfort and outdoor style.  Public Rec RARELY discounts, but right now, they have an exclusive offer just for The Joe Pomp Show Listeners. Go to publicrec.com and use promo code HUDDLE to receive 10% off. ===================== My friends at Coin Cloud will give you $50 in FREE Bitcoin when you buy $200 or more at any of their 4,000+ machines. Use promo code JOE to get your free Bitcoin. For details or to find your nearest Coin Cloud machine, visit www.Coin.Cloud/JOE  Coin Cloud has been serving customers since 2014 and has established itself as the world's leading digital currency machine (DCM) operator. More than just a Bitcoin ATM, Coin Cloud machines make it easy to buy and sell Bitcoin and 30+ other digital assets with cash. To get your $50 in free Bitcoin, visit www.Coin.Cloud/JOE =======================
01:01:34
November 09, 2021
Building A Billion Dollar Business | Rich Kleiman | The Joe Pomp Show #2
Building A Billion Dollar Business | Rich Kleiman | The Joe Pomp Show #2
Rich Kleiman is the longtime manager and business partner of Kevin Durant. Kleiman & Durant have co-founded multiple businesses together, including The Boardroom, a media company at the intersection of sports, music, art, and culture, and Thirty Five Ventures, an investment vehicle they have used to make over 75 investments in companies like Coinbase, Postmates, WHOOP, Robinhood, and more. In this conversation, we discuss: - Working with pro athletes - Building a media company - How Rich evaluates potential investments - The impact San Francisco had on their deal flow - How athletes think about money - What Rich would do if he had to start all over Enjoy! ======================= Monitor your recovery, sleep, training, and health with personalized recommendations and coaching feedback with WHOOP. Train smarter, recover faster, sleep better, and now feel healthier with WHOOP and their all-new WHOOP 4 DOT O. The latest, most advanced fitness wearable on the market.  Go to whoop.com and receive 15% off when you use the code JOE at checkout. ======================= It’s time to upgrade your old baggy sweats and check out Public Rec. Finally, a more stylish alternative to sweatpants that are way more comfortable than jeans. Their best-selling All Day Every Day Pant is worn by thousands, including me, and they’re the perfect combination of indoor comfort and outdoor style.  Public Rec RARELY discounts, but right now, they have an exclusive offer just for The Joe Pomp Show Listeners. Go to publicrec.com and use promo code HUDDLE to receive 10% off. ===================== My friends at Coin Cloud will give you $50 in FREE Bitcoin when you buy $200 or more at any of their 4,000+ machines. Use promo code JOE to get your free Bitcoin. For details or to find your nearest Coin Cloud machine, visit www.Coin.Cloud/JOE  Coin Cloud has been serving customers since 2014 and has established itself as the world's leading digital currency machine (DCM) operator. More than just a Bitcoin ATM, Coin Cloud machines make it easy to buy and sell Bitcoin and 30+ other digital assets with cash. To get your $50 in free Bitcoin, visit www.Coin.Cloud/JOE =======================
49:25
November 04, 2021
What It's Like To Work In The NFL | Andrew Brandt | The Joe Pomp Show #1
What It's Like To Work In The NFL | Andrew Brandt | The Joe Pomp Show #1
Andrew Brandt is one of the most respected voices in sports business.   Andrew spent time on the agency side working with athletes like Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing, but he was also Vice President of the Green Bay Packers, where he spent a decade negotiating player contracts, managing the salary cap, and handling all football-related business operations.   In this conversation, we discuss working for the Packers, negotiating NFL contracts, the dynamic between Brett Favre & Aaron Rodgers, publicly owned sports teams, and current events across the NFL.  =======================  Monitor your recovery, sleep, training, and health with personalized recommendations and coaching feedback with WHOOP. Train smarter, recover faster, sleep better, and now feel healthier with WHOOP and their all-new WHOOP 4 DOT O. The latest, most advanced fitness wearable on the market.  Go to whoop.com and receive 15% off when you use the code JOE at checkout. =======================  It’s time to upgrade your old baggy sweats and check out Public Rec. Finally, a more stylish alternative to sweatpants that are way more comfortable than jeans. Their best-selling All Day Every Day Pant is worn by thousands, including me, and they’re the perfect combination of indoor comfort and outdoor style.  Public Rec RARELY discounts, but right now, they have an exclusive offer just for The Joe Pomp Show Listeners. Click here and use promo code HUDDLE to receive 10% off. =====================  My friends at Coin Cloud will give you $50 in FREE Bitcoin when you buy $200 or more at any of their 4,000+ machines. Use promo code JOE to get your free Bitcoin. For details or to find your nearest Coin Cloud machine, visit www.Coin.Cloud/JOE  Coin Cloud has been serving customers since 2014 and has established itself as the world's leading digital currency machine (DCM) operator. More than just a Bitcoin ATM, Coin Cloud machines make it easy to buy and sell Bitcoin and 30+ other digital assets with cash. To get your $50 in free Bitcoin, visit www.Coin.Cloud/JOE  =======================
55:44
November 02, 2021