New podcast from Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt where we interview professional athletes about the business ventures they pursue off the field. The Game Plan both highlights success stories and discusses the challenges that current and retired athletes face in approaching their next chapter. By bringing these stories to life, we hope to provide a more open and honest look into what makes our guests "more than an athlete"
Our very first episode of The Game Plan features NFL Legend Jake "The Snake" Plummer!
Jake Plummer played Quarterback in the NFL for 10 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos, after breaking countless records as a college player at Arizona State University. In the NFL, Jake broke several franchise records, many that still stand to this day. Despite having the option to keep playing in the NFL, Jake decided to step away from football in 2007. Last year, Jake was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame.
In this episode, Jake remembers the exact moment he started thinking about life after the game, how he got involved in building ReadyListSports, the unique advantages he brings to his team as a former NFL pro, how he differentiates his product against the competitive landscape, and life lessons on and off the field, that have helped him find success in business today!
Please follow Jake on Twitter @snakestakes If you're looking for a great read on what Jake was up to in his first few years after stepping away from the game, we'd recommend this great Sports Illustrated article from 2015.
Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture.
Follow The Game Plan on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news & updates, to recommend guests, & bonus content
WHAT IS THE GAME PLAN?
THE GAME PLAN is a new podcast highlighting athletes’ business ventures beyond the field of play. We will speak with professional athletes past and present to discover the ways they leverage their public platform to unlock the value of their cultural influence outside the world of sports.
In addition to chatting with retired players about the transition into their post-playing careers, we’ll speak with current athletes, from rookies to veterans, about how they prepare for the days after they hang up their cleats, and how they plan to define the next chapter.
Our goal is for fans, other athletes, and future business partners alike to see our guests in a new light and to understand what makes them "more than an athlete".
WHO IS BEHIND THE GAME PLAN?
Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt are New York-based VC Investors with deep networks and relationships across the sports, media and technology ecosystems.
Katt is the co-founder of TACK Ventures, an early-stage VC firm based in Brooklyn, focused on investing in game-changers across sports, media, lifestyle, and entertainment. As a non-traditional investor, Tim's experience throughout the sports, media, and cultural landscape provides a unique ear-to-the-ground perspective for both entrepreneurs and investors alike.
Kapoor spent 6+ years in sports and media, including at the National Football League and Madison Square Garden, before becoming an early-stage investor, most recently with LaunchCapital. Leveraging his experiences working with both professional leagues and teams, into a career in investing, Jay brings unique perspectives, insights, and empathy to the journey professional athletes will take, bridging their playing careers into their next professional steps.
WHERE CAN YOU LEARN MORE?
Follow The Game Plan on Twitter: @thegameplanshow and Instagram: gameplanshow
Jay Kapoor: @jaykapoornyc
Tim Katt: @tim_katt