Cubs' Tom Ricketts on jersey patches, betting and more
Chicago Cubs owner and chairman Tom Ricketts talked about jersey-patch revenue, sports betting and media rights in a wide-ranging interview to open the 2022 SBJ Brand Innovation Summit in Chicago. SBJ’s Abe Madkour conducted the interview.
SBJ Executive Insights: Julie Simmons of Paragon
SBJ Spotlight Predicting which U.S. cities will host World Cup matches
SBJ Spotlight Broncos Sale Complete
Ourand and Prisbell: Will dramatic moves pay off for LIV Golf?
With the signing of Phil Mickelson and several others, plus the USGA’s announcement that the U.S. Open will welcome PGA Tour defectors, SBJ’s John Ourand and Eric Prisbell look at how LIV Golf is doing as it launches its first event.
Marchand/Ourand Ep. 36: LIV Golf, Big Ten rights and C.J. McCollum
LIV Golf’s opening weekend is the top topic, with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand debating the tour’s media future. The two also dive into the latest with Big Ten rights, and interview Pelicans guard C.J. McCollum.
SBJ I Factor: Renie Anderson, presented by Allied Sports
NFL CRO and EVP Renie Anderson is one of the most connected leaders in the sports business, well-known and well regarded. She is a member of Sports Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame.
Madkour and Karp: NBA, NHL finals could draw big ratings
Abe Madkour and Austin Karp on how high the numbers could be for the NBA and NHL Finals, as well as winners and losers among the major events on Memorial Day Weekend.
Who's Up? Pitaro and Olsen; Who's Down? Jeter and White
John Ourand says ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro got the matchup he wanted in the NBA Finals.
For the Big Ten and Pac-12, where are the deals?
Ourand: Even though they weren't signed by Memorial Day, "big deals ... are about to happen."
Apple still in the mix for MLS rights
Andrew Marchand: "Apple wants a championship. If they're going to pay big bucks, they want the big events."
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