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Latest Edition of Sports Business Radio now available on iTunes and via SportsBusinessRadio.com

Make sure to download the 1/23/13 edition of Sports Business Radio on iTunes or here http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2013/01/sbr-23-january-2013

Nick Hines of the Engine Shop joins us to discuss the Super Bowl parties on tap for New Orleans this year. The Engine Shop will once again be producing ESPN's Super Bowl party.

We also discuss which participants in this year's Super Bowl are the most marketable (my money is on the Harbaugh brothers if I was putting together an ad campaign).

Ethan Skolnick, Miami Heat beat writer for the Palm Beach Post and author of the new book "Raising Your Game" stops by the show to discuss the unique slant on his book and the risks and rewards parents face when involving their kids in sports. We also discuss the Heat for you NBA fans.

Ekaterina Walter, author of the new book "Think Like Zuck" joins us to discuss the business strategies that have made Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a success and how those strategies can be applied in most any business setting.

And finally, I weigh in with my thoughts on how the Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o camps handled their PR strategies in the past week.

Lots of interesting nuggets on this week's show, so thanks for giving us a listen.

Sports Business Radio's Top 10 Sports Business Stories of 2012

Brian Berger and Bryan Griggs count down the Top 10 sports business stories of the year 2012. Listen to the podcast by clicking here: http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2012/12/sbr-16-december-2012

Leigh Steinberg joins Brian Berger on SBR to discuss Re-Launch of Steinberg Sports

The December 1st edition of Sports Business Radio is now available via podcast.

Sports agent Leigh Steinberg joins Brian Berger on Sports Business Radio for an in-depth, wide ranging interview. Steinberg discusses the re-launch of his agency, player safety in the NFL and his battle against alcoholism and bankruptcy for his agency.

Listen to the conversation here - http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2012/12/sbr-01-december-2012 or go to iTunes and find the podcast under Sports Business Radio.

Latest Edition of Sports Business Radio now available on iTunes and via SportsBusinessRadio.com

Longtime sports executive Joe Favorito joins us to discuss Hurricane Sandy's impact on the east coast sports world as well as the cancellation of NYC Marathon. Sports Illustrated editor Bill Syken stops by to discuss the new book "Football's Greatest", which brings to life the best football players, stadiums and moments in NFL history. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports joins us to discuss the potential of Saints head coach Sean Payton leaving the team next season following the news that his contract has been voided by the NFL. Maury Brown of the BizofBaseball.com discusses the low TV ratings for the World Series, the marketability of Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrerra and the potential suitors and contract details for free agent Josh Hamilton. Download the podcast here: http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2012/11/sbr-10-november-2012

Brian Berger's Sports Business Strategies Class at Portland State University Debuts this January

After many years of guest speaking to the sports business classes of colleagues, I am excited to announce that I will be teaching my own class starting in January. The class is entitled "Sports Business Strategies" and I'll be teaching the course at Portland State University in downtown Portland.

If you're interested in learning more about the course or signing up for the course, go here: http://www.pdx.edu/sba/fp-brian-berger

I already have several terrific guest speakers who have prominent positions in the sports industry lined up to speak to the class during the 11-week course that runs from January to March, so students will get a very realistic glimpse about working in the sports world.

I'm very excited about this opportunity to share my 20-plus years of experience working in the sports industry with students. It will be a lot of fun.

New Edition of Sports Business Radio now available on iTunes

Marcus Mariota, QB of the nationally ranked Oregon Ducks football team joins us to discuss his emergence as the leader of the Ducks high scoring offense. Latanna Stone, the youngest golfer to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur stops by to discuss what the life of a 10-year old golf prodigy is like. Rand Getlin, Investigative Reporter for Yahoo! Sports joins us to discuss his investigative piece about NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus and his relationship with a financial advisor who cost Rosenhaus' clients substantial amounts of money. We also discuss the NFL locking out the league's regular officials, the NHL lockout and the pending sale of AEG. To download the Sports Business Radio podcast on iTunes, go here: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/sports-business-radio/id73834678?mt=2

Listen to the Latest Edition of Sports Business Radio

We look back at the London Games with Sports Business Journal sports media reporter John Ourand as well as which Olympic athletes are most marketable post Olympics with Brand Affinity Technologies CEO Ryan Steelberg. We talk Andrew Luck's decision to table endorsement deals as well as the NFL officials dispute with Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated stops by to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers acquisition of Dwight Howard and the potential that this was the last Olympics with NBA players. David Benoit of FootballMarkets.com joins us to discuss his company's unique product and their August 28th launch. Listen to the latest edition of Sports Business Radio on iTunes or here: http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2012/08/sbr-25-august-2012

The Fascinating Life of St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson

In my opinion, St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson is one of the more fascinating athletes in professional sports today. He's embraced social media and is a terrific follow on Twitter @SJ39 and his website (www.sj39.com) is one of the most comprehensive athlete websites you'll find.

He loves architecture and making films and he's very eloquent discussing both.

Listen to my in-depth conversation with one of the best all-around running backs in the NFL here: http://bit.ly/Q52BGL

Sports Business Radio Launches 30 Day Kickstarter Campaign

 

Since 2004 Sports Business Radio has allowed its audience to peak behind the curtain and get an up-close look at the inner workings of the sports industry.
 
Sports is a $450 billion industry, making it one of the top ten largest industries in the United States. Sports Business Radio covers the sports industry unlike anyone else. We bring you conversations with key decision makers in the world of sports who explain their decisions and path to success via in-depth conversations on the show. 
 
Guests on Sports Business Radio have included NBA Commissioner David Stern, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, NCAA President Mark Emmert, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock, golf icon Jack Nicklaus and Los Angeles Dodgers President and co-owner Stan Kasten.
 
Sports Business Radio is a dedicated sports business team who lives and breathes this industry and we are seeking the support from the people who find the information we provide valuable. Like any industry, in sports you get ahead by knowing more about your market than anyone else. And that's exactly what we try to bring you every week. We dig down and follow all the leads to bring you the inside story about the business deals in sports that really matter.
 
But as you can imagine, producing this type of professional product has built-in hard costs like studio fees, professional tools and outside tech experts. We also go to great lengths to chase the guests that we have on Sports Business Radio and this takes time and sometimes requires travel to meet up with those key decision makers who have incredibly busy schedules. 
 
Thus we are asking for financial support from our listeners and people who value our unique content via a Kickstarter project that we have just launched. The project duration is 30 days long (runs until July 28th)
 
If you would consider copying and pasting the below link into your Twitter or Facebook feed to alert your followers of our Kickstarter project, we would be greatly appreciative. 
 
Your post could read, "If you find the unique content that the @SBRadio podcast provides valuable, please support their @Kickstarter project here: http://kck.st/KFMZBv
 
If you want to see our unique podcast continue, please consider making a financial contribution to our Kickstarter campaign.
 
We appreciate your support!

BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock Joins SBR to Discuss New 4-Team Football Playoff

BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock recently joined Brian Berger on Sports Business Radio to discuss the new 4-team college football playoff that is being formulated.

Listen to the conversation here - http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2012/05/sbr-12-may-2012

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