Keeping Score

Trying to disrupt the sports media landscape on a $250 million budget

August 13, 2015

Former NASCAR and IMG executive George Pyne discusses his new $250 million venture, Bruin Sports Capital. Plus, hear my thoughts on Deflategate, and the troubles with the field where the next Super Bowl will be played in this week’s episode of Keeping Score.

Local TV money is making teams rich, and the Evil Empire got in early

August 7, 2015

YES Network CEO Tracy Dolgin talks about the risks the Yankees took in establishing a television network and how the business has evolved. He also discusses what baseball needs to change to attract younger fans. Plus, hear my take on the Saint Louis Cardinals’ new television deal, and the latest arena proposals for the NBA and NHL teams in Phoenix in this week’s episode of Keeping Score.

What it takes to televise NASCAR

July 31, 2015

NASCAR Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and Production, Steve Herbst discusses the challenges in bringing the sport to television viewers and the remarkable attachment of the fans to the drivers and automakers behind it. Also, my thoughts on the unexpected sporting event coming to Boston and the latest effort of the Jacksonville Jaguars to attract more fans in this week’s episode of Keeping Score.

NHL in ‘spectacular’ shape, says Commissioner Gary Bettman

July 24, 2015

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the game on the ice and the business overall has never been better. He talks with me about the increased television exposure and higher franchise values. We also discuss some of the struggles in certain markets. Plus, hear my thoughts on the effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis and the plan to put NBA games on Saturday night TV in this week’s episode of Keeping Score.

Donald Trump has done a lot for golf, says Gary Player

July 17, 2015

Legendary golfer Gary Player disapproves of recent comments from Donald Trump but says he deserves a mulligan. The winner of 165 tournaments also discusses the state of the game and his business ventures ahead of this week’s British Open. Plus, hear my thoughts on Major League Baseball’s focus on the youth market and potential NHL expansion in this week’s episode of Keeping Score.

Expect more changes ahead for Major League Baseball

July 13, 2015

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred discusses his new job and the importance of modernizing the game in the debut episode of our podcast “Keeping Score”. Also, we’ll take a look at what the Women’s World Cup win could mean for the earnings of American star Carli Lloyd and the tough road ahead for backers of the 2024 Boston Olympics bid.