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S3, Ep. 3: Arif Hasan, Optimum Scouting/Zone Coverage Minnesota

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Arif Hasan of Optimum Scouting and Zone Coverage Minnesota joins me for a special 2018 NFL Draft edition of the Because of Sports Podcast for a special! In today’s episode we discuss the upcoming NFL draft, give our takes on the top prospects, what it was like having the Super Bowl in Minnesota, where teams go wrong in the draft process, and much more.  (more…)

S3, Ep. 2: Edward Aschoff, ESPN/College Football

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Edward Aschoff of ESPN joined me on this week’s show to discuss college football, his move from the South to Los Angeles, how he would tackle some of the NCAA’s biggest problems, the differences between fans in the South vs. everywhere else in the nation, and what is the best tailgate experience in college sports.  (more…)

S3, EP. 1: Jessica Kleinschmidt, MLB.com and Cut4

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The Because of Sports Podcast is back! Jessica Kleinschmidt of MLB.com and affiliate site, Cut4, joins host Adam Cubbage to discuss the 2018 Major League Baseball season, her role with MLB.com and Cut4, staying true to yourself, and Joey Votto’s chances of winning a medal in Olympic Curling. (more…)

Thoughts On What We Talked About Last Week Because of Sports

Each week I’ll give my take on some of the things we all talked about In sports.

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Happier times between college basketball and Mark Emmert (second from left). Also, this now never happened so I don’t know what he’s clapping about.

*This will usually be posted on Monday’s. So happy Tuesday.*

-NCAA’s Recruiting ‘scandal’

– Mark Emmert doesn’t get it

– Kim Pegula almost gets it

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S2, Ep. 17: Taylor Rooks, Sportsnet New York Anchor/Host of Timeout With Taylor Rooks

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One of my favorite things about Taylor Rooks (besides the obvious talent for what she does) was the sheer joy and enthusiasm she brings to it. She also has the courage in the media to speak out on things that matter. And that is something I always appreciate. (more…)

S2, Ep. 16: David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing

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I met David Meltzer in the Summer of 2012 while interning at his and Warren Moon’s company, Sports 1 Marketing. He gave me my first introduction into the sports industry and I learned a tremendous amount. (more…)

S2, Ep. 14: Sarah Spain, ESPN

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Sarah Spain is one of my favorite personalities in sports media and media in general. Between her knowledge of sports and courage when tackling social issues there are reasons aplenty for that. So I could not be more excited to have her on as a guest. (more…)

S2, Ep. 13: Richard Deitsch, Writer/Reporter, Sports Illustrated

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Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated is one of the best writers/reporters in the sports  media industry. His podcast, the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch, is a must listen, and if you aren’t following him on Twitter stop missing out on gems on everything from sports, to media, to politics. Richard was kind enough to join me in a discussion on a range of topics that I couldn’t be more excited to get his opinion about.  (more…)

S2, Ep. 12: Natalie Weiner, Sports & Culture, Bleacher Report

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Natalie Weiner has been one of the best follows on Twitter for me for quite some time. Her insight is always interesting, and her takes always honest. Her background (Columbia grad, former Editor at Billboard Magazine) makes the sports media world that much richer with fresh takes and ideas. So we’re all better for her writing sports and culture for Bleacher Report. (more…)

S2, Ep. 11: Cian Fahey, Pre-Snap Reads, ESPN

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One of my favorite things to do as a kid was study the way players in the NFL and college played the Quarterback position. I found the nuances of the position not only to be one of the most challenging in all of sports, but, when done correctly, one of the most amazing feats. Cian Fahey has been doing NFL analysis for some time and has developed metrics to measure the Quarterback position. His common-sense approach to NFL analysis made me a fan of him instantly, and it’s easy to see why we will soon hear him on ESPN this fall delivering that analysis to an even greater audience.  (more…)