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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…)

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S2, Ep. 5: Stacey Gotsulias, Beyond The Boxscore, FanRag Sports, & The Hardball Times

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One of the things about Stacey Gotsulias that caught my attention was her knowledge of the game of baseball. I also admired how unapologetic she was in her criticism of Hall of Fame voters doing things wrong; her passion for the New York Yankees (even as a Braves fan); and I was intrigued by her fandom of Alex Rodriguez. (more…)

S2, EP. 4: Melissa Jacobs, Founder/Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com

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Melissa Jacobs career in sports media is as accomplished and fascinating as any you will find in this business. (more…)

S2, Ep. 1: Andrew John, Sports Reporter/Writer at The Desert Sun

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The Desert Sun’s Andrew John kicks off season two of the Because of Sports Podcast. Andrew, who is a sports reporter/writer, discusses what it’s like to cover a “Beat”, his experience at the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, the inspiration and challenges to storytelling in sports, overcoming letdowns in the sports industry, and much more.  (more…)

Ep. 16: B. J. Schecter, Sports Illustrated

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Sports Illustrated put out its first issue in 1954. Since then, to grace its cover has been an achievement to strive for among athletes.  (more…)

Ep. 14: Donna Lopiano, President/CEO, Sports Management Resources

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It’s never been okay to downplay a woman’s athletic ability but somehow we continue to allow just that to happen. For too long, we’ve allowed ourselves to view women’s athletics as a novelty or, even worse, as us (mainly men) doing them a favor. I’ve played or followed sports for over 20 years and I have to admit, one thing that always remained fuzzy to me was the true definition of Title IX. I knew it had something to do with equality, but I wanted to know more about it.

That’s where today’s guest, Donna Lopiano, comes in. (more…)

Ep. 3: Jim Trotter, ESPN NFL Reporter

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ESPN NFL reporter, Jim Trotter, joined me on the podcast to discuss recent player’s early retirement (2:00), players lives beyond football(4:00), The Los Angeles Rams/ San Diego Chargers relocation (11:00), sports journalism’s changing nature (13:30), and his book, Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon (25:00).