SBJ First Look

Sports Business Journal

Every Monday, Bill King brings you Sports Business Journal’s First Look podcast. King takes a deep dive into the top stories in the current issue of SBJ, with reporters providing details and context to what you’re reading that week.

All Episodes

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Sep 21

41 min

Bill King is joined by Abe Madkour to discuss the life and impact of Larry Tanenbaum, SBJ’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement honoree. Then, Eric Prisbell stops by to talk about MLB’s new video partnership with Google.

Sep 14

30 min

Bill King is joined by Ben Fischer to discuss the 2020 NFL kickoff. They analyze what’s at stake for the league, networks, and advertisers. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he’s following this week in sports business.

Sep 7

31 min

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Aug 31

29 min

Bill King is joined by Bret McCormick to discuss the 2020 US Open. Then, Ben Fischer joins them to chat about the upcoming, crowded fall sports season. Finally, Abe Madkour stops by with the stories he’s following this week in sports business.

Aug 24

41 min

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Aug 17

32 min

This week, writers Austin Karp, Mark J. Burns and John Ourand go into more detail about the bubble challenges of the MLS is Back Tournament. Then, football writer Ben Fischer shares more about Eric Winston's career shift from the NFLPA to OneTeam Partners. Finally, Abe Madkour stops by to discuss what he's keeping an eye on this week in sports business.

Aug 10

28 min

Bill King is joined by facilities writer Karn Dhingra and hockey writer Mark Burns to talk about the twisting, turning history of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he’s following this week in sports business.

Aug 3

33 min

Bill King is joined by John Lombardo to discuss the NBA’s return in Orlando. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he’s watching this week in sports business.

Jul 27

35 min

Bill King is joined by Chris Smith to talk about athletes’ increased interest in content. Then, Karn Dhingra joins Bill to talk about what facilities will need to do to keep fans six feet apart. Finally, Abe Madkour stops by to chat about the stories he’s following this week in sports business.

Jul 20

38 min

Bill King is joined by David Broughton and Bret McCormick to discuss sports revenue during the coronavirus pandemic including losses, insurance coverage, and PPP loans. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he’s following this week in sports business.

Jul 13

42 min

Michael Smith joins Bill King to discuss how college athletic departments are preparing for a football season impacted by coronavirus, and then they examine concerns around youth sports during the pandemic.

Jun 29

36 min

Terry Lefton joins Bills King to talk about what sports sponsorships will look like and how much they'll cost when sports return. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he's watching in sports business this week.

Jun 22

27 min

Chris Smith and Bill King discuss the soaring, pre-pandemic values of sports franchises and the potential fallout. Then Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he's following this week in sports business.

Jun 15

31 min

Ben Fischer and Bill King discuss how the sports world has responded to the recent social protests.

Jun 8

25 min

Bill King speakers with John Ourand and Austin Karp about sports media and viewership during the pandemic. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he’s following this week in sports business.

Jun 1

27 min

May 25

54 min

Bill King and Karn Dhingra discuss cashless technology and venues in a post-coronavirus world. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he’s following this week in sports business.

May 18

28 min

Bill King is joined by John Lombardo in this week's First Look. They discuss the PGA Tour's return without spectators, which typically drove sizable revenue from ticket and hospitality sales. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he's following this week in sports business.

May 11

27 min

In this week's First Look, Bill King speaks with Adam Stern about NASCAR's success in televised esports. After that, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he's following this week in sports business.

May 4

36 min

Bill King chats with Chris Smith about ESPN's "The Last Dance" and the rising popularity of sports documentaries. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he's following this week in sports business.

Apr 27

31 min

In this week's SBJ First Look, John Ourand discusses whether the XFL's demise was a business or coronavirus decision with Ben Fischer and Terry Lefton. Then, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about the stories he's following in sports business this week.

Apr 20

18 min

Writers John Lombardo and Ben Fischer join Bill King in the virtual studio to discuss all things pandemic including the NBA and UFC, how the sports industry is adjusting, and when the games will resume. Finally, Abe Madkour stops by to talk about what he's paying attention to this week in sports.

Apr 14

33 min

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