ESPN’s David Purdum on sports gambling and Grant Wahl on the Super League and MLS media rights
Episode 140 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests — ESPN staff writer David Purdum and soccer writer Grant Wahl, the host of the Football With Grant Wahl podcast. In this podcast, Purdum discusses where the U.S. and Canada are regarding the number of places where sports gambling is legal; the interest in non-NFL betting; where legacy media outlets are today regarding sports gambling content on air and where they will be in a couple of years; how big players such as DraftKings are hunting for media entities; how he covers his beat and what he thinks are interesting stories; the limited value of pick segments on air beyond entertainment; whether Jake Paul-like events have a big gambling future; the NFL partnering with Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings and FanDuel and what it means, and much more. Wahl discusses the collapse of the Super League; what the Super League might have commanded in the open market as a media play; MLS going to market for a media deal and what it means; whether Fox still has long-term interest in MLS; the interest in soccer from the streaming services in the U.S. and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Audacy, and more.
Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated and Chad Finn of the Boston Globe
NBC News and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki and The Athletic NFL reporter Tashan Reed
About The Show
The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic.