The New York Post and Sports Business Journal on Wednesday released the premiere episode of a new podcast, hosted by top business sports media reporters Andrew Marchand of The Post and John Orrand of SBJ. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt joins the podcast as the first guest.
New episodes of “The Marchand and Orend Sports Media Podcast” begin every Wednesday. Audio Podcasts is available on Spotify, Apple and other podcast platforms. The video version will be offered via SBJ.tv and The Post website.
Each episode will feature Marchand and Orrand’s top news stories from sports media, as well as their picks for the best calls of the week, and who’s up and down in the media business. They will also welcome prominent guests from across the industry.
Quick hits from today’s episode:
- Wayne Pelt to Marchand: “I don’t know why every time you write that you get a dollar, Stephen A. Smith makes $12 million, but if you did you’d have $12 million.” Marchand: “I’m going to try it and see if it works.”
- Ourand, on which distributor will get the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket: “I’m starting to think [the NFL wants] DirecTV to deal with, because number one, DirecTV wants them. And number two, one of the biggest draws to Sunday Tickets comes from all the bars and restaurants. They are not yet connected to receive streaming. That’s why there are a lot of considerations for watching the NFL. But basically, once again, the NFL is sitting on a pile of cash from these rights. “
- Marchand on Peyton and Eli Manning’s Great Deal with ESPN: “The Manning brothers? What a success! Are you kidding me? ESPN is paying Mannings, of course, 8 figures for Peyton. Not me Know what Allie’s getting. They have a production deal. They’re trying to keep it a secret. I’m trying to find out. The deal is ridiculous for Mannings. They’re zooming in to jazz up. This For them WFH is work from home. They only have to work 10 weeks out of 17. But here’s the thing: It’s great for ESPN too. Everybody loves it.”
- Ours and, who is down: “It must be the sage” [Steele], Rights? Didn’t he get the memo that the on-air talent at ESPN has to stay away from politics? She got embroiled in some of the biggest social issues that are dividing this country, and finally ended up with a horrifying feeling like suspension. It hasn’t been a really good week for Rishi.”
- Marchand on ESPN’s decision not to move ESPN’s college game day to Iowa/Penn State: “I get it, the game is on Fox. I get it, they want Herbstreit and Fowler to call the Texas-Oklahoma game. [But] You are the iconic show, and you have to serve your audience first. You have to be where the most important story of the day is because you want to be the epicenter. Wrong decision to go to Texas.”