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The Podcasters

Inspired podcasters and educated fans through highly entertaining content.  

The Podcasters

Inspired podcasters and educated fans through highly entertaining content.  

Who: Men in Blazers & The Starters 

The Story: Athletes and coaches have it easy when finding inspiration, but for the longest time, podcasters didn’t have it so easy. Thanks to the cast of Men in Blazers and The Starters, aspiring broadcasters and radio personalities now have their template for success. 

Though both casts started from humble beginnings, they have recently worked their way to mainstream TV broadcasts. 

Men in Blazers, with its style of humor and quick-witted analysis, can be found on the NBC Sports Network, while The Starters and its unique brand of commentary and analysis can be found on NBA TV

These successes are proof that if you put in the work, do your research and provide an entertaining experience, the sky’s the limit.

“The genuine camaraderie gives the show its heart. The authenticity of banter provides a self-awareness not found on flashier studio shows. There are no suits and ties on The Starters.” – Angelo Spagnolo, writer for GQ

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Sports Media

01Jay Bilas

Educated the basketball community through his work as a commentator and a skills instructor.

02Zach Kerker

Celebrated and educated his community’s coaches and athletes through digital broadcasts.

03Pro Football Focus

Educated football fans about individual player performance through detailed and provocative analysis.  

04Zach Lowe

Educated and entertained the basketball community through in-depth yet digestible analysis.

05Hashtag Sports

Educated the sports community on the most important news related to sports, digital media and technology. 

06Bleacher Report

Celebrated the long journeys of college football prospects everywhere by providing them with a platform to announce their college choices.

07Tom Luginbill

Educated coaches, athletes and fans about the ins and outs of college football recruiting through in-depth analysis. 

08STACK

Educated the sports community through their media platforms and educational programs.

09The Players’ Tribune

Empowered elite athletes by providing them with a platform to share their stories.

10FiveThirtyEight

Educated and entertained the sports community by sharing compelling stories told through statistical analysis.

11Troy Ruediger

Educated the sports world by bringing together a collaborative community of sports tech innovators and influencers.

12Ramona Shelburne

Educated the sports community on the biggest news stories and inspired female writers by producing some of the best written work in sports media.

13SportTechie

Educated fans and industry experts on cutting-edge developments with in-depth analysis.

14Kirk Herbstreit

Educated college football fans with insightful analysis.

15The Podcasters

Inspired podcasters and educated fans through highly entertaining content.  

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