Scott Soshnick and Michael Barr discuss a number of topics related to the business of sports, including the Chicago Cubs decision to pull away from their partnership with NBC Sports Chicago -- and start their own television venture. The Cubs have hired former MSG Network President and St. Louis Blues CEO Mike McCarthy to lead the TV venture. Also discussed is Amazon’s hiring of former ESPN executive Marie Donoghue to oversee sports for Prime Video. Donoghue spent 19 years at ESPN and left the network last year. The duo also talk about Northern Illinois’s novel approach to encouraging students to attend football games: Show up for the chance to win $100.
Host: Scott Soshnick and Michael Barr. Producer: Madena Parwana
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Running time 10:53