WHAT: iHeartMedia and Sports Illustrated teamed up to announce an original podcast series featuring two of the brightest minds in the sporting business today, “The Bag with Rashad Jennings and Lindsay McCormick.” Hosted by former NFL star, NFLPA Players Representative and best-selling author, Rashad Jennings, and sports and business journalist, Lindsay McCormick, the weekly show will help listeners understand the business behind sports, touching on NFTs and cryptos, to fantasy and athlete contracts.
In the debut episode, Jennings and McCormick kick off their sports and business podcast with a discussion of Deshaun Watson’s $230M guaranteed deal and how the new streaming platform NFL+ premiere is one in the NFL’s larger plan of getting into the data business. In addition, special guest Shawne Merriman joins the show to discuss his transition from NFL superstar to league owner of Lights Out Xtreme Fighting, his mentee relationship with Dana White, and the business opportunities presented by the evolving sports media landscape.
Throughout the series, Jennings and McCormick will not only share their own firsthand experiences and expertise on navigating the sports business world, but will also sit down with guests like former NFL All-Pro Shawne Merriman, fantasy football guru Matthew Berry and sports marketing entrepreneur David Meltzer as well as other leading industry experts.
WHO: Rashad Jennings is a former NFL star, NFLPA Players Representative who made foundational changes to the basic NFL contract structure, before proving his versatility by winning Dancing With The Stars, launching his own foundation, and authoring a best-selling book.
Lindsay McCormick is an award-winning sports & business journalist, investor, and judge on the entrepreneurial competition reality series Elevator Pitch.
WHEN: The first episode of “The Bag with Rashad Jennings and Lindsay McCormick” is available today Tuesday, September 6, with new episodes airing daily. Listen to the debut episode HERE.
WHERE: “The Bag with Rashad Jennings and Lindsay McCormick” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Listen to the podcast on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts.