Its Just Business Presents Fight Night!
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Joined again by Alex, #IJB’s own version Eric Sato, we enter the squared circle of Sports Business gabbing. We grapple with the high stakes board room maneuvers of Andre the Giant sized media conglomerates as they battle to acquire and/or keep broadcast rights for the UFC and the WWE. The excellent article by John Ourand from the New York Business Journal gives an insider’s look at how this all hit the mat and we reference it highly in our discussion. We also look at the Battle Royale that is the globes top valued franchises through Forbes’ annual list. It goes without saying but, F the Cowboys. And what show would be complete without annoying and confusing Steve with a Hollywierd discussion? Our excuse this episode is the rumors James Franco might be directing a biopic of ESPN based on the saucy book Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN by Tom Shales (WaPo what what!) and James Andrew Miller. We eventually end the show casting this potential movie. Who would you have play Chris Berman, Dan…