The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

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The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt takes listeners inside the game with in-depth interviews and analysis by one of the leading voices in the field. Andrew Brandt spent a decade each as both a player agent and as Vice President of the Green Bay Packers and is now ESPN's Sports Business Analyst, a weekly columnist at and the Director the Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University. Brandt, who provides insight and analysis to the Ross Tucker Football Podcast every Wednesday, now hosts his own program, interviewing sports industry leaders making news in the sports business. Brandt will pull back the curtain on the inner workings of sports with league and team executives, agents, lawyers, CEOs and other top sports professionals. The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt will inform, educate and entertain listeners with truly unique perspectives not heard anywhere else.

Episode Date
RTAB #105: Brandt's Rants
This week Andrew goes in depth on Tom Brady's contract adjustment, Roquan Smith ending his holdout, & the latest on the anthem protests.
Aug 15, 2018
RTAB #104: Brandt's Rants
This week on the Business Of Sports, Andrew talks about NFL rookie contracts, the NBA & its stance on sports gambling, and NFL holdouts.
Aug 08, 2018
RTAB #103: Anquan Boldin
On this week's 'Business Of Sports,' Andrew talks with former NFL WR Anquan Boldin about his activism, the player's coalition, & what's behind the player protests.
Jul 30, 2018
RTAB #102: Jack Groetzinger
Seat Geek Co-Founder Jack Groetzinger talks with Andrew about starting Seat Geek, what makes them different, how they grew, their partnership with SnapChat, & more.
Jul 25, 2018
RTAB #101: Leigh Steinberg
Andrew talks with the preeminent sports agent of our time, Leigh Steinberg about his start in the business, how the agent business has changed over the years, and his advice for aspiring agents.
Jul 17, 2018
RTAB #100: Brandt's Rants
Andrew weighs in on the NFL's anthem policy, NBA contracts, the Franchise Tag deadline, & LeSean McCoy on this week's podcast.
Jul 11, 2018
RTAB #99: Adam Grant
Renowned author/speaker/professor Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) shares his thoughts on success & traits of winners in sports.
Jun 27, 2018
RTAB #98: Rich Kleiman
This week on the Business Of Sports Andrew talks with Rich Kleiman, Kevin Durant's manager & business partner @ Durant Company.
Jun 06, 2018
RTAB #97: Laurent D. Tardif
Kansas City Chiefs Lineman Laurent D. Tardif just graduated medical school. He talks about balancing his medical career and football career with Andrew on this week's Business of Sports podcast.
May 31, 2018
RTAB #96: Thomas Dimitroff
Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff joins Andrew to discuss Matt Ryans $150,000,000 contract.
May 21, 2018
RTAB #95: Legalized Sports Gambling
Andrew shares his thoughts on the recent Supreme Court decision to let the states legalize sports gambling. Additionally, he answers some of your questions on this week's bonus episode of the Business Of Sports.
May 17, 2018
RTAB #94: David Purdum & Dustin Gouker
ESPN gambling guru David Purdum & Legal Sports Report's Dustin Gouker join Andrew to discuss the SCOTUS decision to strike down the federal ban on sports betting.
May 14, 2018
RTAB #93: Ask Andrew
On this week's podcast, Andrew answers your questions about the business of sports. If you have a question for Andrew, you can leave him a message at 484-416-5654.
May 09, 2018
RTAB #92: Jack Mills
Baker Mayfield's agent, Jack Mills is this week's guest on the Business Of Sports. Andrew & Jack have a wide ranging conversation including: -How he signed Baker with one meeting at a restaurant (the Big Red O, in LA), even before dinner was ordered. -How Bus Cook tried to recruit Baker and didn't know Stoops didn't recruit him. How Baker drew a line at number 5 (Denver) knew he wouldn't go later than than. How Jets were going to take him if he was there. How Browns never tipped their hand.1 How a surprise team was trying to trade up to #2 to get him, the Patriots!
Apr 30, 2018
RTAB #91: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
Andrew spoke at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in February 2018 about his background, becoming an agent, what it's like inside the front office of the Green Bay Packers & how they landed Aaron Rodgers on draft night in 2005.
Apr 23, 2018
RTAB #90: John Branch & Juliet Macur
This week Andrew speaks with NY Times sports reporters John Branch & Juliet Macur about their recent article on the sexualization of professional cheerleaders.
Apr 16, 2018
RTAB #89: Brandt's Rants
This week, Andrew's topics include an inside look at Villanova's success, MLB games on Facebook, Patriots/Rams trade/philosophies, & LeBron v. Saban.
Apr 04, 2018
RTAB #88: Kari Smoker
Under the new Federal tax law, Pro Sports player contracts are now "Real Property," which means they are now subject to Capital Gains Tax. This week, Andrew talks with SUNY Brockport Professor/ Tax expert Kari Smoker about the tax implications when trading players.
Mar 27, 2018
RTAB #87: Allen Robinson
Andrew talks with Bears WR Allen Robinson to get an inside perspective on free agency from a player's viewpoint.
Mar 21, 2018
RTAB #86: Free Agency
This is the busiest week in the NFL off season. Andrew does a "Brandt's Rants" edition of the Business Of Sports podcast talking about free agency.
Mar 15, 2018
RTAB #85: Salary Cap 101
On this week's podcast, Andrew explains the history of the NFL salary cap and how its calculated.
Mar 08, 2018
RTAB #84: Brandt's Rants
On this week's Business Of Sports podcast, Andrew talks about Goodell v. Jones, Blake Bortles contract, Papa John's/Pizza Hut, player cuts, & more.
Feb 28, 2018
RTAB #83: Ken Rosenthal
This week Andrew shifts gears to talk baseball with Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports & The Athletic. They discuss the stagnant MLB free agent market.
Feb 19, 2018
RTAB #82: John Barr
ESPN Investigative reporter John Barr is this week's guest on the Business Of Sports. He talks with Andrew about covering the Larry Nassar case.
Feb 12, 2018
RTAB #81: Mike Sielski
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski chats with Andrew about the Eagles Super Bowl victory.
Feb 05, 2018
RTAB #80: Brandt's Rants
Andrew shares his insights to the Eagles and Patriots leading up to the Super Bowl.
Jan 23, 2018
RTAB #79: Amy Trask
Former NFL Team Executives Andrew Brandt and Amy Trask discuss what it's like to be an NFL team exec and how their careers evolved after leaving the Packers & Raiders respectively.
Jan 16, 2018
RTAB #78: Mark Murphy
Packers President Mark Murphy sits down with Andrew on this week's Business Of Sports podcast. They address the Packers' and NFL business, social protests, his background, management style, & the unique challenges in Green Bay.
Jan 10, 2018
RTAB #77: Brandt's Rants
On this week's Business Of Sports podcast, Andrew talks about the Packers, Jon Gruden, and Seth Wickersham's (ESPN) story about the New England Patriots.
Jan 06, 2018
RTAB #76: Jon Wertheim
Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Jon Wertheim broke the Jerry Richardson story. He talks about it on this week's Business Of Sports Podcast with Andrew Brandt.
Dec 20, 2017
RTAB #75: Brandt's Rants
Andrew discusses Aaron Rodgers return, Roger Goodell's extension, the Verizon deal, and CTE/Concussions on this week's podcast.
Dec 14, 2017
RTAB #74: Brandt's Rants
Andrew goes inside the Supreme Court gambling case, the conflicted relationship we have with NFL violence, arbitrary suspensions, and Roger Goodell's extension on this week's podcast.
Dec 07, 2017
RTAB #73: The Sports Betting Case
David Purdum, ESPN Gambling guru & Ryan Rodenberg, Associate Professor at Florida State University join Andrew this week to discuss 'Christie v. NCAA' (aka the Sports Betting case) which the US Supreme Court will hear about legalized sports gambling in New Jersey.
Nov 28, 2017
RTAB #72: Sally Jenkins
Washington Post columnist & writer Sally Jenkins is this week's guest on the Business of Sports discussing Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell.
Nov 13, 2017
RTAB #71: Brandt's Rants
Andrew shares his thoughts on the big legal issues in the NFL this week including Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and Jones v. Goodell.
Nov 09, 2017
RTAB #70: Joe Banner
Former Eagles President/Browns CEO Joe Banner talks with Andrew about the NFL trade deadline.
Oct 31, 2017
RTAB #69: Ryan Howard
On this week's podcast Andrew talks with former Phillies 1B Ryan Howard about being a professional baseball player and his entry into the business world.
Oct 24, 2017
RTAB #68: Jim Trotter
ESPN's Jim Trotter talks with Andrew about the recent NFL owner's meetings. He also discusses his recent conversations with NFL players about social issues.
Oct 18, 2017
RTAB #67: Brandt's Rants
This week Andrew does a "Brandt's Rants" about social protests, Zeke, Duane Brown, & more.
Oct 14, 2017
RTAB #66: Brandt's Rants
Andrew offers insight on the players side as well as the owners side as it relates to President Trump's recent comments regarding the National Anthem.
Sep 26, 2017
RTAB #65: Brandt's Rants
Andrew dives deep into the decision to extend & compensate Roger Goodell and the complicated relationship the NFL owners have to the Commissioner.
Sep 18, 2017
RTAB #64: Tom Condon
Andrew talks with super agent Tom Condon about negotiating Matthew Stafford's new contract and whether or not we will see fully guaranteed contracts in the NFL anytime soon.
Sep 11, 2017
RTAB #63: Jason Robins
Andrew talks with Draft Kings CEO Jason Robins about how Draft Kings got started, their 2015 advertising push, their failed merger talks with Fan Duel, legal issues/regulations with New York (and other states), and their Week 1 $1 Billion giveaway promotion.
Sep 05, 2017
RTAB #62: Brandt's Rants
Andrew talks about Matthew Stafford's new contract with the Lions to become the highest paid player in the NFL.
Sep 01, 2017
RTAB #61: Dave Zirin
Andrew talks with @thenation 's sports editor Dave Sirin about the recent Colin Kaepernick rally in from of the NFL offices in NYC.
Aug 28, 2017
RTAB #60: Brandt's Rants
Andrew shares his thoughts on Roger Goodell's contract extension and the tension between the NFL and NFLPA.
Aug 22, 2017
RTAB #59: Brandt's Rants
Andrew shares his thoughts on the CTE study and what it means for the future of football. Also, he talks about Spike Lee's rally for Colin Kaepernick.
Aug 08, 2017
RTAB #58: Chris Nowinski & Dr. Jesse Mez
Chris Nowinski, the Co-Founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and Dr. Jesse Mez, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University talk about their recent landmark study in the Journal of American Medical Association between CTE and football.
Jul 31, 2017
RTAB #57: Domonique Foxworth
Former NFL CB & NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth talks with Andrew about his involvement with the NFLPA, why unions are generally better for management than players, and why he thinks De-Certification is needed.
Jul 26, 2017
RTAB #56: Brandt's Rants
Andrew compares the NBA to the NFL and answers the question, "Why doesn't the NFL have guaranteed contracts?"
Jul 10, 2017
RTAB #55: Joe Asher
Joe Asher, CEO of the William Hill Sports & Race Book talks with Andrew about the SCOTUS decision to hear New Jersey's case to allow legal sports betting.
Jun 29, 2017
RTAB #54: Brandt's Rants
Andrew compares the business of the NBA to the NFL, Michael Oher, & Amazon, & more on this week's podcast.
Jun 20, 2017
RTAB #53: Will Ahmed
Andrew talks with Whoop CEO, Will Ahmed about their deal with the NFLPA to monitor and sell player's data from Whoop's wearable health monitoring device.
Jun 05, 2017
RTAB #52: Sally Jenkins
Andrew talks with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins about her recent article regarding Tom Brady hiding concussions.
May 29, 2017
RTFP #51: Brandt's Rants
Andrew talks about what agents are negotiating for in NFL rookie contracts and Mark Cuban's comments on NBA teams tanking once they are eliminated from the playoffs.
May 23, 2017
RTAB #50: Tom Condon
Super Agent Tom Condon talks with Andrew about his scouting process for new clients, his nine 1st round clients in this year's draft, and what the future is for Sam Bradford in Minnesota.
May 09, 2017
RTAB #49: The ESPN Layoffs
Andrew discusses his time at ESPN and being a part of the recent layoffs.
May 02, 2017
RTAB #48: Malcolm Jenkins
Andrew talks with Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins about his social activism, advice for draftees, and much more on this week's podcast.
Apr 24, 2017
RTAB #47: Celeste & Sydney Corcoran
Boston bombing survivors Celeste & Sydney Corcoran talk with Andrew about the bombing, their recovery, and how they are helping others through their, "One World Strong" foundation.
Apr 16, 2017
RTAB #46: John Ourand
Sports Business Journal's John Ourand is this week's guest on the Business of Sports podcast. He and Andrew discuss Tony Romo's decision to join CBS and the impact of Amazon's $50M rights fee to stream Thursday Night Football.
Apr 05, 2017
RTAB #45: Brandt's Rants
Andrew's thoughts on the Vegas Raiders, Goodell shortening games, and Kaepernick distraction discrimination.
Mar 28, 2017
RTAB #44: USA Women's Hockey Boycott
Attorneys for USA Women's Hockey and forward Meggan Duggan address their boycott of the upcoming World Championships.
Mar 18, 2017
RTAB #43: Joe Banner
Former Eagles & Browns President Joe Banner is this week's guest with Andrew discussing free agency and what's next for guys like Adran Peterson, Tony Romo, & Jamaal Charles.
Mar 08, 2017
RTAB #42: Brandt's Rants
Andrew discusses the Scouting combine & Franchise tags on this week's podcast.
Mar 01, 2017
RTAB #41: Paul Domowich
Andrew recently hosted a sit-down at Villanova with Paul Domowich of the Philadelphia Daily News. Domowich, one of the HOF voters who supported TO talks about what happened with denying him entry, the exclusion of Paul Tagliabue, and some interesting backlash on concussions.
Feb 21, 2017
RTAB #40: Ross Tucker
Ross joins Andrew to discuss the Falcons Super Bowl miscues.
Feb 07, 2017
RTAB #39: Thomas Dimitroff
Falcons GM (and former head of New England's college scouting) is Andrew's guest this week on the Business of Sports.
Jan 31, 2017
RTAB #38: Don Yee
Longtime agent Don Yee talks with Andrew about starting his new venture, The Pac Pro Football League.
Jan 23, 2017
RTAB #37: John Spanos
Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos talks with Andrew about the move to Los Angeles.
Jan 16, 2017
RTAB #36: Joe Banner
Former Eagles & Browns exec Joe Banner talks about what to look for when hiring an NFL coach.
Jan 09, 2017
RTAB #35: 2016 in Review
Andrew reflects back on 2016 with his "Top Ten" Business of Sports stories of the year.
Dec 27, 2016
RTAB #34: Ahmad Nassar
This week Andrew speaks with Ahmad Nassar, the President of NFL Players Inc (the for profit division of the NFLPA that handles licensing, sponsorships, etc) about their new venture, One Team Collective.
Dec 19, 2016
RTAB #33: Annie Apple
Andrew & Annie discuss the process of how draft eligible prospects pick an agent.
Dec 12, 2016
RTAB #32: Dave Purdum
Dave Purdue writes for ESPN Chalk about sports gambling. He and Andrew discuss the state of gambling, Raiders/Vegas, & more..
Dec 05, 2016
RTAB #31: Buster Olney
ESPN Senior Baseball writer Buster Only joins Andrew to discuss the latest on the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Nov 30, 2016
RTAB #30: Lane Johnson's Legal Team
Steve Zashin and the rest of Lane Johnson's legal team talk with Andrew about the appeal of Johnson's suspension and their actions against the NFL and NFLPA.
Nov 29, 2016
RTAB #29: Andrew Hawkins
Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins is this week's guest with Andrew Brandt. They discuss race relations and his recent trip to Capitol Hill.
Nov 21, 2016
RTAB #28: Ralph Cindrich
Former NFL agent (and player) Ralph Cindrich is this week's guest with Andrew. They discuss how the agent business has changed over the past 30 years, his experience with former players memory loss ,and his new book, "NFL Brawler."
Nov 15, 2016
RTAB #27: Rick Klein
ABC News Political Director Rick Klein talks about the Presidential election and how (if at all) it affected the decreasing NFL television ratings.
Nov 07, 2016
RTAB #26: Brandt's Rants
Andrew's rants this week include the Trade deadline, domestic violence in the NFL, and next week's Chargers stadium vote.
Oct 31, 2016
RTAB #25: Jane McManus
ESPN's Jane McManus discusses domestic violence in the NFL.
Oct 25, 2016
RTAB #24: Chris Seeger
Chris Seeger, the lead attorney in the NFL concussion litigation is Andrew's guest on this week's podcast.
Oct 17, 2016
RTAB #23: Jacob Tamme
Atlanta Falcons Tight End Jacob Tamme rebuts Donald Trump's comments about "Locker Room culture" and how comments like Trumps are not prevalent in NFL locker rooms.
Oct 11, 2016
RTAB #22: Michael McCann
This week Andrew speaks with sports attorney Michael McCann about the end of Deflategate, the O'Bannon case being denied by the Supreme Court, and Maria Sharapova's suspension reduction.
Oct 05, 2016
RTAB #21: Brandt's Rants
This week's Brandt's Rants focuses on the Eagles, a restructuring in the league office, and the CBA.
Sep 27, 2016
RTAB #20: Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller, the NFL's point man on player health & safety joins this week's show to talk about the NFL's Play Smart Play Safe initiative, its funding/priorities, and more.
Sep 19, 2016
RTAB #19: Domonique Foxworth
NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth joins Andrew on this week's podcast.
Sep 12, 2016
RTAB #18: Brandt's Rants
Andrew's rants on Colin Kaepernick, Sam Bradford, and the Labor day cuts.
Sep 06, 2016
RTAB #17: Aaron Rodgers
Andrew talks with Packers superstar Aaron Rodgers about the NFLPA, this season's Packers team, and more.
Aug 30, 2016
RTAB #16: Brandt's Rants
Andrew shares his thoughts on the latest news of the week including the Al Jazeera report, Josh Brown's suspension, Ryan Lochte, & more.
Aug 23, 2016
RTAB #15: Eugene Monroe
Retired Ravens & Jaguars OT Eugene Monroe talks with Andrew about the unsafe use of opioids in the NFL and his advocacy for the league to accept marijuana as an accepted option for pain management.
Aug 15, 2016
RTAB #14: Michael Avenatti
Attorney Michael Avenatti is suing the NFL over the Hall of Fame game. He talks to Andrew Brandt about the case as well as an update to his other high profile case involving the NFL - the lawsuit from Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.
Aug 11, 2016
RTAB #13: David Epstein
ProPublica's David Epstein talks about Russian doping in the olympics plus the iOC vs. the anti doping agencies as the summer games in Rio get underway.
Aug 08, 2016
RTAB #12: AJ Tarpley
This week Andrew talks with AJ Tarpley, the former Bills Linebacker who retired from the NFL at age 23, after only one year in the league due to concussions
Aug 02, 2016
RTAB #11: Scott Fujita
Former NFL Linebacker Scott Fujita joins Andrew to talk about his friendship with Steve Gleason and the newly released Gleason movie.
Jul 29, 2016
RTAB #10: Rich McKay
Falcons President Rich McKay joins Andrew this week to discuss getting the Super Bowl in 2019, the Falcons concession pricing for their new stadium, and his work on the NFL's competition committee.
Jul 25, 2016
RTAB #9: Joby Branion
Von Miller's agent Joby Branion joins this week's show to talk about his negotiations with the Broncos that led Miller to the biggest defensive player contract in NFL history.
Jul 18, 2016
RTAB #8: Justin Tuck
Justin Tuck looks back on a successful career with the Giants followed by an eventful two-year stint with the Raiders; explains life lessons learned from Michael Strahan and his role modeling for younger players; and looks ahead to pursuing his MBA at the prestigious Wharton School of Business.
Jul 11, 2016
RTAB #7: Brad Allen
Andrew talks with NextVR's CEO Brad Allen about the future of virtual reality in sports & entertainment.
Jul 05, 2016
RTAB #6: Annie Apple
Annie Apple, the mother of NYGiants' top pick Eli Apple and longtime Twitter pal of Andrew talks about her new fame, how she is teaching Eli about life on & off the field, and much more.
Jun 27, 2016
RTAB #5: Howie Roseman
Eagles EVP/GM Howie Roseman explains his entry into the football business, the inherent bias against non "football guys", and his philosophies on an active Eagles offseason (including dramatic moves at the quarterback position)
Jun 21, 2016
RTAB #4: Jeffrey Kessler
Preeminent player-oriented sports attorney Jeffrey Kessler explains his advocacy on behalf of (1) NFL players (Bounty case, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Tom Brady), (2) NCAA players (suing the NCAA for player pay, rights and benefits), and (3) the US Women's Soccer Team (filing for equal pay with men's team).
Jun 13, 2016
RTAB #3: Jeremy Schaap
ESPN's Jeremy Schaap talks about the passing of Muhammad Ali on the latest "Business of Sports" podcast.
Jun 07, 2016
RTAB #2: Tom Condon
Andrew sits down with super agent Tom Condon.
May 03, 2016
RTAB #1: Joe Banner
Joe Banner, the former CEO of the Browns & former President of the Eagles joins Andrew in his debut episode of "The Business of Sports" podcast to discuss the philosophy of acquiring tough, smart, high character players, the big trades at the top of the Draft, the CBA problem for players of rookie $ not going to veterans, and much more.
Apr 25, 2016
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