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It's time to dance y'all. March Madness officially kicked off Tuesday night with "First Round" games in Dayton, but most fans will tune in while they are on the job starting on Thursday afternoon as the "official" 64 team tournament kicks off with BCS schools & mid-majors having a shot to experience one shining moment!
Tune is as the GCL Crew reminisces about March Madness past, including the improbable NC State victory over Phi Slamma Jamma.
We'll also have a serious conversation about the impact of the Steubenville rape case.
Join us Wednesday at 1:00pm ET for another great show!
A Game Changers Live Special Interview with Jason Collins' Former Fiancee Carolyn Moos:
A week after receiving the phone call from her former fiance Jason Collins, Carolyn Moos received another call from Jason. This time it was to tell her that the reason he called off their wedding in 2009 was because he was gay.
As Collins revealed in this week's edition of Sports Illustrated...He is Black and he is gay. Collins also shared the fact that he had dated Moos for 8 years in which they planned their life together even discussing having children.
In the aftermath of this watershed moment in the sportsworld, Moos is still processing the news while completely supporting Jason as he starts this journey as the first openly gay male athlete who is active in one of the major leagues.
Carolyn, a nutrition consultant and former professional basketball player, has only had a few days to process what Jason said he's known for most of his life. We'll catch up with Carolyn to hear her side of the story, how she took the news, and how she is coping with this shocking development.
Tune in Friday at 9:30pm ET for this GCL Special!
Last week, Miami (The U) President Donna Shalala's strong statement in response to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations brought more attention to a situation that continues to escalate...the NCAA's inability to govern.
The NCAA, a place where you can: Trademark your nickname & reap the financial rewards. Put cream cheese on a bagel during a campus visit & receive a sanction. NCAA enforcement & rules continue to baffle us all.
Despite the NCAA's Executive Committee recently endorsing President Mark Emmert (unanimously at that) & making their "vote of confidence" public, there seems to be a growing opposition to Emmert's leadership amidst decisions that chip away at the credibility of college sports' governing body.
On this week's show, the GCL Crew revisits several of the questionnable decisions the NCAA has made recently and debates the validity of the criticism Emmert has received from all corners of the sports industry.
In addition to our discussion of the NCAA, we'll talk about Manti Te'o's performance at the NFL Combine, if the Lakers make the playoffs, and what impact Tom Brady's restructured contract will have on Joe Flacco's contract negotiations.
Join us as we share our take on the state of the NCAA Wednesday at 1pm ET on Game Changers Live.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the GCL Crew. We hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season with friends and family. After you spend Tuesday opening gifts and spreading joy, tune in to Game Changers Live on Wednesday for an episode that was one of our fan favorites from 2012...an amazing year with several interesting special guests.
Stanford University Economics Professor Roger Noll joins GCL SportsBiz Brief this week to discuss the economics of sports. We'll discuss the economic benefit of public financing of stadiums, the commercialization of college athletics, the potential for an NFL team in Los Angeles in the next 5 years, the ideal outcome for the NBA in Sacramento and/or Seattle, and more.
Noll, a world-reknown economist, is a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and has co-authored or contributed to several books focused on sports economics.
We'll also discuss our 5 Hot "Super Bowl Week" Topics on this week's episode of Game Changers Live: GCL SportsBiz Brief.
Tune in at Noon ET on Tuesday, January 29th for a super show!
The SEC proved it is the dominant conference in college football once again in what ended up as a less than entertaining BCS National Championship Game. But sometimes, a victory is more than just a victory!! On this week's GCL SportsBiz Brief, we'll analyze a hidden aspect of the 'Bama victory.
Do you ever wonder what the impact of Alabama's "dynasty" in college football will have on-campus? There's no doubt that Alabama's 42-14 thrashing of Notre Dame will definitely help Nick Saban secure another Top 5 recruiting class on signing day in February and will help the ticket office continue its streak of consecutive sellouts in the 100,000 stadium. But what impact will this victory have on the # of applicants, the SAT scores of those applicants, donations to the university, and more? Does a strong football program impact the quality of student who attends a university?
We are joined by Professor Michael Anderson who will discuss the correlation between strong athletic programs at the collegiate level and SAT scores (or academic success).
Anderson, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economics, has written a fascinating research paper that states that spending on college athletics is justified because a successful college program attracts better students to the institution as well as other beneficial outcomes.
Join us Tuesday at Noon ET/9am PT for this conversation (and more) as we also cover 5 Hot Topics in SportsBiz heading into 2013!
This week on GCL Politics the crew will discuss the 2012 re-election of President Obama. The country has spoken and it says "Four More Years!" We'll talk about how it all unfolded, how we feel about it and what it all means. We'll talk about the elation of half the country as the other half predicts our doom. What do we think needs to happen as we move into 2013? How do we keep moving forward as a nation through 2016? Will we remain a nation divided? This is going to be a great
The GCL Crew is thankful for all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us over the years. We are grateful for the opportunity to discuss sports with our listeners on a regular basis & appreciate all of your support. As you & your family get ready to share an amazing turkey dinner and some NFL on Thursday, tune in for our annual Best of GCL Show: Thanksgiving 2012 Edition Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!
Did Monday's announcement of Rory McIlroy's new long-term endorsement deal with Nike Golf signify the passing of the baton from Tiger Woods to the young golf prodigy who has a huge international following?
We're joined on this week's GCL SportsBiz Brief by former Nike executive Greg Nared who also was previously Michelle Wie's agent during the early stages of her career on tour. We'll ask Nared about the viability of the golf market "after Tiger", the challenges faced in sponsoring golfers, and the value Tiger brought to the Nike "TW" portfolio.
Also, we'll cover the following GCL SportsBiz Brief Five Hot Topics:
Impact of a Lance Armstrong confession on his brand & the Livestrong brand Necessity for a heart to heart conversation with Johnny Manziel's parents In the "Age of the QB"...who's our next marketable star Sacramento Kings to Seattle...impact on both cities NFL's foray into marketing to women Tune in for GCL SportsBiz Brief on Tuesday at Noon ET/9:00am PT and call-in to give us your take on the Biz! Call (347) 215-6813...we'd love to hear from you!
Join the GCL Crew for a conversation about how the candidates. This week we're talking about the two most recent debates: the VP debate and the second presidential debate. Did Biden turn the tide around after the President's lackluster performance in Debate #1? Was his demeanor toward Ryan appropriate? How did both candidates perform? Then we'll move on to this week's Presidential debate. Did President Obama redeem himself? Does Mitt Romney really have binders full of women? Which candidate is making the most sense and connected with the audience? The election is less than three weeks away. Let's talk issues!