The Sport Professor Podcast

The Sport Professor Podcast

The Sport Professor Podcast provides a smart insightful look into the world of sports. We seek to satisfy the inquisitive sport management student and the casual and avid sport fan by taking a unique approach to exploring the world of sport and all it encompasses.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 69 min

Have you ever wondered what parts of a baseball stadium need to be covered by protective netting? Or if a spectator at The Masters could sue Augusta National for being hit by an errant drive?  If so, this is the podcast for you as today we continue our deep dive into torts in sport as we give you Part 2 of our breakdown of facility liability. Beginning with a quick reminder of the duties facility owners and operators owe invitees a...

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Have you ever wondered what actions or inactions could lead to athletes, spectators, or employees bring a lawsuit against your favorite team, gym, or stadium? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we once again deep dive the world of sport law, providing insight into the world of torts in sports and facility liability.  Beginning with a quick discussion of negligence, we then move to define the key relationships present withi...

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Have you ever wondered if athletes can sue one another for their actions on the playing field? Or if teams can be held liable for what their athletes do? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive what case law has to say about athlete liability and negligence. Beginning with a quick reminder of the definition of negligence and the legal elements that encompass it (2:14), we then discuss how the historical view of ath...

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Have you ever wondered why we have laws? Or what led to societies agreeing that certain behaviors should not be allowed and even punished? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive one of the founding principles of the modern world, legal philosophies. Taking a step back from our normal format, we will focus our conversation on the three principle theories that guide the reason, formation, and interpretation of laws....

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Have you ever wondered why Tom Brady sued the NFL for Deflategate?  Or why the NCAA does not have to uphold the constitution?  If so, this is the podcast for you as today we once again deep dive the intersection of constitutional law and the world of sports, as we examine the legal construct of STATE ACTION.  Beginning with a brief refresher on the United States Constitution (2:48), we then move to breakdown when federal courts are...

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Have you ever wondered why tampering is illegal in the NBA? Or what goes into a legally binding contract? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we once again take a quick glimpse at the intersection of the world of sports and law, and provide a crash course in contracts. Beginning with a short discussion of where we see contracts in the world, we then move to break down three things everyone should know about contracts, provi...

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Have you been wondering how Covid might change betting on football this year?  Or what team you should pick to win it all? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we provide a crash course in gambling on football in 2020.  Using the lens of game theory, we begin with a quick review of the academic construct before connecting the theory to practice and offering 5 tips for how to approach gambling on the upcoming football season....

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Have you ever wondered how organizations go about establishing a mission or vision for their future? Or why the NBA players' boycott led to meaningful actions around the country?  If so, this is the podcast for you as today we provide a crash course in strategic planning and dissect the mission and outcomes of the NBA players' playoff strike.  Beginning with a quick discussion of values, missions, visions, goals, and object...

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July 30, 2020 60 min

Have you ever wondered why athletes lose sponsors for what they say, even though the 1st Amendment guarantees them freedom of speech? Or why broadcasters, writers, and commentators can say almost anything they want about athletes in the eyes of the court? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we once again deep dive the world of sport law and examine the intersection of the 1st Amendment and the world of sports. Beginning wit...

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July 3, 2020 65 min

Have you ever wondered where the constructs of race and racism began? Or how a disproven pseudo-science that shaped much of America’s early thinking about the differences between people still affects the world of sports? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive the world of racism in sports. Beginning with a brief discussion of race and racism (8:03), we then move to dissect modern-day racism in sports (27:45), befo...

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June 3, 2020 45 min

Have you ever wondered why so many athletes use their platform to engage in protests? Or why so many people push back against athletes when they do? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive the world of sport protests.  Beginning with a brief history of protesting in America (2:08), we will then move to discuss the history of sport protests (20:16) breaking down not only why athletes engage in protests but also what...

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Have you ever wondered how sport organizations deal with athlete crises? Or why athletes lose sponsorships when controversy engulfs them? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive the intersection of sport ethics and organizational decision making with our special guest, Dr. Dustin Thorn and Professor Amanda Siegrist, Esq. Beginning with an introduction to the SLEEPE Model, we then move to discuss Kyle Larson and his...

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April 16, 2020 36 min

Have you ever wondered if high schools, colleges, and universities can legally require student-athletes to be drug tested? Or if stadiums and arenas have the right to search fans and make them walk through metal detectors? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we once again deep dive the world of sport law and examine the intersection of the 4th Amendment and athletics. Beginning with a quick discussion of the United States C...

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April 3, 2020 38 min

Have you ever wondered how our views of the world shape the sporting industry? Or what new laws, dramatic world events, or other inciting incidents have to do with gestalt shifts in sports?  If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive the world of sport paradigms.  Beginning with an overview of what paradigms are, we will then move to discuss paradigm shifts in sports, before ending with a conversation about what the w...

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March 20, 2020 38 min

Have you ever wondered what legal liability you face as an athlete, coach, or sport manager? Or how negligence and torts are tied to sports? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive the field of sport law and negligence theory.  Beginning with a brief overview of torts, we then move to discuss the legal elements of negligence focusing specifically on their application to the world of sports and sport management thro...

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To the shock of many, all professional and amateur sport leagues around the United States, and most of the world, have ground to halt and the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold.  But why exactly were these decisions?  What does the field of risk management have to teach us about the interworkings of these teams and leagues?  And how does all this impact the world of sport going forward?  Today, we tackle these questions as we deep...

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February 28, 2020 51 min

Have you ever wondered why baseball fans were so shocked the Red Sox traded former MVP Mookie Betts? Or what happened throughout baseball history to make Mookie Bett’s impending free agency so important to the future of the MLB? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive into the world of game theory and its application to Major League Baseball free agency. Beginning with a discussion of the history and evolution of b...

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January 29, 2020 25 min

In this special podcast, we divert from our normal topics and conversations to talk about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. We do not focus on his basketball career or accolades, rather we discuss how his death is impacting sport fans around the world and seek to shine some light on why so many people who never met him are feeling such a sense of loss. In doing so we dive into the wonder and beauty of sports and the relationship we ...

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Have you ever wondered why the Houston Astros' cheating scandal has become such a big deal? Or if breaking an unwritten rule in baseball is even cheating? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we continue our examination of sport ethics through tackling the Houston Astros Sign Stealing Scandal. So if you are interested in learning what really happened, examining the ethical questions surrounding sign stealing, and breakin...

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December 2, 2019 61 min

Have you ever wondered why Title IX was enacted? Or how a law that is merely one sentence grew to become one of the most important laws in the history of sports? If so, this is the podcast for you as today we deep dive Title IX with special guests, Professor Amanda Siegrist, Esq. and Professor Chelsea Kaunert, Ph.D. Beginning with a discussion of the origins of the law we then more to break down what Title IX actually says, and dis...

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