Recent Guests

Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Steve Palazzolo
Steve Palazzolo

Senior Analyst
ProFootball Focus
https://www.profootballfocus.com/author/palo20/

Steve has been with PFF since 2011 and he is currently leading all NFL Draft related content while also co-hosting the PFF Pro Podcast.

Twitter - @PFF_Steve

Episode: 9/13/2017 @9:00 AM


Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz

President; Editor-in-Chief
Football Outsider
https://www.footballoutsiders.com

Aaron Schatz is the creator of FootballOutsiders.com and a number of advanced NFL metrics used on that website, including DVOA, DYAR, adjusted line yards, and the KUBIAK fantasy football projections. He is also the editor-in-chief of the annual Football Outsiders Almanac and writes regularly for ESPN Insider and ESPN The Magazine. The New York Times Magazine referred to him as “the Bill James of football.” He lives in Natick, Massachusetts, home of the legendary Doug Flutie.

Twitter - @FO_ASchatz

Episodes: 9/6/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/11/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/6/2014 @8:00 AM


Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly

NCAA Football, Basketball, and Tennis Contributor; Author of "The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time"
SBNation
http://www.sbnation.com/authors/bill-connelly

Bill Connelly grew up a fan of the Miami Dolphins (post-1970s glory), Pittsburgh Pirates (ditto), Portland Trailblazers (ditto again) and Missouri Tigers. That he still enjoys sports at all shows both severe loyalty and a potential personality disorder. He spends his evening playing with excel sheets and watching DVR'd football games from ESPN Classic. See more of his work at Rock M Nation, Football Outsiders and Football Study Hall.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH8MB34/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 9/6/2017 @9:00 AM, 4/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 11/9/2016 @9:00 AM


Brian Burke
Brian Burke

Sr. Analyst; Creator of Advanced Football Analytics
ESPN
http://www.advancedfootballanalytics.com/

Brian Burke is a senior analyst for ESPN. Prior to joining ESPN, Brian was a consultant to several NFL teams and a regular contributor to the NY Times, Washington Post, Slate, NBC Sports and other outlets. He helped develop many of the core models and tools used in football analytics today, and much of his research can be found at his former website AdvancedFootballAnalytics.com. Brian is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and was a Navy carrier pilot and combat veteran.

Twitter - @bburkeESPN
ESPN - http://espn.com/analytics

Episodes: 8/30/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/12/2017 @9:00 AM


Craig O'Shannessy
Craig O'Shannessy

Founder
Brain Game Tennis; Tennis Strategy Expert
https://www.braingametennis.com/

Craig O’Shannessy is an Australian tour coach and Director of the Brain Game – a sports science website that specializes in the video analysis of tennis matches that teaches the patterns of play that dominate our game. As such, he is widely recognized as the world leader in teaching and analyzing tennis strategy. Craig specializes in this specific area of the sport, creating his online Brain Game Tennis business to teach players, coaches and fans the patterns of play, and winning percentages that dominate our sport.

Craig has served as an expert panelist at Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the ATP and WTA World Tours. He also was part of Dustin Brown’s coaching team, along with Scott Wittenberg and Malte Stropp, specializing in the strategy that defeated two-time Wimbledon champion, Rafael Nadal. Craig helped orchestrate the game plan, making small adjustments to Dustin’s game, and fine-tuning the tactics that produced the most memorable match of the 2015 Championships.
(Show Full Bio)r>Craig has researched thousands of matches using his unique Dartfish Match Tagging software to unlock the secrets of our game and uncover the patterns and percentages that really matter. He teaches this knowledge through his website and also on court with players at all levels of the game.

Craig started coaching on the pro tour 20 years ago and recently helped direct Kevin Anderson from outside the top 150 in the world into the top 50 in around 12 months. In 2011 he resurrected the career of Rajeev Ram who was 28 years old and languishing at 272 in the world. Within twelve months Craig had Rajeev back inside the top 100 enjoying his first top 20 win of his career. Craig has coached on center court at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open and passes along the learning from his pro tour experiences to juniors just beginning their life-long journey in our wonderful sport.

Craig began his coaching career in 1991, working with world-renowned tennis management company, Peter Burwash International (PBI) in the Woodlands, Texas. Craig was voted runner-up for Rookie of the Year in 1992, and was part of the globe-trotting PBI Tennis Show, performing in California, Guam, Seoul, Jakarta, Bali and Oman in the Middle East.

Craig moved back to his homeland of Australia in 1995 to open the O’Shannessy Tennis Academy at the Wodonga Tennis Center — Australia’s largest tennis facility with 52 courts (30 grass/22 clay). It quickly developed into one of the leading academies in the region, attracting players from New Zealand, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. In 1997, Craig guided Andrew Bronneberg to victory in the Australian National Junior Grasscourt Championships in singles and doubles.

Craig also worked with Canadian, Vanessa Webb, who won the 1998 NCAA Women’s Singles Championships while at Duke University. Craig then coached Andrew and Vanessa as they transitioned to the pro tour. Craig returned to the U.S. in 2001 to direct the junior academy at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas, Texas. Craig also continued his work on tour with tour players Jeff Salzenstein, Andrew Ilie, Amer Delic, Brendan Evans and Ansley Cargill. At Wimbledon in 2011, Craig directed #262 Melinda Czink, from Hungary, to a first round, straight-sets victory over world #10 Samantha Stosur, of Australia.

In 2015, he won the Tim Gullickson Touring Coach of the Year Award at the World Conference in New Orleans. The award is special recognition from the tennis industry of Craig’s remarkable work at the top level of our sport.

Twitter - @BrainGameTennis

Episode: 8/30/2017 @9:00 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Scott Kacsmar
Scott Kacsmar

Assistant Editor
Football Outsiders
http://www.footballoutsiders.com/author/Scott-Kacsmar

Scott Kacsmar has been a full-time NFL writer since 2011, and has studied NFL statistics since 2003. Scott currently is an Assistant Editor for Football Outsiders, a co-author of the last four Football Outsiders Almanac releases, and a contributor to ESPN Insider. His work has also appeared on Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and Bleacher Report. Scott's main areas of interest include statistical analysis of the passing game, fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drives, win probability, drive stats, and short-yardage strategies.

Twitter - @FO_ScottKacsmar

Episode: 8/23/2017 @8:30 AM


Chase Stuart
Chase Stuart

Founder and Writer
FootballPerspective
http://footballperspective.com/

Chase has written about football history and analytics for the last 15 years. He began his career covering fantasy football at Footballguys.com, and now operates his own site, FootballPerspective.com. Over the course of his career, Chase has written for Pro-Football-Reference.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and FiveThirtyEight.

Twitter - @bgchase

Episodes: 8/16/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/29/2015 @9:00 AM


Steven Godfrey
Steven Godfrey

Senior Reporter
SB Nation
http://www.sbnation.com/authors/steven-godfrey

Steven Godfrey is a senior reporter for SB Nation based in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Mississippi and a long suffering Atlanta sports fan, he can be reached on Twitter @38Godfrey.

Episodes: 8/16/2017 @9:00 AM, 11/25/2015 @8:35 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Rufus Peabody
Rufus Peabody

Professional Sports Analyst

Rufus is a professional sports analyst who lives in Las Vegas, NV and Washington DC. Previously he worked as a statistical analyst for Las Vegas Sports Consultants, the largest and most influential oddsmaking company in the world. He has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University, where he wrote his senior thesis on inefficiencies in performance evaluation in the Major League Baseball betting market. Rufus is a Redskins fan.

Episodes: 8/9/2017 @9:00 PM, 8/31/2016 @8:30 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM


Michael Baumann
Michael Baumann

Staff Writer
The Ringer
http://ringer.com/

Michael Baumann is a staff writer at The Ringer, and co-host of the Ringer MLB Show.

Episode: 8/2/2017 @9:30 AM


Ty Schalter
Ty Schalter

Freelance Contributor
FiveThirtyEight
https://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/ty-schalter/

Ty Schalter is a freelance writer and NFL analyst. His work regularly appears at FiveThirtyEight, VICE and elsewhere, and he edits Lions Wire for the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. He lives in hometown of Lansing, MI with his wife, three children, dog, two cats, tortoise and tarantula.

Episode: 8/2/2017 @9:00 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Kevin Ferrigan
Kevin Ferrigan

Writer and Podcast Host
Fansided's Nylon Calculus
http://www.nbacouchside.com

Kevin Ferrigan is an independent writer who focuses on the NBA and the numbers germane to analyzing basketball effectively. He also hosts the Nothing But Nylon podcast, Nylon Calculus's official podcast, where he picks the brains of the talented writers of Nylon Calculus, who produce some of the best publicly available statistical analysis of the NBA on the internet. Kevin has a particular interest in projecting performance, both in terms of estimating win totals and prospect projection from college and foreign league performance.

Twitter - @NBACouchside

Episode: 7/26/2017 @8:30 AM


Louis Passfield
Louis Passfield

Professor of Sport Science
University of Kent and University of Calgary
https://www.kent.ac.uk

Professor Louis Passfield is an academic and applied scientist with 30 years experience in Sports Science. As an applied Sports Scientist Louis has been part of several British Olympic Cycling teams. Louis' academic research also tends to feature cycling and he has authored a number of papers modelling cycling performance and training. His current research is primarily focused on determining how we can use data from wearables to introduce science into the process of exercise training. He is also curious about how we can improve learning, and the science of complexity.

Episodes: 7/19/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/6/2016 @8:00 AM


Dan Rosenheck
Dan Rosenheck

The Economist
Data Editor
http://www.economist.com/

Dan Rosenheck is the editor of The Economist’s data team, writing quantitatively-driven stories on a broad range of topics and providing editorial supervision for data journalists. His specialist subjects include accounting, sovereign debt, law, Latin America and sport. He also edits the Game Theory sports blog and covers wine for Intelligent Life, The Economist’s Lifestyle magazine. Dan previously served as a foreign correspondent in Argentina, bureau chief in Mexico City, and deputy Americas editor in London, and covered the business of professional-services firms in New York. He graduated from Harvard College in 2004.

Twitter - @DanRosenheck

Episode: 7/19/2017 @8:30 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Jon Wertheim
Jon Wertheim

Executive Editor and Senior Writer
Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/author/jon-wertheim

L. Jon Wertheim, the executive editor and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, is one of the most accomplished sports journalists in America. His work has been cited in The Best American Sports Writing anthology numerous times, as well as in The Best American Crime Writing. He is the author of seven highly praised books: Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played (2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC (2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler (2008, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); Transition Game: How Hoosiers Went Hip-Hop (2006, Riverhead Trade); Venus Envy: A Sensational Season Inside the Women's Tennis Tour (2001, HarperCollins); and Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel co-written with Jack McCallum (2006, Touchstone). His seventh book, Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played an(Show Full Bio)d Games Are Won—co-written with University of Chicago finance professor Tobias Moskowitz—uses economic principles to explain sports. It came out in January 2011 and was a New York Times best seller. He is currently working on a book with sportscaster Al Michaels.

Wertheim joined SI in 1996 and quickly became one of the magazine's most authoritative voices on tennis, the NBA, sports business and law and social issues. He has written some of the magazine's most memorable pieces. One of the chief investigative writers and reporters for SI, Wertheim has explored a wide range of subjects, from high school hazing to performance-enhancing drugs and steroids in sports. His weekly Tennis Mailbag on SI.com is considered a must read among tennis aficionados. He also speaks about sports business issues on college campuses and for corporate audiences.

A native of Bloomington, Ind., where his late father was a distinguished English professor at Indiana University, Wertheim cites past and present SI writers Frank Deford, Curry Kirkpatrick, Jack McCallum and Steve Rushin as sportswriting inspirations. He is also an admirer of John Updike and David Foster Wallace, as well as Martin Amis, Simon Barnes and John McPhee.

Wertheim is 1993 graduate of Yale University and received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He resides in New York City with his wife, Ellie, a divorce mediator and family lawyer. The couple has a son and daughter. Asked what he considers his favorite sport to cover, Wertheim says he is partial to tennis. "It's a beautiful sport between the lines," he says, "a mixed gendered and international cast, and a bottomlessly rich subject material."

Episodes: 7/12/2017 @9:30 AM, 2/1/2017 @9:30 AM, 2/24/2016 @8:00 AM


Keith Law
Keith Law

Senior Baseball Writer, ESPN Insider; Analyst, Baseball Tonight; Author of "Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats that Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones that are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball"
ESPN
http://www.espn.com/blog/keith-law

"I'm a a senior baseball writer for ESPN Insider and an analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight, focusing on all types of baseball analysis. Prior to joining ESPN, I worked in the front office for the Toronto Blue Jays, and was a writer for Baseball Prospectus in the late 1990s. I also write about boardgames, books, food, music, movies, and occasionally other topics. I'm also an obsessive maker of lists and rankings.

I'm a native New Yorker, but have lived all over the country and currently live in northern Delaware with my wife, daughter, and two more animals than I actually planned to have. Smart Baseball is my first book."

Twitter - @keithlaw
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JFYVW5I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 7/5/2017 @8:30 AM


Finbarr Kirwan
Finbarr Kirwan

High Performance Director
United States Olympic Committee
http://www.teamusa.org/

Finbarr Kirwan is a highly experienced management and sport performance professional. He is currently High Performance Director at the United States Olympic Committee and is responsible for leading a team of sport experts, supporting Team USA Olympic programs in Track and Field, Swimming, Equestrian, Shooting, Weightlifting and Golf. Finbarr is tasked with maximizing the medal count and supporting the USOC’s mission of sustained competitive excellence for Olympic sports.

Prior to the USOC, Finbarr was Director and National Lead for High Performance at The Irish Sports Council; the leading government agency for sport in Ireland. He had direct responsibility for funding and overseeing the strategic direction of Irish Olympic and Paralympic sports. He managed a quadrennial budget in excess of 60 million euro and oversaw the Olympic and Paralympic performance plans for London 2012, Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004. During Finbarr’s tenure, Ireland's Olympic and Paralympic medal count (Show Full Bio)increased over fivefold, from 4 medals in Athens to 21 medals in London.

Before his work in Ireland, Finbarr pursued a business career in Boston, MA. While in Boston, he progressed to the position of Vice President Client Services with a NASDAQ quoted technology company, SoundBite Communications. Prior to SoundBite, he was Director of Client Services at Hill Holliday - the largest Advertising Agency in Boston and he had direct responsibility for the management of some of the Agency’s largest clients. While in the US, he also ran competitively for Greater Boston Track Club. In these roles, Finbarr received a number of employee leadership awards and his business experiences have had a substantial impact on his career in High Performance sport.

He continues to enjoy running and lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children.

Episode: 7/5/2017 @9:00 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Dan Okrent
Dan Okrent

Founding Father of Fantasy Sports; Author; Former Editor at the New York Times, Time, and Life Magazines
http://www.danielokrent.com/

Daniel Okrent was the first public editor of The New York Times, editor-at-large of Time, Inc., and managing editor of Life magazine. He worked in book publishing as an editor at Knopf and Viking, and was editor-in-chief of general books at Harcourt Brace. He was also a featured commentator on Ken Burns’s PBS series, Baseball, and is author of four books, one of which, Great Fortune, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history. Okrent was also a fellow at the Shorenstein Center at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he remains an Associate.

Books - https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Okrent/e/B000APV4SC

Episode: 6/28/2017 @9:00 AM


Sean Foreman
Sean Foreman

Founder
Baseball Reference
http://www.baseball-reference.com

Sean Forman was a mathematics professor at St. Joseph's University and is a baseball researcher. On April 1, 2000, he launched Baseball-Reference.com, which soon became one of the most popular statistical sites on the internet thanks to its simplified format in an age of dial-up connections when fancier sites took forever to load, plus stats not covered in those forums. The site has greatly expanded since then and in 2005 the BR Bullpen was created to add biographical and historical information to the numbers. This site would not exist if not for the work of Sean. He was also one of the founders of Baseball Think Factory.

In 2006 he won the award for best oral research presentation at the annual SABR convention and in 2011 he was honored with the Henry Chadwick Award.

Sean grew up in Iowa and earned a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences form the University of Iowa. He became a tenured professor of mathematics and computer science at St. Joseph's unive(Show Full Bio)rsity, but resigned in 2006 in order to devote his full attention to B-R.com.

Episode: 6/21/2017 @9:00 AM