Other Sports Catch-All



If the plan is to go from 2% market share (1-in-50 bets) to 20% (1-in-5), that's going to be TOUGH.

FanDuel and DraftKings have got to already be locking down the younger demo (I base this solely on their ad content which doesn't speak to me as an old) and ESPN The Brand skews much older (right?). I feel like ESPN is the mature brand that olds have on in airports and gyms but that younger demos don't really care about.

Stephen A doing WWE-style heel stuff.
Jettisoning Bomani.
NFL Live-style studio shows.
SVP's show.

All those things scream, to me, of old media and I don't know that younger demos consume sports media this way anymore?

I dunno. Maybe that brand is so strong everyone is going to immediately download the new ESPNBet app to make an in-game parlay on Qaaron passing for 2TDs and the defense giving up less than 15 while watching MNF at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Jon Rahm: Gambling distractions happen 'every single round'

ATLANTA -- Even though a PGA Tour spokesperson said the tour has not seen an increase in spectators attempting to distract golfers for betting purposes, Jon Rahm said Tuesday that players hear about gambling "every single round."

"That happens way more often than you guys may hear," Rahm told reporters Tuesday at a news conference ahead of this week's Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. "I mean, it's very, very present. In golf, spectators are very close, and even if they're not directly talking to you, they're close enough to where if they say to their buddy, 'I bet you 10 bucks he's going to miss it,' you hear it."

PGA Tour president Tyler Dennis confirmed Tuesday that a fan was ejected from the third round of last week's BMW Championship for allegedly yelling "Pull it!" while Max Homa was attempting a short putt on the 17th green at Olympia Fields Country Club outside Chicago. Homa told reporters that the fan had bet $3 on him to miss the putt. Homa made the 5-footer.

"I love that people can gamble on golf, but that is one thing I'm worried about," Homa said. "It's just always something that's on your mind. It's on us to stay focused or whatever, but it's just annoying when it happens. ... Fans are so great about being quiet when we play. I think they are awesome. When anybody ever talks, it's so unintentional. They don't know we're hitting. It just sucks when it's incredibly intentional."

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said the incident was "unfortunate."

God damn, RIP to Windham Rotunda aka Bray Wyatt. Gone at 36. That is just way, way, way too young.


Professional Fighters League sells minority stake, plans expansion into....

Try and guess how the sentence ends before you click the link.

TIP: It's not a surprise.

I guessed Russia.

Prederick wrote:

Professional Fighters League sells minority stake, plans expansion into....

Try and guess how the sentence ends before you click the link.

TIP: It's not a surprise.

I got it! Sportswashing!!!

Phil is not betting on the NFL this year because he's admitting he has a gambling addiction ($1bb wagered; $100mm in losses).

As much as I applaud him for normalizing that mental health is no joke, he did his Phil-iest to make himself the victim, saying he wished no one else had to deal with addiction so publicly.

From the guy who took Bonesaw money.

I have Bonesaw -220 versus The Human Spider. Like free money.