The Business of Sport: NFL, F1, PGA Tour - [Business Breakdowns, EP. 96]
This is Dom Cooke and this week is a little different. It’s Super Bowl week and to get in the mood, we’re doing a sports special as we break down the business behind 3 iconic sports - The NFL, Formula 1, and the PGA Tour. Now, these are not new episodes. We have covered each of these sports over the past two years on Business Breakdowns. But for this episode, we have condensed those conversations into 100 minutes of action, focusing on the similarities and differences between these major leagues.
In terms of revenue, the NFL dwarfs the other two sports. But in terms of eyeballs, Formula 1 is the clear global leader. And from a strategic perspective, it’s fascinating to see the evolution since we aired these episodes. For example, you’ll hear Formula 1’s CEO talk about the US being a key growth market, and then you’ll notice that last week Red Bull unveiled their 2023 car in New York. This year’s calendar has 3 US races. Similarly, the upcoming weekend is the second in a series of PGA Tour events designed to bring more of the top golfers together on a regular basis. Neil explains why that was desperately needed in more detail towards the end of this episode.
Finally, before we jump into the action. I wanted to highlight our newest Colossus show, Making Media. If you enjoy Business Breakdowns, I think you’ll enjoy that show too. I think of it as a real-time Business Breakdown of our media business, Colossus, and the media industry writ large. Make sure to check it out if you like the sound of it. You’ll find a link in the show notes.
Now, without further ado - let’s get to the Business of Sport, starting with the NFL.
Making Media: Hunting for Magicians with Patrick O’Shaughnessy
The National Football League
Formula 1: The Iconic Motor Sport
PGA Tour: Playing Under Pressure
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here.
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[00:03:10] - PART 1: THE NFL (LINK TO FULL EPISODE)
[00:35:25] - PART 2: FORMULA 1 (LINK TO FULL EPISODE)
[01:07:41] - PART 3: PGA TOUR (LINK TO FULL EPISODE)
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