#SuitUP Podcast: Ep. 8 – We like our sports “a little fixed”

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. From the suits off the suits off the field for that guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes, we’re brining the heat and slicing it like deli meat!

This week’s #SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast above with the entire listening experience, the three piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.

Opening Statements

Australian Open

Crowds gather to watch opening round of Australian Open. (Photograph: Chine Nouvelle/Rex Features)

Match-Fixing in Tennis/Pete Rose to Reds Hall of Fame

Exavier opens discusses our love for drama in sport, stating “we like our sports a little fixed.” #BestDressedManOnTV calls the tennis match-fixing scandal where as many as 8 players in the Australian Open may have ties to taking money to swing gambling lines in matches as “The Black Sox of Tennis.”

Exavier also states Pete Rose is eventually headed for the Hall of Fame.

Direct Examination

Andrew Brandt

TMMQ Columnist, NFL Business Analyst, former VP of Green Bay Packers, Director for Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University Andrew Brandt (Photo: Andrew Brandt)

Andrew Brandt

Former Vice President of Green Bay Packers, The Monday Morning Quarterback, NFL Business Analyst, and Director for Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University Andrew Brandt suited up with #BestDressedManOnTV to discuss winners and losers in the Rams moving to Los Angeles, as well as the wider implication so daily fantasy sports, sportsbooks, gambling, and the difference between “good gambling” and “bad gambling”. Brandt provides a stunning prediction on whether Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers stay in their home markets as well as proposal for how the NFL can field a team in London.

Robert Raiola

Robert Raiola is the Sports and Entertainment Senior Group Manager at O’Connor Davies. – (Photo: Aaron Houston)

Robert Raiola 

The Sports and Entertainment Senior Group Manager at O’Connor Davies, LLP and celebrated “Sports Tax Man” provides insight on the tax implication of the rising baseball salaries in Major League Baseball, NFL and and NBA playing regular season games in London,  and daily fantasy sports big winners. Raiola says we should focus on the net salary, not gross to look at the value of contracts in pro sports. 


Evan Moore

DNAInfo.com Chicago and Shadow League writer Evan F. Moore (Photo: Evan F. Moore)

Evan F. Moore

DNAInfo.com Chicago and Shadow League writer Evan F. Moore joined #BestDressedManOnTV to explore race, sports and society in all four major sports during this MLK week and ahead of Black History Month. From Evander Kane v. Patrick Kane in NHL, minority head coaches, Cam Newton, and the impact of Solider Field protests in the NFL, the future of African American players in MLB, and how LeBron James and Tamir Rice in the NBA.

 Closing Argument

Kentucky Colonels vs Spirits of St. Louis

ABA Basketball: Spirits of St. Louis Marvin Barnes (24) in action vs Kentucky Colonels at Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, OH 12/2/1975  (Photo by Manny Millan /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

“The Spirt in St. Louis”

#BestDressedManinRadio gives a spectacular close comparing the lost lesson by the city of St. Louis vs. The Spirits of St. Louis ABA team, and how cities can use the Spirits of St. Louis model to discourage teams from bolting to other markets.

#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidena –  Classic Man (Show’s regular intro)
Black Moon – Got Ya Opin (Used in regular Opening Statements)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (Regular Opening Statements intro)
Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar – No More Parties in LA 
Future – Perkys Ceiling 
Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
Kanye West – Real Friends
Martin Luther King, Jr. – How Long, Not Long (Speech)
Fela Kuti – Water No Enemy
Nas, AZ, Nature, Foxy Brown – Affirmative Action 
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down/Pete Rock Remix (Regular Closing Argument intro)
Rick Ross – Magnificent
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)

Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

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