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The World Series Matchup That Could Fix MLB's Ratings Problem
October 9, 2018
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Major League Baseball has a ratings and relevance problem. Chat Sports' James Yoder joins Cheddar with the one World Series matchup he thinks can turn the league's fortunes around.
Snap's Security Chief Fired Over Secret Relationship With Outside Consultant
Nov 29, 2017
World Series MVP George Springer Recounts Winning it All
George Springer, Houston Astros outfielder and World Series MVP, joins Cheddar to discuss his journey to the biggest stage in major league baseball. Springer talks about being on that famous cover of Sports Illustrated in 2014, which predicted the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. He says he remembers when it happened, but at that point, the team had a lot of work to do in order to get there. Springer says a lot of data and science goes into bringing the team together. He's provided with a lot of information from the scouting and analytic members on staff. But he points out that ultimately the team is made of human beings, and instinct & heart need to also be taken into consideration. Springer also talks about being mentally and physically prepared for game day. He says he does anything he can to have his body recover at nighttime because he needs to play the next day. It's a draining sport, so he finds ways to relax his mind and body through yoga, meditation, or just watching a show on TV. He also talks about growing up with a stutter and transforming from a shy kid to the MVP of the World Series. At the age of 21, he realized he can't control his stutter and decided to embrace it. He now works with kids who stutter to provide a role model and inspiration.
Oct 6, 2017
Former Dallas Mavs Owner: "I Would Bet Against Mark Cuban for President"
Former Dallas Mavericks Owner Frank Zaccanelli joins us to discuss the hottest topics in sports. Zaccanelli sounds off on the formation of so-called superteams in the NBA, saying it's unhealthy for the league. It's not about being in a big market, it's about being on a team that can win a ring. He also gives us his thoughts on Derek Jeter's purchase of the Miami Marlins, saying the move is great for baseball. We also spoke about the protests that have swept the NFL. While he believes the motive for kneeling during the anthem is a noble one, he thinks players should still stand. Additionally, when asked about a potential presidential bid from Mark Cuban, Zaccanelli says he bets the now-owner won't get far.
Oct 30, 2017
Is Playing Football Safer Without a Helmet?
Did you ever think playing football without pads or helmets could be safer for the player? One football league is trying to prove just that. A7FL requires players to wear biometric tracking mouthguards, which can collect data to possibly show that playing without helmets significantly reduces the repeated head impacts which are considered to be the primary contributing factor to developing CTE. Sener Korkusuz, CEO of A7FL, Ryan DePaul, President of A7FL and Mahmoud Ramadan, player for the A7FL join Cheddar to explain where this idea came from. The whole human behavior changes when you take the armor off of the athletes. They are focused on being more cautious and make proper tackles. DePaul says you can play the entire game without a helmet and never hit your head. But make no mistake. You can still get hurt during the game. It's not guaranteed you'll walk away unscathed. They discuss charging for tickets and its hope to eventually be broadcast on cable. A7FL has had over 13 million views on some of its football videos. The league wants to pioneer the future of sports on digital platforms.