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Home of TWO terrific podcasts: 1) PAINLESS PODCAST Connect with Interesting people, jobs and places to work in and around sports, events, start-ups and cause marketing world. Featuring Painless Networking (https://www.Painless.Network) members, hosted by Chris Hartweg. 2) THE FADEAWAY WITH DEON & ERIC Join former Illinois Fighting Illini basketball star Deon Thomas and Xfinity Game of the Week reporter Eric Schmidt for their podcast focusing on the Illini, hoops, and life. Painless on... Lin ...
 
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NHL chasing insurance claims... Fanatics purchases ToppsSony has a new VRAntonio Brown dramaand Novak Djokovic is in hotel (prison)Virtual Golf NFTs.. Aaron Rodgers... Bill Cosby... Jake Paul... we cover it all!By Michael Myers, Chris Hartweg, Alex Wagner, Josh Keiles, Mike Smith
 
It is Thursday, and this is SERIOUS time.It's serious that we won't, diplomatically, be a part of the Olympics.Mark Emmert was extremely serious when he stated what he stated. He always is.College coaches salaries, are serious! Even for Diplomats.And seriously... Coyotes. Marsh, from bookkeeping, would like a word.You do not want to miss this!…
 
On Today's episode of Uniform Exchange, Grand Slam Champion, (10 time doubles champion) Luke Jensen joins the show to discuss everything!!! World TeamTennis, its cultural importance and significance with regard to Gender Equality, life... you name it! You'll also hear such important updates as:Is Joe Buck the greatest announcer ever?A team with two…
 
Today's Senior Class AwardsStan Kroenke voted - Most PopularRoger Goodell voted - Most forthcoming and transparentBlackhawks voted - Most ProactiveAtlanta Braves voted - Most rooted for because they aren't the AstrosAstros voted - Most HonestCleveland Gaurdians - Most PreparedMark Davis - Best HairTune in to see what is funny in the world of sports…
 
NFL says nothing to see here!Everything is for sale in Soccer... Everywhere!Sports Gambling entering the Media Rights frayLeagues to stream home games in home markets by 2023Conference realignment continuesLots of people having bad weeks (Ben Simmons, Evander Kane, Nick Rolovic, etc...)and much, much more…
 
Tom Brady loves Uniform Exchange.NFL international combines...AT&T, in general...Female officials in the NHLMLB labor talksNHL zero tolerance for fan behaviorKyrie... Gruden... Schefter... and more.Charles Barkley in goalie padsOneTeam/CLC in collegiate licensingNASCAR and electric carsJersey's for the ladies at dept stores…
 
FakeMarkEmmert in front of Congress?Bears moving to the Burbs?Practices on Zoom?Rory weeps for EuropeRays going halvsies...There are so many things to make fun of, I mean, DISCUSS, today on our very serious, very official (and truly, very factual) podcast!If you work in sports or music, and you aren't listening to/watching this show... you are goin…
 
1. CFP management committee (playoff expansion)2. Kroenke, Jones and the rest of the gang, gets subpoenaed.3. Cole Beasely - Vax Trax4. WHO'S ON THE BUS!?!?5. Barstool makin monay!6. Seattle Kraken selling a ton of merch.7. Evander Kane – Josh is covering this story.8. Roman Josi can't draw.9. Conor McGregor - can't Pitch10. Portland State's funny …
 
NBA mid-season tournamentFirst NBA Female PBP announcerBills/Sabres Vax updatesFan Cost Index for MLBNFL and Stan Kroenke vs the peopleEli and Peyton on MNFEqual pay for Men/Women SoccerCrypto dealsKenny Mayneand a goodbye to our dear friend, Norm Macdonald.By Josh Keiles, Michael Myers, Mike Florio, Chris Hartweg, Mike Smith, Tim McKernan
 
Featured Guest: Allen Hardison - Chief Operating Officer - World TeamTennisNational Women's Equality DayFanatics takes over the worldBIG, ACC, Pac-12 "Alliance"Three best friends that anyone could have.Michelob Ultra dedicates $100M to Women's Equality$20B in Football BettingJR Smith Goes to college1 year anniversary - big moment in BLM…
 
1. Forward (@goforward) CEO Attacks. 2. Messi to PSG3. Mandatory Vaccinations?4. DJ and the Fansville addition (NIL)5. Fitness War (Gym vs. at home)6. Field of Dreams MLB Game7. Top 5 Baseball Movies - All TimeBy Michael Myers, Mike Smith, Josh Keiles, Chris Hartweg
 
NFL - HOF Game / Vaccines / Practice and DirecTVMLB - Blue Jays / Astros cheating / Opening DayNHL - Evander Kane's potential betting.NCAA - Constitutional convention / Big 12 / Gender Equity ReportNBC Peacock - At home exercise money - Bryson Dechambau - Elain Thompson Herah - JR RichardsBy Michael Myers, Mike Smith, Josh Keiles, Chris Hartweg
 
Women dominating this week NIL all over the place Sponsorship news NFL in a vacc-um Olympic nightmares MLB sticky statsFake-Somebody. who knows who...All of this and more on this week's, week in review of the hashtag#sportsbiz worldBy Michael Myers, Josh Keiles, Fake Mark Emmert, Chris Hartweg, Mike Smith
 
Olympics and NBCMLB ASGEuro CupNewest big sportThe Angels draft 20 pitchersWashington no namesSuper Bowl AdsNCAAScottie PippenBy Michael Myers, FakeWalterConcrete, Chris Hartweg, ncaa, Josh Keiles, FakeMarkEmmert, FakeDottie, FakeMikeTrout, nil, Mike Smith, lacrosse
 
The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 18Will Leitch, MLB.com, New York Magazine and much moreDeon and Eric go to the post with Will Leitch, prolific author and columnist for MLB.com, New York Magazine, and many more. We learn how Will started Deadspin, why he left, and how his roots growing up in Central Illinois and attending th…
 
Painless Podcast episode 53:FK Day (Co-Founder SRAM & World Bicycle Relief)Carey Pinkowski (Exec. Race Director, Bank of America Chicago Marathon)Hear from two of the best in their fields – FK Day and Carey Pinkowski. FK helped launch SRAM, now the global leader in high-end bike components, surviving multiple failures. In Dec 2004 on holiday he was…
 
The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 17Dee Brown, Illini Basketball LegendThe “Human Fast Break” on the 2005 Fighting Illini Final Four Team…Dee Brown was Illinois’ Mr. Basketball and McDonald’s All American his senior year at Proviso East HS. Then, in that magical 2005 season, he was a consensus All-American who earned the Spor…
 
The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 16Dana Howard, 2018 HOF Inductee - College Football & Fighting Illini, 1994 Butkus Award WinnerAs the Dean of “Linebacker U”, former Illini Dana Howard still holds the Big Ten record for tackles. Howard still has the swagger of the NFL player he became, and jumps on the FadeAway to talk about…
 
The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 15Leron Black, Fighting Illini Basketball 2017-18 All-Big TenLeron Black lead the Fighting Illini basketball team in scoring during the 2017-18 season and was named Homorable Mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media). But this past spring, with a year of eligibility left but a degree already in…
 
Painless Podcast episode 52:Julia Millon (Program Coordinator, Principal Gifts, Northwestern University)Jane Obringer (Manager, Partnership Solutions, Learfield)Meet Jane and Julia, two recent Northwestern Masters in Sports Administration students who give us a perspective on why they chose a sports-focused masters, how they chose Northwestern and …
 
The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 14Monica Abbott, 2020 US Olympic Softball TeamArguably the most decorated softball player ever, Monica Abbott just added another accomplishment to her impressive resume. She and her Team USA teammates recently won a thrilling World Championship game against Japan, thus securing a spot in the …
 
Painless Podcast episode 51:Andy Totten (Director, Sports Americas, AECOM)Meet Andy Totten, VP, McHugh Construction and hear how this “recovering architect,” put his love for sports, knowledge of design and passion for driving and organizing the many moving parts of stadium construction and renovation.Managing $100-120 million in projects at any on…
 
Painless Podcast episode 50:Jon Niemuth (Director, Sports Americas, AECOM)Connect with Jon Niemuth who leads AECOM’s sports facility efforts across North and South America. Hear how a failure on the tennis court at 13 has helped shape, motivate and inform his work world every day. Today, he always looks to “own the moment” and not have regrets, not…
 
Painless Podcast episode 49:Solly Fulp (EVP, Learfield Campus+)Meet Solly Fulp who leads Learfield’s Campus+ division. The former University of Oregon wrestler was previously a successful college athletics and university administration marketer, first at Sacramento State, then Cal. He joined Learfield early in 2017 to oversee a unit assisting 130 c…
 
Painless Podcast episode 48:Julie Haferkamp (President, WISE Chicago / Sr. Director, Mosaic)Amy Potter (Chair & President Emeritus, WISE Chicago / Head of US Sponsorship, BMO Harris Bank)Part 2 of an excellent conversation. If nothing else, “Be a good human.”To connect with Julie:• LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliehaferkamp/• Email = jul…
 
Painless Podcast episode 47:Amy Potter (Chair & President Emeritus, WISE Chicago / Head of US Sponsorship, BMO Harris Bank)Julie Haferkamp (President, WISE Chicago / Sr. Director, Mosaic)One credits Chuck E Cheese for teaching her many of her client service skills – and then admits a “thing” for mascots. The other was convinced her attempt to expla…
 
Painless Podcast episode 46:Sean Callahan (VP, Jack Morton)(Some of) The ingredients used to create the unique Sean Callahan: Music. Family. Doodling. Cardinals baseball. Creativity. Phish. First-hand experiences. Relationship building. Using drum circles for pitches. Start-ups. Transparency. Thom Yorke. Adaptability. No judgments. Hear it all come…
 
The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 13Dan Harleb, University of Illinois, Head Baseball CoachOne of the most successful Illini sports programs over the past several years is the baseball team. Deon and Eric step into the box with Head Coach Dan Hartleb to talk about this year’s team and how Coach Hartleb found his way to the Un…
 
Painless Podcast episode 45:A "Micro Pod" with simple updatesRSVP for our event TOMORROW (Thurs, April 19, 6-8p) with WISE Chicago and the USGA!Read about it, plus Painless discounts and 50+ jobs and internships in the latest Painless Email Blast here:https://mailchi.mp/painless/lastcall-april-19-wise-usga-intersport*****Sign up for your complement…
 
Painless Podcast episode 44:Chris Hastings (President/Partner, Chicago Sport & Social Club)Chris planned to be NBA or NFL commissioner, and life took a different turn. He actually technically oversees dozens of leagues now and 130,000 participants, but it’s in the recreation space instead. How did this one-time Division III “possession receiver” ca…
 
Painless Podcast episode 43:Dave Knickerbocker (Founder, Banner Collective)Dave shares how he made his sports job break happen in minor league baseball, his "harassment" of the Cubs' John McDonough with constant phone calls -- and handwritten thank you notes! -- that earned him a promotion to the major leagues, a huge step up at the Blackhawks and …
 
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