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"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
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"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"And in the grand scheme of things it's very little about infectious disease in my life. I know you probably feel the same. But there are protocols were still monitoring state-by-state capacities and venues. Are you predicting a comeback in twenty twenty one and maybe even twenty two or twenty three. That could be bigger than prior to the pandemic. Just because we've been inside for so goddamn long support. We particularly in wasn't what all hit every every just about every business in the live event mrs restaurants and the music's in the music business allies particularly are but we operate it right. The music industry shutdown. So they're paying was lack of revenue jobs and really thinks that were critical to to the entire industry the ecosystem of music business but the split industry operated speaking to the president of the league. Yesterday was my first days back in the office in new york skymark abbott who was one of the founders of the league and he created the protocols for bob low in the post travel up protocols and he said it was inexperienced that was so encompassing that he doesn't think he'll ever be the same that it took so much out of him the risk of the responsibility the time we went through three. Cpa's fourteen months. Imagine doing one. In seven years five years we did three in thirteen fourteen months so it was enormously challenging. I believe we'll be back better than we thought it was. Our twenty fifth season twenty. Yeah we had to shut it down. We had two new teams. Miami and nashville. We had almost sixty thousand at the opening national game. We still haven't had an opening game to speak of in. Miami will have one you know in in april but at the end of the day. I do think we'll have our version growing twenty people wanna come back. People want their cooped up. They've saved a lot of money. They've gotten their checks. They wanna go and just expand it just express what they were in what life was like and i think they're affinity for sport and their favorite teams will give them that opportunity. I think you'll be a little better than we thought it would was seeing openings happening faster. And we budgeted for. And i think twenty twenty two will be back to normal yet i i hope one hundred percent back to normal. I hope so too don. I'm looking forward to go into a game. This april may june before our season starts and hopefully seen some fans in the stands with their teams tattoo on their calf and shoulder. And and that type of affinity that you've built over the past couple of decades the first time we met you were being recognized for a perennial award at an espy. J. banquet And i listened to you. Stand up and talk. i don't even remember. I just shook your hand and and that was because everyone was there for you but I appreciate all the time that you put aside to have these conversations and now that we could finally record one But it means a lot and best of luck right issue point. You're doing a great job at your guys that i think is going to carry this industry forward in a generation to come so keep doing what you're doing and i think you're will benefit by that but i also think that you got a lot to contribute to our.
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Is barbara j celebi and also experienced sports guy. I mean i speak almost every day yet. Mayonnaise eager to a lot of stuff right and former founder oaktree. But he's really focused on major league soccer. Yeah that's that's one of the worst things that can happen in this. I see this a lot. With emerging leagues is that they get financing or they have owners who view sport as if it is waterfront property and especially a sport like lacrosse in its early stages i can get in and perhaps this was some of the. Mls owners back in the early nineties. I can get in at one five million bucks. And if don garber and his team does does their job it'll be worth fifty one hundred five hundred and they don't actually operate because it is equally their job to as owners build in the community and that was what i believe one of the biggest problems in major league lacrosse paradis building the po l. was is that there was this assumption again as fans due in sport. They see participation growth increase. They see more eyeballs during the college. Final four and they go. That's going to impact the pro game. But there's a reason why there are more bottom up sports than there are top down and there's reason why we see so many disciplines in the olympics once every four years and never see the pro game because it is a significant investment requires fulltime operating horsepower from some of the most intelligent people that have often in that position because they've been successful in other sectors so getting them to commit is a big piece. There was just an article in the athletic. Today was talking about valuations. I think the challenge with with many emerging leagues at and. We're seeing work. Positively finally the the woman circling the w. s. l. Yep is that the willing. The new owners are willing to invest. And if they are able to see a return their investors have been passionate about the game but at the heart to investors ball and it unless teams are under water. And you start seeing sales happen that are not capturing what. They paid what they had to invest. As long as people could make money though invest yuccas. they're wealthy. People may have a lot of opportunities to invest in those things. They may not be as passionate about this as a sports investments. You know we're seeing professional athletes now coming into investing in. Mls many of them just view purely as an investment and so far no knock on wood so good he stay in there. You know you're gonna make money. Look it look what happened with the valuations in the nfl with their immediate heal. Our values probably went up a billion dollars. A yep look at what's going to happen with the nhl team with their new meeting ideo and while the league people like you may have to go out and drive that value at the end of the day if the owners don't do their job and we've got nothing to sell. Yep i guess you know. Broadcasters i'm just gonna pay because they like us smarter than the next guy we have a better mousetrap and want to know that people care about it. Do you find it difficult to answer. What often is it. Seems like a repetition of questions around the delta between people viewing sports as a race to profitability versus building enterprise value. Jeff bezos. I think is responsible at amazon for really shifting market reads from day traders around looking at a stock moving forward in the black versus being okay with living in the red. As long as you're reinvesting in showing top line growth. And i think with sports we often hear at least with start up leagues. How long until you're profitable. It's like i'm not sure we wanna be profitable because we want to do is take our growing revenues year. Which is should be your question. What are year over year growth expectations and then reinvesting those to your point building the pie of interest in soccer in the nineties and two thousands versus owning the existing market share. So when people ask you that or you see articles in forbes and they talk about this team losing ex. I mean most teams in the nhl lose anywhere from seven to ten million bucks unless they make the second round of the playoffs because player costs are so high. That's going to shift now at the rights deal. But what do you say to that. Just exactly what you've said. I get asked all the time. I think people are tired. I've been doing this long enough for people. Tired of me giving the same answer or i just refuse to answer it right because i think it's lazy question. What are you gonna be profitable. We could be profitable today. Yeah we just don't have to spend as much money on growing our business but our goal is to achieve profitability and we believe the path to profitability is to invest enough into the enterprise. So the event enterprise itself becomes so valuable that others are willing to pay us for that value and therefore have that whole circle. Come around. And i think the industry i didn't go to business school but i think it would be great. This is cool study. It's proven to be true right you if you look at the where the nba was twenty years ago versus where it is now. They invested invested invested invested in all of a sudden hit. Sort of the the magic turn which was to get enough mass. So that media partners cared about it. Commercial partners in venture partners like able in china cared about it and then all of a sudden you move over to having enough revenue so that you don't have to invest any further and you can start making distributions but we're still in the investment mode ball. I mean we do have some teams that can hit it on the parliament. Minute atlanta asylum. Sixty seventy thousand fans a game. Which is what they're doing it. You know you could turn a profit. You don't have to spend what they spend on designated players. I think they they believe it's part of their brand. In part of why sixty seventy thousand people will watch their games but you know that team could be profitable tomorrow. Seattle could be profitable tomorrow yet. You also have the wild card. Which should you experience owners actually do this because they want to win your as i go. Full circle to the uniqueness of this false almost a false economy in this pro sports business. Jeff bezos really isn't thinking about winning every day. I'm sure it's not measuring is wins with. Is that worth ordered. Stock price is is is. How did we do. And how do we deliver to our consumer. But nobody's losing their right. Some might argue that. Maybe maybe there are. Things depends on what your politics are but sports industry. These guys actually want to win and that is part of the brain. You really can't measure you. Can't measure what motivates in automobile. Great podcasts view. Get on an owner and say why do you do what you do. And they'll probably tell you it's my passion and my community and at the end of the day if you really dug in is spent way more time than you think they would pick. In their coach and general manager going to games jumping around on the sidelines. I've had to suspend owns from running on the field yelling at officials. Yeah it's it sounds like Sounds like mark cuban's in your league. He was our he was the first guest of this season. And i push them a little bit because he gave repetitive responses. That he doesn't give a shit about the economics use wants to win and i know he's he. He's also very mindful of what that means to new talent that he's bringing into dallas nothing. Is binary especially in our business. But you're absolutely right that the unabashed competitive spirit of awadh. These sports owners starts and ends with their ability to win. So the last thing is you have. Mls coming up seasons back We've made it through Most of the pandemic we were both in our bubbles. I've never dreamed about.
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Analysts is widely known in the ecosystem as a single entity and Yet you have individual investor operators but from the market's perspective. These are franchisees. basically two models. There's a trade association which were accustomed seen in the nfl with their thirty two owners. Or so and you have. Mls that's on. Its path of the next few years to thirty but these are investor. Operators are each of them owners in some and they have their pro rata positioning guests. And so you then transitioned the business structure at the time. Which was sing leonardy. mls call it llc. And you said we're now going to operate some correct and it's the same people you know it's Yeah some really is no difference than at different than properties or nhl enterprises in the only difference. Really more kind of like bam was baseball. Launch fast baseball advanced media in that fifty percent of its business is not mls related which is both strategic and and financially viable righted allows us to go out and take risk on in the electoral property. What also allows us to have strategic relationships. Which i think i'll just take a big step back wall. The number one objective for some was to grow the commercial value of soccer in america wasn't to make money it was at. Nobody believed that soccer was commercially important. So you'd go to pepsi and you'd settle them molest deal and very small audience and only twelve teams at that time. But if you're able to aggregate Professionally operate the business. People started believing that soccer as a as a crucial partner could deliver them. The value that a corporate part would want that. A license like adidas would want or like a broadcaster. Espn fox univision. Want and we achieved that if we achieved nothing else. Every international league in federation confederation sees united states. Atm at we created that. We created this fertile market for soccer opportunity by basically professionalizing the way the sport was sold. So now anybody can come in and explain that yeah. That was a good idea for that. It worked out for us. So you said at the beginning that you work just as hard and it's just as challenging an intricate now as it was twenty or so years ago. Mls had expanded from ten clubs in two thousand and four to thirty by twenty twenty three. The original owners paid around five million bucks in ninety five but then after that ranch sold off their stake for million you she had kind of called out so the value went down but in twenty twelve montreal paid forty million new york and minnesota hundred million since he nashville hundred fifty sacramento in saint louis. Two hundred than the david tepper news which was kind of everywhere three fifty for the rights to operate so this is a five hundred percent increase in ten years. Just about how do you go about selecting your next investor operators. I'd imagine that you're at a place now where that is different and potentially more important than it was for you. Twenty years ago selling the next franchise in finding a buyer. That's probably the most important question is gonna ask for anybody. That's thinking about this business. Whether it's you guys running your league or any other folks that are thinking so many leagues getting launched. Every day the diligence and the priority and focus on who are owners were from the original business plan to the first expansion. I did which was five. Bringing in salt lake and team that was owned by the water retrieves guadalajara. Outgrew to where we are today with david tepper your entire values delivered by the character the ethics the capacity and belief of your ownership. And if you don't have good owners that you can count on as could partners. Who have the capacity to see the vision through. That's a shared vision. You'll want succeed and that's never changed. It was as important dead as it is now. Just a couple of facts temporary twenty five not to be fifty still. I'm trying to give you a bump. Yeah and and again in in sacramento deal that we didn't close and that's probably good example. I listen. I'm not taking anything away from the guy was looking at the team but the end of the day he just was probably not as willing to accept was that he needed to do and the costs associated with that to go forward with that team. And that's okay. Because i'd rather know that today because if you get make the wrong decisions today it will kill you tomorrow. They won't just make your life miserable. They will destroy you as a professional sports league. And i've heard many owners say that the thing that stands out the most to the industry is we have one of the greatest ownership teams in ownership groups in all sports meg whitman. Cincinnati teeing up with the leading family of the lindner family. John ingram one of the most important families in nashville owning our new nashville team. David tepper in charlotte crafts and hunted arthur blank in atlanta hank paulson and his son in portland. If these were people the hunt family still in dallas tx. These are people that have a real belief in our sport. They say all the time. Paul they say we want kill each other on the field but we're partners. Would it comes at the decisions that we need to make in order to grow whose business together. And they expect the league the commissioner to govern that and they're laser focused on it. Yep they are incredibly engaged. It committee levels whether it's finance committee governance committee a product committee. We call product strategy committee expansion committee diversity committee. They all. it's a fulltime job for an owner. Steve kaplan who owns our team in dc united for memphis grizzlies owner and swans..
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
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"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Turn world cup yet whether the american team is in it or not whether american women are winning it or not people care about sport at the highest level. And that's something that is going to empower us for next generation of growth. Yeah i think a lot about what david stern did in the nba. What the pga was even up against. What every sport new professionally has to take on and you can do the organic growth over several decades as you mentioned where you capture generation in their family but ultimately what precedes us is the affinity to international. So you're nationalism supporting your country and then you can also tap into affinity through university. And that's why college football college basketball even college golf were bigger than the aforementioned professionally until the pendulum switched. Where you have. Strategic operating teams that are going in and building within the community building using modern media tapping into sponsors to elevate the message and then putting the athlete in front of screens and the next generation. So that aspirational connection takes place. In then all of a sudden the nba becomes bigger than college basketball and then mos has become bigger than college soccer and will and is becoming bigger than a lot of the league's over in europe that type of manufacturing does take place in addition to the organic growth. The biggest moment that we all study professionally sports business classes all the way to what we do as a league. Is that moment when you got together with your three owners at the time so as philanthropists. Lamar hunt mentioned. Robert kraft at that. I think it was phil's ranch and you put together a growth strategy and one of which to your call out was to capitalize on the world cup and all the attention to the domestic rights the speaking language when the world cup is in the. Us how can you acquire those rights bolt the onto that and build momentum. Is that a little bit of it at its early stage and then that led to soccer united marketing. I'm gonna go back before i get there. I'll give you the whole story ranch because it's a fun one guy. What would you were talking about as relates to college and and why it's important in creating a relationship with a fan. If think about what alumni would drive their desire to go basketball game or football game even if they're not basketball football fans is that team has some connection to their identity. They identify with their alma mater. You could speak to michigan fans today and that person could be steve. Ross who's almost eighty or it could be some young kid who's going to school now and they love the booming goal and they will follow it. It doesn't matter who's playing for that team during their bowl game. They care about the brand they about that school and that strategy works for many leaks in the nba's case that identity is about the player. Now i don't think it matters because the nba is to be the hottest league in the world right now and they're making a pile of money. Thirteen valuations are going up. There's an incredible buzz around it and they figured out what works for them. In this case the players many ways my opinion more valuable than the team brands in most other sports in the nfl was probably a hybrid but nonetheless that identity our supporters tattooing team logos onto their caps to their arms densify with that matters to them. And that that's an important thing to build for any sport. How do you have something that matters to somebody that drives their passion and defines them in ways that allow them to not have to pay attention to their everyday lives. And i think the college analogy to melissa the supporter culture is a great example. We think about that all the time to go to that meeting in the growth strategy story is no different than any other business. You the the league birth route couple of hundred million dollars. Those guys said hey. We need a plan done. Because i'm not sure we're willing to put up another two hundred and fifty million and me and the team guy named mark abbott. At that time i think zito's now the ceo of milan. We worked out a plan. And we basically said you can have to come up with another two hundred fifty million and we can't tell you what it's looked like after that that's plan by the way we've been in the job for a couple years and i said i'm kinda writing myself out of a job. I was a young guy. I didn't really care at a good experience but we all went into that margai. That and i think this is the end of our careers and then we said but we do have a plan b. and plan b. is not only going to have to invest fifty million a year. But we need another near hundred million. We think it we by the world. Cup rights because feed had not sold the english language rights denny by abc past nbc cbs. We saw an opportunity and we knew that our contacts internationally and we went out so we can take those rights. We can put it into a new company but our rights into the company. We think we get. Us soccer to sell us. The rights the mexican league to sell us the rights that side business. Say that you know sort of casually right. We'll feed additional revenues that will allow us to automatically sustain ourselves and value and a couple of days later. They said you know because we all stayed there on his ranch in metal day and all night. Jonathan graph was at that meeting as well. Lamar hunt was there with his two sons. Phil was there tim. Leiweke was very influential on that process. Also part of it while we had to fund some yeah the owner of the metrostars and the owner of the miami team sent out and then a two league operated teams tampa and san jose. The guys who are operating said. We're not going to do that. That's a fold a couple teams. We have to convince philanthropies to come out of that meetings at basically by half a dozen of the teams that will left so they left. They were like we're out and then the other three stayed. And we're like we're inlets fund this yes at filled ended up taking over elite uprated teams and ended up buying a couple more teams because the gadget left philanthropy bought the metrostars for a million bucks. I can assure you when he sold them to the rebels a soldier for l. a lot more than a million dollars. Yeah so it was a good business decision on his part but he loved the game he was. Are you know it was the guy like. Joseph is in lacrosse business. Who's the guy that just really truly believed in the opportunity and you know we had a good plan. What those rights we. We sold the media associated with head. We ended up package in them. And gotta deal with espn. The first amendment less was getting paid for its media. We got you. Soccer rights packaged in. Us soccer got eight for its media. That deal made money. We're able to deliver a good return on that. Seventy million dollar investment and you know sergey marketing. Today's valued at several billion dollars. Yep i it's a profitable business and if not for that meeting. Mls another one in the failed. Socrates in gone americans. What's okay second break of the show. This is technically extra time to use a soccer reference. And we're going to talk about our second presenting.
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"At the time. You had very much. Because of the league's challenges financially and we'll get to some a little bit but you have a cap and then you have someone like david beckham. Who's one of the largest superstars in the world and a lot of people said he was in the twilight of his career. But this guy can still ball. He comes and suggests interest. But he's going. I want to be in la or new york. And so there's a lot of like management that goes into that to managing you had mentioned the fans stakeholders the players. A lot of players. Don't wanna play against beckham. it they feel like it's a slight on them because he's at the tail end of his career and then there's the economic piece so you created the designated player rule which essentially an correct me if i'm wrong but it gave teams three to four spaces per roster to go above and beyond the cap to bring over an international player. Because to your point the mls wanted to get to a place where the best players in the world were plane. We had some homegrown for example. We lost tim. Howard overseas to man united after world. Cups his right around that time right. You're i think you're referencing two thousand six. So there's a lot of lobbying. I would imagine but how did you manage. Call it each cohort from owners to players owners. I i'm sure. They all wanted beckham. If they weren't getting beckham there. Pike what the. How am i going to be compensated or replenished. There are a couple of key moments in the history of the league will get a second marketing and stadiums. The designated player rule was transformational. Give imagine the lobbying that you have to do internally to convince a team in columbus that they're gonna be playing against a team that has had that's one of the best players came from real madrid. Yeah he was just going to be one years old and he had five in soccer years at the time. You're done when you're thirty one but we found that's not the case now and if you if you see him now paul you're in great shape and i don't know how you will help you. How old you are. You're probably younger than david is. The guy's an animal is a basis of freak of nature. Yeah he could've continued to play and he played well and won championships. Two years into his experience with mls he was loaned. Ac milan played from started from milan. So it worked out to enhance brand. And david was a beacon sort of opportunity for other players lead robbie keane unreal guatemala poco from mexico and this guy off marquez. Who's playing for barcelona some of the best players in the world. That's transformed to players wanting to come here. At the end of their careers in some cases in many cases to now getting players that are assigning at younger ages. Many south american players in a we just sold the player in atlanta for almost thirty million dollars. You know who came to the league in came from south america now playing in the premier league so you know the worm terms you know all of it is devout strategy in about thinking. How do i continue to evolve my business to achieve that end result of satisfying the needs of our fans delivery for our partners. And doing it in a way as the commissioner or the office of the commissioner where we're keeping our own feeling good about their investment because we've done research that shows how parody affects winning winning and losing parody effects fan of entity fan following and hired the boston consulting group for two years as millions of dollars to understand how to segment our audience. The needs of different fan segments in a european style fans latino style fans american hardcore fans yet again. I know people just think we hang around and fly around planes and sit on the sidelines. Give out trophies. We are working stiffs. We are working our asses off delivering for ultimately overstay coldness. I remember when the mls brought over. Tehran re one of the greatest forwards and strikers in the english premier league at arsenal comes over plays for the red bulls rebel athlete. At the time. I went to a match. And just coincidentally he wasn't playing in that match. I'm back in a sweet Went to the bathroom standing in a urinal taking a leak here guy walk in speaking french with his airpods in santa right next to me like oh well. That's anri Experienced when do you think we're going to be able to get Lino messy over the states. All you can't speak to that or or is it like it would be really fucking awesome. Don if we could get over here. i'll tell you. I'm gonna creatively and carefully not answer that you look at what happened with. La who signs had an unbelievable impact on the league in on the galaxy. And now he's one of the top scorers in europe so it infuriates me when people say because you know the soccer fans are very insular and there's almost a love hate relationship with the game. It's soccer football itself is so passionate you know people kill themselves over their affinity for their passion for their clubs. But i mean that's the best example. Tom is arguably right now. One of the best players in europe and when we signed him. Here's a guy coming here to retire. Me of these are just the things you have to deal within ultimate matt the challenges you have to manage to you know running. And it's still emerging brand in the sports landscape that psychology though is is really interesting especially to me because we have plenty of stereotypes tied to lacrosse. You have the elitism of the game. You have the the northeast preparatory component. We know that the history of our game is invented by native americans in the era qua- formerly the schone. We still have some of the best in the best player in the world. Lives in the onondaga nation. In lyle thompson so you have reality and perception what we learned in twenty twenty even politically perception more times than not will supersede. Unfortunately but you were able to push through. I remember early on. When i was growing up in the nineties and i was a big soccer player is the perception that soccer players got cut from the football and basketball team. How did how did you market pass that. That's not even a conversation anymore. And i would imagine you're going to get past and are already getting past the stereotype that you had just mentioned now like. Oh that person's going to the. Mls must be as a really good question. Paul ending got asked that very often. I think it would really speaks to. Is you know we have been trying to build a cultural connection between our players. Our clubs and those who care about the sport at ultimately where do we fit in the broader professional sports ecosystem here and internationally and building is. You can't manufacture culture now you have to earn it you know. You have to understand what motivates people. What inspires them. What influences them add. It starts at a very young age in our sport. We launch the sleep before people really had a deep connection with the game professionally. But now if you're in your mid twenties glove. Mls in your life. Yeah you can be in your mid twenties or you could have been five or six years old and you can have your own family. You bring your kids to the game if you're young. Fan and soccer in america has become such an important part of the american culture and it didn't win. Mls was launched and we had to just continually earn every day the ability to keep the lights on the until we knew that cultural shift would happen. Not a tipping point percents out of business but a cultural shift so when you see the world cup or not to in oh six. The country stocks turn world cup yet whether the american team is in it or not whether american women are winning it or not people care about sport at the highest level..
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
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"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Thousand tickets but the fans and the governor and everyone around said you don't really have the right to take our team not not the owners team but it's our team so throw all of that into the job as true. Ceo pontou when you run a league you are responsible to all of your stakeholders so every ceo as obligation to shareholders and have an obligation to to consumers right but here we have obligations to each of our individual markets. Our player pool of employees not just staff employees but players is employed and the less they actually are employed by us. You have a a role in the international community at the domestic community with. us soccer. it is so such an all encompassing complicated environment. Unless you're living for the fame it's joyful because she could see the end result of it every day but these are very difficult jobs and i love. It ain't easy and a fan. It's not their job to care. Paul their job is turn on the tv. Going to stadium root for or against club. Hate a player. Hayden owner hate the commissioner that passions mistrial. Yeah and so. I don't expect them to even be removed. Mindful of what it is that. I do frankly worrying about what i'm doing that i'm not doing my job. They should be more concerned about the product on the field. And everything around it and and at the time you also were probably going through a bit of An intense research phase of understanding international soccer versus the structure of what was happening with the mls which at the time and i remember the shootouts and thinking that was kind of cool but also feeling a little bit gimmicky. Mos was really aspired in the days to to get as many headline attentions as possible and they're sacrificing product. So you went in and go all right we. We have to appeal that back because we have to build this thing inside out and we talk about that. A lot in lacrosse We have two point line in a faster shot clock. We want to speed the game and make it fun for people to watch on television and go after net new fans. But you can't ignore the either of the game. So that was number one. But during the research and i think this is where frankly the the gaming environment has helped. It helped people like me understand. All of the league's internationally. The table system the loan system versus the trade system. The nonfixed membership system to the the ep l. And that having to do with promotion relegation. The mls found a hybrid here. You are fixed membership. Meaning no promotion and relegation. You have the season table but you also have playoffs. What was that process like for you. And how did you make that decision to land where you are today. So it's a great question so ago. Go back many years you know i came into. This was vitiated at the opening press conference. I literally if you see. Those argument is hilarious. And so i. I knew i needed to listen. And and deeply take the hundred eighty days and you know all the the traditional business school there is about what you need to do to learn a business when you need to achieve leader a business. But i needed. I knew i needed credibility fast. So i couldn't go in there thinking that i was smarter than even the fans let alone smarter than those people who founders of the league But i i thought it was just absurd. That the the the the selling point. This week was being america's version of the beautiful game and yet we thought our fans weren't smart sophisticated enough to want to have a an american league playing the beautiful game. they wanted to have american version of it. That was our owners who did. I didn't do that. I came in within a week. I said we got to get rid of this and the telling me it's a really funny story about a game in dallas in the cotton bowl. It's a shootout in a qualified for the playoffs. And a shootout comes in on the sidelines. Because somebody's gonna win the game and go for some guy's cursing and yelling after you. Why this thing is ridiculous. And then they score and the guys jumping up and down here. Yeah then they lose a couple and then the guy screaming and yelling ultimately won. I said see it. All worked out is still hate to shoot out. You've got to change at us. So i was so intuitive to me you didn't have to be einstein to think it was just false gate but we do a lot of research we didn't we don't we. Don't go into this stuff. That's another having fans thing that we sit in ivory tower. Just what am i gonna do today. This seems like fun. We constantly go through vigorous research more now than even back in the day and we have a system of structure that allows us to make systemic changes critical stages to our business and our rules and our approach because all we need to do is have a majority to vote on all those changes. Now if you're in the nba. You wanna have a three point play. You could do that. You don't have to worry about whether they're you're lining miscellany with anybody else because you drive sport in soccer were all part of the so when we do make changes it does reverberate outside the us and sometimes even even easter approval yep video replay with officiating for example which we were leaders but we we did research early on came in and i just said all these big stars and fans are saying where's where the beckham's of the world and where the unreas- where the great players had if you had maybe i'll pay more attention so we changed. The rules created a designated player rule. That allowed us to keep our salary cap in union system in place have a couple of players outside it and we brought in david beckham and i don't know what came first of all whether it was beckham speaking to us and saying i think i wanna come to the us and figuring out how to create a mechanism to that. I think it was more likely we working through it to wake us very experienced. Legendary guy at our business was working for fillon shoots and he. He was spending a lot of time at europe. He ran into beckham somewhere and one thing led to another and we had. David transformed our league during that era. Yeah and then. We continue to research to evolve our rules in our approach and are spending to satisfy the needs of fans okay. It's halftime records and there's going to.
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Group the. Nfl experience was in my mind. That was part of that. The super bowl sponsorship activities reported that and the programming side. The nfl quarterback challenge the nfl's fast man the nfl golf classic. All of these cut a untouched programming things. Nfl films didn't want to deal with. That was more film based documentary a snowy day in green bay and i was thinking that we had to friend of ours. We've talked about a guy. John miller nbc so much open inventory where the net which is one of anything that had a foot thick skin and an element in it yet. So i wrote that plan. Ric said i love it. Let's take it to to commissioner tagliabue's. Let's pitch it. And they took it fall said antastic but the key thing to that is. I didn't go home and cry right. I could have found another job. I just knew that. I had more still to do with the nfl. But i also knew that the that the nfl had a lot of pulse even a powerful brand like that was not necessarily being served in all of the areas of opportunity. Also the lesson for people has all the guys that worked with instead of looking to kick me out on my ass worked to help large that new division. So that's an expression of how i behaved in the sandbox. How it worked as a team made how in trying to step all over people. How i didn't try to take make my business. Look more valuable and important than their business and they helped me get launch. That business at the biz dev division. An events division was a really big group. It ultimate was a larger group. People is that the sponsorship group growls over time and then ultimately since i was the guy that could figure things out ball came to me and said you know we have an international business. We don't have a strategy. We've got games being taken taking place. We got this league. It's taking place in europe. We we gotta figure out exploit the intellectual property of the league around the world. Why don't you go figure it out. And i left. Nfl properties at that time and went to work in the league office launched nfl international ultimately reported into a committee. That was chaired by robert. Kraft and lamar hunt who founded mls. They go and that was my path to two major league soccer. Is that why. And how you got tapped over to the commissioner position and mls. Exactly what happened. I was at an owner's meeting. Robert came over to me and said hey. What do you know about soccer. I said you know not a whole lot to be honest. I know there's this new league out. There was a couple years old and he walked over to lamar. Hunt is said alamo. What do you think about. Donna's our next commissioner and the message. I don't like to mix my businesses. Not a good idea. Roberts said him. And i'll i'll take care of lamar and we'll chat further over the weekend and paul tagliabue had been the lawyer for the nsl covington and burling he he. He's a soccer fan by the And they approached. Paul without kinda even really chatting with me about whether they were going to pursue it and pull said. I think it's a good idea by the end of the weekend. they said. Let's meet with phil shoots and made with alan rothenberg. Who founded the league and you know. Six months later. I was in the job. I was looking at some articles. As i told you. Get packing all my stuff up and checking it out. That press conference was you know who is non soccer guy work l. a. times the worst guy for the job this insular sport like many emerging sports and i look back now and i can sort of smile but man it's been a long hard arduous tortuous road for twenty year. I feel that they have you seen ted lasso yet. I i've seen it. I love it but that insular community as you mentioned it's like hey this guy. Don garber got great experience in the nfl but he he doesn't speak our language And and you took that on and obviously were were able to separate what you knew needed to get done. Mls at the time and loss upwards of two hundred fifty million during its first five years. And so you're taking this. You're probably thinking well shit. This could also be a short tenure. If we can't figure this out but no better opportunity. Roll my sleeves up. What how much do you sit. And reflect on. And what type of maybe patient answer poise other characteristics as require where. There's this notion that fans of sports in this ivory tower plane madden or like sims. And it's a lot of fun running leagues but it's so difficult behind the scenes. What would you say are some of the things that fans don't realize you go through or we're going through at the time i don't think times have changed much paul i. I don't think people realize how hard it is and you could relate to this to actually run a very complicated diverse and unusual business because at it as a commissioner on both the governor of our ownership at the sport itself the same time. I'm an employee of those same owners. Yup your caretaker of the brand and roger talks about at all the time protecting the shield and and revering the shield in promoting the shield. And so what. What job is there really that lives in the public trust. This business lives in the public trust. We were looking to move a team. In columbus that ultimately turned into a very difficult situation into an incredible success brand new owner brand new stadium. The original owner moves to austin brand new stadium. Lunch with thirty.
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Doing what it was doing yet. A handful of small agencies no sport a guy named jim millman founded this agency but then the nfl hired a bunch of consumer product. Marketing guys too. And this was all started with pete. Rozelle founded out in l. a. and founded nfl properties in los angeles to manage the licensing of logos. So pete was genius at that time he said people were making our hats. They're making our jerseys. We need to sort of authenticate that and monetize it from the licensing company. And if oh properties. The owners gave all of the trademarks to trust that trust lasted for like thirty years and was renewed however many years ago and they formed the company that the owners owned and i was one of the first guys to work for that group working from an agency on the mars account. I took a jar of eminem's around the country for the eighty four olympics. Driving it literally in the back of a frigging pickup truck. And he gets the number of ems and you wanna trip to the olympics. No way and that account manager said to me the olympics coming to an end to the nfl and see if we could buy sponsorship. So i call cold. Call the nfl. And i ended up having a meeting. Rick dudley Who now is the chairman of octagon and ripped work for a guy name arlen ken. -tarian went a long career in sports ran the usda for a decade. And i go give me a presentation. A very formal power cell with the nfl. And i get back to my office of shared an office with three people over throats. Meggett smoke cigarettes by the way now sharing office with people smoking cigarettes in the in the office. Yeah and then. Rick called me up and said hey wanna talk to you. I said you guys are aggressive. So don't wanna talk about a job and came there and that's how i got my job at the nfl at work. They're selling sponsorships. For many many years joy you'll ask a question. Had get to beyond that. But i started as the only guy that didn't have an mba. Didn't come out of nestle or nabisco. Pepsico and i just i was hungry. Ambitious arrogant young guy that came in there working for a bunch of really aggressive arrogant guys and we made a lot of stuff i think. Did it resonate with you at the time. That sports was actually more about marketing and pr than it was about your nba creek credentials and the ability to move dollars from one end to the other. They're all important. That's what struck me about the roselle era and the owners saw. Then he was like you know. I don't know if. I should be the commissioner here but no one to sell the product better. Is it aboard salesman. They taught me how to sell a brand because they were traditional brand marketing guys. So the whole approach of marketing the lead which came from pete's vision of how to utilize the press had utilized media partners. Even back then. Monday night football as the ultimate expression of mass exposure of your product in prime time. I learned brand marketing from these guys. They were brilliant. Yeah up but they were traditional in evolved from being the guy that just sold a sponsorship to the guy that developed the more unique sponsorships. That were more marketing oriented. I thought about that. We needed to target young people and relaunched passing kick which had been dormant for a decade. I was the guy that took hank williams off monday night football and sold that to the record companies in every monday night we taped a different performer from staying to the biggest stars in the business and i had this task that ultimately evolved from peak to paul tagliabue that basically became the creative guy that would push the marketing and brand envelope. Take the helmets off the players. Try to engage with new audiences which ultimately morphed into me engaging new audiences internationally and i just became less traditional guy. That would take some chances. I was the first guy to say we needed to get rid of up with people and all the the a to me pain brands like disney at others to have twelve minutes of the super bowl halftime show and then working internally with the guys that produce the super bowl that can miss them that that was valuable time. We should get a guy like michael jackson to do it. I watch the nfl experience. Which again was a marketing vehicle to bring the game outside of just who watched it on television but engage those people that were there hundreds of thousands of them even though most guarded the gate and create physically an extension of the product wealthy players and the fan experience in alive festival. Yep and the nfl experience was really a creative expression of the brand of the super bowl and personify what what the nfl meant to its fans and ultimately that was my role athlete more from sales into abate branded business development dent special events and all those kinds of marketing activity and you and then you were even involved in on the television side negotiating deals so marketing to sales to biz dev and then you were going international leading the nfl fares there. You made a comment about how the nfl's brand strategy was so strong than it makes a ton of sense because they got where they are today by building that core fundamental structure of the shield and what stood for. What do you think. And how do you give advice to people now under you at the mls or even any organization where you have a talented individual that either requires a little bit of patients and their role on the manager side to then senior manager director and that balance of being an aggressor like you said you were coming up with ideas but also the the responsible of manager to give that cushion or give that runway to talent like yourself to develop as quickly as you did in the nfl. Because i would say a lot of organizations maybe struggle with that. Well you know. I told this story a couple of times in my career while know the transition for me and i think it's a good lesson on determination and courage right in no Fearlessness you know. Rick dudley came to me at some point and said hey i was. I was kinda co managing sponsorship. Business me more on the outside the box sponsorships else on the traditional side. The tradition was generating way more mitt romney. Mine were more revenue focused but brand delivery yup and they decided they're gonna have one guy run it. Rick came into being one and said hey made a decision. you're out. what do you mean out. I mean i. Frankly i think i should be having your job. I'm out so i said hey man we love you but it's been a good run. I think i was there seven or eight years at that time. And i said listen. Why don't you want you'll take the weekend. I've been thinking about a whole bunch of things. Let me come back to you. And let's see if there's an area that's being underserved and rick said absolutely if could find something that could generate revenue. rawson could fill a void. I'm all ears. And that's why i developed this plan for this..
"garber" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Great to be here all love talking to you. It's really it's it's actually. Some of these things are always about what you're thinking about out of expand the pillow bread but for me. I learned a lot when i chat with you. So i really enjoy the time. I appreciate that you've been a mentor. And naturally we're gonna spend a lot of time on the business of the mls than what you've been able to build over the last two decades but denoted by a lot of our guests on the show. I wanna i start by talking about what shaped your career. In sports we've had a few executives that have come on and there's been different moments in their lives that this interest in games but for you at the ground level you were born in queens. New york to russian mother orthodox father from poland. What type of homegrown principles in that environment. Did you have exposure to and then did you play. Sports was always a part of what she wanted to do for a living. You know it's interesting. I think is now going into year. Twenty two so you know people were kind of counting your career. So the counting the days forward so more and more people are asking about sort of what the past was. I really hadn't focused on that a whole lot. You know this career of mine. And i think the industry overall you're running so fast you're never looking back you constantly particularly in miami last days twenty plus years always looking forward but recently and whether it was the twentieth anniversary. Or whether it's just where. I am in my life there. I have been thinking more about the foundational years. So you know i. I grew up in in queens. I grew up in a in a to a five of us and we had a a two bedroom apartment. it was a garden apartment when he was little attached. Places and in queens of binge-watching entourage. Right now okay. Queens is queens. Boulevard is no place like meant you are what you are. There are no pretenses you cannot get away with anything really mattered. Committed you are to family into your friends. How committed you order you word. And basically and this is unfortunate. How well you could play in the school yard right. So sports. That time for me in the sixties and seventies just every season. There was a different sport that you did when you got back from school as a latchkey kid. My mother was a teacher. She didn't come home until later in the day and my dad was an accountant so we come home from school. You get on your bike. I went to ps thirty two. And in the summer who played basketball and ill metal backboard at a metal rim and he played softball or stick ball and you were sliding on concrete. I'm making this shit up you play. You know tackle football and you played on a little blade of grass or the played touch football in those days and young adult and schoolyards very diverse community. So i think my my the development of how. I view diversity. I think shaved when i was a young kid and a listen. Sports was a big part of my life but interestingly never a huge fan you a lot of people that want to go to the sports industry. Why do you want to go to sports. While i love the mets you know. I love lacrosse. I gotta work across. I mean i. My father was not a sports fan. my older brother two years to the day older not a big fan so i will tell you that my affinity for the industry is more about the industry itself unless about fan avidity that being said i did cut school to go to the sixty nine mats and in the world series. I ran on the field. I collected my grass planted it in a little place. You know in the back of Of our call up little garden apartment. I've been to. I saw the nixon that same year when the championship. I played a lot of sports. I played i played basketball. I played baseball. I played hockey. I play just about everything that you could possibly play. Lacrosse wasn't a part of the world. I grew up in as you probably know but at the end of the day it helped shape a lot of way app today. And that era as you say playing in the backyard and the sixties that was right at the turn for the nfl. That was one of the early sports leaks to adopt the modern medium at the time and television and think about fast forward to today. The modern form of media consumption is social and digital. But your first job in sports was with the nfl. You're a marketing manager. When i'm like going through this research. I'm thinking about guy. Get the picked. On garber brain the commissioner of mls the guy who changed industry here in north america and he started as a marketing manager in the nfl. Pete rozelle started on the marketing side. He was the commissioner at the time you got in the nfl. He was one of the youngest commissioners in any sport in sport history. Was there an attraction to working for the nfl. Or someone like pete at the time being on the marketing side of the house. Get that job and then your career going through. Well is so incredibly timely. I currently have raised my family in new jersey. And we're moving on tuesday so i'm a pack rat. I have every piece of evidence article you know. I've got memorabilia from my nfl days. And so many letters. I have a letter from paul tagliabue when i founded the nfl experience. I i have of these memories from those days. And i was looking at them in the past few days as a pack and all that shit up and throwing most of it out i came out of school ended up getting a job in a are the agency that That i work for that. Time was founding sports division. And i worked on some track and field related. Things i worked on you know a miller lite campaign used to travel around with all those guys for the tastes. Great less failing campaign had had sort of a marketing background was pushing me to sports. As opposed to sports being a passion that we're passionate were no sports degrees. There were no sports programs. Nfl properties was really the first sports marketing division in really in the industry paul yet..
'Happiest Season' Makes the Yuletide Gay
"Actually got kind of Ah, new wrinkle in terms of Christmas films with happiest season, which is basically Hannibal Hallmark Christmas movie style. Look at a relationship between two lesbians in Love. Who go, Tonto. The family of one of the women. And obviously, mom and dad don't know about their daughter's Proclivities. And, you know, I guess hilarity ensues, but it zoom in here or is it a good nature? Romcom ish kind of thing, Or is it home isn't a hallmark E Christmassy. What is it? Yeah, I would say, you know if you ever said to yourself, where are the corny Hallmark Channel style movies about same sex couples at Christmas? This? Well, here's your answer. Happiest season is actually made the Elsa cut above most of those films because you have good actors involved here. Kristen Stewart that's right from the Twilight franchise and a few better films plays one of the young women and Mackenzie Davis, who some people will recognize as the android heroin from the recent Terminator movie. They're the two women and they're going to spend Christmas With the parents played by Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen. They didn't stand in terms of the cast. You get Daniel Levy of that very popular Emmy winning a sitcom that has Creek in its name and Aubrey Plaza on the gas tire. It's a good cast and obviously You know you're gonna have some meat, cute stuff going on and some deception and what have you, but But truly, it follows the standard formula for these movies, except it's a couple of women in love. And of course, they've got to, you know, kind of keep the secret until everything is revealed and get a basically it generates some laughs and real emotional tension and, wow, moments it. You know, you could see it on Who, Lou, if you have
Coronavirus Covid-19 Impacting Soccer
"There's a lot of stuff that I wanted to get to I'm glad you're on the first one being the situation I guess with the Colorado rapids that seems to be what is most pressing right now they've had more matches postponed due I guess A. Term Run. Virus outbreak within the club would where do we stand right now with them with the status of this outbreak when they resume playing again where things at that club I mean they're in a bad spot. Just, an on all manner of fronts I mean. The the big one obviously is the the human angle to it I mean there's five players thirteen staff. It's just been a drip drip drip of positive cases and just you know periodically talking to people in Colorado. Well, we haven't had positive case in the last few days. We think we're we're past this and then they get another positive test, and so you're the latest impact all this I mean, there were four games postponed before to those have been rescheduled. But now last night at umbrellas that three more games. I think th through the twenty first of October. Have also been postponed, and so now there's a real question as to whether they're going to be able to get these games in and I mean there is kind of a precedent. For dealing with postponements and cancellations Back. When when nine eleven happened. You know the leagues still had I think two weeks to go in the regular season. and. They just basically called those games off and used points per game to decide. You know who who who got placed where in the standings and seating for the playoffs and It had an impact on the supporters shield too because in that year, any Miami and Chicago and the same number of points and Miami. Got It based on head to head whether that was the rule before they decided to cancel those games are not I who knows but there I mean there were still trophies at stake now, I'll grant you that the supporters she wasn't as big a deal back then as it is now but. I guess it's a long winded way of saying there is a precedent for this and so and just in talking to the League in the past twenty, four hours, they are prepared and Don garber on record saying we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA go points per game route if it comes to that. And so. I think what you've got is a real mess and then on top of all that you've got a couple positive cases in Minnesota. To staff positive cases in Columbus another positive player in Orlando And so these cases are starting, you know starting to to accumulate and so. You know I think it calls into question again, the wisdom of how much farther into the season do you go? And at what point? Does the League just kind of cut bait? I, mean now the League is saying. They can't envision any scenario where the the season doesn't get completed somehow some way in some form. but it's I mean, it's sobering to say the least I mean it's You. Know you're you're not only talking about people's health but professional athletes for whom health is just a huge huge. Aspect of their lives and. Able to get on the field. So it's. You know the League is continuing to push along, but it's it makes me kind of look at it like man is this is this really worth it? I don't know if it's if it's premature to suggest this but you know the bubble for the back tournament seemed to work. Is there any consideration being given to going back to that for postseason? I don't think so I think the bubble. Everyone remembers how well it works. There were no positive cases inside the bubble. Now, some positive cases were brought into the bubble and then. Obviously Dallas Nashville had to leave but I think. There's a human cost to that as well because guys are GonNa be away from their families. You know especially, at least for the teams that that make deep all the way to West. Cup final. But. From what I the Best I can tell is that that's not something that's being considered and not only that but the league is is standing holding fast to its December Twelve Cup final. So there's no there's no wiggle room in terms of pushing the the season back a week or two I mean obviously if you push. Push molest cut back a week you're getting awfully close to the Christmas holiday. Just, a difficult situation all around and but it does make you kind of question the wisdom about you know how how many more positive cases can can the league handle before they decide this isn't worth it.
"garber" Discussed on The Working Experience
"I think that you know PBS will scrutinize you're making trail streams and all that and just in West strings are attached and what does it mean today if you're making a film and you get funding from Missouri flu so and I think as long as everybody's above board on it. Fine. Because then you can say like Oh you being by Philip Morris maybe this'll have a certain slant to it on smoking and. There's plenty of that that you see. Just talking about Thin Blue Line made me think it's like. I am not the person to speak is to speak about how one funds documentary there are people who could speak to that much more extensively in greater detail but But thinking there are also people who will go for funding or sometimes sometimes documentary originate with something like the innocence project. You know if there's somebody who if there's an organization that's very interested in the subject matter of your film, it doesn't have to be a corporation it can be an organization with a similar. Agenda. That will sometimes partner with filmmaker also so they everything is on the table these days. I mean I guess you'd love to find somebody who says here's five million dollars you film whatever you think is great and you edited it together an two hour documentary and be like. No gender. No strings attached. Nope you go. Maybe that happens. People do sugar daddies. Your Bryant that's probably. SHAPE. are still just weird. There are weird patrons out there you know. Yeah it's like I have a couple of friends who have had films product funded in irregular ways without ramifications. Of Seen the disaster artist. You have Netflix. Yes. Okay. Maybe tonight, God it is. I I. Really Liked James Franco I was not very familiar with day frank up at the both in it it's true story. Is a true story I wasn't even it wasn't even raining about an unrealistic i. read about it. I I've never seen a day. I mean we we all would wanNA meet this guy who James Franco plays like you just it's like Oh my God. I've met the person who jeff it's it is amazing and it's kind of what you're talking about but Yeah, it's funny like going back to the lady rice rice. Mispronouncing. himself. it comes up frequently with people like Roman Polanski Kevin spacey when he was on on trial I? Guess he was found not guilty but. It is interesting when it's like, jeeze I really don't find this person to be a good person or they have their baggage or whatever but. Damaging is. Complicates it. Further leany Riefenstahl's but she she made so much propaganda for Hitler. Triumphant. Is Gorgeous and all of those camera angles, all that innovative camerawork that she brought to it it is glorifying these athletes and so it's it's not much more complicated. The brilliance is brought to that message. But now we've gotten to the point where they tossed kindergarten cop out of a drive in festival and I'm like all right guys I. What other people call political correctness? I generally called decency just being a good person. and. You would say standing for the pledge of allegiance is also political correctness. Hypocrisy. However. I'm not sure kindergarten cop is to poison them. I mean is this where we've gotten to. and. I really wonder it gets truly truly. Yeah. We recently absurd y'all absolute. Thickly. Living in a satirical society. Like, of course, you shouldn't show it. It's a terrible movie like it's what are you crazy? Banning it. The one reasons I've been, there are hilarious things like I have I have four stepchildren. This is the one year they're all teenagers and I have accidentally I've learned not to pull out some John. Hughes movie and show it to them on a rainy day because I remember it is being good frivolous carefree funds. You're. Stilling screen candles a few minutes. As always preceded bike. D.. Tower. That bears reexamining. Different Lens but. Different.
MLS to resume season with Florida tournament starting July 8
"Grounds Major League Soccer announces it will resume its coronavirus interrupted season with the World Cup style tournament in Orlando Florida July eighth through August eleven commissioner don Garber says the twenty six clubs including Seattle Sounders will play group matches then a knock out round points go towards the regular season and there's bonus money for
"garber" Discussed on KindredCast: Insights From Dealmakers & Thought Leaders
"Today with Mitch. Garber in kindred media's slope side studios located here in Deer Valley Utah Mitch. A native of Montreal is a member of the Royal Order of Canada and has had a tremendous career holding various leadership positions at the intersections of live entertainment payments and gambling. Held is the man who saved casino giant CAESARS. And we'll talk about the shortly. Mitch is now. The chairman of live entertainment Juggernaut Cirque du Soleil as well as a board member of Rack Space Votes and fashion group. Conic French Fashion House. Lomba shutter fly and actually others finally minority owner and board member of the National Hockey League expansion team in Seattle long with T. G. Capital founder David Bonderman and a group of local Seattle business leaders. Pretty Busy Mitch. As they say a lot of fun so definitely having fun and listen. There's a lot you're doing here but I know for you. There is no shortage of energy. And it shows what you've done but maybe not that many people listen to Kendrick cast are familiar with your story. I ran through it very quickly. I think it's absolutely fascinating and that's why we're excited to have you here today. Thanks Alex here. At MEDIA SLOPES IN UTAH. Maybe we'll start with the Caesar story because I don't think people realize how big a deal it is of what you pulled off with these guys and there's one acquisition particular that I'm talking about but why don't we start with two thousand nine and then we'll build up all your accolades here in two thousand eight actually. I left the position that I had at the time in in the UK was the CEO of a large company called a party gaming. I admit Mark Rohan from Apollo and Carl Peterson at Tj. And they asked me if I wanted to start a subsidiary of Caesar's and build a digital subsidiary of Caesar's and I said yeah this sounds like a great idea I wanted to work with Gene Apollo I wanted to work with Gary Levin. I Admire Vegas and the Way Vegas was built and I knew a lot about it and so I took on this challenge. Thinking that online poker would become legal in the United States. After a couple of years it became apparent that that wasn't going to happen. We made a decision myself. A couple of management members one of which is a guy named Craig Abrahams Super Executive break. We had find a new business if the guys around me. We're going to get wealthy. That's what I wanted. I wanted them to be able to have an opportunity to get wealthy and we saw what Pinkus was doing at Zanga. We tried to deal with him and he kind of laughed us out of his office and that gave us the opportunity to go and try to do it ourselves and I went and found a company in Israel thirteen employs in an apartment in Tel Aviv. They already doing ten million dollars of Yuba company called play. Tika doing social games on facebook. There was no mobile games even yet at enter thousand ten two thousand eleven exactly and we bought that company. I convinced the board Caesar's that we should buy this company for one hundred million dollars now hold on. Caesar's is two thousand eleven. He's coming out of the great recession. Caesar's coming out of the great recession never really came back. Vegas still hasn't really come back from two thousand eight. Obviously that go private transaction by Apollo was done at the height of the valuation of Caesar's and right before the market crash. So there were problems at the Caesar's parent and subsidiary. That was really supposed to be kind of fun. Side thing became a very important thing is as you alluded to and we can get to that. So you've found this thirteen people in Israel ten million of value by it for how much hundred million hundred million dollars. Yeah Okay Two thousand eleven will fast forward in two thousand sixteen. You sell literally the same business for four point. Four billion we sell it to a company called giant interactive in China. And Jack Ma personally is family office. They bought the company for four point. Four billion it was doing four hundred and forty million of Ebitda in two thousand sixteen when our sitting here two thousand twenty? It'll do about seven hundred twenty million if you've gotta so the companies continued to grow without me and that's a great feeling when you can buy a company build it professionalize it make it so that it's sellable and there's a market to buy it sell it and then watch it grow. Afterwards I think it's fabulous. The Management Team were all the same guys that I worked with. They stayed with the company. And I didn't I left and stayed with CAESARS for a while. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. It is kind of mind boggling again not a story that people know that much about I started with the man who potentially save Caesar's or at least a big piece of it so you turn one hundred million dollar acquisition into four point four billion dollars for the shareholders in five years. Their share of that money was large. Share Caesar's parents share was used to settle their bankruptcy so they came out of bankruptcy. Everybody ended up quite happy. I think teepee GENE APOLLO GUYS ENDED UP. Happy to the creditors ended up happy. And then years later Eldorado resorts comes in. And by the end of this Caesar story but amazing because play. Tika doesn't do anything. It's a social game. There is no betting that has not changed. This is people just buying coins and other forms of rewards so. This is my biggest challenge you know. I saw Farmville and Zanga poker and we understood it. We understood that people were willing to buy coins to advance in the game but with no opportunity to cash out those coins no matter how many coins they ended up in their count and I tried to explain that I did explain it to a board of generally older men. It was two thousand ten two thousand eleven and explaining. We're not hundred million dollars for this business but it's a real business. People in large numbers are playing these games and willing to buy coins to get extra characters to get extra time to advance in the game to keep their old score to see the leaderboard. Whatever the case may be the board bought into it. Did you know one of the great business? Successes of the last decade truly is a good one really incredible related. And I WANNA go back at the time caesars. Interactive had world series of poker right. Yes it was part of that. And that's what led you to try and do it online poker. Yup why I bring that up is because certainly the talk. Today is about sports betting and the legalisation you very unique perspective given that you've worked for the Casino the social game side. You thought there was going to be a gold rush. Certainly with online poker being legalized which it was back. Then why is it different now as we know poker big but not the massive success people thought back then? Why should sports betting today? Which is now legal. I think in ten states at the time of this taping. Is this going to be different? It's hard to say because what happened with party. Poker Poker Stars was that I was the CEO of Party poker and in September of two thousand and six bill was passed in the states to make bokhary legal in the United States and so I turned off our business. We went from ten billion market CAP TO TWO BILLION POKER STARS. A private company. They stayed in the business. They became a five billion dollar company. So poker is big poker. Stars really took a lot of the real estate in poker. I think this sports betting is going to be far more fragmented because you don't need liquidity as much for sports betting poker. What makes poker attractive? There's lots of players twenty four hours a day to fill tables all the time to fill tournaments all the time sports betting requires one person to make one bet of course if your house you need more than one person making one bad but it doesn't require the same liquidity as is required in poker so the opportunity for fragmentation is greater in sports betting in poker. Do you think it will be as big as people? Predicting obviously in the last several months or seen some big transactions in the space that are targeting the gambling audience barstool sports. Yes one do. We think that's warranted. Not necessarily that delivers aid. But this idea draftkings is doing and we'll see how that trades. Are we going to have this massive massive business or is it not necessarily as big as the hype right now? I'll tell you what these deals. Tell me buying barstool very interesting. Maybe big Fan of Barstool daily sports fantasy. It tells me that the casinos are not certain that straight sports betting is going to be this multi billion dollar business and so everyone's putting a little bit of money into sports a little bit of money into daily fantasy and a little bit of money into Barstool which is really a platform for sports. Talk Sports podcasting and sports video casting. It tells me that people are unsure where the money's going to be so they're trying to fill their plate with a bit of everything that was not the case in poker no one was buying barstool sports to supplement their poker lakeway. They were making too much money when I was a CEO at party we were making seven hundred and fifty eight hundred million of EBA. We didn't need a company making ten twenty thirty million last comment on Barstool that that's just a funnel to get sports bettors. I think it is a funnel. They've always worked so it's interesting. I'll give you an example East sports tournaments in Las Vegas and that was something I bought into A. Let's bring these sports people the players and their families whomever all over twenty one. Let's bring them to Vegas. And then naturally they'll eat and they'll gamble and it has so far hasn't really worked out that that funnel is a great vegas funnel interesting all right. Well we'll leave gambling for a second as I mentioned. You're on many boards really interesting companies. One board that you chair Cirque du Soleil which is of course the iconic nearly forty year old company focused as I think probably most listeners would know on acrobatics and theatrical. Tell me about your role there and the future of Sir. And maybe how you got involved in the first place. When I first met David Bonderman and Mark Roe in in two thousand and eight and it was clear we were going to start this subsidiary of Caesar's I had a request from them and I asked them. I said you know when we're all done with this. Whenever that isn't it ended up being nine years later. I'd like to be in a position to invest with you and participate with you and sit on boards with you. That's my goal when I'm around fifty. I wasn't so sure that that was gonNA materialize. But I wanted to say because I felt it. Ten years later that did materialize. I invested with Bondo in many many deals. I've also invested with him. In the team in Seattle I'm invested with Rohan and companies in Israel and with Apollo and a bunch of companies. Sheriff Fly and racks base and red box but stripped us all as very personal the founder of a really good friend of mine delay the birthday. I sat on the board of his charitable foundation from from Montreal. I obviously I speak French as well as I speak English. And he was selling the company and so I got involved with G and T PG brought info son and the case of depot which is our pension plan and Pension Fund in Quebec known to your listeners. I'm sure and of seventeen bidders. Tj ended up with the winning bid. They asked me. I would be interested in being the chairman of the company. I invested several million dollars of my own personal money in the deals. I believe in it. It's a great live entertainment company. You know my role has been to. I would say oversee the investment of G. T. Jones about sixty five percent of the of the business and to oversee the vestment on an case. Today boy become really close with all of them and to help the company any way that I can. I don't invest in companies where I am the principal. Investors don't think that I can add value to the company so I think I know something about entertainment the only company where I would say. I'm actively invested and sitting on the board where. I don't think that I add. Operational value is rex. Because I don't think I'm an expert in hosting and some of the complex technology that they do but I love the code. Let's talk about some of the operational things. They're just what you can bring to the table for Cirque and how that plays into the future as I said it's forty years old. It's not a brand new concept. They obviously Vegas. It's a colossal entity. Half of our EBA COMES FROM VEGAS SHOWS. Seven seven years for permanent resident shows half of already. Buddha comes from our touring shows. So it's really simple. The issue was SORTA Soleil is that there's kind of a cap on how many tickets we could sell in the world. There's kind of a cap on how many people could pay one hundred dollars to see a show live. And how many countries have people that can afford that and we sell about eleven or twelve million tickets a year. That's the largest number of tickets sold by any one single live entertainment company. The.
Miami Beach Mayor: State Of City Is Strong & Getting Stronger
"Miami beach mayor Dan Gelber delivers his state of the city address today the state of our city is very strong and getting stronger that message for mayor Dan Gelber touting the city's work to ease traffic congestion improve school safety tourist safety and address climate change Garber wants to increase the cultural arts budget while limiting gambling expansions as it would be a direct assault on our
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review
"Star Wars the rise of sky Walker opens in theaters tomorrow the third and final film in the latest Star Wars trilogy the end of the road in so many ways for Star Wars especially for this storyline involving Luke Skywalker which all started with the first Star Wars movie back in nineteen seventy seven which I guess in terms of the Star Wars story is actually the fourth chapter and if you find that a little bit confusing you probably still have absorb some of the famous lines from the movies like use the force or do or do not there is no try or Luke I am your father which I know I know the line is actually no I am your father you can tell I'm sort of like walking a tight rope today because I feel like I have two of the greatest Star Wars fans in front of me right now but outside of that JJ Abrams is the director of the rise of sky Walker and just imagine that kind of pressure he's got the tough job of bringing it all in for a landing as I mentioned chasing Garber and Kathleen Newman remaining they went to a special preview screening of Star Wars yesterday before virtually anybody else they're here live in the studio dying to tell you all about it hello my friends Hey how's it going I feel like I said I don't have any good Star Wars greetings is there a good star was greeting hi yeah Jason is wearing a full tee shirts and has the charger beings Baba bobble head well the characters where's your yak give anything Kathleen you know and it's all in my heart something deep down yeah the forces in me so let's talk about this you get a chance to go to the press screening for the new Star Wars yesterday you guys go to these things all the time dozens even a week Jason where even the jaded film critics of Toronto a little bit excited to see Star Wars I mean look everybody's little **** it only comes of this but I think this is actually pretty good to go into this film with a certain level of trepidation I think that if we go in sort of too excited him to sort of objectivity we should be open to its terms I think that a lot of the film critics don't Nestle do that all the time but I think that most people when I'm with the appropriate level of a mix of objectivity in slate excitement of their there for an event Kevin were you excited I was very excited I got there a little bit later than Jason and I felt a little bit of the excitement but once the movie started it was dead silent like this is not a spoiler but when Landau courtesy and gets on screen for the first time Billy Dee Williams I lost my mind and everyone else is like silent which is what it's about which is a huge advantage I mean that like obviously leasing again with public and this is very much I mean it's like man to man the phones at Taft if you see them press for him to kind of a miserable experience you just have to get used to that but a film like this if you're ever going to see this movie theater on the big screen the because you can with an audience to get in the indictment so let's do it I can tell you I can hear you yelling your radio right now Jason I'll start with you Star Wars the rise of sky Walker how was fine suddenly I called the crime you went on Twitter for those over and it look let's let's be one hundred percent clear this is kind of the second and a half ending we've had we had returned the jet I which ended everything and we had episode three which was supposed to end everything Lucas's and then kind of the last job I had a great ending it's like the work done that of those you should go see it I'm not going to worry about it was the last movie that the the universe was going to be bigger and that we weren't going to be focused on the small story and then within us there was the whole notion that the myth of Scott Walker would continue as you see the kids playing with action figure and the kid who picks up the broom with a force you realize that this is not something that's patcher or matrilineal that is going to be bigger than this one little family we did have a question that comes by way remember these characters you really left we're gonna bring those back and focus entirely on that I'll make the story in some ways smaller so it's galactic in scope and yet smaller narrative scope and that is it's doing what it's supposed to do he was hired to do a job which the cap off this saga and it does it and it's fine but that makes it a little bit less interesting a commitment let's get into that in a second Jason says fine Kathleen I mean I think shockingly Jason I kind of agree here I'm I liked it I was very entertained I had a good time even with the jaded critics who were not like matching my energy level I agree that it's not great there is a fine as to what I do think that there's there's a little bit of like a course correction and that they seem to be doing with the last chat I so yeah he JJ made the world a little smaller and really abandon some of the really interesting stuff that Ryan Johnson had set up in the last chat I which is frustrating and makes it not a great movie I think he was trying to please everybody and trying to please those fans that were so upset at the last I and in doing that the narrative suffered and it's also just trying to be a lot try to be a lot of things to a lot of people and then I think it is in any of those things to anybody for example are two foot to a deep in the weeds and lord knows I cut but the way the blade of grass scene six so when I saw the fact that was not mentioned I'm a little upset and the deal is that let people think that this was structured that they knew exactly we're gonna beat I mean they always talk about Lucas having these twelve movie idea sort of written out for some of these are complete stripped away from looks as vision bat that goes without saying but what happened was JJ wrote the the force awakens as an empty are there was no ending there's going to jail just fantastic to look at openings right everybody knows that what has what he's really good at is setting the stage not traded endings hi everyone also knows self admittedly I mean he got in all those interviews actually talks about how this was going to be real tons of room because then he never was supposed to direct the film right other directions where involved actually like a so the deal is that when he wrote the first film they didn't know where it was going to go and it was one of those hand off it's like I'm going to set up the stage hand it off to you and you're going to finish this the second verse of the song that's what Ryan Johnson does run Johnson took all these ingredients and did something for many of us super interesting in super a complex and did essentially ministry talked about what is it to be found the end of of the force awakens is ray handing a lightsaber Luke Skywalker legally saying let's go and the opening shot of last chat I is illuminated at one yeah the last film the film after that episode eight is Luke Skywalker take fully superimposed over shoulder in other words I've been handing off the story to you and Ryan's first thing he does like let's not worry about this story that's not the interesting thing the interesting thing is getting into the nature the metaphysics of the deeper stuff but the force this film goes okay I can't remember the last thing you said okay we're not going to worry as much about this stuff remember these characters you're like let's get him together with all gonna be the same ship they're all gonna gonna ventures together but I want to point out the Kathy when you say that JJ Abrams who has had the incredibly unenviable task of trying to finish Star Wars trying to and Star Wars I I want to really highlight there that is an unenviable task it's even if you're not great even if you're amazing endings try ending the greatest film franchise in history so how does it do Kathleen as an ending to the Star Wars story that we now I mean I thought it was satisfying it's an it's an ending and it answers a lot of questions and as we know Los fans I feel you like we know that change is not answering questions and doing and ray yam asset is flying in and I think that this is just whether you like this ending and the answers that they give you but they give you answers and they give you a very definitive ending and you know some people already have set hi stag JJ Abrams is over party was trending on Twitter yeah it's I mean no one's gonna be happy about anything but I think that he did a good enough job I was entertained and it is it like a nice wrapped up and is it is no one going to be happy with this look at there's always gonna be people upset about this because we care right through well for lots and lots of reasons to ours is pretty fundamental to popular culture and the people have a vested interest and they have in a typical fan communities not everybody but a very vocal minority believes they have ownership over these characters and when they want things to go at a certain way this feeling as for this film actually goes towards a certain direction of giving them what they want and then they end up not wanting what they will think that they wanted that's one thing but I will say that these two fundamental things about changing his his course one lens flares you dialed the heck down with one foot above is one thing I'm like okay I I love that you love letters was god bless you but there's a big thing is he's a red herring you talk about lost as he's a guy who like put a shark and have a logo on a shark and they only got this has to mean something smoke monster has to mean something that's just his step he's trying to trick you a little bit and this film would be much more interesting of those red herrings were not red herrings but actually things that happened so what happens is he consistently in this film gives you something and it's one of those moments the other two phones have moms like oh my god you can do that all my god you can shoot a laser blast haven't hang in the air that's kind of cool all my god you can take a ship and light speed through another ship I never thought you could do that and this film every moment but there was like oh my god that's don't know let's start back that isn't what you think it was ha ha ha I'd something I went I was gonna say second I was going to say that I thought that was but it was it was actually the opposite of this but it makes me really excited to watch it to figure out what the red hearings are and and or not yeah that's not as well as a good teams but I will say that some of those those on inspiring moments that you felt like we're missing I felt them I felt like I was a kid again watching some of this these action sequences and some of that the lights ever seen her so beautiful and big and yeah will transfer to transport you back to your child because I was going to ask if we what we talked a little bit I should stress to set this up by the way I'm I'm speaking which is a corporate Cathy Newman remaining ever talk about the new Star Wars movie rise of Scott Walker what to do right I think the cast is so strong and I think that Jason alluded to it but putting them together like you've got Oscar Isaac daisy Ridley and John by a guy as fan PO and ray and they're together for most of the film and that is a
"garber" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"And welcome back it is free for a year and joining me right now on his truck radio is there is there Garber and she's the author of the central retirement planning for solo agers and I I think that this is such a very very much important subject because as baby boomers as all of us are aging their their soul so much that is unknown especially single men and women who have no children it and who have no family and two are basically alone and there's a woman in our friends group that just had open heart surgery in her dear friend was there for her to be there during the surgery and the and the aftermath and now in the rehab and but it's it's really tall and so it's so nice to have you with us doctor in why are we not hearing more about this why are we not talking more about the challenges of solo aging well frankly I'm doing my best to change that but I think you certainly should will start to hear more about it because it's going to become more an issue when solo agers people without children especially and and other family as well in many cases as they get older and start needing help they're going to have to arrange that outside of the family and there's a lot of ways people can do it but they first have to get over their denial right and once they do that tell us how we should be preparing well there's a number of ways that we should be preparing an end first of all let me say that I I consider a solo ager to be anyone who doesn't have children whether you're married or not because if you're married you don't know which of you is going to pre decease the other so both people really have to prepare anyone who doesn't have children or is aging alone for other reasons maybe your kids live nine thousand miles away or maybe there is strange from you but those in in that category anywhere need to think about where and who their connections are and begin to talk about issues of aging issues right up to end of life and engage the people that will be your support system really understand where your support network is coming from and start talking to those people about it it's also important to make a good decision about where you're gonna live as you get into your seventies and eighties and nineties all because that support system may be located in one area of the country and not in another so take a good assessment of where your support system is and yes yeah absolutely live near them I had a problem a very good friend who lives in Sweden but her on uncle lived in Berkeley he was a very big professor in Berkeley and he went across it in his nineteen still working still teaching still engaged in the community plan was run over by a truck was run over by a drunk driver in and so the wife of all of those years was laughed and she's now in her night this was several years ago and now she's in her early nineties and she decided that she needed to sell the house after all these years as as as a single woman now and no children they had no kids and so she sold the house and has moved into a new facility and you know was sharing with my friend how it was the transition and it was the right thing to do when the right time to do it yes good for her I you know I see so many people that are carrying that banner of aging in place and I just cringe when I especially when I hear solo agers that one agent place because I like to think of it is aging in the right place and what really is the right place for you and in many cases for solo agers it's in a community of some sort whether it's moving into a continuing care community or moving into someplace like that of a mobile home to move to the other end of the spectrum where you have a lot of people around you and you have a small house and so on one level they're just so many smart things that people can do as they get older and again I'm I'm seeing a lot of people not willing to do that for one reason or another and I think that a lot of them are finding that they've made a big mistake yeah and you know I think also I'm doctor many of us are not it's like we just don't want to talk about it it's it's kind of like we'll deal with it another day yeah and then what happens is a crisis and you're not prepared right right and that's how can you know in in in nursing homes and that horrible horrors being put under a conservatorship absolutely I I'm I have to say there one of our other members of the friends group exactly that's exactly what happened she was wandering in the middle of the night and she was taken to the hospital and unfortunately that day her whole entire life changed yeah it well in a place like in a blink of an eye she lost her home she lost her freedom she became I I guess a ward of the state if you were all of that with a couple of distant relatives out of state and she was taken to a nursing home and they loved her it was a wonderful experience for her and for all of us because it was close by we could go to see her often and unfortunately they can the the man that that was her way lawyer that was appointed to her didn't like the way she was looking and took her out of that facility import orange were very different one and not even listening to what we had to say enter this station may not remember much but she love to the woman there there was a little a little person there and that little person was the director of activities and she loved Joan and danced with her every day and Joe never realize she could dance and so they had this tremendous fine and she still said we're where is my dancing partner where's my Jackie so it all that's why this article orient and it is so easily avoided if people would just absolutely dance planning absolutely we're going to have you back on doctor because this was too quick you have tremendous information and it's very much important so give us the best website how people can find out more about you in the work you're doing sure my website is actually my name Serra F. jumper at what about the little are not terrible but Gambar dot com thank you very much and we'll be back next time thanks for listening everybody make it a great day and as always hi this is Frankie boy you're the opinions you here on business talk radio are those of the host collars and guess and do not necessarily reflect those of this station biz talk radio its management or advertisers the information on biz talk radio does not.
"garber" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"Let's go to Jacqui doc from Idaho. Jackie what's your question. Hey so I was curious. What was the most awkward part of having record all of the noises for your sex Steve With Brad Pitt? You spent I read you. You spent days having to record all the Orgasm House. Yeah yes string. It wasn't difficult at all. No that's when you can get it on I tunes. Yeah you know I Victor and are both great buddies with Matthew Broderick. We were with him last night. And I read in the research about you Helena that you went with Matthew to the Oscars one on year late eighties thing presented and you went together as dates. Were you to know an item. No no we just met backstage. I remember member wearing the dress code. Oh you're kidding yeah fact I think the flies were not. I nearly went with because the dress code court and everything we were so young and green green. We don't really really. We were very very innocent on ice. Then sweet and last call that I carry from Texas say Kerry. What question? Hi everybody. Hi My twin sister and I love you Andy Thank you. I love a twin. My question is for Victor. It's two part question. Oh Yeah what do you think of Kim Kardashian's legally blonde costume. He hasn't seen it. I love it. I haven't seen it. I'm sorry but you think. What did you think of the news that will be getting a legally blonde three recently said that I know and someone asked me if I was in it and I said not yet right Listen why not say. It was a very very successful movie. I the one I was in. I didn't see too but I'm sure it was just one. Never see the musical. No no I love that you know. I didn't write Jesse the titanic musical. I love which was great. It was great. Yes it was Maury Justin score really and I think Michael Service was the first. He played my role from yes. He was spectacular. I that was. What's the titanic musical pre movie or you know it wasn't it was round the time but I don't think so I wanNA thank? They Gallon And Vicar Goodnight. Everybody thanks for listening to the PODCAST. Everybody hope you enjoyed the show. Remember new episodes go live Monday through Friday at four. PM The m eastern time. Make sure your subscribe to have a great rest of your night..
"garber" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"Welcome to the Bravo clubhouse for the podcast edition of Watch. What happens live with me? Andy Cohen and she had to learn. how Princess Margaret would smoke six? I wonder if Jennifer Garner alias wigs. It's watch what happens. Live with Helena Bonham Carter Convict garber. Now Hey everybody I am your host Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse serious actors so. I hope we'll go seriously off-script tonight. You love my first guest in everything from her Oscar nominated performance in the king's speech to Sweeney. Todd to the Harry Potter films. Now she is turning running out a really good. For trail of Princess Margaret in season. Three of the crown on Netflix is one of my favorite shows in all of television. Give it up or bottom versatile actor stars shine bright and everything is done from titanic to legally blonde and so many more his his new film dark waters is open. Select theaters now a nationwide December. Six say hi to my buddy. Victor Garber the way. This is interesting you were in the original Broadway. CAST of Sweeney. Todd was you of course. We're not sweetie gooby. Yeah how amazing thank you. Let's just a number. You know you start. You thought like all right. Well one thing I can't say is today. Is Tina Turner's eightieth birthday. Take the bar. We have the cats from Tina Tina Turner musical on Broadway at the London. Taint Theater it's highly Conway Kayla Vr..
Inclined sleepers blamed in infant deaths still in use despite recall
"News concerns remain after recall of Fisher price incline sleepers responsible for the deaths of dozens of infants CBS's Anna Werner says some daycares across the country are still using them another company kids to also recalled some six hundred ninety four thousand sleepers in April after five infant deaths but a new survey released by the US public interest research group or perk has found one out of ten survey daycares nation wide still using recalled sleepers from kids to and Fisher price US perks Adam Garber what does it say about the recall system in this country that you were able to find these sleepers it says that it's not working and if we're going to keep children safe we have to make sure that we can get these products out quickly and efficiently both Fisher price and kids to say they have taken multiple steps to notify consumers about the
How the Expos can finally return to Montreal
"The Montreal Expos never went away. Expos take the field here at Olympic stadium in Montreal the second game before game series, the Expos left. They left Montreal. They became the Washington nationals. They went off to play baseball in DC while Olympic stadium. Their former home sat empty and decaying the teams famous mascot UP even went to work for the Montreal Canadians because even furry orange monsters gotta eat. The idea of the Expos of a major league team in the heart of Montreal the modern monument to a sport with deep history in the province that never entirely vanished. There were always a few people some of them loudly and most of them very quietly keeping the fires burning mostly they were dreaming. But sometimes they were planning for the Tim's eventual return, and somehow that return might happen. The sport of baseball has changed. The city of Montreal has changed the business of sport in general has changed an unbelievably as cities around North America. Celebrate baseball's opening day today. It is beginning to seem like the team that never really went away is suddenly very close to coming back. How did this happen? How real is it? What does baseball mean to Montreal to Quebec or to Canada? And we'll those fans who refused to abandon their team. Even after their team, abandoned them finally get their happy ending. I'm Jordan heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Jeff Blair is the host of the Jeff Blair show on sports net. Five ninety the fan. He is the co host of the lead podcast with Stephen Brent knows a lot about baseball in Montreal because he covered the Expos for the zette for about a decade and for the global mail after that so it's opening day to day. There's no baseball in Montreal today. Not yet. But Montrealers are very excited this week. Why is that? Well, I think they should be excited. I mean, I covered the Expos from eighty eight to ninety seven on a full-time basis. And I was there when when the team ended up leaving town part of a franchise swap that saw the Expos go to Washington and saw the ownership of the Boston Red Sox in my and Miami Marlins change as part of the process at that time. There was very little support from the local business community. There were there was a very small collection of minority partners who were in for maybe million two million dollars a year, very small. They had been effectively bought out in a leveraged buyout by Jeffrey Loria was a New York art dealer who came in and saw that I think at the end of the day ended up putting in about twenty five million US of his own money into that team and that up buying it. And then when he sold the Marlins that was for one point three billion any that's but at that time. Time when when the Expos left the Commissioner was committed at the time, but ceiling was committed to bringing baseball back to Washington. It was it was a legacy thing for him. The Expos has I mentioned had no local corporate support. There was no political support. I mean, they didn't have a political champion in the mayor's office. They they had no political champions provincially as a matter of fact, when you know, I think when you talk to people who are involved in sort of the post Charles Bronfman area era, the expo is one of the things they'll say is that they were affectively screwed by p q government. There was just there were there was there was there was no reason to keep the Expos and much there. There is a plan to build a new ballpark was completely stillborn. So there was absolutely no reason for the Expos to stay in town. And of course, attendance it had had decreased while fast forward. Now, you have a new Commissioner rob Manfred. Who also even though he's only been inter for few years. Just thinking of his legacy and his legacy is in. Internationalizing the game. You've seen baseball games. Played in Japan. Baseball will play a game at Lord's Cricket Ground. This year the Red Sox and the Yankees. And rob Manfred has said that he thinks Montreal is a viable baseball market. He also thinks Mexico City's viable baseball. Mark in Montreal itself. You have a really well-funded core ownership group, Stephen Bronfman of Claridge investments, the son of Charles Bronfman and Mitch Garber who's kind of a fascinating guy. Mitch when I first met him. He's a lawyer his uncle was a lawyer who represented a lot of Expos players in and around Montreal Tim Raines, he keeps kind of a fixer for them. And I I mean that in a positive way Mitch also hosted a radio show late night. I mean, he was a dabbler really talented guy. He is now president of Caesars acquisitions international, essentially lives in Monaco. And he's on the French CBC French language version of dragons. Dan. He's he's he's a very he is shaker and mover. He was I believe I don't know if he's still as he was CEO of Cirque du Soleil at one point he's got a lot of money scuttle resume. He's got and he's and he's and he's a billionaire. He and Stephen Bronfman both known each other for while that they have they've kept the dream of baseball in Montreal alive. They done it very quietly as is their manners people. They're both fairly quiet, quiet. People very quietly. They had Denny co dare when he was mayor of Montreal who is a huge baseball. I mean, he's an he's a nut. But he's a huge baseball fan. And he you know, he was show up at every baseball event. The all star game the World Series it show up at the Commissioner's office. He he'd go to the Expos or the Blue Jays games every spring spring training just to kind of fly the flag and lobby for and lobby for a team to return to Montreal and the provincial government, both the liberal government. And the new government are very the very comfortable with the idea of entertaining, some sort of public private partnership. So what we have now is. Commissioner who views internationalizing the game as an important part of his legacy. We have people in Montreal ton of money. What we don't have as a team revolt park. Obviously we have Olympic state, and we don't have a team or ballpark. Well, this is going on the tap. The Tampa Bay rays have been have been trying for twenty twenty-five years to get a ballpark built. They play at Tropicana field in Saint Pete. So horrible ballpark that, you know, their their attendance is routinely the worst in the league somewhat bizarrely. They have one of the best TV contracts in the league. But their attendance is generally pretty poor. They have attempted to build a ballpark in different parts of Tampa. The the providence Saint Pete right now is that Tampa's where the growth there is in the area east of Tampa north Tampa. That's where the growth is. Unfortunately to get the Saint Pete you base give a choice of two bridges. So during rush hour access to Saint Pete from Tampa is essentially it's the worst place you could imagine in the region right ballpark last year. There seemed to be finally at least for the people in Tampa. There seemed to be memento. Adam behind building a ballpark in ebor city, which is to to the eastern part of the city. It's an old old warehouse area. And I I hadn't been paying attention to it at baseball's winter meetings or something happened it collapsed. I don't know what I don't know the exact majority just collapsed. So the winter meetings in baseball where everybody in baseball gathers media general managers owners, it's it's kinda like a swap shop trades or made sometimes free agents or talked about and all that there was a news conference call by Stuart Sternberg with the owner of the race and his president, which if you've got something you wanna float as if you've got a trial balloon you wanna float in baseball. You do it at the winter meetings because everybody who writes talks thinks about baseball is there, right? They held a news conference. You know, blah, blah, blah stadium issue in Tampa. We still have a lease at Tropicana field the twenty twenty four twenty until twenty twenty-seven dot that up. But and this was was was very subtle. And I probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't been tipped off about this by a raise official the raise owner. Said listen, we're not getting a park built in tap. We do have a lease right now until twenty twenty seven Saint Petersburg prime real estate in terms of building condos mixed business residential area. I mean, it is a it is a gold mine for raising tax. If there's a crappy building city there's a crappy building sitting on it that we're going to be gone from an in in ten years. So what he did what Stuart Sternberg did was he kind of flipped it a bit. And said, here's the thing. Yeah. We could be here twenty twenty seven. But man, if you guys get an offer between now and then for this parcel a land who knows what the economy's going to look like in twenty twenty seven right? Could be better could be worse. So centrally what he said is. Hey, if you guys get a good offer for this. You know, I'd be willing to cut you deal here to to to help you finish this off. Please. Let me go, please. Let me go. So well that's going on, you know, the folks in Montreal again, very quietly quietly, very diligently. Claridge investments is involved in purchasing land in Griffin town part of Montreal. Which is. Near the peel basin. It's it's kind of an area that's undergoing gentrification. So you've got that. Now, you've got a Tampa Bay rays owner. Who knows he's not gonna stay there? Now, you've got people with money in Montreal in a ballpark. You've got a Commissioner who is committed to this one of the things the tappan though as well, as in addition to all that sort of falling in place, one of the things rob Manfred, the Commissioner says look I realized the reality of the situation now is I'm not going to ask you to build a ballpark. And then give you a team he cited Quebec, cities, and example, building an arena. No NHL team. You said not gonna do that. I just need see the plans. I didn't need the shovel in the ground show me the financing show me the plans haven't nailed down. And we'll try to get a team in. Montreal. Stuart Sternberg owns the raise lives in New York. So what kind of happened in the past couple of months? People started to realize well who says Stuart Sternberg has to sell the raise or Montreal has to get an expansion team. What a Stuart Sternberg said moved the race to Montreal. I live in New York. It's not a big flight. Maybe. I wanna be a majority partner. But maybe I want twenty percent. Maybe bell media comes in for twenty percent char or Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Garber have thirty percent each and away we go. So all these things have kind of have fallen in place if you'd asked me for years ago. I would've said there's no chance of baseball returning to much you're on my lifetime. Now, I'd be stunned. If there isn't a major league team in Montreal within the next six or seven years five years might be a little tight, but just sort of planning this thing out of that. I can see baseball back in Montreal in six seven years at the outside. I'll be surprised if it isn't
For Cal in the Big Game, its always maybe next year
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. For Cal in the big game. It's always maybe next year. There are times when a habit never grows old Stanford's football program nose. The feeling no matter how often the cardinal beat cow, and that's nine street wins after Saturday's twenty three thirteen victory. There's an exhilarating freshness to carrying the axe around the field, and it's all the sweeter. If it happens in strawberry canyon. There wasn't much to say about the game. Not with the bears. Simply refusing to accept the golden opportunities coming their way, there were no trombone players on the field. No mud-soaked miracles or fond farewells Trump beloved coach, none of the vivid developments that have characterized the big games history. And it's not such a crushing development for the bears. Seven five who will feel better about things when they're bowl game to be determined. Sunday comes around later this month. Still nothing discuss Cal sporting community. Like the site of Stanford winning this game with the student section big. Sunlight people. Were in. No rush to leave not even after Paulson debates. Forty three yard interception return setup. Stanford's final score in the weaning minutes. This had been terrific day for attendance to the point where the announced figure of fifty seven thousand eight hundred fifty eight actually seemed a few thousand short making a pleasant. Contrast to the desolate Levi stadium Friday nights Pac twelve championship game, oddly, the only disappointing attendances you was on Stanford's end of the six sections set aside for the red-clad visitors in the stadium southeast corner. Some were notable for their vacancy, but the voices were loud and proud backed by the ever ninety Stanford band, and those people got a mighty reward at game's end heading their way trotting joyously across the field. We're seniors Jake Bailey. JJ Sega Whiteside and Ryan Beecher toting the weighty impressive acts as so many Stanford players have done before in a rivalry carrying this much tradition. You'd like to think they trade the thing off on occasion. But. This trophy has become strictly farm property. It's always maybe next year for cow. Always a sense of envy and regret. Nobody expected the bears passing game to even approach Stanford's high-powered attack led by quarterback cage Acosta. Hello and our Sega Whiteside who entered the game with fourteen touchdown catches. And yet the chances were there and roundly blown in the second quarter with Stanford leading ten three quarterback. Chase Garber had Jordan Dunkin open in the end zone on a third and five pass from the seven yard line. But overshot him Dunkin barely getting a fingertip on the ball the bear settled for another. Greg Thomas field goal wide receiver. Jeremiah Hawkins had a couple of nice catches on the day. But he'll mostly be remembered dropping a perfect pass along the right sideline in the third quarter costing the bears about a twenty yard play and killing Dr. Then there was a deebo spectacular end zone. Interception early in the fourth quarter. Notable by the fact that the intended receiver MO ways was nowhere near the ball. All when garbs finally connected on a touchdown. Throw an eleven yard Dunkin. There were just ten seconds left in the game. He's a younger player, and he's got to continue to improve coach Justin Wilcox that have gardeners. I thought he took a step forward. One hundred ninety seven yards passing to Custos two hundred thirty seven even though there were some opportunities. He would love to have back. You're going to have a tough time beating Stanford if you're not scoring touchdowns in describing the mood of his post game locker room Wilcox said everybody's kicked in the gut. And as the regular season ends that could apply in large part to the entire pack twelve aside from the lamentable TV contract and ever do be officiating. The championship game is an ongoing disaster Levi stadium with a contract running through next season and an option for twenty twenty beyond that it's likely to find a more lively neutral site home in Las Vegas. But if anyone's thinking clearly that game should be returned to the home fields of top seeded teams as it was in two thousand thirteen. In Stanford overcame, a hostile setting to win at Arizona state. Then again, it's tough for anyone to think clearly when packed off Commissioner Larry Scott seem so consistently misguided even the Washington and Utah fans were booing Scott during Friday nights postgame ceremony. But why so many reasons I'd start with the fact that college football, and especially the Pac twelve needs an eighteen playoff. While Scott preposterously insists that four is absolutely the right number as for the lingering mood after Saturday's big game. It was a time for Stanford's Victoria's chance and Cal second thoughts. There's nothing you can tell our guys right now that will make them feel better said Wilcox. There was deep appreciation. However for a home crowd that finally resembled a big time collegiate atmosphere gazing into the jam-packed eastern stands. I just stood there at enjoyed the moment said senior Maliki McMorris the rumble. In stumble in fullback who provided a few choice moments during the game, you see videos all the time of how the police used to be rock. In that left a smile on my face, Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Email be Jenkins at SF chronicle dot com. Twitter at Bruce underscore Jenkins. One.
Bengals Tight End Tyler Eifert makes training camp debut
"In minnesota mitch garber with a walk off r._b._i. double in the ninth jose ramirez with two solo home runs he's tied for most in baseball at thirty two indians and twins go again in minnesota tonight at eight hundred huntington park the indianapolis indians beat the clippers for two to indians get two runs in the ninth inning both teams back at it tonight at seven oh five in the n._f._l. the cincinnati bengals get tyler effort back on day five of training camp i missed all the two games last season with a back injury twenty-seven-year-old tight end says he understand skepticism surrounding his return i know my history and what's happened Second understand how it'd. Be frustrating fans and all, that hearing always on publicity again or whatever both the, Bengals and Cleveland Browns have, Tuesday off in NBA news Carmelo Anthony, were reportedly signed with the Houston Rockets Anthony has agreed to a buyout with the. Atlanta Hawks from the central Ohio Honda dealers sports desk, Eric, resear-.
Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning have some fun during pro-am at the Memorial Tournament
"For the most part we will have gotten rid of a majority of obamacare mr trump also declaring that some of the big drug companies will announce voluntary massive cuts in prices for some of their medications in about two weeks you're listening to abc news newsradio sixteen wtvn jared alad the proam at the memorial tournament today attracted some of golf's biggest stars tiger woods comments on playing at muirfield i've always enjoyed coming here i've always tried to play jackson what he's meant to the tour and his mental all of us us as players i've always tried to support his events and i just happened to play well on golf courses too so that that helps ladainian tomlinson rory mcilroy peyton manning and justin thomas also visiting today more houses are going up soon under new homes could become into the grove city market fisher homes is looking to build a five hundred thirty five unit development of jackson pike southeast of the city it would be a combination of row houses ranches and larger homes that's columbus business first doug buchanan columbus crew as fans hoping to having a downstate rival helps to keep the team in central ohio fan groups say there is they are excited for cincinnati's successful bid to land a major league soccer franchise citing a regional rivalry is a reason to block the cruise proposed move to austin mls commissioner don garber we're hoping to have a solution in columbus it's not that you know we enjoy going through an offense or not happy about it cincinnati will begin mls play next year after officially joining the league yesterday at the state house the number of ohio's house republicans calling for a vote on the house speaker position st rab mike duffy of worthington it's frustrating for many of us are members of the legislature for four terms eight years to see set a point where we can actually govern we can't pass bills duffy says ohio is an unprecedented time right now a woman shot in a hilltop has died days after the.