Take a walk in a basketball star’s shoes. Our guest today is Marcus Fizer, former basketball player for Iowa State University and the Chicago Bulls. In this episode, we discuss a basketball career and the journey of an NBA player. ——Marcus is a former McDonald’s High School All American, an Iowa State Cyclone legend, the number 4 pick in the 2000 NBA Draft, and a former Chicago Bull. He shares many stories from his playing days at Iowa State, his time in the NBA with the Bulls, and his life after playing professional basketball. Marcus gets very real with us in this chat and we are excited to bring this to you. Marcus’s success on and off the court have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
Soccer is here to stay whether you buy it or not. In this episode, we discuss the 7 reasons why I’m a big-time buyer in the future of soccer in the United States.
Internationally, soccer is the biggest sport. It’s just that in the US it’s not. While it has grown over the years, it’s not there…Yet. But as I look ahead, I see an incredible future for soccer in the United States. After thinking, reading, studying, and asking, I have 7 reasons why I believe soccer has an enormous future in the US.
The 7 reasons why I believe soccer has an enormous future in the United States:
0:38 | Length of games
3:28 | Branding
6:03 | Amount of leagues and tournaments
8:15 | Television rights
10:22 | Recognizable Players
12:15 | The potential in the United States market
14:15 | Football is at its peak
I’m not here to call into question the basketball skills of Klay Thompson. He is a phenomenal player and is having a heck of a career—but he just voiced one of the worst thoughts of the sports year. After the biggest upset (per the spread at least) in the NBA since 2016, Klay Thompson was…
A David De Gea and business leader story about the Manchester United Goalkeeper, not getting credit, and making it look easy. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. He is one of the best, maybe even the best, soccer goalie in the world. The world? Yes. Or, at least, that’s my opinion. Other people have different opinions.…
How college football programs like Ohio State draw attention for other endeavors. The football game is the entertainment, the game is the draw. But if you think a sports program (say, the Ohio State Buckeyes) is only about playing football, you’re not paying attention. Think about the gear: the shirts, jerseys, hats. Think about the food and…
A true leader for athletes on and off the court. Today we are chatting with Galen Duncan, VP of Professional Development for the Sacramento Kings. In this episode, we discuss NBA Super Teams and the Kings Way.
Galen works with the Kings players inside the Kings Academy program with a focus on players maturing into well-rounded professionals on and off the court.
He previously was the Senior Director of Player Development for the Detroit Lions.
Galen had a lot to say about leadership and mentorship, and of course helping others on their journey.
Galen’s success and leadership on and off the court have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
We are happy to annouce SportsEpreneur’s new look. We hope you all enjoy! It’s been three years since SportsEpreneur launched its first blog post. I remember our excitement then, what would SportsEpreneur become? What would people think about it? I’ll tell you what it’s become; It’s a platform that leads to new conversations with people.…
Super Bowl Sunday. Biggest sporting event of the year. But if your team isn’t playing in the game this year, don’t assume you don’t get a Super Bowl. Now, I don’t mean consuming mass amounts of chicken wings, or anything similar, and I’m not necessarily talking about sports. I mean what is the biggest event…
Pick a polarizing team in the world of sports. Follow the commentary on that team on social media long enough, and you’ll start to see a pattern, a pattern of negativity—because these aren’t just opinions. These are opinions with an agenda. There are many teams that are polarizing. The Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots, the…
Many of the people I like the best, the people I find most impressive, don’t take themselves very seriously. It’s not that they don’t care about their work, it’s that they truly enjoy what they are doing, and they don’t make it about them. For example, Frank Reich, Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Frank…