I do this podcast called Sports with Friends because I love talking with friends in the industry. And sometimes I have friends of friends on the show, and I call those guests part of "Jewish Geography." Todd Armstrong is a new friend that you will all want to know. He is the Founder/CEO of TickAssure.
I see people on Social Media always going to big sporting events. However, I also see many complaints about people that can't afford to go.
The secondary ticket market has become a broken market. Unaffordable ticket prices have become a barrier to access for “average fans” at championship sporting events. But I do think that market is strong, there just needs to be a way for tickets to become affordable.
TickAssure has developed TickAssure! Ticket Protection Plans, a forward-thinking solution that ensures “average fans” access to championship sporting events. TickAssure! offers one-of-a-kind price indemnity products for college and professional sports with patent-pending processes and a structured solution to overcome the problem that arises when market factors cause tickets to championship events to skyrocket and price out the most die-hard fans.
Listeners of this podcast can use the PROMO CODE : RADIO for 10% off Plan Purchases. It's a cool idea, I'd love to hear what people think.
I do a Sunday evening show Sunday night On NBC Sports Radio, I hosted a show during the NCAA Selection Show. On the final segment, we had Michael DeCourcy on to break down the selections. DeCourcy is a College Basketball writer for the Sporting News.
Last week I was thrilled to talk to the 2015 National League MVP Bryce Harper (on Skype of all places). He's on the cover of Topps Baseball Series 1 card boxes that went out last week. He was very frank and up front about the Nationals' disappointments, & his confrontation with Jonathan Papelbon. My favorite part of the interview was when I discussed Washington's new manager, Dusty Baker. Off the air, I talked with Harper about the fact that Dusty gave the eulogy at Darryl's funeral last year. We also aired this as a segment on my NBC show Sunday night. Feel free to play the interview right here on Facebook, or download the podcast here:
I have had MVP's on this show in the past. Ken Griffey Jr. was an MVP. Eli Manning was a Super Bowl MVP. This is the 1st time a REIGNING MVP came on Sports with Friends.
Bryce is a 2016 Topps Ambassador and the most popular choice amongst National players. He graces the cover of Topps Baseball Series 1 card boxes that went out this week . Fans voted on the top players across MLB to be featured in this year’s set for the first time. He was on hand to introduce the 2016 Topps® Baseball Series 1 cards and discuss 65 Years of Topps cards and their value in today’s marketplace.