Welcome back to a special Super Bowl edition of What I’m Hearing. I’m home in L.A. after a quick Vegas trip to record a live episode of The Town with Lucas Shaw and special guest Jimmy Kimmel. (Most fun sighting: Apple’s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue getting drinks late night at Delilah.) Thanks to the Endeavor/TKO Lounge for hosting the show; we’ll post the episode tomorrow morning.
🏈🏈 Also thanks to the hundreds of readers who submitted Super Bowl ratings guesses. I’ll unveil the winner in Thursday’s edition. Shoutout to the guy who guessed 175 million viewers. Aggressive!
Programming note: This week on The Town, Lucas and I enraged the Swifties by daring to criticize Taylor’s Grammys album plug stunt, John Ourand broke down the new “Sports+” super-streamer; and analyst Rich Greenfield explained why Disney’s not out of the woods yet. Subscribe here and here.
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Discussed in this issue: Bob Iger, Michael Klein, Dana White, David Zaslav, David Rubin, John Landgraf, Larry David, Adam Silver, Nelson Peltz, Bill Kramer, Jon Miller, Woody Allen, Mark Lazarus, Dakota Johnson, Mark Cuban… and the Crazy Days and Nights blogger unmasked.