Sports Media Roulette & Broadcast Worst-Case Scenarios

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Mark Cuban recently was asked why he sold, and his answer was illuminating: He predicted that the next wave of revenue generation for teams will be around real estate and entertainment, not media. Photo: Sam Hodde/Getty Images

Matt Belloni: Welcome! And congrats on launching The Varsity, which is like What I’m Hearing for the way cooler sports business. Who’s the most interesting person you’ve seen here in Vegas? I thought it was intriguing that Chris Licht, the former CNN leader, has been making the rounds. 

John Ourand: I feel like I should mention Killer Mike, who, yes, killed it at the EA Sports party Friday night. But the most interesting person to me has to be Sean McManus, who is winding down a nearly three-decade run as the head of CBS Sports. This is his last Super Bowl; David Berson will take over after The Masters, in April.