Jan 2, 2023
Welcome to this week's episode of the Sports Management podcast, where we discuss all things NFL, sports law, and the business of sports. In today's episode, we hear from one of the greats from the business of sport, who shares his journey into the industry and offers advice for young professionals looking to break into the sports world.
Andrew Brandt grew up in Washington, DC and played tennis at Stanford University before going on to law school at Georgetown. He started his career as an unpaid intern at a firm that represented tennis players, but eventually transitioned into football and grew a team of clients from three to 15 over the course of six years. He then made the switch to the management side of the industry, taking on the role of running the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL's World League. From there, he went on to work with the Minnesota Vikings and eventually became the VP of the NFL team Green Bay Packers. Today he works as an academic director, hosting a podcast, writing a weekly newsletter and is often seen on ESPN giving insight to sports law matters.
Get ready to learn:
- What he learned from his 10 years at Green Bay Packers
- The importance of putting yourself in the right place at the right time
- How he used a strangers phone to finalize a trade
- Why you need to take risks and make sacrifices in order to succeed in the sports industry
- The vitality of networking and building relationships, as well as staying up-to-date on the latest trends
- Andrew’s take on sports betting in the US, NIL, Joe Pompliano & Budweiser v Qatar World Cup
And much more!
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