Episode 11:

This week we’re flipping the script and focusing on the “sports” rather than the “stocks” with Dan Schulman, Sports Broadcaster and Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Calling back to his early actuarial education, Dan joins Kenrick to discuss the business side of his career, the massive debt loads incurred by professional sports teams due to the pandemic, the Esports industry, and the future of Major League Baseball fandom.

Guest speaker - Dan Shulman

Dan Shulman is play-by-play commentator for men’s college basketball and Major League Baseball telecasts on ESPN. Shulman calls Saturday Primetime men’s college basketball games alongside analyst Jay Bilas and provides commentary for some of the top matchups throughout the season. He also calls regular season MLB games for the network and is the voice of the World Series and additional MLB Postseason series on ESPN Radio. Shulman began working for ESPN in 1995 and has previously served as the voice of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball (2011-17), Monday Night Baseball (2008-10) and Wednesday Night Baseball (2002-07), along with ESPN Radio’s MLB postseason (1998-present) and regular season (2002-07) coverage. Shulman also called NBA games for the network from 2006-11. Outside of ESPN, Shulman handles play-by-play calls for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sportsnet in Canada (2016-present). Prior to ESPN, he called Blue Jays games on The Sports Network (TSN) from 1995-2001 and was the play-by-play commentator for the network’s NBA package of Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies games. Shulman called Canadian Television’s (CTV) hockey coverage for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and the 1994 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Toronto. Shulman has served in a variety of host roles for several networks, including: The Leafs This Week, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ weekly magazine show on CFTO (1992-95); The Major League Report and Baseball Today shows for The Fan, a 24-hour sports radio station in Toronto; Prime Time Sports, a syndicated sports radio show carried on stations across Canada; Blue Jays pre- and post-game shows on the Telemedia Sports Network, and various ESPN Radio weekend programming (1992-94). Shulman has received many accolades and honors for his work. He was named the 2011 NSSA National Sportscaster of the Year. In addition, he is the first two-time winner of the Sports Media Canada Broadcaster of the Year award (2000, 2007). Shulman is a 1989 graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where he received a degree in actuarial science.

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