Game Changers

Challenging the status quo isn’t for everyone. Katie Steinberg will be sitting down with the innovators turning the sports and hospitality worlds upside down.

Episodes

Will Youth Sports Connect to the Metaverse?

Will Youth Sports Connect to the Metaverse?

  Youth sports are a significant part of the lives of kids in the U.S. However, parents, grandparents, and other family members can’t always be there in person. The GameChanger app offers a new way to watch every game. The app’s President Sameer Ahuja joined Game Changers host Katie Steinberg to talk about its impact. Ahuja […]

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Why Has Technology Remained Stagnant in Hospitality?

Some might say Ken Patel, CEO of EV Hotel, is the next Elon Musk of the hospitality industry. Patel began his journey in hospitality as a child, helping his father in his hotel and working his way from the desk to roles with more responsibility. Now, he is heading the convergence of AI and hotels, […]

Bridging the Investment Gap and Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

Bridging the Investment Gap and Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

Seeing his own kids grow up playing school sports, Chuck Thompson, Nike Dallas FC president, noticed a gap in youth sports — it is inefficient and doesn’t set players up for success. He joined Host Katie Steinberg of Game Changers to discuss the Nike Dallas Football Club and its impact on the community. Thompson’s vision […]

The Latest Gaming Merger Firmly Establishes Dallas as an Esports Hub

The Latest Gaming Merger Firmly Establishes Dallas as an Esports Hub

  Mike Rufail, founder and chief gaming officer at Envy Gaming, excitedly explained the gaming merger with OpTic Gaming and how Dallas is becoming an esports hub while talking with Host Katie Steinberg. One big change from the merger will be the name of the team — the Texas-based Call of Duty League franchise Dallas […]

After a 20 Year Professional Career, Warren Moon Had a Game Plan Post-Retirement

After a 20 Year Professional Career, Warren Moon Had a Game Plan Post-Retirement

  Key Points: Warren Moon had a 20 year professional career in the NFL and CFL. He founded Sports 1 Marketing after hanging up his helmet. Moon’s life could’ve turned out differently after growing up fatherless in Los Angeles. Commentary: On this episode of Game Changers, Host Katie Steinberg talked with Warren Moon about his […]

Corporate sponsorships with the Dallas Mavericks

The Road to Becoming a Maverick of Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships have been a key source of revenue for professional sports teams. However, the era of buying a sign is no more. Now, it’s all about the experience. Game Changers host Katie Steinberg chatted with Michael Mattocks, Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorships for the Dallas Mavericks, to get his insights. Mattocks has a unique career […]

Game Changers: Changing the Playbook After Law School

Challenging the status quo isn’t for everyone. Katie Steinberg will be sitting down with the innovators turning the sports and hospitality worlds upside down, only on Game Changers. Life after college sports can be a dreaded reality for athletes. Whether it’s turning an athletic passion into a lifetime money-maker, or it’s finding a career outside […]

Bonus Clips

The Biggest Takeaways Hoteliers Need from New Book "Hospitality from Within"

The Biggest Takeaways Hoteliers Need from New Book “Hospitality from Within”

  Commentary: Big news in the hospitality space as our very own host of Say Yes to Travel, Sarah Dandashy, has a new book on the shelves, Hospitality From Within, and it’s available for pre-order today! We wanted to catch up with Sarah and find out what her inspiration for writing this book was; Sarah […]

Envy Gaming Founder Shares the Details of the OpTic Gaming Merger

  Key Points: Esports leaders merge to drive innovation in the field. Fans are excited about the merger and what’s to come. The brands look to expand beyond esports to media ventures. Commentary: The big news in the esports world is the merger of Envy Gaming and OpTic Gaming. This unification brings together two of […]

Nike Dallas FC Was Created to Help Solve the Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

Nike Dallas FC Was Created to Help Solve the Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

  Key Points: As new NIL rules trickle down to the highschool level in certain states, it poses an interesting conflict for coaches to manage players that are obtaining deals and if it will cause rifts on the team. Division 1 athletics recruits athletes from across the socioeconomic spectrum and as college athletics changes the […]

Does the AstroWorld Concert Bring in to Question How Large Scale Concerts Are Managed?

Does the AstroWorld Concert Bring in to Question How Large Scale Concerts Are Managed?

  Key Points: Event operators and venues need to double down on security. Predictive analytic technologies may be key to preventing this from happening in the future.  Tod Caflisch believes that this is a matter of controlling numbers more than anything else. Commentary: Large scale concerts are a major business with typically very refined processes, […]

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“Breaking the Pocket” Inside Warren Moon’s Unconventional Route to the NFL

Warren Moon’s play on the field is what made him an NFL legend, but his path to get there was anything but conventional. In this clip from the next episode of Game Changers with Katie Steinberg, Moon describes the situation leading up to the 1978 NFL Draft and sheds light on his decision to start […]

What Makes an NBA Sponsorship a Slam Dunk?

  If you have turned on an NBA game these past couple of seasons one thing has probably caught your eye on players jerseys in fact might have even prompted you to pull out your phone and do a quick Google search. Those patches….. team sponsors similar to what see you in Nascar and soccer […]