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The Playbook

Hosted by Dave Meltzer, The Playbook features sports icons who are using their post-athletic careers to enter the world of entrepreneurship.

Episodes

Episode 26: Thriving Off Chaos with Barstool Sports and Dave Portnoy

Dave Portnoy, President of Barstool Sports and the leader of the Stoolie Army, joins David Meltzer to discuss engaging fans and staying true to your message.

Episode 25: Entrepreneurial Innovation with DJ Skee

World-renowned DJ and Vikings fan, DJ Skee shares with host David Meltzer about his humble beginnings in his high school recording booth to making it big time. DJ Skee and David cover a wide variety...

Episode 24: Making the Transition with Ryan McNeil

Two-time college national champion and former NFL player, Ryan McNeil, joins host David Meltzter to speak about his transition from the NFL to entrepreneurship and finding his passion. He talks about...

Episode 22: Growing Globally with Tony Hawk

Skateboarding and video game legend Tony Hawk joins host David Meltzer for a discussion about finding your own path to success and having a global impact on the world of skateboarding.

Episode 21: Playing the Investment Game with Deuce McAllister

Perennial New Orleans Saint running back Deuce McAllister joins host David Meltzer to talk about navigating the field of investing, the high and the lows of business, and having a strong desire to gi...

Episode 18: Producing legends with David Dinkins Jr.

Television producer who has produced many fights shown on pay per view, produced the Olympics, as well as events on ABC, ESPN, CBS, and Fox. He is a two-time emmy award winner as well.

Episode 17: Leading the Olympic Club with Dan Dillon

Dan Dillon is the current president of the Olympic Club and discusses leadership and what it took for me to want to be more.

Episode 16: Battling Ego with Shawn Green

One of the better home run hitters in MLB history, Shawn Green, talks about the mindset changes that helped him to excel after being benched as a young Major Leaguer. Shawn and host David Meltzer sha...

Episode 15: Emmy Winner on Going the Extra Mile Jenn Brown

Two-Time Emmy Award winning sportscaster Jenn Brown joins The Playbook to share how she went from a walk-on to team captain and translated those skills to the entertainment business. Jenn and host Da...

Episode 14: Being a Football Ninja with Akbar Gbaja Biamila

Former NFL player turned TV host, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, discusses his relentless pursuit of success on and off the field and the different ways he approaches obstacles in his path. Akbar and host Davi...

Episode 13: Throwing It Down with Bernard King

Hall of Fame NBA forward Bernard King sits down to share some of the practice strategies that made him one of the greatest scorers of all time. Listen to him share his comeback story after a devastat...

Episode 12: In The Game with Tommy Tallarico - Go inside the mind of the man responsible for your favorite video game soundtracks.

Video game composer Tommy Tallarico joins the Playbook to share insights from his career in music and gaming. Tommy and Dave Meltzer discuss the impetus behind the creation of the award-winning conce...

Episode 11: Breaking Records with Kaitlin Sandeno - Dive in with an Olympian to learn what it takes to win gold

U.S. Olympic Swimmer and gold medalist Kaitlin Sandeno drops by to discuss the traits and habits necessary to compete in sports at the highest level. Kaitlin and Dave Meltzer talk about the roles the...

Episode 10: Manifesting Greatness with Apolo Ohno

Can you use your platform as an athlete to catapult yourself to great success off the field? Apolo Ohno has been able to utilize the skills that made him an Olympic Champion to find happiness and ach...

Episode 9: Action Sports Star and Pro Skateboarder Greg Lutzka On What It Takes to Be Successful

One of the top skateboard entrepreneurs in Southern California, Greg Lutzka, discusses the ins-and-outs of the extreme sports business with Dave Meltzer. The two discuss the relationship between focu...

Episode 8: Clutch Performance with Jim Leyritz

Learn how one simple interaction as a kid inspired two-time World Series Champion Jim Leyritz to become a catcher. Yankee Legend Jim Leyritz and Dave Meltzer discuss how illuminating the mistakes in...

Episode 7: Sacking Life with Former NFL Linebacker Shawne Merriman

Former NFL Rookie of The Year turned apparel entrepreneur Shawne Merriman shares the trials and tribulations of building a standout brand while giving back to the community he came from and battling...

Episode 6: Tackling Quarterbacks and Entrepreneurship with Titan Derrick Morgan

One of the best pass rushers in the NFL today chats with Dave Meltzer about the importance of supporting the next generation of minority entrepreneurs. The two bond over their belief in “doing things...

Episode 5: The Life of One of The Country's Greatest Sports Physicians With Dr. David Chao

The youngest-ever NFL team physician, Dr. David Chao shares the situational knowledge he has acquired through decades as an orthopaedic surgeon and media figure. Gain an understanding about how both D...

Episode 4: NFL Hall Of Famer Andre Reed on What Its Like to Play On The Greatest NFL Teams in History

There aren’t many Hall of Famers who make the NFL by accident, but Andre Reed shares how he took advantage of the opportunities he was presented with as a young man. Andre and Dave Meltzer delve into...

Episode 3: Handling Success with Jordan Palmer

Former NFL quarterback and entrepreneur Jordan Palmer discusses the lessons that he and his brother learned from his father, including how to balance family life and business. Jordan and host Dave Mel...

Episode 2: Learn how the world's most famous sports agent changed sports business forever

Two of the sports world’s biggest agents combine forces again for a great podcast on entrepreneurship in sports. Dave Meltzer’s former boss and the “real” Jerry Maguire, Leigh Steinberg, talks about h...