Tonight in Unpacks: Self Financial will be the patch sponsor of Spurs’ new shirt, with the team also getting shares in the business.
- Nick Faldo out, Trevor Immelman for CBS golf stand
- NFLPA hires search firm to help find next executive director
- Sports betting bill moves forward in North Carolina
- US Open final down from 2021, but strong for East Coast event
Missing this morning’s Buzzcast? SBJ’s Abe Madkour discusses Nick Faldo’s plan to leave the CBS Golf Booth. Also, is it time for new facilities for the Browns and T’Wolves? And Sinclair is about to soft launch its new streaming service.
The Spurs are the last NBA team to change jersey patch sponsors, signing a multi-year deal with Austin-based Self-financing, notes SBJ’s Austin Karp. Self is a financial technology company for credit creation. As part of the deal, Spurs will acquire a stake in the company. Spurs handled the matter internally.
The team will debut the new patch on their shirts during the NBA Summer League in Vegas. Self’s logo will also be placed on Spurs training shirts, warm-up shooting shirts and football shirts. Austin Spurs of the G League. This is Self’s first sponsorship with a professional sports team.
Auto replaces Frost bank as a patch sponsor. Frost – a Spurs partner for nearly 50 years, who added the patch deal in August 2018 – will remain a team sponsor under a new multi-year deal. Last week, Frost added the naming rights for the new event plaza being built at The Rock in La Canterawhich is Spurs’ $500 million human performance campus on 45 acres that opened in November.
Only two NBA teams do not have jersey crest sponsors – the Grizzlies and Wizards.
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|bulls||Zenni Optics||Nuggets||Western Union|
|Mowers||Honey||Pistons||United Wholesale Mortgage|
|falcons||Sharecare||Rockets||Money Karma Credit|
|Heat||Kronos Ultimate Group||Spurs||Self-financing|
|Jazz||Qualtrics||Thunder||Stops on the journey of love|
|kings||Numeric keypad||Trail Blazers||StormX|
|Knicks||square space||Wolves||Will have|
Nick Faldo will retire as SCS‘s top golf analyst after the current PGA Tour season, reports SBJ John Ourand. Its last broadcast will take place on August 7 from the Wyndham Championship. Faldo, who has been on CBS golf shows for 16 years, was in the final year of his contract.
Trevor Immelman will replace Faldo next year, alongside jim nantz. Immelman has been on CBS TV shows since 2019. He signed a multi-year contract that will begin with the Open Farmers Insurance next January. Immelman served as lead analyst for golf chain and was an analyst on Turner Sports‘ “The game.”
Both Faldo and Immelman received mostly positive feedback this morning for their respective moves.
- NBC Mike Tirico: “Enjoy your retirement. Thank you for the friendship and the good times. Can’t wait to toast you @TheOpen.”
- Trey Wingo: “So happy to hear that @TrevorImmelman will be the new Senior Golf Analyst for CBS. He’s a great storyteller.”
- golf summary Priest of Evin: “Very cool to see a South African and a Masters champion being given such a big role. He’s going to crush it.”
- CBS André Catalonia: “Cheers Sir Nick! We will miss you. Congratulations on your amazing career in the stand.”
The NFLPA has begun the formal process of finding a successor to the long-serving executive director ByMaurice Smithby pressing the search company Russell Reynolds Associates to help develop a slate of candidates, sources tell SBJ Ben Fischer.
Last October, Smith was narrowly re-elected without having to face an open field of challengers, but the length of his final term has remained vague, ranging from one to five years. The hiring of Russell Reynolds now suggests union leaders expect that term to be at the shorter end of that range – although sources have stressed the timeline remains open.
The 11-member executive committee will discuss the issue at meetings today and tomorrow.
North Carolina is “making progress towards online sports betting in the final days of its 2022 legislative session,” notes the Action Network. The House Judiciary Committee 1 “Tuesday approved two bills that would allow up to 12 sports betting apps across North Carolina, where only in-person betting is currently permitted.”
The bills will need to be approved by the House Finance and Rules Committees – “due to meet tomorrow” – before a possible passage through the House. This must happen before June 30, or lawmakers “will have to try again next year.”
The committee “unanimously approved a few amendments, including removing amateur sports from the definition of eligible events.” He also “included NASCAR in a list of recipients of a fund used to attract major sporting events.”
In the last SBJ Media newsletter, John Ourand look at :
- How Sinclair price of its new streaming service
- Sinclair is continuing talks with MLB in streaming
- How Sinclair targets cord-never
- The epic beard that MLS executive Seth Bacon grew up during media rights talks
- NBC brought together an average of 5.41 million viewers for the last round of the U.S. Openwho saw Matthew Fitzpatrick beat Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler. That’s down from the 5.67 million viewers for Jon RahmLouis Oosthuizen’s one-shot victory last year, which aired in prime time from Torrey pines. However, this year is the best East Coast final at a US Open since 2013. SBJ’s Austin Karp break down the numbers.
- CHEQ has its second sports contract, as it is now the official mobile ordering and delivery partner in the stadium of the dolphins and Hard Rock Stadiumreports SBJ Brett McCormick.
- Ripped Baseball is expanding as the youth sports company adds a fourth Ripken Experience location thanks to a partnership with Elizabethtown Sports Park in Kentuckyreports SBJ Erik Bacharach.
- The scholarship for KPMG Women’s PGA Championshipstarting Thursday at Congress Country Clubis newly restored Blue coursewill be doubled to $9 million, reports SBJ Eric Prisbell.