Episode 37: Owning It

This week Dave and Steel are joined once again by Dave’s old neighbor Matt Brown. Together the trio discusses Matt’s vinyl collection, the best and worst American sports teams owners in recent memory, give their recommendations for book of the year, play great music by Pavement, Jonathan Candido, Andrew W.K., The Baseball Project, and Barrett Strong, and share book wisdom from Don DeLillo’s first novel, Americana.

Links

Recommended Record Labels

OTC Sport Team Owners

BASEBALL

BAD

GOOD

  • Bill Veeck, the best owner of all time. Just watch the first 2 minutes of this if you need proof:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6pUm5SHfMA

FOOTBALL

BAD

GOOD

BASKETBALL

BAD

  • Donald Sterling [LA Clippers]. This guy’s whole life. Holy crap.

GOOD

  • Steve Ballmer [LA Clippers]. Amazing everything. THIS COMPANY YAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS!
  • Jim Dolan [NY Knicks]. Amazing musician, bizarre friendship with Isiah Thomas
  • Mikhail Prokhorov [Brooklyn Nets]. Just read this. Yikes.
  • Ozzie and Daniel Silna [Spirits of St. Louis]. These brothers and former ABA team owners worked out a deal guaranteeing them a fixed share of TV money in perpetuity for giving up their team. Best legal deal of all time?

Books of the Year

Unchained Melodies: Sports Owner Theme Songs

Book Wisdom

This week’s passage came from Don DeLillo’s 1971 debut novel, Americana.

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