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Bob Wallace launches sports podcast After the Buzzer

September 18, 2018

Bob Wallace
Bob Wallace

Bob Wallace, the chair of Thompson Coburn’s sports law group, has launched a podcast focused on sports law and business issues. After the Buzzer aims to provide smart, probative discussions about issues that impact sports or that sports impacts. 

“We hope to discuss topics and issues beyond the score, beyond the winners and losers, beyond who gets hired and fired,” said Bob. “I want to talk about the how’s, the why’s, the when’s, and the because’s.”

How to listen: After the Buzzer is available on iTunes and Stitcher. To receive email updates when new episodes are posted, visit our subscription center and sign up for “Sports Law” updates. The audio for each episode is also posted to our website.

In Bob’s first episodes, he talks to two former attorneys who now serve as executives of major sports organizations. 

  • Josh Whitman, the Director of Athletics for the University of Illinois, talked about why he pursued a law degree after his NFL career and why it’s such a strong resource to draw from as an athletic director of a Power Five university. 

  • Mike Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Miami Dolphins, looked back at his time under Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells and talked about his approach to consensus decision-making in an NFL front office.  

Bob, who has spent more than 35 years in the national sports and business arenas, said he was inspired to launch the podcast after thinking back on all the great people he’s met in the sporting world.

“There are so many smart, interesting, thoughtful people involved with pro sports and college athletics,” he said. “In talking with them, I’ve often thought to myself, ‘I wish I could share this conversation with other people!’ This podcast, After the Buzzer, is my attempt to do that.”

About Bob Wallace
Before coming to Thompson Coburn, Bob served as general counsel and executive vice president of the St. Louis Rams. Before that, he worked in the front offices of the Philadelphia Eagles and the St. Louis Football Cardinals.

Bob now represents teams, prospective buyers of sports teams, companies interested in sports marketing and civic and government entities facing team relocation or facility issues. He also represents coaches, college administrators, and professional executives in addition to serving as an arbitrator and mediator in sports and other commercial disputes.