Episodes

Basketball Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Investing

Baron Davis — NBA All-Star on Power of Athletes Owning Their Own Media Brands

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis joins The Game Plan to discuss his success both on and off the court, including his development as an investor long before it became in vogue to see athletes playing that role.

Investing Football Venture Capital

Cliff Avril - Building a Winning Team Around You As Both a Pass Rusher and Private Equity Investor

This week's episode of The Game Plan features Cliff Avril, Super Bowl XLVIII Champion with the Seattle Seahawks. Cliff Avril is a 10-year NFL vet and is best known for his role as a Defensive End on the "Legion of Boom". During his football career, Cliff was also recognized as a nominee of both the Walter Payton Man of the Year award and Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. In this episode, Cliff talks about what it was like transitioning from his rookie year as part of one of the worst team seasons in NFL history (0-16 Detroit Lions) to later in his career when he joined an experienced Seahawks' locker room led by Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, and Michael Bennett. Off the field, Cliff is busy with the Cliff Avril Family Foundation which focuses primarily on bringing attention to the risks associated with juvenile diabetes, as well as providing educational opportunities and housing in his native country of Haiti. In addition to his philanthropic efforts, Cliff discusses his interest in media and what it means to provide an athlete's perspective behind the microphone for Seattle sports talk radio. Make sure to follow Cliff on Twitter and Instagram for even more regular updates on everything he's up to. Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital. Follow The Game Plan on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news & updates, to recommend guests, & for bonus content!

Entrepreneurship Olympics Hockey

Angela Ruggiero — 4X Hockey Olympian on Lack of Independent Research in Entertainment Industry

Jay and Tim welcome their first Hall of Fame inductee to The Game Plan as Olympic Gold Medalist and Sports Innovation Lab Co-Founder Angela Ruggiero joins the show to share her relentless passion for sports and innovation.

Basketball Investing Venture Capital

Spencer Hawes — Evolving NBA Playing Styles While Learning VC Investing Playbook

NBA journeyman and proud Seattleite Spencer Hawes joins The Game Plan to discuss his interests on and off the basketball court, and life today as he contemplates retirement during the uncertainty of a global pandemic.

Soccer Olympics Entrepreneurship

Meghan Klingenberg — World Cup Winner on Speaking Truth to Power & Re-imagining the "Lifestyle" Brand

FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Meghan Klingenberg joins The Game Plan to share her experience as a key member of the electric 2015 US Women's National Team, and how bonds made on the pitch led to the founding of an apparel and lifestyle brand built to challenge the status quo.

Investing Basketball

Detlef Schrempf — Seattle Supersonic Legend on Finding Success in VC & Wealth Management

16-year NBA veteran, cult favorite, and former Seattle Supersonic Detlef Schrempf joins The Game Plan to discuss life after basketball and his role leading Business Development at Coldstream Wealth Management.

Entrepreneurship Soccer

Heather Mitts — Empowering the Next-Gen of Soccer Stars as a 3x-Olympic Gold Medalist

3-time Olympic gold medalist and former member of the US Women's National Team Heather Mitts joins The Game Plan to cover everything from what it takes to have the heart of a champion to the transition of life after professional soccer.

Entrepreneurship Football

Will Blackmon — The NFL Wine Guy's Journey from Super Bowl Winning Safety to Sommelier

This special weekend addition pod comes on the heels of our guest's official launch of his latest business endeavor, The Wine MVP.

Investing Basketball

Trevor Booker — NBA Veteran's Reflections on Retirement Day and his Next Career as an Investor

NBA veteran and Clemson alum Trevor Booker joins The Game Plan to share his perspective on investing, and the importance of surrounding yourself with a team you can count on.

Entrepreneurship Football

Mark Schlereth — NFL's Renaissance Man on Sacrifice & Building an Enduring Culture in Business

Just in time for the NFL draft, 12-year NFL veteran and TV football analyst, Mark Schlereth, joins The Game Plan from Denver, CO to discuss everything from why the NFL Combine is flawed, to the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur and investor.

Investing Entrepreneurship Basketball

Langston Galloway — NBA's Custom Sneaker King on Turning Passion into a Business

Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway joins The Game Plan to discuss how his passion for sneakers has helped him make his own mark on the game.

Entrepreneurship Baseball

Shawn Green - Pitching to VCs and Swinging for the Fences with Greenfly

The Game Plan welcomes its first Major League Baseball veteran; Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award winner and Chairman & Co-Founder of Greenfly, Shawn Green.

Investing Soccer

Gaizka Mendieta — Restaurant Investing during Coronavirus, and Journey from Int'l Soccer Star to Club DJ

The Game Plan welcomes its first international guest! a 17-year football icon and La Liga legend, Gaizka Mendieta, to talk about life after football and the challenges his businesses are experiencing in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

Entrepreneurship Football

Justin Forsett — Managing an Ethical Brand with Integrity During the COVID-19 Crisis

Nine-year NFL veteran and Pro Bowl Running back, Justin Forsett, joins us on The Game Plan to discuss why he believes all the CPG brands price gouging during the coronavirus crisis are destroying their long term brand equity for short term gain, and why his brand, Hustle Clean, has a very different approach to generating strong customer LTV.

Investing Entrepreneurship Football

Matt Stover — Unseen Side of Philanthropy and Building Businesses after 20 Years in the NFL

TWENTY-year NFL veteran Matt Stover joins The Game Plan to share the story of his transition from two-time Super Bowl Champion to empowering athletes, entertainers, and other philanthropists to easily set up and administer their own charitable organizations.

Investing Football

Derrick Morgan — Impact Investing, Opportunity Zones, and Finding New Purpose after Football

Nine-year NFL veteran Derrick Morgan joins The Game Plan to share with us the impact investing he is doing in his hometown of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, his NFL home of Nashville, Tennessee, and other metro areas throughout the US.

Football Entrepreneurship

Matt Flanagan — Undrafted Careers and Making the Most of Every Opportunity

This episode of The Game Plan features 24-year-old Matt Flanagan, a second-year tight end in the NFL, who is keen on commercializing medical technologies when his football career comes to an end. Flanagan went undrafted in 2018 but signed with the Washington Redskins where he played alongside great tight ends like Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed.

Entrepreneurship Soccer

Patrick Ianni — Mental Health Awareness and Changing the Culture in Youth Sports

Patrick founded Ianni Training after a playing career that spanned 9 years in MLS, the Olympics in Bejing, and being an All-American at UCLA. Through his journey of mindfulness and self-discovery, Pat realized a massive culture change is needed in youth soccer that focuses on the whole athlete: mind, body, and spirit.