Badder Beats 28: Matthew Berry, Alexander Rossi on Indy 500
Proving that draft day sometimes comes before Memorial Day (like Carb Day always does), Badder Beats unleashes a deep, deep roster.
It’s a P1 (as in podcast and pole position).
New York Times best-selling author Matthew Berry, host of The Fantasy Show on ESPN+, comes aboard for musings on the new synergy between the fantasy and sports betting spheres, and his gig host the first-annual American Gambling Awards on June 18 at Monmouth Park.
How did Berry make the transition from Hollywood screenwriter to the face of DFS? Within.
Does Berry have a player he absolutely won’t select out of some personal reason? Within.
How did he land his cameo on “Avengers: End Game?” Within.
#BTS rehearsal on #avengersendgame. Inside I am screaming to keep it together because standing there, listening to Anthony Russo of @Russo_Brothers it’s finally hit me this is happening. I’m about to film w/ 2 incredible icons @RobertDowneyJr@chrishemsworth -they were so awesome pic.twitter.com/EdrxNPsy3Q— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) May 17, 2019
It’s worth your time.
And just days from the 103rd Indianapolis 500, 2016 winner Alexander Rossi chimes in on knowing who’s going to be a challenger in the greatest North American auto race and his opinions on how the bookmakers rate him. He also has thoughts on non-IndyCar regulars – like Fernando Alonso – soaking up all that Midwestern buzz.
In #OddBet, Brant James rakes Ryan Butler over the bricks and Butler reciprocates with a Champions League flutter.
EPISODE 28 TIME STAMPS
1:50 – Warriors in 3 wasn’t such a bad pick after all.
3:38 – Introducing Matthew Berry.
3:54 – The Matthew Berry origin story.
7:30 – How Berry went from writing for free to becoming the Mel Kiper of fantasy football of ESPN.
9:35 – The synergy and difference between daily fantasy sports and sports betting.
13:53 – “We’re a people that likes to root for stuff.”
14:06 – How will the spread of legal sports betting affect the life or life span of fantasy sports?
16:35 – The appeals of fantasy sports and sports betting are different, says Berry.
19:35 – Do season-long fantasy, DFS and sports betting skills complement each other?
23:50 – Is there a player that Berry simply will not draft for whatever reason?
25:30 – What is Berry’s favorite fantasy league?
27:00 – Is there an Avengers fantasy league?
28:05 – Matthew Berry on his cameo in “Avengers: Endgame.”
30:49 – What if Matthew Berry was nominated for an Oscar?
32:19 – Berry on technology and the future of sports betting and fantasy.
34:35 – On Berry’s hosting style at the American Gambling Awards.
36:20 – Introducing Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner.
39:40 – How much of an Indy-cator is the Indianapolis Grand Prix for the rest of May?
40:45 – On motoring around after being taken out of contention early.
42:40 – When does a driver know if he will be competitive in the Indy 500?
43:30 – And when can you realistically size up the competition in the Indy 500?
44:25 – Alexander Rossi on appreciating an Indy 500 victory, especially while still racing.
45:35 – Do full-time IndyCar drivers get annoyed when out-of-series drivers suck up their Indy 500 oxygen?
Whoever you are in the #indianapolis area that came up with the super original idea of stealing people’s packages...I’d make sure there aren’t cameras next time. @IMPDnews@DCJBarkerpic.twitter.com/vooqgDDQ2d— Alexander Rossi (@AlexanderRossi) April 29, 2019
47:50 – Alexander Rossi on sports betting in general and on IndyCar in particular.
49:50 – Alexander Rossi assesses his odds on winning the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
52:03 – #OddBet
Where You Can Find Ep. 28 of Badder Beats on Social Media
Brant James on Twitter.
Ryan Butler on Twitter.
Matthew Berry on Twitter.
Alexander Rossi on Twitter.