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BWB is The Outside Game

2019 Speakers

2019 Speakers

Pacman Jones
Pacman Jones

NFL All-Pro

Robin Lehner
Robin Lehner

Chicago Blackhawks

Dr. Heather Berlin
Dr. Heather Berlin

Neuroscientist & Host

Keith Bulluck
Keith Bulluck

NFL Great

Joanna Lohman
Joanna Lohman

Washington Spirit (Ret.)

Jonathan Casillas
Jonathan Casillas


Jessica Berman
Jessica Berman

Deputy Commissioner, NLL

Erin Ashley Simon
Erin Ashley Simon

Host, Cheddar eSports

Shaina Wiel
Shaina Wiel

Minorities in Sports Biz

Ben Osborne
Ben Osborne

Editor-In-Chief, Bleacher Report

Jeff Eisenband
Jeff Eisenband

Journalist & Commentator

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2009 – 2018


Founded in 2009, BWB is a series of social sports and new media gatherings featuring speakers and panelists specifically focused on sports fans, writers, sites, teams, athletes and companies, and their ability to maximize new media outlets for promotion and advancement. BWB events have included participation and attendance from not only a wide spectrum of sport-specific websites of all sizes, but also representatives from newspapers, television and radio, and several of the most recognized national public relations, marketing and advertising firms.


As the industry and world continue to evolve, so have we. As we mark the 10th anniversary of our initial, first-of-its kind gathering of 300+ industry leaders in the basement of a bar in NYC, BWB kicked off 2019 under a new umbrella, “The Outside Game.”

2019 & Beyond


The Outside Game was built to provide avenues that amplify conversation between among athletes, creators, media, business, and marketers in an unfiltered and unbiased manner, just as BWB has for the past decade.


Unlike existing platforms and events, The Outside Game gives athletes and contributors a real opportunity to address issues not exclusive to sport, and with a genuine voice and point of view rather than through the lens of corporate PR avenues.


The Outside Game is about showcasing its creativity and diverse perspectives, not being an echo chamber. You can’t have a unique voice if you are parroting the masses or hindered by professional, political, or financial restrictions.


It’s about finding and showcasing modern thought leaders who are driving the conversations around sports, society, & media.
Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Keith Bulluck
Keith Bulluck

3x NFL All-Pro; Entrepreneur

Kyle Bunch
Kyle Bunch

TOG Co-Founder; Managing Director, R/GA Ventures

Tyler Brosious
Tyler Brosious

Content Marketing Specialist, CT Suns (WNBA) & NE Black Wolves (NLL)

Jeff Eisenband
Jeff Eisenband

Reporter, Host, Analyst

Joe Favorito
Joe Favorito

Strategic Communications Professional


Radio Host

Diana Klochkova
Diana Klochkova

Digital Strategy Consultant

Phaidra Knight
Phaidra Knight

International Rugby Hall of Famer; Advocate

Chris Lucas
Chris Lucas

TOG Co-Founder, Founder Ompractice

Amani Martin
Amani Martin

Director, Producer

Greg Mescall
Greg Mescall

Communications Director, USA Water Polo; Broadcaster

Don Povia
Don Povia

TOG Co-Founder; Founder Transition Sports + Entertainment

Erin Ashley Simon
Erin Ashley Simon

Host, Cheddar Esports

Shaina Wiel
Shaina Wiel

Founder, Minorities in Sports Business

Lang Whitaker
Lang Whitaker

GM, Grizz Gaming; Author

Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams

Director of Global Communications, Fanatics

Pete Vlastelica
Pete Vlastelica

President & CEO, Activision Blizzard Esports

Cyd Zeigler
Cyd Zeigler

Owner, Outsports

Past Speakers

Past Speakers

Our diverse group speakers represents a cross section of individuals and companies who have shaped today’s media landscape in sports.  From athletes to teams to agency reps to new and old media members alike, we have provided a level-playing field and encouraged the democratization of sports communications and influence.

A.J. DaulerioDeadspin

Aaron Harison, Washington Free Beacon

Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders

Adam BestFanSided

Adam Kempenaar, Chicago Blackhawks

Alana NguyenYardbarker

Amanda Rykoff, espnW

Amy Guth, WGN

Amy K. Nelson, SB Nation

Andrea Hangst, Bleacher Report

Andrew Garda, Bleacher Report/FootballGuys.com

Andrew Nicholson, Sacramento Kings

Andy EllwoodGowalla

Anita Marks, NBC Sports Radio, WFAN

Anthony DeRosaReuters

Arash Markazi, ESPN LA

Barry Petchesky, Deadspin

Ben Osborne, SLAM

Benjie Levy, COO, The Score

Bernie Kim, Fox NFL Sunday

Bethlehem Shoals, FreeDarko.com, The Sporting Blog

Bill McCandless, VP of Video Programming & Production, Bleacher Report

Bill Squadron, Bloomberg Sports

Bomani JonesBomaniJones.com

Brad Boron, Chicago White Sox

Brandon Williams, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Brian Bassett, The Jets Blog

Brian Cook, mgoblog

Brian ReichEdelman

Brooke Weisbrod, ESPN, Big Ten Network

Chad Mumm, Executive Director, Vox Studios

Chris Kluwe, NFL

Chris Lucas, HHR, BWB

Chris Russo, Big Lead Sports

Chris ThormanSB Nation

Christen Press, USWNT

Christopher J. Russo, Fantasy Sports Ventures

Cyd Zeigler, Outsports

Dan “Big Cat” Katz, Barstool

Dan Kelly, CEO, Bleacher Report

Dan Levy, On the DL Podcast

Dan Rubenstein, SB Nation

Dan ShanoffQuickish

Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog

Darren RovellCNBC

Dave Lozo, NHL.com

Dave NemetzBleacher Report

David JacobyESPN, Sports Guy Podcast

David Kaplan, Comcast SportsNet Chicago

DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA

Devin Gordon, GQ

Diana Klochkova, Rebel Ventures

Dionne Miller, ABC 7

DJ GalloSports Pickle

Dom ConsentinoDeadspin

Don Povia, TSE, BWB

Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Shutdown Corner

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoiU. of Minnesota

Dylan MacNamara, Bleacher Report

Eddie Maisonet III, The Sports Fan Journal

Elliotte Friedman, CBC/Hockey Night in Canada

Emma CarmichaelDeadspin

Enrico CampitelliThe 700 Level

Eric Edholm, Yahoo!

Eric KayCBS

Eric Winston, NFL

Erik Malinowski, Deadspin

Frank Schwab, Yahoo!

Gary So Pepsi MAX Brand Manager

Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia

George AtallahNFLPA

Greg Cosell, NFL Films / ESPN NFL Matchup

Greg Howard, Deadspin

Greg Wyshynski, Editor, Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy

Hemal Jhaveri, USA Today

Ian OreficeSI.com

Ian SchaferDeep Focus

Ian SohnOgilvy

Ives Galarcep, Soccer by Ives

Jack DickeyDeadspin

Jaime Hamel, The S3 Agency/The Sports Hernia

Jaime Mottram, USA Today

Jalen RoseESPN, NBA

Jamie MottramYahoo!

Jane McManusESPN NY

Jarret Myer, Co-Founder, Uproxx Media

Jason Kirk, SB Nation

Jason McIntyreThe Big Lead

Jay Busbee, Yahoo!

JE SkeetsThe Basketball Jones

Jeff Griffing, VP of Ad Sales for the Sports Illustrated Group

Jeff Pearlman, Author, SI.com Columnist

Jeff PyattReal Clear Sports

Jemele HillESPN

Jim Bankoff, SB Nation

Jim CookeDeadspin

Jim CorelisSTATS, LLC

Jim DeLorenzo, Octagon

Jimmy TrainaSI.com

Joe FavoritoKnickerbocker PR

Joe Fortenbaugh, National Football Post

John KaralisRedsArmy.com

John NessNBC Local

John Thornton, NFL, Octagon

Jon Greenberg, ESPN Chicago

Jonah KeriGrantland

Jonathan Savage, The Score

Josh ElliottGood Morning America

Josh Zerkle, Bleacher Report

JR Jackson, JR Sport Brief

Julia Roy, JuliaRoy.com

Julie DiCaro, 670 The Score

Justin Bassett, Sports redditor

Justin Bourne, The Score

Justin Tuck, Giants

Kathleen Hessert, President, Sports Media Challenge

Keith Bulluck, NFL, TSE

Keith Clinkscales, President of Shadow Mediaworks

Keith Rivers, New York Giants

Kelsey McManus, Sports Media Challenge

Ken Fang, Fang’s Bites

Ken FuchsVP, SI Digital

Kevin Blackistone, ESPN

Kevin Draper, Deadspin

Kevin Kaduk, Yahoo!

King KaufmanBleacher Report

Kyle Bunch, R/GA, BWB

Lang Whitaker, SLAM/GQ/The Classical

Larry Brown, Larry Brown Sports

Laurence Holmes, 670 The Score

Liz Mullen, Sports Business Journal

Luke O’BrienDeadspin

Maggie Hendricks, USA Today

Mark Pesavento, VP of Content, USA Today Sports Media Group

Matt OstenThe Basketball Jones

Matt SebekJoeSportsFan.com

Matt Ufford, SB Nation

Matt Ufford, WithLeather.com

Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com

Maurice Peebles, Complex

Megan HueterWomen Talk Sports

Melissa Proctor, Atlanta Hawks

Micah BaldwinLijit, LearntoDuck.com

Michael CalderonBig Ten Network

Michael HallNESN

Michael RandRandBall (Star Tribune)

Michael Schottey, Bleacher Report, Football Insiders

Michael Smith, Co-host of ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie

Michael Tillery, The Starting Five

Michael Tunison, KissingSuzyKolber.com

Michele SteeleBloomberg

Mike Cole, reddit

Mike Dolan, Athletes Quarterly

Mike GermanoPresident, Carrot Creative

Mike KellyVan Heusen

Mike Tanier, Sports on Earth

Mitch GermannVP Communications, Sacramento Kings

Molly Knight, ESPN the Magazine

Nat Berman, Uncoached

Patrick Allen, Fansided

Patrick WixtedNew Media Strategies

Paul FichtenbaumManaging Editor, SI.com

Pete Vlastelica, Yardbarker; Fox Sports

PFT Commenter, Barstool

Phil Van der VossenGunaxin Sports

Quinn Peterson, SLAM

Rich GallagherTaylor

Richard DeitschSI

Richard TingR/GA

Rick LieblingCoyne

Rob KingEditor-in-Chief, ESPN.com

Robert Klemko, MMQB

Robert LittalBlack Sports Online

Ron Glover, The Starting Five

Ron WechslerVP Series Production and Development, ESPN

Ryan Duffy, VICE Sports

Ryan Glasspiegel, The Big Lead

Ryan Glasspiegel, The Big Lead

Ryan Riddle, Bleacher Report

Sarah BraeschBlogHer, Social Media Consultant

Sarah Spain, ESPN

Scoop Jackson, ESPN

Scott ReifertChicago White Sox

Scott Warfield, NASCAR

Shana Renee Stephenson, All Sports Everything

Shawn Smith, XAM Sports

Spencer HallEDSBS

Stephanie Stradley, Texans Blogger, Houston Chronicle

Steve Smith, St. Louis Rams

Takeru Kobayashi

Tas MelasThe Basketball Jones

Tim Ryan, The Sports Hernia

Tim Shaw, Tennessee Titans

Tina CervasioMSG

TK GoreCSN Chicago

Todd LippincottWhoDeyRevolution.com

Tom FantNBA Offseason / Tumblr Sports

Tom Haberstroh , ESPN Insider

Tom ScoccaDeadspin

Tommy CraggsDeadspin

Trei Brundrett, SB Nation

Trey KerbyThe Basketball Jones

Ty Ahmad-TaylorFanFeedr

Tyler Tumminia, Senior Vice President, Goldklang Group

Valli HilaireThe Fast And The Fabulous

Vinsanthe Shiancoe, NFL

Wes Davis, MVP Index

Will BrinsonCBSSports.com

Yussuf Khan, The Shadow League

Zach Harper, CBS Sports

Zack Smith, Taylor

Surprise Cameos

Surprise Cameos

Past Events

Past Events