‘Marchand and Ourand Podcast’ Episode 102: College football changes and NFL’s ratings beef

Changes to the college football television landscape is the top topic on this week’s show, with hosts Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discussing the new Big Ten deals that take effect this season on CBS, Fox and NBC.

The co-hosts discuss everything from the analysts that will be used on these games to Peacock’s role in streaming games.

Andrew Marchand, John Ourand, Mark Ingram II
Andrew Marchand (l), Mark Ingram II (c) and John Ourand (r).

Marchand and Ourand then turn their attention to the free-agency frenzy that had Stephen A. Smith’s “First Take” show compete with Skip Bayless’ “Undisputed.”

The TV networks’ ratings dispute with the NFL, Nielsen and Amazon is one of the biggest topics in sports media today, and Marchand and Ourand talk about why the TV networks are so publicly at odds over Nielsen’s plan to incorporate first-party data from Amazon into its “Thursday Night Football” ratings report.

The hosts then turn their attention to Warner Bros. Discovery Sports’ plan to get out of the regional sports network business.

As always, Marchand and Ourand offer their picks on Who’s Up and Who’s Down for the week.

This week, those picks include Patrick Crumb, Kevin Connors, Rob Manfred and Tony Romo.

The hosts debut a new segment this week: the MandO Mailbag.


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