NBC Spartan’s MJ Acosta: Ep. 56

NBC’s Spartan Team Ultimate Challenge is back for Season 2, and so is host MJ Acosta. She shares how she got the gig and how it fits with her TWO sports anchor day jobs…in two languages! Plus more talk on her career path (including time as a Miami Dolphins cheerleader) and MJ is nice enough to indulge Mike’s obsession with Apolo Ohno.

Check out NBC’s Spartan page for more info on the show and keep up with MJ on Twitter and Instagram. Of course you can always follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on iTunes right here, in the Google Play store, or to listen on Stitcher!

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.

Nerdist and SI and CBS Sports’ Jonah Keri: Ep. 26

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Jonah Keri is on the phone! The New York Times best-selling author and former Grantland baseball columnist talks about being a free agent himself this year, how he landed so many jobs, and whether he’d give up The Simpsons if it meant getting back the Expos.

Find Jonah on Twitter, Instagram, and listen to his new podcast for Nerdist.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on iTunes right here or to download and play at my Podomatic site.

OR to listen on Stitcher!

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.

St. Joseph’s Hawks voice Matt Martucci: Ep. 25

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The play-by-play voice of St. Joe’s men’s basketball talks how he landed the gig, the secrets to waking up at 3 a.m. to hold down three broadcasting jobs, working with Joe “Bracketology” Lunardi every day, and who really has the best cheesesteak in Philly.

Find Matt on Twitter, Instagram, and listen to his calls at the St. Joe’s website.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on iTunes right here or to download and play at my Podomatic site.

OR to listen on Stitcher!

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.

College sports don’t make as much money as you think

Sure, ESPN is paying $7.3 billion for the rights to the College Football Playoff. But can you believe an athletic program like Auburn’s actually lost money last year?

Plus, watch to find out which seven public D-1 schools didn’t take a single penny from their state to fund the sports program.