2019 Shortlist


Entrant Company: Yahoo Sports, Complex Media

  • Best Use of Culture, Music, or Entertainment

How does entry represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

We set out to create a show that represented a change in the way we consume sports content and make it more digestible for a younger demographic. We didn’t want to do just a “live show”, or just a “social show”, so we did both. This show was the first of its kind, pulling back the curtain on what really happens on the field, in the locker room and the front office from an outspoken ex-Pro Bowler.

It also added the entertainment and pop culture aspect that has become an essential part of sports and its top-tier athletes. Guests spanned all disciplines; Music: The Dream, Action Bronson, Big Boi, Jay Rock; Actors/Comedians: Matt Walsh, Adam Pally, Amanda Seales, Josh Duhamel; Influencers: Itbihaj Muhammed, The Fat Jewish, DC Youngfly; Athletes: DeAndre Jordan, Chad Johnson, Deontay Wilder, Von Miller, April Ross, Travis Kelce.


  • Tanya Hubbard ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Nick Edmonds ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Chris Whittaker ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Tim McArdle ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Gabe Griggs ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Sean Keegan ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Brad Kreisberg ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Liz Loza ‐ Yahoo Sports
  • Adam Caparell ‐ Complex
  • Nasceas Timms ‐ Complex
  • Josiah Johnson ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Justin Killion ‐ Complex
  • Ryan Dornbusch ‐ Yahoo Sports
  • Sarah Crennen ‐ Yahoo Sports
  • Brian Caruso ‐ Yahoo Sports
  • Dennis Denobile ‐ Complex
  • Robert Lifton ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Ben Lyons ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • James Davis ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex
  • Martellus Bennett ‐ Yahoo Sports/Complex